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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.

  1. Title:
    A Visit in Conservation
    Date:
    15/02/2018 - 15/02/2018
    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.
  2. Title:
    Utility Furniture and Fashion 1940s-1950s
    Date:
    20/02/2018 - 20/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Explore the development of design during the austerity of WWII and post-war Britain. In 1941 utility clothing was introduced and in 1943 the Utility Furniture Advisory Committee published the Utility Furniture Catalogue. These responses to shortages of raw materials met practical needs but also inspired and influenced new design ideas.
  3. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    21/02/2018 - 21/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 11:45 AM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us and tour the Information Area to find out how to get the best out of our research facilities. Meet at the Information Area desk.
  4. Title:
    Deciphering Old Handwriting (beginners)
    Date:
    21/02/2018 - 21/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 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.
  5. Title:
    Rebooting Art, Activism and Archives. No Colour Bar - A Legacy Continues
    Date:
    24/02/2018 - 24/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:30 AM - 04:00 PM
    Cost:
    Early Bird £10 + booking fee. Booking essential.
    Event description:
    No Colour Bar: Black British Art in Action 1960-1990, (Guildhall Art Gallery, 2015-2016) examined the impact of Black narratives, through the art, social and political activism of that period. With a 21st century eye, and coinciding with the legacy publication launch, we revisit the questions posed through sharp, creative provocations.
  6. Title:
    Standing trial at the 19th Century Old Bailey
    Date:
    27/02/2018 - 27/02/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    We know a tremendous amount about trials held at the Old Bailey in the 19th century. Exploring this knowledge places flesh on dead bones, puts words in dead mouths, and helps us understand that most dramatic moment when a defendant emerged from the cells to a trial that could lead to exile, death or imprisonment. Speaker: Tim Hitchcock.
  7. Title:
    Down Below: London's Tunnel World
    Date:
    02/03/2018 - 02/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    The Thames Tunnel opened 175 years ago in 1843. To mark this event this talk explores the tunnel world of London, the people who created them and those who work in them. There will be a display of relevant documents from the LMA collections.
  8. Title:
    London Tramways Document Display
    Date:
    06/03/2018 - 06/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    11:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in
    Event description:
    London County Council Tramways colour posters first appeared in 1923. Some suggested ideas for day trips in London (to London Zoo, parks and gardens, the Thames, museums and galleries), while others advertised sporting venues (football and cricket), Christmas shopping and promoted late night cheap travel. In 1933, the final posters were produced. Among them were warnings for passengers to take care when alighting. Drop in to view a charming slice of design and social history.
  9. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    07/03/2018 - 07/03/2018
    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'ts that apply in the Archive Study Area.
  10. Title:
    LGBTQ+ History Club: Pardons and Disregards
    Date:
    07/03/2018 - 07/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    06:00 PM - 07:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - drop in event
    Event description:
    Justin Bengry, lecturer in Queer History at Goldsmiths, University of London will open up the debate around pardons and disregards for those charged and sentenced for homosexual acts in the past. LGBTQ+ History Club meets to explore and share lesbian, gay, trans, bisexual and queer histories.
  11. Title:
    Family History Starter Session: Using LMA's Digital Resources
    Date:
    08/03/2018 - 08/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Starting your family history? Join us at this workshop to learn how to get the most out of digitised family history sources, including LMA's records on Ancestry. This workshop is aimed at beginners.
  12. Title:
    Courage and Conviction in Conversation. Exploring the Tavistock and Portman Archives at LMA
    Date:
    09/03/2018 - 09/03/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    09:30 AM - 04:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential (Lunch included)
    Event description:
    Discover the unique role played by the Tavistock and Portman Clinics in advancing psychotherapy and developmental theory through records dating back nearly a century. This project, undertaken by London Metropolitan Archives and funded by the Wellcome Trust, provides fascinating insights into the clinics’ work and the evolving mental health landscape of the 20th century.

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