Events

Horniman Museum and Gardens – October events

Displays

EVOLUTION of The Artist and The Exhibited Works
Opens Saturday 29 September

An installation of beautifully crafted life-size crochet animal sculptures by UK based Crochetdermy® artist Shauna Richardson. Part natural history, part anthropology, the display includes trophy heads of a bear and a lioness, as well as monkeys and an infographic showing the ‘evolution’ of Shauna’s work. Supported by Roseberys Auctioneers. Free.

Horniman Noses
Opens Saturday 29 September

Artist Joshua Sofaer has an interest in ‘the nose’ which has led to a body of work that plays with absurdity and disguise. As part of an Artquest research residency, Joshua researched the Horniman’s collections as inspiration to create a series of false noses, three of which will be on display in the Natural History Gallery. Free.

The Lore of the Land
Saturday 20 October – Sunday 28 April

The first exhibition in our new arts space, The Studio, explores our deep-rooted relationship with the natural world. Artist Serena Korda has worked with a Collective of local community members to create an immersive, multi-sensory installation featuring ceramic artworks dispensing scents inspired by the Horniman Gardens, and a soundscape based on recordings of the chemical processes occurring in plants and trees. The exhibition includes a display of 100 objects from the Horniman’s anthropology collection which have been selected by Korda and the Collective.

The Studio was developed as part of the Horniman’s wider anthropology redisplay to provide a platform for our social arts programme that will feature exhibitions and events. Free.

Yamal: The Stream of Life
Until Sunday 6 January 2019

Photographer Bryan Alexander has spent the last 25 years documenting the lives and culture of people living in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia. This display of his work in the World Gallery reveals aspects of traditional life, and how it has been affected by social, cultural and environmental changes taking place. Free.

Grasslands Garden
Now open

Wander through wild landscapes in the new Grasslands Garden, featuring spectacular plants from North American prairie and South African grasslands. Celebrating critically threatened wild landscapes, the Grasslands Garden showcases species flowering throughout summer and into autumn. Visitors during the colder months will be able to see beautiful architectural seed heads and fading flower spikes.

Linked to the World Gallery, the naturalistic planting scheme was devised by Olympic Park designer James Hitchmough. Free.

Special Events 

Horniman Halloween Fair
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October, 10.30am–4.30pm

Join us for fiendish fun at our annual Halloween Fair. Meet creepy crawlies up close in the Wild Fangs cave, enjoy spooky storytelling and browse for gifts and treats at our amazing arts and crafts markets and fabulous food stalls. Come dressed in your best Halloween costume! 

Hansel and Gretel Halloween Storytelling
Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 October: 11am, 12pm, 1pm, 2.30pm, 3.30pm

Enjoy some storytelling with Sandal Sticks Theatre accompanied by song and playful puppetry. Based on the much loved Grimm’s fairy tale classic, hear the story of Hansel and Gretel, their adventures through the deep, dark forest and what they find on their treacherous travels.

Suitable for families with children ages 3+. Tickets: Adult £1, Child £5. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Please go to www.horniman.ac.uk for information regular events and activities and October Half Term.

Horniman Museum and Gardens
100 London Road
Forest Hill, London SE23 3PQ

www.horniman.ac.uk