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Out Shopping: After Hours

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Out Shopping After Hours

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19 July 2024


6:30pm - 9pm


Leighton House


About the event

Experience the unique surroundings of Leighton House after hours,  through the lens of sustainability, recycling and upcycling.

Inspired by the temporary exhibition Out Shopping: The Dresses of Marion and Maud Sambourne (1880-1910), showcasing art, fashion and photography for the first time, spend a fun, relaxed and creative summer evening with us.


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What's On

  • Join Lydia Bolton, sustainability creator and slow fashion designer, for a workshop in Leighton's studio. Try out your skills of upcycling and how to remake, mend and give a new lease of life to old clothing.
  • Experience an ambient soundscape and sonic journey with live sampling, drone-like textures, and intermittent rhythmic intervals with DJ Mariam Morshed.
  • Meet Marion Sambourne 'herself' as she introduces her favourite outfits on display in the exhibition gallery.
  • Thrift with our local Kensington High Street charity shops joining us for the evening.
  • Refresh your wardrobe with our clothing swap - bring a piece, take a piece!
  • A paid bar will be open throughout the evening, as well as the museum and our gorgeous garden in flower.
  • And much more: Victorian dress-up,  #Leightonselfie, textile jewellery-making workshop...


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About Lydia Bolton

Lydia Bolton is a slow fashion designer and sustainability advocate who creates everything in her fashion label from defective clothing, waste textiles and sleeping stock. Lydia's core mission is to educate people about fashion's impact on the climate, and she does this through empowering skill-sharing workshops and informative social content.  


About Mariam Morshed

Mariam is a sound artist, music researcher, and composer with a background in classical piano performance, electroacoustic music composition, sonic arts, and music psychology. Her compositions explore the musical and philosophical impacts of sustained notes. Her improvisatory approach of layering, fragmenting, and spatialising sonic material, seeks to unravel the resonances in the musical drone. 


Our local Hight Street charity shops 

About Octavia

Octavia has stayed true to its social purpose for more than 150 years continuing the pioneering work of founder, Octavia Hill. Operating in some of the most expensive parts of the capital in central and west London, Octavia puts people and communities first, providing affordable homes that enable people on lower incomes to live in London, alongside care and support services and community projects.


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