Friday, 1 September 2017

Horniman Museum and Gardens - What's On in September

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Horniman Mela
Sunday 3 September

Our glorious Indian Summer concludes with a fun day of performances and activities inspired by popular South Asian festivals. Join in dance and craft workshops, party with a Bollywood brass band and discover food and crafts from South Asia in our markets. The day will end with a spectacular gathering to recreate a Holi festival colour throw.

Free. Find out more.
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Butterfly House
Now open
Daily, 10am-5pm

Experience hundreds of butterflies free-flying all around you in our specially-planted indoor garden and discover amazing facts about the life-cycle and behaviour of these fascinating creatures.

Throughout the year, you can also spot different species and visit the shop for a range of butterfly and nature inspired gifts.

Advance booking recommended
Members and Benefactors go free.
All Together Now session
All Together Now
Sunday 10 September, 2-4pm

An interactive music-making session for families and their disabled children, promoting the therapeutic benefits of live music. Activities include art and craft, music making with musicians and object handling. Run in partnership with Live Music Now. Find out more.

Free, limited spaces. To book, email or call the Community Learning Team on 020 8699 1872 ext. 129.
Jane Chapman performing in the Music Gallery
Hear it Live!
Tuesday 26 September, 3.30-4pm

Enjoy a harpsichord performance by Rosie Manford who plays pieces by J.S. Bach, F. Couperin and D. Scarlatti.

Free. Find out more.
Orange clownfish
New Coral Sea display
Now open

Visit our new display in the Aquarium, which showcases the biodiversity of the Coral Sea including Orange Clownfish, Ritteri Anemone and branching coral. Read our blog to find out more about the Coral Sea creatures.

Book Aquarium tickets
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Bloody Late
Thursday 19 October

We’re dissecting the scientific and symbolic nature of blood at our next Late for adults, with performances, music, talks and more activities in a similar vein. Further details will be announced on our website shortly.

Tickets: £5. Over 18s only.
Book now  
A still from the film Shiraz
Elsewhere in London

Lyric Hammersmith
Burglar Bill
24 – 28 October

Adapted from the book by Janet and Allan Ahlberg, Burglar Betty tells the story of Burglar Bill as he creeps from one house to the next doing what he likes best, burgling! Half way through the story Betty realises that she has a part to play as she enters the action with her own swag bag.

Find out more