Thursday 4 December, 7-8pm
Dr Robert Storrie, our Keeper of Anthropology draws on his fieldwork in Amazonia to discuss the meanings of the three shrunken heads in the Horniman's collection. What did they mean to the Shuar People who made them, and what do they mean now to their descendents? What have they meant to museums and their visitors over the past century, and can we find a way of displaying them in the future that does justice to Amazonian understandings of the world?
Behind the Scenes: Afghanistan and Empire: stories of British imperial adventure told through the Horniman’s collection
Afghan journalist Zia Shahreyar and historian Bijan Omrani will present the Horniman’s thought-provoking collection of relics from the Anglo-Afghan Wars using them and other objects from the region to place the current conflict in its historical and cultural context.
Tickets: £5 Over-18s only.
Ideal for beginners, this one day course, delivered by the Mammal Society provides a great introduction to urban mammals, how to identify and record them (including traditional trapping methods, footprint tunnels, camera traps and DNA analysis) and knowledge of the Horniman’s mammal collection.
£59: Mammal Society Members
An informal and social group gathering where a short-story is read together with an opportunity to handle Museum objects related to the story. Three Cs is a person-centred, inclusive organisation for people with learning disabilities and/or mental health challenges.
Drop in Jive/Rock N Roll/Rockabilly classes every Monday night upstairs at the Prince Regent Herne Hill from 8pm.
Class costs £5 and goes for an hour with half an hour social dancing afterwards.
All levels welcome and no partner required. Come learn a great new skill and be part of a fun local community which has been going in South East London since 2009.
The first of two KIDS CHOCOLATE MAKING WORKSHOPS happens at the Chocolate Museum on Thursday August 7th 3-4.30pm (the 2nd on Aug 27th, same time) before the Museum closes for a 2 week break August 9th-26th.
Have fun with your kids and learn how to make chocolate truffles and lollipops. The Museum will provide different fillings, decorations and lolli sticks for your beautiful and delicious chocolate creations! £9 per child, email to book or info: email@example.com
The Chocolate Museum
187 Ferndale Road
Wednesday to Friday: 2pm - 7pm: open to the public
Saturday: 10am - 6pm: open to the public
Sunday: Open for workshops and private hire only
Tuesday to Friday: 10am - 1pm open to school bookings
Monday & Tuesday: Closed to the public
SLBI hosts the opening event of Brockwell Park Community Greenhouses's 10 day Pollination Festival.
Darwin studied orchids growing wild on the North Downs. Come and learn about the amazing process of orchid pollination. Lecture by SLBI President Irene Palmer. For more information and tickets, please visit the What's On pages of www.slbi.org.uk
Lecture and slideshow by Roger Morris, author of An Introduction to the Hoverflies of Britain. Tickets £5, reductions for unwaged. Booking essential: please email Alison Alexander via firstname.lastname@example.org or drop in to the Greenhouses Tues, Thurs, Sun 1-5pm.
The 15th annual Turney Burbage Summer Party at the Edward Alleyn Clubhouse (entrance between 83-85 Burbage Road) June 20th from 6pm. £15 per household, some discounts for smaller households. Available on door at slightly greater cost. As usual great location with free welcome drink, bar, magician, face painting, bouncy castle, family sports, ‘The Relatives’ Ukelele band, rock and pop from Baregroove, local history talk by Ian McInnes & more. Bring a dish to share with your neighbours. All welcome. More information from Turney Burbage website: http://turneyandburbage.org.uk/2014/05/13/turney-burbage-party-2014/