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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 March until 7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including the largest portrait in the NPG's collection, a2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-06-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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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
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.2015-05-05T10:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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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
Queer Perspectives: TalkQueer Perspectives: TalkConversation with guest about works in the Collection.2015-05-07T19:00:00+01002015-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Queer Perspectives: Talk
The Portrait Choir Solo Song ResidencyThe Portrait Choir Solo Song ResidencySolo recitals inspired by the current Sargent exhibition; Portraits of Artists and Friends, exploring American Art Song.2015-05-07T18:30:00+01002015-05-08T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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The Portrait Choir Solo Song Residency
Eddie OtchereEddie OtchereThe resident DJ blends rare grooves with popular classics.2015-05-07T18:00:00+01002015-05-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Eddie Otchere
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingWith artist Grace Adam.2015-05-08T18:30:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Drop-In Drawing
Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light And ShadowWeekend Workshop: Painting With Light And ShadowPhotographer and filmmaker Gisella Torres leads a photographic masterclass.2015-05-09T11:00:00+01002015-05-10T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Weekend Workshop: Painting With Light And Shadow
Mr MadamMr MadamDJ Mr Madam plays an eclectic mix of popular and familiar classics including Thomas Tallis, Gracie Fields, Grace Jones, John Barry, Duke Ellington and Lord Creator.2015-05-14T18:00:00+01002015-05-14T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Mr Madam
American PortraitsAmerican PortraitsA staged reading of American Portraits by Devon O'Brien.2015-05-15T18:30:00+01002015-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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American Portraits
Museums At NightMuseums At NightVisit an exhibition, listen to music or take part in a workshop after hours by taking advantage of the Gallery's late-night opening.2015-05-15T18:30:00+01002015-05-15T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Museums At Night
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.2015-05-16T14:00:00+01002015-05-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)
Drop-In Family Session: Portraits In ClayDrop-In Family Session: Portraits In ClayDiscover how to shape clay by rolling, moulding, pinching and coiling.2015-05-17T13:00:00+01002015-05-17T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Family Session: Portraits In Clay
Photo LondonPhoto LondonPhillip Prodger, Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery leads discussions on portraiture.2015-05-21T18:30:00+01002015-05-22T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Photo London
Summer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer LookSummer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer LookTake inspiration from the collection and discover different ways of creating a portrait.2015-05-25T10:00:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Summer Half Term Holiday: Family Activities Take A Closer Look
The Drawing RoomThe Drawing RoomA chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.2015-05-25T13:00:00+01002015-05-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room
Visualising Portraits: Favourites: Painting And Power, 1600-1800: TalkVisualising Portraits: Favourites: Painting And Power, 1600-1800: TalkA picture description for visually impaired visitors.2015-05-28T14:00:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Visualising Portraits: Favourites: Painting And Power, 1600-1800: Talk
The Africans of Georgian Britain: Active agents of ChangeThe Africans of Georgian Britain: Active agents of ChangeHistorian Onyeka tells the untold story of Africans in Georgian Britain and the role they played in the development of society at the National Portrait Gallery's Late Shift events.2015-05-28T19:00:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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The Africans of Georgian Britain: Active agents of Change
BSL Tour: Highlights Of The CollectionBSL Tour: Highlights Of The CollectionChisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Collection.2015-05-28T19:30:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
BSL Tour: Highlights Of The Collection
Tim RedfernTim RedfernDJ Timberlinac spins jazz, hip hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.2015-05-28T18:00:00+01002015-05-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Tim Redfern
Kaz SimmonsKaz SimmonsThe jazz and folk influenced singer-songwriter performs original compositions and selected covers from the likes of Rufus Wainwright and Billy Joel.2015-05-29T18:30:00+01002015-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Kaz Simmons
Weekend Workshop: Mixed Media, Collage And PrintingWeekend Workshop: Mixed Media, Collage And PrintingDiscover a variety of techniques with artist Alison Kusner.2015-05-30T11:00:00+01002015-05-31T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Mixed Media, Collage And Printing
Wellington Funeral Panorama ViewingWellington Funeral Panorama ViewingView the hand coloured print created by Henry Alken and George Augustus Sala.2015-06-18T10:00:00+01002015-06-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Wellington Funeral Panorama Viewing
BP Portrait Award 2015BP Portrait Award 2015BP Portrait Award 2015Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy; Michael Gaskell for Eliza; and Borja Buces Renard for My Mother and My Brother on a Sunday Evening. Returning to the National Portrait Gallery for its 36th year the highly successful annual open competition, which attracted 2015-06-18T00:00:00+01002015-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th June to 20th September 2015
Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy; Michael Gaskell for Eliza; and Borj...†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 2015-07-02T00:00:00+01002015-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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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
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeThe Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty portraits are chosen for display. Open to professionals and amateurs alike, the £12,000 prize consistently attracts a high level of expertise yet the 'open to all' caveat means there's always a2015-11-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES12th November 2015 to 21st February 2016
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty po...†More about this event
 
 

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Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
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Free Lunchtime Concert: Maria Razumovskay
Concerts | On 5th May 2015 

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

The pianist performs Liszt's Funerailles 'Octobre 1849' which he wrote in response to the crushing of the Hungarian Revolution, the ...More

 
 
 
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