Wednesday, 28 September 2011

City of London events - October

Some news of events in London in October from the City of London newsletter:

Mapping the London Blitz

In the midst of the devastation caused by the Blitz, the LCC created a series of maps to record where rockets fell and which buildings were damaged during the bombing raids. The maps graphically illustrate the destruction of many streets, houses, factories and shops and provide an essential record for understanding the chaos and turmoil faced by Londoners just seventy years ago.

Taking the damage recorded on the maps as a starting point, this exhibition will present a number of other sources from the archives to reveal the experience of life in London during the Blitz.

This exhibition held at London Metropolitan Archives from 1 September to 23 December is FREE. Visitor information is available here.

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB, Tel: 020 7332 3851


Follow the Dragon: The 3rd East Kent Buffs Regiment

The 3rd East Kent Buffs Regiment will reenact the time of the Napoleonic Wars, bringing living history to Hampstead with dramatic re-enactments and historically accurate costumes. Suitable for all the family!

This family activity held at Keats House on Sunday 2 October from 1 to 5 pm is FREE. Visitor information is available here.

Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR, Tel: 020 7332 3868


Keats Walk

Follow the story of Keats’s life in this two and a half hour walk around Hampstead with readings from some of his best-loved poems.

Starting at Hampstead tube at 11 am, we will stroll through old Hampstead, visit the Vale of Health, dip into the Heath and finish at Keats House around 1.30 pm.

This guided walk on Tuesday 4 October from 11 am to 1.30 pm is £6 - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3868. Includes admission to the house.

Keats House, Keats Grove, Hampstead, London NW3 2RR, Tel: 020 7332 3868


White City and the Ghosts of the 1908 Olympics

This walk explores the recent social history of Shepherd’s Bush including the building of the White City Exhibition Centre and the Olympic Stadium which were both opened in 1908. Although none of the original buildings remain, reminders of the various exhibitions and London’s first Olympic games can still be found amongst the streets and parks of the area.

Led by Mike Moran of City Highlights Walking Tours. Meet outside Goldhawk Road Tube Station.

This guided walk on Thursday 6 October and Thursday 13 October from 11 am is £7.50 - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851. No on the day bookings available.


Big Draw: Family Myths and Legends

Doodle your family sagas, sketch your childhood memories and draw out your ancestors’ colourful past in this creative workshop. No previous art experience required.

This event held at London Metropolitan Archives on Friday 14 October from 10 am to 4 pm is FREE - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851. Visitor information is available here.

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB, Tel: 020 7332 3851


Behind the Scenes Tour

Visit the Conservation Studio and Image and Design Unit to find out about the essential work which preserves our archived history for the future.

This tour held at London Metropolitan Archives on Tuesday 18 October from 2 to 3 pm is FREE - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851. Visitor information is available here.


Reel London: Southern Comforts - South London in archive film

South of the river there lies a variety of hidden houses and hills that look over the London skyline and delight the viewer with tales from the lives of Londoners.

From Battersea and Bermondsey, from Putney to Southwark, via the parks of South London and the sporting activities of Crystal Palace.

This event held at London Metropolitan Archives on Friday 21 October from 1 to 4 pm is FREE - drop in. Visitor information is available here.

London Metropolitan Archives, 40 Northampton Road, London EC1R 0HB, Tel: 020 7332 3851


(With thanks to the City of London's Libraries, Archives and Guildhall Art Gallery's Heritage Services Division)

Chris

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