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Portrait of the Day: James I and VI

Portrait of the Day: James I and VI

  • Gallery Talk

11 July 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

Live Music: Bethany Weimers

Live Music: Bethany Weimers

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 July 2014, 18:30
Room 5
Free
Stunning vocals and haunting songs. Atmospheric alt-folk from critically acclaimed Oxford-based artist Bethany Weimer.

Drop-in Drawing: Composition

Drop-in Drawing: Composition

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
11 July 2014, 18:30-20:30
Room 14
Free

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

  • Gallery Talk

12 July 2014, 12:00
Room 29
Free

Born into a family of actors, Ellen Terry came to be known as one of the leading Shakespearean actresses of her day, gaining fame as Portia in The Merchant of Venice with Henry Irving's company.Talk led by Emma Burgess.

Programme subject to change

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Young People

12 July 2014, 11:00-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with drawing in a range of media working with Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–19. 

Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

12 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Mary, Queen of Scots

Portrait of the Day: Mary, Queen of Scots

  • Gallery Talk

13 July 2014, 12:00
Room 2
Free

As the Catholic rival to Elizabeth I, Mary was at the heart of some of the most well-known conspiracies of Elizabeth's early reign. However, her scandalous romantic life left her isolated and eventually seeking refuge with her rival when she was forced to abdicate in favour of her infant son.  Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Young People

13 July 2014, 11:00-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with drawing in a range of media working with Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–19. 

Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

13 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Walter Sickert

Portrait of the Day: Walter Sickert

  • Gallery Talk

14 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

Largely dismissed by the art establishment in his own lifetime, Walter Sickert’s use of found news photographs, slide projections and painterly approach have, over the years, come to exert great influence and inspire some of arts most well-known names. Artists such as Alex Katz, Andy Warhol, Gerhard Richter, Peter Doig and Marlene Dumas, all owe a debt to Walter Sickert. Talk led by Peter Blundell.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Gallery Talk

15 July 2014, 12:00
Room 1
Free

Arguably one of the most infamous of Henry VIIIs six wives, Anne Boleyn has been dividing opinion since she arrived at the English Court in 1522. Talk led by Lauren Gillham

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: The First World War in Poetry

Portrait of the Day: The First World War in Poetry

  • Gallery Talk

16 July 2014, 12:00
Room 30
Free

An exploration of how the experiences of the First World War changed people's world views through the poetry of Sassoon; Owen; Rosenberg; Pope, and Brooke. Talk led by Samuel Catterall-Young.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters

Portrait of the Day: The Bronte Sisters

  • Gallery Talk

17 July 2014, 12:00
Room 24
Free

Charlotte, Emily and Anne were the authors of some of our best loved novels from the Victorian era, including Jane Eyre; Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall and yet during their own lifetime they were criticised for their strong, independant minded female heroines. Talk led by Nathalie Nadeau.

Programme subject to change

Lunchtime Lecture: The Golden Age of Self- Portraiture: Making and Collecting Self-Portraiture in England 1625–1750

Lunchtime Lecture: The Golden Age of Self- Portraiture: Making and Collecting Self-Portraiture in England 1625–1750

  • Lecture

17 July 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Art critic and historian James Hall explores the explosion of interest in self-portraiture in Stuart and early Georgian England.

In Conversation: An Appetite for Bloomsbury

In Conversation: An Appetite for Bloomsbury

A part of Late Shift
17 July 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Writers Jans Ondaatje Rolls (The Bloomsbury Cookbook) and Stewart MacKay (The Angel of Charleston: Grace Higgens, Housekeeper to the Bloomsbury Group) discuss what the Bloomsbury Group ate, who they dined with, and who prepared their food. Moderated by writer and journalist, Rachel Cooke.

Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014

Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014

  • Late Shift

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

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world in the BP Portrait Award 2014 led by exhibiting artist, Robert O'Brien.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

  • Gallery Talk

18 July 2014, 12:00
Room 17
Free

The marriage of Caroline of Brunswick and George IV is perhaps one of the most disastrous unions in British Royal history. Separated just a few weeks after their wedding ceremony, George IV tried to divorce Caroline after the death of his father, culminating in one of the most scandalous court cases of the 19th century. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Tessitori

Live Music: Tessitori

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Viola (Isabel Pereira) and Guitar (Joao Loureiro) as kindred spirits, weave together a programme of charm and elegance presenting works by Schubert, Vivaldi and Albeniz.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

Portrait of the Day: John Wilmot, 2nd Earl of Rochester

  • Gallery Talk

19 July 2014, 12:00
Room 7
Free

A member of the most dissolute and licentious court circles, Rochester with his ready wit alternately fascinated and enraged Charles II. Talk led by Emma Burgess.

Programme subject to change

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Young People

19 July 2014, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Drop-in drawing session for young people, with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

All you have to do is pick up a pencil. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Family Art Workshops Pop-Up Gallery

Family Art Workshops Pop-Up Gallery

  • Family||Workshop

19 July 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

‘Drop-in to our pop-up gallery and create a room filled with doodles, sketches, drawings and words.

Suitable for ages 3+ and their carers. No ticket required.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

19 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

20 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Mary I

Portrait of the Day: Mary I

  • Gallery Talk

21 July 2014, 12:00
Room 1
Free

Born nearly 500 years ago, Mary I's reign is familiar to most of us because of it's the more "bloody" aspects. She is often overshadowed by her sister's "Golden Age", but there was much more to the reign of England's first anointed Queen. Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Young People

21 July 2014, 18:30-20:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Exclusive after-hours viewing of the BP Portrait Award 2014 with drawing, activities, talks, artists, refreshments and much more. By young people, for young people. 

For ages 14-19. RSVP essential.  Please email  bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk with your full name, age and email address. 

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

  • Gallery Talk

22 July 2014, 12:00
Room 19
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection. Talk led by Duncan Crawford.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

Portrait of the Day: Princess Caroline and the trial of the century

  • Gallery Talk

23 July 2014, 12:00
Room 17
Free

The marriage of Caroline of Brunswick and George IV is perhaps one of the most disastrous unions in British Royal history. Separated just a few weeks after their wedding ceremony, George IV tried to divorce Caroline after the death of his father, culminating in one of the most scandalous court cases of the 19th century. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

  • Gallery Talk

24 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

Beatrix Potter's stories have been cherished by children of all ages worldwide for generations. However few people realise that, as well as being a successful author and illustrator, she was also an accomplished businesswoman and natural scientist. Talk led by Brooke Kerr.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Dreadnought Hoax of 1910

Lunchtime Lecture: The Dreadnought Hoax of 1910

  • Lecture

24 July 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Stuart N. Clarke, a co-founder of the Virginia Woolf Society, tells the story of how Virginia Woolf and five friends dressed up as an Abyssinian delegation, were given a red-carpet welcome at Weymouth, and were shown around HMS Dreadnought, the Royal Navy’s most advanced battleship.

Lecture: Creative Connections: Capturing Ealing Studios

Lecture: Creative Connections: Capturing Ealing Studios

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
24 July 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Nigel Arthur, Stills Curator at BFI National Archive, presents a history of Ealing Studios, Britain's longest running film and television studio, through film clippings and archive photographs.

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern aka Timberlina

Guest DJ: Tim Redfern aka Timberlina

  • Late Shift

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

DJ Timberlina plays 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.

Portrait of the Day: George IV and his Wives

Portrait of the Day: George IV and his Wives

  • Gallery Talk

25 July 2014, 12:00
Room 17
Free

Famous for his gambling and over indulgence of food and drink, George IV’s relationships with his wives are no less turbulent. Married in secret when he was just 23 to a Catholic widow, George defied his father and Parliament. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Live Music: Anciennes et Modernes: A Sinfony for a King

Live Music: Anciennes et Modernes: A Sinfony for a King

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

18th century sonatas for violins, cello and harpsichord by royal musicians of the Georgian era.

Life Drawing: Representing Light in Drawings

Life Drawing: Representing Light in Drawings

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
25 July 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Advance tickets are now sold out.
A limited number of tickets will be available in the Gallery from 18.00 on the day.

A special artist-led life drawing class. All materials provided by Cass Art.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Charles II and His Mistress

Portrait of the Day: Charles II and His Mistress

  • Gallery Talk

26 July 2014, 12:00
Room 7
Free

Exiled from England during his youth during Cromwell’s Protectorate, Charles II’s restoration was characterised by its flamboyance and opulence. In particular Charles was well-known for his love of beautiful and feisty women. Join us to discover more about Charles, his loves and the restoration court. Talk led by Alex Dennis.

Programme subject to change

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Listening and Looking (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Listening and Looking (Day One)

  • Workshop

26 July 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Sold out
Develop your painting skills on this two-day workshop with an exhibiting artist from the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Portrait of the Day: Lloyd-George and Churchill, "The longest friendship in politics"

Portrait of the Day: Lloyd-George and Churchill, "The longest friendship in politics"

  • Gallery Talk

27 July 2014, 12:00
Room 30
Free

An exploration of the careers and relationship of two of Britain's most dynamic statesmen; both wartime Prime Ministers who left different but long-lasting marks on Great Britain. Talk led by Olivia Hey.

Programme subject to change

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Listening and Looking (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Listening and Looking (Day Two)

  • Workshop

27 July 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Sold out
Develop your painting skills on this two-day workshop with an exhibiting artist from the BP Portrait Award 2014., Eileen Hogan. You will explore Eileen’s approach to portraiture, investigating how the biography of the sitter can inform the work.

Portrait of the Day: Simon Armitage

Portrait of the Day: Simon Armitage

  • Gallery Talk

28 July 2014, 12:00
Room 42
Free

One of the most popular poets of his generation, Simon Armitage has described himself as a ‘kitchen sink writer’, with his unostentatious poetry ranging from office parties for the self-employed and motorway service stations to King Arthur. Talk led by Dan Feeney.

Programme subject to change

Family Art Workshops: Pets and People

Family Art Workshops: Pets and People

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover why people often paint animals in portraits and create your own portrait with a favourite pet.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

28 July 2014, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Artist Angela Wright leads a drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors. Open to all abilities, materials provided. 

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

Family Art Workshops: Pets and People

Family Art Workshops: Pets and People

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover why people often paint animals in portraits and create your own portrait with a favourite pet.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Drop-in Activities: Portrait Jigsaws

Drop-in Activities: Portrait Jigsaws

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create your own jigsaw inspired by portraits in the Gallery.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.

Portrait of the Day: William Wordsworth

Portrait of the Day: William Wordsworth

  • Gallery Talk

29 July 2014, 12:00
Room 18
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection. Talk led by Anna Cusack.

Programme subject to change

Family Art Workshops: Layers in Lace

Family Art Workshops: Layers in Lace

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore the portraits in the BP Travel Award 2013 to create an animation using paper cut outs and lace. 

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Art Workshops: Layers in Lace

Family Art Workshops: Layers in Lace

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore the portraits in the BP Travel Award 2013 to create an animation using paper cut outs and lace. 

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Drop-in Activities: Patterns in Portraits

Drop-in Activities: Patterns in Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore patterns and motifs that can be found within portraits.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

  • Gallery Talk

30 July 2014, 12:00
Room 29
Free

Born into a family of actors, Ellen Terry came to be known as one of the leading Shakespearean actresses of her day, gaining fame as Portia in The Merchant of Venice with Henry Irving's company.Talk led by Emma Burgess.

Programme subject to change

Family Art Workshops: Light and dark

Family Art Workshops: Light and dark

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with light and shade to see how it makes you scary or smiley. 

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Art Workshops: Light and dark

Family Art Workshops: Light and dark

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with light and shade to see how it makes you scary or smiley. 

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Drop-in Activities: Ruffs and Cuffs

Drop-in Activities: Ruffs and Cuffs

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by portraits from the BP Travel Award 2013.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

  • Gallery Talk

31 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

"Amy, wonderful Amy I'm proud of the way you flew". Amy Johnson was a pioneering female aviator who captured the imagination of the British public with her record-breaking flights around the world. Her death during World War Two whilst flying for the Air Transport Auxillary was both tragic and has spawned multiple conspiracy theories ever since. Talk led by Brooke Kerr.

Programme subject to change

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create a 3D map of your favourite room inspired by portraits with interiors in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2014

31 July 2014, 14:00
Check signage on day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors. Find out more about the variety of styles and approaches to the contemporary painted portrait.

Drop-in Activities: Travelling Tales

Drop-in Activities: Travelling Tales

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

An afternoon activity exploring journeys and portraits.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

Family Art Workshops: Room of my own

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create a 3D map of your favourite room inspired by portraits with interiors in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Lecture: When Are Words Not Enough?: Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry

Lecture: When Are Words Not Enough?: Virginia Woolf and Roger Fry

A part of Late Shift
31 July 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions, Gallery Supporters and members) Bookings online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Frances Spalding, curator of Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision, looks at the influence of painting on Virginia Woolf’s thinking about the novel, and also at the importance of her association with Roger Fry.

Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014

Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2014

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

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world in the BP Portrait Award 2014 led by exhibiting artist, Ben Ashton.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Family Art Workshops: Clayheads

Family Art Workshops: Clayheads

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2014, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Roll, mould, coil and model a portrait in clay.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Art Workshops: Clayheads

Family Art Workshops: Clayheads

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2014, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Roll, mould, coil and model a portrait in clay.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event. Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Live Music: Balagan Cafe Band

Live Music: Balagan Cafe Band

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
1 August 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Three creative improvisers create a tapestry of styles and sounds, encompassing music from Django Reinhardt, North Africa and the middle ages.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 August 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

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Young People

2 August 2014, 11:00-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Experiment with drawing in a range of media working with Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–19. 

Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

2 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 August 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

Walking Tour: Creative Connections: Exploring Ealing

Walking Tour: Creative Connections: Exploring Ealing

3 August 2014, 11:00-13:00
START: Ealing Broadway station (Central, District lines and Overground from Paddington)

END: South Ealing (Piccadilly line).

Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Blue Badge Guide Alan Read leads a guided walk through Ealing, taking in some of the places associated with the musicians, artists and film makers who have lived or worked in the borough.

Young People’s Sunday Session: Build a Portrait: Sitters and Sets

Young People’s Sunday Session: Build a Portrait: Sitters and Sets

  • Young People

3 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Fully Booked

Create your own set inspired by sitters in the Collection and the Creative Connections themes

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

Please note, this Young People’s Sunday Session starts at 11.00

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Family Art Workshops: Characters

Family Art Workshops: Characters

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2014, 11:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Jenni Desmond, picture book author and illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop on characterisation. There will be a special book signing at 13.30 in the Exhibition Shop.

This session is suitable for ages 3+ and their carers.

Family Art Workshops: Characters

Family Art Workshops: Characters

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

4 August 2014, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Jenni Desmond, picture book author and illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail for a workshop on characterisation. There will be a special book signing at 13.30 in the Exhibition Shop.

This session is suitable for ages 3+ and their carers.

Drop-in Activity: ‘Portrait Shapes’

Drop-in Activity: ‘Portrait Shapes’

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create your very own cut out portrait using different colours and shapes.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2014, 11:30-13:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create a moving portrait inspired by the portraits in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Design your own Exhibition Poster!

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

Ticketed Art Workshop: ‘Moving Along’

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2014, 14:30-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create a moving portrait inspired by the portraits in the BP Portrait Award 2014.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Ticketed Art Workshop: Portraits in Profile

Ticketed Art Workshop: Portraits in Profile

  • Family||Workshop

6 August 2014, 11:30-13:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create an unique portrait of you and your family in profile.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Drop-in activity: Portrait Loom Bands

Drop-in activity: Portrait Loom Bands

  • Family||Workshop

6 August 2014, 13:00-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

A portrait inspired workshop using loom bands!

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

6 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Ticketed Art Workshop: Portraits in Profile

Ticketed Art Workshop: Portraits in Profile

  • Family||Workshop

6 August 2014, 14:30-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create an unique portrait of you and your family in profile.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Ticketed Art Workshop: DreamScape

Ticketed Art Workshop: DreamScape

  • Family||Workshop

7 August 2014, 11:30-13:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Explore how contemporary artists and historical portrait painters have portrayed dreaming in art.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

Lunchtime Lecture: Virginia and Vanessa: Sisters, Artists, Conspirators

Lunchtime Lecture: Virginia and Vanessa: Sisters, Artists, Conspirators

  • Lecture

7 August 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Biographer Jane Dunn, author of Virginia Woolf and Vanessa Bell: A Very Close Conspiracy, examines the creative relationship between these two extraordinary sisters.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

7 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Drop-in activity: Jigsaw Portraits

Drop-in activity: Jigsaw Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

7 August 2014, 13:00-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Create your very own portrait jigsaw inspired by the artworks in the galleries.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Ticketed Art Workshop: DreamScape

Ticketed Art Workshop: DreamScape

  • Family||Workshop

7 August 2014, 14:30-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

Explore how contemporary artists and historical portrait painters have portrayed dreaming in art.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult. 

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Peter Tatchell

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Peter Tatchell

A part of Late Shift
7 August 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.

Peter Tatchell, campaigner for LGBT and other human rights, talks to Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee about works in the Collection which have a particular personal resonance.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift

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

DJ Neil Prince provides an eclectic mix of chilled-out pop and Balearic with a pinch of 60s soul. He takes inspiration from themes running through the Gallery’s temporary exhibitions to create his sets.

Ticketed Art Workshop: Colour Me Blue

Ticketed Art Workshop: Colour Me Blue

  • Family||Workshop

8 August 2014, 11:30-13:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

A workshop focusing on exploring and experimenting with colour.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20.

Drop-in Activity: Self Portraits

Drop-in Activity: Self Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

8 August 2014, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore contemporary self portraits to create  a portrait using words and images.

Drop in activity, no ticket required.  Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompanied adults.

Ticketed Art Workshop: Colour Me Blue

Ticketed Art Workshop: Colour Me Blue

  • Family||Workshop

8 August 2014, 14:30-16:00
Check for signage on the day
Free

A workshop focusing on exploring and experimenting with colour.

Suitable for ages 5+. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.  Please note that spaces are limited to 20 places per session for children plus accompanying adult.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

8 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Live Music: Creative Connections: Blues Sans Frontieres

Live Music: Creative Connections: Blues Sans Frontieres

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Ealing born Brit-Blues exponent Robert Hokum joins forces with Asian sitar player Mehboob Nadeem, Jamaican percussionist Sam Kelly and top session percussionist Paul Clarvis to produce a unique global take on the Blues.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 August 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

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

9 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 August 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

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

10 August 2014, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit our new Family Activity Base to borrow art materials to use in the Gallery, spaces, pick up free resources to explore the Collections together.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults. All materials are free to use but we do ask that you return them to the Family Activity Base before you leave the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Creative Connections: Sir John Soane, Architect and Collector

Lunchtime Lecture: Creative Connections: Sir John Soane, Architect and Collector

  • Lecture

14 August 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
Abraham Thomas, Director of the Sir John Soane’s Museum, highlights the significance of Soane as an architect and collector.

Screening Looking for Light: Jane Bown

Screening Looking for Light: Jane Bown

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
14 August 2014, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

A revealing portrait of Jane Bown, legendary Observer photographer, emerges through conversation, anecdote and candid reflection. (dir Luke Dodd and Michael Whyte, UK 2014, 90 mins). Followed by Q&A with directors Luke Dodd and Michael Whyte.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Live Music: Creative Connections: Glorious Fools

Live Music: Creative Connections: Glorious Fools

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Long standing stalwarts of the Ealing music scene, Doug Melbourne and Nigel Appleton present imaginative re-workings of songs by the iconic British singer and songwriter John Martyn.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 August 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

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

16 August 2014, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
Drop-in drawing session for young people, with the Gallery’s Youth Forum.

Performance for Families

Performance for Families

  • Family||Performance

16 August 2014, 15:00-16:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Join Neal Foster (Horrible Histories) for an afternoon exploring the funny side of history.

Suitable for children aged 8+ and their carers. Free ticket required, available one hour before the event.

Weekend Workshop: Woodcuts (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Woodcuts (Day One)

16 August 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £100 (£80 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Inspired by Vanessa Bell’s woodcuts, artist Sara Lee leads a two-day workshop in which you will learn basic cutting and printing techniques.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 August 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

Weekend Workshop: Woodcuts (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Woodcuts (Day Two)

17 August 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £100 (£80 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Inspired by Vanessa Bell’s woodcuts, artist Sara Lee leads a two-day workshop in which you will learn basic cutting and printing techniques.

Lunchtime Lecture: Legacies of British Slave-Ownership: Hidden Histories in the Collection

Lunchtime Lecture: Legacies of British Slave-Ownership: Hidden Histories in the Collection

  • Lecture

21 August 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free
To mark Slavery Remembrance Day, Dr Nick Draper re-examines images in the Gallery’s Collection to highlight the common history behind figures.

Lecture: ‘Absolutely Divine’: Virginia Woolf and Charleston

Lecture: ‘Absolutely Divine’: Virginia Woolf and Charleston

A part of Late Shift
21 August 2014, 19:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £6 (£5 concessions, Gallery Supporters and members) Bookings online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Dr Darren Clarke, Head of Curatorial Services for the Charleston Trust, explores the lives and work of Vanessa Bell and Duncan Grant at Charleston and Woolf’s responses to it.

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

  • Late Shift

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

Sadie Lee plays a mixed-up mish mash of cherished classics, poignant pop, quirky covers and foreign language lounge.

Live Music: Quiet Nights: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Live Music: Quiet Nights: The Music of Antonio Carlos Jobim

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Tom Gamble leads a dynamic ensemble through the cool, romantic and melancholic sound world of the Brazilian composer and Bossa Nova pioneer.

Dramatised Reading: A Room of One’s Own

Dramatised Reading: A Room of One’s Own

  • Late Shift||Lecture

A part of Late Shift
22 August 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Sold out

Members of the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain should apply through the Society.

Dame Eileen Atkins gives a dramatised reading of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own, adapted by Patrick Garland, a performance which has been acclaimed in London, New York, Washington and other cities.

Presented in partnership with the Virginia Woolf Society of Great Britain.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 August 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

24 August 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 Portrait Choir: Singing Day

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day

24 August 2014, 10:00-15:45
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £22 (£18 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online.

Visitors are invited to explore music associated with Virginia Woolf. The day will include the chance to perform a specially commissioned work in the Gallery and a talk from a curator about the Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision exhibition.


The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

25 August 2014, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Artist Angela Wright leads a drop-in drawing session for disabled visitors. Open to all abilities, materials provided.

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

Visualising Portraits: Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

Visualising Portraits: Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

28 August 2014, 14:00
Check signage on day for details
Free

Picture description for visually impaired visitors. Explore fascinating and previously unseen material from the Gallery’s archive.

Gallery Tour: Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

Gallery Tour: Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

A part of Late Shift
28 August 2014, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free tour ticket required, available from 18.00 on the day. Exhibition ticket must be purchased.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and VisionAdult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

Learn more about the life and work of Virginia Woolf in this tour led by John Wilson in BSL with interpretation into English.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

Every fortnight, our resident DJ Edward Otchere creates a carefully crafted themed soundscape. He plays a strictly vinyl set, drawing from his huge collection. He’s passionate about sourcing pressings from all over the world, to find the best examples of the rich sonic qualities of analogue recordings.

Live Music Towma

Live Music Towma

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

A driving, melodic alchemy of vocal harmonies and intricate musical details from this triumvirate of piano-driven pop.

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 August 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Advance tickets are now sold out.
A limited number of tickets will be available in the Gallery from 18.00 on the day.

Get inspired and practice your drawing in this artist-led monthly life drawing class.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 August 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

Weekend Workshop: Painting Workshop: The Bloomsbury Group (Day One)

Weekend Workshop: Painting Workshop: The Bloomsbury Group (Day One)

30 August 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £100 (£80 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

This is an opportunity to explore the Bloomsbury Group, their radical concepts and ways of thinking and working.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 August 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

Weekend Workshop: Painting Workshop: The Bloomsbury Group (Day Two)

Weekend Workshop: Painting Workshop: The Bloomsbury Group (Day Two)

31 August 2014, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £100 (£80 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online or visit the Gallery in person.
The Virginia Woolf: Art Life and Vision Adult Learning Programme is made possible in loving memory of Rosemary Evison.

This is an opportunity to explore the Bloomsbury Group, their radical concepts and ways of thinking and working.

Members

Members' Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2014 and Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

  • For Members and Associates

1 September 2014, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall

Our Members’ Evening Private Views give you the chance to visit the Gallery after-hours and are a great way to see our current exhibitions away from the crowds.

Places are limited so please RSVP for these events.
Members are welcome to bring a guest.

Lunchtime Lecture: Virginia Woolf: A Woman of Fashion?

Lunchtime Lecture: Virginia Woolf: A Woman of Fashion?

  • Lecture

4 September 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Dr. Claire Nicholson investigates Virginia Woolf’s ambivalent relationship with clothes and fashion. Virginia Woolf made extensive use of clothing imagery in her fiction to express character and to evoke modernist tensions of appearance and reality, but her own relationship to dress is usually described as one of awkwardness, anxiety and even despair.

Screening: The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf.

Screening: The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf.

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
4 September 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

‘An extraordinarily moving portrait of one of the giants of twentieth century literature’. (American Film Institute).

From unique footage and interviews, paintings, music and haunting family photos of a Victorian childhood of both beauty and abuse, this definitive documentary interweaves the personal story of Woolf’s life and work with the turbulent times in which she lived.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 September 2014, 19:30-20:00
Room 37
Free

Artist Eelyn Lee takes a final tour of the Creative Connections display, as we celebrate the aspects of creativity, vision and endeavour which have been key

Projection: Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge Competition

Projection: Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge Competition

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
11 September 2014, 18:00-20:50
Ondaatje Wing Main Hall
Free

Join us for a celebration of this year’s Creative Connections project and the borough of Ealing as we project images from our series of Instagram Challenges competitions in the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall.

Lunchtime Lecture: Virginia Woolf as a Cubist Writer

Lunchtime Lecture: Virginia Woolf as a Cubist Writer

  • Lecture

18 September 2014, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Sarah Latham Phillips explores the fascinating relationship between Virginia Woolf's fiction and the ideas of Cubist painting. Comparing Woolf's Modernist prose post-1917 with the ideas of the Cubist movement, she considers the use of perspective, multiple viewpoints, a complex use of space, fragmentation and light and texture, focussing on  Jacob's Room and Mrs Dalloway as well as a number of short stories.

Lecture: Thrown to the Woolves

Lecture: Thrown to the Woolves

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
2 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7/£6 Booking opens to Members on 1 August 2014 and to the general public on 7 August 2014. Join as a Member from as little as £45 a year to receive priority booking and discounts for events as well as free entry to all exhibitions. Click here for further details.

Author Virginia Nicholson talks about the challenge of writing when your great-aunt is a literary genius, and  describes coming of age during the years when her parents Quentin and Olivier Bell were researching the authorised biography and Diaries of Virginia Woolf.

Members

Members' Afternoon Preview: Anarchy and Beauty: William Morris and his Legacy 1860-1960

  • For Members and Associates

15 October 2014, 14:00-16:00
Main Hall

This exhibition explores the work and ideas of the great Victorian artist-craftsman, designer, poet and visionary thinker, William Morris. His concept of art for the people, and his highly original vision of a new form of society in which art could flourish has reverberated through the centuries and still affects us today.

Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.
No need to RSVP for this event; Members are welcome to bring a guest.

Lecture: Getting Virginia Woolf’s Goat

Lecture: Getting Virginia Woolf’s Goat

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
23 October 2014, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7/£6 Booking opens to Members on 1 August 2014 and to the general public on 7 August 2014. Join as a Member from as little as £45 a year to receive priority booking and discounts for events as well as free entry to all exhibitions. Click here for further details.

Novelist Ali Smith gives a talk on wit, playfulness, lightfootedness and mischief in Woolf's life and work, with special reference to her relationship with the friend and writer who, it might be said, most got Woolf's goat: Katherine Mansfield.

Members

Members' Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

  • For Members and Associates

12 November 2014, 14:00-16:00
Main Hall

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Prize offers a unique opportunity to see portraits by some of the most exciting contemporary photographers from around the world.

Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.
No need to RSVP for this event; Members are welcome to bring a guest.