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John Singer Sargent's PeopleJohn Singer Sargent's PeopleA guided tour of paintings by the American artist.4th March 2015Wednesday 4th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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John Singer Sargent's People
 
Portrait Of The Day: TalkPortrait Of The Day: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.4th March 2015Tuesday 31st March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Portrait Of The Day: Talk
 
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsSargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsSargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsThe National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features intimate portraits of contemporaries such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the 70 works assembled here show him to be the greatest portraitist of his generation.4th March 2015Monday 25th May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  12th February to 25th May 2015
The National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features ... More about this event
 
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'Grayson Perry: Who Are You'A display of works, including a self-portrait and a tapestry, which tie in with the artist's Channel 4 TV series of the same name. The portraits include politician Chris Huhne, a young female-to-male transsexual, Northern Ireland Loyalist marchers and X Factor contestant Rylan Clark.4th March 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
 
Henry Tonks: Studies Of The ArtistHenry Tonks: Studies Of The ArtistThree self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Tonks (1862-1937).4th March 2015Wednesday 1st July 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
 
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British AristocracyOld Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British AristocracyExhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including Jennie Churchill, Mary Curzon and Consuelo Vanderbilt.4th March 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
 
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And DonorThe Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And DonorExhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation in the Victorian and Edwardian art worlds.4th March 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
 
Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank DobsonColour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank DobsonThis display offers the opportunity to view rarely-seen portraits by Smith showing the author Roald Dahl and the British film star Jean Simmons, which are on long-term loan to the Gallery.4th March 2015Friday 1st May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank Dobson
 
Suffragettes: Deeds Not WordsSuffragettes: Deeds Not WordsThis display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velasquez at the National Gallery. It also includes original documents from the Gallery's archive, and surveillance photographs showing a number of Suffragettes which were issued to the Gallery by the Criminal Record Bure4th March 2015Wednesday 1st April 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words
 
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800Portraits showing men who were invested as Knights of the Order of the Garter. Established by King Edward III in 1348, the Order of the Garter has always been the highest honour available to courtiers and public figures, but favour is frequently precarious.4th March 2015Tuesday 1st September 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
 
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver CromwellHidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver CromwellRecent investigation of the portrait of Sir Arthur Hesilrige, using the latest infra-red technology, has revealed what appears to be a hidden portrait of the Parliamentarian commander Oliver Cromwell underneath. This display puts the Gallery's portrait of Cromwell alongside that of Hesilrige and, for the first time, shows the infra-red image of the4th March 2015Monday 19th October 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
 
Pictured & SeenPictured & SeenAn exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol University MA students as part of their degree work.4th March 2015Monday 30th November 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Pictured & Seen
 
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsLast year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th March7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including rarely seen portraits and photographs. Drawn from muse12th March 2015Sunday 7th June 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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DATES  12th March to 7th June 2015
Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the ev... More about this event
 
Musical Portraits of Artists and FriendsMusical Portraits of Artists and FriendsJoin Trinity Laban's acclaimed Composition Department for an evening of new music inspired by the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Musical Portraits of Artists and Friends
 
BP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardBP Portrait Award2015 marks the BP Portrait Award's 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery. A highly successful annual event, which last year attracted 2,377 entries from 71 different countries, the open competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown alongside around 55 selected wo18th June 2015Sunday 20th September 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  18th June to 20th September 2015
2015 marks the BP Portrait Award's 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery. A highly successful annual event, which last year attracted 2,377 entries from 7... More about this event
 
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archive - NPG presents a major photography exhibition on the film star. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will follow Hepburn's rise to fame, from her early years in Holland to becoming a stage 2nd July 2015Sunday 18th October 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  2nd July to 18th October 2015
Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archiv... More about this event
 
 
 

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John Singer Sargent's People
Tours | On 4th March 2015 

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A guided tour of paintings by the American artist....More

Goya: Don Andres Del Peral: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 11th March 2015 

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Jazz Nights - London Gospel Factory
Concerts | On 4th March 2015 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The ensemble performs gospel music and soul....More

Beatnik
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 25th March 2015 

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DJ Nikki Beatnik, Statis Beatnik and Royston spin hip-hop, house and garage....More

Wednesday at Ku Bar
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 29th April 2015 

Ku Bar 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Resident DJs Vicki Vivacious and Prince Persona spin house, dance and chart hits....More

Comedy Store Players
Comedy | On 4th March 2015 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Improvisational humour from Josie Lawrence, Andy Smart, Lee Simpson, Richard Vranch, Neil Mullarkey and Steve Steen....More

Shadows And Reflections
Exhibitions | On 4th March 2015 

Mall Galleries 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Students should bring their normal range of materials....More

Jaws
Concerts | On 4th March 2015 

Heaven 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Birmingham-based ensemble plays reflective lo-fi alt pop....More

Viviane Sassen: Talk
Exhibitions | On 4th March 2015 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

An informative talk....More

Where Theory Belongs: Catharine Rossi: Lecture
Exhibitions | On 4th March 2015 

Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

A series of 10 lectures programmed and chaired by Dr. Stephen Wilson....More

 
 
 
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