Skip to main content  
 
 

 

Christmas in the City with Scrooge

  1. Date:
    13 December 2017
    Venue:
    London Metropolitan Archives: Meet: St Paul's underground station, street level, exit to cathedral (Central Line)
    Time:
    11:00 - 13:00
    Cost:
    £10 - booking essential
    Book now
    Book by phone:
    020 7332 3851
    Book by email:
    Email us
    Event description:
    ​Meet: St Paul's underground station, street level, exit to cathedral (Central Line).  Discover how the Victorians 're-invented' Christmas and provided us with most of the things we associate with this festive season. We'll look for Christmas trees, the Christmas turkey, and all the Victorian trimmings, not forgetting Charles Dickens's famous Christmas characters, and taking a look at what Christmas meant for the poor.
    Led by John Finn, City Highlights.
    Tags
    History
    Walks and tours
Other events at this venue
Writing Material
Date:
26 Jun 2018
Time:
18:00 - 19:30
Location:
London Metropolitan Archives
Cost:
Free - booking essential

In this creative Material culture – the physical objects and spaces produced by people – offers a fantastic insight into the sights, sounds, smells, tastes and textures of the past. In this creative writing workshop, learn how to use evidence about everyday objects to bring history to life. This is one of three workshops on writing historical fiction. You are welcome to book them individually or sign up for all three. See entries for 12 and 19 June. Facilitator: Anna James.

Find out more about Writing Material
LGBTQ History Club: Activating Change
Date:
04 Jul 2018
Time:
18:00 - 19:30
Location:
London Metropolitan Archives
Cost:
Free - drop in or book

The Wolfenden Report (1957) provided a catalyst for campaigns supporting homosexual rights. In 1958 the Homosexual Law Reform Society was established. In the following years other groups formed, including the Campaign for Homosexual Equality and the Gay Liberation Front. Explore material from the LMA collections and discover more about people made change happen.

Find out more about LGBTQ History Club: Activating Change
All events at this venue

Notifications