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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:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Pardons and Disregards
    Date:
    07/03/2018 - 07/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Justin Bengry, lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London will open up the debate around pardons and disregards for those charged and sentenced for homosexual acts in the past. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories.
  2. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08/03/2018 - 08/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  3. Title:
    Courage and Conviction in Conversation. Exploring the Tavistock and Portman Archives at LMA
    Date:
    09/03/2018 - 09/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential (Lunch included)
    Event description:
    Discover the unique role played by the Tavistock and Portman Clinics in advancing psychotherapy and developmental theory through records dating back nearly a century. This project, undertaken by London Metropolitan Archives and funded by the Wellcome Trust, provides fascinating insights into the clinics’ work and the evolving mental health landscape of the 20th century.
  4. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  5. Title:
    Taking Shelter
    Date:
    13/03/2018 - 13/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    This talk explores the ways in which Londoners took shelter from air raids during WWII. Anderson, Morrison, Stanton and communal street shelters were used alongside the Underground, basements, underpasses and tunnels. Discover more about the LMA building’s role as an air raid shelter throughout the war years.
  6. Title:
    Wonderful Woolwich?
    Date:
    14/03/2018 - 14/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside Woolwich Arsenal national rail station, Woolwich New Road (DLR exit nearby)
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A circular route for both newcomers and those returning to Woolwich after many years. Appreciate its history and development close up and see first hand the forgotten 'Arsenal', neglected Thameside and faded shopping centre. Spy too its more recent reimagination and regeneration - new pubs, hotels, Crossrail and plans to become the 'New Southbank'!
  7. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    14/03/2018 - 14/03/2018
    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. March's read is Neil Gaiman's Neverwhere.
  8. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    15/03/2018 - 15/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Meet members of the Conservation team and find out about the essential work which preserves our records for future generations.
  9. Title:
    LMA Careers Day 2018
    Date:
    16/03/2018 - 16/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    By hearing from specialists across departments, as they discuss their work and their (sometimes unusual) route into the sector, you will have the opportunity to learn about the exciting work happening behind the scenes, explore the latest developments in the archive world and find out what the future looks like for archives and their staff.
  10. Title:
    The 5th Annual Retired Caribbean Nurses Gathering!
    Date:
    17/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    £25 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Celebrate the contributions of retired Caribbean nurses who served in the NHS from 1949 onward. A day of oral traditions: poetry, storytelling and song. Guest speakers and entertainment by some of the finest artists associated with Black Women in the Arts. Stalls, raffle and much more...
  11. Title:
    Writing the Self: Autobiography and LGBTQ+ Lives
    Date:
    17/03/2018 - 17/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 - booking essential
    Event description:
    Clare Summerskill will be leading this exciting creative writing workshop which explores autobiography. The focus will be on stories from Lesbian, Gay, Bi, Trans and Queer people. A range of creative writing styles will be explored including the short story, radio and theatre scripts and developing oral histories. See ‘Writing and Presenting LGBTQ+ History’ 10 February.
  12. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21/03/2018 - 21/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
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