Jerk Cookout at the Horniman Museum, this Sunday, 1 – 6pm

This Sunday, the grounds of the Horniman Museum in Forest Hill will be taken over by about 10,000 people (is there room?) all in search of the world’s finest jerk dishes. Jerk has some close links with Brockley - it's the home of possibly London's only jerk-bagel shop, and who could forget the legendary Eternal Jerk shack.

It's not just jerk though, there is live music, crafts, a funfair, and even a world record attempt at the largest mass electric slide! BC will have to learn how to do the electric slide first. Here’s what the press release says:

London’s Finest Jerk Chefs Compete in the Cookout (judging from 4-5pm)
25 chefs will set up in the Horniman Gardens and compete to be named creator of the tastiest jerk dishes. Each chef must submit one traditional jerk dish and one with an unusual twist (previous entries have included a jerk pineapple). A panel of judges including GMTV’s Charlene White, Brenda Emmanus from BBC London will test all the entries. Many stalls will have their own recipe jerk sauces on sale to allow visitors to recreate their favourite dish at home.

Music on the Bandstand 1pm – 5pm
Reggae from Levi Roots, African drumming from Nzinga plus gospel and steel band. Hosted by Donna Spence.

Electric Slide Formation Dance British Record Attempt, 5-6pm
Social Enterprise Fun2Dance hopes to set a new British formation dance record by gathering 5000 people together to do the Electric Slide. Money raised through the participation fee (Adults: £5, Children: £3) will go towards the Mary Seacole Trust’s appeal for a memorial statue in the grounds of St Thomas’ Hospital and the Black Cultural Archive’s new heritage centre in Brixton.

Children’s Funfair
Bouncy castle, face painting, storytelling in the yurt, old-fashioned sports day (egg and spoon / sack race)

Craft Market
23 art and craft stalls including jewellery, cards and unique gift ideas.

As always with anything Horniman-related, you can keep up-to-date via the excellent and witty Horniman Twitter feed.