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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:
    Women in Jazz
    Date:
    16-10-2018 - 31-12-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library : Barbican Music Library
    Time:
    12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
    Cost:
    Free
    Event description:
    An exhibition of the rich contribution women have made to jazz over the last 100 years, and of the talented upcoming generation who herald an exciting new era.
  2. Title:
    West Ham Park Health Walk
    Date:
    17-10-2018
    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:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    17-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    12:00 PM - 01:00 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.
  4. Title:
    Heroines: Women of Courage and Daring
    Date:
    17-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on London women from the archives, honoured for their courage and daring.
  5. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (intermediate)
    Date:
    17-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    05:30 PM - 07:00 PM
    Cost:
    £8 - booking essential
    Event description:
    This practical session gives expert help in reading different types of handwriting from the 16th and 17th centuries. You will practise with copy documents from LMA’s collections and get tips for deciphering early historical writing. SOME EXPERIENCE of reading historical documents is required.
  6. Title:
    Peggy Seeger in Conversation with Robin Denselow
    Date:
    17-10-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    07:00 PM - 08:00 PM
    Cost:
    £15 + £1.31 booking fee
    Event description:
    Attend a talk between legendary singer and activist Peggy Seeger and Guardian world critic Robin Denselow, about her life and music.
  7. Title:
    Artizan Library Rhyme Time
    Date:
    18-10-2018
    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.
  8. Title:
    Authors' Angst
    Date:
    18-10-2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    An exploration of the manuscripts submitted to Bogle-L’Ouverture Publications in the 1980s reflecting the strains and stresses of the Caribbean community, but also the joys and delights, the longing for island homes and the concerns about world politics. Includes various genres of writing, fiction, poetry, non-fiction and science fiction.
  9. Title:
    Writing Course with Rachel Knightley
    Date:
    20-10-2018
    Location:
    Barbican Library
    Time:
    01:30 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    There is a fee for this course. Please check above link.
    Event description:
    Foundation Stage: Your Creative Writing Toolkit Boost your skills and confidence.
  10. Title:
    Let's talk!
    Date:
    23-10-2018
    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.
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