Leonardo da Vinci events and activities – Southampton City Art Gallery

Leonardo da Vinci events and activities

To mark this major exhibition of Leonardo da Vinci: A Life in Drawing, Southampton City Art Gallery will also be showing two complementary exhibitions that celebrate drawing.

Alongside this, there will also be an engaging programme of learning activities and events to celebrate the genius of Leonardo. Why not try our Leonardo da Vinci trail in the gallery.


Adult activities:

Leonardo: Inspiring the transformation of a city

Fri 5 April  / 1.30-2.30pm / Art Gallery Lecture Theatre / FREE / Pre-book

An interesting, interdisciplinary talk by Dr Alan Wong of the University of Southampton, discussing why street art and culture can help to transform cities like Southampton, and sharing similar themes with Leonardo’s ‘Arno canal bypass’ drawing, where inspirational designs do not necessarily mean they are always brought to fruition

Book your place on https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leonardo-inspiring-the-transformation-of-a-city-tickets-59045768483


World Premiere : Cecilia McDowall ‘da Vinci’ Requiem

Tue 7 May / 7.30pm / Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London SE1 8XX

Ravel Piano Concerto in G / Vaughan Williams Five Mystical Songs with the Philharmonia Orchestra and Martin James Bartlett (piano)

Find more information on Wimbledon Choral Society’s website.



Kids and family activities:

Art School: Leonardo da Vinci Drawing Day Part I (7-16yrs)

Tues 9 April / 10.30am-3.30pm / £20 (£16 if also booking for 16 April) / Pre-book

Join artist Charlie James to develop your drawing skills. Sketch human figures and faces in a range of materials used by Leonardo and work up a watercolour painting to take home.

Art School: Leonardo da Vinci Drawing Day Part II (7-16yrs)

Tues 16 April / 10.30am-3.30pm / £20 (£16 if also booking for 9 April) Pre-book

Learn how to sketch mechanical objects before using your sketches to design and draw your very own invention. Be warned, your imagination may indeed take flight…with Charlie James

Leonardo da Vinci Day – Living History!

Sat 4 May / 11am-3pm / FREE drop-in

Your last chance to see Leonardo da Vinci’s sketches on display at the gallery. Meet Leonardo’s Engineers and marvel at a life-size replica of his flying machine. Science and engineering meet art and technology at this day of inventive celebrations of Leonardo’s inventions!

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