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Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
1 September 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Creative Connections: Neil Kenlock

In Conversation: Creative Connections: Neil Kenlock

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
1 September 2016, 19:00
Room 20
Free

Photographer Neil Kenlock talks to broadcaster and journalist Brenda Emmanus about significant moments in his career from his defining images of the Jamaican community in the UK and his time as official photographer for the UK Black Panther Movement to key work from Lambeth including his portrait of campaigner Olive Morris, recently acquired by the Gallery.

Live Music: Mafarowi

Live Music: Mafarowi

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 September 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

A new project by alto sax player Martin Speake exploring his interest in rhythmic music from across the globe.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
2 September 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
8 September 2016, 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.

Screening: Stranded in Canton

Screening: Stranded in Canton

A part of Late Shift
8 September 2016, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

This pioneering and rarely-screened video work was shot in 1973, when photographer William Eggleston picked up a Sony PortaPak camera and took to documenting the soul of Memphis and New Orleans. (76 mins, 2008. Dir. William Eggleston)

Live Music: Albion Quartet

Live Music: Albion Quartet

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
9 September 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

String quartets by Ravel and Schumann.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
9 September 2016, 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.

Tour: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self Portraiture in Britain

Tour: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self Portraiture in Britain

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
15 September 2016, 19:30
Room 5, Floor 2
Free

Assistant Curator Emily Burns leads a tour of the Gallery’s new display.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
15 September 2016, 18:00-21:00
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.

Live Music: Black Chronicles: Heidi Vogel

Live Music: Black Chronicles: Heidi Vogel

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 September 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The jazz singer performs music by Cole Porter and others in response to the chalk drawing of Elisabeth Welch on display for the first time during Black Chronicles.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
16 September 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
22 September 2016, 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.

In Conversation: Portraits of the Past: Researching Black Lives in the Archives

In Conversation: Portraits of the Past: Researching Black Lives in the Archives

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
22 September 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Drs Caroline Bressey and Gemma Romain discuss their experiences of researching images of black lives in archives and reflect upon the position of black historical research in Britain today, with Dr Sarah Turner.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
23 September 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Alice Phelps Band

Live Music: Alice Phelps Band

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 September 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Cinematic songs from the band’s recent EP, Shapes in the Sky.

In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider’s View

In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider’s View

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Jo Ann Walters and Peter Fraser, two celebrated photographers who both spent time working side by side with Eggleston in Memphis, in conversation with the Gallery’s Head of Photographs, Phillip Prodger.

BSL Gallery Tour: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-Portraiture in Britain

BSL Gallery Tour: Painting the Artist: Van Dyck and Early Self-Portraiture in Britain

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
29 September 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the Van Dyck display. Led in BSL.

Live Music: Cevanne and Crewdson

Live Music: Cevanne and Crewdson

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 September 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

New folk made from field recordings with harp, voices and electronic inventions.

Life Drawing: Lucian Freud Unseen

Life Drawing: Lucian Freud Unseen

A part of Late Shift
30 September 2016, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Be inspired by Lucian Freud’s approach to drawing and painting the figure, looking closely at his methods of mark making, working with and against the contours of the body. 

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
30 September 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
6 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as the Live DJ creates a set in response to the works on display. Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-Picasso

In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-Picasso

A part of Late Shift
6 October 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Art historian Diana Widmaier-Picasso gives her unique perspective on her grandfather’s portraiture. In conversation with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
7 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: Picasso Portraits:  Ani Batikian

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Ani Batikian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
7 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Works for solo violin by JS Bach, Ysaÿe and Paganini plus three new musical sketches of Picasso by Roland Roberts.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
13 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar as the Live DJ creates a set in response to the works on display. DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Screening: Derek (18), Dungeness

Screening: Derek (18), Dungeness

A part of Late Shift
13 October 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Over two nights, collaborators Isaac Julien and Colin MacCabe present their work, posing questions about the nature of portraiture.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

Screening: The Seasons in Quincy: Four Portraits of John Berger

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Producer Colin MacCabe introduces a special screening of The Seasons in Quincy, a portrait of the intellectual and storyteller John Berger. Followed by Q&A. (90 minutes, 2015. Dir. Colin MacCabe, Christopher Roth, Bartek Dziadosz, Tilda Swinton.)

Live Music: Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio Guide

Live Music: Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio Guide

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures||The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 19:30
Room 20
Free

BBC Radio 3 presenter Clemency Burton-Hill is joined by Portrait Choir Artistic Director Gregory Batsleer and a Gallery curator, to discuss the ‘Choral Audio Guide’ and how Portraiture and Music can go hand in hand.

Live Music: Portrait Choir: Surround sound

Live Music: Portrait Choir: Surround sound

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
14 October 2016, 18:30-20:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A specially created sound instillation of choral music inspired by the Gallery’s Collection as well as pop up performances by members of the Portrait Choir.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
20 October 2016, 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.

Screening: The Stuart Hall Project

Screening: The Stuart Hall Project

  • Film||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 October 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Explore the story of Stuart Hall, the cultural theorist and one of the founders of the academic discipline of cultural studies in Britain, whose words feature in Black Chronicles. (96 minutes, 2013. Dir. John Akomfrah.)

Live Music: Please check signage on the day for details

Live Music: Please check signage on the day for details

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
21 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Please check signage on the day

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
21 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Antony Gormley

In Conversation: Antony Gormley

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2016, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Antony Gormley talks to curator Paul Moorhouse about his current display, OBJECT, his views on portraiture and how he perceives his work in the context of the Gallery’s Collection.

BSL Tour Antony Gormley: OBJECT

BSL Tour Antony Gormley: OBJECT

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 October 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of work by one of the UK’s most prominent artists. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Life Drawing: Picasso’s People

Life Drawing: Picasso’s People

A part of Late Shift
28 October 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore Picasso’s many different approaches to the figure in this session led by artist Robin-Lee Hall.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
28 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
28 October 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The viola and guitar duo present an Iberian programme of Albéniz and Loureiro in response to Picasso Portraits.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
3 November 2016, 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.

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Speak its Name!

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Speak its Name!

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
3 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Resident artist Sadie Lee celebrates the launch of the Gallery’s new book, Speak its Name!, a collection of funny, moving and inspiring quotations by and about famous LGBT people from the Gallery’s Collection.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
4 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
10 November 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

The Gallery is a special, quite sacred space so I like to start of with something gentle and soothingly familiar before moving onto more challenging and experimental pieces.

In Conversation: Luc Tuymans

In Conversation: Luc Tuymans

A part of Late Shift
10 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Luc Tuymans, one of the most respected and critically-acclaimed painters working today, talks about the unique display of his portraits of sitters wearing glasses with Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director, National Portrait Gallery.

Live Music: EFG London Jazz Festival: Laura Zakian

Live Music: EFG London Jazz Festival: Laura Zakian

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
11 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The acclaimed jazz singer presents her new project ‘Finding Frank’ that includes popular and lesser-known songs by Frank Sinatra.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
11 November 2016, 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.

Screening: The Battle of the Somme

Screening: The Battle of the Somme

  • Film||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

A special screening of the first feature-length documentary record of combat, is shown in commemoration of Armistice Day. 74 minutes, with a new score by Laura Rossi.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
17 November 2016, 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.

Lecture: Jane Austen At Home

Lecture: Jane Austen At Home

A part of Late Shift
17 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Lucy Worsley gives an illustrated tour of the houses where Jane Austen lived and discusses the business of her daily life and how she found the time to write her books. In partnership with Jane Austen’s House Museum.

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

Live Music: Picasso Portraits: Tessitori

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
18 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A concert dedicated to works by de Falla and Granados, contemporaries of Picasso.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
18 November 2016, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Picasso and Sylvette David

In Conversation: Picasso and Sylvette David

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Lydia Corbett (nee Sylvette David) was one of very few people to model for Picasso at his request. She talks to curator Elizabeth Cowling about her experiences with the artist in 1954.

BSL Gallery Tour: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948

BSL Gallery Tour: Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862 – 1948

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
24 November 2016, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Dafydd Jones leads a tour of the display that gives a unique snapshot of black lives and experiences. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
25 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Good Enough for Nelson

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Good Enough for Nelson

  • Friday Night Music

A part of Late Shift
25 November 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A celebration of Trafalgar Square in words and music.

Life Drawing: Picasso with the Old Masters

Life Drawing: Picasso with the Old Masters

A part of Late Shift
25 November 2016, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for a dynamic evening of life drawing from a model, with poses inspired by Picasso and the Old Masters.

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