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BP Portrait Award 2015BP Portrait Award 2015BP Portrait Award 2015Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy; Michael Gaskell for Eliza; and Borja Buces Renard for My Mother and My Brother on a Sunday Evening. Returning to the National Portrait Gallery for its 36th year the highly successful annual open competition, which attracted 2015-08-30T00:00:00+01002015-09-20T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES18th June to 20th September 2015
Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle and Guy; Michael Gaskell for Eliza; and Borj...†More about this event
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the National Portrait Gallery's public Archive - NPG presents a major photography exhibition on the film star. Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon will follow Hepburn's rise to fame, from her early years in Holland to becoming a stage 2015-08-30T00:00:00+01002015-10-18T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Ongoing

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
The Drawing RoomThe Drawing RoomA chance for disabled visitors to drop in and draw.2015-08-31T13:00:00+01002015-09-28T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingWith artist Grace Adam.2015-09-04T18:30:00+01002015-09-25T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
Drop-In Drawing
Simon Schama's The Face Of BritainSimon Schama's The Face Of BritainSimon Schama's The Face Of BritainFive displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture, created with historian Simon Schama and the BBC, coincide with the broadcast of a five-part TV series on BBC Two and the publication of an accompanying book. Arranged by theme: power, love, fame, people and self, the free Face of Britain display positions Sir Wi2015-09-16T10:00:00+01002016-01-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting†|†PRICINGFree
DATES16th September 2015 to 4th January 2016
Five displays exploring the development, character and meanings of British portraiture, created with historian Simon Schama and the BBC, coincide with the broa...†More about this event
George Scharf And His Circles: The National Portrait Gallery And The Victorian Art WorldGeorge Scharf And His Circles: The National Portrait Gallery And The Victorian Art WorldPortraits, personal diaries, sketchbooks and correspondence, illustrating the man and the interconnected networks of contacts within which he operated.2015-09-21T10:00:00+01002016-03-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOn Soon
George Scharf And His Circles: The National Portrait Gallery And The Victorian Art World
Audrey Hepburn: International Cover StarAudrey Hepburn: International Cover StarLucy Bolton and Terence Pepper discuss the star's magazine covers.2015-10-01T19:00:00+01002015-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Audrey Hepburn: International Cover Star
Giacometti: Pure Presence Giacometti: Pure Presence Giacometti: Pure Presence This autumn the National Portrait Gallery presents the first major exhibition to cover the aspect of Alberto Giacometti's work. Giacometti: Pure Presence promises to be an unmissable opportunity to enjoy portraiture by the Swiss artist, who is widely regarded as one of the most important and distinctive artists of the 20th century. The show will co2015-10-15T00:00:00+01002016-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES15th October 2015 to 10th January 2016
This autumn the National Portrait Gallery presents the first major exhibition to cover the aspect of Alberto Giacometti's work. Giacometti: Pure Presence promi...†More about this event
Alberto Giacometti: Giacometti: Pure PresenceAlberto Giacometti: Giacometti: Pure PresencePortraits by the Italian-Swiss artist, includes one of his most celebrated sculptures, Woman of Venice VIII, drawing connections between his two-dimensional portraiture and sculptures.2015-10-15T10:00:00+01002016-01-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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Alberto Giacometti: Giacometti: Pure Presence
Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeTaylor Wessing Photographic Portrait PrizeThe Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty portraits are chosen for display. Open to professionals and amateurs alike, the £12,000 prize consistently attracts a high level of expertise yet the 'open to all' caveat means there's always a2015-11-12T00:00:00+00002016-02-21T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Portrait Gallery, † St Martin's Place† † † WC2H 0HE
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES12th November 2015 to 21st February 2016
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty po...†More about this event
 
 

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Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon
Exhibitions | Until 18th October 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Marking 65 years since Audrey Hepburn performed at renowned West End nightclub Ciro's - the space now occupied by the ...More

 
BP Portrait Award 2015
BP Portrait Award 2015
Exhibitions | Until 20th September 2015 

National Portrait Gallery

Three artists have been shortlisted for first prize at the 2015 BP Portrait Award: Matan Ben-Cnaan for Annabelle ...More

 
Soundscapes
Soundscapes
Exhibitions | Until 6th September 2015 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Bringing together music and art, Soundscapes sees a number of acclaimed musicians and sound artists create pieces in response to ...More

 
Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
Frames in Focus: Sansovino Frames
Exhibitions | Until 13th September 2015 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

For once it's the frames that take centre stage in this free exhibition in Room 1 of Level 2 at ...More

 
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)
Hetty Feather (Over 7s)
Theatre | Until 6th September 2015 

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

Jacqueline Wilson's Hetty Feather is brought to life on the Duke of York's Theatre stage this summer following a successful ...More

 
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
Royal Opera House BP Big Screens 2015
Concerts | Until 22nd September 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Three of the Royal Opera House's most emotionally powerful productions are broadcast live on a giant screen in Trafalgar Square ...More

 
Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
Hans Haacke: Gift Horse
Exhibitions | Until 31st December 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Hans Haacke's Gift Horse, a sculptural installation of a horse's skeleton, makes an eerie outline on the Fourth Plinth in ...More

 
The Mentalists
The Mentalists
Theatre | Until 26th September 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Stephen Merchant makes his West End debut opposite Steffan Rhodri in Richard Bean's darkly comic two-hander about friends Ted and ...More

 
Kids Week
Kids Week
Kids Events | Until 31st August 2015 

The West End 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

It's now over a decade since the excellent idea of Kids Week was first conjured up. A truly inspired summer ...More

 
The Book of Mormon
The Book of Mormon
Theatre | Until 14th November 2015 

Prince of Wales Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Creators of Southpark (Trey Parker and Matt Stone) have turned their satirical eyes to the cheery world of musicals. With ...More

 
 
 
 
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