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Portrait Of The Day: Beatrix Potter: TalkPortrait Of The Day: Beatrix Potter: TalkA talk on Delmar Banner's portrait of Beatrix Potter.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Portrait Of The Day: Beatrix Potter: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 24th July 2014 - 12noon
A talk on Delmar Banner's portrait of Beatrix Potter.
Lunchtime Lecture: The Dreadnought Hoax Of 1910Lunchtime Lecture: The Dreadnought Hoax Of 1910A talk by Stuart N Clarke of the Virginia Woolf Society.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Lunchtime Lecture: The Dreadnought Hoax Of 1910
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 24th July 2014 - 1.15pm
A talk by Stuart N Clarke of the Virginia Woolf Society.
Tim Redfern A.K.A. TimberlinaTim Redfern A.K.A. TimberlinaThe DJ spins an eclectic set of spoken word, classical, jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Tim Redfern A.K.A. Timberlina
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Jazz†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 24th July 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
The DJ spins an eclectic set of spoken word, classical, jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.
Creative Connections: Capturing Ealing Studios: LectureCreative Connections: Capturing Ealing Studios: LectureWith Nigel Arthur, Stills Curator at BFI National Archive.24th July 2014Thursday 24th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Creative Connections: Capturing Ealing Studios: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 24th July 2014 - 7pm
With Nigel Arthur, Stills Curator at BFI National Archive.
BP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardA homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and Jean Woods, the Bath-based grandmother and model featured in Channel 4's 'Fabulous Fashionistas' are the three shortlisted sitters for the 25th anniversary of the BP Portrait Award, the world's most prestigious open competition for portrait painti24th July 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
BP Portrait Award
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th June to 21st September 2014
A homeless man in Germany, an American woman reluctant to sit for a portrait painted by her son, and Jean Woods, the Bath-based grandmother and model feature...†More about this event
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 portraits24th July 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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
Life Drawing BP Portrait Award 2014Life Drawing BP Portrait Award 2014An artist-led drawing class.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Life Drawing BP Portrait Award 2014
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
PRICINGFree ticket, adv booking required
DATESFriday 25th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
An artist-led drawing class.
Life Drawing: Representing Light In Drawings: WorkshopLife Drawing: Representing Light In Drawings: Workshop25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Life Drawing: Representing Light In Drawings: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICINGphone for availability
DATESFriday 25th July 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Portrait Of The Day: George IV And His Wives: TalkPortrait Of The Day: George IV And His Wives: TalkTalk led by Alex Dennis.25th July 2014Friday 25th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: George IV And His Wives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 25th July 2014 - 12noon
Talk led by Alex Dennis.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In Drawing25th July 2014Friday 29th August 2014 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
DATES25th Jul, 1st Aug, 8th Aug, 15th Aug, 22nd Aug, 25th Aug and 29th Aug 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In Drawing25th July 2014Friday 29th August 2014 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
DATES25th Jul, 1st Aug, 8th Aug, 15th Aug, 22nd Aug and 29th Aug 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Weekend Workshop: Painting From A ModelWeekend Workshop: Painting From A ModelA portrait-painting workshop with an exhibiting artist from the BP Portrait Award 2014, working from a model and photographs. All materials are provided.26th July 2014Sunday 27th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Weekend Workshop: Painting From A Model
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICINGphone for availability
DATESSaturday 26th and Sunday 27th July 2014 - 11am-5pm
A portrait-painting workshop with an exhibiting artist from the BP Portrait Award 2014, working from a model and photographs. All materials are provided.
Family Activity Base (Over 3s)Family Activity Base (Over 3s)A resource for art materials in the Gallery.26th July 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Activity Base (Over 3s)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th Jul to 28th Jul and 31st Jul to 3rd Aug 2014 - 11am-4pm
A resource for art materials in the Gallery.
Portrait Of The Day: Charles II And His Mistresses: TalkPortrait Of The Day: Charles II And His Mistresses: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.26th July 2014Saturday 26th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: Charles II And His Mistresses: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 26th July 2014 - 12noon
A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.
Portrait Of The DayPortrait Of The DayA talk on a chosen portrait.26th July 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings†|†PRICINGFree
DATES7th June to 31st August 2014 - 12noon
A talk on a chosen portrait.
Portrait Of The Day: Lloyd-George And Churchill, The Longest Friendship In Politics: TalkPortrait Of The Day: Lloyd-George And Churchill, The Longest Friendship In Politics: TalkAn exploration of the longest friendship in politics.27th July 2014Sunday 27th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: Lloyd-George And Churchill, The Longest Friendship In Politics: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 27th July 2014 - 12noon
An exploration of the longest friendship in politics.
Family Art Workshops: Pets And People (Over 5s)Family Art Workshops: Pets And People (Over 5s)Create your own portrait with your pet.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Family Art Workshops: Pets And People (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESMonday 28th July 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Create your own portrait with your pet.
Portrait Of The Day: Simon Armitage: TalkPortrait Of The Day: Simon Armitage: TalkA discussion of Paul Wright's portrait of Simon Armitage.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: Simon Armitage: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 28th July 2014 - 12noon
A discussion of Paul Wright's portrait of Simon Armitage.
Drop-In Activities: Portrait Jigsaws: WorkshopDrop-In Activities: Portrait Jigsaws: WorkshopA three hour family workshop.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Activities: Portrait Jigsaws: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 28th July 2014 - 1pm-4pm
A three hour family workshop.
Family Art Workshops: In The PictureFamily Art Workshops: In The Picture28th July 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshops: In The Picture
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES28th July to 8th August 2014 - 11.30am-4pm
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 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 28th July 2014 - 1pm-3pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopAn informal, artist-led drawing session.28th July 2014Monday 28th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 28th July 2014 - 1pm-3pm
An informal, artist-led drawing session.
Family Art Workshops: Layers In LaceFamily Art Workshops: Layers In LaceBe inspired portraits to create an animation.29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Family Art Workshops: Layers In Lace
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESTuesday 29th July 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Be inspired portraits to create an animation.
Portrait Of The Day: William Wordsworth: TalkPortrait Of The Day: William Wordsworth: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait.29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: William Wordsworth: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESTuesday 29th July 2014 - 12noon
A talk on a chosen portrait.
Drop-In Activities: Patterns In Portraits: WorkshopDrop-In Activities: Patterns In Portraits: WorkshopA three hour family workshop.29th July 2014Tuesday 29th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Activities: Patterns In Portraits: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESTuesday 29th July 2014 - 1pm-4pm
A three hour family workshop.
Family Art Workshops: Light And Dark (Over 5s)Family Art Workshops: Light And Dark (Over 5s)Explore light and shade.30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshops: Light And Dark (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESWednesday 30th July 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Explore light and shade.
Drop-In Activities: Ruffs And Cuffs: WorkshopDrop-In Activities: Ruffs And Cuffs: WorkshopA three hour family workshop.30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Activities: Ruffs And Cuffs: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESWednesday 30th July 2014 - 1pm-4pm
A three hour family workshop.
Portrait Of The Day: Ellen Terry: TalkPortrait Of The Day: Ellen Terry: TalkWith Emma Burgess.30th July 2014Wednesday 30th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: Ellen Terry: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESWednesday 30th July 2014 - 12noon
With Emma Burgess.
Family Art Workshops: Room Of My Own (Over 5s)Family Art Workshops: Room Of My Own (Over 5s)Create 3D maps of your favourite room on display.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshops: Room Of My Own (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Create 3D maps of your favourite room on display.
Portrait Of The Day: Amy Johnson: TalkPortrait Of The Day: Amy Johnson: TalkA discussion of Sir John Longstaff's portrait of Amy Johnson.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: Amy Johnson: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 12noon
A discussion of Sir John Longstaff's portrait of Amy Johnson.
Drop-In Activities: Travelling TalesDrop-In Activities: Travelling TalesA three hour family workshop.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Activities: Travelling Tales
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 1pm-4pm
A three hour family workshop.
Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014: TourVisualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014: TourA descriptive tour for visually impaired visitors.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014: Tour
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 2pm
A descriptive tour for visually impaired visitors.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereResident DJ Edward Otchere spins vinyl from his collection.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 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 31st July 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Edward Otchere spins vinyl from his collection.
Lecture: When Are Words Not Enough': Virginia Woolf And Roger FryLecture: When Are Words Not Enough': Virginia Woolf And Roger FryA lecture by art historian and biographer Frances Spalding.31st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Lecture: When Are Words Not Enough': Virginia Woolf And Roger Fry
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 7pm
A lecture by art historian and biographer Frances Spalding.
Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 201431st July 2014Thursday 31st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 31st July 2014 - 7.30pm
Family Art Workshops: Clayheads (Over 5s)Family Art Workshops: Clayheads (Over 5s)Create a portrait using clay.1st August 2014Friday 1st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Family Art Workshops: Clayheads (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESFriday 1st August 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Create a portrait using clay.
Balagan Cafe BandBalagan Cafe BandThe three-piece group mixes Gypsy-jazz with world and early music.1st August 2014Friday 1st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Balagan Cafe Band
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 1st August 2014 - 6.30pm
The three-piece group mixes Gypsy-jazz with world and early music.
Portrait Of The Day: TalkPortrait Of The Day: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait.1st August 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Portrait Of The Day: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 1st and Sunday 3rd August 2014 - 12noon
A talk on a chosen portrait.
Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation (Ages 14-19)Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation (Ages 14-19)Drawing workshop with BP Portrait Award artists.2nd August 2014Saturday 2nd August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation (Ages 14-19)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 2nd August 2014 - 11am-2pm
Drawing workshop with BP Portrait Award artists.
Young People's Sunday Session: Build A Portrait: Sitters And Sets (Ages 14-21)Young People's Sunday Session: Build A Portrait: Sitters And Sets (Ages 14-21)Build your own portrait.3rd August 2014Sunday 3rd August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Young People's Sunday Session: Build A Portrait: Sitters And Sets (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICINGFree, adv booking required
DATESSunday 3rd August 2014 - 11am-4pm
Build your own portrait.
Family Art Workshops: Characters (Over 3s)Family Art Workshops: Characters (Over 3s)Interactive workshop on characterisation.4th August 2014Monday 4th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshops: Characters (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 4th August 2014 at 11.30am and 2.30pm
Interactive workshop on characterisation.
Moving Along: Workshop (Over 5s)Moving Along: Workshop (Over 5s)Create a moving portrait workshop.5th August 2014Tuesday 5th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Moving Along: Workshop (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESTuesday 5th August 2014 - 2.30pm-4pm
Create a moving portrait workshop.
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.5th August 2014Friday 1st May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
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
Portraits In Profile: Workshop (Over 5s)Portraits In Profile: Workshop (Over 5s)Children's family portrait workshop.6th August 2014Wednesday 6th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Portraits In Profile: Workshop (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESWednesday 6th August 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Children's family portrait workshop.
Drop-In Activity: Portrait Loom Bands: Workshop (Over 3s)Drop-In Activity: Portrait Loom Bands: Workshop (Over 3s)Loom band craft workshop.6th August 2014Wednesday 6th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Activity: Portrait Loom Bands: Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESWednesday 6th August 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Loom band craft workshop.
DreamScape: Workshop (Over 5s)DreamScape: Workshop (Over 5s)Children's dream art workshop.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
DreamScape: Workshop (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESThursday 7th August 2014 - 11.30am-1pm
Children's dream art workshop.
Drop-In Activity: Jigsaw Portraits: Workshop (Over 3s)Drop-In Activity: Jigsaw Portraits: Workshop (Over 3s)Create a jigsaw workshop.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Drop-In Activity: Jigsaw Portraits: Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESThursday 7th August 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Create a jigsaw workshop.
Virginia And Vanessa: Sisters, Artists, Conspirators: LectureVirginia And Vanessa: Sisters, Artists, Conspirators: LectureBiographer Jane Dunn examines the creative relationship between these two extraordinary sisters.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Virginia And Vanessa: Sisters, Artists, Conspirators: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 7th August 2014 - 1.15pm
Biographer Jane Dunn examines the creative relationship between these two extraordinary sisters.
Neil PrinceNeil PrinceChilled-out pop and 60s soul-tinged Balearic courtesy of DJ Neil Prince.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Neil Prince
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 7th August 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Chilled-out pop and 60s soul-tinged Balearic courtesy of DJ Neil Prince.
Queer Perspectives: Peter Tatchell: TalkQueer Perspectives: Peter Tatchell: TalkPeter Tatchell talks to Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee.7th August 2014Thursday 7th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Queer Perspectives: Peter Tatchell: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 7th August 2014 - 7pm
Peter Tatchell talks to Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee.
Colour Me Blue: Workshop (Over 5s)Colour Me Blue: Workshop (Over 5s)Children's art colour workshop.8th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Colour Me Blue: Workshop (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESFriday 8th August 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Children's art colour workshop.
Drop-In Activity: Self Portraits: Workshop (Over 3s)Drop-In Activity: Self Portraits: Workshop (Over 3s)Children's self portrait workshop.8th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Drop-In Activity: Self Portraits: Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESFriday 8th August 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Children's self portrait workshop.
Blues Sans FrontieresBlues Sans FrontieresAn international four-piece group performs contemporary blues.8th August 2014Friday 8th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Blues Sans Frontieres
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Blues†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 8th August 2014 - 6.30pm
An international four-piece group performs contemporary blues.
Creative Connections: Sir John Soane, Architect And Collector: LectureCreative Connections: Sir John Soane, Architect And Collector: LectureWith Abraham Thomas, Director of the Sir John Soane's Museum.14th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Creative Connections: Sir John Soane, Architect And Collector: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 14th August 2014 - 1.15pm
With Abraham Thomas, Director of the Sir John Soane's Museum.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereAn eclectic soundscape from the resident DJ.14th August 2014Thursday 14th August 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 14th August 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
An eclectic soundscape from the resident DJ.
Screening Looking For Light: Jane Bown: TalkScreening Looking For Light: Jane Bown: TalkA revealing portrait of Jane Bown, legendary Observer.14th August 2014Thursday 14th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Screening Looking For Light: Jane Bown: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 14th August 2014 - 6.30pm
A revealing portrait of Jane Bown, legendary Observer.
Creative Connections: Glorious FoolsCreative Connections: Glorious FoolsDoug Melbourne and Nigel Appleton perform the music of John Martyn.15th August 2014Friday 15th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Creative Connections: Glorious Fools
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Rock†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 15th August 2014 - 6.30pm
Doug Melbourne and Nigel Appleton perform the music of John Martyn.
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Over 8s)Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Over 8s)Join Neal Foster for an afternoon exploring the funny side of history.16th August 2014Saturday 16th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Horrible Histories: Barmy Britain (Over 8s)
event > Theatre > Kids shows
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESSaturday 16th August 2014 - 3pm-4.30pm
Join Neal Foster for an afternoon exploring the funny side of history.
Pick Up A Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next GenerationPick Up A Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next GenerationA drawing session.16th August 2014Saturday 16th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Pick Up A Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 16th August 2014 - 2pm-4pm
A drawing session.
Legacies Of British Slave-Ownership: Hidden Histories In The Collection: LectureLegacies Of British Slave-Ownership: Hidden Histories In The Collection: LectureTo mark Slavery Remembrance Day, Dr Nick Draper re-examines images in the Gallery's Collection.21st August 2014Thursday 21st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Legacies Of British Slave-Ownership: Hidden Histories In The Collection: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 21st August 2014 - 1.15pm
To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, Dr Nick Draper re-examines images in the Gallery's Collection.
John SizzleJohn SizzleThe DJ spins pop, dance and electronica with a bit of soul, disco, prog and showtunes.21st August 2014Thursday 21st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
John Sizzle
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Electro†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 21st August 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
The DJ spins pop, dance and electronica with a bit of soul, disco, prog and showtunes.
Absolutely Divine: Virginia Woolf And Charleston: LectureAbsolutely Divine: Virginia Woolf And Charleston: LectureWith Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Curatorial Services for the Charleston Trust.21st August 2014Thursday 21st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Absolutely Divine: Virginia Woolf And Charleston: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 21st August 2014 - 7.30pm
With Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Curatorial Services for the Charleston Trust.
Quiet Nights: The Music Of Antonio Carlos JobimQuiet Nights: The Music Of Antonio Carlos JobimTom Gamble leads the Quiet Nights Orchestra in a celebration of the work of the Brazilian composer and Bossa Nova pioneer.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Quiet Nights: The Music Of Antonio Carlos Jobim
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 22nd August 2014 - 6.30pm
Tom Gamble leads the Quiet Nights Orchestra in a celebration of the work of the Brazilian composer and Bossa Nova pioneer.
Dramatised Reading: A Room Of One's OwnDramatised Reading: A Room Of One's OwnDame Eileen Atkins gives a dramatised reading of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.22nd August 2014Friday 22nd August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Dramatised Reading: A Room Of One's Own
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings
PRICINGphone for availability
DATESFriday 22nd August 2014 - 7pm
Dame Eileen Atkins gives a dramatised reading of Virginia Woolf's A Room of One's Own.
The Portrait Choir: Singing DayThe Portrait Choir: Singing DayExplore music and song with Virginia Woolf.24th August 2014Sunday 24th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
The Portrait Choir: Singing Day
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 24th August 2014 - 10am-3.45pm
Explore music and song with Virginia Woolf.
Visualising Portraits: Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words: TalkVisualising Portraits: Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words: TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.28th August 2014Thursday 28th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Visualising Portraits: Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 28th August 2014 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereAn eclectic soundscape from the resident DJ.28th August 2014Thursday 28th August 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 28th August 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
An eclectic soundscape from the resident DJ.
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life And Vision: Gallery TourVirginia Woolf: Art, Life And Vision: Gallery TourA chance to discover more about the writer Virginia Woolf.28th August 2014Thursday 28th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life And Vision: Gallery Tour
event > Tours
PRICINGFree ticketed
DATESThursday 28th August 2014 - 7pm
A chance to discover more about the writer Virginia Woolf.
Life DrawingLife Drawing29th August 2014Friday 29th August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
Life Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICINGphone for availability
DATESFriday 29th August 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
The Bloomsbury Group: Painting WorkshopThe Bloomsbury Group: Painting WorkshopArtist Grace Adam leads a class creating a painting in response to the group's ideas.30th August 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
The Bloomsbury Group: Painting Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESSaturday 30th and Sunday 31st August 2014 - 11am-5pm
Artist Grace Adam leads a class creating a painting in response to the group's ideas.
Virginia Woolf: A Woman Of Fashion': LectureVirginia Woolf: A Woman Of Fashion': LectureDr. Claire Nicholson investigates Virginia Woolf's ambivalent relationship with clothes and fashion.4th September 2014Thursday 4th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Virginia Woolf: A Woman Of Fashion': Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 4th September 2014 - 1.15pm
Dr. Claire Nicholson investigates Virginia Woolf's ambivalent relationship with clothes and fashion.
Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge CompetitionCreative Connections: Instagram Challenge CompetitionA celebration of this year's Creative Connections project and the borough of Ealing.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge Competition
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 11th September 2014 - 6pm-8.50pm
A celebration of this year's Creative Connections project and the borough of Ealing.
Creative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour: TalkCreative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour: TalkArtist Eelyn Lee takes a final tour of the Creative Connections display.11th September 2014Thursday 11th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Creative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 11th September 2014 - 7.30pm-8pm
Artist Eelyn Lee takes a final tour of the Creative Connections display.
The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens RediscoveredThe Real Tudors: Kings And Queens RediscoveredThis special display, focusing on the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs, will allow visitors to rediscover these well-known kings and queens through the most complete presentation of their images staged to date.12th September 2014Sunday 1st March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Real Tudors: Kings And Queens Rediscovered
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES12th September 2014 to 1st March 2015
This special display, focusing on the portraiture of the Tudor monarchs, will allow visitors to rediscover these well-known kings and queens through the most c
Virginia Woolf As A Cubist Writer: LectureVirginia Woolf As A Cubist Writer: LectureSarah Latham Phillips explores the fascinating relationship between Virginia Woolf's fiction and the ideas of Cubist painting.18th September 2014Thursday 18th September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Virginia Woolf As A Cubist Writer: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 18th September 2014 - 1.15pm
Sarah Latham Phillips explores the fascinating relationship between Virginia Woolf's fiction and the ideas of Cubist painting.
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
Category: event
Free Event
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
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
Thrown To The Woolves: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 2nd October 2014 - 7pm
Virginia Nicholson talks about the Woolf legacy.
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 Event
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
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.
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeShowcasing the work of the most talented professional photographers, photography students and gifted amateurs across the world, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize regularly attracts over 5,000 entries by more than 2,000 photographers who compete for the prestigious prize, not to mention the £12,000 which goes to the winner. The exhibiti13th November 2014Sunday 8th 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 8th February 2015
Showcasing the work of the most talented professional photographers, photography students and gifted amateurs across the world, the Taylor Wessing Photographic...†More about this event
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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A major exhibition on the life and career of Viriginia Woolf, fearless feminist and author of Mrs Dalloway, Orlando and ...More

 
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Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
Building the Picture: Architecture in Italian Renaissance Painting
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The architecture in Italian Renaissance painting is explored through works by 14th, 15th and 16th century artists including Duccio, Botticelli ...More

 
Making Colour
Making Colour
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National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

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Explore visual connections between paintings....More

Jeeves and Wooster in Perfect Nonsense
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Theatre | Until 20th September 2014 

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