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 

Friday 12 January - Basel Saleh Trio (Syrian folkloric music)

Friday 9 February with Phelan Burgoyne Trio

Friday 9 March with Meg Morley Trio

Open till 9pm; last entry 8:30pm

£10

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.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Leighton Lates

 

ART BITES

Friday 9 February in partnership with Whole Foods Market Kensington and Divine Chocolate

Friday 16 March in partnership with Sakbeh

Friday 20 April

12-2pm; drop-in sessions

FREE TO ATTEND; Museum entry not included

The Art Bites series explore connections between art, food, flavours and cultures and they are inspired by our permanent collection and the figure of Leighton as an artist, mentor and avid traveller. Just drop in and learn about ingredients, techniques and recipes and grab a bite before you leave. 

 

LIFE DRAWING IN LEIGHTON'S STUDIO

Tuesday 6 February, 1-4pm

Tuesday 13 March, 1-4pm

Tuesday 24 April, 1-4pm

£30

Artist Ann Witheridge, founder of London Fine Art Studios, returns to Leighton House to lead a new series of her popular life-drawing sessions. Open to artists of all levels, each afternoon will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to the permanent collection and expert tuition from Ann.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Life-Drawing

 

AN ARABIAN FEAST AT LEIGHTON HOUSE: 1,001 FLAVOURS, STORIES AND SOUNDS FROM SYRIA

Friday 2 March, 7:30-10pm; doors open at 7pm

Early bird tickets (limited spaces) £40; Standard tickets, £45

Join our first ever supper club and enjoy an array of mouth-watering dishes from Syria while learning of their provenance and culinary influences. In between courses they will be serenaded with live music, bridging old and contemporary songs from the region, brought to you by Yara Zeitoun.

The evening is realised in collaboration with Sakbeh and it is part of the programme of the BBC Civilisations Festival.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Syrian Supper Club

 

TALK: THE ISLAMIC ENLIGHTENMENT BY CHRISTOPHER DE BELLAIGUE. Introduction by Bettany Huges

Tuesday 6 March, 6:30 - 8:30pm

£15; includes Q&A and drinks reception after the talk

Beginning with the dramatic collision of East and West following Napoleon’s arrival in Egypt, and taking us through 200 tumultuous years of Middle Eastern history, Christopher de Bellaigue (OE), journalist and historian, will tell the forgotten story of the Islamic Enlightenment. The talk will be introduced by Bettany Hughes, award-winning historian, author and broadcaster. 

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: The Islamic Enlightenment

 

OIL PAINTING CLASS IN LEIGHTON'S STUDIO

Tuesday 15 May, 1-4pm

£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-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. Keep an eye on our website and social media for upcoming sessions.

 

FAMILY TAKE-OVER 

Saturday 20 January

3-5pm

Children £3; FREE for parents / guardians

Join our monthly Family Take Over for an inspirational and fun afternoon of music making and melody: with London-based Syrian musician Basel Saleh, a former leading member of the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra, and fellow musicians.

Listen to live Syrian folkloric music played on authentic Middle Eastern instruments, experiment with improvisation and learn traditional songs from Aleppo and Damascus.

Activity starts at 3pm, please arrive from 2.45 for a prompt start

Suitable for children aged 6-11 years old, with a parent or guardian.

MORE INFORMATION AND TICKETS: Family Take-Over


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