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Post: #281
15-12-2009 11:51 AM

Information from the Horniman Museum:

Experience a different view of the Horniman with our programme of late-night cultural events, typically held on the last Thursday of each month.

The Eleventh Hour (2007) PG
Thurs 28 Jan 7? 9pm
With contributions from politicians, scientists and activists, Leonardo DiCaprio examines the state of our global environment and proposes potential solutions to climate change, in an attempt to ?turn mankind's darkest hour into its finest.?
Gallery Square Free admission

Caf? Scientifique: Back from Extinction
Thurs 25 Feb 7? 9pm
Should we bring back Dinosaurs? What about a Woolly Mammoth? A panel of experts argue for four extinct species to be resurrected before being put to an audience vote.
Gallery Square Free admission
Suitable for adults and children 8+.

Tuareg Revealed
Thurs 25 Mar 7? 8pm
The Tuareg call themselves ?Kel Tagelmoust' ? People of the Veil. Join exhibition curator Ursel Widemann and find out more about the role veiling and other forms of dress play in the life of the Tuareg of northern Niger. Enjoy an opportunity to view the exhibition.
Music Gallery Performance Space Free admission

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Post: #282
16-12-2009 12:15 AM

I'm lovin' the stuff on at the Horniman.

Despite living in HOP for 7 years and now FH for 3.5 months, up until 10 days ago, i had only been to the Horniman twice, both times to the gardens Blush (no jelly mould malarky to be seen!) and to look at the fabulous views.
Then my friend said 'let's go to the Aquarium at the Horniman!'
I've not had such fun since I was about 12. It was fab.
Perhaps I haven't been spoilt by the London Aquarium or some other larger 'water-based theme park' but it's on my doorstep and it's free.

What more can you want from your immediate environment?

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18-12-2009 11:09 PM

Over in Dubai they are reporting on snow in England with a photo from the Horniman Gardens - surely one of the best places to spend a snowy winters day.

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31-03-2010 12:10 PM

News is coming in of the award of £900k to Horniman Gardens for their plans to develop the gardens and build a new education centre.

You can view the plans at

Congratulations to the Horniman team who put a lot of hard work into getting this funding.

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10-04-2010 10:01 PM

If you were looking for free things to do in London what is the second place you would think of?
For The Sun it is the Horniman Museum - Good choice!

[Subsequent posts re Sun readers moved to new thread in Beyond SE23 - admin]

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13-04-2010 08:45 AM

Last weekend I noticed that one of the trees in Horniman Gardens is actually an Ent from Lord of the Rings.
I would tell you where it is but it has probably moved on by now!

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16-06-2010 02:20 PM

The Jerk Cookout may be gone but the Horniman are planning two new exciting festivals in the gardens this summer.

Horniman Website wrote:
World City - Music Village Festival
Sun 4 July 1– 6pm
Join us for a taste of world music, food, arts and crafts and children’s activities at the Horniman’s annual festival. We have teamed up with Cultural Co-operation to bring you some of the best of what London has to offer, including Romanian gypsy swing, Andean and Afro-Cuban fusion, a high energy Zimbabwean act, Peruvian, Indian and Caribbean dance and a fresh take on flamenco. For further details visit the Horniman website or visit for full details of the World City programme.

Africa Live!
Sun 8 August 1– 5pm
Come and celebrate Africa with live music, stalls and food and drink. More details to follow.

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16-06-2010 03:50 PM

Brilliant, will be at the second event wearing my Bafana Bafana shirt and blowing my vuvuzellaThumbsup

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07-10-2010 10:28 AM

Can anyone explain why the shrubs in the Honiman gardens have been removed??

It looks absolutely dreadful.Sad

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07-10-2010 10:46 AM

I think they are starting construction work this winter and that will mean that the gardens are not quite so beautiful for many months. The end result will be even nicer gardens.

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07-10-2010 10:53 AM

I hope they do improve as the decreasing number of shrubs is becoming quite a concern!

Thanks for the info.

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07-10-2010 03:42 PM

Congrats to Ros, Gingernuts and the gang for getting the Jerk Cookout kicked out, was good fun going to Brockwell Park and having the same experience in a much larger space.

Somehow I noticed that the new events that the Horniman hosted didn't attract the same kind of people as the Jerk Cookout, mission accomplished!

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07-10-2010 04:47 PM

Glad brockwell park suited the occasion better. The type of people Horniman events now attract are people less stressed because they can park easily or walk to the venue, rather than driving around in circles for ages looking for somewhere to park becasue the event is over subscribed.

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07-10-2010 10:55 PM

Further information on the £2.3m redevelopment of the garden can be forund here

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