Parlour Arabesque

24 Jul 2013

Regular hours

10:00 – 17:30

Cost of entry


Leighton House Museum

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 9, 10, 27, 28, 49, 328
  • Underground: High Street Kensington, Olympia or Holland Park
  • Coach/Car: Coaches may drop visitors off outside the Museum but cannot park.

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An Evening of Wonders


Parlour Arabesque explores the idea of Leighton house as a work of fiction; a twisting narrative structure echoing the tales of the Arabian nights. A number of contemporary artists shall produce site-specific performance works reflecting the whispers of exotic mystery and far-off lands which the house exudes, immersing the audience in an atmosphere of hidden wonders. Leighton house is a space for dreaming; a landscape both familiar and ethereal. It is in this capacity that the artists shall engage with the space, teasing meaning and metaphor out from within the walls; translating the atmosphere of the house into active haunting presence. Leighton House Museum is the restored former home of the artist Frederic, Lord Leighton and houses a large permanent collection of Pre-Raphaelite art. The Parlour Collective is a group of international artists dedicated to exploring the mythologies and memories of the spaces they inhabit. They produce shows in historical locations and museums throughout Europe; inviting their audience to engage with immersive imagined histories. Tickets: £5. booking recommended at www.rbkcculture.eventbrite.co.uk Web: www.parlourcollective.co.uk Email: info@parlourcollective.co.uk Sponsored by: Sagraitalia (www.sagraitalia.com) Flour Power City Bakery (www.flourpowercity.co.uk) Part of InTransit Festival: http://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/intransit.aspx

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