Handel Hendrix House, the Mayfair museum once home to composer G.F. Handel and rock legend Jimi Hendrix, will open its historic rooms on Fridays for atmospheric, music-filled evenings. Handel Hendrix House will open specially from 18.00 – 20.00 every Friday from 27 October to 15 December 2023 and 12 January to 23 February, 2024.
Handel’s Georgian home has recently been meticulously restored and the after-dark openings offer a unique opportunity to absorb the atmosphere of the house lit with candle-effect lighting and hear live performance of his music in the very room in which the great composer himself would spend his evenings astounding his guests with virtuosic harpsichord playing and his latest compositions.
Known by his friends as ‘the Bat’, nighttime was when Jimi Hendrix became most alive and when he would party and entertain a roll-call of musicians and icons from the swinging sixties. Visitors will see Jimi Hendrix’s bedroom just as he knew it best, lit with psychedelic colours and brought to life with live music performed by exciting up-and-coming artists.
Joanna Roche, Commercial and Marketing Manager at Handel Hendrix House said ‘We are inviting people to experience Handel Hendrix House like never before. Join us as night falls for an evening with live rock and Baroque music, in the atmospheric setting of Handel’s restored Georgian home filled with shimmering gilt picture frames and period furniture.’
‘Handel Hendrix House After Dark’
Fridays 18.00 – 20.00 (last admission at 19:30)
Tickets £20.00 per person available in advance at www.handelhendrix.org or on the door.