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Portrait of the Day: Alfred Lord Tennyson

Portrait of the Day: Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • Gallery Talk

22 December 2014, 12:00
Room 24
Free

Alfred Lord Tennyson b.1809 was Poet Laureate of the United Kingdom during much of Queen Victoria's reign and remains one of the most popular British poets to this day. Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Portrait of the Day: Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

  • Gallery Talk

23 December 2014, 12:00
Room 18
Free

Mary Shelley was the author of one of the world’s earliest and best-loved horror stories, Frankenstein. Talk led by Nathalie Nadeau.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: James I and VI

Portrait of the Day: James I and VI

  • Gallery Talk

27 December 2014, 12:00
Room 4
Free

When James VI of Scotland ascended to the English throne in 1603 he had already been King of Scotland for 34 years. Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

29 December 2014, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 December 2014, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

1 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Young People’s Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture

Young People’s Sunday Session: Better Cameraphone Portraiture

  • Workshop||Young People

4 January 2015, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Fully Booked

Learn how to make the most of your cameraphone and improve your photography.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: The Art of Portrait Photography (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: The Art of Portrait Photography (Day One)

10 January 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

This two-day workshop led by photographer Eddie Otchere explores studio and street portrait photography using film cameras. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: The Art of Portrait Photography (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: The Art of Portrait Photography (Day Two)

11 January 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

This two-day workshop led by photographer Eddie Otchere explores studio and street portrait photography using film cameras. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: ‘Doing the Right Thing for Fighting Men’: Music, Morale and the Military Body in London’s West End Nightclubs, 1915 – 19

Lunchtime Lecture: ‘Doing the Right Thing for Fighting Men’: Music, Morale and the Military Body in London’s West End Nightclubs, 1915 – 19

  • Lecture

15 January 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Professor Rachel Cowgill explores changes in musical entertainment at Ciro’s Club, now home to the Gallery’s Heinz Archive and Library, over the course of the First World War.
Lecture: The Tudors as seen in Nineteenth - Century Art: Histories and Fictions

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

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
15 January 2015, 19:00
Location TBC
Free

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

17 January 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Free monthly drawing sessions on the third Saturday of the month, ‘Join us – the Gallery’s Youth Forum – in front of the portraits for these monthly drawing sessions.

Drop-in drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Drop-in Family Session: Sound and Vision

Drop-in Family Session: Sound and Vision

  • Family||Workshop

18 January 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us for our new Drop-in Family Session on the third Sunday of every month.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Sound and Vision

Drop-in Family Session: Sound and Vision

  • Family||Workshop

18 January 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us for our new Drop-in Family Session on the third Sunday of every month.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Drawing Faces (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Drawing Faces (Day One)

24 January 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Jake Spicer, author of Draw Faces in Fifteen Minutes, leads a two-day course in practical, applied portrait drawing, working from a portrait model and the permanent Collection.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Drawing Faces (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Drawing Faces (Day Two)

25 January 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Jake Spicer, author of Draw Faces in Fifteen Minutes, leads a two-day course in practical, applied portrait drawing, working from a portrait model and the permanent Collection.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

26 January 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors. 

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

29 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Visualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires Burning

Visualising Portraits: Keep the Home Fires Burning

29 January 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

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. 

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Tom Hyatt

Live Music: Tom Hyatt

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

A personal yet universal approach to lyrics and a dynamic live delivery, make this London-based singer-songwriter one-to-watch.

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 January 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

1 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Young People’s Sunday Session: Wear it out

Young People’s Sunday Session: Wear it out

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

1 February 2015, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Taking inspiration from Grayson Perry: Who Are You? artists Sadie Lee and Becky Boston will highlight queer identity in the Gallery’s Collection and you will explore identity through textile customisation and costume. Part of LGBT History Month. Communication Support is available upon request. 

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

4 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

5 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

  • Lecture

5 February 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Broadcaster and journalist Anita Anand shares the enthralling story of Sophia Duleep Singh, dispossessed princess of the Kingdom of the Sikhs and a god-daughter of Queen Victoria.
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 – Outcasts and Exiles

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives – Outcasts and Exiles

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
5 February 2015, 19:00
Room 20
Free

Celebrate LGBT History month with Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee and her special guest,  Dr Rictor Norton.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

6 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

7 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Working Photography (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Working Photography (Day One)

7 February 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Take a masterclass with award-winning Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson, currently exhibiting in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

8 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Working Photography (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Working Photography (Day Two)

8 February 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Take a masterclass with award-winning Guardian photographer Graeme Robertson, currently exhibiting in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

11 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

12 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Gallery Tour: The Real Tudors

Gallery Tour: The Real Tudors

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

13 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Portrait Choir: The Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic

The Portrait Choir: The Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic

  • The Portrait Choir

A part of Late Shift
13 February 2015, 18:30-19:45
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Performed in rooms across the second floor of the Gallery, this multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

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.

The Portrait Choir: The Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic

The Portrait Choir: The Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic

  • The Portrait Choir

14 February 2015, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free Free

Performed in rooms across the second floor of the Gallery, this multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

14 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Portrait Choir: The Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic

The Portrait Choir: The Poet, the Lover and the Lunatic

  • The Portrait Choir

14 February 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free Free

Performed in rooms across the second floor of the Gallery, this multi-art performance will combine the music of Elgar and Vaughan Williams.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

15 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Drop-in Family Session: Out of the Shadows

Drop-in Family Session: Out of the Shadows

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

15 February 2015, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us for our new Drop-in Family Session on the third Sunday of every month.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 3+ accompanied by an adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Out of the Shadows

Drop-in Family Session: Out of the Shadows

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

15 February 2015, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join us for our new Drop-in Family Session on the third Sunday of every month.

Drop-in no ticket required, for ages 7+ accompanied by an adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

18 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

19 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

Lunchtime Lecture: Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

  • Lecture

19 February 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but never straightforward.
Young People’s Three-day Workshop: Painterly Portraits

Young People’s Three-day Workshop: Painterly Portraits

  • Workshop||Young People

17 February - 19 February 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
fully booked

Join us for an extended painting workshop, inspired by Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends, to refine your sketching and acrylic painting skills.

For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email youthbookings@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Young People’s Three-day Workshop: Showcase

Young People’s Three-day Workshop: Showcase

  • Workshop||Young People

19 February 2015, 17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Showcase of artwork produced during the young people’s three-day workshop. All ages welcome.

No booking required. All ages welcome.

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’.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

20 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Half-Term Activities: Friendship

Half-Term Activities: Friendship

  • Family||Workshop

16 February - 20 February 2015, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A week of half term activities inspired by Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends. During the week there will be a range of ticketed and drop-in activities. For ages 5+.
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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

21 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Pick up a Pencil

Pick up a Pencil

  • Workshop||Young People

21 February 2015, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Free monthly drawing sessions on the third Saturday of the month, ‘Join us – the Gallery’s Youth Forum – in front of the portraits for these monthly drawing sessions.

Drop-in drawing for ages 14–21. All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Sight-Size Technique (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Sight-Size Technique (Day One)

21 February 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Isabella Watling’s portrait in the BP Portrait Award 2014Gina and Cristiano, showcases her skills in sight-size portraiture in the tradition of Sargent.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

22 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Sight-Size Technique (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Sargent’s Sight-Size Technique (Day Two)

22 February 2015, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £125 (£100 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Isabella Watling’s portrait in the BP Portrait Award 2014, Gina and Cristiano, showcases her skills in sight-size portraiture in the tradition of Sargent.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

23 February 2015, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors.

If you require BSL interpretation please contact education@npg.org.uk .

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

25 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

26 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

Visualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are you?

Visualising Portraits: Grayson Perry: Who Are you?

26 February 2015, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors.

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

27 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change

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.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

28 February 2015, 12:00
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.

Programme subject to change