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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:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    03-07-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.
  2. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    04-07-2018
    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.
  3. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: Activating Change
    Date:
    04-07-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in or book
    Event description:
    The Wolfenden Report (1957) provided a catalyst for campaigns supporting homosexual rights. In 1958 the Homosexual Law Reform Society was established. In the following years other groups formed, including the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and the Gay Liberation Front. Explore material from the LMA collections and discover more about people made change happen.
  4. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    05-07-2018
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Come along to the Library every Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am for fun songs and musical activities. Perfect for little ones aged all the way from 0 to 4 years. Afterwards there is a Stay 'n' Play session with soft toys and puzzles, from 11:00am to 11:30am.
  5. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    05-07-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    10-07-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free, no booking required
    Event description:
    Do you want more confidence speaking English? Join us every Tuesday to improve your English.
  7. Title:
    The Staff of the NHS
    Date:
    10-07-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The NHS was formed 70 years ago in 1948. This afternoon's special event provides insights into the people who have provided caring services over the years, based on fascinating archive records held at LMA.
  8. Title:
    150 Years of St Pancras Station
    Date:
    11-07-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : Meet: outside National Rail Ticket Office on ground floor concourse, St Pancras Station
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    In its 150th Anniversary year a walk exploring the stunning Victorian design and engineering of this famous station and its neo-Gothic hotel*. Also the history and impact of railways in the 19th century; the 20th century campaign to preserve the station from demolition; and its triumphant modern rebirth as the new London terminal for Eurostar and High Speed One. *interior of the hotel is not included on this tour. Led by Mike Moran, City Highlights
  9. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    11-07-2018
    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.
  10. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    11-07-2018
    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’t's that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  11. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    11-07-2018
    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 archive material relating to the title is provided. July's read is Elif Shafat's Honour.
  12. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    12-07-2018
    Location:
    Artizan Street Library and Community Centre
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Admission free
    Event description:
    Come along to the Library every Thursday from 10:30am to 11:00am for fun songs and musical activities. Perfect for little ones aged all the way from 0 to 4 years. Afterwards there is a Stay 'n' Play session with soft toys and puzzles, from 11:00am to 11:30am.
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