New ‘London Talks’ series at London Metropolitan Archives put spotlight on music, theatre, and sport in the capital

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New 'London Talks' series at London Metropolitan Archives put spotlight on music, theatre, and sport in the capital
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The London Metropolitan Archives, owned by the City Corporation, are running a number of mini-series talks to show how the creative industries in London have been influenced by the capital’s vibrant culture and people, starting with London’s dynamic music scene.

The talks aim to interest a wide audience with key speakers James Ainscough, CEO of the world-renowned Royal Albert Hall in Kensington, and Lucy Wood, Head of Music at the Roundhouse Trust in Camden providing unique insight. They will be the speakers for the informal series on 12 September at the Clerkenwell-based archives.

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The three-part series will continue with a second talk about London’s Theatreland on the 10 October and the final talk on the 28 November looking at the development of sport, both with an in-depth look at how the capital has changed and showcasing previously unseen archive documents to the public.

Tickets are £10 and are on sale here.

Chairman of the City of London Corporation’s Culture, Heritage, and Libraries Committee, Munsur Ali, said: “Taking a relaxed approach and expected to offer some fascinating insights from those “in the know”, these ‘London Talks’ will prove very popular with anyone who enjoys making the most of the capital’s arts and culture scene.”

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