National Portrait Gallery Events

ADDRESS
St Martin's Place, WC2H 0HE†
TELEPHONE
OPENING TIMES
Last admission is 45 mins before the Gallery closes.
PRICES
Free. Special exhibitions prices vary.
All
Today
Tomorrow

From:

to:

Meeting The Enemy: The Human Face Of The Great War: LectureMeeting The Enemy: The Human Face Of The Great War: LectureGiven by historian Richard van Emden.17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventToday Only
Meeting The Enemy: The Human Face Of The Great War: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 17th April 2014 - 1.15pm
Given by historian Richard van Emden.
Great Britain's Great War: LectureGreat Britain's Great War: LectureGiven by Jeremy Paxman.17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Today Only
Great Britain's Great War: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 17th April 2014 - 7pm
Given by Jeremy Paxman.
Easter Activities: Family Album (Over 3s)Easter Activities: Family Album (Over 3s)Photo shoots and animation workshops based on family portraits.17th April 2014Friday 18th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventNow On
Easter Activities: Family Album (Over 3s)
event > Kids Events†|†PRICINGFree
DATES14th to 18th Apr 2014 - 11.30am-4pm
Photo shoots and animation workshops based on family portraits.
Easter Holiday Activities: Around The World With Mrs GrevilleEaster Holiday Activities: Around The World With Mrs GrevilleGuess some of the locations Mrs Greville has visited.17th April 2014Thursday 17th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ends Today
Easter Holiday Activities: Around The World With Mrs Greville
event > Kids Events
DATES5th to 17th April 2014 - 11am-3.30pm
Guess some of the locations Mrs Greville has visited.
The Great War in PortraitsThe Great War in PortraitsThe Great War in PortraitsRather than presenting a military history of the war, the National Portrait Gallery aims to focus on the way the Great War was represented through portraits of those involved. The Great War in Portraits takes an international perspective. As well as iconic portraits of Siegfried Sassoon, Wilfred Owen and Winston Churchill, the exhibition reflects t17th April 2014Sunday 15th June 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
The Great War in Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES27th February to 15th June 2014
Rather than presenting a military history of the war, the National Portrait Gallery aims to focus on the way the Great War was represented through portraits of...†More about this event
Bailey's StardustBailey's StardustBailey's StardustThis spring/summer the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition of images personally selected by the British photographer David Bailey himself. Bailey's Stardust will feature over 250 portraits, spanning a 50-year career including an unseen image of an inhabitant of the Naga Hills and a recent portrait of Kate Moss. Curated thematically i17th April 2014Sunday 1st June 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Ongoing
Bailey's Stardust
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES6th February to 1st June 2014
This spring/summer the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition of images personally selected by the British photographer David Bailey himself. Baile...†More about this event
Derek Boshier: Imaginary PortraitsDerek Boshier: Imaginary PortraitsAn unusual portrait of David Bowie as the Elephant Man is exhibited in the UK for the first time in Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits, a free National Portrait Gallery exhibition featuring 10 works from the artist's 'imaginary portraits' series. The oil-on-canvas portrait of Bowie was painted in New York in 1980 while he was rehearsing for his rol17th April 2014Thursday 1st May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES28th November 2013 to 1st May 2014
An unusual portrait of David Bowie as the Elephant Man is exhibited in the UK for the first time in Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits, a free National Portrai...†More about this event
Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies And Versions Of Portraits From The Tudor CourtHans Holbein Re-made: Copies And Versions Of Portraits From The Tudor CourtA selection of the gallery's copies of Holbein's popular portraits, all of which have undergone technical analysis to provide an insight into how and when they were produced.17th April 2014Sunday 31st August 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies And Versions Of Portraits From The Tudor Court
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES4th March to 31st August 2014
A selection of the gallery's copies of Holbein's popular portraits, all of which have undergone technical analysis to provide an insight into how and when they
No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902Archive material including portraits and stories shedding light on a controversial war that changed the global perception of the British Empire.17th April 2014Saturday 1st November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES1st April to 1st November 2014
Archive material including portraits and stories shedding light on a controversial war that changed the global perception of the British Empire.
Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment In The Nineteenth CenturyFacing Blindness: Visual Impairment In The Nineteenth CenturyPhotographic portraits of prominent blind and visually-impaired people in the 19th century, including artists, professors, explorers and politicians such as James Holman and Henry Fawcett.17th April 2014Tuesday 1st July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment In The Nineteenth Century
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th November 2013 to 1st July 2014
Photographic portraits of prominent blind and visually-impaired people in the 19th century, including artists, professors, explorers and politicians such as Ja
Bernard Partridge Character SketchesBernard Partridge Character SketchesWatercolour and gouache portrait paintings of the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the romantic novelist, Hall Caine.17th April 2014Sunday 19th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Bernard Partridge Character Sketches
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES4th March to 19th October 2014
Watercolour and gouache portrait paintings of the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the romantic novelist, Hall Caine.
Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary CelebrationStarring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary CelebrationPhotographs of the actress who won academy awards for Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire and who was married to Sir Laurence Olivier.17th April 2014Sunday 20th July 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES30th November 2013 to 20th July 2014
Photographs of the actress who won academy awards for Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire and who was married to Sir Laurence Olivier.
Benjamin Britten: A Life In PicturesBenjamin Britten: A Life In PicturesPhotographs providing an insight into the life of the celebrated 20th-century British composer.17th April 2014Monday 30th June 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Benjamin Britten: A Life In Pictures
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES5th November 2013 to 30th June 2014
Photographs providing an insight into the life of the celebrated 20th-century British composer.
Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartneyMichael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartneyA display of 10 photographs taken in London during the 1950s and 1960s, by the late Hungarian-born photographer, including Paul McCartney, Jennie Lee, and a previously unexhibited image of Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton.17th April 2014Saturday 31st May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOngoing
Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartney
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES17th September 2013 to 31st May 2014
A display of 10 photographs taken in London during the 1950s and 1960s, by the late Hungarian-born photographer, including Paul McCartney, Jennie Lee, and a pr
Tamsin Waley-CohenTamsin Waley-CohenThe violinist performs various works by Bach.18th April 2014Friday 18th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 18th April 2014 - 6.30pm
The violinist performs various works by Bach.
Cadbury Easter Egg Trails: Easter Weekend Family FunCadbury Easter Egg Trails: Easter Weekend Family Fun18th April 2014Monday 21st April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Cadbury Easter Egg Trails: Easter Weekend Family Fun
event > Kids Events
DATES18th, 19th, 20th and 21st Apr 2014 - 11am-4pm
Three Day Workshop: Crafted Histories (Ages 14-21)Three Day Workshop: Crafted Histories (Ages 14-21)Create a response to the Great War In Portraits and No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902 exhibitions.23rd April 2014Friday 25th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Three Day Workshop: Crafted Histories (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop
PRICINGFree, adv booking required
DATES23rd, 24th and 25th April 2014 - 11am-4pm
Create a response to the Great War In Portraits and No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902 exhibitions.
Visualising Portraits: William Wilberforce: TalkVisualising Portraits: William Wilberforce: TalkA staff member discusses a painting for visually impaired visitors.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Visualising Portraits: William Wilberforce: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 24th April 2014 - 2pm
A staff member discusses a painting for visually impaired visitors.
Living With Shakespeare: LectureLiving With Shakespeare: LectureGiven by Sir Richard Eyre.24th April 2014Thursday 24th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Living With Shakespeare: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 24th April 2014 - 7pm
Given by Sir Richard Eyre.
John Martin QuartetJohn Martin QuartetFour piece jazz band, led by the saxophonist and composer.25th April 2014Friday 25th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
John Martin Quartet
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 25th April 2014 - 6.30pm
Four piece jazz band, led by the saxophonist and composer.
Weekend Workshop: Photography Swag PortraitsWeekend Workshop: Photography Swag PortraitsPhotographer Eddie Otchere looks at David Bailey studio practice.26th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Weekend Workshop: Photography Swag Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICINGphone for availability
DATESSaturday 26th and Sunday 27th April 2014 - 11am-5pm
Photographer Eddie Otchere looks at David Bailey studio practice.
The Portrait Choir: Singing DayThe Portrait Choir: Singing DayThe choir performs music by Elgar, Irving Berlin and others. Includes a talk from a curator.27th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
The Portrait Choir: Singing Day
event > Concerts > Classical
DATESSunday 27th April 2014 - 10am-3.45pm
The choir performs music by Elgar, Irving Berlin and others. Includes a talk from a curator.
Shakespeare's Birthday: TalkShakespeare's Birthday: TalkBlue Badge Guide Paul Metcalfe discusses the playwright.27th April 2014Sunday 27th April 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Shakespeare's Birthday: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 27th April 2014 - 3pm-3.30pm
Blue Badge Guide Paul Metcalfe discusses the playwright.
Picturing The Boer War, 1899¬–1902: LecturePicturing The Boer War, 1899¬–1902: LectureGiven by Professor Denis Judd.1st May 2014Thursday 1st May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Picturing The Boer War, 1899¬–1902: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 1st May 2014 - 1.15pm
Given by Professor Denis Judd.
In Vogue: LectureIn Vogue: LecturePolly Devlin and Jaime Perlman discuss the work of David Bailey as used in Vogue.1st May 2014Thursday 1st May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
In Vogue: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 1st May 2014 - 7pm
Polly Devlin and Jaime Perlman discuss the work of David Bailey as used in Vogue.
In Conversation: Masters Of PhotographyIn Conversation: Masters Of PhotographyPhotographer Nadav Kander discusses his career with Kathy Ryan from The New York Times Magazine.2nd May 2014Friday 2nd May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
In Conversation: Masters Of Photography
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
PRICINGFree, ticketed
DATESFriday 2nd May 2014 - 7pm-8pm
Photographer Nadav Kander discusses his career with Kathy Ryan from The New York Times Magazine.
Young People's Sunday Session: The Original Selfies: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Young People's Sunday Session: The Original Selfies: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Create analogue self-portraits and experiment with handmade filters.4th May 2014Sunday 4th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: The Original Selfies: Workshop (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICINGFree, adv booking required
DATESSunday 4th May 2014 - 1pm-4pm
Create analogue self-portraits and experiment with handmade filters.
The Indian Contribution To The First World War: LectureThe Indian Contribution To The First World War: LectureGiven by Lord Bhikhu Parekh.8th May 2014Thursday 8th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Indian Contribution To The First World War: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 8th May 2014 - 1.15pm
Given by Lord Bhikhu Parekh.
The Regency: Arts And Society: TalkThe Regency: Arts And Society: TalkHistorian Clare Gittings discusses the era's key people.8th May 2014Thursday 8th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Regency: Arts And Society: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 8th May 2014 - 1.15pm
Historian Clare Gittings discusses the era's key people.
Queer Perspectives: TalkQueer Perspectives: TalkWith Sadie Lee.8th May 2014Thursday 8th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Queer Perspectives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 8th May 2014 - 7.30pm-8pm
With Sadie Lee.
The Francis Bacon OperaThe Francis Bacon OperaStephen Crowe's comic chamber operetta, based on Melvyn Bragg's interview with the British artist Francis Bacon, filmed for The South Bank Show in 1985.9th May 2014Friday 9th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The Francis Bacon Opera
event > Concerts > Opera - Operetta†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 9th May 2014 - 6.30pm
Stephen Crowe's comic chamber operetta, based on Melvyn Bragg's interview with the British artist Francis Bacon, filmed for The South Bank Show in 1985.
Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse: TalkJaney Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse: TalkAn exploration into the world of the artists model.11th May 2014Sunday 11th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Janey Morris: Pre-Raphaelite Muse: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 11th May 2014 - 3pm
An exploration into the world of the artists model.
The World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And FriendsThe World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And FriendsPhotographs from the 1870s to the 1900s by Beatrix Potter's father, including portraits taken as references for the paintings of Sir John Everett Millais.13th May 2014Sunday 12th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
The World Of Rupert Potter: Photographs Of Beatrix, Millais And Friends
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography†|†PRICINGFree
DATES13th May to 12th October 2014
Photographs from the 1870s to the 1900s by Beatrix Potter's father, including portraits taken as references for the paintings of Sir John Everett Millais.
London Recorded By Camera: Street Photography In The East End: LectureLondon Recorded By Camera: Street Photography In The East End: LectureGiven by Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager at the Bishopsgate Institute.15th May 2014Thursday 15th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
London Recorded By Camera: Street Photography In The East End: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 15th May 2014 - 1.15pm
Given by Stefan Dickers, Library and Archives Manager at the Bishopsgate Institute.
Flesh: LectureFlesh: LectureGiven by the writer and art historian Simon Watney.15th May 2014Thursday 15th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
On Soon
Flesh: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 15th May 2014 - 7pm
Given by the writer and art historian Simon Watney.
In Conversation: Repairing The Wounds: Art And Surgery, Then And NowIn Conversation: Repairing The Wounds: Art And Surgery, Then And NowAuthor Louisa Young, curator Dr Emma Chambers, surgeon Professor Iain Hutchison and writer Giles Whittell discuss the work of Sir Harold Gillies and artist Henry Tonks.15th May 2014Thursday 15th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
In Conversation: Repairing The Wounds: Art And Surgery, Then And Now
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 15th May 2014 - 7pm-8pm
Author Louisa Young, curator Dr Emma Chambers, surgeon Professor Iain Hutchison and writer Giles Whittell discuss the work of Sir Harold Gillies and artist Hen
Pick Up A Pencil (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil (Ages 14-21)Drop-in workshop.17th May 2014Saturday 17th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Pick Up A Pencil (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Workshops†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSaturday 17th May 2014 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in workshop.
Bold, Dashing And Handsome: Admiral Sir David Beatty: TalkBold, Dashing And Handsome: Admiral Sir David Beatty: TalkFind out more about the naval hero.18th May 2014Sunday 18th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Bold, Dashing And Handsome: Admiral Sir David Beatty: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 18th May 2014 - 3pm
Find out more about the naval hero.
Court Portraiture In The Reign Of Henry VIII: Holbein's English Legacy: LectureCourt Portraiture In The Reign Of Henry VIII: Holbein's English Legacy: LectureGiven by Dr Charlotte Bolland.22nd May 2014Thursday 22nd May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Court Portraiture In The Reign Of Henry VIII: Holbein's English Legacy: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 22nd May 2014 - 1.15pm
Given by Dr Charlotte Bolland.
Burning The Box Of Beautiful Things: The English Cultural Revolution Of The Early 60s: LectureBurning The Box Of Beautiful Things: The English Cultural Revolution Of The Early 60s: LectureGiven by Professor Alex Seago.22nd May 2014Thursday 22nd May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Burning The Box Of Beautiful Things: The English Cultural Revolution Of The Early 60s: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 22nd May 2014 - 7pm
Given by Professor Alex Seago.
In Conversation: The Final Months And BeyondIn Conversation: The Final Months And BeyondHistorians Nick Lloyd, David Reynolds and Alex von Tunzelmann discuss the last months of the First World War.22nd May 2014Thursday 22nd May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
In Conversation: The Final Months And Beyond
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 22nd May 2014 - 7pm
Historians Nick Lloyd, David Reynolds and Alex von Tunzelmann discuss the last months of the First World War.
Tamsin Waley-CohenTamsin Waley-CohenThe violinist performs various works by Bach.23rd May 2014Friday 23rd May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Tamsin Waley-Cohen
event > Concerts > Classical†|†PRICINGFree
DATESFriday 23rd May 2014 - 6.30pm
The violinist performs various works by Bach.
Weekend Workshop: Street As Your StudioWeekend Workshop: Street As Your StudioExplore street photography.24th May 2014Sunday 25th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Weekend Workshop: Street As Your Studio
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATESSaturday 24th and Sunday 25th May 2014 - 11am-5pm
Explore street photography.
A Portrait Of The Artist Through Time: TalkA Portrait Of The Artist Through Time: TalkArtist Alison Kusner discusses what artists are telling us in paintings and how symbols change.25th May 2014Sunday 25th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
A Portrait Of The Artist Through Time: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESSunday 25th May 2014 - 3pm
Artist Alison Kusner discusses what artists are telling us in paintings and how symbols change.
Visualising Portraits: No End Of A Lesson The Boer War, 1899-1902: TalkVisualising Portraits: No End Of A Lesson The Boer War, 1899-1902: TalkA staff member discusses portraits from the exhibition.29th May 2014Thursday 29th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
Visualising Portraits: No End Of A Lesson The Boer War, 1899-1902: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 29th May 2014 - 2pm
A staff member discusses portraits from the exhibition.
Heroes: LectureHeroes: LecturePhilippe Garner, International Head of Photographs at Christie's on David Bailey.29th May 2014Thursday 29th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Heroes: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATESThursday 29th May 2014 - 7pm
Philippe Garner, International Head of Photographs at Christie's on David Bailey.
The Great War In Portraits: Gallery TourThe Great War In Portraits: Gallery TourA BSL-led tour of the exhibition, with English interpretation.29th May 2014Thursday 29th May 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
The Great War In Portraits: Gallery Tour
event > Tours†|†PRICINGFree
DATESThursday 29th May 2014 - 7.30pm
A BSL-led tour of the exhibition, with English interpretation.
BP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardBP Portrait AwardThe annual BP Portrait Award, the world's most prestigious open competition for portrait painting, typically attracts over 2,000 international entries of which around 55 selected works feature in the free exhibition which returns to the National Portrait Gallery for three months this summer. Worth £30,000 to the winner, this competition is not just26th June 2014Sunday 21st September 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free Event
BP Portrait Award
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES26th June to 21st September 2014
The annual BP Portrait Award, the world's most prestigious open competition for portrait painting, typically attracts over 2,000 international entries of which...†More about this event
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life And VisionVirginia Woolf: Art, Life And VisionA major exhibition on the life and career of the 20th century writer, guest curated by the biographer, Frances Spalding, and featuring portraits, drawings, archive material and paintings, including work by her Bloomsbury Group peers, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and Roger Fry, and photographs by Man Ray and Beresford, among others.10th July 2014Sunday 26th October 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Virginia Woolf: Art, Life And Vision
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES10th July to 26th October 2014
A major exhibition on the life and career of the 20th century writer, guest curated by the biographer, Frances Spalding, and featuring portraits, drawings, arc
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeShowcasing the work of the most talented professional photographers, photography students and gifted amateurs across the world, the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize regularly attracts over 5,000 entries by more than 2,000 photographers who compete for the prestigious prize, not to mention the £12,000 which goes to the winner. The exhibiti13th November 2014Sunday 8th February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
event > Exhibitions
DATES13th November 2014 to 8th February 2015
Showcasing the work of the most talented professional photographers, photography students and gifted amateurs across the world, the Taylor Wessing Photographic...†More about this event
 
 

Hotels Near

National Portrait Gallery

 
 
Near National Portrait Gallery
All London hotels
Check-in:
Check-out:
Number of rooms:
Room 1:

What's On Today

Near National Portrait Gallery

 
 
 
Starring Vivien Leigh: A Centenary Celebration
Exhibitions | Until 20th July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

Photographs of the actress who won academy awards for Gone With The Wind and A Streetcar Named Desire and who ...More

Hans Holbein Re-made: Copies And Versions Of Portraits From The Tudor Court
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

A selection of the gallery's copies of Holbein's popular portraits, all of which have undergone technical analysis to provide an ...More

No End Of A Lesson: The Boer War, 1899-1902
Exhibitions | Until 1st November 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

Archive material including portraits and stories shedding light on a controversial war that changed the global perception of the British ...More

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela To McCartney
Exhibitions | Until 31st May 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

A display of 10 photographs taken in London during the 1950s and 1960s, by the late Hungarian-born photographer, including Paul ...More

Bernard Partridge Character Sketches
Exhibitions | Until 19th October 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

Watercolour and gouache portrait paintings of the actress Ellen Terry, the artist James Abbott McNeill Whistler and the romantic novelist, ...More

Facing Blindness: Visual Impairment In The Nineteenth Century
Exhibitions | Until 1st July 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

Photographic portraits of prominent blind and visually-impaired people in the 19th century, including artists, professors, explorers and politicians such as ...More

The Great War in Portraits
The Great War in Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 15th June 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

Rather than presenting a military history of the war, the National Portrait Gallery aims to focus on the way the ...More

 
Bailey's Stardust
Bailey's Stardust
Exhibitions | Until 1st June 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

This spring/summer the National Portrait Gallery hosts a major exhibition of images personally selected by the British photographer David Bailey ...More

 
Derek Boshier: Imaginary Portraits
Exhibitions | Until 1st May 2014 

National Portrait Gallery

An unusual portrait of David Bowie as the Elephant Man is exhibited in the UK for the first time in ...More

 
 
 
SALE
London Hotels

From cheap budget accommodation to luxury 5 star suites see our special offers for National Portrait Gallery hotels, including Radisson Blu Edwardian Leicester Square Hotel from 54% off.