Persian Poetry Evening
Wednesdays to Mondays
10am to 5:30pm (last entry 4:30pm)
IMAGINATION UNBOUND: AN EVENING OF PERSIAN POETRY
Join Narguess Farzad, author and Senior Lecturer in Persian Studies, as she discusses how Persian poetry remains the unrivalled means of encapsulating experiences and emotions, memories, traumas, and delights. The evening will include a selection of classical and contemporary poetry, recited in Persian and in English translation, by British actor Matt Addis.
Imagination Unbound: An Evening of Persian Poetry
7 - 8:30pm
12 Holland Park Road
London W14 8LZ
Leighton House is the former studio-home of leading Victorian artist Frederic, Lord Leighton (1830-1896). It is unique among the capital’s museums in combining an exceptional collection of Victorian art with the intimacy of a private home. The house was designed by his great friend, the architect George Aitchison RA as a showcase for artistic taste and to entertain and impress the foremost artists, collectors and celebrities of the day. The highlight of any visit is the extraordinary Arab Hall which reflects Leighton’s fascination with the Middle East and presents an extraordinary collection of Islamic tiles and mosaic floors.
Leighton House has recently completed a major redevelopment which has provided additional gallery space, a new café, improved facilities and a dedicated learning centre. Both the restored wing and the historic house are now step-free access and interconnected thanks to a lift and a spectacular helical staircase, decorated with a hand-painted mural called Oneness, by contemporary Iranian artist Shahrzad Ghaffari.
The museum presents free exhibitions and displays as well as an exciting programme of public events which includes practical workshops, lectures, live music, family activities and much more.