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Experience African Summer

This 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. 

We will be working with London-based artists, dancers and musicians to re-imagine our vibrant African collection. 


  • Alesandra Seutin, Alesandra Seutin
    , Alesandra Seutin

Africa Dance!

Season events

View all African Summer events here

  • Africa Dance! A day of African music and dance performances celebrating the diversity of styles from the African Diaspora. Sunday 5 July
  • Bandstand Concerts. Listen to sensational performances from: KaramaKasaï MasaïKakatsitsi and Manding Sabu on the Bandstand set against a fascinating view of the London skyline. Sundays in August.
  • African Late. A night of performances celebrating contemporary artists from all around Africa and the African Diaspora, including dance workshops, street performances, films, tours, food, drinks and more. Thursday 6 August
  • Big Wednesdays. A day of activities inspired by Africa’s many different countries and its Diaspora on Wednesdays in August
  • Africarnival. An afternoon of extravagant concerts, dance and carnival performances in the gardens to celebrate the end of our African Summer. Sunday 30 August

Africa Late


Meet our curators, experts and musicians and learn more about the stories behind our African collections in our Explore Africa series with events for adults and children.