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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

17 June 2019, 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: Ralph Vaughan Williams

Portrait of the Day: Ralph Vaughan Williams

  • Talks and Lectures

18 June 2019, 12:30
Room 31
Free

Vaughan Williams studied with Parry at the Royal College of Music, with Brüch in Berlin and Ravel in Paris. He was a leading figure, with Holst, in the folk-song revival and shifted the course of English-language hymnody with his English Hymnal (1906).

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: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

Portrait of the Day: Dante Gabriel Rossetti

  • Talks and Lectures

19 June 2019, 12:30
Room 26
Free

Rossetti was a painter and poet; studied at the Royal Academy where he began translating Dante.

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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Gallery Tour: Walking with Mrs Dalloway

Gallery Tour: Walking with Mrs Dalloway

19 June 2019, 13:30-14:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free ticket required

Join Lauren Elkin, author of Flâneuse: Women Walk the City, for a tour of selected portraits of and by Virginia Woolf, Vanessa Bell, Duncan Grant and others associated with the Bloomsbury Group and the modernist movement.


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Portrait of the Day: George Gordon Byron

Portrait of the Day: George Gordon Byron

  • Talks and Lectures

20 June 2019, 12:30
Room 18
Free

The poet Byron was famous for his swaggering good looks and his brilliant, reckless personality.

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: Inside Faber: Toby Faber on the history of Faber and Faber

Lunchtime Lecture: Inside Faber: Toby Faber on the history of Faber and Faber

20 June 2019, 13:15
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £4 (£3 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

As the grandson of Faber’s founder, Toby Faber grew up steeped in the company’s books and its stories.


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Portrait of the Day: Lord Frederic Leighton

Portrait of the Day: Lord Frederic Leighton

  • Talks and Lectures

21 June 2019, 12:30
Room 24
Free

Painter and sculptor born in Scarborough. Leighton received academic training in various European cities.

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
21 June 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
21 June 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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In Conversation: John Stezaker

In Conversation: John Stezaker

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

Artist John Stezaker speaks to Professor Margaret Iversen, Emeritus Professor, School of Philosophy and Art History, University of Essex, about his new display John Stezaker: Portrait.


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Portrait of the Day

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

22 June 2019, 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: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

23 June 2019, 12:30
Room 23
Free

Nightingale reformed hospital nursing during the 19th Century.

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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