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Find out about events; art and exhibitions; children’s activities and family fun; community and special events; walks and tours taking place in the City of London. Also its green spaces, libraries and at the London Metropolitan Archives.

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  1. Title:
    Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
    Date:
    11-12-2017 - 16-05-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
    Event description:
    Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of LMA to trace the impact of these punishments on convict lives.
  2. Title:
    Walk: Birds of the Heath
    Date:
    01-04-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Burgh House
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn all about the birds of Hampstead Heath on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.
  3. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    03-04-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  4. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Walking for Health national scheme run with The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders.
  5. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    This practical session aims to help you to handle archival items in the most appropriate way. As well as demonstrating how to handle various archival formats, a conservator will also explain the dos and don'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  6. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    04-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet at LMA
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Discover fascinating LGBTQ+ history from court trials to nightclubs and cross-dressing 18th century actresses to community centres. Meet at LMA. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
  7. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    05-04-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Children's Library
    Time:
    10:45 AM - 11:15 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free, but booking essential
    Event description:
    Dads - bring your toddler along to our special ‘dads-only’ rhymetime.
  8. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    07-04-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  9. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    10-04-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Outside Parliament Hill Staff Yard
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Explore the Heath and observe its beautiful range of avian wildlife with the Marylebone Bird Watching Society.
  10. Title:
    'Neighbours in her look malicious signs did see'
    Date:
    10-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    In this talk Jasmine Losasso will describe the various ways that witches appeared in pamphlets and woodcuts in the 17th century. Focusing on their physical appearance she will explore stereotypes around gender, age and sexuality.
  11. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    11-04-2018
    Location:
    West Ham Park : meet at the Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Walking for Health national scheme run with The Ramblers and Macmillan Cancer Support. Led by trained volunteer Walk Leaders.
  12. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11-04-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We meet monthly to explore a range of London writing, with a remit covering fiction and non-fiction for all periods in London history. A display of archival material relating to the title is provided. April's read is Tracy Chevalier's Falling Angels.
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