AN AFRICAN SUMMER AT THE HORNIMAN / CINEMA MUSEUM EVENTS FOR APRIL / MAY / JUNE
AN AFRICAN SUMMER AT THE HORNIMAN
Things are hotting up at the Horniman ready for its 2015 summer season, which will celebrate Africa’s rich cultural influence on London.
The African Summer season will showcase London-based artists, whose work will reveal the diversity of people, art forms, ideas and traditions inspired by this vast continent and its diaspora.
Throughout July and August, the Horniman will play host to live music, photography, museum displays, film and dance – including carnival parades and Afro-jazz picnics, as well as African-inspired family favourites such as arts and crafts, object-handling and storytelling.
The first event is Africa Dance! on 5 July, a glorious day of dance and cross-arts performances delivered in partnership with the Association of Dance of the African Diaspora (ADAD) and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance programme, as part of Bloom Festival.
The summer season will complement the Horniman’s African Worlds gallery, along with a temporary display by the Windrush Foundation, and a photo-documentary exhibition of images of women in Sierra Leone.
African Summer will also feature works by artists and performers specially commissioned by the Horniman, thanks to bursaries made possible by Arts Council England’s Grants for the arts programme. Artists and performers interested in taking part should apply via horniman.ac.uk/about/commissions by 30 March.
Please visit the website for updates on the full African Summer programme. (Source: Horniman museum press release)
CINEMA MUSEUM EVENTS FOR APRIL / MAY / JUNE
The new Cinema Museum events brochure is now available. Covering April, May and June, this can be picked up from the Museum – or you can view it via the link below: