Leighton House Museum is the former studio house of Victorian artist and President of the Royal Academy, Frederic Lord Leighton (1830-1896)
His ‘private palace of art’ is located at the heart of Kensington and the centre piece of the house is the extraordinary Arab Hall, which showcases one of the greatest collection of Syrian tiles from the 16th and 17th centuries.
As part of our exciting programme of public events, we host our popular Leighton Lates one evening per month, for the chance to visit the Museum and its permanent collection after hours, listen to live music and enjoy a complimentary drink.
In January we are delighted to present London-based Syrian musician Basel Saleh, a former leading member of the Syrian Philharmonic Orchestra, who will be playing a live set of Syrian folkloric music and improvisation alongside fellow musicians Omran Zein (Rik) & Mohamad Saleh ( Kanoun). Basel formed part of Damon Albarn’s collective project to reunite the Syrian National Orchestra through a number of concerts and performances across key venues in the UK, including London Southbank and Glastonbury 2016.