Art In Fiction: James Cahill and Tim Knox In Conversation

25 July 2024
7 - 9pm; doors open at 6:30pm

Author James Cahill discusses his book "Tiepolo Blue" with Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection.

Author James Cahill will be joined by Tim Knox, Director of the Royal Collection, for a conversation about Cahill’s acclaimed debut novel Tiepolo Blue – the story of an art historian’s downfall and mid-life awakening.

Cahill will introduce some of the inspirations behind this story of art, desire and disgrace in 1990s London – from Caravaggio to the ‘YBAs’ to Leighton House – before chatting with Knox about Tiepolo Blue and the art-world setting of his second novel, The Violet Hour (coming February 2025).

Useful Information

  • Doors open at 6:30pm for the chance to explore the historic house.

  • The talk with James Cahill and Tim Knox will take place in Leighton's studio from 7-8:30pm.

  • Book signing from 8:30-9pm. Doors close at 9pm.

  • A paid bar will be open throughout the evening.

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Leighton House

12 Holland Park Road, London, Greater London, W14 8LZ
020 7361 3783

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Wednesdays to Mondays, 10am – 5:30pm

Last entry 4:30pm



In October 2022 Leighton House completed a major redevelopment that has provided the museum with improved visitor facilities, additional exhibition space, a dedicated learning centre and a brand new cafe overlooking the garden, all located in a new wing which also houses a welcoming reception area and shop.

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