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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:
    The Centre for Russian Music: Inside the Collections
    Date:
    27-12-2017 - 28-03-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Event description:
    The Centre for Russian Music at Goldsmiths, University of London, opens up its collections for display at Barbican Music Library.
  3. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    01-02-2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    Parkrun
    Date:
    03-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath
    Time:
    09:00 AM - 11:00 AM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    Free, timed runs across beautiful Hampstead Heath.
  5. Title:
    Creative Writing Course
    Date:
    03-02-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Introductory offer: £75 SEASON TICKET for six week course (so includes one free if participant attends all six) or £15 per session.
    Event description:
    This writing course is for everyone who wants to write
  6. Title:
    Walk: The History of Hampstead Heath's Ponds
    Date:
    04-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Burgh House
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    Cost:
    £5 suggested donation
    Event description:
    Learn all about the history of the Heath's ponds on this Heath and Hampstead Society walk.
  7. Title:
    Laughter Yoga
    Date:
    04-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Bandstand
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free, donation suggested.
    Event description:
    Laugh your stress away in these free comedic yoga sessions.
  8. Title:
    Haven House Hospice's Chilly Dip
    Date:
    04-02-2018
    Location:
    Hampstead Heath : Parliament Hill Lido
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    £20 registration fee + minimum £100 sponsorship
    Event description:
    Join Ant Middleton, the ultimate action hero from SAS Who Dares Wins, Escape and Mutiny and brave the February chill at Hampstead Heath Lido to raise money for Haven House.
  9. Title:
    Bird-watching walks on the Heath
    Date:
    06-02-2018
    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:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    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.
  11. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    01:00 PM - 02:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    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.
  12. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Caring for your personal archive collections, starter session
    Date:
    07-02-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Find out useful tips for preserving your personal collections including photographs, posters, letters, diaries and ephemera. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories. Keep up to date here: www.facebook.com/lgbthistory. Contact LMA to be added to the LGBTQ+ email list.
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