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Life on the London Stage

  1. Date:
    10 July 2017 - 06 December 2017
    Venue:
    London Metropolitan Archives
    Location:
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    Time:
    All day
    Cost:
    Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours
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    020 7332 3851
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    Event description:
    ​This exhibition will uncover the lives of performers on the London stage, from the days of Elizabethan theatre to the 20th century. Original records that document the successes of some of London’s most celebrated performers will appear alongside workhouse records, court registers and other sources. From Shakespeare’s forgotten brother to Charlie Chaplin and the stars of Music Hall, Life on the London Stage will delve into our and present a fascinating record of the lives of London’s entertainers.
    Tags
    History
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Criminal Lives, 1780-1925: Punishing Old Bailey Convicts
Date:
11 Dec 2017 - 16 May 2018
Time:
00:00 - 23:59
Location:
London Metropolitan Archives
Cost:
Free - exhibition, no need to book. Open during normal office hours

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.

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