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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
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
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
Life In The Dark — Natural History Museum – 13 Jul 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – Enter the nocturnal world of the creatures that live in pitch-black caves and at the bottom of the deep dark ocean.
Videogames — Design, Play & Disrupt – 8 Sep 2018 to 24 Feb 2019 – See how today's blockbuster videogames are created by looking at concept art and large-scale immersive installations.
Slavery, Culture & Collecting – 15 Sep 2018 to 15 Sep 2019 – This exhibition explores the connection between some of Britain's oldest cultural organisations and transatlantic slavery
Moments of Silence — Imperial War Museum – 21 Sep 2018 to 31 Mar 2019 – Moments of Silence uses recordings of the silences captured at Remembrance Services at 11 AM on 11th November
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)
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