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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 EventToday Only
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 24th November 2014 - 1pm-3pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
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 that24th November 2014Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris And His Legacy, 1860:1960
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
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
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 Galler24th November 2014Sunday 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
Snowdon: A Life in ViewSnowdon: A Life in ViewSnowdon: A Life in View"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review of Snowdon: A life in View, a free display at National Portrait Gallery. This exhibition is "a whistle-stop tour", an "amuse-bouche rather than a hearty feast of a show" which shows Snowdon's "ability to get the in24th November 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Snowdon: A Life in View
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th September 2014 to 21st January 2015
"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review of Snowdon: A life in V...†More about this event
Portrait Of The Day: TalkPortrait Of The Day: TalkA talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.24th November 2014Wednesday 31st December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Portrait Of The Day: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATES1st September to 31st December 2014 - 12noon
A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection.
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.24th November 2014Sunday 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 -24th November 2014Sunday 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 who24th November 2014Sunday 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
DATES1st July 2014 to 1st February 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).24th November 2014Wednesday 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.24th November 2014Saturday 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.24th November 2014Saturday 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.24th November 2014Friday 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 Bure24th November 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†|†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.24th November 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†|†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 the24th November 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†|†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.24th November 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†|†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
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 EventOn Soon
Visualising Portraits: William Morris In The Collection: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 27th November 2014 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GallerySadie Lee spins classics, pop, covers and foreign-language lounge.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 27th November 2014 - 6pm
Sadie Lee spins classics, pop, covers and foreign-language lounge.
Highlights Of The CollectionHighlights Of The CollectionChisato Minamimura leads a tour of the collection.27th November 2014Thursday 27th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Highlights Of The Collection
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 27th November 2014 - 7.30pm
Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the collection.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four PosesLife Drawing: Four Paintings, Four PosesSocial life-drawing classes.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Social life-drawing classes.
VoiceVoiceThe vocal group from London led by Clemmie Franks performs a selection of love songs.28th November 2014Friday 28th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Voice
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Retro Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 28th November 2014 - 6.30pm
The vocal group from London led by Clemmie Franks performs a selection of love songs.
Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic PortraitsWeekend Workshop: Classic Photographic PortraitsPhotography workshop.29th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATESSaturday 29th and Sunday 30th November 2014 - 11am-5pm
Photography workshop.
The Portrait Choir: Singing DayThe Portrait Choir: Singing DayA talk and performance exploring the music of Handel, Purcell and their 18th-century music contemporaries.30th November 2014Sunday 30th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
The Portrait Choir: Singing Day
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 30th November 2014 - 10am-3.45pm
A talk and performance exploring the music of Handel, Purcell and their 18th-century music contemporaries.
Lunchtime Lecture: Special Freedoms, Sapphic Networks, Creative Patrons: Women And The Crafts BetweeLunchtime Lecture: Special Freedoms, Sapphic Networks, Creative Patrons: Women And The Crafts BetweeExamination of women and the arts and crafts movement.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Lunchtime Lecture: Special Freedoms, Sapphic Networks, Creative Patrons: Women And The Crafts Betwee
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 4th December 2014 - 1.15pm
Examination of women and the arts and crafts movement.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Edward Otchere creates a specially themed soundscape.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 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 4th December 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a specially themed soundscape.
Lecture: Grayson Perry: Who Are You'Lecture: Grayson Perry: Who Are You'An examination of British identity and portraiture.4th December 2014Thursday 4th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Lecture: Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 4th December 2014 - 7pm
An examination of British identity and portraiture.
The 12 Days Of Christmas Treasure HuntThe 12 Days Of Christmas Treasure Hunt5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
The 12 Days Of Christmas Treasure Hunt
event > Tours > Guided Tours - Museums & Galleries
DATESFriday 5th December 2014 at 1pm-4pm and 6pm-9pm
Live Music: Concordia Foundation Presents Duelling DivasLive Music: Concordia Foundation Presents Duelling DivasAn entertaining, informative tour of opera's greatest egos that is part-play, part-concert, part circus act.5th December 2014Friday 5th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music: Concordia Foundation Presents Duelling Divas
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 5th December 2014 - 6.30pm
An entertaining, informative tour of opera's greatest egos that is part-play, part-concert, part circus act.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.5th December 2014Friday 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
DATES5th Dec 2014, 12th Dec 2014, 19th Dec 2014, 9th Jan 2015, 16th Jan 2015, 23rd Jan 2015 and 30th Jan 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
The Portrait Choir: Handel's MessiahThe Portrait Choir: Handel's MessiahAfter-hours performance of one the most popular works in the choral repertoire, Handel's Messiah. With its well-known choruses, thrilling drama and stunning solos, the work will be performed in the grand setting of the Victorian Galleries.6th December 2014Saturday 6th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
The Portrait Choir: Handel's Messiah
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSaturday 6th December 2014 - 7pm-9.15pm
After-hours performance of one the most popular works in the choral repertoire, Handel's Messiah. With its well-known choruses, thrilling drama and stunning so
Young People's Sunday Session: Illuminating PortraitsYoung People's Sunday Session: Illuminating PortraitsA chance to create your own stamps.7th December 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: Illuminating Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 7th December 2014 - 1pm-4pm
A chance to create your own stamps.
The Portrait Choir: Handel's MessiahThe Portrait Choir: Handel's MessiahAfter-hours performance of one the most popular works in the choral repertoire, Handel's Messiah. With its well-known choruses, thrilling drama and stunning solos, the work will be performed in the grand setting of the Victorian Galleries.7th December 2014Sunday 7th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
The Portrait Choir: Handel's Messiah
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 7th December 2014 - 7pm-9.15pm
After-hours performance of one the most popular works in the choral repertoire, Handel's Messiah. With its well-known choruses, thrilling drama and stunning so
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ Richard Osborne plays an eclectic mix of pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock & roll.11th December 2014Thursday 11th December 2014 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 - Pop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 11th December 2014 - 6pm
Guest DJ Richard Osborne plays an eclectic mix of pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock & roll.
Lecture: Head, Heart And Hand: William Morris's Influence On Art EducationLecture: Head, Heart And Hand: William Morris's Influence On Art EducationWith Sir Christopher Frayling.11th December 2014Thursday 11th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Lecture: Head, Heart And Hand: William Morris's Influence On Art Education
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 11th December 2014 - 7pm
With Sir Christopher Frayling.
Live Music: Royal College of MusicLive Music: Royal College of MusicComposers from the RCM respond to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.12th December 2014Friday 12th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Live Music: Royal College of Music
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 12th December 2014 - 6.30pm
Composers from the RCM respond to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.
Weekend Workshop: Colour, Light, TextureWeekend Workshop: Colour, Light, TextureA chance to explore the modernist response to portraiture.13th December 2014Saturday 13th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Colour, Light, Texture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 13th December 2014 - 11pm-5pm
A chance to explore the modernist response to portraiture.
Lunchtime Lecture: Did She Kill Him' A Victorian Tale Of Deception, Adultery And ArsenicLunchtime Lecture: Did She Kill Him' A Victorian Tale Of Deception, Adultery And ArsenicKate Colquhoun recounts the scandal of the Maybrick murder case.18th December 2014Thursday 18th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Lunchtime Lecture: Did She Kill Him' A Victorian Tale Of Deception, Adultery And Arsenic
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 18th December 2014 - 1.15pm
Kate Colquhoun recounts the scandal of the Maybrick murder case.
Visualising Portraits: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014: TalkVisualising Portraits: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014: TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.18th December 2014Thursday 18th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Visualising Portraits: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 18th December 2014 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Edward Otchere creates themed soundscapes.18th December 2014Thursday 18th December 2014 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 18th December 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Edward Otchere creates themed soundscapes.
Know To Be Useful And Believe To Be Beautiful: Eleanor Marx And William Morris: LectureKnow To Be Useful And Believe To Be Beautiful: Eleanor Marx And William Morris: LectureWith Rachel Holmes.18th December 2014Thursday 18th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Know To Be Useful And Believe To Be Beautiful: Eleanor Marx And William Morris: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 18th December 2014 - 7pm
With Rachel Holmes.
DollymanDollymanAn alternative punk-jazz Christmas celebration.19th December 2014Friday 19th December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Dollyman
event > Concerts > Rock & Pop - Punk†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 19th December 2014 - 6.30pm
An alternative punk-jazz Christmas celebration.
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.20th December 2014Saturday 17th January 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 20th December 2014 and Saturday 17th January 2015 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in drawing session for young people.
Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)Learn about Christmas celebrations throughout the ages.21st December 2014Sunday 21st December 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshop (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 21st December 2014 - 2pm-4pm
Learn about Christmas celebrations throughout the ages.
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.29th December 2014Monday 26th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 29th December 2014 and Monday 26th January 2015 - 1pm-3pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
Jeremy ReedJeremy ReedThe dynamic and adventurous poet collaborates with sonic soundscaper Itchy Ear. With support from The Ginger Light.2nd January 2015Friday 2nd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Jeremy Reed
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Poetry & Readings†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 2nd January 2015 - 6.30pm
The dynamic and adventurous poet collaborates with sonic soundscaper Itchy Ear. With support from The Ginger Light.
The Drawing Room: WorkshopThe Drawing Room: WorkshopDrop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.2nd January 2015Friday 2nd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 2nd January 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
Young People's Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture: Workshop (Ages 14¬–21)Young People's Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture: Workshop (Ages 14¬–21)Learn how to make the most of your cameraphone and improve your photography.4th January 2015Sunday 4th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Young People's Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture: Workshop (Ages 14¬–21)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICINGphone for availability, adv booking required
DATESSunday 4th January 2015 - 1pm-4pm
Learn how to make the most of your cameraphone and improve your photography.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ Timberlina plays an eclectic mix of music.8th January 2015Thursday 8th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 8th January 2015 - 6pm
Guest DJ Timberlina plays an eclectic mix of music.
Lecture: If I Can: Crafting BeautyLecture: If I Can: Crafting BeautyWith Edmund De Waal.8th January 2015Thursday 8th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Lecture: If I Can: Crafting Beauty
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 8th January 2015 - 7pm
With Edmund De Waal.
Melissa JamesMelissa JamesJazz, blues and soul by the London-based singer-songwriter.9th January 2015Friday 9th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Melissa James
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 9th January 2015 - 6.30pm
Jazz, blues and soul by the London-based singer-songwriter.
Weekend Workshop: The Art Of Portrait PhotographyWeekend Workshop: The Art Of Portrait PhotographyA chance to explore studio and street portrait photography using film cameras.10th January 2015Sunday 11th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Weekend Workshop: The Art Of Portrait Photography
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 10th and Sunday 11th January 2015 - 11am-5pm
A chance to explore studio and street portrait photography using film cameras.
Lunchtime Lecture: ¬‘Doing The Right Thing For Fighting Men': Music, Morale And The Military Body InLunchtime Lecture: ¬‘Doing The Right Thing For Fighting Men': Music, Morale And The Military Body InRachel Cowgill explores changes in musical entertainment at Ciro's Club over the course of the First World War.15th January 2015Thursday 15th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Lunchtime Lecture: ¬‘Doing The Right Thing For Fighting Men': Music, Morale And The Military Body In
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 15th January 2015 - 1.15pm
Rachel Cowgill explores changes in musical entertainment at Ciro's Club over the course of the First World War.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Edward Otchere creates themed soundscapes.15th January 2015Thursday 15th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 15th January 2015 - 6pm-8.45pm
Resident DJ Edward Otchere creates themed soundscapes.
The Tudors As Seen In Nineteenth Century Art: Histories And Fictions: LectureThe Tudors As Seen In Nineteenth Century Art: Histories And Fictions: LectureProfessor Stephen Bann investigates the visual re-imaginings of the Tudor dynasty in the early 19th century in Britain and France.15th January 2015Thursday 15th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
The Tudors As Seen In Nineteenth Century Art: Histories And Fictions: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 15th January 2015 - 7pm
Professor Stephen Bann investigates the visual re-imaginings of the Tudor dynasty in the early 19th century in Britain and France.
Live Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival Presents Aether EnsembleLive Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival Presents Aether EnsembleA performance of French and English romantic part-songs by Saint-Saens, Vaughan Williams and Arthur Sullivan.16th January 2015Friday 16th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Live Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival Presents Aether Ensemble
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 16th January 2015 - 6.30pm
A performance of French and English romantic part-songs by Saint-Saens, Vaughan Williams and Arthur Sullivan.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ Ben Osborne plays classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house and disco.22nd January 2015Thursday 22nd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Thursday at National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 22nd January 2015 - 6pm
Guest DJ Ben Osborne plays classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house and disco.
Panel Discussion: Who Are You'Panel Discussion: Who Are You'Grayson Perry investigates themes of identity.22nd January 2015Thursday 22nd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Panel Discussion: Who Are You'
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Literary Events & Book Signings
DATESThursday 22nd January 2015 - 7pm
Grayson Perry investigates themes of identity.
Weekend Workshop: Drawing FacesWeekend Workshop: Drawing FacesDiscover more about the art of drawing portraits.24th January 2015Sunday 25th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Weekend Workshop: Drawing Faces
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 24th and Sunday 25th January 2015 - 11am-5pm
Discover more about the art of drawing portraits.
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 Event
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 Event
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
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.
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
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.
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 Event
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 Event
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 Event
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 Event
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.
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 Event
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 Event
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 FriendsA collection of portraits by John Singer Sargent of his friends, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Claude Monet and Auguste Rodin.12th February 2015Monday 25th May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Sargent: Portraits Of Artists And Friends
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES12th February to 25th May 2015
A collection of portraits by John Singer Sargent of his friends, including Robert Louis Stevenson, Claude Monet and Auguste Rodin.
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 Event
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.
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
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 Event
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.
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 Event
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 Event
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.
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
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.
 
 

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Keep The Home Fires Burning
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Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
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Pictured & Seen
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Snowdon: A Life in View
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The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

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The National Portrait Gallery's oldest portrait, of Henry VII, is displayed with a Book of Hours inscribed by ...More

 
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
Exhibitions | Until 22nd February 2015 

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Jessica Fulford-Dobson, Birgit Puve, Blerim Racaj, and David Titlow are the four photographers shorlisted for the 2014 Taylor Wessing Photographic ...More

 
The Artist's Cause At Heart: Marion Harry Spielmann, Collector And Donor
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Exhibition celebrating the donors activities as an editor, writer and collector, throwing light on M.H. Spielmann's discreet but powerful reputation ...More

 
 
 
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