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Now sold out online A limited number of tickets will be available on the door, so please arrive early to avoid disappointment. Tickets: free. Over-18s only.

We’re very sorry if you've been affected by the problems with our online ticketing system this week. This has now been resolved.

As an apology we have decided to make tickets for our Wonderful World Late free. However please book your free tickets in advance as there is limited capacity. 4 tickets max. per booking.

Refunds will be made to anyone who has already bought a ticket.

About this event

Discover the wonders of our new World Gallery at this special evening of dance, tours and talks.

Take a journey around the world in 80 tunes, enjoy food and drink, and don’t miss a site-specific performance of British-Brazilian choreographer and dance performer Jean Abreu’s Solo for Two co-commissioned with Southbank Centre.

We’re very sorry if you've been affected by the problems with our online ticketing system this week. This has now been resolved. As an apology we have decided to make tickets for our Wonderful World Late free. However please book your free tickets in advance as there is limited capacity. 

Refunds will be made to anyone who has already bought a ticket.

Jean Abreu's An:Other Solo for Two

British Brazilian Choreographer Jean Abreu reimagines his latest work Solo for Two in response to the World Gallery. 

Commissioned by the Horniman and the Southbank Centre, Solo for Two is performed by Jean Abreu, Luna Cenere and a two-headed female character Macheba, in the form of a little robot, who mirrors, observes and interacts with the dancers.

Please note: capacity for An:Other Solo for Two is limited. Entry to the Gallery will be first come, first served for the performance.

Around the World in 80 Tunes: DJ Russ Jones aka The Hackney Globe Trotter

Join DJ Russ Jones as he takes you on a musical journey across the globe, showcasing the sounds of Africa to South America, South East Asia to Eastern Europe.

Harmony and Hullaballoo

Whether a homemade noisemaker or a surprising invention, every instrument has a journey of its own and a tale to tell. Hear about resident artist Alex Julyan's explorations through the Horniman’s world-class Musical Instrument collection.

The Virtual Worlds of Edward Hart

This is the premiere of a short video essay by research fellow Dr Dan Byrne-Smith, exploring links between the worlds of science fiction and natural history.

The video work features the Horniman’s collection of taxidermy by Edward Hart, reimagining it as a form of virtual reality, making connections to ideas that emerge science fiction.

Hart built a collection of bird specimens housed in glass cases, each of which is extraordinary not only in terms of the quality of taxidermy but also in the attention to detail given to the reproduction of the natural environment depicted. The video will be accompanied by a live soundtrack.

Mali: Music, Salt and Camel Caravans

Anthropologist and Deputy Keeper of Anthopology at the Horniman, Charlotte Joy, will explore the rich cultural heritage of Mali using the objects from our new World Gallery as paths in to this fascinating and diverse country.

Music Gallery Tour

Explore shared worlds with this tour with Keeper of Musical Instruments, Margaret Birley, who will discuss instruments used in key life moments, and instruments that travel between different continents following human migrations.

Vengeance from the Deep

There are many peaceful symbiotic relationships in nature, where animals happily co-exist in their shared worlds. But what happens when one species has evolved to be more devious, and aggressive, than the other?

Join Dr Emma-Louise Nicholls in the Natural History Gallery for surprising, impressive, and occasionally gory tales of vengeance from the deep.

Kinship through Collections

Objects have a unique capacity to connect us to each other; to express deep bonds, and reveal the unsaid.

Join Horniman’s Deputy Keeper of Anthropology, Dr Sarah Byrne, in the World Gallery to explore a range of objects that show how kinship can be expressed through making, using, and sharing of material culture.

Tapestry Workshop

Artist Anne-Catherine le Deunff invites you to make an image on a piece of felt to create a colourful and unique tapestry.

Facepainting

Have your face painted with Wonderful World inspired designs.