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Friday Lates

Friday Lates

Friday Lates

The Gallery after-hours.

FREE entry, Every Friday
18.00 – 21.00

Music & bar Ondaatje Wing Main Hall 18.00 – 20.30

Drop-in Drawing and Life Drawing 18.30 – 20.30

Talks & film screenings Ondaatje Wing Theatre 19.00 unless otherwise stated

 

Our new Friday Lates offer creativity, inspiration, conversation and a social space where everyone is welcome. Enjoy a drink at the bar and music inspired by our exhibitions, join our hugely popular mass art occupation of the Gallery and explore ideas about art, culture and society with our talks programme. Start your weekend in style visiting world-class exhibitions, discovering the Collection and taking a free Rebel Women Gallery trail.

Share your night with #FridayLatesNPG

Free unless otherwise stated

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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 April 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
26 April 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


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Life Drawing: Quivering with Life

Life Drawing: Quivering with Life

A part of Friday Lates
26 April 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 Marc Woodhead for a  Life Drawing session inspired by Leonard McComb’s approach to drawing and painting.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 April 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.


Find out more
Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
26 April 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

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


Find out more
Life Drawing: Quivering with Life

Life Drawing: Quivering with Life

A part of Friday Lates
26 April 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 Marc Woodhead for a  Life Drawing session inspired by Leonard McComb’s approach to drawing and painting.


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Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
3 May 2019, 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
3 May 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

In Conversation: Queer Perspectives

A part of Friday Lates
3 May 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Lecture Theatre
Free ticket required Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Gain a Queer Perspective on our Collection with resident artist Sadie Lee and her special guest Lady Phyll as they discuss portraits which have a personal resonance.


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
10 May 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
10 May 2019, 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: London Craft Week: Close-up and Self-Portrait

In Conversation: London Craft Week: Close-up and Self-Portrait

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

Senior Curator Charlotte Bolland is joined by artist-jeweller Silvia Weidenbach and jewellery historian Beatriz Chadour-Sampson to discuss Elizabetha Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver and the enduring appeal of portrait miniatures.


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BSL Tour: Queen Victoria at 200

BSL Tour: Queen Victoria at 200

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

A part of Friday Lates
10 May 2019, 19:30
Meet in the Main Hall
Free

John Wilson leads a tour of the Gallery's portraits of Queen Victoria in celebration of her bicentenary. Led in BSL.


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Guest DJ: Timberlina

Guest DJ: Timberlina

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 May 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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Exhibition Tour: Only Human: Martin Parr

Exhibition Tour: Only Human: Martin Parr

A part of Friday Lates
17 May 2019, 18:00
Meet outside the exhibition
Free with a 18:00 exhibition ticket
Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Dr Sabina Jaskot-Gill, Curator, Photography, leads a tour of the major exhibition which brings together works by one of Britain’s best-known and most widely celebrated photographers, Martin Parr.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
17 May 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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Photo London: Dana Lixenberg in conversation with Magda Keaney

Photo London: Dana Lixenberg in conversation with Magda Keaney

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

For our annual Photo London keynote, we are pleased to announce Dutch documentary photographer Dana Lixenberg


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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
24 May 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
24 May 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Performance: John Shuttleworth: It’s Nice Up North

Performance: John Shuttleworth: It’s Nice Up North

A part of Friday Lates
24 May 2019, 19:00-20:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £20 (£18 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Join John Shuttleworth and his creator Graham Fellows for an hour of music, chat and clips from the acclaimed movie It’s Nice Up North filmed by Martin Parr.


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Guest DJ: Mr Madam

Guest DJ: Mr Madam

  • LGBTQI||Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
31 May 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Mr Madam combines a range of musical styles to create his sets.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
31 May 2019, 18:30
Please check signage on the day for details
Free

Join artist Robin-Lee Hall for our popular weekly drawing session in the Gallery.


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Life Drawing: Measuring Up

Life Drawing: Measuring Up

A part of Friday Lates
31 May 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 Grace Adam for a dynamic session of drawing from a model in which you will explore scale and proportion.


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