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Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons

Portrait of the Day: Jean Simmons

  • Talks and Lectures

22 July 2018, 12:30
Room 22
Free

Simmons began her professional career as a dancer. After early notable acting performances in Britain for David Lean, and Lawrence Olivier she made the journey to Hollywood.

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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 July 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day: Charles Ricketts & Charles Shannon

Portrait of the Day: Charles Ricketts & Charles Shannon

  • Talks and Lectures

24 July 2018, 12:30
Room 28
Free

Painter, printer, designer, writer and collector. Born in Geneva, Switzerland, to an English father and French mother. From an early age he unstintingly pursued a compulsion to live for art. In 1882 he met Charles Shannon with whom he lived for the remainder of his life.

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.


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Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

  • Talks and Lectures

25 July 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Writer, artist and conservationist. Informally educated, Potter spent hours drawing in the Natural History Museum. Her children's stories, which she wrote and illustrated, began as letters to a child.

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.


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Portrait of the Day: Katherine Parr

Portrait of the Day: Katherine Parr

  • Talks and Lectures

26 July 2018, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Henry VIII's sixth and last wife was a learned and pious woman, who had a moderating influence on the ageing king. Katherine showed great kindness to the king's children by his earlier marriages (Mary, Elizabeth and Edward), and tried to diminish religious persecution.

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.


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Visualising Portraits: Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football

Visualising Portraits: Bobby Moore: First Gentleman of English Football

26 July 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Enjoy candid shots of this icon of English football.


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Portrait of the Day: Amy Winehouse

Portrait of the Day: Amy Winehouse

  • Talks and Lectures

27 July 2018, 12:30
Room 32
Free

Singer and songwriter Winehouse trained at the Sylvia Young Theatre School, London, and was a featured vocalist with the National Youth Jazz 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.


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Guest DJ Sophie Callis

Guest DJ Sophie Callis

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 July 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Sophie Callis plays a set inspired by Michael Jackson.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
27 July 2018, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Gallery Talk: Emily Bronte: A Celebration

Gallery Talk: Emily Bronte: A Celebration

  • Talks and Lectures

A part of Friday Lates
27 July 2018, 19:00
Room 24, Floor 1
Free

Celebrate the bicentenary of Emily Bronte’s birth with a reading of her poetry in front of her portrait. In partnership with the Live Literature Company.


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Life Drawing: Capturing the art of performance

Life Drawing: Capturing the art of performance

A part of Friday Lates
27 July 2018, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for a session focusing on the signature moves of performers including Michael Jackson.


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Portrait of the Day: The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913

Portrait of the Day: The Royal Family at Buckingham Palace, 1913

  • Talks and Lectures

28 July 2018, 12:30
Room 30
Free

This imposing group which shows King George V and Queen Mary with two of their children was commissioned by the publisher W.H. Spottiswoode and presented by him to the National Portrait Gallery in 1913.

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.


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Portrait of the Day: Elsa Lanchester

Portrait of the Day: Elsa Lanchester

  • Talks and Lectures

29 July 2018, 12:30
Room 29
Free

Elsa Lanchester was a British actress who had a long career in theatre, film, and television with her most famous role being The Bride in gothic horror film 'Bride of Frankenstein' (1935). The Bride's iconic look with her electric hair has become a symbol of the character and of the film, with Elsa Lanchester's performance being considered as immortal.

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.


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Weekend Workshop: The Way You Make Me Feel: Practical Workshop

Weekend Workshop: The Way You Make Me Feel: Practical Workshop

28 July - 29 July 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Sadie Lee leads this weekend workshop in response to the On The Wall exhibition, which features work inspired by the life, death and phenomenon of Michael Jackson.


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Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

  • Talks and Lectures

30 July 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Writer, artist and conservationist. Informally educated, Potter spent hours drawing in the Natural History Museum. Her children's stories, which she wrote and illustrated, began as letters to a child.

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.


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Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Talks and Lectures

31 July 2018, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Anne is one of the most famous queens in English history, although her reign only lasted for three years, she helped to change the course of history.

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.


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One-day Workshop: BP Portrait Award Next Generation

One-day Workshop: BP Portrait Award Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

31 July 2018, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Fully booked

Immerse yourself in a packed day of creativity. Learning from professional artists, discover new skills in life-drawing, create your own painting, meet artists and take a tour of the BP Portrait Award exhibition. If you like art and want to develop your skills, this is the workshop for you. Free. Choose one day. All art materials and lunch included.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 August 2018, 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.


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One-day Workshop: BP Portrait Award Next Generation

One-day Workshop: BP Portrait Award Next Generation

  • Workshop||Young People

1 August 2018, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Fully booked

Immerse yourself in a packed day of creativity. Learning from professional artists, discover new skills in life-drawing, create your own painting, meet artists and take a tour of the BP Portrait Award exhibition. If you like art and want to develop your skills, this is the workshop for you. Free. Choose one day. All art materials and lunch included.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 August 2018, 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.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Radical women in portraits

Lunchtime Lecture: Radical women in portraits

2 August 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Researcher Georgia Haseldine introduces the radical eighteenth century women who first fought for the rights of woman and paved the way for the women’s suffrage movement.


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4-day Project: Musical Portraits

4-day Project: Musical Portraits

  • Workshop||Young People

30 July - 2 August 2018, 10:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Apply via our partner Turtle Key Arts

A project specifically designed for young people aged 10-14 years with Autism Spectrum Conditions. Over 4 days create art and music with professionals. In partnership with Turtle Key Arts and Wigmore Hall.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 August 2018, 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.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
3 August 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Timberlina mixes 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.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
3 August 2018, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Gayna Pelham for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Donald Urquhart

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives: Donald Urquhart

A part of Friday Lates
3 August 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
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, artist Donald Urquhart.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

4 August 2018, 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.


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Weekend Workshop: Donald Urquhart’s Michael Jackson Alphabet: the bigger picture

Weekend Workshop: Donald Urquhart’s Michael Jackson Alphabet: the bigger picture

4 August 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £75 (£65 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Artist Donald Urquhart leads a one-day masterclass


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

7 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

9 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 August 2018, 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.


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3-day Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

3-day Summer School: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

8 August - 10 August 2018, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free

Take your art practice to another level. This practical art workshop allows you to spend 3-days in the art studio at the Gallery, learning from professional artists and working from a model to create a portrait and learn new skills in composition, lighting and pose.


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Guest DJ: Grace George

Guest DJ: Grace George

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 August 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Grace George plays a set inspired by Michael Jackson.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop

A part of Friday Lates
10 August 2018, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Marc Woodhead for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Michael Jackson: In the Closet

In Conversation: Michael Jackson: In the Closet

  • Talks and Lectures

A part of Friday Lates
10 August 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Please note, this event has been rescheduled to Friday 19 October 2018


Further details will follow. Please check back for updates.


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BSL Tour: Art, Invention & Thought: Making the Modern World

BSL Tour: Art, Invention & Thought: Making the Modern World

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
10 August 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Serena Cant explores some of the interesting lives of 19th Century characters who were all larger than life personalities and in the newspapers of their time. Led in BSL with interpretation.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

11 August 2018, 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.


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Weekend Workshop: Man in the Mirror

Weekend Workshop: Man in the Mirror

11 August 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £75 (£65 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Visual artist Othello De’Souza Hartley leads this day-long photography and mixed-media workshop in which you will create a response to the complex figure of Michael Jackson and what he represents to you.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

14 August 2018, 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.


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Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

Young People’s Private View: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation

14 August 2018, 18:30-20:30
Education Studio
Free

An invitation to a private view of the BP Portrait Award 2018 exhibition exclusively for 14-21 year olds. This after-hours art event includes DJs, art workshops, competitions, refreshments and a chance to meet artists and other young creatives. Free. Bring your friends.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

15 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 August 2018, 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.


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Lunchtime Lecture: Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

Lunchtime Lecture: Take Six Girls: The Lives of the Mitford Sisters

16 August 2018, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Writer Laura Thompson looks at the wildly contrasting lives of the Mitford sisters - stylish, scandalous and tragic by turns - which hold up a revelatory mirror to upper-class English life before and after the Second World War.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 August 2018, 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.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 August 2018, 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.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop

A part of Friday Lates
17 August 2018, 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.


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In Conversation: Michael Jackson: Rock With You

In Conversation: Michael Jackson: Rock With You

A part of Friday Lates
17 August 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Luminaries of the black music scene Lindsay Wesker, Dave VJ and Gordon Mac (Kiss FM and Mi-Soul) talk to DJ, writer and broadcaster Edward Adoo about Michael Jackson’s influence as a global star on bringing black British artists to the mainstream and his legacy on today’s acts.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 August 2018, 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.


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ABC family activities: Decorate a white glove

ABC family activities: Decorate a white glove

  • Workshop||Family

13 August - 19 August 2018, 11:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Ticket required available at Gallery one hour before.
First session: 11.30 - 13.00
Second session: 14.30 - 16.00

Inspired by our summer exhibition - Michael Jackson: On the Wall, decorate a white glove in this fabric craft activity and show off your creation for a photograph to take home. All materials provided.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

21 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

23 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 August 2018, 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.


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ABC family activities: Pick up photography skills

ABC family activities: Pick up photography skills

  • Workshop||Family

20 August - 24 August 2018, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Ticket required available at Gallery one hour before.
First session: 11.00 - 12.00
Second session: 12.15 - 13.15
Third session: 14.00 - 15.00
Fourth session: 15.15- 16. 15

Work with a photographer to create portraits of your family.


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Guest DJ Edward Adoo

Guest DJ Edward Adoo

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 August 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Known for his opinionated views on TV and dulcet tones on the radio, BBC Broadcaster Edward Adoo shares his ultimate Michael Jackson soundtrack with originals, re-edits and other artists who reflected the sound and influence of MJ including  Loose Ends, Soul II Soul and Cameo.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop

A part of Friday Lates
24 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

25 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 August 2018, 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.


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ABC family activities: Design a t-shirt

ABC family activities: Design a t-shirt

  • Workshop||Family

25 August - 26 August 2018, 11:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Ticket required available at Gallery one hour before.
First session: 11.30 - 13.00
Second session: 14.30 - 16.00

Work with an artist to decorate your own t-shirt with slogans and designs inspired by our Votes for Women: Pioneers display. All materials provided.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 August 2018, 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.


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ABC family activities: Paint a portrait

ABC family activities: Paint a portrait

  • Workshop||Family

27 August 2018, 11:30-16:00
Education Studio
Free
Ticket required available at Gallery one hour before.
First session: 11.30 - 13.00
Second session: 14.30 - 16.00

Join artist Robin Lee Hall to learn to paint a portrait, taking inspiration from our summer exhibition BP Portrait Award. All materials provided.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

28 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 August 2018, 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.


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Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2018 and Michael Jackson: On the Wall

Members’ Evening Private View: BP Portrait Award 2018 and Michael Jackson: On the Wall

29 August 2018, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries

These two exhibitions juxtaposed make an exciting evening of contemporary portrait viewing. The Portrait Award showcases the very best in contemporary portrait painting with works on display from amateur artists to professionals. Alongside Michael Jackson: On the Wall, you will see how he has become the most depicted cultural figure in visual art by an extraordinary array of leading contemporary artists.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July 2018.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 August 2018, 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.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

31 August 2018, 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.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
31 August 2018, 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.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop

A part of Friday Lates
31 August 2018, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Andy Pankhurst for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Life Drawing: Thriller

Life Drawing: Thriller

A part of Friday Lates
31 August 2018, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Our popular life-drawing sessions take place on the last Friday of each month in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre. Suitable for all abilities, all materials provided.


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Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

21 July - 2 September 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free drop-in

Lookout for FAB – our Family Activity Base - in the galleries and collect free art materials to take into the galleries and make portraits together.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

  • For Members

17 October 2018, 14:00-16:00
Porter Gallery

The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize is the leading international photographic portrait competition, celebrating and promoting the very best in contemporary portrait photography.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.


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In Conversation: Michael Jackson: In the Closet

In Conversation: Michael Jackson: In the Closet

  • Talks and Lectures

A part of Friday Lates
19 October 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Further details will follow. Please check back for updates.


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Members’ Afternoon Preview: Gainsborough’s Family Album

Members’ Afternoon Preview: Gainsborough’s Family Album

  • For Members

21 November 2018, 14:00-16:00
Wolfson Gallery

Featuring over fifty works from public and private collections across the world, Gainsborough’s Family Album will provide a unique insight into the private life and motivations of Thomas Gainsborough, one of Britain’s greatest artists.

No need to RSVP, simply bring your Membership card to the entrance of the exhibition for admittance to this Members’ only preview.


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Members’ Evening Private View: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 and Gainsborough’s Family Album

Members’ Evening Private View: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 and Gainsborough’s Family Album

  • For Members

7 January 2019, 18:30-20:30
Main Hall, Porter, Learner and Wolfson Galleries

Join us for an evening of these two must-see exhibitions. View the best of both worlds with portraits from the very best contemporary photographers in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 alongside portraits of the day in Gainsborough’s Family Album.

Please RSVP for this event from 1 July 2018.


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