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June 2018

Flaming June Garden Party 2018

June 21, 2018 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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£35

This year, the annual garden party is in aid of Leighton House Museum’s capital project: Hidden Gem to National Treasure: Opening up Leighton House This £7M project addresses the two twentieth-century additions to the original house and will create disabled access, new education and exhibition spaces and permanent displays telling the story of the unique group of studio-houses that surround the museum.  Led by the Friends of Leighton House, our fundraising campaign to raise £1.78 million is nearly complete and…

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July 2018

Special Private View for the Friends

July 11, 2018 @ 6:00 am - 7:30 pm
Bowman Sculpture, 6 Duke Street
London, SW1Y 6BN United Kingdom
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An invitation to attend an exclusive private view of the exhibition, The New Sculpture Movement, at the Bowman Sculpture Gallery, 6 Duke Street, St James's London SW1Y 6BN   The event will include a talk about the New Sculpture Movement and works in the exhibition by gallery researcher Matteo Chirumbolo and further discussion with sculpture expert Willoughby Gerrish, concentrating on the bronzes of Alfred Gilbert. There will be the opportunity to handle these smaller bronzes.   Each attendee will receive…

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September 2018

Reception at Leighton House Museum for Friends

September 25, 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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Investec Opera Holland Park and Leighton House Museum are holding a reception to celebrate a season of success and to usher in an exciting future. Weather permitting, it will take place in the garden of Leighton House. There will be drinks and canapes and live music. If you would like to join us please rsvp to Maria Moorwood at Leighton House:  maria.moorwood@rbkc.gov.uk  

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October 2018

VIP Entry to Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2018

October 4, 2018
Regents Park London, United Kingdom + Google Map

 It is with great pleasure that, once again, I am able to invite members  to be a VIP guest of Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2018. www.frieze.com Frieze London brings together over 160 of the world’s leading galleries from Berlin and Tel Aviv to Shanghai, to showcase works by newly-discovered artists alongside some of the most respected names in contemporary art. Frieze Masters explores several thousand years of art in a unique, contemporary context. Guests can see and buy art…

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November 2018

Burne-Jones Exhibition Reception and Tour

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tate Britain, Millbank
London, SW1P 4RG United Kingdom
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An opportunity to see this exceptional exhibition without the crowds. The specially arranged evening for the Friends will start with a reception in the Rex Whistler restaurant at 7.00pm and be followed at 8.00pm by a guided tour of the exhibition.

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Golden Hours The Annual Leighton Dinner

November 19, 2018 @ 7:30 am - 10:30 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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£125

The Friends of Leighton House Annual Dinner is held in the Studio at Leighton House Museum. Always a memorable occasion, Golden Hours gives the opportunity to experience the house in a very special way and to meet fellow members in the unrivalled setting of Lord Leighton’s studio. The evening will start with a champagne reception and our guest speaker this year is the actor Simon Callow.  Numbers will be strictly limited so please make a reservation as soon as possible to…

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February 2019

An evening with ENO for FLH Members

February 14 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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 @ 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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