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Portrait of the Day: Greta Garbo & Cecil Beaton

Portrait of the Day: Greta Garbo & Cecil Beaton

  • Talks and Lectures

11 December 2018, 12:30
Room 16
Free

A brief look at the long-running friendship between screen icon Greta Gatbo and celebrated British photographer Cecil Beaton.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: Beatrix Potter

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

  • Talks and Lectures

12 December 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. The anthropomorphic characters of her Tales, Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Tom Kitten, display an unsentimental observation of human nature. They have achieved international recognition, continuously published by Warne, and reproduced in ceramic, animated film and ballet. Potter farmed in the Lake District and was passionate about preserving the landscape and culture, bequeathing her 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust.

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

13 December 2018, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Richard III was the last king of England of the royal house of York.

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

14 December 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. Edited and published The Dial (1889-97), produced with Shannon, consisting of poetry, prose and illustrations in a blend of English Pre-Raphaelitism and French Symbolism, it is a key document of the Aesthetic Movement. On reading the first edition, Oscar Wilde remarked 'Do not bring out a second number, all perfect things should be unique'. Ricketts was a witty and ascerbic conversationalist and a formidable connoisseur who, with Shannon, formed an important collection of works of art.

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: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

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

Listen and unwind at the bar as DJ Neil Prince creates a set in response to the works on display.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
14 December 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: Simon Frederick and Guests

In Conversation: Simon Frederick and Guests

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

Artist and director Simon Frederick shines a light on the extraordinary achievements being made by Britain's black community celebrated in his current display of photographs, Black is the New Black.


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BSL Tour: Works from the Contemporary Collection

BSL Tour: Works from the Contemporary Collection

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Alan Murray leads a tour that looks at some of the highlights of the Gallery's Contemporary Collection, featuring newly acquired images of the Royal Family, formidable women and famous faces.


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Portrait of the Day: David Lloyd George

Portrait of the Day: David Lloyd George

  • Talks and Lectures

15 December 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Lloyd George was elected Liberal MP for Carnarvon Boroughs in 1890, a seat he held for fifty-five years. He became Chancellor of the Exchequer in 1908. In 1909 he introduced old-age pensions and, in 1911, the National Insurance Act, a scheme against ill-health and unemployment. He backed the war in defence of Belgium in 1914 and in 1916 became Prime Minister. He is remembered as one of Britain's greatest wartime leaders. He remained Prime Minister in a coalition government until 1922. A celebrated orator, his last speech in the House of Commons in 1940 attacked Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain, and helped bring about the succession of Winston Churchill. 

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: Festive photo workshop

Young People: Festive photo workshop

  • Workshop||Young People

15 December 2018, 13:00-16:00
Education Studio
Fully booked

Inspired by our Picturing Friendship display and Gainsborough’s Family Album exhibition, work with photographer Elizabeth Doak


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Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

Portrait of the Day: Beatrix Potter

  • Talks and Lectures

16 December 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. The anthropomorphic characters of her Tales, Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Jemima Puddle-Duck and Tom Kitten, display an unsentimental observation of human nature. They have achieved international recognition, continuously published by Warne, and reproduced in ceramic, animated film and ballet. Potter farmed in the Lake District and was passionate about preserving the landscape and culture, bequeathing her 4,000 acres of land to the National Trust.

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 workshop: Friendship Bracelets

Family workshop: Friendship Bracelets

  • Family||Workshop

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

Inspired by the current Picturing Friendship display and Gainsborough’s Family Album exhibition, create a friendship bracelet to share with others.


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