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Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

Portrait of the Day: Stamford Raffles

  • Talks and Lectures

28 June 2016, 12:30
Room 19
Free

Stamford Raffles is most widely known as the founder of Singapore, but as the first president of a new zoological society.

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 Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

Portrait of the Day: Sir Thomas Beecham, 2nd Bt

  • Talks and Lectures

29 June 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

The grandson of the patentee of 'Beecham's Powders', he studied music and in 1906 founded the New Symphony Orchestra.

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

30 June 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.

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.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
30 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: 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

1 July 2016, 16:00-18:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

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: One Man Destruction Show – Adam J. Harmer

Live Music: One Man Destruction Show – Adam J. Harmer

  • 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

To celebrate Creative Connections: South of the River we present the first of two performances with the Brixton institution, The Windmill.

Please note this replaces Ben Romans Hopcraft.

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: William John Christopher Vassall

Portrait of the Day: William John Christopher Vassall

  • Talks and Lectures

3 July 2016, 12:30
Room 32
Free

William John Christopher Vassall: Vassall was an RAF photographer during the Second World War, who in 1946, worked as a clerk in the Admiralty.

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: Jean Simmons: "From Cricklewood to Hollywood".

Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons: "From Cricklewood to Hollywood".

  • Talks and Lectures

5 July 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

William John Christopher Vassall: Vassall was an RAF photographer during the Second World War, who in 1946, worked as a clerk in the Admiralty.

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: Sir William Herschel

Portrait of the Day: Sir William Herschel

  • Talks and Lectures

7 July 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.

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.

Guest DJ John Sizzle

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: Jane Austen

Portrait of the Day: Jane Austen

  • Talks and Lectures

8 July 2016, 12:30
Room 18
Free

Few English novelists have commanded such popular affection and critical respect as the author of works including Pride and Prejudice (1813) and Emma (1816).

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 7321 6600 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.

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.

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: Jean Simmons: "From Cricklewood to Hollywood".

Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons: "From Cricklewood to Hollywood".

  • Talks and Lectures

13 July 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

William John Christopher Vassall: Vassall was an RAF photographer during the Second World War, who in 1946, worked as a clerk in the Admiralty.

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.

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

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

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: William John Christopher Vassall

Portrait of the Day: William John Christopher Vassall

  • Talks and Lectures

16 July 2016, 12:30
Room 32
Free

William John Christopher Vassall: Vassall was an RAF photographer during the Second World War, who in 1946, worked as a clerk in the Admiralty.

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

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.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: William Eggleston Portraits

Members’ Afternoon Preview: William Eggleston Portraits

  • For Members

20 July 2016, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

William Eggleston is a pioneering American photographer renowned for his vivid, poetic and mysterious images. This exhibition of 100 works surveys Eggleston’s full career from the 1960s to the present day and is the most comprehensive display of his portrait photography ever.

No need to RSVP for this event. Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.

Portrait of the Day: Horatio Nelson

Portrait of the Day: Horatio Nelson

  • Talks and Lectures

21 July 2016, 12:30
Room 17
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.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift||LGBTQI||Music

A part of Late Shift
21 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. DJ Ben Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco.

Masters of Photography: William Eggleston

Masters of Photography: William Eggleston

A part of Late Shift
21 July 2016, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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.

Portrait of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst

Portrait of the Day: Emmeline Pankhurst

  • Talks and Lectures

22 July 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.

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, 12:30-20:00
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: Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

Portrait of the Day: Robert Dudley, 1st Earl of Leicester

  • Talks and Lectures

23 July 2016, 12:30
Room 2
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.

Portrait of the Day: Ira Aldridge

Portrait of the Day: Ira Aldridge

  • Talks and Lectures

24 July 2016, 12:30
Room 19
Free

An introduction to the pioneering Black American actor, who made his name playing Othello in the West End in 1833 as the Abolition Movement came into effect throughout the British Empire.

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.

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.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

  • Family||Workshop

25 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Visit the BP Portrait Award 2016 for inspiration to create your own portrait jigsaw.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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 .

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

25 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

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.

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Join us in our studio to discover the secrets behind how artists in the past made their own paints. Try your hand grinding pigments to make new colours and then experiment with different mediums to create a portrait. 

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

Art Workshop: Painting Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

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

Join us in our studio to discover the secrets behind how artists in the past made their own paints. Try your hand grinding pigments to make new colours and then experiment with different mediums to create a portrait. 

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activity: Pop-Up Portraits

Drop-in Activity: Pop-Up Portraits

  • Family||Workshop

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

Pick up tips on how to draw portraits.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

26 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons: "From Cricklewood to Hollywood".

Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons: "From Cricklewood to Hollywood".

  • Talks and Lectures

27 July 2016, 12:30
Room 31
Free

William John Christopher Vassall: Vassall was an RAF photographer during the Second World War, who in 1946, worked as a clerk in the Admiralty.

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.

Art Workshop: Animating People

Art Workshop: Animating People

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Explore the people painted in the BP Portrait Award 2016, and then create an animation in our studio imaging what might happen next!

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Animating People

Art Workshop: Animating People

  • Family||Workshop

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

Explore the people painted in the BP Portrait Award 2016, and then create an animation in our studio imaging what might happen next!

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activity: Every Picture tells a story

Drop-in Activity: Every Picture tells a story

  • Family||Workshop

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

What stories lie behind the portraits in the BP Portrait Award 2016? Join our creative writing session and let your imagine run wild!

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

27 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free, ticket required

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

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.

Art Workshop: My Space

Art Workshop: My Space

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

What sort of space do you think an artist makes portraits in? Imagine you have been asked to design a creative space, and then construct a 3d model of your design.

Suitable for ages 5+.

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.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

28 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
See signage on the day for details.
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

Drop-in Family Session: Portrait Jigsaws

  • Family||Workshop

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

Visit the BP Portrait Award 2016 for inspiration to create your own portrait jigsaw.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Art Workshop: My Space

Art Workshop: My Space

  • Family||Workshop

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

What sort of space do you think an artist makes portraits in? Imagine you have been asked to design a creative space, and then construct a 3d model of your design.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

Drop-in Activity: Portrait Posters

  • Family||Workshop

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

Design and make a exhibition poster for BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
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: James Cook

Portrait of the Day: James Cook

  • Talks and Lectures

29 July 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.

Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

  • Family||Workshop

29 July 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Explore how sculptors have created 3d animals shown in both contemporary and historical portraits, and then make your own animal with modelling materials.

Suitable for ages 5+.

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 Activity: Portrait key rings

Drop-in Activity: Portrait key rings

  • Family||Workshop

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

Make a special portrait key ring Inspired by BP Travel Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

Art Workshop: Animal Magic!

  • Family||Workshop

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

Explore how sculptors have created 3d animals shown in both contemporary and historical portraits, and then make your own animal with modelling materials.

Suitable for ages 5+.

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.

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.

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.

Portrait of the Day: William Gilbert (W.G) Grace

Portrait of the Day: William Gilbert (W.G) Grace

  • Talks and Lectures

30 July 2016, 12:30
Room 22
Free

The life and career of the Victorian legend; the world's first sporting superstar, possibly England's greatest cricketer and the man responsible for the invention of "the Ashes".

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.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

30 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

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.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

31 July 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

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.

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Using this year’s BP Travel Award display for inspiration, print your own patterned portrait tote bag to take home.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

Art Workshop: Travel Bags

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Using this year’s BP Travel Award display for inspiration, print your own patterned portrait tote bag to take home.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

1 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Activities: Character Chatterboxes

Drop-in Activities: Character Chatterboxes

  • Family||Workshop

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

Draw, snip, stick and fold to create collage self-portrait chatterboxes that can go home in your pocket to be shown to family and friends.

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

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.

Art Workshop: Characters in Stories

Art Workshop: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop

2 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for ages 5+.

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

BSL Family: Holiday Activities: Characters in Stories

  • Family||Workshop
  • BSL

2 August 2016, 14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required

Join Emily Rand, illustrator of this year’s BP Portrait Award Family Trail, for a workshop on drawing characters for stories. The 14.30 session will be BSL interpreted.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

2 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Activities: Look at Me!

Drop-in Activities: Look at Me!

  • Family||Workshop

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

Look closely in the mirror and what do you see? Join our artist-led session to pick up top tips on drawing faces.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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.

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Create folded zines with portraits of yourself, your family and your friends created using rubber stamps.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

Art Workshop: Zine Portrait Books

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Create folded zines with portraits of yourself, your family and your friends created using rubber stamps.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

3 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Activities

Drop-in Activities

  • Family||Workshop

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

Drop-in to our creative artist-led sessions in the Gallery.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

Art Workshop: Reflections

Art Workshop: Reflections

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.....what do we see when we look in the mirror?  A creative session exploring self portraits inspired by BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 5+.

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.

Art Workshop: Reflections

Art Workshop: Reflections

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall.....what do we see when we look in the mirror?  A creative session exploring self portraits inspired by BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

4 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Activities: In the Frame

Drop-in Activities: In the Frame

  • Family||Workshop

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

Draw your family and then design and decorate a special frame to put your picture in.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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.

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 11:30-13:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

An art workshop focusing on drawing hands inspired by portraits in BP Portrait Award 2016.

Suitable for ages 5+.

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

Art Workshop: Hands Up!

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 14:30-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free, ticket required

An art workshop focusing on drawing hands inspired by portraits in BP Portrait Award 2016.

Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

5 August 2016, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

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

Suitable for children aged 3+ and accompany adults.

Drop-in Activities

Drop-in Activities

  • Family||Workshop

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

Drop-in to our creative artist-led sessions in the Gallery.

Suitable for ages 3+. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

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.

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.

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.

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?

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

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

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.

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.

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.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Picasso Portraits

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Picasso Portraits

  • For Members

5 October 2016, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson and Ground Floor Learner Galleries

Picasso’s Portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over eighty works focuses on the artist’s portrayal of family, friends and lovers.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 September

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • For Members

16 November 2016, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading competition to celebrate and promote the very best in contemporary international photography. This is a Members favourite and consists of works from artists of ages 18 and over from around the world.

No need to RSVP for this event. Please bring your Membership card with you to ensure entry.

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Picasso Portraits and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Picasso Portraits and Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016

  • For Members

4 January 2017, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter and Ground Floor Learner Galleries

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

Please RSVP for this event from 1 November