What's On

Do something different with your evening and be inspired by our programme of regular free events.

Thursdays

Discover and debate a wide range of artists and sitters, join the conversation with talks, exhibition tours and philosophy salons.

Relax with a drink at the Late Shift bar and unwind to a live set by a guest DJ or our resident DJ Edward Otchere.

Fridays

Take inspiration from the Collection and get creative in our free artist-led drop-in drawing sessions. Suitable for all levels you can stay for ten minutes or two hours, the session starts at 18.30 and all materials are provided.

Enjoy an eclectic range of free live music performances from classical to contemporary.

Don’t forget to look out for our workshops, screenings and one off Late Shift Extra events in the listings below.

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65 events matching the search term Late Shift

Gallery Tour: Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

Gallery Tour: Virginia Woolf: Art, Life and Vision

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

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

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Live Music Towma

Live Music Towma

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

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

Life Drawing

Life Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

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

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

Guest DJ: John Sizzle

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
4 September 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar. DJ John Sizzle plays an eclectic mix of pop, dance and electronic music, combined with the retro sounds of 60s soul, show tunes, disco and even prog rock.

Screening: The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf

Screening: The War Within: A Portrait of Virginia Woolf

  • Late Shift

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

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

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

Live Music: Epiphany – Portraits in Sound

Live Music: Epiphany – Portraits in Sound

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Epiphany’s musicians will be offering unique improvised ‘Sound Portraits’ of visitors and also responding to various artworks around the Gallery.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award

In Conversation: BP Portrait Award

9 September 2014, 18:45-19:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required, available in advance online.

The Gallery’s Contemporary Curator and BP Portrait Award judge, Sarah Howgate, will explore the annual competition from the differing perspectives of judge and exhibitor with Richard Twose
 

Gallery Tour: Creative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour

Gallery Tour: Creative Connections: Creativity, Vision, Endeavour

  • Late Shift

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

Artist Eelyn Lee takes a final tour of the Creative Connections display, as we celebrate creativity, vision and endeavour.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Projection: Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge Competition

Projection: Creative Connections: Instagram Challenge Competition

  • Late Shift

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

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

Live Music: Tori Tori Bird

Live Music: Tori Tori Bird

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

A sea of piano and child-like melodies set against intricate drums and powerful bass lines from this 4-piece band.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
18 September 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

DJ Neil Prince provides an eclectic mix of chilled-out pop and Balearic with a pinch of 60s soul. 

In Conversation: Portraits from Life: Catherine Goodman

In Conversation: Portraits from Life: Catherine Goodman

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

Artist Catherine Goodman, whose portraits from life are currently on display, discusses the relationship between artists and sitter with Rachel Campbell-Johnston, Chief Art Critic at The Times and the Gallery’s Contemporary Curator, Sarah Howgate.
 

Live Music: Dylan Howe/Will Butterworth Duo

Live Music: Dylan Howe/Will Butterworth Duo

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
19 September 2014, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free
The Duo present their bold re-imagining of Stravinsky’s masterpiece, The Rite of Spring, adapted for improvisation.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Lecture: ‘When you see me you know me’: Likeness and Authenticity in the Portraits of the Tudor Dynasty

Lecture: ‘When you see me you know me’: Likeness and Authenticity in the Portraits of the Tudor Dynasty

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

Curators Tarnya Cooper and Charlotte Bolland discuss some of the most famous faces in the Collection in the light of new research undertaken as part of the Making Art in Tudor Britain project.

Gallery Tour Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

Gallery Tour Suffragettes: Deeds Not Words

A part of Late Shift
25 September 2014, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free
John Wilson leads a tour of the centenary display marking the spring and summer of 1914 when militant suffragettes staged their final violent protests in favour of votes for women.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Live Music

Live Music

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift Bar.

Life Drawing: Energy and Emotion

Life Drawing: Energy and Emotion

A part of Late Shift
26 September 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Investigate energy and emotion with artist Gayna Pelham. Using a combination of short and long poses,  learn how to unlock the emotion within your drawings and give them greater expression and individuality.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Lecture: Thrown to the Woolves

Lecture: Thrown to the Woolves

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

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

Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift

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

DJ Timberlina plays a range of genres and music from across the ages to reflect the Collection – from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip-hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary.

Live Music: Josephine Arthur

Live Music: Josephine Arthur

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

The jazz singer and songwriter sings songs from the American Songbook.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Performance: Tongues Of Flame: The Extraordinary Life Of Richard Francis Burton

Performance: Tongues Of Flame: The Extraordinary Life Of Richard Francis Burton

A part of Late Shift
9 October 2014, 19:00
Room 20
Tickets: £7 (£6 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Storyteller Giles Abbott recounts the remarkable exploits of Sir Richard Francis Burton.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Performance: Musical Portraits

Performance: Musical Portraits

  • Late Shift||Performance

A part of Late Shift
10 October 2014, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Ignite, Wigmore Hall Learning Department’s resident ensemble, perform compositions created by young people responding to portraits in the Gallery’s Collection.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
16 October 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar.

Lecture: Life With William Morris: A Biographer’s Perspective

Lecture: Life With William Morris: A Biographer’s Perspective

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

Fiona MacCarthy, curator of Anarchy & Beauty, talks about her long involvement as a writer with one of the most arresting figures of Victorian Britain.

Late Shift Sessions: Anarchy & Beauty

Late Shift Sessions: Anarchy & Beauty

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
17 October 2014, 18:30-20:00
Please check signage on the day for details

The first Late Shift Sessions sees unique musical responses to the Anarchy & Beauty exhibition.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Lecture: Getting Virginia Woolf’s Goat

Lecture: Getting Virginia Woolf’s Goat

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

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

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Live Music: Greg Tassell & Christopher Bundhun – Chant d’automne

Live Music: Greg Tassell & Christopher Bundhun – Chant d’automne

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

The voice and guitar duo observe the falling of autumn darkness through poetic music.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
30 October 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind at the Late Shift bar.

In Conversation: A Portrait of Britain

In Conversation: A Portrait of Britain

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

Sandy Nairne, Director of the Gallery, and Tarnya Cooper, Chief Curator, discuss the history of the Gallery and the development of the Collection through time.

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

  • Late Shift||The Portrait Choir

31 October 2014, 18:15
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Through music by Monteverdi, John Tavener and Tarik O’Regan and a special display of shadow puppetry, The Portrait Choir will explore themes associated with Anarchy & Beauty.

The Portrait Choir is supported by Hani Farsi and the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

The Portrait Choir: Anarchy & Beauty within Music and Shadows

  • Late Shift||The Portrait Choir

31 October 2014, 19:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Through music by Monteverdi, John Tavener and Tarik O’Regan and a special display of shadow puppetry, The Portrait Choir will explore themes associated with Anarchy & Beauty.

The Portrait Choir is supported by Hani Farsi and the Mohamed S. Farsi Foundation

Life Drawing: Life in Shadows

Life Drawing: Life in Shadows

A part of Late Shift
31 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Working with a model, props and lighting, artist Viyki Turnbull creates a theatrical set inspired by the work of Angus McBean.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

Gallery Talk: Queer Perspectives

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
6 November 2014, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join Queer Perspectives resident artist Sadie Lee as she talks to her special guest.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Live Music: Gilad Atzmon & Amphion Consort

Live Music: Gilad Atzmon & Amphion Consort

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

An unusual trio line-up of theorbo, viola da gamba and saxophone explore Baroque harmonies, jazz improvisation and Middle Eastern arabesques.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
13 November 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, rock, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll.

Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards: A History of Facial Hair

Lecture: Moustaches, Whiskers and Beards: A History of Facial Hair

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

Author Lucinda Hawksley looks at the best, the worst and the most hilarious examples of facial hair in the Collection.

Live Music: Duo Van Vliet

Live Music: Duo Van Vliet

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

The duo present a concert built around Britten’s Lachrymae, exploring how composers approach sorrow, from Dowland to the present day.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery in this artist-led session.

Lecture: Warhol/Morris

Lecture: Warhol/Morris

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

Turner Prize winning artist Jeremy Deller talks about curating a major exhibition at Modern Art Oxford of work by his two greatest influences.

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

Resident DJ: Edward Otchere

  • Late Shift

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

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

Live: Music Laura Zakian Trio – Songs for Modern Lovers

Live: Music Laura Zakian Trio – Songs for Modern Lovers

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

A personal mixtape of contemporary classics and new versions of standards that were featured on Frank Sinatra's 'Songs for Swinging Lovers'.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

Guest DJ: Sadie Lee

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 18:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Listen and unwind in the Late Shift bar. Sadie Lee plays a mixed-up mish mash of cherished classics.

Gallery Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

Gallery Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2014

  • Late Shift

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free tour ticket required, available from 18.00 on the day. Exhibition ticket must also be purchased.

Selection of the very best of portrait photography from around the world with Phillip Prodger, Head of Photographs.

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

Gallery Tour: Highlights of the Collection

  • Gallery Talk||Late Shift
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 November 2014, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free
Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of the Collection, picking out highlights along the way. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.

Live Music: Voice – Patterns of Love

Live Music: Voice – Patterns of Love

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift

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

The engaging female vocal trio present Patterns of Love - a programme of songs that explore the beauty, heartache and humour of love.

Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses

Life Drawing: Four Paintings, Four Poses

A part of Late Shift
28 November 2014, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore how artists have historically approached pose and composition to represent personality with artist Grace Adam and work with a model to create your own dynamic drawings.

Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Late Shift||Workshop

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

Take inspiration from the portraits and sketch in the Gallery.