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Making ColourThe first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of silver and gold. The history of colour is tied in with the discovery and development of the raw materials used to create dye, so the exhibition charts the trade routes developed over 700 years from the early Renaissance to the Impressionist movement.

 

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The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it has been pedestrianised. Some of the finest examples of European art, ranging from 1260 to 1900, are included among the 2,300 paintings filling its halls and rooms. More about National Gallery

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Making Colour  Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London  

   
Making Colour - Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London

Making Colour Combing the Hair ('La Coiffure'), Hilaire-Germain-Edgar Degas, about 1896 © The National Gallery, London 

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Charing Cross Railway Station
 
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Blackfriars Railway Station
 
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St Martins Lane NCP
 
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Q-Park Trafalgar
 
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London Events 2014

Discover the best of London's entertainment this year with our comprehensive guide to 2014's top events. From theatre to art and music to sport, London in 2014 has something for everyone - so read on to find out what London town has to offer.

 
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Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar
London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £93  22% off
Whitcomb Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Making Colour
Thistle Trafalgar Square, The Royal Trafalgar is a recently refurbished 4 star hotel located right in the heart of London's famous West End. Leicester Square, Piccadilly ... More
 
 
 
Radisson Blu Edwardian Hampshire Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £117  25% off
Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Making Colour
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Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel
London > Hotels > Luxury Chain Hotel   from £114  24% off
St Martins Street, WC2H | 2 minutes from Making Colour
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Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 20th December 2014 to 9th May 2015
Playhouse Theatre, Northumberland Avenue, WC2N | 4 minutes from Making Colour
Olivier-Award winner Tamsin Greig (Episodes, Green Wing, Jumpy, God of Carnage), who made her name as Debbie Aldridge in Radio 4's The Archers, makes her musical ...More
 
 
 
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Urinetown The Musical
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 29th September 2014 to 24th January 2015
Apollo Theatre, 29 Shaftesbury Avenue, Westminster, London W1D | 6 minutes from Making Colour
After a hugely successful run at the St James Theatre at the beginning of 2014 Urinetown moves to the Apollo Theatre on 29th September 2014 making ...More
 
 
 
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War Horse
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 28th March 2009 to 14th February 2015
New London Theatre, Drury Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2B | 9 minutes from Making Colour
This moving adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's World War I epic War Horse gets a West End transfer to the New London Theatre after two critically acclaimed ...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 Making Colour
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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Odeon Leicester Square
London > Entertainment > Cinemas
24-26 Leicester Square, Soho, London WC2H | 2 minutes from Making Colour
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 | 3 minutes from Making Colour
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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The best museums, galleries, attractions near Making Colour
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National Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Making Colour
The National Gallery dominates London's Trafalgar Square with its neo-classical columns and portico designed by William Wilkins adjoining the square on its east side where it ... More
 
 
 
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National Portrait Gallery
London > Attractions > Art Galleries
St Martin's Place, WC2H | 1 minute from Making Colour
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 ... More
 
 
 
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St Martin-in-the-Fields
London > Attractions > Historic Buildings
Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Making Colour
This historic church of St Martin-in-the-Fields overlooking Trafalgar Square was built in 1726 and is the best known work of Scottish architect James Gibbs whose ... More
 
 
 
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Davenports Magic Shop
London > Shopping > Specialists
7 Charing Cross Underground Shopping Arcade, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Making Colour
From budding Harry Potters and bumbling Tommy Coopers to dynamic David Copperfields, Davenports is a haven for magicians of every level and ability. Non-magicians too are ... More
 
 
 
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Tenderproduct
London > Shopping > Art and Design
6 Cecil Court, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Making Colour
Tenderproduct is the second tender venture by Etan Ilfeld, who previously founded the neighbouring Tenderpixel Gallery, an innovative space for emerging talent. Tenderproduct is a shop ... More
 
 
 
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Hardys Original Sweet Shop
London > Shopping > Children's Gifts and Toys
25 New Row, Covent Garden, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Making Colour
Retro sweet shops are all the rage at the moment. In the Covent Garden area alone you'll find half a dozen of them, one of which ... More
 
 
 
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National Gallery Cafe
London > Restaurants > Cafes and Delis
Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Making Colour
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National Dining Rooms
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
National Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London WC2N | Same location as Making Colour
The National Gallery's National Dining Rooms restaurant won Time Out's Best British Restaurant Award in 2007 for good reasons - they do all sorts of great ... More
 
 
 
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Les Deux Salons
London > Restaurants > French restaurants
40-42 William IV Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 1 minute from Making Colour
Set over two glorious floors in the heart of Theatreland and from the people behind Arbutus and Wild Honey, Les Deux Salons combines French brasserie dining and the elegance ... More
 
 
 
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English [Out There!]
London > Education > English Language Courses
10 Coptic Street, Bloomsbury, London WC1A | 11 minutes from Making Colour
English [Out There!] takes a very hands-on approach to learning English. The course places an emphasis on using what you have learned. Students are taken out ... More
 
 
 
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Cookery School
London > Education > Cookery Courses
15B Little Portland Street, W1W | 16 minutes from Making Colour
Awarded The Best City Cookery School 2013, the Cookery School at Little Portland Street has been teaching people to make simple, honest food for more than ... More
 
 
 
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The Method Studio
London > Education > Universities and Colleges
Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, Holborn, London WC1R | 16 minutes from Making Colour
Learn to act by becoming the person you are portraying. Think yourself into the role... eat what they would eat, weigh what they would weigh, behave ... More
 
 
 
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Victoria Embankment Gardens
London > Leisure > Parks and Gardens
Victoria Embankment, Villiers Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Making Colour
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AWAY Spa W London
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
10 Wardour Street, W1D | 4 minutes from Making Colour
On the 6th floor of the W London the AWAY Spa certainly takes you away from the manic pace of life in Leicester Square ... More
 
 
 
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ESPA Life at Corinthia
London > Leisure > Health and Beauty
Whitehall Place, Westminster, London SW1A | 4 minutes from Making Colour
The people at Espa take grooming pretty seriously, and quite rightly, when it comes to appearances it's often best to leave it to the experts. You'll ... More
 
 
 
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The Harp
London > Nightlife > Pubs
47 Chandos Place, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Making Colour
The Harp, a welcoming bar in Covent Garden, is a traditional pub where the emphasis is firmly on real ale - earning it CAMRA's National Pub ... More
 
 
 
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The Salisbury
London > Restaurants > Gastropub
90 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Making Colour
Gastropub ... More
 
 
 
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The Sherlock Holmes
London > Nightlife > Pubs
10 Northumberland Street, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 3 minutes from Making Colour
Thirsty Sherlock Holmes fans look no further than this homage to the great detective himself and to original Victorian pubs. While you indulge in a soothing ... More
 
 
 
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Light Bar
London > Nightlife > Bars
45 St Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Making Colour
The Light Bar on the ground floor of the stylish St Martins Lane hotel has some of the best cocktails in London - they make a ... More
 
 
 
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Rockwell
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, 2 Spring Gardens, Westminster, London SW1A | 3 minutes from Making Colour
Hotel bar on Trafalgar Square with public roof terrace. This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, the Trafalgar Hotel ... More
 
 
 
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Vista
London > Nightlife > Bars
The Trafalgar, Trafalgar Square, SW1A | 3 minutes from Making Colour
This bar is all about location, location, location. Just a few steps from Nelson's Column, Vista is a rooftop bar upon the boutique Trafalgar Hotel. The ... More
 
 
 
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St Martins Lane Hotel
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45 St. Martin's Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes from Making Colour
To enter the stunning St Martins Lane Hotel in the heart of London's Theatreland you pass through the tallest revolving door in London, a luminescent yellow-glass ... More
 
 
 
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Odeon, Leicester Square
London > Business > Venue Hire
24-26 Leicester Square, WC2H | 2 minutes from Making Colour
One of London's biggest cinemas, the Odeon Leicester Square regularly plays host to premieres and awards ceremonies as well as screening the week's big releases. Aside ... More
 
 
 
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Haymarket Hotel
London > Business > Venue Hire
1 Suffolk Place, St James's, London SW1Y | 3 minutes from Making Colour
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National Gallery events

 
Monet: The Beach At Trouville: TalkMonet: The Beach At Trouville: TalkA 10-minute talk about a painting.29th August 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Monet: The Beach At Trouville: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 29th August 2014 - 4pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
A 10-minute talk about a painting.
Talk And Draw: WorkshopTalk And Draw: Workshop29th August 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventEnds Today
Talk And Draw: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 29th August 2014 - 1pm-2pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Making ColourMaking ColourMaking ColourThe first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of 29th August 2014Sunday 7th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Ongoing
Making Colour
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  18th June to 7th September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
The first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a journey through the history of colour. Sure to be a visually striking exhibition, paintings from the National Gallery's collection are arranged according to their colours, with each room dedicated to a particular colour including a room of ... More about this event
 
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingBuilding the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingBuilding the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance PaintingThe architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli at this exhibition in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery. Building the Picture also explores the way architecture was used to frame sitters in figurative paintings and depict biblical stori29th August 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  30th April to 21st September 2014
VENUE  National Gallery 
The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli and Crivelli at this exhibition in the Sunley Room of the National Gallery. Building the Picture also explores the way architecture was used to frame sitters in figurative paintings and depict biblical stori... More about this event
 
Georges Seurat: Bathers At AsnieresGeorges Seurat: Bathers At AsnieresDetailed verbal description of Georges Seurat painting.30th August 2014Saturday 30th August 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
On Soon
Georges Seurat: Bathers At Asnieres
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICING  Free, adv booking required
DATES  Saturday 30th August 2014 - 11.30am-12.45pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Detailed verbal description of Georges Seurat painting.
George Bellows New York: TalkGeorge Bellows New York: TalkGeorge Bellows stands out for his complex, ambivalent and sometimes sardonic take on the city and its inhabitants.1st September 2014Monday 1st September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
George Bellows New York: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 1st September 2014 - 1pm-1.45pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
George Bellows stands out for his complex, ambivalent and sometimes sardonic take on the city and its inhabitants.
Monet: The Thames Below Westminster: TalkMonet: The Thames Below Westminster: TalkTalk about Monet's work The Thames Below Westminster.1st September 2014Monday 29th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Monet: The Thames Below Westminster: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd and 29th Sep 2014 - 4pm-4.10pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Talk about Monet's work The Thames Below Westminster.
Veronese: Composition, Colour And Meaning: TalkVeronese: Composition, Colour And Meaning: TalkTalk with Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery.2nd September 2014Tuesday 2nd September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Veronese: Composition, Colour And Meaning: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Tuesday 2nd September 2014 - 1pm-1.45pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Talk with Nicholas Penny, Director of the National Gallery.
Bakhuizen: The Eendracht And A Fleet Of Dutch Men-Of-War: TalkBakhuizen: The Eendracht And A Fleet Of Dutch Men-Of-War: Talk2nd September 2014Tuesday 30th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Bakhuizen: The Eendracht And A Fleet Of Dutch Men-Of-War: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Sep 2014 - 4pm-4.10pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Raeburn: The Archers: TalkRaeburn: The Archers: TalkTalk focusing on one painting from the collection.3rd September 2014Wednesday 24th September 2014 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Raeburn: The Archers: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd, 10th, 17th and 24th Sep 2014 - 4pm-4.10pm
VENUE  National Gallery 
Talk focusing on one painting from the collection.
 

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Monet: The Beach At Trouville: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 29th August 2014 

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A 10-minute talk about a painting....More

Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
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Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

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Making Colour
Making Colour
Exhibitions | Until 7th September 2014 

National Gallery

The first exhibition of this calibre in Britain to be arranged purely by pigment, Making Colour takes us on a ...More

 
Towma
Concerts | On 29th August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The London-based threesome performs alternative pop....More

Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
Exhibitions | Until 26th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and ...More

 
BP Portrait Award
BP Portrait Award
Exhibitions | Until 21st September 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, ...More

 
Life Drawing
Exhibitions | On 29th August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

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Portrait Of The Day: Michael Dahl: Talk
Exhibitions | On 29th August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Talk led by Anthony Meso....More

Catherine Goodman: Portraits From Life
Exhibitions | Until 23rd November 2014 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

A selection of recent portraits and drawings by the British artist, with subjects including author Vikram Seth, lawyer Diana Rawstron ...More

 
 
 
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