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

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Lecture: If I Can: Crafting Beauty

Lecture: If I Can: Crafting Beauty

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

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

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

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

  • Lecture

15 January 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

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

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

  • Late Shift||Lecture

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

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

Panel Discussion: Who Are You?

Panel Discussion: Who Are You?

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

Artist Grayson Perry and guests investigate themes of identity.

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

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

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

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

Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

Lunchtime Lecture: Sophia: Princess, Suffragette, Revolutionary

  • Lecture

5 February 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Broadcaster and journalist Anita Anand shares the enthralling story of Sophia Duleep Singh, dispossessed princess of the Kingdom of the Sikhs and a god-daughter of Queen Victoria.
Lunchtime Lecture: Behind the Mask: The Life of Vita Sackville-West

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

  • Lecture

19 February 2015, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free

Aristocrat, literary celebrity, ‘Rose Queen’, devoted wife, lesbian, recluse, iconoclast – Vita Sackville-West was many things, but never straightforward.
Lecture: A ‘Paradoxical’ Portrait

Lecture: A ‘Paradoxical’ Portrait

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

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