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February 2019

An evening with ENO for FLH Members

February 14, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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This is the first of two special evenings arranged  for FLH members at the Coliseum, home of English National Opera. The evening will start with an exclusive drinks reception at 6.30pm. Thursday 14th February - La bohéme - Jonathan Millar’s classic production returns to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the directors ENO debut. Places are limited to twenty for each performance, but you will be able to bring one guest. Tickets are complimentary. Reservations will be made on a first…

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Lost Treasures of Strawberry Hill Exhibition

February 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Strawberry Hill House, 268 Waldegrave Road
Twickenham, TW1 4ST United Kingdom
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£15

 A private guided tour of this exhibition in the stunning setting of Strawberry Hill has been arranged for FLH Members.  This exhibition brings back to Strawberry Hill some of the most important masterpieces in Horace Walpole’s famous and unique collection for a once-in-a-lifetime exhibition. Horace Walpole’s collection was one of the most important of the 18th century. It was dispersed in a great sale in 1842. For the first time in over 170 years, Strawberry Hill can be seen as Walpole conceived…

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March 2019

Ruskin at Two Temple Place

March 11, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Two Temple Place, Embankment
London , WC2R 2BD United Kingdom
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Free

John Ruskin The Power of Seeing – an exhibition at Two Temple Place, London A guided tour for FLH members of the building followed by a viewing of the exhibition Power of Seeing, an exhibition which marks the bicentenary of this polymath. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1895 on Embankment London. In addition to the extraordinary, opulent interior, Two Temple Place contained the largest strong room in Europe as well as two…

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An evening with ENO for FLH Members

March 21, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 10:30 pm

This is the second of two special evenings arranged for FLH members at the Coliseum, home of English National Opera. The evening will start with an exclusive drinks reception at 6.30pm. Thursday 21st March - The Magic Flute. Simon McBurney’s five-star production, concerning the search for truth and reason, love and enlightenment, returns to ENO. Places are limited to twenty for each performance, but you will be able to bring one guest. Tickets are complimentary. Reservations will be made on a…

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June 2019

A Magical Victorian Circus Garden Party at Leighton House Museum

June 25, 2019 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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£20

With the major refurbishment of the Museum due to start after the summer, this year's Garden Party marks the end of a chapter in the story of Leighton House and celebrates the transformation that is about to take place. Do come and support this special occasion by making as generous a donation as you can. (suggested donation £20 per guest) Contact Hannah.Lund@rbkc.gov.uk to find out more and how to donate. Buy raffle tickets on the day for the chance to…

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July 2019

Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery guided tours

July 24, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Pitzhanger Manor, Mattock Lane
London, W5 5EQ United Kingdom
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Free

A special guided tour for the Friends of Leighton at the newly restored Sir John Soane’s Pitzhanger Manor and Gallery. Pitzhanger Manor, built between 1800 and 1804, is a rare and spectacular example of a building designed, built and lived in by Sir John Soane himself. With its stripped classical detail, canopy domed ceilings, radical decorative paint schemes and inventive use of space and light, Pitzhanger features many architectural elements that Soane adapted for his later buildings including Dulwich Picture…

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October 2019

Guided Tour of Hogarth: Place and Progress

October 21, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Sir John Soane’s Museum, 13 Lincoln's Inn Fields, Holborn
London, WC2A 3BP United Kingdom
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A Rake's Progress III: The Orgy (copyright: Sir John Soane's Museum) A reception and guided tour for FLH members of the exhibition Hogarth; Place and Progress at Sir John Soane's Museum Sir John Soane’s Museum is a national museum and displays the extraordinary collections amassed by renowned British architect Sir John Soane, including antiquities, furniture, sculptures, architectural models and drawings, and paintings including work by Hogarth, Turner and Canaletto. In the current special exhibition all of the paintings and engravings…

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November 2019

Golden Hours, The Leighton Dinner

November 12, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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£125

The Golden Hours dinner, named after one of Leighton's most famous paintings, is a highlight of the museum's calendar. It is a wonderful opportunity to dine in the splendour of Leighton's Grand Studio whilst meeting familiar and new faces from our exceptional community of supporters. This year with music from our musicians in residence and guest speaker, Dr Stephen Deuchar CBE.   

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January 2020

British Museum Exhibition – Inspired by the East

January 23 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am
Free

An early morning viewing at the British Museum of the exhibition Inspired by the East. We are extremely fortunate that one of our Trustees, Dr Melanie Gibson, will lead this tour and it is an opportunity to view the exhibition ahead of the crowds. Dr Gibson is editor of the Arts Series of the Gingko Library and lectures regularly for SOAS, London University and the Victoria & Albert Museum. She is currently working on a book about the Arab Hall in Leighton…

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February 2020

Handel and Hendrix in London

February 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Handel & Hendrix in London. A private guided tour of the homes of two musicians who changed music. Handel’s house is an elegant Georgian building at 25 Brook Street, Mayfair where Handel lived and composed for 36 years, and Jimi Hendrix’s flat is at the top floor of 23 Brook Street. Both interiors are fully restored, and this is a great opportunity to see inside the homes of two extraordinary individuals.

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