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Portrait of the Day: Charles II and His Mistress

Portrait of the Day: Charles II and His Mistress

  • Gallery Talk

26 July 2014, 12:00
Room 7
Free

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

Programme subject to change

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

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

  • Gallery Talk

27 July 2014, 12:00
Room 30
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Simon Armitage

Portrait of the Day: Simon Armitage

  • Gallery Talk

28 July 2014, 12:00
Room 42
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: William Wordsworth

Portrait of the Day: William Wordsworth

  • Gallery Talk

29 July 2014, 12:00
Room 18
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

Portrait of the Day: Ellen Terry

  • Gallery Talk

30 July 2014, 12:00
Room 29
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

Portrait of the Day: Amy Johnson

  • Gallery Talk

31 July 2014, 12:00
Room 31
Free

"Amy, wonderful Amy, I'm proud of the way you flew".  One of the most famous aviators of the 20th century, Amy Johnson captured the imagination of the British public with her record-breaking flights around the world. During the Second World War she flew for the Air Transport Auxiliary until her tragic death in 1941, when her plane crashed into the Thames Estuary. Talk led by Brooke Kerr.

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

2 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

3 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

9 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

10 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

16 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

17 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

23 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

24 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

30 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change

Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Gallery Talk

31 August 2014, 12:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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

Programme subject to change