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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Events (26)

26 events matching the search term Late Shift

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
Room 22
Free

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

Drop-in Drawing: Drawing with Movement

Drop-in Drawing: Drawing with Movement

  • Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
24 October 2014, 18:30-20:30
Room 11-14
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.

To celebrate the Gallery’s publication of a new guide to the highlights of the Collection,  Sandy Nairne, Director of the Gallery, and Dr 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

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.

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.

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, Rose Collis, about works in the Collection which have a personal resonance.

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 with particular reference to hirsute Victorians, including William Morris and his circle.

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

19:30 (please note the change of time from 19.00) Meet outside the Porter Gallery

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.

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.

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.