Online Programme 2021

 

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Please note that due to social-distancing regulations and national restrictions, we are unable to host physical events at Leighton House. However our online programmes and virtual learning activities bring you exciting content and inspiration and introduce you to talented and reputable artists and creatives.

 

See our upcoming events below. For further information, visit our Learning from Home section and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube

 

ONLINE TALK (ZOOM): THE CREATION OF LEIGHTON'S ARAB HALL

With Islamic Art expert, Melanie Gibson

Thursday 20 May, 6-7pm (GMT)

Tickets £5

The Arab Hall, with its beautiful tiles, wooden lattices, gold mosaics and soaring dome captures the imagination of visitors today, just as it did when it was first revealed to the public in 1881. In this talk, Melanie Gibson will investigate how the ideas and objects Frederic Leighton collected over his travels were combined and displayed in this spectacular space.

 
 
ONLINE WORKSHOPS (ZOOM): INSPIRED BY ISLAMIC ART, PART 4: GARDEN OF PARADISE 

With artist and illustrator, Ayesha Gamiet

FREE | Please consider a donation to The Friends of Leighton House

Session 1: Fabulous Flowers. Wednesday 19 May, 5-7pm (GMT)

REGISTER HERE for Session 1

Session 2: Blissful birds. Wednesday 26 May 5-7pm (GMT)

REGISTER HERE for Session 2

Session 3: Tantalising Trees. Wednesday 2 June, 5-7pm (GMT)

REGISTER HERE for Session 3

Session 4: Brilliant Beasts. Wednesday 9 June, 5-7pm (GMT)

REGISTER HERE for Session 4

 

DOWNLOAD list of materials and worksheets. Access to a printer is essential.

 

ONLINE TALK: A VIRTUAL TOUR OF LEIGHTON HOUSE

With art history guide, Imogen Pasley-Tyler

WATCH THIS TALK ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Leighton House is one of the most extraordinary Victorian buildings in the country, the vision of Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896), President of the Royal Academy, who lived there for 30 years. This virtual exploration presents fascinating insights into iconic spaces like the Arab Hall, dressed with mosaic floors and tiled walls, or the grand north-facing studio, where Leighton produced all the works of his mature career.

 

ONLINE TALK: THE DE MORGANS AND LEIGHTON HOUSE

With Sarah Hardy, Curator of De Morgan Foundation

WATCH THE TALK ON OUR YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Sarah discuss William De Morgan's work including Leighton's commissions for his artist house - the iconic Narcissus Hall is amongst his most remarkable creations. The talk also explores his marriage with Evelyn De Morgan and his artistic legacy in the world of arts, crafts and ceramics. 

 

 

Our online learning programmes are supported by the National Lottery Heritage Fund

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