Online ticket sales finish at 23.59 on 14 May. We will have tickets available on the door, subject to availability.
Daily 10.30am - 5.30pm
To celebrate the opening of Extremes, this after-hours event will present how artists react to extreme environments: expect some extremely hot music from Zimbabwe, dark storytelling by candlelight, surreal film screenings depicting submarine life and extreme installations by satirical artists Modern Toss.
Extremely Hot – Live music by Harare
6.30-7, 7.30-8 & 8.30-9pm
Harare will take you on a musical journey through Zimbabwean dance music. Formed by marimba maestro Kuda Tawanda Matimba, this dynamic quartet combines different styles from Jit Jive to traditional hypnotic rhythms of the mbira. Beautiful, melodic songs from the sacred traditions of the people of Zimbabwe.
Extremely Rude – Art show & pop-up event by Modern Toss
For one night only, these mischievous cult cartoonists will present a selection of their best satirical artwork. Get your portrait drawn by either Jon or Mick as you sit in their specially constructed Portrait Booth, try to break the world record for the longest single panel cartoon with the F***YEUX 2 Tapestry, test the Periodic Table of Swearing or visit the Cistern Chapel, a bespoke selection of classic Modern Toss works in the Horniman toilets.
Extremely High – Acrobatics by Kwabana Lindsay
6.45-6.55, 7.30-7.40 & 8.15-8.25pm
Kwabana Lindsay will combine acrobatics and live violin on a slackrope in the middle of the Sunken Garden. A beautiful and elegant piece in breathtaking surroundings.
Extremely Deep – Film screenings by The Submarine of Living Cinema
7-7.20, 7.40-8 & 8.20-8.40pm
The Cabinet of Living Cinema will present a selection of short films exploring the surface and depths of the sea, accompanied with live music. The programme will include films by “the surrealist Jacques Cousteau” Jean Painleve, local surf films, poetry by Shelley and award-winning contemporary animation.
Extremely Dark – Storytelling by Olivia Armstrong
7-7.30, 8-8.30 & 9-9.20pm
Grab a lantern and explore the Horniman Natural History Gallery in the dark. Olivia Armstrong will present a collection of mysterious and whimsical Victorian folk tales exploring the dark side of the moon.
Extremely Cool – The disco lift by the Horniman Youth Panel
Step into the Youth Panel disco lift and experience the party of a lifetime…for 30 seconds!
Extremes from the Collections
6.45-7, 7.45-8 & 8.45-9pm
The anthropology and collections teams are getting together to present a selection of extreme objects from the Horniman collections: expect some extremely strange, cold, romantic, ugly or even extremely disappointing objects.
7.10-7.30 & 8.10-8.30
Meet Natural History Keeper Paolo Viscardi and learn more about the stories behind our family exhibition.
Food & drink
You can also enjoy a bite to eat in the Horniman Café, try some street food next to the Conservatory or visit our special extremes bars.
Discover a selection of Modern Toss objects alongside other extreme gifts in the museum shop. Late ticket holders will get a 10% discount in the shop on the night.
This event is part of Museums at Night. Suitable for over-18s only.