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Friday Lates

Friday Lates

Friday Lates

The Gallery after-hours.

FREE entry, Every Friday
18.00 – 21.00

Music & bar Ondaatje Wing Main Hall 18.00 – 20.30

Drop-in Drawing and Life Drawing 18.30 – 20.30

Talks & film screenings Ondaatje Wing Theatre 19.00 unless otherwise stated

 

Friday Lates offer creativity, inspiration, conversation and a social space where everyone is welcome. Start your weekend in style by visiting our world-class exhibitions or discovering the Collection after hours.  Enjoy a drink at the bar and music inspired by our exhibitions, join our hugely popular mass Drop-in Drawing occupation of the Gallery and explore ideas about art, culture and society with our talks programme.

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Free unless otherwise stated

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Guest DJ: Aquila

Guest DJ: Aquila

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Before Djing comes the music! Aquila began Djing around 2000 and plays for music lovers who appreciate hearing diverse, quality, eclectic and selective genres of music.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 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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Screening: Office Killer

Screening: Office Killer

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current major exhibition, Cindy Sherman, see the artist’s only feature-length film, Office Killer (1997).


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Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond - Britain's Forgotten Pugilist

Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond - Britain's Forgotten Pugilist

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00-20:00
Room 20
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, join us for a journey through Richmond’s life, featuring readings from The Ballad of Bill Richmond, a new narrative poem by Adam Marchan, and a discussion around the largely unrecognised presence of black people in early 19th century England.


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Guest DJ: Aquila

Guest DJ: Aquila

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Before Djing comes the music! Aquila began Djing around 2000 and plays for music lovers who appreciate hearing diverse, quality, eclectic and selective genres of music.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 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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Screening: Office Killer

Screening: Office Killer

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current major exhibition, Cindy Sherman, see the artist’s only feature-length film, Office Killer (1997).


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Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond - Britain's Forgotten Pugilist

Slavery Remembrance Day: Bill Richmond - Britain's Forgotten Pugilist

A part of Friday Lates
23 August 2019, 19:00-20:00
Room 20
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, join us for a journey through Richmond’s life, featuring readings from The Ballad of Bill Richmond, a new narrative poem by Adam Marchan, and a discussion around the largely unrecognised presence of black people in early 19th century England.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 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
30 August 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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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 2019, 19:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by shortlisted artist Emma Hopkins.


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Life Drawing: Rubens and the Baroque

Life Drawing: Rubens and the Baroque

A part of Friday Lates
30 August 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Andy Pankhurst leads a dynamic evening of life drawing during which you will take inspiration from expressive poses by selected artists and their works within the Collection from the 17th Century.


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Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
6 September 2019, 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
6 September 2019, 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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Screening: Super Sam

Screening: Super Sam

A part of Friday Lates
6 September 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

Filmmaker Sandi Hudson-Francis introduces Super Sam, the story of Clovis Salmon, aka Sam the Wheels. Born in 1927 in Jamaica


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
13 September 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
13 September 2019, 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: Imitations of Life with Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Bonnie Greer & Sophie Mackintosh

In Conversation: Imitations of Life with Adjoa Andoh, Esther Freud, Bonnie Greer & Sophie Mackintosh

A part of Friday Lates
13 September 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

What meanings do we attach to appearance? How does the act of masking present itself across creative forms? And how are women’s lives formed and re-formed through embodied performances?

 


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BSL Tour: Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors by Nina Mae Fowler

BSL Tour: Luminary Drawings: Portraits of Film Directors by Nina Mae Fowler

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Alan Murray leads a tour of a major new commission of portrait drawings of leading film directors by the artist Nina Mae Fowler. He will also look at some photographs of 60s musicians, models and activists, recently redisplayed in the contemporary galleries. Led in BSL.


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Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
20 September 2019, 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
20 September 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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Lecture: Jonathan Jones on the Top Ten British Portraits of all Time

Lecture: Jonathan Jones on the Top Ten British Portraits of all Time

A part of Friday Lates
20 September 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

British art has a passion for portraiture that threads through its history in a procession of remarkable people - and animals.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 8 August 2019.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 September 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
27 September 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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Live Music: Luca Luciano: Contemporary Clarinet Recital

Live Music: Luca Luciano: Contemporary Clarinet Recital

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 September 2019, 19:00-20:00
Room 20
Free

Enjoy a contemporary solo clarinet recital by Luca Luciano in the splendour of Room 20. Luca introduces compositions from his latest releases.


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Life Drawing: Man in Motion

Life Drawing: Man in Motion

A part of Friday Lates
27 September 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Alison Kusner leads this session in which you will bring a portrait to life through creating drawings of the male model with poses that suggest movement and give your work energy and fluidity.


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