A Curated List of The Best Art Events to see in London this week

WEEK: 16th- 22nd March ’15
There are lots of art events happening in London; talks, workshops, tours, discussions and many many more! To help you with the choice Bhavani Esapathi from Art Map London has picked the events to visit.

 

Tuesday, 17th

Life Drawing Classes

Artists of all levels are invited to Leighton House for a series of afternoons of guided instruction in the craft of drawing from life.  Each session will consist of a mixture of short exercises and longer poses, with reference to objects of the permanent collection and work on show.  Course led by Lavender Hill. Studios founder and director, Ann Witheridge.

Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ from 13:00-16:00

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Thursday, 19th

Panel Talk: Frozen Conflict

Disputes over ownership of the war-torn enclave of Nagorno-Karabakh – between Armenia and Azerbaijan – have persisted over centuries, as has repression of the region’s indigenous population. Last year saw some of the worst clashes for a decade. Join Andrew Jack (Financial Times), Marina Nagai (International Alert), Hratch Tchilingirian (Oriental Institute) and Dennis Sammut (LINKS) to discuss the current situation and the challenges that lay ahead. This event aims to shed further light on issues raised in The Mosaic Rooms current exhibition Imagined Futures.

The Mosaic Rooms 226 Cromwell Road London SW5 0SW from 19:00-20:00

Friday, 20th

Play: The Muse

Following the sell-out success of the production Hedda, at Leighton House in April 2014 Palimpsest theatre, film and web company return to present an extended run of a new multi-media play that explores the relationship between Lord Leighton and Dorothy Dene, his model, muse and confidant.

Leighton House Museum 12 Holland Park Road London W14 8LZ from 19:45 – 21:00

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Sunday, 22nd

Norouz: Celebrating Persian New Year

To mark the beginning of the Persian New Year celebration of Norouz, the V&A will hold a day of events with a range of performances and activities taking place throughout the museum. There will be storytelling of tales from Ancient Persia with musical accompaniment, and visitors will be able to watch and join in with Persian dance, classical and folk music, performances and poetry recitals. Visitors can also help to create a giant pop-up paper Persian carpet and have the chance to recreate a tile design based on the ‘Persian Ladies in a Garden’ panel on display.

Victoria and Albert Museum Cromwell Road London SW7 2RL from 12noon – 17:00

About Art Map London

Art Map London (www.artmaplondon.co.uk) is an art event listing website whose aim is to promote the London art scene and to demystify it.