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The Venus Bushfires invite you to join storytelling workshops and live musical performances for the whole family.

Take part in this family-friendly storytelling workshop as we transform life-in-lockdown stories from local communities into songs that will be performed by The Venus Bushfires and friends at the Horniman Museum.

The workshops aim to explore how we communicate with each other and share our ideas, experiences and cultures through the art of storytelling. With the help of artist Helen Epega, families will collectively create a story inspired by the pandemic and their lockdown experiences. Elements of the story such as words and or feelings will be reflected in the live musical performance.

The workshops are intended to develop confidence, a sense of community, communication skills and inter-family dialogue.

The Venus Bushfires is a creative collective of one and many, of which multidisciplinary artist Helen Epega is the only constant member.

The Nigerian-British singer-songwriter, composer and abstractionist artist explores the ethereal sounds of the 'hang' and the power of the talking drum cross-fertilising multiple visual & musical styles.


Horniman Museum and Gardens

100 London Road, Forest Hill, London, Greater London, SE23 3PQ

020 8699 1872


Opening times

10am - 5.30pm
Closed Wednesdays and 24-26 Dec

Mon-Sat 7.15am – sunset
Sun and Bank Holidays 8am – sunset
Closed 25 Dec

You must have a ticket to visit the Museum, Aquarium, Butterfly House and Monkey Business.

Please wear a mask or face covering unless you have a good reason not to (children under 11 are exempt).

The majority of the Horniman is free to enter but you must have a ticket – find out more about planning your visit.

Your ticket is valid only for the date and time you choose.

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