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About this event

Join us for an eccentric weekend of Edwardian inspired dance, music, frivolity and food in our Gardens. See specially-commissioned dance and music performances inspired by the Horniman and its eclectic collections, take part in tea dances, go on a singing treasure hunt, experience immersive fantastical art installations, enjoy ragtime jazz, discover a cabinet of curiosities, meet a giant explorer, see dazzling circus acts and more.

See below for the schedule or download the full daily programmes:

This event is being staged with our partners Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance, with new dance commissions facilitated by Greenwich Dance.

This event is part of the Big Dance 2014

Saturday 12 July

Sunken Garden

12.30-12.45 & 4.15-4.30pm: dance performance by COLAB

1-1.30 & 3-3.30pm: A Treasure Hunt Tea Break by Tea Dance for Little People

1.45-2.15 & 4.45-5.15pm: A Curious Cakewalk by Average Height Ladies

2.30-2.45pm: In Curious Company by Odyssey Dance Company

3.45-4pm: Squared by Forest Hill School

Bandstand

12-1pm: concert by Lewisham Concert Band

3.45-3.55 & 5.15-5.25pm: dance performances by Christia Aristidou

Bandstand Terrace

12-5.30pm: The Machine of Visual Delights by Penta'paper

2.35-2.45pm: Thunder of Freedom by All Singing All Dancing

3-3.30 & 4.45-5.15pm: performances by Small World Theatre

3.30-4pm & 5.15-5.45pm: workshop by Small World Theatre

4-4.10pm: Upuet by Velocity

4.30-4.40pm: The Reason This Is Such a Significant Object  by Launch

Pavilion

12-3pm: Family Art Fun (banded entry every 45 minutes, for families with children aged 3+)

3.30-5.30pm: Interactive Edwardian video DJ installation

In and around the Conservatory

1.15-2.15 & 3.30-4.30pm: Tea Dance with the Cosmopolitans

2.45-3.15pm: DAISY, DAISY! byYoung at Heart & Arts Befriending Group

12-5.30pm: Edwardian photo booth by Phox

Other locations

12-5.30pm: The Wake of the Caliph by Alexa Reid, Dutch Barn

12-5.30pm: Garden of Delights installation by Cristina Ottonello, next to the Animal Walk

12-1.30, 2.30-4 & 4.30-5.30pm: Horace the Travelling Pliosaur by Emerald Ant (Tickets: £2, to buy next to Horace), next to the Nursery

12-5.30pm: Little Victories by Katie Surridge, next to Sunken Garden

12-5.30pm: pop-up performances by Chivaree Circus, various outdoor spaces

1-1.10 & 4.30-4.40pm: Balmy on the crumpet by Dance for Health, Café Terrace

2.15-2.25 & 3.30-3.40pm: Youth Company, performances start next to Sunken Garden.

12-5.30pm: Sugarskills – Live Art and Illustration, Gallery Square

 

Sunday 13 July

Bandstand

12.45-1.30 & 3.15-4pm: Edwardian dance workshops

1.30-2.15 & 4-4.45pm: concert by Burton Bradstock

2.45-3.05pm: The Mary Lou Revue

Bandstand Terrace

12-5.30pm: The Machine of Visual Delights by Penta'paper

12-12.10pm: Dance performances by Bellingham Beats

12.30-12.40pm: Connecting Waves and Vibrations by Boost

2.15-2.45 & 4.45-5.15pm: performances by Small World Theatre

2.45-3.15pm & 5.15-5.45pm: workshops by Small World Theatre

Sunken Garden

12.15-12.25 & 3-3.10pm: Travel, Curiosity & Discovery by TL Adults

1-1.15pm: Inside the biscuit tin by Youth Ballet

1.30-2 & 3.30-4pm: A Curious Cakewalk by Average Height Ladies

2.15-2.45 & 4.45-5.15pm: A Treasure Hunt Tea Break by Tea Dance for Little People:

4.15-4.25pm: Expedition by Lift

In and around the Conservatory

12.30-12.45 & 4-4.15pm: Lauren McGee

1-1.15 & 4.30-4.45pm: Steve Barbe

1.30-1.45 & 5-5.15pm: Laura Victoria Hewison

2.30-3.30pm: Kansas Smittys

12-5.30pm: The Draw Me / Tedna Ve Portrait Booth

Other locations

12.30-1, 2.30-3 & 4.30-5pm: The Imagination Museum by Made by Katie Green, Natural History Gallery

1-1.30 & 3-3.30pm: The Imagination Museum dance workshops, Natural History Gallery Balcony

12-5.30pm: The Wake of the Caliph  by Alexa Reid, Dutch Barn

12-5.30pm: Garden of Delights installation by Cristina Ottonello, next to the Animal Walk

12-1.30, 2.30-4 & 4.30-5.30pm: Horace the Travelling Pliosaur by Emerald Ant (Tickets: £2, to buy next to Horace), next to the Nursery

12-5.30pm: Little Victories by Katie Surridge, next to Sunken Garden

12-5.30pm: pop-up performances by Chivaree Circus, various spaces

2-2.10 & 4-4.10pm: Youth Company, performances start next to Sunken Garden.

4-5pm: inclusive dance workshop with Amy Robinson, Pavilion

12-5.30pm: Youth Edwardian Fair, next to the Bandstand Terrace

12-5.30pm: Sugarskills – Live Art and Illustration, Gallery Square

11.30-1pm: Discovery for All, Hands on Base

 

Food & drink

Try special afternoon tea on the Conservatory Terrace or try street food or ice creams around the Bandstand.

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