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BP Portrait Award 2016 The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open competition, which attracted a record 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries last year, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown alongside around 55 selected works in a free exhibition which returns to the National Portrait Gallery for three months this summer. Prizes include the BP Travel Award, BP Young Artist Award, open to 18 to 30 year-olds, and the £30,000 first prize but this competition is not just about money, it's also about prestige; many previous winners have gone on to gain important commissions. Craig Wylie, for example, who won the award in 2008, was commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery to create a portrait of Dame Kelly Holmes.

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The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of significant figures from the late 15th century to the present day. This isn't the place to come for serious works of exceptional artistic merit - the overriding aim of the National Portrait Gallery is to reflect the status of the sitter, not the artist - but where else in London could you hope to find The Beatles, Henry VIII, Sir Richard Branson and JK Rowling all hanging out together? The appeal of this gallery (opened in 1856) rests simply in its comprehensive commemoration of British history from the late 15th century to the present day through the medium of portraiture. More about National Portrait Gallery

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Leicester Square, WC2H | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award 2016
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English National Opera: The Winter's Tale
London > Events > Concerts †Dates: 27th February to 14th March 2017
London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO), St Martin's Lane, WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
The ENO presents a world premiere of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale. The tale of love, loss and reconciliation sees the King of Sicilia mistakenly believe that ...More
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The Spoils
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 27th May to 13th August 2016
Trafalgar Studios, 14 Whitehall, SW1A | 4 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
American actor Jesse Eisenberg makes his British theatre debut this May to star in his own play, The Spoils. The Oscar-nominee plays Ben, a rich, entitled ...More
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The Go-Between
London > Events > Theatre †Dates: 27th May to 15th October 2016
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, W1D | 5 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
The Olivier and Tony Award-winning Michael Crawford returns to the West End in 2016 to star in The Go-Between at the Apollo Theatre. Directed by Roger ...More
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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the biggest of the week's ... More
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The 99 Club
London > Entertainment > Comedy Clubs
Storm Nightclub, 28a Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
Playing across multiple venues across London seven days a week and 52 weeks a year - do they really put on shows on Christmas Day? - ... More
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London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)
London > Entertainment > Theatres
St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
London Coliseum is a magnificent historic building and an excellent venue in which to enjoy the soaring sounds and high drama of some truly thrilling operas. ... More
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | Same location as BP Portrait Award 2016
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award 2016
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London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
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London > Shopping > Specialists
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Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award 2016
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National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | 1 minute from BP Portrait Award 2016
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from BP Portrait Award 2016
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National Portrait Gallery events

Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-07-02T12:30:00+01002016-07-02T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Of The Day
BP Portrait Award 2016BP Portrait Award 2016BP Portrait Award 2016 The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open competition, which attracted a record 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries last year, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown al2016-07-02T00:00:00+01002016-09-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES23rd June to 18th September 2016
VENUENational Portrait Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open competition, which attracted a record 2,748 portraits from a record 92 countries last year, is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown al...†More about this event
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-07-03T12:30:00+01002016-07-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-07-04T12:30:00+01002016-07-04T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Of The Day
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-07-05T12:30:00+01002016-07-05T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Of The Day
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-07-06T12:30:00+01002016-07-06T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Of The Day
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team.2016-07-07T12:30:00+01002016-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Lunchtime Lecture: A Bloody Necessity': The Battle Of The Somme 1916Lunchtime Lecture: A Bloody Necessity': The Battle Of The Somme 1916Andrew Robertshaw outlines one of the bloodiest conflicts in military history.2016-07-07T13:15:00+01002016-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Lunchtime Lecture: A Bloody Necessity': The Battle Of The Somme 1916
Guest DJ: John SizzleGuest DJ: John SizzleThe drag artist and DJ, John, will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Music will be chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space.2016-07-07T18:00:00+01002016-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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In Conversation: Lucian Freud UnseenIn Conversation: Lucian Freud UnseenWriter and critic Martin Gayford and curator Sarah Howgate discuss Freud's sketchbooks.2016-07-07T19:00:00+01002016-07-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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