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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

7 December 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day: Queen Victoria's Christmas

Portrait of the Day: Queen Victoria's Christmas

  • Talks and Lectures

8 December 2019, 12:30
Room 21
Free

Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne shortly after her eighteenth birthday in July 1837.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Weekend Workshop: The Portrait: natural light and spontaneity

Weekend Workshop: The Portrait: natural light and spontaneity

7 December - 8 December 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibiting photographer Mark McEvoy leads this two day workshop on the spontaneous approach to portrait photography.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

Portrait of the Day: Prince Charles Edward Stuart

  • Talks and Lectures

10 December 2019, 12:30
Room 11
Free

"Bonnie Prince Charlie", or the Young Pretender, was the grandson of James II, who was deposed in 1688.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

  • Talks and Lectures

12 December 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Born Margaret Hookham in Reigate, in 1934 Margot attended the Vic-Wells Ballet School, and by the time she was twenty had danced the lead in three of the great classics: Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Sir Winston Churchill - His Life 1874-1940

Portrait of the Day: Sir Winston Churchill - His Life 1874-1940

  • Talks and Lectures

13 December 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, his family's estate. After serving in the army, he entered parliament in 1900 and was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
13 December 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Described by Time Out as a "polymath", Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, musician, award winning creative producer and founder of pioneering music and art collective, Noise of Art.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
13 December 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Elizabeth Peyton

In Conversation: Elizabeth Peyton

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
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A part of Friday Lates
13 December 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Elizabeth Peyton talks to curator Lucy Dahlsen about her current exhibition Aire and Angels.


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BSL Tour: Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels

BSL Tour: Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
13 December 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Dafydd Jones leads a tour of Elizabeth Peyton: Aire and Angels, which explores the development of the artist's unique portraiture from the 1990s to the present day. Led in BSL.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

14 December 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Screening: Dante’s Inferno ( Dir. Ken Russell, 1967, Cert. 12 )

Screening: Dante’s Inferno ( Dir. Ken Russell, 1967, Cert. 12 )

A part of Friday Lates
14 December 2019, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Ken Russell's drama Dante's Inferno (1967) was produced for the BBC’s Omnibus series and first aired in 1967.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

14 December 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Queen Victoria's Christmas

Portrait of the Day: Queen Victoria's Christmas

  • Talks and Lectures

17 December 2019, 12:30
Room 21
Free

Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne shortly after her eighteenth birthday in July 1837.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913

Portrait of the Day: The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913

  • Talks and Lectures

18 December 2019, 12:30
Room 30
Free

This imposing group which shows King George V and Queen Mary with two of their children was commissioned by the publisher W.H. Spottiswoode and presented by him to the National Portrait Gallery in 1913.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

19 December 2019, 12:30
Room 23
Free

Nightingale reformed hospital nursing during the 19th Century.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Uncrowned Queen: The fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

Lunchtime Lecture: Uncrowned Queen: The fateful Life of Margaret Beaufort, Tudor Matriarch

19 December 2019, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Historian Nicola Tallis brings a fresh perspective to the life of Margaret Beaufort, revealing an extraordinarily ambitious and devoted woman who emerged from the bloody and uncertain days of the Wars of the Roses to risk everything and found the Tudor dynasty.


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Visualising Portraits: Christmas Clans

Visualising Portraits: Christmas Clans

19 December 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

A focus on family portraits for the festive season. Picture description for blind and visually impaired visitors.


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Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Talks and Lectures

20 December 2019, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Anne is one of the most famous queens in English history, although her reign only lasted for three years, she helped to change the course of history.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
20 December 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
20 December 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 December 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day: Sir Winston Churchill - His Life 1874-1940

Portrait of the Day: Sir Winston Churchill - His Life 1874-1940

  • Talks and Lectures

21 December 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Churchill was born at Blenheim Palace, his family's estate. After serving in the army, he entered parliament in 1900 and was appointed First Lord of the Admiralty in 1911.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

21 December 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Queen Victoria's Christmas

Portrait of the Day: Queen Victoria's Christmas

  • Talks and Lectures

23 December 2019, 12:30
Room 21
Free

Queen Victoria succeeded to the throne shortly after her eighteenth birthday in July 1837.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Pocahontas

Portrait of the Day: Pocahontas

  • Talks and Lectures

27 December 2019, 12:30
Room 4
Free

Daughter of Chief Powhatan, a ruler of the coastal region of present-day Virginia, Pocahontas is the most famous Native American from the early era of British colonial expansion in the New World.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Aquila

Guest DJ: Aquila

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 December 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

In response to Pre-Raphaelite Sisters, Aquila continues with the theme of women and the female voice.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 December 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Alison Kusner for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

28 December 2019, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

28 December 2019, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Portrait of the Day: Dame Margot Fonteyn

  • Talks and Lectures

29 December 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Born Margaret Hookham in Reigate, in 1934 Margot attended the Vic-Wells Ballet School, and by the time she was twenty had danced the lead in three of the great classics: Giselle, Swan Lake and The Sleeping Beauty.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day: Angela Burdett-Coutts

Portrait of the Day: Angela Burdett-Coutts

  • Talks and Lectures

30 December 2019, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett and heiress of the fortune of her grandfather Thomas Coutts, whose surname she adopted.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 December 2019, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
3 January 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
3 January 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

4 January 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Screening: Elizabeth Peyton Film Season: The Age of Innocence (1993) and The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

Screening: Elizabeth Peyton Film Season: The Age of Innocence (1993) and The Bridges of Madison County (1995)

4 January 2020, 12:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Ken Russell's drama Dante's Inferno (1967) was produced for the BBC’s Omnibus series and first aired in 1967.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

4 January 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 January 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 January 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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CANCELLED: Rediscovering Fanny Eaton

CANCELLED: Rediscovering Fanny Eaton

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 January 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Historian Dr Gemma Romain and novelist, biographer, academic and broadcaster Delia Jarrett-Macauley discuss the life and legacy of Fanny Eaton.


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BSL Tour: Popular Portraits

BSL Tour: Popular Portraits

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
10 January 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Serena Cant explores the Gallery's display of Popular Portraits - representations of named individuals or identifiable characters that would have been owned or seen by a wide cross-section of society.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

11 January 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

11 January 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Weekend Workshop: The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood: Art, Music and More

Weekend Workshop: The Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood: Art, Music and More

11 January - 12 January 2020, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Immerse yourself in the creative milieu of the Pre-Raphaelite Sisterhood – their art and lives but also the poetry, music, myths and legends which influenced them.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Members’ Evening Private View: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Members’ Evening Private View: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

13 January 2020, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Lerner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of two must-see exhibitions. View the best of both worlds with portraits by the very best contemporary photographers in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019 alongside the Pre-Raphaelite heroine’s unseen works.

Please RSVP for this event from 4 November 2019


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Pre-Raphaelitism  - the critical seesaw

Lunchtime Lecture: Pre-Raphaelitism - the critical seesaw

16 January 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Art historian and curator Christopher Newall looks at how the Pre-Raphaelites have been perceived and appreciated retrospectively.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 January 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


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Performance: The Dark Outside by Bernard Kops (2019)

Performance: The Dark Outside by Bernard Kops (2019)

A part of Friday Lates
17 January 2020, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Bernard Kops, one of the greatest British writers of our time, presents a reading of his new play, The Dark Outside, directed by Pamela Howard.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 January 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

18 January 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

18 January 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Young People: Portrait Photography Workshop

Young People: Portrait Photography Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

18 January 2020, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio
Fully booked

Inspired by the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019, work with a professional photographer to develop your photography skills and confidence, and explore capturing characters, moods and locations. Take advantage of all our camera and photography equipment in the photography studio.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 January 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


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Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 January 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 January 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: A Legacy

In Conversation: Pre-Raphaelite Sisters: A Legacy

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
24 January 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Novelist Elizabeth McNeal (The Doll Factory), writer and blogger Kirsty Stonell Walker (Pre-Raphaelite Girl Gang; Stunner: The Fall and Rise of Fanny Cornforth; The Kissed Mouth) and composer Howard Goodall (The Stunners Opera) talk to biographer Lucinda Hawksley (Lizzie Siddal: The Tragedy of a Pre-Raphaelite Supermodel) about the enduring fascination with women associated with the Pre-Raphaelites.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

25 January 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

25 January 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Visualising Portraits: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

Visualising Portraits: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize

30 January 2020, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

A focus on family portraits for the festive season. Picture description for blind and visually impaired visitors.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 January 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
31 January 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
31 January 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Gallery Tour: Portraits in Music

Gallery Tour: Portraits in Music

  • Talks and Lectures

A part of Friday Lates
31 January 2020, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Many of the artists and sitters in the Collection were involved with music.


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Life Drawing: Shadow Shapes

Life Drawing: Shadow Shapes

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
31 January 2020, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Join portrait artist Robin-Lee Hall for a post New Year ‘winter warm-up’ Life drawing session. During the evening the model will be posed in different lighting conditions, to show how the shape of shadows help to convey depth and form.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

1 February 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

1 February 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV

Lunchtime Lecture: Playing Gay in the Golden Age of British TV

6 February 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

In celebration of LGBT History Month, historian Stephen Bourne looks at how gay men were portrayed on British TV from the '30s to the '80s, the subject of his latest book.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
7 February 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
7 February 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Queer Perspectives : Celebrating the Transgressive Lives and Performances of Fanny Kelly and Lola Montez

Queer Perspectives : Celebrating the Transgressive Lives and Performances of Fanny Kelly and Lola Montez

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates||LGBTQI
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
7 February 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required

Sadie Lee introduces a fantastical journey through the lives and loves, romances and revolutions and conquests of Lola Montez, one of the great women of the nineteenth century, and her muse Fanny Kelly.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

8 February 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

8 February 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2019

8 February - 9 February 2020, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Exhibiting photographer Vikram Kushwah leads this two-day workshop in which you will investigate the simple, complex and ambiguous nature of photographic portraiture.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
14 February 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
14 February 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Alison Kusner for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Lecture: The Meeting with Nadav Kander

Lecture: The Meeting with Nadav Kander

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • Book now

A part of Friday Lates
14 February 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Artist Nadav Kander introduces his new book, The Meeting, the first collection dedicated to his portraiture, and talks about his aim to move beyond capturing a physical likeness and show what makes his sitters human.


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BSL Tour: All You Need is Love

BSL Tour: All You Need is Love

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
14 February 2020, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a Valentine's Day tour of the Gallery, exploring the love stories of some of the Gallery's sittters, from Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, to Peter Pears and Benjamin Britten. Led in BSL.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

15 February 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

15 February 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Families Workshop: Rainbow Family Day

Families Workshop: Rainbow Family Day

  • Family||Workshop

20 February 2020, 11:00-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free drop-in

This February half term, bring your family and friends to enjoy activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBT history and people in the Collection.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Freud’s War

Lunchtime Lecture: Freud’s War

20 February 2020, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Writer and historian Helen Fry charts the story of the Freud family following their departure from Austria as refugees. In partnership with Insiders Outsiders Festival.


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Families Workshop: Rainbow Family Day

Families Workshop: Rainbow Family Day

  • Family||Workshop

20 February 2020, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free drop-in

This February half term, bring your family and friends to enjoy activities across the Gallery and be inspired by stories of LGBT history and people in the Collection.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
21 February 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
21 February 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Performance: Blake and Byron, Incandescent Fame

Performance: Blake and Byron, Incandescent Fame

A part of Friday Lates
21 February 2020, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

William Blake and Lord Byron were contemporaries yet they never met. However, today their portraits hang together in the National Portrait Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


Find out more
Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


Find out more
Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Weekend Workshop: Gainsborough vs. Reynolds

Weekend Workshop: Gainsborough vs. Reynolds

22 February - 23 February 2020, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

Artist Alison Kusner leads this two day workshop in which you will learn portrait painting techniques through comparing the work of Gainsborough and Reynolds.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

Members’ Afternoon Preview: David Hockney: Drawing from Life

  • For Members

26 February 2020, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery

The first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years, David Hockney: Drawing from Life, explores Hockney as a draughtsman from the 1950s to the present by focusing on depictions of himself and a small group of sitters close to him.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.

 

 

 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Visualising Portraits: Science

Visualising Portraits: Science

27 February 2020, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Meet sitters of note in the fields of science and medicine.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
28 February 2020, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
28 February 2020, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Life Drawing: Drag and Draw – audience with a queen

Life Drawing: Drag and Draw – audience with a queen

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates||LGBTQI
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A part of Friday Lates
28 February 2020, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters)

To celebrate LGBT History Month, artist Jon Sleigh leads this session in which you embrace otherness and queer identity in your work through a close investigation of gender, form and perception.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

29 February 2020, 11:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 February 2020, 12:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.


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Highlights Tours

Highlights Tours

  • Talks and Lectures

29 February 2020, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Step back through time with a free highlights tour exploring our collection and building.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Cecil Beaton’s: Bright Young Things

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Cecil Beaton’s: Bright Young Things

  • For Members

11 March 2020, 14:00-16:00
Porter Plus

This major new exhibition will explore the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish ‘Bright Young Things’ of the twenties and thirties, seen through the eye of renowned British photographer Cecil Beaton.  It will bring to life a deliriously eccentric, glamorous and creative era of British cultural life, combining High Society and the avant-garde, artists and writers, socialites and partygoers.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.

 

 

 


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Members’ Evening Private View: David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

Members’ Evening Private View: David Hockney: Drawing from Life and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things

  • For Members

20 April 2020, 18:30-20:30
Wolfson Gallery and Porter Plus

Join us for a viewing of drawing and photography in an evening that celebrates two artists renowned for their craft. David Hockney: Drawing from Life explores the artist’s draughtsmanship from the 1950s until today and Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things will bring to life the extravagant world of the glamorous and stylish from the 20s and 30s.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.

 

 

 


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2020

Members’ Afternoon Preview: BP Portrait Award 2020

  • For Members

20 May 2020, 14:00-16:00
Porter

The BP Portrait Award is the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world and represents the very best in contemporary portrait painting. The Award aims to encourage artists to focus upon and develop portraiture in their work. Over the years, this has attracted over 40,000 entries from more than 100 countries.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.

 

 

 


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