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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 in1st November 2014Wednesday 21st January 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Free EventOngoing
Snowdon: A Life in View
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography | PRICING  Free  
DATES  26th 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 -1st 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  12th 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
 
Young People's Sunday Session: Imagined Paper: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Young People's Sunday Session: Imagined Paper: Workshop (Ages 14-21)Paper architecture workshop.2nd November 2014Sunday 2nd November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Young People's Sunday Session: Imagined Paper: Workshop (Ages 14-21)
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Art Workshop | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Sunday 2nd November 2014 - 11am-4pm
Paper architecture workshop.
 
Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community & the Great War: LectureBlack Poppies: Britain's Black Community & the Great War: LectureExploring the military and civilian wartime experiences of Britain's black community.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Black Poppies: Britain's Black Community & the Great War: Lecture
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 6th November 2014 - 1.15pm
Exploring the military and civilian wartime experiences of Britain's black community.
 
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereEvery fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 6th November 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection.
 
Queer Perspectives: TalkQueer Perspectives: TalkConversation with guest about works in the Collection.6th November 2014Thursday 6th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Queer Perspectives: Talk
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 6th November 2014 - 7pm
Conversation with guest about works in the Collection.
 
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.7th November 2014Friday 7th 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 7th November 2014 - 6.30pm-6.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
 
Embroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): WorkshopEmbroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): WorkshopEmbroidery workshop inspired by William Morris.8th November 2014Sunday 9th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Embroidery: Arts And Crafts Style (Day One): Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th November 2014 - 11am-5pm
Embroidery workshop inspired by William Morris.
 
Thursday at National Portrait GalleryThursday at National Portrait GalleryDJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.13th November 2014Thursday 13th 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 13th November 2014 - 6pm
DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to speci
 
Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial HairLecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial HairLucinda Hawksley looks at examples of facial hair.13th November 2014Thursday 13th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
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Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers And Beards: A History Of Facial Hair
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 13th November 2014 - 7pm
Lucinda Hawksley looks at examples of facial hair.
 
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 Galler13th November 2014Sunday 22nd February 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
event > Exhibitions
DATES  13th 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
 
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.14th November 2014Friday 14th 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 14th November 2014
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
 
Duo Van VlietDuo Van VlietThe pair performs Britten's Lachrymae.14th November 2014Friday 14th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Duo Van Vliet
event > Concerts > Classical | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 14th November 2014 - 6.30pm
The pair performs Britten's Lachrymae.
 
Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)Children's family portrait art workshop.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Family Art Workshop: (Over 5s)
event > Kids Events | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 15th November 2014 at 11.30am-1pm and 2.30pm-4pm
Children's family portrait art workshop.
 
Storytelling For FamiliesStorytelling For FamiliesThemed story telling and activities.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Storytelling For Families
event > Kids Events > Storytelling | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 15th November 2014 at 10.30am-11.15am and 1.30pm-2.15pm
Themed story telling and activities.
 
Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Pick Up A Pencil: (Ages 14-21)Drop-in drawing session for young people.15th November 2014Saturday 15th November 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 > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Saturday 15th November 2014 - 2pm-4pm
Drop-in drawing session for young people.
 
Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something Of Me' - Portraits Of Cecil BeatonLunchtime Lecture: 'Something Of Me' - Portraits Of Cecil BeatonDr Benjamin Wild considers Beaton's self-perception and examines the changing perspectives of the legendary photographer and designer.20th November 2014Thursday 20th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Lunchtime Lecture: 'Something Of Me' - Portraits Of Cecil Beaton
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 20th November 2014 - 1.15pm
Dr Benjamin Wild considers Beaton's self-perception and examines the changing perspectives of the legendary photographer and designer.
 
Edward OtchereEdward OtchereAn eclectic set from the resident DJ.20th November 2014Thursday 20th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Edward Otchere
event > Clubbing and Nightlife > Dance - House | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 20th November 2014 - 6pm-8.45pm
An eclectic set from the resident DJ.
 
Lecture: Warhol/MorrisLecture: Warhol/MorrisJeremy Deller talks about his exhibition influenced by Warhol and Morris.20th November 2014Thursday 20th November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
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Lecture: Warhol/Morris
event > Exhibitions > Lifestyle - Talks & Lectures
DATES  Thursday 20th November 2014 - 7pm
Jeremy Deller talks about his exhibition influenced by Warhol and Morris.
 
Drop-In DrawingDrop-In DrawingTake inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.21st November 2014Friday 21st 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 21st November 2014 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
Take inspiration from pieces in the Gallery.
 
Laura Zakian TrioLaura Zakian TrioRe-workings of standard and modern songs by the vocalist and her accompanying musicians.21st November 2014Friday 21st November 2014 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
Free EventOn Soon
Laura Zakian Trio
event > Concerts > Jazz, Blues, Country and Folk - Gospel | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 21st November 2014 - 6.30pm
Re-workings of standard and modern songs by the vocalist and her accompanying musicians.
 
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 EventOn Soon
The Drawing Room: Workshop
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Monday 24th November 2014 - 1pm-3pm
Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.
 
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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Thursday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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
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Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
DATES  Friday 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 | PRICING  Free  
DATES  Friday 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
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Weekend Workshop: Classic Photographic Portraits
event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Photography
DATES  Saturday 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
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The Portrait Choir: Singing Day
event > Concerts > Classical
DATES  Sunday 30th November 2014 - 10am-3.45pm
A talk and performance exploring the music of Handel, Purcell and their 18th-century music contemporaries.
 
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
DATES  12th 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.
 
Opera North: The Marriage Of FigaroOpera North: The Marriage Of FigaroOpera North presents a production of Mozart's opera The Marriage Of Figaro, a comedy based on love and desire. Sung in English.10th March 2015Saturday 14th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
 
Opera North: The Marriage Of Figaro
event > Concerts > Opera - English opera
DATES  10th to 14th Mar 2015 - 7pm
Opera North presents a production of Mozart's opera The Marriage Of Figaro, a comedy based on love and desire. Sung in English.
 
La Vida Breve/Gianni SchicchiLa Vida Breve/Gianni SchicchiAn opera double-bill. A performance of De Falla's tragic love story La Vida Breve, sung in Spanish with English surtitles, and a performance of Puccini's light-hearted Gianni Schicchi, sung in Italian with English surtitles.12th March 2015Thursday 12th March 2015 Where:
National Portrait Gallery,   St Martin's Place      WC2H 0HE
Category: event
 
La Vida Breve/Gianni Schicchi
event > Concerts > Opera
DATES  Thursday 12th March 2015 - 7pm
An opera double-bill. A performance of De Falla's tragic love story La Vida Breve, sung in Spanish with English surtitles, and a performance of Puccini's light
 
 
 

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

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"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 

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

 
Why Do Artists Paint Self Portraits'
Exhibitions | On 1st November 2014 

National Gallery 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

An illustrated introduction to the subject....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

 
Handel Royal Fireworks Music By Candlelight
Concerts | On 1st November 2014 

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

Peter G Dyson conducts Handel's Water Music Suites F and G and Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba, Bach's Orchestral ...More

English National Opera: The Girl of the Golden West
English National Opera: The Girl of the Golden West
Concerts | Until 1st November 2014 

London Coliseum - English National Opera (ENO) 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Praised as "The best piece of musical theatre in London right now" by the Guardian's theatre critic Michael Billington, Puccini's ...More

 
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Katharina Fritsch: Hahn Cock
Exhibitions | Until 31st January 2015 

Trafalgar Square 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

A 4.7m (14ft) high sculpture of a cockerel in ultramarine blue is the latest sculpture to roost on the ...More

 
King Charles III
King Charles III
Theatre | Until 31st January 2015 

Wyndham's Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Charles has to decide how to rule, following the death of the Queen and a lifetime of waiting in King ...More

 
 
 
 
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