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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:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    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.
  2. Title:
    Picturing Forgotten London
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    Join us for a talk focused on memories of a London which has disappeared and which marks the changes to our Cityscape over time. There will be a short introduction to the exhibition, Picturing Forgotten London.
  3. Title:
    A visit in Conservation
    Date:
    17/07/2018 - 17/07/2018
    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.
  4. Title:
    London in a Week
    Date:
    23/07/2018 - 27/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    10:00 AM - 03:30 PM
    Cost:
    £15 per day or £60 for the week
    Event description:
    Join us for an exciting week which takes a journey through London's history based on archival records. There will be introductory talks, archive viewing, film screenings and workshop activities, taking us from Norman times to the present day. You can book for individual days or for the whole week. Check Eventbrite for the full programme.
  5. Title:
    Use LMA: Getting Started
    Date:
    25/07/2018 - 25/07/2018
    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.
  6. Title:
    Women and the Workplace
    Date:
    30/07/2018 - 30/07/2018
    Location:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Time:
    02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
    Cost:
    Free - booking essential
    Event description:
    A talk on London women's work in factories, hospitals, foundries, shops and entertainment. Discover the contributions made by women to prosperity, social change and culture in the capital.
  7. Title:
    LGBTQ History Club: A Guided Walk of Clerkenwell
    Date:
    01/08/2018 - 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.
  8. Title:
    London and Wine
    Date:
    02/08/2018 - 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.
  9. Title:
    Discovering the Foundling Hospital: Health and Welfare
    Date:
    07/08/2018 - 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.
  10. Title:
    Pubs, Bars and Breweries in and around Clerkenwell
    Date:
    08/08/2018 - 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
  11. Title:
    Document Handling at LMA
    Date:
    08/08/2018 - 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.
  12. Title:
    LMA Book Group
    Date:
    08/08/2018 - 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.
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