Public Programme 2019

Simon Schama at Leighton House Museum

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tickets for events are available online on the Eventbrite website.

Ticket prices include admission to the house (and the garden during summer time)

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

 

STORIES OF THE SUN: A MAGICAL EVENING WITH VANESSA WOOLF

Friday 5 July, 7-8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink

Professional story teller, Vanessa Woolf, celebrates the Summer Solstice with a very special session exploring a selection of Leighton's works on display inspired by the Sun and its myths. Plus much more! Doors open at 6:30pm for a drinks reception.

BOOK HERE: Stories of the Sun 

 

LECTURE: PAST & PRESENT: MODERN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE IN THE GULF

By art historian Tarek Swelim. In collaboration with the Barakat Trust

Thursday 16 May, 7 - 8:30pm; doors open at 6:30pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival

The lecture will discuss modern Islamic architecture in the Arabian Gulf and its recollections of the past. With the sudden boom in architecture after the discovery of oil in the Arabian Gulf, different trends and styles started to pour into the region, leading to a lack of coherence and identity.

BOOK HERE: The Barakat Trust Lecture

 

SCREENING SERIES: CINEMA FOR SYRIA

In aid of Hands Up Foundation

22 May, 19 June, 24 July, 25 September, 23 October, 20 November

£15; includes a complimentary drink on arrival, access to the Museum and screening

The programme, curated by award-winning director Soudade Kaadan, is an enchanted journey showcasing the talents of Syrian filmmakers despite the challenges they face in a country shattered by a violent conflict. 

FULL PROGRAME AND TICKETS

 

DRINK AND DRAW 

*SOLD OUT* more sessions to be released in summer

Friday 10 May, 6:30 - 9pm; drawing from 7 to 8pm

£15; includes a complimentary drink, access to the Museum and class

Unleash your inner artist and join our informal guided drawing sessions in Leighton’s studio, where the former President of the Royal Academy conceived and painted his masterpieces. With live music and complimentary drinks, bring a friend or two and experience a different take on a Friday night out. In collaboration with London Fine Art Studios, Mama Xanadu's Wild Alchemy and Fred Thomas

BOOK HERE: Drink and Draw

 

LIFE-DRAWING AND PAINTING IN LEIGTHON'S STUDIO

*SOLD OUT*

Tuesdays 21 May 18 June, 9 July 2019, 1-3pm

£35

Our popular afternoon sessions in Leighton's studio consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to our permanent collection and expert tuition from artist Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios. The course is open to artists of all levels however for those joining sessions in June and July (long poses), drawing is advisable.

COURSE DETAILS AND TICKETS: Life-Drawing and Painting

 

 

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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