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Happening at the Horniman: May 2014

Extremes Late

This month our programme of adults-only Lates returns with an event on Thursday 15 May to celebrate our Extremes exhibition.

Satirical artists Modern Toss will be here showcasing some of their best work and inviting you to join in, and even get a portrait of your own. Also expect hot music from Zimbabwe, stories by candlelight, surreal films from the deep and performance on a highwire.

It's also your chance to take a look at our Extremes exhibition with a more grown up crowd.

Book your tickets online now.

Behind the Scenes

  • Behind the scenes at the Horniman - Talk by Hugh Brody, Kirk Tougas 2008
    , Kirk Tougas 2008

Anthropologist, film-maker and activist Hugh Brody join us on Thursday 1 May to talk about his work with the San people of the Kalahari Desert using the Horniman’s wonderful collection of San objects. Hugh will preview some of his most recent filmmaking and let us in on his latest discoveries. 

Learn Create Explore

Our new programme of adult workshops and courses continues, with opportunities to learn Adinkra Cloth Printing and pick up some African Drumming or Balinese Gamelan skills.

Hear It Live!

Don't worry if you missed the first of our live performances in the Music Gallery: Hear It Live! returns on the last Tuesday of every month. On 27 May, Richard Ireland will play sections of music from the 17th century English virginalists JS Bach, Domenico Scarlatti and Haydn.

Plant Sale

The Friends of the Horniman present their annual sale of flowers and herbs grown in the Horniman's nursery in Plant Sale Plus on Saturday 17 May.

Half Term

Keep the whole family busy this half term:

Regular Events


Both our major exhibitions continue throughout April.

Buy your tickets for Extremes in advance to beat the queues and get up close to some extreme animals and plants. This family-friendly exhibition offers budding explorers the chance to discover how they survive in some of the planet's harshest environments.

  • Whisper of the Stars, Nenya Vanuito, a young Nenets girl. Yamal, north west Siberia (2011)− © Bryan Alexander
    Nenya Vanuito, a young Nenets girl. Yamal, north west Siberia (2011)

Whisper of the Stars is a free exhibition of stunning photographs portraying the traditional life of indigenous peoples across the remote Russian Arctic.