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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

20 February 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: Albert Ball

Portrait of the Day: Albert Ball

  • Talks and Lectures

21 February 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Fighter pilot. Born in Nottingham, Ball was a trainee engineer when war was declared.

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: Sir Oswald Mosley

Portrait of the Day: Sir Oswald Mosley

  • Talks and Lectures

22 February 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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Visualising Portraits: Late Victorian Britain: Cultural Pioneers

Visualising Portraits: Late Victorian Britain: Cultural Pioneers

22 February 2018, 14:00
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Find out more about some of the cultural pioneers who were the movers and shakers in drama, music, literature and art during the late 1800s.


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In Conversation: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Nicholas Cullinan

In Conversation: Michelangelo Pistoletto and Nicholas Cullinan

22 February 2018, 16:00-17:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required: Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Celebrated Italian artist Michelangelo Pistoletto and Nicholas Cullinan, Director of the National Portrait Gallery, discuss the artist’s wide-ranging practice and his upcoming exhibition at Simon Lee Gallery.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
22 February 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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Lecture: Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens

Lecture: Queens of the Conquest: England’s Medieval Queens

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

Historian Alison Weir tells the story of five Norman queens


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BSL Gallery Tour: Highlights tour with Alan Murray

BSL Gallery Tour: Highlights tour with Alan Murray

  • Late Shift||Talks and Lectures
  • BSL

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

Deaf Guide Alan Murray explores Victorian achievements in this highlights tour of Nursing, Science and Technology. Led in BSL with interpretation.


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Portrait of the Day: George Gordon Byron

Portrait of the Day: George Gordon Byron

  • Talks and Lectures

23 February 2018, 12:30
Room 18
Free

Lord Byron and his impact to the movement of philhellenism and to the Greek revolution

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
23 February 2018, 18:30
Room 31
Free

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


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Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre

Live Music: Musicke in the Ayre

  • Friday Night Music||Late Shift||Music

A part of Late Shift
23 February 2018, 18:30
Room 12
Free

Gillian Wormley and Din Ghani perform lute songs associated with Sir Walter Raleigh.


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Life Drawing: Two’s Company

Life Drawing: Two’s Company

A part of Late Shift
23 February 2018, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £9 (£7 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Working with two models, explore the formal relationships between two sitters with artist Grace Adam, taking inspiration from some examples within the Collection.


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Portrait of the Day: Kathleen Ferrier

Portrait of the Day: Kathleen Ferrier

  • Talks and Lectures

24 February 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

The contralto Kathleen Ferrier was one of the most renowned and popular singers of her generation.

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

24 February 2018, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit FAB to collect free art materials and family trails to explore the Gallery together. Staffed by our friendly FAB Crew, FAB can be found in the Main Hall this February half-term.


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Portrait of the Day: Clement Attlee

Portrait of the Day: Clement Attlee

  • Talks and Lectures

25 February 2018, 12:30
Room 31
Free

First elected as Labour MP for Limehouse in 1922, Attlee held positions of increasing importance in the Party becoming leader in 1935, before joining the coalition War Cabinet in 1940.

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

25 February 2018, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit FAB to collect free art materials and family trails to explore the Gallery together. Staffed by our friendly FAB Crew, FAB can be found in the Main Hall this February half-term.


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Weekend Workshop: Three Colour Drawing

Weekend Workshop: Three Colour Drawing

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

Artist Nelson Ferreira leads this two day session in which you will learn the ‘trois crayons’ drawing technique.


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