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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
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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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.


Find out more
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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Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
7 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
7 June 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: A Modest Living, Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh

In Conversation: A Modest Living, Memoirs of a Cockney Sikh

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

Suresh Singh talks to Stefan Dickers, about the candid and sometimes surprising story of his father Joginder Singh, who came to Spitalfields in 1949 and is the subject of the first biography to be written about a London Sikh.


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Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

Guest DJ: Richard Osborne

  • Music||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
14 June 2019, 18:00
Main Hall
Free

DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock and roll, creating sets that correspond to specific temporary exhibitions taking place at the Gallery.


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Drop-in Drawing

Drop-in Drawing

  • Drawing||Workshop||Friday Lates

A part of Friday Lates
14 June 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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Concert: BP Portrait Award 2019

Concert: BP Portrait Award 2019

A part of Friday Lates
14 June 2019, 19:00
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Free ticket required

The BRIT School of Performing Arts & Technology perform their annual concert to celebrate the launch of the BP Portrait Award 2019.


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BSL Tour: The Road to Reform

BSL Tour: The Road to Reform

  • Talks and Lectures||Friday Lates
  • BSL

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

Alan Murray explores some of the figures at the centre of the social and political reforms of the early 19th Century. Led in BSL with interpretation.


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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 curator Sabina Jaskot-Gill and 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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Guest DJ: Neil Prince

Guest DJ: Neil Prince

  • Music||Friday Lates

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

Join artist Marc Woodhead 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
28 June 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 artists Tedi Lena and Luis Ruocco.


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Life Drawing: Face and Façade

Life Drawing: Face and Façade

A part of Friday Lates
28 June 2019, 18:30-20:30
Ondaatje Wing Theatre
Tickets: £10 (£8 concessions and Gallery Supporters) Book online, or visit the Gallery in person.

Taking inspiration from the Gallery’s Collection in particular portraits where the subjects "dress to impress", Gayna Pelham leads an exciting life Drawing session that will focus on the many facets of outward façade.


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