The fabulous Leighton House Museum has so many fabulous special events coming up that we wanted to share them with you so that you can pencil them into your social calendars. If you've never been to the Musuem, any one of these events would be the prefect reason for doing so.
EXHIBITION EVENTS PROGRAMME
LATE NIGHTS AT THE MUSEUM
22 January | 19 February | 26 March 2015
The Museum will remain open until 8.30pm.
Entry by timed ticket only; last entry is at 7.45pm.
11 February | 5 March 2015
6:30 to 7:30pm; doors open at 6pm
Special evening tours of the House and exhibition by Victorian art specialists including a glass of wine. Numbers are limited so early booking is advised.
BALLOON DEBATE: VICTORIAN MASTERS REVISITED
7pm to 9pm; doors open at 6:30pm
Join Alison Smith, (Tate Britain), Stephen Wildman (University of Lancaster), Julian Treuherz (Art Historian) and Christopher Newall, independent scholar and curator, as they discuss the relative merits of the Victorian Masters featured in A Victorian Obsession. An entertaining and enlightening evening chaired by art historian Colin Cruise that will shed light on the collection and its artists; not only as individuals but also as part of a bigger picture. The debate will conclude with questions from the floor and a show of hands - which artist will win the public's vote? 3
20 January | 17 February | 17 March 2015
1pm – 4pm
Tickets: £35 per session
SPECIAL OFFER: book three separate classes and save £15
Artists of all levels are invited to Leighton House for a series of afternoons of guided instruction in the craft of drawing from life. Each session will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to objects of the permanent collection and work on show. Course led by Lavender Hill. Studios founder and director, Ann Witheridge.
ARTISTS IN RESIDENCE
14 January | 18 February | 11 March 2015
To mark the opening of A Victorian Obsession exhibition and in celebration of Lavender Hill Studios’ 10th anniversary, Leighton House is hosting an Artist-in-Residence programme welcoming two artists over a ten week period each. The chosen artists will spend a day a week, drawing and painting at Leighton’s studio on the first floor, producing work in response to the temporary collection and to the environment.
3 March 2015
10am – 3pm
A rare opportunity to learn about the traditional materials used by an artist, from an artist and materials expert, Scott Pohlschmidt.
A VICTORIAN OBSESSION: AN EVENING OF MUSIC
12 February 2015
7:15pm – 10pm
Tenor Richard Edgar-Wilson with violinist Kathryn Parry and pianist Juliet Edwards will weave a tapestry of musical delights under the stewardship of compere Sandy Burnett that will include an aria from Cavalli’s unpublished opera Eliogabalo and music by Mendelssohn, Elgar, Brahms and Debussy inspired by the same poets and poetry that so affected the Victorian artists. The concert will feature the magical Lark Ascending in Vaughan Williams’ original version for violin and piano.
DESPERATE ROMANTICS: AN AESTHETIC SOIRÉE
25 February 2015
7pm – 8.30pm, doors open at 6:30pm
Tickets: £25 4
Hosted by academic and broadcaster Peggy Reynolds (BBC Radio 3 Adventures in Poetry), in discussion with art historian Jan Marsh, the event will also feature special live performances of some classic poetry from the likes of Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Browning and Swinburne.
THE MUSE – A NEW PLAY by Katherine Tozer
13, 14, 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 27 and 28 March 2015
7:45pm – 9pm
Following the sell-out success of the production Hedda, at Leighton House in April 2014 Palimpsest theatre, film and web company return to present an extended run of a new multi-media play that explores the relationship between Lord Leighton and Dorothy Dene, his model, muse and confidante.
Leighton House Museum
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ
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Saturday and Sunday: +44 (0) 20 7471 9160