Public Programme 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.

 

DRINK AND DRAW

Wednesday 26 February *SOLD OUT*

Wednesday 18 March

Wine tasting from 6:30pm to 7:15pm; drawing session from 7:15pm to 8:45pm

£20

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

 

LEIGHTON AND WHISTLER: AN UNLIKELY PAIR

Wednesday 25 March, 7pm - 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£10; includes access to the Museum and the talk

Most people think of Frederic Leighton and James McNeill Whistler as opposites, both personally and artistically. Join author Daniel E Sutherland as he explores the lives and work of two of the most fascinating artists of the nineteenth century.

BOOK TICKETS: LEIGHTON AND WHISTLER

 

LONDON CRAFT WEEK: CRAFT WITH CONTEXT 

Tuesday 28 April, 7pm - 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

FREE; suggested donation £5

Some of the most ambitious and intriguing craft exhibitions of recent times have taken place in country houses across Britain.

As part of the London Craft Week, join Hugo Macdonald, curator of the Harewood Biennial, for a panel discussion exploring what role contemporary craft might play in bringing new life to historic buildings.

BOOK TICKETS: London Craft Week

 

STEP CAREFULLY IN THE FOREST: STORYTELLING AND MUSIC

Thursday 7 May, 7:30pm - 9pm; doors open at 7pm

£15; Under 18s go FREE (please note that it is suitable for 12+)

Acclaimed duo of pianist Olga Jegunova & storyteller Matthew Crampton bring some mighty stories for grown-ups and young adults. While Matthew spins the tales, Olga improvises on themes by Ravel, Glass, Beethoven, Pärt and others.

BOOK TICKETS: Storytelling and Music

 

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

 

Free events

THE HOLLAND PARK CIRCLE: ARTISTS HOUSES WALKING TOURS

Selected Sundays, 11am - 12pm

FREE

Limited places, pre-booking essential: Book now on the Eventbrite website

Join our guided walks around the exterior of the unique group of studio-houses built by Victorian artist and President of the Royal Academy, Frederic, Lord Leighton and his contemporaries on Holland Park Road and Melbury Road (West London). Discover the fascinating story of how this corner of Holland Park became synonymous with a group of the leading artists of the late Victorian period. Find out why they came to build in this area and the architects that they chose.

Please note that admission to Leighton House Museum is not included and you need to buy a ticket if you would like to visit.

 

OUTREACH WORKSHOP: FREDERIC LEIGHTON, THE TRAVELLING ARTIST

  • Available on demand on Mondays or Tuesdays, subject to availability
  • Suitable for groups of adults (18+) living with mental health issues; people living with early stage dementia
  • Delivered at your venue for groups of 8 – 20
  • To request the workshop for your group or venue, please email Jana on jana.haragalova@rbkc.gov.uk

This sessions are part of our Community Engagement Programme and explore Leighton's passion for art and travelling. Participants will learn about Leighton’s life, handle Victorian period objects, read Leighton’s letters and discover his favourite travelling destinations in the Middle East. They also will be able to share and discuss their own experiences of travel and find their own connections with the Victorian artist and with each other.

 

Leighton House Museum Public Programme is supported by The National Lottery Heritage Fund

 

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Open Saturdays and Sundays only

10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ
email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk