Beatles to Bowie
Gerry and the Pacemakers

Gerry and the Pacemakers by Fiona Adams, 1963
Private Collection
© Fiona Adams


All events are free except where indicated. To book ticketed events, click on the links below, call 020 7306 0055 or visit the Information Desk at the Gallery. For further information visit

Exhibition Tours

Thurs 21 January 2010, 19.00
Pop Culture: the 60s exposed
Artist Marc Woodhead explores the emergence of the photographic portrait as central to British pop and youth culture in the 1960s. Free but tour tickets required and available from 17.00 on a first come, first served basis in addition to a timed exhibition ticket.

Evening Events

Thurs 19 November 2009, 19.00 — 20.00
The Beatles London
The Beatles may have come from Liverpool, but London was their home away from home. Join Mark Lewisohn, the world's leading authority on The Beatles, and pop gurus Piet Schreuders and Adam Smith on a journey across time and London to the ultimate Beatles locations.
Tickets: £5/£4 concessions and Gallery Supporters


Sat 31 October 2009/Sun 1 November 2009/Sat 5 December 2009, 10.30 — 15.30
Rock 'n Roll London
Strut your stuff through the streets of London as Blue Badge Guide Kevina Molloy leads a walking tour illuminating the hip people and funky places of 'Swinging London' in the 1960s.
Tickets: £25/£20 concessions and Gallery Supporters (includes exhibition ticket)

Young People

For ages 14 to 21. To book places in advance call 020 7312 2483 or email [email protected]

Fri 27 November 2009, 18.30
Youth Forum Presents... 60s Retro
Turn up for an evening run by the Youth Forum, inspired by the exhibition, including musical performances, Gallery talks, a collaborative artwork and the opportunity to become a future Youth Forum member.

Sun 3 January 2010, 13.00 - 16.00
Sunday Session: From Chromakey to MTV
Motivated by Beatles to Bowie, take part in a day-long workshop exploring the processes behind making a 1960s to 1970s style pop video, looking at the ideas and motifs that were used. Create elements of your own video, experiment with early special effects and place yourself in the work. Led by artists Howard Matthew and Marianne Holm Hansen.

Family Events

Mon 26 & Fri 30 October 2009, 11.30 & 14.30
A week of half-term art activities for families inspired by the exhibition. Weekdays only. Suitable for ages 5+ and their carers.