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Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

Portrait of the Day: Anne Boleyn

  • Talks and Lectures

26 April 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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Visualising Portraits: Photography: A Public Art, 1840 – 1939

Visualising Portraits: Photography: A Public Art, 1840 – 1939

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

Explore how historic photographs capture something of a person’s spirit, thought, and feeling through one carefully chosen moment in time.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
26 April 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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Lecture: Muriel Spark at 100

Lecture: Muriel Spark at 100

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £8 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Muriel Spark was one of the greatest fiction writers of the twentieth century – named no. 8 in The Times list of the greatest British writers since 1945. Her novels include Memento MoriThe Prime of Miss Jean BrodieThe Mandelbaum Gate and A Far Cry from Kensington.


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BSL Gallery Tour: Rebel Women

BSL Gallery Tour: Rebel Women

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

A part of Late Shift
26 April 2018, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

Dafydd Jones explores pioneering women to mark the centenary of women’s suffrage. Led in BSL.


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Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

27 April 2018, 12:30
Room 23
Free

Nightingale reformed hospital nursing during the 19th Century. She trained as a sick nurse and was invited to take nurses out to tend the wounded in the Crimean War (1854).

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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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Late Shift||Workshop

A part of Late Shift
27 April 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: Reading the Figure - The 2 Bs: Body and Background

Life Drawing: Reading the Figure - The 2 Bs: Body and Background

A part of Late Shift
27 April 2018, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 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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Portrait of the Day: William Martin Leake

Portrait of the Day: William Martin Leake

  • Talks and Lectures

28 April 2018, 12:30
Room 25
Free

Leake made extensive exploratory journeys around Greece for the British army during the Napoleonic wars.

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: Thomas Beecham

Portrait of the Day: Thomas Beecham

  • Talks and Lectures

29 April 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Conductor. The grandson of the patentee of 'Beecham's Powders', he studied music and in 1906 founded the New Symphony Orchestra. In 1911 he presented Diaghilev's Russian Ballet, and in 1929 created the first Delius Festival in London.

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: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

  • Talks and Lectures

30 April 2018, 12:30
Room 1
Free

Katherine of Aragon, queen of England, came to England in 1501, aged fifteen, to marry Arthur, Prince of Wales, but only months after the marriage Arthur died. In 1509 she married Arthur's younger brother, Henry VIII. They had five children, of whom only Princess Mary, later Mary I of England, survived. Katherine died in 1536, firm in her refusal to relinquish her title as queen of England, despite Henry VIII's annulment of their union and remarriage to Anne Boleyn in 1533.

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 May 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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