EVENTS PROGRAMME. SUMMER 2015

Tickets for events are available online at Eventbrite

All the tickets include entry to Leighton House Museum

For bookings enquiries please email museums@rbkc.gov.uk or call

+44 (0) 20 7471 9153

 

 

LIFE DRAWING IN LEIGHTON'S STUDIO

Tuesday 12 May and 23 June. 1 - 4pm

£35

Our popular Life Drawing course has been extended and new sessions in May and June are now available.

Artists of all levels are invited to Leighton’s studio for a series of afternoons of guided instruction in the craft of drawing from life. Each session will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to objects of the permanent collection. Participants will work in charcoal on textured paper and they are encouraged to bring their own drawing materials (charcoal, paper and a sketch pad). There will be a limited supply of materials for sale on the day.

Course led by Lavender Hill Studios founder and director, Ann Witheridge.  

BOOK NOW: Life Drawing

 

SUMMER LATES 

Friday 14 August

Museum admission applies

Join our Lates for the chance to visit the Museum 'after hours' and enjoy a complimentary glass of wine. The garden is open and picnics are welcome. Booking is not required; last entry at 8:30pm; the Museum closes at 9pm

 

HOLLAND PARK CIRCLE: ARTISTS HOUSES GUIDED WALKS

July: Sunday 26th from 1 - 2:30 pm SOLD OUT

August: Sunday 30th 1- 2:30 pm SOLD OUT

September: Sunday 27th 1 - 2:30 pm SOLD OUT

£12 - tickets include guided tour to Leighton House Museum

This summer, Leighton House Museum hosts a new series of guided walks to explore the history behind the artistic community which lived and worked in Holland Park during the late 19th century. Victorian artists, including Val Prinsep, G.F. Watts, Luke Fildes, Marcus Stone and Leighton himself, commissioned grand studio-houses from some of the leading architects of the day and formed the so-called ‘Holland Park Circle’.

Join our guided walks around the exterior of the unique group of studio-houses built by Leighton and his contemporaries on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road and find out fascinating insights into the architecture of the area, the artists and their work. Ticket includes entry to Leighton House Museum and guided tour at 3pm.

BOOK NOW: Holland Park Circle

 

Artists' Homes: Luke Fildes

 

STRICTLY COME GARDENING!

Sessions held fortnightly

From 22 August at 11am

Join our sessions of volunteer work helping us to get the garden of Lord Leighton looking spick and span during the summer.

No previous experience in gardening is needed however you will need to be fit enough to undertake light gardening and wear appropriate clothing - if you have gardening gloves please bring them along.

Refreshments (tea, coffee, water, biscuits) will be provided but feel free to bring your lunch for a picnic in the garden. Alternatively there are many cafes and restaurants within a short walking distance of the house.

No need to register, just turn up on the day and sign in to get started; you don’t need to stay for the full time but you will be asked to volunteer for a minimum of 1 hour to gain free access to the house. Families welcome!

For more information and to register interest, please email Heather Farwell on heather.farwell@rbkc.gov.uk

 

RAED YASSIN CONCERT

Monday 13 July 2015. 8:30pm - 9:30pm

£10

Remixing classic popular Arabic music with playful nostalgia and cheeky irreverence, Raed Yassin’s music will inject a mesmeric and haunting soundscape into London’s most orientalist building. Like his visual art, his music draws from personal narratives within a collective history, seen through the lens of consumer culture and mass production.

Artist, turntablist and all-round musician Raed Yassin creates a special electronic and turntabling set for the unique surroundings of Leighton House and his exhibition, Kissing Amnesia (13 July - 2 August), as part of the Shubbak Festival.

BOOK NOW: Raed Yassin Concert

 

Raed Yassin Concert

 

CHILDREN'S SUMMER FETE

Saturday 1 August. 11am - 4pm

FREE (Donations will be welcome!)

The Annual Benjamin Franklin House Children’s Summer Fete, in collaboration with special guests from the world of London heritage, is traditionally held in Leighton's glorious garden.

Do come and enjoy children’s activities with Benjamin Franklin House, Charles Dickens Museum, Dr Johnson’s House, the Geffrye Museum, Kelmscott House and the Ragged School Museum. Coinciding with our current exhibition, Kissing Amnesia, the workshop hosted by Leighton House will be inspired by the series of colourful embroideries on show depicting the artist's childhood memories.

REGISTER TO ATTEND: Children's Fete

 

PUBLIC TOURS

Every Wednesday and Sunday at 3pm

FREE (Museum admission applies)

Join us for free guided tours to the House and the Museum permanent collection which give visitors the chance to enjoy and learn more about this unique studio-house and the life and work of Frederic, Lord Leighton.

Booking is not necessary however large groups will be not permitted so if your party size exceeds six people, please contact the Museum to arrange a Private Tour.

 

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Open daily except Tuesday
10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W12 8LZ
email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk