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Hornimal Museum - Special Events for early 2011

Events preview

THE HORNIMAN Museum has a programme of special events lined up for the new year. They include the Thursday Lates for adults :

Dirty Pretty Things, Gallery Square – Thursday, January 27 from 7pm to 9pm.

Stephen Frears’ Oscar nominated film follows two illegal immigrants in Britain (Chiwetel Ejiofor and Audrey Tautou) as they discover a dark underside to London life. Before the film, there’s chance to view the exhibition Coal, Frankincense and Myrrh.

Tickets: £5 per person.

Café Sci – Are You Talkin’ to Me?, Gallery Square – Thursday, February 24 from 7pm to 9pm.

People communicate all the time, but we’re not the only ones. In the Café Sci debate, curators representing other animals and even plants will compete for your vote on who is the coolest communicator. Suitable for older children.

Admission: Free.

Exploring The Art of Harmony, Balcony Gallery – Thursday, March 31 from 7pm to 8pm.

Join the Deputy Keeper of Musical Instruments for a tour of the newly installed exhibition from the Victoria & Albert Museum. Gain insights into some of the rarest and most exquisitely decorated musical instruments in the world and learn how they complement the Horniman’s own renowned collections.

Admission: Free.

Other events include:

Crossing Borders – Saturday, January 29 from 10.30am to 5.30pm.

Celebrate London’s diversity and the creative achievements of our local refugee communities with performances, craft, object handling and more. If you would like to be involved or know more: email communitylearning@horniman.ac.uk, text 07542 607520 or call 020 8291 8690.

Admission: Free.

Visit the Horniman Object Store, the Horniman Museum and Study Collections Centre – Saturday, February 5 from 2pm to 5pm.

Did you know that only a small proportion of the Horniman’s collection is on display? Go behind the scenes for a tour of the museum’s Study Collections Centre in Greenwich where the rest of the collection is stored. Refreshments and transport between the Horniman Museum and Greenwich are provided. For adults only.

Tickets: £3 per person – places must be booked in advance.

London Consort of Winds, Gallery Square – Sunday, March 13 from 1pm to 4pm.

Celebrate a medley of music from this popular ensemble.

Admission: Free.

Dawn Chorus Walk, Gardens – Saturday, March 19 from 5am to 6.30am.

Be an early bird and experience the magic of dawn. Identify bird songs with expert David Darrell-Lambert on this guided walk through the gardens.

Tickets: £4 per person – places must be booked in advance.

Children must be 5+ and accompanied by an adult.

Nzinga Dance Ensemble Concert, Gallery Square – Sunday, March 27 from 3pm to 4pm.

Move your feet to rhythms from Africa and the Caribbean.

Admission: Free.

Temporary Exhibitions at the Horniman