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December 2015

The Annual Operatic Soiree preceded by The Friends of Leighton House AGM

December 1, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

One of our most eagerly anticipated events, the annual Operatic Soirée combines the special atmosphere of Leighton’s studio with an evening of opera from Matilde Wallevik and friends.

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Music for Christmas in Leighton’s studio

December 9, 2015 @ 7:15 pm - 9:30 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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Frederic Leighton

Join us for an evening of Christmas music and carol singing, introduced by musician and broadcaster Sandy Burnett, who will conduct the audience through a varied programme of English and continental Christmas music

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February 2016

Private View. Pre-Raphaelites on Paper. Victorian Drawings from the Lanigan Collection.

February 11, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Road
London, W14 8LZ United Kingdom
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Leighton House is the only UK venue for this exceptional exhibition of over 100 British master drawings illustrating the broad evolution of draughtsmanship and the new appreciation for the art of drawing that emerged during the reign of Queen Victoria, from 1837 to 1901.

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Patrons visit to the Drapers’ Hall

February 22, 2016 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Drapers’ Hall, Throgmorton Avenue EC2N 2DQ + Google Map

A Patrons visit to the Drapers’ Hall, on Monday 22nd February starting at 10.30am and followed by lunch in a local venue of historic interest.

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June 2016

Russia and the Arts The National Portrait Gallery

June 16, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 pm

An exclusive guided tour of the Russia and the Arts exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. The tour will be led by the curator of the exhibition, Dr Polly Blakesley.

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October 2016

Frieze London and Frieze Masters VIP Guests

October 5, 2016 @ 10:00 am - October 9, 2016 @ 5:00 pm

Frieze London and Frieze Masters 2016 take place in Regents Park from Wednesday October 5th to Sunday October 9th Members of the Friends of Leighton House have once again been invited to attend this event as VIP guests. Preview for both fairs is Wednesday October 5th.

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November 2016

Champagne Reception

November 1, 2016 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm

An exclusive Champagne Reception at Leighton House Museum Tuesday 1st November 6.30 to 9.00pm. The Trustees of the Friends of Leighton House have decided to break with the traditional form of the Leighton Dinner this year and to host an evening for all members and their guests in celebration of work past and present and to look to the future of the Museum. The evening coincides with the opening of the new exhibition featuring Leighton’s iconic painting Flaming June. As…

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February 2017

Exhibition at Two Temple Place

February 2, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am
Two Temple Place, Embankment
London , WC2R 2BD United Kingdom
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An early morning guided tour of Two Temple Place London WC2R 2BD and then a visit to their current exhibition  Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion. Starting at  9.30 am on Thursday 2nd February . The cost is £10 each. Two Temple Place reopens to the public in January 2017 with its sixth annual Winter Exhibition, Sussex Modernism: Retreat and Rebellion. Two Temple Place is a spectacular neo-Gothic mansion built by William Waldorf Astor in 1895 on Embankment London. In addition…

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March 2017

Exclusive Visit to Eton College

March 15, 2017 @ 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Eton College Windsor, Berkshire SL4 6DW United Kingdom + Google Map

A Friends only visit to Eton College to see the Verey Gallery , the Election Hall, the Library and Chapel. Starting at 1.30 pm on Wednesday 15th March 2017. The cost is £20 each with those who wish to join the trip making their own travel arrangements. This exclusive visit to Eton College has been arranged by two of our Trustees Sir David Verey and Lady Verey.  The afternoon will start at 1.30pm with a tour of the current exhibition…

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April 2017

Alma-Tadema in Vienna

April 3, 2017 @ 6:30 pm - April 4, 2017 @ 4:30 pm

Alma-Tadema in Vienna – An exclusive trip for the Friends of Leighton House.   Monday 3rd –Tuesday 4th April 2017   We are planning an exclusive visit for the Friends of Leighton to Vienna to see the Alma-Tadema exhibition at the Belvedere before its arrival at Leighton House in July 2017.  The exhibition has attracted over 90,000 visitors so far at the Fries Museum in the Netherlands and widespread critical acclaim.  www.vrijeacademie.nl   Member’s  will make their own way to…

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