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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionVirginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionVirginia Woolf: Art, Life and VisionA major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and To the Lighthouse, among others, comes to the National Portrait Gallery from 10th July. Guest curated by the biographer, Frances Spalding, the exhibition explores the life of the great 20th century writer through painted portraits22nd September 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Ongoing
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES10th July to 26th October 2014
A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and To the Lighthouse, among others, comes ...†More about this event
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens RediscoveredThe Real Tudors: Kings and Queens RediscoveredThe Real Tudors: Kings and Queens RediscoveredThe National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by the king to his daughter as part of The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered, a major exhibition at the gallery starting on 12th September 2014. Portraits of key figures in the Tudor dynasty are displayed alongside a personal item -22nd September 2014Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES12th September 2014 to 1st March 2015
The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by the king to his daughter as part of The Real Tu...†More about this event
Visualising Portraits: The Bloomsbury Set: TalkVisualising Portraits: The Bloomsbury Set: TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Visualising Portraits: The Bloomsbury Set: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 25th September 2014 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereEvery fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 25th September 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.
Lecture: ¬‘When You See Me You Know Me': Likeness And Authenticity In The Portraits Of The Tudor DynLecture: ¬‘When You See Me You Know Me': Likeness And Authenticity In The Portraits Of The Tudor DynDiscussion about the most famous faces in the collection.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Lecture: ¬‘When You See Me You Know Me': Likeness And Authenticity In The Portraits Of The Tudor Dyn
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 25th September 2014 - 7pm
Discussion about the most famous faces in the collection.
Gallery Tour Suffragettes: Deeds Not WordsGallery Tour Suffragettes: Deeds Not WordsCentenary display tour.25th September 2014Thursday 25th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Gallery Tour Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 25th September 2014 - 7.30pm
Centenary display tour.
Life Drawing: Energy And EmotionLife Drawing: Energy And EmotionSocial life drawing classes.26th September 2014Friday 26th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Life Drawing: Energy And Emotion
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESFriday 26th September 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Social life drawing classes.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.26th September 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th Sep, 3rd Oct, 10th Oct, 17th Oct, 24th Oct and 31st Oct 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Snowdon: A Life In ViewSnowdon: A Life In ViewStudio portraits by the British photographer, from the 1950s to the 1990s, as well as his 1965 examination of the British art world, created in collaboration with the critic John Russell and the then director of the Whitechapel Art Gallery, Bryan Robertson. The exhibition is curated by Helen Trompeteler.26th September 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Snowdon: A Life In View
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th September 2014 to 21st January 2015
Studio portraits by the British photographer, from the 1950s to the 1990s, as well as his 1965 examination of the British art world, created in collaboration w
Weekend Workshop: Portraits From Life (Day One)Weekend Workshop: Portraits From Life (Day One)Two-day portrait workshop.27th September 2014Sunday 28th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Weekend Workshop: Portraits From Life (Day One)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 27th and Sunday 28th September 2014 - 11am-5pm
Two-day portrait workshop.
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.29th September 2014Monday 29th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 29th September 2014 - 1pm-3pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
Caught On Camera: The Photographic Work Of Rupert And Beatrix Potter: LectureCaught On Camera: The Photographic Work Of Rupert And Beatrix Potter: LectureTalk exploring the photography of father and daughter.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Caught On Camera: The Photographic Work Of Rupert And Beatrix Potter: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 2nd October 2014 - 1.15pm
Talk exploring the photography of father and daughter.
Thrown To The Woolves: LectureThrown To The Woolves: LectureVirginia Nicholson talks about the Woolf legacy.2nd October 2014Thursday 2nd October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Thrown To The Woolves: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 2nd October 2014 - 7pm
Virginia Nicholson talks about the Woolf legacy.
The Big DrawThe Big DrawArt workshops.4th October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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The Big Draw
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 4th October 2014 - 1.30pm-4pm
Art workshops.
The Big Draw: It's Our World: Workshop (Ages 14-21)The Big Draw: It's Our World: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Drawing creative workshop.4th October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Big Draw: It's Our World: Workshop (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 4th October 2014 - 1.30pm-4pm
Drawing creative workshop.
Young People's Sunday Session: Drawing On The Present: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Young People's Sunday Session: Drawing On The Present: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Journal making workshop.5th October 2014Sunday 5th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: Drawing On The Present: Workshop (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 5th October 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Journal making workshop.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereEvery fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.9th October 2014Thursday 9th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 9th October 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.
Weekend Workshop: Techniques Of The Tudors (Day One)Weekend Workshop: Techniques Of The Tudors (Day One)Techniques of the Tudors art workshop.11th October 2014Saturday 11th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Weekend Workshop: Techniques Of The Tudors (Day One)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESSaturday 11th October 2014 - 11am-5pm
Techniques of the Tudors art workshop.
Ada Lovelace: Victorian Computing Visionary: LectureAda Lovelace: Victorian Computing Visionary: LectureWith Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day.16th October 2014Thursday 16th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Ada Lovelace: Victorian Computing Visionary: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 16th October 2014 - 1.15pm
With Suw Charman-Anderson, founder of Ada Lovelace Day.
Friday At Night National Portrait GalleryFriday At Night National Portrait GalleryDJ Ben Osborne specialises in playing electronic sets, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco. Taking inspiration from themes running through the Gallery's temporary exhibitions, he mixes the abstract with the literal to entertain.16th October 2014Thursday 16th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Friday At Night National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 16th October 2014 - 6pm
DJ Ben Osborne specialises in playing electronic sets, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, deep down and dirty disco. Taking inspiration from theme
Life With William Morris: A Biographer's Perspective: LectureLife With William Morris: A Biographer's Perspective: LectureDiscussion chaired by Marina Warner.16th October 2014Thursday 16th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Life With William Morris: A Biographer's Perspective: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 16th October 2014 - 7pm
Discussion chaired by Marina Warner.
Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960Works exploring the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinating objects, many of which will be on public display for the first time, this major exhibition illustrates Morris's concept of 'art for the people' and highlights the achievements of those that16th October 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES16th October 2014 to 11th January 2015
Works exploring the life and ideas of the great Victorian artist, writer and visionary thinker William Morris. Through portraits, personal items and fascinatin
Anarchy & Beauty: WorkshopAnarchy & Beauty: WorkshopThe first Late Shift Sessions sees unique musical responses to the Anarchy and Beauty exhibition.17th October 2014Friday 17th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Anarchy & Beauty: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
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DATESFriday 17th October 2014 - 6.30pm-8pm
The first Late Shift Sessions sees unique musical responses to the Anarchy and Beauty exhibition.
Storytelling For FamiliesStorytelling For FamiliesThemed story telling and activities.17th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Storytelling For Families
event > Kids Events > Storytelling†|†PRICINGFree
DATES20th September, 17th October and 18th October 2014 at 10.30am-11.15am and 1.30pm-2.15pm
Themed story telling and activities.
Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)Children's family portrait art workshop.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 20th September and Saturday 18th October 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Children's family portrait art workshop.
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.18th October 2014Saturday 18th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 20th September and Saturday 18th October 2014 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in drawing session for young people.
Getting Virginia Woolf's Goat: LectureGetting Virginia Woolf's Goat: LectureNovelist Ali Smith gives a talk on wit, playfulness, lightfootedness and mischief in Woolf's life and work.23rd October 2014Thursday 23rd October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Getting Virginia Woolf's Goat: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 23rd October 2014 - 7pm
Novelist Ali Smith gives a talk on wit, playfulness, lightfootedness and mischief in Woolf's life and work.
William Morris And His Legacy (Day One): WorkshopWilliam Morris And His Legacy (Day One): WorkshopThis two-day workshop combines art history and practical art to explore the life and work of William Morris and his circle.25th October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
William Morris And His Legacy (Day One): Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 25th and Sunday 26th October 2014 - 11am-5pm
This two-day workshop combines art history and practical art to explore the life and work of William Morris and his circle.
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'Grayson Perry: Who Are You'A display of new works including a self-portrait and a tapestry, which tie in with the artist's Channel Four 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.25th October 2014Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES25th October 2014 to 15th March 2015
A display of new works including a self-portrait and a tapestry, which tie in with the artist's Channel Four TV series of the same name. The portraits include
Half-Term Activities: Peacocks And Dragons: WorkshopHalf-Term Activities: Peacocks And Dragons: WorkshopFamily-friendly half-term activities.27th October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Half-Term Activities: Peacocks And Dragons: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATES27th to 31st Oct 2014 - 11am-4pm
Family-friendly half-term activities.
Young People's Three-Day Workshop The Manifesto Of Everything (Ages 14-21)Young People's Three-Day Workshop The Manifesto Of Everything (Ages 14-21)Learn printing, photography and customisation techniques.29th October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Young People's Three-Day Workshop The Manifesto Of Everything (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES29th, 30th and 31st October 2014 - 11am-4pm
Learn printing, photography and customisation techniques.
Visualising Portraits: The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered: TalkVisualising Portraits: The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered: TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Visualising Portraits: The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 30th October 2014 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
A Portrait Of Britain: LectureA Portrait Of Britain: LectureTalk about the history of the Gallery and the development of the Collection.30th October 2014Thursday 30th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
A Portrait Of Britain: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 30th October 2014 - 7pm
Talk about the history of the Gallery and the development of the Collection.
Young People's Showcase: The Manifesto Of Everything: WorkshopYoung People's Showcase: The Manifesto Of Everything: WorkshopYoung person's drama and performance workshop.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Young People's Showcase: The Manifesto Of Everything: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 31st October 2014 - 5pm
Young person's drama and performance workshop.
Life Drawing: Life In Shadows: WorkshopLife Drawing: Life In Shadows: WorkshopSocial life drawing classes.31st October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Life Drawing: Life In Shadows: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESFriday 31st October 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Social life drawing classes.
Young People's Sunday Session: Imagined Paper: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Young People's Sunday Session: Imagined Paper: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Paper architecture workshop.2nd November 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Young People's Sunday Session: Imagined Paper: Workshop (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 2nd November 2014 - 11am-4pm
Paper architecture workshop.
Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community & the Great War: LectureBlack Poppies: Britain's Black Community & the Great War: LectureExploring the military and civilian wartime experiences of Britain's black community.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community & the Great War: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 6th November 2014 - 1.15pm
Exploring the military and civilian wartime experiences of Britain's black community.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereEvery fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 6th November 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.
Queer Perspectives: TalkQueer Perspectives: TalkConversation with guest about works in the Collection.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Queer Perspectives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 6th November 2014 - 7pm
Conversation with guest about works in the Collection.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.7th November 2014Friday 7th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 7th November 2014 - 6.30pm-6.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Embroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): WorkshopEmbroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): WorkshopEmbroidery workshop inspired by William Morris.8th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Embroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESSaturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2014 - 11am-5pm
Embroidery workshop inspired by William Morris.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryDJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.13th November 2014Thursday 13th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 13th November 2014 - 6pm
DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to speci
Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial HairLecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial HairLucinda Hawksley looks at examples of facial hair.13th November 2014Thursday 13th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial Hair
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 13th November 2014 - 7pm
Lucinda Hawksley looks at examples of facial hair.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeJessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize. Their works have been picked from the 4,193 submissions entered by 1,793 photographers from which 60 portraits have been chosen for the exhibition, running at the National Portrait Galler13th November 2014Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
event > Exhibitions
DATES13th November 2014 to 22nd February 2015
Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Pri...†More about this event
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.14th November 2014Friday 14th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 14th November 2014
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Duo Van VlietDuo Van VlietThe pair performs Britten's Lachrymae.14th November 2014Friday 14th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Duo Van Vliet
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 14th November 2014 - 6.30pm
The pair performs Britten's Lachrymae.
Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)Children's family portrait art workshop.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 15th November 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Children's family portrait art workshop.
Storytelling For FamiliesStorytelling For FamiliesThemed story telling and activities.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Storytelling For Families
event > Kids Events > Storytelling†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 15th November 2014 at 10.30am-11.15am and 1.30pm-2.15pm
Themed story telling and activities.
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 15th November 2014 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in drawing session for young people.
Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something Of Me' - Portraits Of Cecil BeatonLunchtime Lecture: 'Something Of Me' - Portraits Of Cecil BeatonDr Benjamin Wild considers Beaton's self-perception and examines the changing perspectives of the legendary photographer and designer.20th November 2014Thursday 20th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something Of Me' - Portraits Of Cecil Beaton
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 20th November 2014 - 1.15pm
Dr Benjamin Wild considers Beaton's self-perception and examines the changing perspectives of the legendary photographer and designer.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereAn eclectic set from the resident DJ.20th November 2014Thursday 20th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 20th November 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
An eclectic set from the resident DJ.
Lecture: Warhol/MorrisLecture: Warhol/MorrisJeremy Deller talks about his exhibition influenced by Warhol and Morris.20th November 2014Thursday 20th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Lecture: Warhol/Morris
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 20th November 2014 - 7pm
Jeremy Deller talks about his exhibition influenced by Warhol and Morris.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.21st November 2014Friday 21st November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 21st November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Laura Zakian TrioLaura Zakian TrioRe-workings of standard and modern songs by the vocalist and her accompanying musicians.21st November 2014Friday 21st November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Laura Zakian Trio
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 21st November 2014 - 6.30pm
Re-workings of standard and modern songs by the vocalist and her accompanying musicians.
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.24th November 2014Monday 24th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 24th November 2014 - 1pm-3pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
Visualising Portraits: William Morris In The Collection: TalkVisualising Portraits: William Morris In The Collection: TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Visualising Portraits: William Morris In The Collection: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 27th November 2014 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GallerySadie Lee spins classics, pop, covers and foreign-language lounge.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 27th November 2014 - 6pm
Sadie Lee spins classics, pop, covers and foreign-language lounge.
Highlights Of The CollectionHighlights Of The CollectionChisato Minamimura leads a tour of the collection.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Highlights Of The Collection
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 27th November 2014 - 7.30pm
Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the collection.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four PosesLife Drawing: Four Paintings, Four PosesSocial life-drawing classes.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Social life-drawing classes.
VoiceVoiceThe vocal group from London led by Clemmie Franks performs a selection of love songs.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Voice
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm
The vocal group from London led by Clemmie Franks performs a selection of love songs.
Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic PortraitsWeekend Workshop: Classic Photographic PortraitsPhotography workshop.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATESSaturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 11am-5pm
Photography workshop.
The Portrait Choir: Singing DayThe Portrait Choir: Singing DayA talk and performance exploring the music of Handel, Purcell and their 18th-century music contemporaries.30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
The Portrait Choir: Singing Day
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 30th November 2014 - 10am-3.45pm
A talk and performance exploring the music of Handel, Purcell and their 18th-century music contemporaries.
Opera North: The Marriage Of FigaroOpera North: The Marriage Of FigaroOpera North presents a production of Mozart's opera The Marriage Of Figaro, a comedy based on love and desire. Sung in English.10th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Opera North: The Marriage Of Figaro
event > Concerts > Opera - English opera
DATES10th to 14th Mar 2015 - 7pm
Opera North presents a production of Mozart's opera The Marriage Of Figaro, a comedy based on love and desire. Sung in English.
La Vida Breve/Gianni SchicchiLa Vida Breve/Gianni SchicchiAn opera double-bill. A performance of De Falla's tragic love story La Vida Breve, sung in Spanish with English surtitles, and a performance of Puccini's light-hearted Gianni Schicchi, sung in Italian with English surtitles.12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
La Vida Breve/Gianni Schicchi
event > Concerts > Opera
DATESThursday 12th March 2015 - 7pm
An opera double-bill. A performance of De Falla's tragic love story La Vida Breve, sung in Spanish with English surtitles, and a performance of Puccini's light
 
 

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