Public Programme 2018

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Tickets for events are available online on the Eventbrite website.

Ticket prices include 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.

 

LOVERS OF APADANA. ARTIST TALKS

Monday 12 and Friday 23 November, 7 - 8pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival

Meet contemporary artist Bita Ghezelayagh for an exclusive tour of her brand new exhibition Lovers of Apadana, on display at Leighton House Museum. Ghezelayagh uses traditional textiles to explore universal themes of love and war while also examining the small dissonances that colour our everyday lives.

Bita Ghezelayagh has exhibited across Europe, the Middle East and North and South America. Her work is held in permanent collections across the world, including the British Museum, and the Devi Art Foundation in Delhi.

BOOK HERE: Bita Ghezelayagh, Artist Talk

 

BARAKAT TRUST LECTURES: 1,000 YEARS OF EGYPT'S CEREMONIAL TENT-MAKING TRADITION

Wednesday 14 November, 7 - 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival

Leighton House Museum, in collaboration with the Barakat Trust, welcomes Seif El Rashidi for an exciting talk on this little explored tradition. Discover the stories of this fascinating craft through the voices of its craftsmen and patrons, past and present. Get to handle some of the treasures of this remarkable textile tradition, and immerse yourself in a little-known treasure-trove of Islamic art.

BOOK HERE: 1000 Years of Tent Making Tradition

 

LEIGHTON LATE: HOUSE OF THE YOUNG ROMANTICS

Friday 16 November, 6.30 - 9pm; last entry at 8:30pm

£15

An art-happening for all the dreamers and doers, the thinkers and drinkers. For one night only, Leighton House Museum becomes an immersive sensory haven, dedicated to the Romantic arts.

Featuring...

* A showcase of young, romantic artist Iman Dabbous

* Talented young musician Chris Hedges performing Bach and Britten

* Award winning documentary maker Waad al-Kateab

* Botanical Cocktails and New Romantic Sounds

BOOK HERE: The House of Young Romantics

 

FILM SCREENING: Solitaire. Directed by Sophie Boutros

Friday 30 November, 7:15 - 9:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£10; includes a drinks reception with live music

20 years past the Lebanese-Syrian war, still Thérèse didn’t get over her brother’s death by a Syrian bomb. Today her only daughter is getting engaged. Only when the suitor is at her doorstep, she discovers he is Syrian. 

Film screening in association with Nour

BOOK HERE: Solitaire

 

A CHRISTMAS EXTRAVAGANZA AT LEIGHTON HOUSE MUSEUM

Tuesday 18 December, 6 - 9pm

£25; includes drinks, canapés and live music

From turkey and crackers to figgy pudding and Father Christmas, the festive season as we know it today has its roots in the Victorian era. Join us in this special evening featuring greedy queens, jolly canapés and festive music. Featuring Dr Annie Gray, presenter of BBC2's Victorian Bakers and The Confectioners

BOOK HERE: Christmas Extravaganza

 

FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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

 

SHADOW PUPPET CREATIONS

Saturday 17 November, 2pm-3.30pm

Children £3; FREE for accompanying adult

The fabulous Knuckle and Joint return to conjure up tales from faraway lands as part of Shadow Puppet Creations. Create your own puppet, taking inspiration from the beautiful Arab hall, before coming together to perform.

BOOK HERE: Shadow Puppet Creations

 

FILM SCREENING: The 99 Unbound. Directed by Naif Al-Mutawa and Dave Osborne

Saturday 1 December, 5:30 - 7pm

Children £3; FREE for accompanying adult

99 youngsters from across the globe, 99 ancient Noor stones, 99 superhuman powers. As the mystical Noor stones emerge worldwide, Dr.Ramzi recruits the young stone-bearers into a team to fight evil. But a fearsome adversary, Rughal, has been hunting the stones for centuries, and he has his own, very different, ambitions.

Film screening in association with Nour

BOOK TICKETS: The 99 Unbound


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