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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2017Three photographers have been shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the major international photography award on display at the National Portrait Gallery every November. The shortlist includes photographs of a migrant rescued in the Mediterranean Sea off the Libyan coast, a girl fleeing ISIS in Mosul, Iraq, and a J2018-01-16T00:00:00+00002018-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
PRICING£5 (Adults), £3.50 (Concs), Free for members
DATES16th November 2017 to 8th February 2018
Three photographers have been shortlisted for this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, the major international photography award on display at t...†More about this event
Everything We Do Is MusicEverything We Do Is MusicExhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration.2018-01-16T11:00:00+00002018-02-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Everything We Do Is Music
Cezanne PortraitsCezanne PortraitsCezanne PortraitsIn a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 Cézanne Portraits from collections across the world for the first time, with some that have never before been on public display in the UK. With a repertoire of almost 200 portraits and a unique method of building form with colour, Cézanne is widely thought of as one of t2018-01-16T00:00:00+00002018-02-11T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICINGAdult £20, concession £18.50
DATES26th October 2017 to 11th February 2018
In a major new exhibition, The National Gallery brings together more than 50 C√©zanne Portraits from collections across the world for the first time, with some...†More about this event
Life, Death and MemoryLife, Death and MemoryLife, Death and MemoryTracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a free display Life, Death and Memory which looks at the complex and sometimes troubling relationship between portraiture and mortality. An ironic reference to the autobiographical nature of her work, Tracey Emin's work - transforming herself in2018-01-16T00:00:00+00002018-04-16T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Portraits and Portraiture†|†PRICINGFree
DATES13th April 2017 to 16th April 2018
Tracey Emin's 'Death Mask' has been acquired by the National Portrait Gallery and can be seen as part of a free display Life, Death and Memory which looks at t...†More about this event
Guest DJ: Mr MadamGuest DJ: Mr MadamThe DJ combines a range of musical styles to create a set that may include Thomas Tallis, Gracie Fields, Grace Jones, John Barry, Duke Ellington, Lord Creator and more.2018-01-18T18:00:00+00002018-01-18T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
Bella TrombaBella TrombaThe brass quartet of four trumpeters perform classical and light jazz repertoire.2018-01-19T18:30:00+00002018-01-19T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Bella Tromba
Eddie OtchereEddie OtchereHouse, hip hop, jungle, acid jazz and soul courtesy of the resident DJ.2018-01-25T18:00:00+00002018-01-25T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Eddie Otchere
Nicola Woodward: Winds Of ChangeNicola Woodward: Winds Of ChangeA fascinating, historical journey using piccolo, alto, baroque and folk flutes.2018-01-26T18:30:00+00002018-01-26T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Nicola Woodward: Winds Of Change
Richard OsborneRichard OsborneThe guest DJ plays sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll.2018-02-01T18:00:00+00002018-02-01T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Richard Osborne
Ani BatikianAni BatikianThe violinist performs a solo programme featuring much loved music by Bach, Paganini, Kreisler, Piazzola and others.2018-02-02T18:30:00+00002018-02-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Ani Batikian
Eddie OtchereEddie OtchereHouse, hip hop, jungle, acid jazz and soul courtesy of the resident DJ.2018-02-08T18:00:00+00002018-02-08T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Eddie Otchere
Apple Of My EyeApple Of My EyeLondon-based modern folk troubadours who blend traditional instruments and vocal harmonies.2018-02-09T18:30:00+00002018-02-09T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Apple Of My Eye
Guest DJ: John SizzleGuest DJ: John SizzleThe drag artist and DJ, John, will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Music will be chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space.2018-02-15T18:00:00+00002018-02-15T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Guest DJ: John Sizzle
Will DuttaWill DuttaThe composer performs contemporary classical music.2018-02-16T18:30:00+00002018-02-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Will Dutta
Eddie OtchereEddie OtchereHouse, hip hop, jungle, acid jazz and soul courtesy of the resident DJ.2018-02-22T18:00:00+00002018-02-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Eddie Otchere
Musicke In The AyreMusicke In The AyreDaniel Thomson and Din Ghani explore lute songs.2018-02-23T18:30:00+00002018-02-23T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free Event
Musicke In The Ayre
Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art PhotographyVictorian Giants: The Birth Of Art PhotographyA major exhibition bringing together, for the first time, the works of four of the most celebrated figures in art photography, Lewis Carroll, Julia Margaret Cameron, Oscar Rejlander and Clementina Hawarden. These four artists would come to embody the very best in photography of the Victorian era.2018-03-01T10:00:00+00002018-05-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Victorian Giants: The Birth Of Art Photography
Tacita Dean: PortraitTacita Dean: PortraitThis major new exhibition will focus on portraiture primarily through the medium of 16mm film and also reveals Dean's own longstanding and personal interest in portraiture as a genre.2018-03-15T10:00:00+00002018-04-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Tacita Dean: Portrait
Michael Jackson: On the WallMichael Jackson: On the WallMichael Jackson: On the WallAlmost a decade after his death, and coinciding with what would have been his 60th birthday, on 29th August 2018, Michael Jackson: On the Wall sees the National Portrait Gallery stage a major exhibition on the man in the mirror. Over 40 works by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists from Andy Warhol to Grayson Perry are included in2018-06-28T00:00:00+01002018-10-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Portraits and Portraiture
PRICING£15.50-£20
DATES28th June to 21st October 2018
Almost a decade after his death, and coinciding with what would have been his 60th birthday, on 29th August 2018, Michael Jackson: On the Wall sees the Nationa...†More about this event
Gainsborough's Family AlbumGainsborough's Family AlbumGainsborough's Family AlbumThe National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gainsborough's Family Album. The exhibition will showcase the twelve portraits, which feature the Gainsborough girls as young children right through to fashionable adults. Items such as The Artist2018-11-22T00:00:00+00002019-02-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Portraits and Portraiture
PRICINGWith donation: £14.50-£16 | Without donation: £12.50-£14
DATES22nd November 2018 to 3rd February 2019
The National Portrait Gallery brings together all surviving portraits of Thomas Gainsborough's daughters for the first time for its major new exhibition, Gains...†More about this event
 
 

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