The Leighton House Museum will be putting on a 'happening' — an immersive sensory haven, dedicated to the arts.
Taking inspiration from the works of the Pre-Raphaelites, each room will be transformed into its own special event space. One minute you'll be listening to Benjamin Britten and Bach in the Grand Hall, then you'll be drinking cocktails in the Secret Garden or listening to a talk on 'Humanity, Optimism & Beauty'... but don't forget to bring a handwritten love letter to deposit in the Fountain of Love and Beauty!
Craig’s review of Leighton House Museum – “The Leighton House Museum is the architectural equivalent of opening up a brown paper bag and finding a diamond inside. This guy was an artist, and he lived inside a work of art. Don't be put off by the photo of the front. This house will never win any awards for the outside. It's not until you get beyond the entrance hall that you'll understand what all the fuss is… continued”
Princess Diana — Her Fashion Story – 24 Feb 2017 to 17 Feb 2019 – Diana's Fashion Story at Kensington Palace is an exhibition of iconic dresses that show the evolution of her style
Poster Girls — A century of art and design – 13 Oct 2017 to 1 Jan 2019 – Poster Girls celebrates the work of female designers who worked for London Transport over the last 100 years
Superbugs — The Fight For Our Lives – 9 Nov 2017 to 10 Mar 2019 – Learn how scientists are fighting back against the bacteria that are growing increasingly resistant to antibiotics
Dream On — V&A Museum of Childhood – 10 Feb 2018 to 20 Jan 2019 – The Dream On exhibition will be exploring the imaginary world that exists in our head between sleep and wakefulness
Fashioned from Nature – 21 Apr 2018 to 27 Jan 2019 – The V&A Museum will be exploring how some of the fabrics and dyes are sourced from nature to create the clothes we all wear
Victoria Revealed, at Kensington Palace – 24 May 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – Kensington Palace will be exploring the life of Queen Victoria, using objects and excerpts from her journals and letters
Sir Richard Wallace — The Collector – 20 Jun 2018 to 6 Jan 2019 – The Wallace Collection's new exhibition will highlight the contributions made by the museum's founder, Sir Richard Wallace.
If you enjoy Leighton House Museum then you might like to visit Charles Dickens Museum (catch the train from Kensington Olympia to Russell Square), 18 Stafford Terrace (you can walk it in 7 mins) and Sir John Soane’s Museum (catch the train from Kensington Olympia to Holborn)
Disclaimer: Event details can change at short notice and you should reconfirm everything before making plans