EVENTS PROGRAMME. SUMMER 2015
Tickets for events are available online
All the tickets include entry to Leighton House
For bookings enquiries please email email@example.com or
+44 (0) 20 7471 9153
LIFE DRAWING IN
Tuesday 12 May and 23 June.
1 - 4pm
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
Course led by Lavender Hill
Studios founder and director, Ann
Friday 14 August
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
August: Sunday 30th 1- 2:30 pm SOLD
September: Sunday 27th 1 - 2:30 pm
£12 - tickets include guided tour to Leighton House
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
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.
Holland Park Circle
From 22 August at
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday 13 July
2015. 8:30pm -
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
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
August. 11am -
FREE (Donations will be
Benjamin Franklin House Children’s Summer Fete, in
collaboration with special guests from the world of London
heritage, is traditionally held in Leighton's
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:
Every Wednesday and Sunday at
FREE (Museum admission
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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