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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
21 December 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
21 December 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: Dickens and Christmas

Lecture: Dickens and Christmas

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

To mark the 175th anniversary of the publication of A Christmas Carol, Lucinda Hawksley reveals how the Dickens family spent their Christmases.


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Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

Guest DJ: Ben Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
28 December 2018, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

Described by Time Out as a "polymath", Ben Osborne is a DJ, writer, musician, award winning creative producer and founder of pioneering music and art collective, Noise of Art.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
28 December 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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Life Drawing: Drawing Resolutions for 2019

Life Drawing: Drawing Resolutions for 2019

A part of Friday Lates
28 December 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 life session of New Year’s Resolutions in Drawing. Find inspiration from the vast archive of drawings in the Collection and a life model

 


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 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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Screening: Black is the New Black

Screening: Black is the New Black

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 18:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

To complement the current display of portraits of exceptional black British figures from politics, business, sport, science and more, take the opportunity to watch all four episodes of Black is the New Black, Simon Frederick's BBC series which aired in 2016.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 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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Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

Exhibition Tour: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018

A part of Friday Lates
4 January 2019, 19:30
Meet outside the exhibition
Free with exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join exhibiting photographers, first prize winning Alice Mann and Muir Vidler, for a tour of this year’s selection of very best in contemporary portrait photography around the world.


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Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 18:30
Room 31, Floor 1
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

The artist duo Walter and Zoniel perform their Art Enlightens meditation practice across two 20-minute sessions in Room 31 of the National Portrait Gallery.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 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: Edward Watson and Rick Guest

In Conversation: Edward Watson and Rick Guest

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Edward Watson, Principal at The Royal Ballet, and photographer Rick Guest talk to Dance Critic Sarah Crompton to celebrate the publication of a landmark portfolio of portraits that honour both his career and spirit.


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Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

Art Meditations with Walter and Zoniel

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 19:30
Room 31, Floor 1
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

The artist duo Walter and Zoniel perform their Art Enlightens meditation practice across two 20-minute sessions in Room 31 of the National Portrait Gallery.


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BSL Tour: Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2018

BSL Tour: Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize 2018

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
11 January 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join John Wilson for a tour of this year’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize exhibition.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
18 January 2019, 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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Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

A part of Friday Lates
18 January 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

This immersive performance is based upon the surviving paintings by Gainsborough of his daughters currently on display as part Gainsborough’s Family Album.

 


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
18 January 2019, 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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Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

Performance: Chasing the Butterfly: A performance for actors, dancers and oboist

A part of Friday Lates
18 January 2019, 19:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person

This immersive performance is based upon the surviving paintings by Gainsborough of his daughters currently on display as part Gainsborough’s Family Album.

 


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Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

Screening: Women Without Men and Looking for Oum Kulthum

A part of Friday Lates
19 January 2019, 14:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To complement the Gallery’s current display of her portrait of Malala Yousafzai, learn more about Shirin Neshat’s wide-ranging artistic practice with this special double-bill screening of her feature films, Women Without Men (2009) and Looking for Oum Kulthum (2017).

 


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
25 January 2019, 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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Life Drawing: In Friendship: Gainsborough on Composition

Life Drawing: In Friendship: Gainsborough on Composition

A part of Friday Lates
25 January 2019, 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 Gainsborough’s advice on picture-making to compose objects ‘in friendship’, therefore expressing a unified harmony.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
1 February 2019, 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
1 February 2019, 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: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Friday Lates
1 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
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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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
8 February 2019, 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
8 February 2019, 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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Faber at 90: Poetry Reading by Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan

Faber at 90: Poetry Reading by Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan

A part of Friday Lates
8 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Free ticket required. Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

To celebrate Faber and Faber’s 90th anniversary, Faber poets Richard Scott and Mary Jean Chan read work from their current collections and the work of other Faber poets who have inspired them, including Thom Gunn


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BSL Tour: Portraits of the Post-War World

BSL Tour: Portraits of the Post-War World

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
8 February 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Join Serena Cant as she explores portraits from 1919 onwards, where vibrant colours and experimental styles begin to emerge from the shadows of the First World War.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
15 February 2019, 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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The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Gay Man by David McAlmont

The Berto Pasuka Lecture 2019: Portrait of a Black Gay Man by David McAlmont

A part of Friday Lates
15 February 2019, 19:00
Room 20, Floor 2
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

The Pasuka Lecture and Prize, named in honour of the pioneering dancer, choreographer, Jamaican migrant to Britain, and Black gay man, Berto Pasuka (1911-1963), celebrate pioneering contributions to the arts.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
22 February 2019, 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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Life Drawing: Life in Miniature

Life Drawing: Life in Miniature

A part of Friday Lates
22 February 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Using Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver as a starting point, draw in miniature and focus on Hilliard’s wonderfully detailed style.

 


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