Public Programme 2017 - 2018

Simon Schama at Leighton House Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for events are available online at Eventbrite.co.uk

Ticket price includes admission to the house and the garden.

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

 

LEIGHTON LATES AND LIVE MUSIC

Our popular Leighton Lates provide visitors with the chance to enjoy the house ‘out of hours’ until 9pm. With an atmosphere of their own, there is also the opportunity to enjoy a complimentary drink and listen to live music.

 

Friday 8 June – Martin Speake and Alex Maguire

 

£12.50

 

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: LEIGHTON LATES  

 

POETRY READING AT LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM

 

Scarlett Sabett reads from her latest and third collection of poems: ZOREH.

 

Scarlett launched the collection in the USA with readings at Elliot Bay Books in Seattle and at MOPOP Seattle Museum, as well as City Lights in San Francisco. She joins us at Leighton House Museum following a successful event at The Troubadour, Old Brompton Road. Scarlett has performed in venues around London and at the famous Shakespeare & Co. in Paris.

 

“What strikes me about Scarlett's work it that it's very cutting edge and it's making poetry interesting again. I love both the intensity and the spiritual aspect she conveys." Sir Van Morrison

 

Refreshment served on arrival. There will be a book signing following the performance.  

 

£10

 

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: ZOREH: A POETRY READING BY SCARLETT SABET

 

OIL PAINTING CLASS IN LEIGHTON'S STUDIO

Tuesday 15 May, 1 to 4pm

£30 - £35

An oil painting class from the figure model. Artist Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, revisits her popular figure sessions with this oil painting class consisting of a three hour long pose in the context on Leighton's studio, where students will be surrounded by some of the artist's most celebrated works.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Oil painting in Leighton's studio

 

LEARN AND DRAW: ARTISTS HOUSES, THE HOLLAND PARK CIRCLE

Tuesday 12 June, 10am to 1pm

£30 - £35

Join this special workshop in partnership with London Fine Art Studios. Includes an introduction about The Holland Park Circle, a community of leading Victorian artists, and the chance to explore and paint the exterior of their former studio houses in Melbury Road and Holland Park Road (Kensington, West London)

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Artists Houses: Learn and Drawn

 

FREE PUBLIC GUIDED TOURS

Every Wednesday and Sunday

3pm

FREE with admission ticket

Join us for a ninety-minute tour of the House which gives visitors the chance to enjoy and learn more about this unique studio-house and the fascinating life and career of Lord Leighton.

Please note that due to very high public demand for our public tours, larger groups are not permitted to join these tours. If your party size exceeds six people, you will need to book a Private Tour, please refer to the Private Group Tours section.

PRE-BOOKING IS NOT AVAILABLE

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

We host family activities every month, exploring an array of themes and presenting diverse activities to engage with parents and children alike.

 

 

FAMILY TAKE-OVER 

Join our monthly Family Take Over for an inspirational and fun afternoon exploring the different art forms, crafts and cultures manifested in the Museum’s collections and history. 

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Family Take-Over

 

LET’S GO FLY A KITE – SUMMER KITES WORKSHOP

Saturday 23 June, 2.30 to 4pm

 

Taking inspiration from the beautiful motifs, geometry and colours of the Leighton House Museum ceramic collection, we learn about kite flying cultures and create our own unique kite to take to out and fly.  Suitable for ages 5 upwards. Children must be accompanied by an adult.  Taught by professional artist and kite-maker, Kirsten Lyle.

 

Places limited

Children £3; FREE for parents / guardians

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Family Take-Over

 


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10am - 5.30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W12 8LZ
email: museums@rbkc.gov.uk