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16 events matching the search term Late Shift

Gallery Tour: London History Day

Gallery Tour: London History Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 May 2017, 15:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join us as we celebrate the first ever London History Day, with a free curator-led tour highlighting portraits of great Londoners. Organised by Historic England, London History day is held on the day Big Ben first started keeping time. We’re joining museums and galleries across London to mark the people and places that have contributed to the city’s unique identity.

Lecture: Oscar Wilde: A Gay Man for All Seasons?  SOLD OUT

Lecture: Oscar Wilde: A Gay Man for All Seasons? SOLD OUT

A part of Late Shift
15 June 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person. This event is SOLD OUT

Simon Callow talks about his own relationship with Oscar Wilde in parallel with the world’s changing view of the Irish wit, playwright, novelist, essayist, and poet.

In Conversation: Markéta Luskačová’s London Street Musicians

In Conversation: Markéta Luskačová’s London Street Musicians

A part of Late Shift
22 June 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Distinguished photographer Markéta Luskacová talks to curator Andrew Demsey about her portraits of London street musicians taken over the past forty years.

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In Conversation: Samuel Fosso and Hans Ulrich Obrist

In Conversation: Samuel Fosso and Hans Ulrich Obrist

A part of Late Shift
23 June 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Cameroonian-born photographer Samuel Fosso talks to Hans Ulrich Obrist, Artistic Director of the Serpentine Galleries, about his new display of self-portraiture which includes work made in the 1970s alongside a body of new self-portraits made in 2015 – 16.

In Conversation: Faces of the Past, Images in Question

In Conversation: Faces of the Past, Images in Question

A part of Late Shift
29 June 2017, 19:00
Free ticket required: Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Catherine Hall discusses with Hilary Fraser how historians’ discoveries and analysis change the way we remember the fundamental causes of the country’s history.

BSL Gallery Tour: Life, Death and Memory

BSL Gallery Tour: Life, Death and Memory

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
29 June 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of this display which looks at how artists have used self-portraiture as a way of examining their own mortality. Led in BSL.

Lecture: Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy

Lecture: Margaret Thatcher: A Life and Legacy

A part of Late Shift
6 July 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Few modern women have made as great a political impact as Margaret Hilda Roberts, the grocer’s daughter who, as Margaret Thatcher, became Britain’s first female prime minister. Professor Sir David Cannadine looks at her life and political legacy.

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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
13 July 2017, 19:00
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by exhibiting artist Madeline Fenton.

Lecture: Jane Austen and her World

Lecture: Jane Austen and her World

A part of Late Shift
20 July 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Writer Josephine Ross looks at the life of Jane Austen through the prism of the great men and women who inspired and influenced her and whose portraits, along with her own, are now in the Collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

In Conversation: The Encounter: An Exhibition in the Making

In Conversation: The Encounter: An Exhibition in the Making

A part of Late Shift
27 July 2017, 19:00
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Co-curators Tarnya Cooper and Charlotte Bolland talk about the process of researching and selecting the Gallery’s summer exhibition of Renaissance and Baroque portrait drawings.

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BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award

BSL Gallery Tour: BP Portrait Award

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
27 July 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of the most prestigious portrait painting competition in the world. Led in BSL.

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Late Shift
3 August 2017, 19:00
Free ticket required: Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

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.

Lecture: ‘Taking of physionamies’: the techniques and functions of Holbein's portrait drawings

Lecture: ‘Taking of physionamies’: the techniques and functions of Holbein's portrait drawings

A part of Late Shift
10 August 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Susan Foister, Director, Public Engagement and Deputy Director at the National Gallery, explores the role that Holbein’s drawings play in the process of creating his portraits of the Tudor court, and discusses the complex network of possibilities which lie between the sitter’s commission to Holbein and the finished portrait.

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2017

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures

A part of Late Shift
17 August 2017, 19:00
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by exhibiting artist Fiona Graham-Mackay.

Lecture: Slavery Remembrance Day

Lecture: Slavery Remembrance Day

A part of Late Shift
24 August 2017, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: Free, ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join us for a special event as we mark Slavery Remembrance Day. See website for details.

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BSL Gallery Tour: Fashion as statement

BSL Gallery Tour: Fashion as statement

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
31 August 2017, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Serena Cant explores the significance of clothing in portraits with examples from different periods. Led in BSL with interpretation into English.