National Portrait Gallery Events

ADDRESS
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Westminster, London WC2H 0HE†
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Mon to Wed, Sat & Sun 10am-6pm, Thu & Fri 10am-9pm
All
Today
Tomorrow

From:

to:

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 Galler22nd December 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 in22nd December 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
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 -22nd December 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
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 EventOn Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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
On Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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
On Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.9th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATES9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th Jan 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
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
On Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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
On Soon
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 EventOn Soon
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.
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.17th January 2015Saturday 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.
Sound And VisionSound And VisionCreate a group portrait soundscape.18th January 2015Sunday 18th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Sound And Vision
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 18th January 2015 at 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm
Create a group portrait soundscape.
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.
Live Music: One Mint JulepLive Music: One Mint JulepClassic jazz songs of the 1930s and 40s.23rd January 2015Friday 23rd January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Live Music: One Mint Julep
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 23rd January 2015 - 6.30pm
Classic jazz songs of the 1930s and 40s.
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.
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'Grayson Perry: Who Are You'John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry's special display of new works inserted into the Gallery's 19th and 20th century displays.29th January 2015Thursday 29th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Grayson Perry: Who Are You'
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 29th January 2015 - 7.30pm
John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry's special display of new works inserted into the Gallery's 19th and 20th century displays.
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.
Live MusicLive MusicAn eclectic range of live music performances from classical to contemporary.30th January 2015Friday 30th January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Live Music
event > Music†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 30th January 2015 - 6.30pm
An eclectic range of live music performances from classical to contemporary.
Young People's Sunday Session: Wear It OutYoung People's Sunday Session: Wear It OutDiscover more about queer identity in the Gallery's Collection.1st February 2015Sunday 1st February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Young People's Sunday Session: Wear It Out
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 1st February 2015 - 1pm-4pm
Discover more about queer identity in the Gallery's Collection.
Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, RevolutionaryLunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, RevolutionaryAnita Anand shares the enthralling story of Sophia Duleep Singh, a god-daughter of Queen Victoria.5th February 2015Thursday 5th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free 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.
Weekend Workshop: Working PhotographyWeekend Workshop: Working PhotographyDiscover more about the work of a professional photographer.7th February 2015Sunday 8th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Weekend Workshop: Working Photography
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 7th and Sunday 8th February 2015 - 11am-5pm
Discover more about the work of a professional photographer.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Eddie Otchere plays a St Valentine inspired set.12th February 2015Thursday 12th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free 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 FriendsSargent: Portraits of Artists and FriendsThe National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features intimate portraits of contemporaries such as Auguste Rodin, Claude Monet and Robert Louis Stevenson, and the 70 works assembled here show him to be the greatest portraitist of his generation.12th February 2015Monday 25th May 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES12th February to 25th May 2015
The National Portrait Gallery pays tribute to portrait painter John Singer Sargent. Portraits of Artists and Friends (from 12th February to 25th May) features ...†More about this event
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingBe inspired to improve your drawing skills.13th February 2015Friday 13th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 13th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Be inspired to improve your drawing skills.
The Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The LunaticThe Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The LunaticThis multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams with scenes from a number of Shakespeare plays.13th February 2015Friday 13th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The Lunatic
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 13th February 2015 - 6.30pm-7.45pm
This multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams with scenes from a number of Shakespeare plays.
The Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The LunaticThe Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The LunaticThis multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams with scenes from a number of Shakespeare plays.14th February 2015Saturday 14th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Portrait Choir: The Poet, The Lover And The Lunatic
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 14th February 2015 at 11am and 2pm
This multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams with scenes from a number of Shakespeare plays.
Drop-In Family Session: Out Of The Shadows (Over 3s)Drop-In Family Session: Out Of The Shadows (Over 3s)A pop-up photographic studio.15th February 2015Sunday 15th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Family Session: Out Of The Shadows (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 15th February 2015 at 1pm-2.30pm and 3pm-4.30pm
A pop-up photographic studio.
Half Term Activities: Friendship (Over 5s)Half Term Activities: Friendship (Over 5s)A week of half-term activities.16th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Half Term Activities: Friendship (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATES16th to 20th Feb 2015 - 11am-4pm
A week of half-term activities.
Young People's Three Day Workshop: Painterly Portraits (Ages 14-21)Young People's Three Day Workshop: Painterly Portraits (Ages 14-21)Be inspired by Sargent to refine your sketching and acrylic painting skills.17th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Young People's Three Day Workshop: Painterly Portraits (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
PRICINGFree, adv booking required
DATES17th, 18th and 19th February 2015 - 11am-4pm
Be inspired by Sargent to refine your sketching and acrylic painting skills.
Lunchtime Lecture: Behind The Mask: The Life Of Vita Sackville-WestLunchtime Lecture: Behind The Mask: The Life Of Vita Sackville-WestBiographer Matthew Dennison looks at the extraordinary life of the iconoclast.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free 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.
Young People's Three Day Workshop: ShowcaseYoung People's Three Day Workshop: ShowcaseExhibition of work by young artists produced during a three-day workshop.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Young People's Three Day Workshop: Showcase
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 5pm
Exhibition of work by young artists produced during a three-day workshop.
Thursday At National Portrait GalleryThursday At National Portrait GalleryGuest DJ plays a themed set.19th February 2015Thursday 19th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Thursday At National Portrait Gallery
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - Various†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 19th February 2015 - 6pm
Guest DJ plays a themed set.
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.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingBe inspired and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.20th February 2015Friday 20th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 20th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Be inspired and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.21st February 2015Saturday 21st February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 21st February 2015 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in drawing session for young people.
Weekend Workshop: Sargent's Sight Size TechniqueWeekend Workshop: Sargent's Sight Size TechniqueBe inspired by the work of Sargent and learn about sight-size portraiture.21st February 2015Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Weekend Workshop: Sargent's Sight Size Technique
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESSaturday 21st and Sunday 22nd February 2015 - 11am-5pm
Be inspired by the work of Sargent and learn about sight-size portraiture.
The Drawing RoomThe Drawing RoomA chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.23rd February 2015Monday 23rd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Drawing Room
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESMonday 23rd February 2015 - 1pm-3pm
A chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.
Visualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are You': TalkVisualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are You': TalkPicture description for visually impaired visitors.26th February 2015Thursday 26th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Visualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are You': Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 26th February 2015 - 2pm
Picture description for visually impaired visitors.
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryResident DJ Eddie Otchere creates a themed soundscape to enhance your visit.26th February 2015Thursday 26th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free 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.
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingA chance to improve your skills of portrait drawing.27th February 2015Friday 27th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Drop-In Drawing
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
A chance to improve your skills of portrait drawing.
Life Drawing: Sargent StyleLife Drawing: Sargent StyleBe inspired by the artist's style to explore proportion and compositional design.27th February 2015Friday 27th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Life Drawing: Sargent Style
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Be inspired by the artist's style to explore proportion and compositional design.
Live Music: Gaia Duo: Bach And BartokLive Music: Gaia Duo: Bach And BartokJoin violinists Piotr Jordan and Flora Curzon in a feast of music from the baroque era and the 20th century.27th February 2015Friday 27th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Live Music: Gaia Duo: Bach And Bartok
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 27th February 2015 - 6.30pm
Join violinists Piotr Jordan and Flora Curzon in a feast of music from the baroque era and the 20th century.
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsWellington: Triumphs, Politics and PassionsLast year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the event with Triumphs, Politics and Passions (12th March7th June), the first gallery exhibition devoted to the Duke of Wellington, including rarely seen portraits and photographs. Drawn from muse12th March 2015Sunday 7th June 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Wellington: Triumphs, Politics and Passions
event > Exhibitions†|†PRICINGFree
DATES12th March to 7th June 2015
Last year saw the centenary of the outbreak of World War I; 2015 is the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. The National Portrait Gallery marks the ev...†More about this event
Musical Portraits of Artists and FriendsMusical Portraits of Artists and FriendsJoin Trinity Laban's acclaimed Composition Department for an evening of new music inspired by the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends.13th March 2015Friday 13th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Musical Portraits of Artists and Friends
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 13th March 2015 - 6.30pm-9.30pm
Join Trinity Laban's acclaimed Composition Department for an evening of new music inspired by the National Portrait Gallery's exhibition, Sargent: Portraits of
BP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardBP Portrait Award2015 marks the BP Portrait Award's 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery. A highly successful annual event, which last year attracted 2,377 entries from 71 different countries, the open competition is one of the most prestigious prizes in the world for portrait painting. The three shortlisted portraits are shown alongside around 55 selected wo18th June 2015Sunday 20th September 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
BP Portrait Award
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th June to 20th September 2015
2015 marks the BP Portrait Award's 36th year at the National Portrait Gallery. A highly successful annual event, which last year attracted 2,377 entries from 7...†More about this event
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archive - NPG presents a major photography exhibition on the film star. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will follow Hepburn's rise to fame, from her early years in Holland to becoming a stage 2nd July 2015Sunday 18th October 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES2nd July to 18th October 2015
Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archiv...†More about this event
 
 

Hotels Near

The Queen: Art And Image

 
 
Near The Queen: Art And Image
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near National Portrait Gallery

 
 
 
Snowdon: A Life in View
Snowdon: A Life in View
Exhibitions | Until 21st January 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

"There can be few photographers as privileged as Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon" notes The Telegraph review ...More

 
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
The Real Tudors: Kings and Queens Rediscovered
Exhibitions | Until 1st March 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

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 

National Portrait Gallery

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

 
Botticelli: The Adoration of the Kings: Talk
Exhibitions | Until 29th December 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

An in-depth talk about a single painting....More

Not Just A Pretty Face: Madame De Pompadour And Versailles: Talk
Exhibitions | On 22nd December 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

A talk about this influential figure at the court of French king Louis XV....More

Rembrandt: The Late Works
Rembrandt: The Late Works
Exhibitions | Until 18th January 2015 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Approximately 40 paintings, 20 drawings and 30 prints from Rembrandt's final creative period are featured in Rembrandt: The Late Works, ...More

 
The Scottsboro Boys
The Scottsboro Boys
Theatre | Until 21st February 2015 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

It's 1931, nine young black men aged between 12 and 19 are travelling on a train through Scottsboro, looking for ...More

 
Neville's Island
Neville's Island
Theatre | Until 3rd January 2015 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Four businessmen, on a team-building exercise, find themselves battling wildlife, the weather and each other, with their so-called togetherness descending ...More

 
Free Lunchtime Concert: Flotilla Ensemble
Concerts | On 22nd December 2014 

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

A unique ensemble of saxophonists performing music with a variety of soundworlds: saxophone quartets in the traditional soprano-alto-tenor-baritone formation, but ...More

Christmas Gala By Candlelight
Concerts | On 22nd December 2014 

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

The Festive Orchestra of London performs seasonal pieces by Handel, Bach, Vivaldi and Corelli, together with well-known carols....More

 

Trending Now

 
 
Santa's Grottos in London
Santa's Grottos in London

Everybody has fond childhood memories of visiting Santa's grotto for the very first time.This Christmas you can treat your ...More

 
New Year Events and Entertainment in London
New Year Events and Entertainment in London

If fireworks leave you cold, and loud clubs make you long for earplugs, fear not! There are plenty of ...More

 
Antigone
Theatre | 14th February 2015 - 14th March 2015 

Theatre Royal Stratford East

Olivier and BAFTA Award-winning Roy Williams, the playwright behind Sucker Punch, puts a contemporary twist on Sophocles's Antigone in 2015. ...More

The Snowman
The Snowman
Theatre | Until 4th January 2015 

Peacock Theatre

This staging of Raymond Briggs's The Snowman by Sadler's Wells, suitable for children aged 4 and over and ...More

 
Diana Vishneva: On The Edge
Dance | 14th April 2015 - 18th April 2015 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO)

The Russian leading ballerina, Principal Dancer at American Ballet Theatre and a star of the Mariinsky Ballet, Diana Vishneva performs ...More

UVNYE Party at Bounce
UVNYE Party at Bounce
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

Bounce

See in the New Year with a little healthy competition at the home of ping pong, Bounce. Hosting a UVNYE ...More

 
New Year at Kettner's: Black Tie Masquerade Ball
New Year at Kettner's: Black Tie Masquerade Ball
Seasonal | On 31st December 2014 

Kettner's

A glamorous yet pocket-friendly option this New Year is the Black Tie Masquerade Ball at Kettner's. The Grade II listed ...More

 
Pisco Embassy
Pisco Embassy
Opened 21st November 2014 

The 12 cocktails on the menu at Pisco Embassy all offer a twist on classics like the pisco sour. Drinks ...More

 
Snaps & Rye
Snaps & Rye
Opened 30th November 2014 

Breakfast on homemade Danish pastries and enjoy traditional Danish rye bread for lunch at Snaps & Rye where meatballs and ...More

 
Heddon Street Kitchen
Heddon Street Kitchen
Opened 8th November 2014 

Heddon Street Kitchen hit the headlines the day it opened, on Saturday 8th November 2014, as 100 diners failed to ...More

 
 
 
 
SALE
London Hotels

From cheap budget places to stay to luxury 5 star hotels see our special offers for National Portrait Gallery hotels, including Park Plaza County Hall Hotel London from 69% off.

 
 
Call now: hotel deals 0207 420 4960