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Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Aisha Orazbayeva and Eloisa-Fleur Thom

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Aisha Orazbayeva and Eloisa-Fleur Thom

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
29 April 2016, 18:30
Room 20
Free

The violinists present music by Prokofiev and Nono.

Life Drawing: Capturing the Magic of Movement

Life Drawing: Capturing the Magic of Movement

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

During this life session artist Robin-Lee Hall will help you capture movement through the use of different techniques and drawing materials.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
29 April 2016, 18:30-20:30
Meet in Room 4
Free

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 April 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Sir Isaac Newton

Portrait of the Day: Sir Isaac Newton

  • Talks and Lectures

1 May 2016, 12:30
Room 8
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Sunday Session: Costume Construction

Sunday Session: Costume Construction

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

1 May 2016, 13:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Create paper costume pieces drawing on the collars and ruffs in Framing the Face. Led by artist Grace Adam and designer Lily Arnold.

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

Portrait of the Day: Catherine of Braganza

Portrait of the Day: Catherine of Braganza

  • Talks and Lectures

2 May 2016, 12:30
Room 7
Free

The Roman Catholic queen of Charles II and daughter of John, Duke of Braganza, later King of Portugal. Shy, solemn and pious, she was regarded as unsophisticated and plain, however her love of tea left its mark on Britain.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: George Stephenson

Portrait of the Day: George Stephenson

  • Talks and Lectures

3 May 2016, 12:30
Room 19
Free

Stephenson, the inventor, was a practical engineer without formal education.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

Portrait of the Day: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

  • Talks and Lectures

4 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

A partnership for life of musical minds, until Britten's death they were partners in both their professional and personal lives.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Frances, Countess of Somerset

Portrait of the Day: Frances, Countess of Somerset

  • Talks and Lectures

5 May 2016, 12:30
Room 5
Free

A famous beauty, Frances Howard was divorced from Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex in 1613 and married Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, a favourite of James I.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Leon Golub: Picturing Power

Lunchtime Lecture: Leon Golub: Picturing Power

5 May 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Professor Jon Bird examines the fifty year career of the American artist Leon Golub focusing upon his Political Portraits of the 1970s.

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
5 May 2016, 19:00
Room 20
Free

Resident Artist Sadie Lee and her special guest Scottee discuss works in the Collection which have a personal resonance. Queer Perspectives is a quarterly happening where guests identifying as LGBTQI respond to the Gallery’s Collection.

Vogue 100: Victoria Beckham in conversation with Claudia Winkleman

Vogue 100: Victoria Beckham in conversation with Claudia Winkleman

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

In celebration of 100 years of Vogue, Victoria Beckham, one of the UK's preeminent designers, talks to Claudia Winkleman about her work and her brand.

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
5 May 2016, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin

Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin

  • Talks and Lectures

6 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

The Most Famous Man in the World". Comic genius of the early cinema; Charlie Chaplin dubbed the world's greatest clown, began his career in London's music halls.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Screen Style: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 15)

Screen Style: The Royal Tenenbaums (2001, 15)

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

Gene Hackman plays the terminally ill eponymous patriarch, who gathers his estranged wife and trio of former child prodigies to put things right before his imminent demise.

Live Music:The Hermes Experiment

Live Music:The Hermes Experiment

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Music from contemporary quartet The Hermes Experiment – soprano, clarinet, harp and double bass.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

  • Talks and Lectures

9 May 2016, 12:30
Room 14
Free

Circumnavigator. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Captain James Cook learned seamanship on small East Coast trading boats.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Beatles 1966: 'It was 50 years ago'

Portrait of the Day: Beatles 1966: 'It was 50 years ago'

  • Talks and Lectures

10 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

'It was 50 years ago'. The Beatles staged their third concert tour of America in 1966, and it was the last commercial tour they would ever undertake.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

  • Talks and Lectures

11 May 2016, 12:30
Room 18
Free

Jane Austen is one of the most beloved English writers of all time.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Edward Alexander ('Aleister') Crowley

Portrait of the Day: Edward Alexander ('Aleister') Crowley

  • Talks and Lectures

12 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Writer, mountaineer and occultist. Find out about Crowley’s precocious formative years and erratic fanaticisms.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live DJ: Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Live DJ: Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
12 May 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Lecture: Dark Victory: When Vogue Came of Age, 1939-45

Lecture: Dark Victory: When Vogue Came of Age, 1939-45

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

Robin Muir, curator of Vogue 100: A Century of Style, assesses the impact of the war years on the magazine.

Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin

Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin

  • Talks and Lectures

13 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

The Most Famous Man in the World". Comic genius of the early cinema; Charlie Chaplin dubbed the world's greatest clown, began his career in London's music halls.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Chris Bundhun

Live Music: Chris Bundhun

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The guitarist connects the dots between J.S. Bach and Heitor Villa-Lobos.

Screen Style: A Single Man (2009, 12)

Screen Style: A Single Man (2009, 12)

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

Fashion designer Tom Ford made his directorial debut with this stylish film based on Christopher Isherwood’s novel.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Paine

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Paine

  • Talks and Lectures

14 May 2016, 12:30
Room 18
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Leigh Bowery

Portrait of the Day: Leigh Bowery

  • Talks and Lectures

15 May 2016, 12:30
Room 16
Free

Australian born performance artist, designer, and model. Bowery was an iconic figure who expressed himself through the creation and wearing of elaborate fetishistic costumes, influencing many contemporary fashion designers.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

  • Family||Workshop

15 May 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Collect stories and sounds around the Gallery, as you join a quest to create a giant moving poem.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

Drop-in Family Session: Poetry in Motion

  • Family||Workshop

15 May 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Collect stories and sounds around the Gallery, as you join a quest to create a giant moving poem.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Weekend Workshop: Notes on Charlotte

Weekend Workshop: Notes on Charlotte

14 May - 15 May 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

This two day workshop led by artist Grace Adam gives you the opportunity to respond to the themes and characters in Charlotte Brontë's novels.

Portrait of the Day: Radclyffe Hall

Portrait of the Day: Radclyffe Hall

  • Talks and Lectures

16 May 2016, 12:30
Room 30
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Sir William Herschel

Portrait of the Day: Sir William Herschel

  • Talks and Lectures

18 May 2016, 12:30
Room 18
Free

In 1781 the amateur astronomer Herschel identified Uranus, the first planet to be discovered since Antiquity.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst

Portrait of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst

  • Talks and Lectures

19 May 2016, 12:30
Room 30
Free

Widely known as the leader of the Suffragette movement in England, Emmeline Pankhurst's parents, husband and early work life took a big part in making her such a remarkable leader.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Vanishing Man

Lunchtime Lecture: The Vanishing Man

19 May 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Laura Cumming, the Observer’s art critic, interweaves the life of Velázquez with that of John Snare.

Photo London: Three Voices, Three Collections

Photo London: Three Voices, Three Collections

19 May 2016, 16:00-17:00
Heinz Archive and Library
Free ticket required
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

An intimate event with three curators talking about three collections in the Archive of the National Portrait Gallery

Photo London: Black Chronicles – Photographic Portraits 1862 - 1948

Photo London: Black Chronicles – Photographic Portraits 1862 - 1948

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
19 May 2016, 18:00
Meet in Room 33

Renée Mussai, Curator and Head of Archive at Autograph ABP, leads a tour of the display which presents a unique snapshot of black lives and experiences.

Lecture: Photo London (Dayanita Singh: A Book Story)

Lecture: Photo London (Dayanita Singh: A Book Story)

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

Dayanita Singh traces her photographic journey

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
19 May 2016, 18:00-20:45
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Portrait of the Day: Catherine of Braganza

Portrait of the Day: Catherine of Braganza

  • Talks and Lectures

20 May 2016, 12:30
Room 7
Free

The Roman Catholic queen of Charles II and daughter of John, Duke of Braganza, later King of Portugal. Shy, solemn and pious, she was regarded as unsophisticated and plain, however her love of tea left its mark on Britain.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Photo London: Sneak Preview of The Nine (dir. Katy Grannan, 2016)

Photo London: Sneak Preview of The Nine (dir. Katy Grannan, 2016)

20 May 2016, 14:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

There is nothing left of the American dream on the Nine—a solemn destination, a resting place for those who have relinquished the dream.

Photo London: Alternative Histories

Photo London: Alternative Histories

A part of Late Shift
20 May 2016, 17:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The history of photography as we now know it was written largely after the Second World War, by a handful of academics including Beaumont Newhall and Helmut Gernsheim.

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: GéNIA

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: GéNIA

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The outstanding Russian pianist and composer performs works by Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin alongside her own music.

Photo London: Dieter Meier in conversation with Tom Hunter

Photo London: Dieter Meier in conversation with Tom Hunter

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

Photographer, performance artist, experimental film maker and musician Dieter Meier talks about his life and work with  Tom Hunter (Artist, Professor, London College of Communication).

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: Contemporary Conversations

Pick up a Pencil: Contemporary Conversations

  • Workshop||Young People

21 May 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Friendly drop-in drawing sessions hosted by the Gallery’s Youth Forum on the third Saturday of every month. #PickUpAPencil

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

  • Talks and Lectures

22 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

  • Talks and Lectures

23 May 2016, 12:30
Room 14
Free

Circumnavigator. The son of a Yorkshire labourer, Captain James Cook learned seamanship on small East Coast trading boats.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

Portrait of the Day: Peter Pears; Benjamin Britten

  • Talks and Lectures

24 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

A partnership for life of musical minds, until Britten's death they were partners in both their professional and personal lives.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

25 May 2016, 12:30
Room 23
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day: James Joyce

Portrait of the Day: James Joyce

  • Talks and Lectures

26 May 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

A talk on a chosen portrait in the Gallery's Collection, check signage on the day for details.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Setting the Scene

Visualising Portraits: Setting the Scene

26 May 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover 19th century studio photography and the painted backdrops, techniques and processes behind the portraits.

Live DJ: Guest DJ Timberlina

Live DJ: Guest DJ Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 May 2016, 18:00
Ondaatje Wing Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection.

Lecture: Russia in portraits, from Catherine the Great to the Avant-Garde

Lecture: Russia in portraits, from Catherine the Great to the Avant-Garde

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

Dr Rosalind P. Blakesley examines portraiture in Imperial Russia and the most exciting episodes in its Development.

BSL Gallery Tour: Celebrating Charlotte Brontë

BSL Gallery Tour: Celebrating Charlotte Brontë

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

John Wilson leads a tour of the display marking the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charlotte Brontë. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day: Leigh Bowery

Portrait of the Day: Leigh Bowery

  • Talks and Lectures

27 May 2016, 12:30
Room 16
Free

Australian born performance artist, designer, and model. Bowery was an iconic figure who expressed himself through the creation and wearing of elaborate fetishistic costumes, influencing many contemporary fashion designers.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Shakespeare & Love

Live Music: Concordia Foundation: Shakespeare & Love

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

A musical feast of Shakespeare texts and stories of love by composers from around the world, from Purcell to Cecilia McDowall.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Life Drawing: Russia and the Arts: Poses, Characters and Gestures

Life Drawing: Russia and the Arts: Poses, Characters and Gestures

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

Artist Andy Pankhurst takes inspiration from the golden age of Russian arts with a series of sustained poses.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Renaissance-inspired Photographic Portraits

Weekend Workshop: Renaissance-inspired Photographic Portraits

28 May - 29 May 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Drawing inspiration from the Gallery’s Tudor portraits, work with models to replicate painterly tone and lighting in the studio and investigate the dynamic between photographer and sitter.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room

The Drawing Room

  • Workshop

30 May 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Draw in the Gallery at this artist-led drop-in session for disabled visitors.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 May 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

Lunchtime Lecture: The Last Royal Rebel: The Life and Death of James, Duke of Monmouth

2 June 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Biographer Anna Keay looks at the tumultuous life of James, Duke of Monmouth, the adored illegitimate son of Charles II, described by Pepys as ‘the most skittish, leaping gallant that ever I saw…’

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

Live DJ: Resident DJ Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
2 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

  • Music||The Portrait Choir

2 June 2016, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The Portrait Choir perform music by some of the most renowned composers in the Gallery Collection, from Henry Purcell to John Tavener.



Lecture: New Legacies: Russia’s contemporary artists, collectors and private cultural institutions

Lecture: New Legacies: Russia’s contemporary artists, collectors and private cultural institutions

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

Jo Vickery, International Director of Russian Art, Sotheby’s, presents the work of key Russian artists from 1945 to today, with reference to the rise of new private institutions and foundations and what they are collecting.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Holiday Activities: Contemporary Portraits

Holiday Activities: Contemporary Portraits

  • Drawing||Family||Workshop

30 May - 3 June 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

A week of activities exploring how artists today find inspiration and what is means to be an artist in the twenty first century.

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Investec Opera Holland Park

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Investec Opera Holland Park

  • Friday Night Music

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

A collection of arias and songs from Russian operas and literature.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

The Portrait Choir: A British Choral Portrait

  • Music||The Portrait Choir

4 June 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The Portrait Choir perform music by some of the most renowned composers in the Gallery Collection, from Henry Purcell to John Tavener.



Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
9 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.

In Conversation: Lasting Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure

In Conversation: Lasting Stars: Images that Fade and Personas that Endure

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

Film scholars Lucy Bolton and Julie Lobalzo Wright and guests discuss the various reasons why some film stars endure far more than others.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Russia & the Arts International Conference

Russia & the Arts International Conference

10 June 2016, 10:00-17:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Includes exhibition ticket, Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking its cue from the exhibition Russia and the Arts: the Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky, this international conference explores music, literature and the visual and performing arts in Imperial Russia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Anton Lyakhovsky

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Anton Lyakhovsky

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The Russian virtuoso pianist presents music by Prokofiev, Tchaikovsky and Scriabin.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Black Chronicles

Weekend Workshop: Black Chronicles

11 June - 12 June 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by visual artist and photographer Othello De’Souza-Hartley, explore and respond to the Black Chronicles display.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

Lunchtime Lecture: Elizabeth: The Forgotten Years

16 June 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian John Guy reassesses the image of Elizabeth I as Gloriana, an icon of strength and power, showing that the reality was not so simple.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
16 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Performance: Russian Theatre: Gallery interventions

Performance: Russian Theatre: Gallery interventions

  • Late Shift||Performance

A part of Late Shift
16 June 2016, 18:00-19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Meet characters from Chekhov’s plays as they wander through the Gallery in their search for Moscow, lost love and a hope-filled future.

Lecture: Stanislavsky and his Contemporaries, Acting Real

Lecture: Stanislavsky and his Contemporaries, Acting Real

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

Geoffrey Colman, Head of Acting at The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama, charts the emergence of the ‘new real’ in Russian performance, and its continuing impact on stage and screen acting. Followed by a unique opportunity to see actors undertake a series of Stanislavskian exercises.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: EFDSS presents Georgia Lewis Trio

Live Music: EFDSS presents Georgia Lewis Trio

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Bringing a special energy, Georgia Lewis performs well-worn ballads with a little spice.

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections

Gallery Talk: Creative Connections

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

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

Project artist Simon Terrill introduces his practice and his work on the display.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: Creative Connections: Drawing People and Place

Pick up a Pencil: Creative Connections: Drawing People and Place

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

18 June 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for free, fun drop-in drawing in the Galleries. A different theme and guest artist each month. For all abilities, all materials provided. 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

  • Talks and Lectures

19 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Family: Special Sunday Session: An Audience with Chris Riddell

Family: Special Sunday Session: An Audience with Chris Riddell

19 June 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us for a special interactive drawing session with writer, illustrator and Children’s Laureate Chris Riddell.

All children must be accompanied. Suitable for children aged 7+

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes 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.

Lecture: The Gentle Author’s Cries of London

Lecture: The Gentle Author’s Cries of London

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

The Gentle Author shows a selection of Cries of Londonfrom the past four hundred years, telling the stories of artists and traders, and revealing the unexpected social realities contained within these cheap colourful prints produced for the mass market.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Life Drawing: Still Moving Body

Life Drawing: Still Moving Body

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

Breaking with the tradition of the still life model, this interactive evening led by artist Viyki Turnbull offers new perspectives on how to look at the human body, with approaches and techniques on how to breathe life into drawing studies.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Helios Collective

Live Music: Russia and the Arts: Helios Collective

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Helios Collective and Bury Court Opera present an evening of salon entertainment featuring a variety of Russian music.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Portraits Untold

Weekend Workshop: Portraits Untold

25 June - 26 June 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber leads this two-day workshop in which participants will work in a variety of media to consider, through artistic process, that being diverse is what makes us who we are as humans.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold

The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold

  • Workshop

27 June 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Tanya Raabe-Webber leads this drawing class taking inspiration from her own practice.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 June 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked Portrait

30 June 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore artists’ representations of the body and issues around identity and gender.

Live DJ:

Live DJ:

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 June 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Performance: Charlotte, Emily and Anne

Performance: Charlotte, Emily and Anne

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

The Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall’s ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Brontë’s birth.

BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura looks at the display of work by internationally recognised artist Leon Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Symposium: About Face

Symposium: About Face

  • Conference

1 July 2016, 16:00-18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Artists, theorists, curators and writers investigate the representation of exposure, exploring themes such as the revealing and concealing of the self, identity, and traces of ownership.
Live Music: Creative Connections: The Windmill presents Ben Romans Hopcraft

Live Music: Creative Connections: The Windmill presents Ben Romans Hopcraft

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Tulse Hill-born Ben is the singer and songwriter from Rough Trade-signed dreampop band Childhood.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: A Bloody Necessity?: The Battle of the Somme 1916

Lunchtime Lecture: A Bloody Necessity?: The Battle of the Somme 1916

7 July 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To mark the centenary of the beginning of the Battle of the Somme, historian Andrew Robertshaw outlines one of the bloodiest conflicts in military history and investigates what life was like for a soldier on the Western Front.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Live DJ: Guest DJ John Sizzle

Live DJ: Guest DJ John Sizzle

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
7 July 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Lucian Freud Unseen

In Conversation: Lucian Freud Unseen

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

Writer and critic Martin Gayford discusses Lucian Freud’s sketchbooks, with Contemporary curator Sarah Howgate.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: The BRIT School

Live Music: The BRIT School

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Creative responses to the BP Portrait Award 2016 exhibition.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day: Great British Choral Highlights

The Portrait Choir: Singing Day: Great British Choral Highlights

10 July 2016, 10:15-15:45
Please check signage on the day for details
Free Tickets: £25 (£22 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Gallery in person.

Exploring choral music inspired by the Gallery Collection, participants will work through well known works by Purcell, Handel, Parry and Elgar as well as by popular modern musicians.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Weekend Workshop: Nude… Or Rude?

Weekend Workshop: Nude… Or Rude?

9 July - 10 July 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Using the Exposed display as a starting point, artist Sadie Lee leads this practical workshop that looks at the difference between the naked and nude in art and considers the impact of making images of known figures without clothing.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live DJ:

Live DJ:

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
14 July 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Thomas J Price: Now You See Me

In Conversation: Thomas J Price: Now You See Me

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
14 July 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Artist Thomas J Price talks about his composite sculptures of young black men with curator and cultural historian Gus Casely-Hayford.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: EFDSS presents The Bookshop Band

Live Music: EFDSS presents The Bookshop Band

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The duo present their songs inspired by books.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

16 July 2016, 10:30-14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Free. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

16 July 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How to draw a face, with a BP Portrait Award artist. For all abilities, all materials provided. 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

  • Talks and Lectures

17 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

17 July 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display join photographer Marysa Dowling to create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections

  • Family||Workshop

17 July 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Inspired by the Creative Connections display join photographer Marysa Dowling to create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: The Mystical and Mysterious Iris Murdoch

Lunchtime Lecture: The Mystical and Mysterious Iris Murdoch

21 July 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Iris Murdoch, writer and philosopher, was a celebrated novelist of her generation.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

In Conversation: William Eggleston

In Conversation: William Eggleston

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

William Eggleston discusses his life and work with fellow photographer Juergen Teller and the Guardian’s Sean O’Hagan.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Special event: Portraits Untold

Special event: Portraits Untold

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

22 July 2016, 12:30-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber creates a portrait of virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie over the course of a day.

Special event: Portraits Untold

Special event: Portraits Untold

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

22 July 2016, 15:30-17:30
Please check signage on the day for details

Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber creates a portrait of virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie over the course of a day.

Live Music: Joo Yeon Sir

Live Music: Joo Yeon Sir

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The Korean-born British violinist presents an evening of solo violin repertoire.

Special event: Portraits Untold

Special event: Portraits Untold

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
22 July 2016, 18:00-20:00
Please check signage on the day for details

Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber creates a portrait of virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie over the course of a day.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Walking Tour: Journey from the A-Z to Ziggy Stardust

Walking Tour: Journey from the A-Z to Ziggy Stardust

23 July 2016, 11:00-13:00
Details of the meeting place will be supplied upon booking
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian and author Lucinda Hawksley leads a tour around Lambeth and Southwark.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Street Portraiture

Weekend Workshop: Street Portraiture

23 July - 24 July 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Award-winning portrait and documentary photographer Peter Zelewski leads this two-day practical portraiture workshop designed to equip participants with the necessary skills for taking expert portraits on the street.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Contemporary Conversations: Theatre

The Drawing Room: Contemporary Conversations: Theatre

  • Workshop

25 July 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Consider connections between the representation of historic and contemporary actors and directors.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Creative Connections: South London

Visualising Portraits: Creative Connections: South London

28 July 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about Lambeth and Southwark through portraits of David Bowie, Adele, Vivienne Westwood and Rio Ferdinand.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
28 July 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
28 July 2016, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

See this year's selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world.

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Join John Wilson for a tour of the BP Portrait Award 2016. Led in BSL.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Young People’s Guide to Self-Portraiture

Young People’s Guide to Self-Portraiture

  • Workshop||Young People

25 July - 29 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover self-portraits, develop research, filming and presentation skills, explore behind-the-scenes and create an online guide.
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Live Music: John Martin’s Hidden Notes

Live Music: John Martin’s Hidden Notes

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Exploring the polyphonic possibilities of the saxophone in tonal music with his quintet.

Life Drawing: Double Act

Life Drawing: Double Act

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

Artist Grace Adam leads this session during which you will explore the way painters communicate relationships, working with two models to explore body language and composition.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People
  • BSL

30 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. Bookings in advance to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk For ages 14–21. Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 July 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

31 July 2016, 11:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing with BP Portrait Award artists. Life drawing with a nude model. Parent/guardian permission required – see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for details. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

1 August 2016, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award 2016

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Young People

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

Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for an after-hours viewing of BP Portrait Award 2016 with artists, drawing, food, competitions, music and more. RSVP essential to bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk with your full name, age and email address.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money

Lunchtime Lecture: No More Champagne: Churchill and his Money

4 August 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Historian David Lough tells the fascinating story of Churchill’s lifetime of tangled personal finances, revealing the full extent of the iconic British war leader’s private struggle to maintain a way of life instilled by his upbringing and expected of his public position.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
4 August 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

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

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
4 August 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Gain a Queer Perspective on our Collection with resident artist Sadie Lee and her special guest as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance.

Family: Holiday Activities: Picture the Portrait

Family: Holiday Activities: Picture the Portrait

  • Family||Workshop

25 July - 5 August 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available one hour before event. Suitable for ages 5+

Two weeks of ticketed and drop-in sessions inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016 exhibition.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Florentine Arts Ensemble: Purcell and the Restoration of English Music

Live Music: Florentine Arts Ensemble: Purcell and the Restoration of English Music

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

The Baroque ensemble presents a programme of revolutionary music from Playford to Purcell.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Taster Sessions: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Taster Sessions: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

6 August 2016, 14:00-17:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Portraiture drawing in the Gallery with BP Portrait Award artists. For ages 14–21.  Booking required.  Please email bpnextgeneration@npg.org.uk or call 020 7312 2483.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
11 August 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Performance: A. O. Hume: The Unseen Force

Performance: A. O. Hume: The Unseen Force

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

Storyteller Giles Abbott, accompanied by tabla virtuoso Nafees Irfan, explores the figures whose portraits hang in Room 20 and how they attach to the story of A.O. Hume, the publicity-shy civil servant of the British Raj who helped create modern India.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Raymond Burley: The Segovia Legacy

Live Music: Raymond Burley: The Segovia Legacy

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Works written for the great Spanish guitarist Andrés Segovia.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Weekend Workshop: Painting Life

Weekend Workshop: Painting Life

13 August - 14 August 2016, 11:00-17:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from Leon Golub Powerplay, spend two days working from a life model and investigating themes of power and the body.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

15 August - 17 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Applications open on 23 June 2016 (for all applications) and close on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 12.00. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for application forms and full information

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Lunchtime Lecture: Exposed: The Naked Portrait

Lunchtime Lecture: Exposed: The Naked Portrait

18 August 2016, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £3 (£2 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The naked human figure has been a preoccupation of art from prehistory to the present day. Associate Curator Rab MacGibbon examines the questions raised about identity and gender, the real and ideal, in the unclothed portraits included in the Exposed display.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

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

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets; from Thomas Tallis to Gracie Fields, Grace Jones to John Barry, Duke Ellington to Lord Creator; if you can hum it, he will try and play it.

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2016

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
18 August 2016, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

See this year's selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Creative Connections: The Windmill presents Meatraffle

Live Music: Creative Connections: The Windmill presents Meatraffle

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Streatham’s trumpet-infused postpunkers on the celebrated Trashmouth label.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Pick up a Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Drawing||Workshop||Young People

20 August 2016, 14:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Pick up a paintbrush, with a BP Portrait Award artist. Join the Gallery’s Youth Forum for free, fun drop-in drawing in the Galleries. A different theme and guest artist each month. For all abilities, all materials provided. For ages 14–21. No need to book, just drop-in on the day.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (3+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 13:00-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

This session is aimed at children aged 3+ plus an accompanying adult.

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

Drop-in Family Session (7+): Portrait Painting

  • Family||Workshop

21 August 2016, 15:00-16:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Try out new painting techniques and processes to create a self-portrait inspired by the BP Portrait Award 2016.

This session is aimed at children aged 7+ plus an accompanying adult.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

22 August - 24 August 2016, 11:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, drop-in, no ticket required

Applications open on 23 June 2016 (for all applications) and close on Wednesday 3 August 2016, 12.00. Please see www.npg.org.uk/bpnextgeneration for application forms and full information.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Visualising Portraits: Black Chronicles

Visualising Portraits: Black Chronicles

25 August 2016, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Discover stories of cultural diversity in Victorian Britain.

 Live DJ:

Live DJ:

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
25 August 2016, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Take advantage of the Gallery’s late opening and enjoy Eddie’s set and a drink at our pop-up bar.

Lecture: Black Slavery/White Freedom: Two Sides of a Coin?

Lecture: Black Slavery/White Freedom: Two Sides of a Coin?

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

In commemoration of Slavery Remembrance Day, Professor Catherine Hall examines the ways in which racial slavery provided the conditions for metropolitan freedom in the 18th and early 19th centuries in both Britain and the Caribbean.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

BSL Gallery Tour: Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

BSL Gallery Tour: Framing the Face: Collars and Ruffs

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Dafydd Jones focuses on the Framing the Face display. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre: From Dusk to Dawn

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre: From Dusk to Dawn

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

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

Tenor Daniel Thomson and lutenist Din Ghani present lute songs through the night.

Life Drawing: Carnival!

Life Drawing: Carnival!

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

Be inspired by the extraordinary colours, music and movement of carnival weekend and join artist Gayna Pelham in depicting the model in flamboyant motion.

Priority booking for Gallery Members is open now. Public booking will open on Thursday 5 May 2016.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

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

Join artist Viyki Turnbull for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.

The Drawing Room: Drawing on Black Chronicles

The Drawing Room: Drawing on Black Chronicles

  • Workshop

29 August 2016, 13:00-15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Explore the Black Chronicles intervention and create your own responses.

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

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 August 2016, 12:30
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.

Portrait of the Day talks are given by members of the Gallery’s Visitor Services Team and last for up to 30 minutes. Talks are subject to change so please call 0207 306 0055 on the day or check signage in the Gallery.