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Horniman Museum and Gardens – September events

Horniman Butterfly House 10am-5pm September to October / 10am-4pm November to February. [Last admission 30 minutes before closing] See the website for seasonal opening times Get up close with hundreds of beautiful butterflies in a tropical indoor garden. The specially-planted habitat is the perfect place to experience free-flying butterflies and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures. Tickets *Adult £6, Child £6, Family (two adults and two children) £15 *includes voluntary 10% Gift Aid donation which supports the work of the Horniman.   Indian Summer Until Sunday 3 September 2017. The Horniman brings the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London with its vibrant Indian Summer season of events, performances and displays. www.horniman.ac.uk/IndianSummer Horniman Mela: Sunday 3 September, 12–6pm Our amazing Indian Summer draws to an end with a fun day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals and celebratory traditions, and an arts and crafts market in partnership with Pexmas. The day will culminate with a spectacular gathering to recreate a Holi festival colour throw (it …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – September events

Indian Summer Until Sunday 3 September 2017 The Horniman brings the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London with its vibrant Indian Summer season of events, performances and displays.  Bandstand Music Sundays 6, 13, 20 August, 3-6pm Enjoy music on the Bandstand with local favourites, and sounds from across South Asia. Free Big Wednesdays – Indian Summer Wednesday 9, 16, 23, 30 August, 10.30am-3.30pm Explore and celebrate India with us every Wednesday in August. Join in activities ranging from storytelling to art and craft and experience dance, films and music performances inspired by traditions from all over India. Suitable for children aged 3+ and for larger groups including Play Schemes. Free Hear it Live! Tuesday 29 August, 3.30-4pm Mehboob Nadeem will introduce and perform on the sitar, North India’s best known stringed instrument. Everyone welcome – but most suitable for children 5+. Free Indian Summer – Exhibitions and Displays Pani Until Sunday 26 November Pani is the word for water across large parts of South Asia. In this thought-provoking display, artist Daksha …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – July events

Indian Summer Sunday 9 July to Sunday 3 September 2017 The Horniman brings the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London with its vibrant Indian Summer season of events, performances and displays http://www.horniman.ac.uk/IndianSummer Tamasha: Indian Summer Garden Party Sunday 9 July, 12-5.30pm Bring all the family and your dancing shoes for a day of music, performances, demonstrations, workshops and activities, plus an arts and craft market in partnership with Pexmas, as we begin our Indian Summer. In partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance. Free Indian Summer Baaja. Music, Stories & Dance curated by Soumik Datta. Sunday 23 July, 12-9pm  A festival of music, stories and dance from across South Asia curated by the British Indian virtuoso Sarod player, Soumik Datta. Enjoy outdoor performances across the Horniman Gardens with rhythm battles, bluesy choruses, folk dances and bands including World Music bestselling artist Shammi Pithia. Free Hear it Live! Tuesday 25 July, 3.30-4pm Baluji Shrivastav OBE presents music on the dilruba, a bowed stringed instrument of North India and Pakistan. Everyone welcome but …

Horniman Museum & Gardens: April events

Library Open Day First Sunday of each month, 10.30am–5.30pm Browse our library collections and see some of the library treasures. Free, drop in. Nature Trail Welly Walk: Signs of Spring Saturday 22 April, 1.45–3.30pm Get your wellies on and join us for fun activities to explore spring life on the Horniman Nature Trail. Have a go at sweep-netting, tree-beating, identification and more to discover the insects, animals and plants that live there in the spring. Suitable for families with children aged 5+. Tickets: Adult £5, Child £3. Horniman Farmers’ Market Every Saturday, 9am – 1.30pm Visit the Horniman Farmers’ Market every Saturday to pick-up your weekly essentials direct from independent and local producers. Located in our glorious Gardens you will find stalls selling seasonal fruit and veg, artisan bread, organic meat and delicious hot food. We also have regular guest traders specialising in treats such as luxury chocolates, homemade jams and irresistible cakes. Free entry. Hear it Live! Tuesday 25 Apr, 3.30pm Join us in the Music Gallery to hear performances and talks based on our musical instrument …

Horniman Museum and Gardens – March listings

Exhibitions and Displays The Robot Zoo Open from Saturday 11 February – Sunday 29 October How do chameleons change colour? What makes grasshoppers leap so high? Is a giant squid jet-propelled? Answer these questions and more at The Robot Zoo, where amazing animals are recreated in robot form to reveal their inner workings. These larger-than-life robots and hands-on interactives – including a platypus, a giraffe and a 10-foot-wide house fly – show the animals’ anatomy as a host of familiar machine parts and gadgets such as shock absorbers, springs and pumps, which demonstrate how animal bodies work. Enter this amazing world of robotic creatures, see inside them and even control some of them – and discover mind-boggling facts about animals that share our world. Tickets now on sale. Free, unlimited entry for Horniman Members. Visit www.horniman.ac.uk for information. Ticket prices: Child £4.40; Adult £7.70: Family (2 adults, 2 children) £18.70. Prices include voluntary 10%Gift Aid donation. See www.horniman.ac.uk/robotzoo for more information. Horniman Members enjoy free, unlimited visits to the exhibition. Celebrating Ganesha Saturday 11 February – …