The Horniman Sustainable Living Fair

09 October, 2019

The Horniman Sustainable Living Fair

We are popping up at the Horniman Museum and Gardens on Sunday 13th October! 10am – 4pm.

Join us for the relaunch of The Horniman Market, which has special focus on sustainable living with ecological and ethical products, organic food stalls, fun workshops and information stands.

We will be showcasing Arlette Gold designers who have stepped up to the challenge, attempting to be as ethical as they can in their manufacturing processes. Browse jewellery that has no negative impact on the people who make it, or the environment in which it’s produced. Our hand-picked selection of designers and makers use materials that can be traced back to the source, ensuring  their products have been produced in an ethical way, work with recycled materials, ensure their workers are paid fair wages and work reasonable hours, and avoid practices that pollute or impact the environment in a negative way.

Elsewhere in the market you’ll find eco-friendly and natural textiles, recycled products, fairly traded and ethical furniture, homeware, fashion, organic skin care and beauty. Browse fresh organic vegetables and free range meats; enjoy locally roasted coffee, artisan bread and pastries, cakes and biscuits, chocolates, British cheeses, craft beers and hot street food.

Or join in practical workshops; try your hand at up-cycling discarded plastic items to make jewellery and key rings; learn how a solar panel works and have a go at making one yourself; find out about the fashion industry and the effect it’s having on our environment and the changes fashion and textile designers are making to counteract this.

Don’t forget to visit the famously quirky Museum – walk through the centre of the animal enclosures, take a journey through the aquarium (find Nemo and Dory and say ‘hi’ to our favourites – the seahorses), enter the tropical surroundings of the butterfly house, wander around 16 acres of beautiful gardens, take a sideways look at the famous over-stuffed walrus who presides over the Natural History Gallery – home to taxidermy, skeletons and fossils, or check out their music and world galleries. You can really make a (free!) day of it. See you there! 

The museums's current exhibitions include:

Jide Odukoya’s photographic series shows Nigeria abuzz through the lens of traditional Nigerian weddings, presented as some of the world’s most opulent ceremonies. Turn It Up: On Paradoxes deploys a critical lens to explore the paradox of parallel Nigerian worlds; contrasting cosmopolitan affluence and extravagance, with underlying economic poverty.

Award-winning, internationally-exhibited visual artist Claire Morgan has created stunning new pieces for the Horniman, including a dramatic installation in Gallery Square. Claire’s thought-provoking works draws on the theme of waste and the impact that humans have on their surroundings. Her pieces include thousands of fragments of colourful waste polythene frozen in time, and nature combined with plastics.

From an ancient Egyptian pyramid to Old London Bridge, and from the natural wonder of a coral reef to the modern marvel of the international space station, travel through history and explore over 50 models made using half a million LEGO® bricks.

The market runs every Sunday.

10am – 4pm

Bandstand Terrace

Horniman Museum and Gardens