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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 portraits1st October 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  10th 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
 
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.1st October 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Snowdon: A Life In View
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th 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
 
Naval Officers Of World War INaval Officers Of World War ISir Arthur Stockdale Cope's painting depicting 22 of the Navy's most senior figures, showing alongside Statesmen Of World War I by Sir John Lavery and General Officers Of World War I by John Singer Sargent.1st October 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Naval Officers Of World War I
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th May to 12th October 2014
Sir Arthur Stockdale Cope's painting depicting 22 of the Navy's most senior figures, showing alongside Statesmen Of World War I by Sir John Lavery and General
 
Catherine Goodman: Portraits From LifeCatherine Goodman: Portraits From LifeA selection of recent portraits and drawings by the British artist, with subjects including author Vikram Seth, lawyer Diana Rawstron and the broadcaster Daisy Goodwin.1st October 2014Sunday 23rd November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Catherine Goodman: Portraits From Life
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  17th June to 23rd November 2014
A selection of recent portraits and drawings by the British artist, with subjects including author Vikram Seth, lawyer Diana Rawstron and the broadcaster Daisy
 
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 -1st October 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th 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
 
The World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And FriendsThe World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And FriendsPhotographs from the 1870s to the 1900s by Beatrix Potter's father, including portraits taken as references for the paintings of Sir John Everett Millais.1st October 2014Sunday 16th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And Friends
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  13th May to 16th November 2014
Photographs from the 1870s to the 1900s by Beatrix Potter's father, including portraits taken as references for the paintings of Sir John Everett Millais.
 
No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902Archive material including portraits and stories shedding light on a controversial war that changed the global perception of the British Empire.1st October 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st April to 1st November 2014
Archive material including portraits and stories shedding light on a controversial war that changed the global perception of the British Empire.
 
Keep The Home Fires BurningKeep The Home Fires BurningThis display will cast a spotlight on the stars of the music halls, musical revues and comedies who1st October 2014Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Keep The Home Fires Burning
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st July 2014 to 1st February 2015
This display will cast a spotlight on the stars of the music halls, musical revues and comedies who
 
Bernard Partridge Character SketchesBernard Partridge Character SketchesWatercolour and gouache portrait paintings of the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the romantic novelist, Hall Caine.1st October 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Bernard Partridge Character Sketches
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  4th March to 19th October 2014
Watercolour and gouache portrait paintings of the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the romantic novelist, Hall Caine.
 
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.1st October 2014Friday 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
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  5th August 2014 to 1st May 2015
This 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 l
 
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 Bure1st October 2014Wednesday 1st April 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  1st July 2014 to 1st April 2015
This display includes photographs of Emmeline Pankhurst and Mary Richardson, notorious for attacking the 'Rokeby Venus' by Diego Velasquez at the National Gall
 
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.1st October 2014Tuesday 1st September 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Favourites: Art And Power, 1600-1800
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  9th August 2014 to 1st September 2015
Portraits 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
 
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 the1st October 2014Monday 19th October 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Hidden: An Unseen Portrait Of Oliver Cromwell
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  10th July 2014 to 19th October 2015
Recent 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 P
 
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.1st October 2014Monday 30th November 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Pictured & Seen
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  9th August 2014 to 30th November 2015
An exhibition exploring the relationship between objects and their representation in 16th and 17th century British portraiture. Co-curated by Bristol Universit
 
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
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Caught On Camera: The Photographic Work Of Rupert And Beatrix Potter: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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
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Thrown To The Woolves: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 2nd October 2014 - 7pm
Virginia Nicholson talks about the Woolf legacy.
 
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.3rd October 2014Friday 31st October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th and 31st Oct 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
 
The Big DrawThe Big DrawArt workshops.4th October 2014Saturday 4th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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The Big Draw
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 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
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The Big Draw: It's Our World: Workshop (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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
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Weekend Workshop: Techniques Of The Tudors (Day One)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Saturday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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
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Life With William Morris: A Biographer's Perspective: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 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
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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting | PRICING  Free  
DATES  16th 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
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Anarchy & Beauty: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
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DATES  Friday 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
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Storytelling For Families
event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 17th and Saturday 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
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Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  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
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Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  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
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Getting Virginia Woolf's Goat: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 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
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William Morris And His Legacy (Day One): Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATES  Saturday 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
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Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  25th 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
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Half-Term Activities: Peacocks And Dragons: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  27th 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
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Young People's Three-Day Workshop The Manifesto Of Everything (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions | PRICING  Free  
DATES  29th, 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
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Visualising Portraits: The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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
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A Portrait Of Britain: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 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
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Young People's Showcase: The Manifesto Of Everything: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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
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Life Drawing: Life In Shadows: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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
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Embroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Saturday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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
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Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial Hair
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 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
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
event > Exhibitions
DATES  13th 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 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
Category: event
Free Event 
Visualising Portraits: William Morris In The Collection: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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
DATES  Saturday 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
DATES  Sunday 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
DATES  10th 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
DATES  Thursday 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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