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Portrait of the Day: Princess Diana

Portrait of the Day: Princess Diana

  • Talks and Lectures

20 September 2018, 12:30
Room 32
Free

Youngest daughter of the 8th Earl Spencer, Lady Diana Spencer married Charles, Prince of Wales in 1981 in a ceremony broadcast to 750 million viewers worldwide. They were separated in 1992, divorced in 1996.

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: Lawrence of Arabia and the Seeds of British Special Operations

Lunchtime Lecture: Lawrence of Arabia and the Seeds of British Special Operations

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

Historian and former Special Forces solder James Stejskal examines the British Military Mission to the Hejaz.


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Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin & his wives and girlfriends

Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin & his wives and girlfriends

  • Talks and Lectures

21 September 2018, 12:30
Room 29
Free

Comic genius of the early cinema; Charlie Chaplin dubbed the world's greatest clown, began his career in London's music halls.

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: Claudia Wilson

Guest DJ: Claudia Wilson

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
21 September 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

A musician and producer for almost two decades, Sumsuch’s brand of deep-thinking electronic music has found favour with discerning DJs the world over


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

Join artist Susan Wilson for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Mayotte Magnus and Tracy Chevalier

In Conversation: Mayotte Magnus and Tracy Chevalier

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

To celebrate the Gallery’s new display of her portraits of eminent women, photographer Mayotte Magnus talks to novelist Tracy Chevalier about her life and work.


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Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

  • Talks and Lectures

22 September 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Mosley became Conservative MP for Harrow in 1918, but left the party over its Irish policy in 1920 and stood as an Independent in 1922.

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

23 September 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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Weekend Workshop: Expressive Portrait Painting with Alastair Adams PPRP

Weekend Workshop: Expressive Portrait Painting with Alastair Adams PPRP

22 September - 23 September 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Exhibiting artist in the BP Portrait Award 2018, Alastair Adams leads this two-day workshop which combines self-portraiture and observation from life to explore the development of an expressive drawing and painting language.


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Portrait of the Day: Mary Seacole

Portrait of the Day: Mary Seacole

  • Talks and Lectures

24 September 2018, 12:30
Room 23
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: Richard  III

Portrait of the Day: Richard III

  • Talks and Lectures

25 September 2018, 12:30
Room 1
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: Duro Olowu & Thelma Golden

Portrait of the Day: Duro Olowu & Thelma Golden

  • Talks and Lectures

26 September 2018, 12:30
Room 1
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: Angela Burdett-Coutts

Portrait of the Day: Angela Burdett-Coutts

  • Talks and Lectures

27 September 2018, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Philanthropist; daughter of Sir Francis Burdett and heiress of the fortune of her grandfather Thomas Coutts, whose surname she adopted. Close friend of many leading writers, actors, politicians and scientists. Highly influenced by Charles Dickens, she spent much of her inherited fortune on projects for the education and housing of the poor. Burdett-Coutts was raised to the peerage by Queen Victoria in 1871.

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: Friendship Portraits

Visualising Portraits: Friendship Portraits

27 September 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

How is friendship portrayed in art? Delve into this engaging display and explore friends, lovers and families.


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Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin & his wives and girlfriends

Portrait of the Day: Charlie Chaplin & his wives and girlfriends

  • Talks and Lectures

28 September 2018, 12:30
Room 29
Free

Comic genius of the early cinema; Charlie Chaplin dubbed the world's greatest clown, began his career in London's music halls.

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
28 September 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||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
28 September 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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Life Drawing: Pose and Character

Life Drawing: Pose and Character

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

Taking inspiration from Doris Zinkeisen’s elegant self-portrait, join artist Alison Kusner for a session focusing on the model’s pose and character with a mixture of long and short poses and different drawing styles.


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Portrait of the Day: Joshua Reynolds

Portrait of the Day: Joshua Reynolds

  • Talks and Lectures

29 September 2018, 12:30
Room 12
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

30 September 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

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

1 October 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

2 October 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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In Conversation: Shirin Neshat and Dr Nicholas Cullinan

In Conversation: Shirin Neshat and Dr Nicholas Cullinan

2 October 2018, 17:00-18:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Iranian-born visual artist Shirin Neshat talks to Dr Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, about her wide-ranging practice.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 October 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

4 October 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: How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain

Lunchtime Lecture: How to Behave Badly in Renaissance Britain

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

BBC historian Ruth Goodman offers a lively exploration of life during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with a revealing history of bad language, insulting gestures, brawling and scandal - and practical help on how to horrify the neighbours.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 October 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: Ruby Savage

Guest DJ: Ruby Savage

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
5 October 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the bar as Ruby Savage creates a set in response to Michael Jackson: On the Wall.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
5 October 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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In Conversation: Seamus Heaney: Truth to Life

In Conversation: Seamus Heaney: Truth to Life

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

Poets Inua Ellams and Sinéad Morrissey celebrate the lasting power of Seamus Heaney’s verse and his ability to ‘credit marvels’.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

6 October 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 October 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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Photo collage workshop

Photo collage workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

7 October 2018, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio
Fully booked

Work with artist Gisela Torres to create a self-portrait incorporating images of yourself and the Collection, inspired by the Michael Jackson exhibition.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

8 October 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 October 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 October 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

11 October 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

12 October 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
12 October 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||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
12 October 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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Lecture: Churchill: Walking with Destiny

Lecture: Churchill: Walking with Destiny

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

The National Portrait Gallery has an incredibly rich collection of images of Sir Winston Churchill.


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BSL Tour: Black is the New Black

BSL Tour: Black is the New Black

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Chisato Minamimura leads a tour of Black is the New Black.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

13 October 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 October 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

15 October 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 October 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

17 October 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’ 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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

18 October 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: Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories

Lunchtime Lecture: Black Tudors: Three Untold Stories

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

Historian Dr. Miranda Kaufmann tells the intriguing tales of three Africans living in Tudor England.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

19 October 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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Symposium: Fashioning Michael Jackson

Symposium: Fashioning Michael Jackson

19 October 2018, 13:00-17:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore Michael Jackson’s impact and influence on the fashion world. Beginning with a visit to Michael Jackson: On the Wall


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Guest DJ: Just Vibez

Guest DJ: Just Vibez

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
19 October 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Listen and unwind at the bar as Just Vibez create a set in response to Michael Jackson: On the Wall.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
19 October 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

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

A panel discussion looking at Michael Jackson’s impact and enduring legacy as a fashion icon. Speakers include Philip Treacy.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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 October 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

25 October 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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Visualising Portraits : Black is the New Black

Visualising Portraits : Black is the New Black

25 October 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Be inspired by contemporary Britons who have achieved greatness and explore these stunning new photographs by Simon Frederick.


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The Big Draw: Play

The Big Draw: Play

  • Family||Workshop

25 October 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free drop-in

This October half term bring your family and friends to an art extravaganza! Celebrate the world's biggest drawing festival from The Campaign for Drawing with our team of artists


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 October 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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Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

22 October - 26 October 2018, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit FAB – our Family Activity Base - and collect a range of free printed resources and art materials to take into the galleries and explore the Collection, exhibitions and displays together.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 October 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||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 October 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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Gallery Talk: To the Victors go the Oils?

Gallery Talk: To the Victors go the Oils?

  • Talks and Lectures

A part of Friday Lates
26 October 2018, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

In December 1918, the National Portrait Gallery, through the generosity of the South African millionaire Sir Abraham Bailey, commissioned three conversation pieces depicting distinguished political, naval and military figures.


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Life Drawing: One Plus One

Life Drawing: One Plus One

A part of Friday Lates
26 October 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 Grace Adam for a session that explores how to record and evoke the relationship between two figures, with a focus on expression and gesture.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

27 October 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

28 October 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: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Weekend Workshop: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

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

Taking inspiration from the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018, hone your studio skills working with a model. 


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

29 October 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

30 October 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 October 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: Shakespeare and the Resistance

Lunchtime Lecture: Shakespeare and the Resistance

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

Shakespearean scholar Clare Asquith reveals the hidden contents of a pair of poems dedicated to the young Earl of Southampton.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

2 November 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: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Music

A part of Friday Lates
2 November 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

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

Join artist Alison Kusner for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Lecture: Jane Austen and the English Comic Tradition

Lecture: Jane Austen and the English Comic Tradition

A part of Friday Lates
2 November 2018, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Literary biographer and leading scholar of Jane Austen Dr Paula Byrne explores the novelist’s roots in the comic theatre, her own supreme comic gifts, and her influence on subsequent novelists such as Evelyn Waugh and Barbara Pym.


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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Friday Lates
2 November 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 as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

3 November 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

4 November 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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Photography Workshop

Photography Workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

4 November 2018, 11:00-16:00
Education Studio
Fully booked

Work with an artist to create your own photographic portrait then add meaningful words, poetry or statements that reflect your identity. All materials provided.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

5 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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 November 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
9 November 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||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
9 November 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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BSL Tour: Votes for Women: Pioneers

BSL Tour: Votes for Women: Pioneers

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

John Wilson explores the Victorian women who were pioneers in the struggle for political representation. Led in BSL.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

10 November 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

11 November 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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Performance: In Remembrance

Performance: In Remembrance

11 November 2018, 15:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

The Live Literature Company returns to the National Portrait Gallery with another performance of War Poetry to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.


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Remembrance

Remembrance

  • Family||Workshop

11 November 2018, 11:00-16:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free drop-in

To mark the centenary of the First World War and to commemorate the Armistice of 11 November 1918, join us for a family day of reflection and remembrance including storytelling, making a poppy and a chance to meet a First World War soldier.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

12 November 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 November 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 November 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

15 November 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: Society of Portrait Sculptors Annual Lecture: Laurence Edwards

Lunchtime Lecture: Society of Portrait Sculptors Annual Lecture: Laurence Edwards

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

Award-winning sculptor Laurence Edwards talks about his sculptural work in bronze and how it is influenced and informed by the Suffolk landscape in which he lives and works.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

16 November 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: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music

A part of Friday Lates
16 November 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
16 November 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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Screening: Windrush Generations

Screening: Windrush Generations

A part of Friday Lates
16 November 2018, 19:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Rachel Wang, Co-Founder of Chocolate Films, introduces the latest cinema programme from the multi award-winning 1000 Londoners project.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 November 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

18 November 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 November 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

20 November 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 November 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’ 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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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 November 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 November 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
23 November 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||Friday Lates

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

Join artist Grace Adam for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Exhibition Tour: Gainsborough’s Family Album: Curator-led Tour

Exhibition Tour: Gainsborough’s Family Album: Curator-led Tour

A part of Friday Lates
23 November 2018, 19:00
Meet in the Main Hall
Free with exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Co-curators Professor David Solkin, Emeritus Professor of the Courtauld Institute of Art, and Dr Lucy Peltz, Senior Curator, 18th Century Collections and Head of Collections Displays (Tudor to Regency), lead a tour of the major new exhibition.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 November 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

25 November 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: After Gainsborough

Weekend Workshop: After Gainsborough

24 November - 25 November 2018, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Explore techniques and ideas of Gainsborough’s working methods and practices with artist Andy Pankhurst.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

26 November 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

27 November 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

28 November 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 November 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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Visualising Portraits: Activists

Visualising Portraits: Activists

29 November 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Explore portraits of Political activists working in the UK today.


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International Conference: Portraiture and Biography

International Conference: Portraiture and Biography

29 November - 30 November 2018, 00:00
Thursday 29 November 2018
14.00 - 19.30


Friday 30 November 2018
10.30 - 17.15


Ondaatje Wing Theatre

Tickets: £30 (£25 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking the current major exhibition Gainsborough’s Family Album as a starting point, leading academics explore the how the biographical archive might play in this field of study going forward


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

30 November 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
30 November 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
30 November 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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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, Lerner 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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Conference: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

Conference: Hilliard, Oliver and the Miniature in Context

  • Conference

28 March - 29 March 2019, 00:00

An international conference sponsored jointly by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, the National Portrait Gallery, London, the European Research Council and the University of Cambridge.

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