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London's First Annual Newcomer Day


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The City of London, in partnership with London Public Library, to host London’s first annual Newcomer Day

New to the city? Studying at one of the city’s universities or colleges? Maybe you were born in London and have lived here your whole life? Doesn’t matter – all are welcome to attend the City’s first annual London Newcomer Day on Thursday, October 10, 2019.

Newcomers are a vital part of London’s social, economic and cultural growth and we want to continue to make London a welcoming city for everyone. This event, held in partnership with the London Public Library, is an opportunity for neighbours to meet, information to be shared and experiences to be had by all Londoners. It’s also a chance to showcase why London is a great place to call home.

“London’s Newcomer Day is an event for all Londoners,” says Jill Tansley, Manager, Strategic Programs and Partnerships in Housing, Social Services and Dearness Home for the City of London. “This event is an opportunity for newcomers to learn more about settlement services and programs offered in their new communities, but also an opportunity for those who have lived here all their life to learn a little more about the City and how we can continue making London a welcoming city.”

Londoners are invited to partake in a variety of activities at both City Hall and the London Public Library’s central branch. Activities include a presentation by the City of London’s Human Resources, guided tours of City Hall, an information fair, multilingual story time and other family-friendly activities. 

A highlight of this event will be the Human Library: Hearing Newcomers’ stories organized by the London & Middlesex Local Immigration Partnership.  This will be a chance to hear first-hand accounts of the challenges and opportunities newcomers face when starting in a new city. 

For a full list of activities, time and locations visit