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  1. Title:
    Open House 2018: Discover the World of the Archive
    Date:
    22-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 05:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    SPECIAL TOURS - find out about the fascinating work in digitisation, conservation and printing which preserves our shared history for the future. Please visit Eventbrite for more information, to book the time slot required or to join waiting lists. LMA will be open for anyone wishing to Drop-in and see Picturing Forgotten London exhibition. MEET LMA STAFF - discover more about the LMA collections. Everyone is welcome.
  2. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (beginners)
    Date:
    24-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 18th to early 20th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering historical writing.
  3. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    25-09-2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    26-09-2018
    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:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    27-09-2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    27-09-2018
    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.
  7. Title:
    Coffee
    Date:
    27-09-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The introduction of coffee to London had a significant impact on the lives of Londoners. Coffeehouses became important meeting places for people involved in cultural and business life. They were also sometimes places of disrepute!
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