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Thursday late: A Leonardo pageant

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Map & directions

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace, London, SW1A 1AA
By train

London Victoria.  Visit National Rail Enquiries for times and fares.

By underground

Victoria, Green Park, St. James's Park and Hyde Park Corner.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

By coach / bus

Bus numbers 11, 211, C1 and C10 stop on Buckingham Palace Road.  Victoria Coach Station is a 10-minute walk from the Palace.  For further information visit the Transport for London website.

  • The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
  • Thursday, 11 Jul 2019
  • 19:00-21:00
  • £20.00 full price
    £18.00 concessions
  • Over-18s only. Includes a complimentary glass of wine.

Join us after hours for a special chance to see Leonardo da Vinci's drawings up close and experience some of the finest Renaissance entertainments, inspired by Leonardo's time working for the courts of Milan and France devising extravagant fetes, pageants and masques. 

Watch a live recreation of the paragone, a courtly entertainment in which Leonardo took part and debated the supremacy of the art of painting over music and sculpture. Hear stories of the life of Leonardo in Florence, Milan and France from storyteller Olivia Armstrong, and then get creative and decorate your own mask, ready to attend one of Leonardo's grand courtly pageants.

While here, indulge the senses and try Italian wine and cheese from London wine merchants Jeroboams while listening to the sweet sounds of the lute. 

Your ticket includes a complimentary glass of wine on arrival. 



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Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing

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