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Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

Portrait of the Day: Florence Nightingale

  • Talks and Lectures

21 July 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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Portrait of the Day: David Lloyd George

Portrait of the Day: David Lloyd George

  • Talks and Lectures

22 July 2019, 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.

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

23 July 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

Portrait of the Day

  • Talks and Lectures

24 July 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: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

Portrait of the Day: Henry VIII & Katherine of Aragon

  • Talks and Lectures

25 July 2019, 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.

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: BP Portrait Award 2019

Visualising Portraits: BP Portrait Award 2019

25 July 2019, 14:00
Meet in main hall
Free

Fresh talent features in abundance at our annual exhibition of shortlisted works from the most prestigious portrait competition in the world.


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Portrait of the Day: Richard  III

Portrait of the Day: Richard III

  • Talks and Lectures

26 July 2019, 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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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 July 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
26 July 2019, 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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Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

Exhibition Tour: BP Portrait Award 2019

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 July 2019, 19:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free

See this year’s selection of the very best of contemporary portrait painting from around the world led by exhibiting artist Vanessa Garwood and shortlisted artist Charlie Schaffer.


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Life Drawing: Fast, Furious and Fun Figure Drawing

Life Drawing: Fast, Furious and Fun Figure Drawing

A part of Friday Lates
26 July 2019, 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 Drawing session aimed at those wishing to develop more confidence in drawing the figure. During the evening there will be a series of short exercises followed by a longer pose.


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Portrait of the Day: Malala Yousafzai

Portrait of the Day: Malala Yousafzai

  • Talks and Lectures

27 July 2019, 12:30
Room 32
Free

Born in Mingora, Pakistan, Malala Yousafzai is a human rights activist for female education.

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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Weekend Workshop: Looking and being looked at: on portraiture and how to develop trust with your sitters

Weekend Workshop: Looking and being looked at: on portraiture and how to develop trust with your sitters

27 July - 28 July 2019, 11:00-17:00
Education Studio
Tickets: £150 (£125 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Led by photographer Alejandra Carles-Tolra, whose work was selected for the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2018 exhibition, this two day workshop is aimed at those who would like to learn how to get access and build trust with the sitters and communities they’re interested in photographing.


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Family Activity Base

Family Activity Base

  • Family||Workshop

22 July - 30 August 2019, 11:00-16:00
Main Hall
Free

Visit FAB – our Family Activity Base Every weekend and Mon 22 July – Fri 30 August 2019


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