Public Programme 2019 - 2020

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 9160.

 

2019

 

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.

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.

 

LEIGHTON LATE WITH THE SALOME QUARTET

Thursday 12 December, until 9pm (last entry 8:30pm).

FREE

Join us and our Musicians in Residence, the Salomé Quartet, for our last Museum Late of the year. With complimentary drinks and music, no need to pre-book, just turn up and explore Leighton's 'private palace of art' after-hours.

 

2020

RE-ENVISIONING THE PROMISED LAND: ORIENTALISM THROUGH 'OLANA' AND LEIGHTON HOUSE

Monday 27 January, 7-8:30; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival

A talk exploring the work of American painter Frederic Church (1826-1900) and his home, Olana, a prime example of Orientalist eclecticism in architecture. This will be considered in contrast to Victorian artist Frederic Leighton and his ‘House Beautiful’ in West London.

BOOK TICKETS: Orientalism through Olana and Leighton House

 

LEIGHTON'S TRAVELS TO SPAIN

Tuesday 11 February, 7-8:30; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival

A lecture that sheds light on Leighton's interest for Spanish art and culture, delivered by art historian Véronique Gerard Powell

BOOK TICKETS: Leighton's travels to Spain

 

DRINK AND DRAW

Wednesdays 26 February and 18 March, 7-8:30; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival

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 tasting experience.

BOOK TICKETS: Drink and Draw

 

 

Free events

 

OBJECT HANDLING SESSIONS

Saturdays 7 and 14 December, 12 - 4pm.

FREE with admission fee.

Explore and discover a selection of objects from our handling collection on display in Leighton’s studio. From De Morgan ceramics to Leighton’s correspondence, our knowledgeable volunteers will share fascinating insights into the history of each piece – just put the conservation gloves on and join us.

 

 

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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