Join our Lates for the chance to visit Leighton House Museum, the spectacular former studio-house of Frederic, Lord Leighton, until 9pm. Enjoy live music, free tours and much more with a complimentary glass of wine.
12 MAY: Alex Hitchcock & Will Barry from 6:30pm
Pianist Will Barry and saxophonist Alex Hitchcock share a musical history that goes back over ten years, including as contemporaries at the Royal Academy of Music. Between them they have played as sidemen with, amongst others, Jasper Hoiby, Laurence Cottle, Soweto Kinch, Perico Sambeat, and Clark Tracey. In their duo, they play original compositions as well as other repertoire ranging from Hermeto Pascoal to Lennie Tristano.
'sensitive and fluid – a beautiful sound' – Chucho Valdes on Will Barry
'a fantastic talent' – Helen Mayhew (JazzFM) on Alex Hitchcock
2 JUNE: Waiting for Alma-Tadema with AVM Curiosities.
Following the success of 'Lickable Leighton' last year, we are delighted to work again with awarded food historian, Tasha Marks, founder of AVM Curiosities, to introduce a taste of our most-awaited exhibition Alma-Tadema: At Home in Antiquity, opening on 7 July. Expect unexpected flavours, textures and sounds while you wander around Leighton's private palace of art, often frequented by fellow artist Alma-Tadema and a hub for artistic creation and miscellaneous entertainment.
Have a look at the bespoke tasting menu that Tasha has specially created for the evening, inspired by celebrated works by Alma-Tadema, which will be on display at Leighton House from 7 July:
The Finding of Moses: Spiced honey and fennel bread with candied figs and zabadi, in honour of one of Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s most revered paintings and in celebration of the nineteenth-century's love-affair with Egypt.
The Triumph of Titus: Soundscape by Troy Hewson inspired by Lawrence Alma-Tadema’s influence on the portrayal of Classical Antiquity on the big screen.
Sweet Industry: Edible embroidery lesson to complement Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema’s painting
Sweet Industry (1904). Laura Theresa Alma-Tadema was an accomplished painter, arguably as proficient as her husband. In discussing her work over this activity, we will question the relationship between art and craft, creativity and gender.
>> Please note that the Museum Late performances have not been designed as formal concerts; visitors listen to the music while visiting the museum. There will be some seating available however by purchasing your ticket you don't secure a seat.
>> Leighton House Museum remains open until 9pm (last entry 8.30pm). Music from 6.30pm.Ticket price includes access to Museum, garden and a complimentary drink.
>> Tickets are non-refundable. For further enquiries please contact the organiser on firstname.lastname@example.org