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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:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    01-08-2018
    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.
  2. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    01-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    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.
  3. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    02-08-2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    Dads’ Rhymetime
    Date:
    02-08-2018
    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.
  5. Title:
    London and Wine
    Date:
    02-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The importing and selling of wine in London has always been an important trade. This talk introduces fascinating stories from LMA's collections.
  6. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    07-08-2018
    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:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Health and Welfare
    Date:
    07-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The records of the Foundling Hospital reveal much about the lives of the children who lived there. This short talk explores eighteenth and nineteenth century infirmary and dietary records, providing insights into the challenges faced every day.
  8. Title:
    Pubs, Bars and Breweries in and around Clerkenwell
    Date:
    08-08-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives : ​Meet: Farringdon Station Thameslink entrance (Circle, Hammersmith & City, and Metropolitan lines)
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 01:00 PM
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Event description:
    A sober stagger around hostelries past and present. From drovers routes to Smithfield, through Madam Geneva, her descendants and her distilleries to breweries both micro and magnificent! Via White Horse Alley to Liquorpond Road we'll meander through Clerkenwell's alcoholic history, finishing in a pub! Led by Chris Everett, City Highlights
  9. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    08-08-2018
    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:
    08-08-2018
    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:
    08-08-2018
    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. August's read is Muriel Spark's The Ballad of Peckham Rye.
  12. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    09-08-2018
    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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