Get inspired by the south Asian continent this summer at The Horniman, with music, films and a real life (stuffed) tiger
Words Holly Kirkwood
The Horniman Museum and Gardens has promised to bring the sounds and spirit of South Asia to south east London this summer, with its Indian Summer season which is set to include everything from outdoor cinema screenings of the Jungle Book and Slumdog Millionaire to performances on rare musical instruments, oh and a real life stuffed Bengal tiger.
From July to September, the Museum and Gardens are set to come alive with colourful outdoor festivals and live performances celebrating the diversity and influence of South Asian music and culture.
Well-known musicians will perform on examples of instruments housed in the Horniman’s weird and wonderful music collection, and new commissions, talks, tours and displays will give an insight into South Asian culture and traditions.
Littles and adults will be able to join in with music and dance, immerse themselves in storytelling, take advantage of outdoor cinema screenings, get creative through arts and crafts, and tempt their taste buds with street food inspired by the region.
The Indian Summer season begins on Sunday 9 July with Tamasha, an Indian Summer Party for all the family, set in the Horniman’s stunning gardens.
Look out for Tamasha, an Indian Summer Garden Party for all the family, created in partnership with Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance on July 9, see outdoor screenings of Slumdog Millionaire (1 August) and The Jungle Book (6 August) in partnership with The Luna Cinema, and make sure you go along for a Big Wednesday in August for some fantastic storytelling, performances, arts and craft, dance and films inspired by traditions from all over India.
Find out more at their website www.horniman.ac.uk
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