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Visualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires BurningVisualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires BurningPicture description for visually impaired visitors.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Visualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires Burning
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 29th January 2015 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Edward Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit to the gallery.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 29th January 2015 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit to the gallery.
Lecture: Dressing Elizabeth: The Phoenix Portrait As Evidence Of A Royal WardrobeLecture: Dressing Elizabeth: The Phoenix Portrait As Evidence Of A Royal WardrobeWith Professor Maria Hayward.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Today Only
Lecture: Dressing Elizabeth: The Phoenix Portrait As Evidence Of A Royal Wardrobe
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 29th January 2015 - 7pm
With Professor Maria Hayward.
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'Grayson Perry: Who Are You'John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry's special display of new works inserted into the Gallery's 19th and 20th century displays.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 29th January 2015 - 7.30pm
John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry's special display of new works inserted into the Gallery's 19th and 20th century displays.
Portrait Of The Day: TalkPortrait Of The Day: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.29th January 2015Saturday 28th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Portrait Of The Day: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATES2nd January to 28th February 2015 - 12noon
A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.
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 Galler29th January 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
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
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.29th January 2015Sunday 15th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
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
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 -29th January 2015Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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
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 who29th January 2015Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Keep The Home Fires Burning
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES28th Jan to 1st Feb 2015
This display will cast a spotlight on the stars of the music halls, musical revues and comedies who
Henry Tonks: Studies Of The ArtistHenry Tonks: Studies Of The ArtistExhibition of three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Henry Tonks (1862-1937).29th January 2015Wednesday 1st July 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Henry Tonks: Studies Of The Artist
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th November 2014 to 1st July 2015
Exhibition of three self-portrait sketches made on the eve of the First World War by Henry Tonks (1862-1937).
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.29th January 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Old Titles And New Money: American Heiresses And The British Aristocracy
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES24th November 2014 to 1st August 2015
Exhibition of portraits and the stories of some of the most high-profile American heiresses to marry into British aristocracy, including Jennie Churchill, Mary
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.29th January 2015Saturday 1st August 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th November 2014 to 1st August 2015
Exhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation in the Vic
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.29th January 2015Friday 1st May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Colour, Light, Texture: Portraits By Matthew Smith And Frank Dobson
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th 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 Bure29th January 2015Wednesday 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†|†PRICINGFree
DATES1st 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.29th January 2015Tuesday 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†|†PRICINGFree
DATES9th 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 the29th January 2015Monday 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†|†PRICINGFree
DATES10th 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.29th January 2015Monday 30th November 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Pictured & Seen
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES9th 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
Life Drawing: Video ViewsLife Drawing: Video ViewsA chance to compare the art of life drawing from a real and recorded model.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Life Drawing: Video Views
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESFriday 30th January 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
A chance to compare the art of life drawing from a real and recorded model.
Live MusicLive MusicAn eclectic range of live music performances from classical to contemporary.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music
event > Music†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 30th January 2015 - 6.30pm
An eclectic range of live music performances from classical to contemporary.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 30th January 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Young People's Sunday Session: Wear It OutYoung People's Sunday Session: Wear It OutDiscover more about queer identity in the Gallery's Collection.1st February 2015Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: Wear It Out
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 1st February 2015 - 1pm-4pm
Discover more about queer identity in the Gallery's Collection.
Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, RevolutionaryLunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, RevolutionaryAnita Anand shares the enthralling story of Sophia Duleep Singh, a god-daughter of Queen Victoria.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 5th February 2015 - 1.15pm
Anita Anand shares the enthralling story of Sophia Duleep Singh, a god-daughter of Queen Victoria.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ John Sizzle plays an eclectic mix of pop, dance, electronic, show tunes and retro music.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 5th February 2015 - 6pm
Guest DJ John Sizzle plays an eclectic mix of pop, dance, electronic, show tunes and retro music.
Queer Perspectives: TalkQueer Perspectives: TalkConversation with guest about works in the Collection.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Queer Perspectives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 5th February 2015 - 7pm
Conversation with guest about works in the Collection.
Live Music: Le Petit OrchestreLive Music: Le Petit OrchestreThe period ensemble performs a recital of established and less known repertoire around The Real Tudors display.6th February 2015Friday 6th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music: Le Petit Orchestre
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 6th February 2015 - 6.30pm
The period ensemble performs a recital of established and less known repertoire around The Real Tudors display.
Weekend Workshop: Working PhotographyWeekend Workshop: Working PhotographyDiscover more about the work of a professional photographer.7th February 2015Sunday 8th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Working Photography
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2015 - 11am-5pm
Discover more about the work of a professional photographer.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Eddie Otchere plays a St Valentine inspired set.12th February 2015Thursday 12th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 12th February 2015 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Eddie Otchere plays a St Valentine inspired set.
Gallery Tour: The Real TudorsGallery Tour: The Real TudorsWith Charlotte Bolland.12th February 2015Thursday 12th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Gallery Tour: The Real Tudors
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 12th February 2015 - 7.30pm
With Charlotte Bolland.
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.12th February 2015Monday 25th May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES12th 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
The Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The LunaticThe Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The LunaticOn the eve of Valentine's Day the National Portrait Gallery stays open late and hosts this free multi-art performance combining the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams with scenes from Shakespeare plays. Performed in rooms across the second floor of the gallery, The Portrait Choir is joined by a company of actors and musicians who explore themes of13th February 2015Friday 13th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The Lunatic
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 13th February 2015 - 6.30pm-7.45pm
On the eve of Valentine's Day the National Portrait Gallery stays open late and hosts this free multi-art performance combining the music of Elgar and Vaughan ...†More about this event
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingBe inspired to improve your drawing skills.13th February 2015Friday 13th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 13th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Be inspired to improve your drawing skills.
Drop-In Family Session: Out Of The Shadows (Over 3s)Drop-In Family Session: Out Of The Shadows (Over 3s)A pop-up photographic studio.15th February 2015Sunday 15th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Family Session: Out Of The Shadows (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 15th February 2015 at 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm
A pop-up photographic studio.
Half Term Activities: Friendship (Over 5s)Half Term Activities: Friendship (Over 5s)A week of half-term activities.16th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Half Term Activities: Friendship (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATES16th to 20th Feb 2015 - 11am-4pm
A week of half-term activities.
Young People's Three Day Workshop: Painterly Portraits (Ages 14-21)Young People's Three Day Workshop: Painterly Portraits (Ages 14-21)Be inspired by Sargent to refine your sketching and acrylic painting skills.17th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Young People's Three Day Workshop: Painterly Portraits (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICINGFree, adv booking required
DATES17th, 18th and 19th February 2015 - 11am-4pm
Be inspired by Sargent to refine your sketching and acrylic painting skills.
Lunchtime Lecture: Behind The Mask: The Life Of Vita Sackville-WestLunchtime Lecture: Behind The Mask: The Life Of Vita Sackville-WestBiographer Matthew Dennison looks at the extraordinary life of the iconoclast.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Lunchtime Lecture: Behind The Mask: The Life Of Vita Sackville-West
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 1.15pm
Biographer Matthew Dennison looks at the extraordinary life of the iconoclast.
Young People's Three Day Workshop: ShowcaseYoung People's Three Day Workshop: ShowcaseExhibition of work by young artists produced during a three-day workshop.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Young People's Three Day Workshop: Showcase
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 5pm
Exhibition of work by young artists produced during a three-day workshop.
Thursday At National Portrait GalleryThursday At National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ plays a themed set.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Thursday At National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 6pm
Guest DJ plays a themed set.
John Singer Sargent's PeopleJohn Singer Sargent's PeopleA guided tour of paintings by the American artist.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
John Singer Sargent's People
event > Tours
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 7pm-9pm
A guided tour of paintings by the American artist.
Lecture: A ¬‘Paradoxical' PortraitLecture: A ¬‘Paradoxical' PortraitRobert Louis Stevenson's biographer Claire Harman talks about the circumstances19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Lecture: A ¬‘Paradoxical' Portrait
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 7pm
Robert Louis Stevenson's biographer Claire Harman talks about the circumstances
Adam BrownAdam BrownAmericana with melodic lyricism combined with the rhythmic interplay of music from Latin America.20th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Adam Brown
event > Concerts > World Music†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 20th February 2015 - 6.30pm
Americana with melodic lyricism combined with the rhythmic interplay of music from Latin America.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingBe inspired and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.20th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 20th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Be inspired and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.21st February 2015Saturday 21st February 2015 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 21st February 2015 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in drawing session for young people.
Weekend Workshop: Sargent's Sight Size TechniqueWeekend Workshop: Sargent's Sight Size TechniqueBe inspired by the work of Sargent and learn about sight-size portraiture.21st February 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Sargent's Sight Size Technique
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February 2015 - 11am-5pm
Be inspired by the work of Sargent and learn about sight-size portraiture.
The Drawing RoomThe Drawing RoomA chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.23rd February 2015Monday 23rd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 23rd February 2015 - 1pm-3pm
A chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.
Visualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are You': TalkVisualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are You': TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.26th February 2015Thursday 26th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Visualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are You': Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 26th February 2015 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Eddie Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit.26th February 2015Thursday 26th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 26th February 2015 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Eddie Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit.
Gallery Talk: General Reputations Of The First World WarGallery Talk: General Reputations Of The First World WarWriter and former officer in the British Army, Allan Mallinson charts the progress of the Great War.26th February 2015Thursday 26th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Gallery Talk: General Reputations Of The First World War
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 26th February 2015 - 7pm
Writer and former officer in the British Army, Allan Mallinson charts the progress of the Great War.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingA chance to improve your skills of portrait drawing.27th February 2015Friday 27th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
A chance to improve your skills of portrait drawing.
Life Drawing: Sargent StyleLife Drawing: Sargent StyleBe inspired by the artist's style to explore proportion and compositional design.27th February 2015Friday 27th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Life Drawing: Sargent Style
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Be inspired by the artist's style to explore proportion and compositional design.
Live Music: Gaia Duo: Bach And BartokLive Music: Gaia Duo: Bach And BartokJoin violinists Piotr Jordan and Flora Curzon in a feast of music from the baroque era and the 20th century.27th February 2015Friday 27th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music: Gaia Duo: Bach And Bartok
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm
Join violinists Piotr Jordan and Flora Curzon in a feast of music from the baroque era and the 20th century.
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
Category: event
John Singer Sargent's People
event > Tours
DATESWednesday 4th March 2015 - 11am-1pm
A guided tour of paintings by the American artist.
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
Category: event
Free Event
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
event > Exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES12th 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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Musical Portraits of Artists and Friends
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DATESFriday 13th March 2015 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
Join Trinity Laban's acclaimed Composition Department for an evening of new music inspired by the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, Sargent: Portraits of
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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BP Portrait Award
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DATES18th 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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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES2nd 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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Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
Clubbing and Nightlife | On 29th January 2015 

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Resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit to the gallery....More

Visualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires Burning
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

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Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
Tours | On 29th January 2015 

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John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry's special display of new works inserted into the Gallery's 19th and 20th ...More

Mozart: Eine Kleine Nachtmusik By Candlelight
Concerts | On 29th January 2015 

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

An atmospheric concert performed by the London Gala Orchestra....More

The OppO Foundation Charity Dinner
Exhibitions | On 29th January 2015 

The Hippodrome 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Enjoy a three-course dinner followed by guitar instruction from Lola's Underground Casino and a live performance by the RAF Squadronaires....More

Tony Law: Enter The Tonezone
Comedy | Until 31st January 2015 

Leicester Square Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Surreal and energetic humour from the inventive Canadian stand-up and 2012 Chortle Best Breakthrough Act award-winner....More

Queerlyout
Clubbing and Nightlife | Until 26th March 2015 

Ku Bar 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Resident DJs spin house and dance....More

Piccadilly Comedy Club
Comedy | On 29th January 2015 

The Comedy Pub 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

MC Mike Manera introduces stand-up routines from Star Of What Would Beyonce Do? Luisa Omielan, Dane Baptiste, Mark Silcox and ...More

The Best In Stand-Up
Comedy | On 29th January 2015 

Comedy Store 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Storytelling and upbeat anecdotes from Sheffield-born stand-up and Chortle's Best Show Award winner 2010, Tom Wrigglesworth. Also featuring Andy Askins, ...More

 

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Handa's Surprise
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Half Moon Young People's Theatre

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Irish-American dancer and choreographer Michael Flatley, who has turned Irish dancing into a spine tingling show spectacular, directs this dynamic ...More

 
Daliees Jukebox One Love Valentine's Party
Concerts | On 14th February 2015 

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
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Theatre | Until 4th June 2016 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
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Attraction | 10th February 2015 - 14th February 2015 

The Shard

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