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Anarchy & Beauty: William Morris and His Legacy, 1860 – 1960

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Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind in the Late Shift bar. Sadie Lee plays a mixed-up mish mash of cherished classics.

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Collection, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.
Live Music: Voice – Patterns of Love

Live Music: Voice – Patterns of Love

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The engaging female vocal trio present Patterns of Love - a programme of songs that explore the beauty, heartache and humour of love.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses

Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore how artists have historically approached pose and composition to represent personality with artist Grace Adam and work with a model to create your own dynamic drawings.

Lecture: Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Lecture: Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

A part of Late Shift
4 December 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Grayson Perry examines portraiture and British identity.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
4 December 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape.

Live Music: Concordia Foundation Presents Duelling Divas

Live Music: Concordia Foundation Presents Duelling Divas

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
5 December 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

An entertaining, informative tour of opera’s greatest egos that is part-play, part-concert, part circus act.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
5 December 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Develop your portrait drawing skills at this artist-led drawing class that spills across rooms in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 December 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

It’s Thursday, so grab a drink at the bar, unwind and enjoy music as you explore the Collection.

Lecture: Head, Heart and Hand: William Morris’s Influence on Art Education

Lecture: Head, Heart and Hand: William Morris’s Influence on Art Education

A part of Late Shift
11 December 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The impact of Morris’s ideas – and of the Arts and Crafts movement in general 

Live Music: Royal College of Music

Live Music: Royal College of Music

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
12 December 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Composers from the RCM respond to the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
12 December 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Get creative on a Friday night and join the ever-growing community at our popular artist-led drawing class in the Gallery.

Lecture: Know to be useful and believe to be beautiful: Eleanor Marx and William Morris

Lecture: Know to be useful and believe to be beautiful: Eleanor Marx and William Morris

A part of Late Shift
18 December 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

From their companionable leadership of the Socialist League to their shared love of social democracy, arts, crafts and Ibsen, Eleanor Marx and William Morris worked together at the forefront of radical British politics and culture. 

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
18 December 2014, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. 

Live Music: DOLLYman

Live Music: DOLLYman

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
19 December 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Put your festive hats on and join us for this alternative punk jazz Christmas celebration.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
19 December 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take a break from Christmas shopping and escape into creativity at this festive artist-led drawing class in the Gallery. 

Live Music: Jeremy Reed & The Ginger Light

Live Music: Jeremy Reed & The Ginger Light

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
2 January 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The dynamic and adventurous poet lifts the New Year blues into purples and oranges in his collaboration with sonic soundscaper Itchy Ear.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
2 January 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
8 January 2015, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Thursday is the new Friday so grab a drink at the pop-up bar and enjoy our DJ in the Gallery.

Lecture: If I Can: Crafting Beauty

Lecture: If I Can: Crafting Beauty

A part of Late Shift
8 January 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

William Morris’s first embroidery If I Can borrowed Jan van Eyck’s motto ‘alles ich kann’. This sense of fearlessness is at the heart of the Arts and Crafts movement, a crossing of boundaries between work and life. 

Live Music: Melissa James

Live Music: Melissa James

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
9 January 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Returning to the Gallery to give another soulful performance, Melissa James has been described as ‘Roberta Flack cross[ing] paths with blues man Eric Bibb’.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
9 January 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join our community of artists and learn more about portraiture at our free artist-led drawing class in the Gallery.

Lecture: The Tudors as seen in Nineteenth - Century Art: Histories and Fictions

Lecture: The Tudors as seen in Nineteenth - Century Art: Histories and Fictions

A part of Late Shift
15 January 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Professor Stephen Bann investigates the visual re-imaginings of the Tudor dynasty in the early nineteenth century in Britain and France.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
15 January 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape.

Live Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival presents Aether Ensemble

Live Music: Brandenburg Choral Festival presents Aether Ensemble

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
16 January 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A performance of French and English romantic part-songs by Saint-Saëns, Vaughan Williams and Arthur Sullivan.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
16 January 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Draw a portrait in ten minutes or two hours, it’s your choice at our artist-led drawing class.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
22 January 2015, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Banish the winter blues and spend an evening n the company of our DJ at the pop-up bar.

Panel Discussion: Who Are You?

Panel Discussion: Who Are You?

A part of Late Shift
22 January 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Grayson Perry and guests investigate themes of identity.

Live Music: One Mint Julep

Live Music: One Mint Julep

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
23 January 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Emine Pirhasan and Phil Stevenson, bringing to life classic jazz songs of the 30s and 40s.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
23 January 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Be inspired by the portraits in the Gallery to create your own works at this artist-led drawing class.

Lecture: Dressing Elizabeth: The Phoenix Portrait as Evidence of a Royal Wardrobe

Lecture: Dressing Elizabeth: The Phoenix Portrait as Evidence of a Royal Wardrobe

A part of Late Shift
29 January 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking the recently conserved Phoenix portrait of Elizabeth I as her focus, Professor Maria Hayward considers the clothes, jewellery and accessories worn by the queen, and the large range of individuals involved in making the her clothes, caring for the royal wardrobe and assisting her to dress and undress.

Gallery Tour: Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

Gallery Tour: Grayson Perry: Who Are You?

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
29 January 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson takes a tour around Grayson Perry’s special display of new works inserted into the Gallery’s 19th and 20th century displays. Led in British Sign Language and interpreted into English.
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
29 January 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

It’s the end of the month and pay day. Celebrate at the Gallery with music and our pop-up bar. Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. 

Live Music

Live Music

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
30 January 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Enjoy an eclectic range of free live music performances from classical to contemporary.

Life Drawing: Video Views

Life Drawing: Video Views

A part of Late Shift
30 January 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by artist Robin-Lee Hall, explore working from real and recorded life as a live video backdrop shows a close-up of the model’s face.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
30 January 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

If you haven’t picked up a pencil to draw since school, abandon all inhibitions and join our free, friendly Friday night portrait drawing class.

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
5 February 2015, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take advantage of our late-night exhibition openings and enjoy music and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
5 February 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Celebrate LGBT History month with Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee and special guest discussing works in the Collection which have a personal resonance.

Live Music: Le Petit Orchestre

Live Music: Le Petit Orchestre

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
6 February 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The period ensemble performs a recital of established and less known repertoire around The Real Tudors display.

Please note, in a change from the programme printed in the What's On guide, Philip Fowke will perform later in the year.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
6 February 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Meet people and learn to draw at our free and friendly artist-led drawing class in the Gallery.

Gallery Tour: The Real Tudors

Gallery Tour: The Real Tudors

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
12 February 2015, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Charlotte Bolland, Project Curator for the Gallery’s Making Art in Tudor Britain project, leads a tour of The Real Tudors display.
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
12 February 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
13 February 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Love is in the air so come and celebrate the muse and be inspired at our artist-led drawing class.

Guest DJ

Guest DJ

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
19 February 2015, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Unwind at the pop-up bar and enjoy a themed set.

Lecture: A ‘Paradoxical’ Portrait

Lecture: A ‘Paradoxical’ Portrait

A part of Late Shift
19 February 2015, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

When John Singer Sargent painted Robert Louis Stevenson in 1885, his unconventional composition made Stevenson think of ‘a caged maniac’.

Live Music: Adam Brown ‘The A-Train to Argentina’

Live Music: Adam Brown ‘The A-Train to Argentina’

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
20 February 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The guitars pre-eminent role in creative expression from the United States.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
20 February 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits on display and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

Gallery Talk: General Reputations of the First World War

Gallery Talk: General Reputations of the First World War

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 February 2015, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Writer and former officer in the British Army, Allan Mallinson charts the progress of the Great War.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
26 February 2015, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

DJ Eddie Otchere blends rare grooves with popular classics to provide a soundtrack to your visit.

Live Music: Gaia Duo: Bach and Bartok

Live Music: Gaia Duo: Bach and Bartok

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 February 2015, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join violinists Piotr Jordan and Flora Curzon in a feast of music from the baroque era and the 20th century.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 February 2015, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Hone your portrait drawing skills at our drop-in class which takes place in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Sargent Style

Life Drawing: Sargent Style

A part of Late Shift
27 February 2015, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from Sargent’s approach, artist Andy Pankhurst, guides you through his style in a series of quick drawings.

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