London Metropolitan Archives

From 30 April to 6 September, there will be a display in the City of London Heritage Gallery in connection with the 25th anniversary of the murder of Stephen Lawrence. There will also be another chance to see the City of London’s 1297 copy of Magna Carta and, in this World Cup year, early documents from the City of London archives referencing football. On 31 May, 10.30am-4pm, the LMA will suspend its usual activities
and open its doors once again for London History Day, celebrating the capital’s extraordinary history and heritage. The theme is Women and Power in connection with the 100th anniversary of the Representation of the People Act 1918 which gave some women the right vote in the UK. The LMA team will introduce visitors to some of its wonderful collections telling the amazing stories of women in the capital: campaigners, factory workers, reformers, politicians, apprentices, artists and engineers going back centuries. LMA’s London History Day is free, but please register your interest on Eventbrite where you can book general admission, talks, tours and presentations. As part of the celebrations the KinoVan will be coming to Guildhall Yard, showing archive compilations on women worker’s rights and the suffragette movement from London’s Screen Archives, British Film Institute and the Royal Albert Hall. The hour-long programme, suitable for all ages, will be screened on a loop, 11am-5pm. The event is un-ticketed and seating will be first-come first-served.