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Sybarite Nights | Valentine Special!



Friday, February 15, 2019

Sybarite Nights | You've Lost that Loving Feeling!
Valentine Special
Join us on 15th February 7.45-11pm

Sybarite Nights is Cabaret with attitude /aka secret cabaret in the basement

This special cabaret event promises an amazing bill, possibly including singing/comedy/poetry/spectacular drag/magic and definitely some insults! Join us on Friday 15th February, bring your (un)loved ones, grab a drink at our artBar and enjoy an experience like no other - you'd be crackers not to.

Our monthly cabaret in an art gallery setting is for everyone who enjoys live performance.

Resident compere beyond compare Lindsay Moran will be introducing the line-up including regular local performers & exquisite new talent.

Ruby Violet:
Ruby Violet burst onto the arts scene in 2018. Having dressed up in her mother’s clothes from the age of 5 it was high time she unleashed her true being to the world. A lover of musicals, Ruby has performed around the world on cruise ships but has finally settled on land and now performs at Leyden Gallery for the first time - hold onto your hollyhocks!

Trudy Howson:
We are delighted to present wordsmith Trudy Howson, who is the UK’s inaugural L.G.B.T. Poet Laureate.
Her poetry explores and celebrates her communities' experience, with candour, humour and love. In her role as LGBT poet laureate Trudy has performed at many high profile events including the London Olympics, Tate Modern, St Paul’s Cathedral and Sky TV.

William Patrick Owen:
Singer/songwriter William Patrick Owen whose new album is now available (First Person Singular). He will present new exciting material using reverb and looping pedals to create ambient textures for the songs.

Further exciting acts to be confirmed

Not to be Missed!


A superb selection of fine wines and signature cocktails - along with some new 'orgasmic' cocktails like the 'Late Night at Leyden' and the 'Leyden Lullaby', which is now back by popular demand and is exclusively available in the Leyden artBar.

As always it will be a truly unique celebration of music, performance, and community spirit.

If you don't believe us here's what you said ...

"This place changed my life"
"Best night out I've ever had"
"This is my spiritual home... you people are my people"
"What's in this drink, it's amazing!"

Contact us if you would like to perform & tell us what your talent is!



9/9a Leyden Street 
E1 7LE

020 7655 4825

Drink&Draw - Life Drawing



Thursday, January 17, 2019

The Original DRINK & DRAW
It's Life drawing with wine in the gallery
Now offering an early session

Drink&Draw returns in 2019 with a brand new double session!

17th January is our first session of the year with one of our amazing and dynamic models as always

Have you ever wanted to try life drawing?
If so, now is your chance to join a friendly and supportive group for all levels (beginners are welcome)

Groups sizes are limited to 14 so there are plenty of opportunities to share your work & to receive tips and feedback.

All abilities are welcome!

Thursday 17th January 2019
Session one:17.15 - 19.00
Session two: 19.30 - 21.15

One of our fabulous models will be there to inspire you!

Expect a warm welcome to the life drawing workshop, which is guided by gallery director and artist Lindsay Moran. This is an opportunity for anyone who wants to start, continue, or improve their life-drawing skills.
Paper, board and professional model are provided - please remember to bring your own drawing materials or alternatively you can purchase them from the gallery.

Tickets include a free glass of wine or a beer from the artBar, which stays open until 23.00 for drinks and socialising after the class.


9/9a Leyden Street 
E1 7LE

020 7655 4825

Walking Tour - The Mysterious East of the City of London (with Magic)



Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Step right up, put on your comfy shoes and take part in London’s finest walking tour. Embark on a journey around the amazing East side of the City of London that is filled with intrigue, mystery, and of course a sprinkling of magic.

A walk through history, following the ancient Roman Wall down to the River, wiuth Chaucer, dissolved Monastic Orders, Pepys, neglected art, clandestine marriages, a secret amazing view of the great River Thams and a lot more - including Magic!

Leyden Gallery’s resident magician David Harry aka The Delusionist has always loved poking round the odd corners of the City and in 2017 qualified in the prestigious and very competitive Corporation of London City Guides course, and is now a proud guide not only for the whole of the Square Mile, but also Stationers' Hall and the newly opened Roman Bathhouse in Billingsgate.
He is also a Freeman of the City of London and a Livery Member of the Worshipful Company of Stationers who date back to 1403.

The walk lasts 90 minutes and will start and finish at Leyden Gallery’s artBAR where the magic continues. You can grab a drink whilst witnessing The Delusionist's most mystifying tricks close-up

Recent reviews:
‘I love the city of London and often wonder what went on in the beautiful buildings around me. I took my mum on this walk who loves history and we both thoroughly enjoyed the tour. David is extremely knowledgeable, passionate and funny, he is a great story teller and even threw in some magic!’

‘We had a super time and I would definitely join another of David's fact I have just booked on the next one!
The city of London is jam-packed full of history and intriguing details in every corner, and David really makes it both interesting and fun to walk around - pointing out things you never thought about and impressing you with his knowledge and passion. The tour is well worth the time, you walk away looking at the square mile from a whole new perspective.’

‘David is very knowledgeable and very passionate about his subject, he is also a fantastic story teller. He shared very interesting history and presented them in a way that held everyone's attention and made us looking forward to what would come next :). I had a fabulous evening and I would consider joining again, taking friends and family along. Thank you David.’

Any questions please feel free to contact us



9/9a Leyden Street 
E1 7LE

020 7655 4825

How The Vote Was Won + Beyond


Witness a rare staging of one of the most famous suffragette plays – How The Vote Was Won – and consider how we today might pursue change through theatre.

The suffragettes have called a general strike, following a government declaration that women don't need the vote as they are all looked after by men. All the women who have previously supported themselves agree to leave their jobs and homes and instead insist on support from their nearest male relative. Set in the living room of Horace and Ethel Cole, we see Horace's female relatives arrive one by one, unwilling to leave until he realises something must be done.

Following How The Vote Was Won, there will be three performances of new writing. Featuring cast members from the original play, these response plays will reflect on the ‘then and now’ of feminism, and how people today might help further women’s rights in a creative and progressive way, just as the suffragette plays of the past did.

We're so excited to be able to deliver this piece of suffragette history surrounded by the Represent! Voices 100 Years On exhibition at People's History Museum, and would invite all audience members to explore the exhibition before or after the show. 

We're currently crowdfunding in order to pay for the production costs required to put this event on. If you both donate (any amount) and attend the show, you will be entered into a raffle to win a copy of The Methuen Drama Book Of Suffrage Plays, featuring How The Vote Was Won.

Donations can be made to our Just Giving page here. Just make sure your name is clearly stated so we can match them up!

Due to unforeseen nature of the content from the new writing, which won't be finished until nearer the show date, we recommend this event to be suitable for ages 12+.


Additional Information

Date: Sat 26 Jan

Time: Doors at 2.10pm for a 2.30pm start

Venue: The Coal Store Conference Room at People’s History Museum

Cost: £5 (plus booking fees)


People's History Museum

New Court Street 


M3 3ER 

United Kingdom


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