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Local events

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Colour: The Rainbow Revealed

Horniman Museum and Gardens 18 July 10am to 5.30PM

An interactive exhibition for the all the family exploring the endless ways in which colour shapes our world.

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Plonk Crazy Golf at the Horniman

Horniman Museum and Gardens 18 July 10am to 5pm

A 9-hole crazy golf course in the Horniman Gardens for all the family. Enjoy loop-the-loops, heroic hills as well as some special Horniman themed-holes, and Plonk's very own Gerald the Walrus!

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Yamal: The Stream of Life  Free

Horniman Museum and Gardens 18 July 10am to 5.30PM

A beautiful photography exhibition revealing the lives and culture of people living in the Yamal region of Northwest Siberia.

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Crafty crew

Stanstead Lodge Senior Club 18 July 10.30AM to 12 noon

If you are crafty, this is your group!

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Job Club - Smart App for Carers  Free

Carers Lewisham 18 July 2pm to 4pm

You can join the group to practice your IT skills, focus on your job search and applications, with the support of the Working for Carers team. Don't struggle alone if you are a carer looking to become more employable come along to this free event.

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History

Forest Hill is one of the highest hills in London, originally part of the Great North Wood until the mid-19th century it was sparsely inhabited by charcoal burners and woodsmen. The opening of the Forest Hill Station in 1839 (originally called The Dartmouth Arms) gave the first boost to the development of the suburb. Until then the name 'Forest Hill' had been applied exclusively to fifteen or twenty houses in Honor Oak Road.

Collector and politician Frederick Horniman began his collection of artefacts as a public and it became one of the most popular attractions in south London. The current building was opened in 1901 amid a 16-acre park and is open to the public free of charge. Other buildings of architectural merit include the Forest Hill Library, Forest Hill Pools and the Capitol cinema now a J.D Wetherspoons pub.