Public Programme 2017 - 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.

 


BARAKAT TRUST LECTURES

Thursday 4 October, 6.30-8.30pm; Agnieszka Dobrowolska, Alive in Cairo's City of the Dead

£15 (including drink on arrival)

Leighton House, in collaboration with the Barakat Trust, welcomes back Agnieszka Dobrowolska following her successful talk as part of London Craft Week 2018. She returns to share more on ARCHiNOS Architecture’s restoration project in the cemeteries of Cairo’s City of the Dead. 

This is the first in a series of talks, co-hosted with the Barakat Trust. 

Lectures once a month from October to December.

Further events: dates and speakers to be announced.

More Information and Tickets

 

 

THE LOVERS OF APADANA

Exhibit open from 6 October to 5 December 2018

This new exhibition showcases a brand new collection by internationally acclaimed artist Bita Ghezelavagh. Using traditional Iranian textiles Ghezelavagh explores the universal themes of love, war and everyday conflicts.

There will be Artist Talks, 12 and 23 November, 6.30pm

 

 

SING TO LIVE and THE TEA DANCE THROUGH TIME

Sunday 7 October

Music and a Tea Dance with a twist are on offer! The Tea Dance will take you on a foot tapping journey through the decade - with tea and biscuits for the journey!

Silver Sunday Activities

  • 11:00am Songs with Sing to Live (ground floor)
  • 11:30am – 2:00pm free access to the museum
  • 2:00pm - 4:00pm Tea Dance (studio first floor)

 

Registration Required for Tea Dance: Book here

 

 

LEIGHTON LATES AND LIVE MUSIC

Friday 12 October, 6.30pm, with Mark Crooks and Sandy Burnett

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.

Clarinettist Mark Crooks is joined by Sandy Burnett on double bass. Their acoustic set draws on the legacies of two great jazz clarinet players of the past, Benny Goodman and Artie Shaw, and breathes new life into some much-loved jazz standards.

More information and tickets


 

SAKBEH CIVILISATIONS SUPPER CLUB

NEW DATE ADDED: Friday 19 October, 7pm

Thursday 18 October, 7pm - SOLD OUT

£58 (includes complimentary drink on arrival, all food and entertainment; drinks during the meal purchased from cash bar)

The Arab Hall was inspired by the 12th century interiors of La Zisa palace in Sicily. This evening will explore the fusion of Sicilian and Middle Eastern influences, as expressed through food and song. 

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OTTOMAN COURT MUSIC

Tuesday 23 October

£12 full price; £9.50 with student discount

Be transported by the wonderful music of Baha Yetkin and Alexandros Koustas, as we explore the traditional Turkish Makams and the rhythms of the Ottoman Court. Musicians will take answers from the floor afterwards.

Student discount available.

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FAMILY ACTIVITIES

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


DANCING THE DABKE

Saturday 22 September, 2 to 3.30pm

Children £3; FREE for accompanying adult

Dancer Jamila Boughelaf leads children through the basic steps of Dabke, a joyful and defiant traditional Arab folk dance. Together they will have fun creating simple dances to upbeat and energising rhythms.

Suitable for ages 5-11. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

More information and tickets: Dancing The Dabke

 

 

PUPPET CREATION 

Saturday 20 October, 2pm-3.30pm

Children £3; FREE for accompanying adult

Expert puppet makers Knuckle and Joint teach with children making their own puppet inspired by the magic of Leighton House.  An afternoon of paint and glitter to bring your creations to life.

More Information and Tickets  


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