Tuesday, 27 December 2011

Forthcoming London Metropolitan Archives events

The following events, taking place over the next month at London Metropolitan Archives, may be of interest to family historians:

Reel London: Sutton in Archive Film 
Spanning the 1940s, 50s and 60s, each film was captured in and around the London borough of Sutton. Footage of the Sutton Carnival procession, Manor Park station, the Boys’ Brigade, Sutton Guides/Brownies and Queen Mary’s Hospital School all feature.

All films were digitised as part of the Digital Film Archive Fund project Seen on Screen, in association with Sutton Local Studies & Archives Centre. This event held at London Metropolitan Archives on Monday 9 January is FREE. The film clips will be shown on a rolling loop, for anyone to drop-in from 1 to 4 pm.


Camden’s Railway Heritage 
Peter Darley, founder of Camden Heritage Trust, will present a talk on the historical background to Camden’s railway heritage and the role of the Trust. The talk will focus on Chalk Farm Station, Primrose Hill tunnel and approaches, and Camden Bank, including the Camden Goods yard area.

This talk held at London Metropolitan Archives on Tuesday 17 January at 2 pm is £5 - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851.


Other Ways of Seeing: Other Stories to Be Told (Part I) 
How does the past inspire the present? What stories are in the archives waiting to be discovered? Will you write them? An inspirational, practical workshop exploring the stories and experiences of LGBTQI people, as revealed in records and documents held at LMA.

Together we’ll explore how posters, images, court cases and campaigns reveal fascinating histories and narratives, just waiting to inspire poetry - and sing us stories about ourselves. This workshop is for both new and emerging poets. This workshop held at London Metropolitan Archives on Thursday 19 January from 10 am to 4 pm is FREE – but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851.


Other Ways of Seeing: Other Stories to Be Told (Part II) 
Writer, Rommi Smith will present an evening of new poetry based on documents and records linked to LGBTQI history held at LMA. The poetry is written and performed by new and emerging poets, inspired by writing workshops supported by Write Queer London.

This workshop held at London Metropolitan Archives on Thursday 19 January from 6 to 7.30 pm is FREE – but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851.


War Stories 
As part of National Storytelling Week join us for a day which reveals war stories from the collections through letters, personal accounts and film. Explore the work of writers, such as Sarah Waters, who have used LMA’s records.

This event held at London Metropolitan Archives on Tuesday 31 January from 10.30 am to 3.30 pm is £5 - but you must book in advance on 020 7332 3851.

Visitor information is available at www.cityoflondon.gov.uk/Corporation/LGNL_Services/Leisure_and_culture/Records_and_archives

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