Public Programme 2019

Simon Schama at Leighton House Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for events are available online on the Eventbrite website

Ticket prices include admission to the house

Please note that there are no concessions for public events at Leighton House Museum.

For bookings enquiries please email museums@rbkc.gov.uk or call +44 (0) 20 7471 9153

 

 

DRINK & DRAW IN LEIGHTON'S STUDIO

Wednesday 13 November, 6:30 - 9pm

£20; includes a complimentary drink on arrival, access to the museum and tutored session

Following a sell-out run last season, Leighton House Museum, in collaboration with London Fine Art Studios and Enoteca Rosso, hosts a new series of Drink & Draw sessions that unite live music, fine art and a delicious wine tasting.

BOOK TICKETS: Drink & Draw

 

SCREENING SERIES: CINEMA FOR SYRIA

In aid of Hands Up Foundation

23 October, 20 November 6:30 - 9pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival, access to the museum and screening

The programme, curated by award-winning director Soudade Kaadan, is an enchanted journey showcasing the talents of Syrian filmmakers despite the challenges they face in a country shattered by violent conflict. 

FULL PROGRAME AND TICKETS

 

STITCHING A SENSE OF PLACE: EMBROIDER A KEEPSAKE LONDON MAP

With textile artist Ekta Kaul 

Saturday 23 November, 10:30am - 1pm; doors open at 9:30am for a private view of the Museum and refreshements

£80; includes exclusive access to the Museum, teas & coffees and tutored class

Learn to embroider a keepsake map of London, an original design by Ekta. You can add your favourite locations or routes and create something truly personal for yourself or for a loved one. The class is suitable for all levels and beginners are welcome. All materials and use of tools included.

BOOK TICKETS: Stitching a sense of place

 

REVIVING THE ANCIENT OR STEPPING OUT OF ITS SHADOW? THE JOURNEY OF MODERN ART IN EGYPT

With specialist Yasmine Dorghamy and British Museum curator Venetia Porter

Wednesday 27 November, 7- 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival

A talk to explore the rise and evolution of contemporary Egyptian art - its inspirations, influences, and protagonists, followed by a debate and Q&A. In collaboration with The Barakat Trust.

BOOK TICKETS: The Journey of Modern Art in Egypt

 

BOOK LAUNCH: A SHORT STORY OF LONDON by Simon Jenkins

Tuesday 3 December, 7- 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival

Join best-seller author Simon Jenkins as he presents his latest book in Leighton’s studio, followed by a Q&A and book signing.

BOOK TICKETS: A Short Story of London

 

FESTIVE FAIR AT LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM

Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 December, 10am - 5pm

Museum entry fees waived! Adults £5, FREE for under 18s

In the picturesque setting of Lord Leighton's house, come and browse a treasure trove of unique Christmas gifts. Our hand-picked traders celebrate the products, the art and design and traditional crafts of the Middle East, where Leighton travelled often.

 

Free Events

 

DEMENTIA FRIENDLY WORKSHOPS

Tuesdays 15 October, 19 November, 11am – 1pm

FREE

A new series of  Dementia friendly workshops exploring connections between visual art and music at Leighton House Museum. A unique opportunity for people living with early stage dementia and their care supporters to take part in creative activities discovering the art and the stories of Frederic Leighton’s home.

Download full programme here (133KB) [PDF]

To reserve your place please email Jana at jana.hagaralova@rbkc.gov.uk

 

COMMUNITY GROUP LEADERS TRAINING

Tuesday 22 October, 10am - 4:30pm

FREE

A free training day for community group leaders that provides information about the museum and its collections and offer guidance of how to become part of our Community Access Scheme, which facilitates free group visits.

To book your place email Jana.haragalova@rbkc.gov.uk

 

A DIFFERENT WAY OF SEEING: THE OTTOMAN CITY VIEWS AND TOPOGRAPHIC PAINTINGS OF MATRAKÇI NASUH

By Assoc. Prof. Filiz Adigüzel Toprak. In collaboration with Yunus Emre Enstitüsü – London

Thursday 24 October, 7-8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

*SOLD OUT*

City views and topographic paintings had been one of the most distinctive features of 16th century Ottoman manuscript illustration.

This talk examines the illustrations of a specific manuscript, Mecmü-i Menâzil, composed in the third decade of the 16th century by Matrakçı Nasuh, the famous Ottoman polymath who excelled in martial arts, mathematics, painting and literature.

REGISTER TO ATTEND

 

CREATIVE QUARTER 2019

Friday 22 November, 10am - 4pm

FREE ENTRY (pre-booked schools only)

Come and join our free workshops, talks, tours and performances in and around Kensington, all offering 13-19 year old students the chance to explore creative industries and creative careers. Visit our Learning page for more information.

For registration, please contact Charlotte Villiers on charlotte.villiers@rbkc.gov.uk

 

Family Fun at Leighton House Museum

Join our family programme and special events for children at Leighton House Museum, a unique and opulent Victorian palace of art.

Explore the full programme.

 

 

Supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

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