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Ed Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha: Course of EmpireEd Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire' painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed in Room 1 of the National Gallery at the same time as Cole's influential work can be seen in the Ground Floor Galleries. Compare and contrast Ruscha's 'Course of Empire' showing the industrial buildi2018-08-15T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
Ed Ruscha, whose 2005 Venice Biennale installation evoked Thomas Cole's famous 'The Course of Empire' painting cycle of 183336, has his work displayed in Room ... More about this event
 
Thomas Cole's JourneyThomas Cole's JourneyThomas Cole's JourneyThe National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major global figure in 19th-century landscape art. Displaying Cole's paintings alongside those of his contemporaries, including Turner and Constable, among others, we get a better understanding of h2018-08-15T00:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  11th June to 7th October 2018
The National Gallery stages the first exhibition to establish British-born Thomas Cole, one of America's leading painters of the mid-19th century, as a major g... More about this event
 
Thomas Cole: Eden To EmpireThomas Cole: Eden To EmpireCole's paintings of American landscapes are shown alongside the masterpieces that inspired him, such as swirling storms painted by Turner and nightmarish battle scenes created by Constable.2018-08-15T10:00:00+01002018-10-07T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Thomas Cole: Eden To Empire
 
Uncover: ScreenprintingUncover: ScreenprintingExhibitions & Art, Drawings/Illustration.2018-08-21T11:00:00+01002018-08-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Uncover: Screenprinting
 
A long look: The art of Illusion: Van Eyck's The Arnolfini PortraitA long look: The art of Illusion: Van Eyck's The Arnolfini PortraitLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-09-03T14:00:00+01002018-09-03T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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A long look: The art of Illusion: Van Eyck's The Arnolfini Portrait
 
Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To CezanneCourtauld Impressionists: From Manet To CezanneHighlights from the Courtauld Gallery, including famous works by Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec, Renoir, Manet, and Seurat alongside a selection of much-loved Impressionist paintings from the Gallery's own holdings.2018-09-17T10:00:00+01002019-01-20T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Courtauld Impressionists: From Manet To Cezanne
 
Jon Snow In ConversationJon Snow In ConversationLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-09-21T18:30:00+01002018-09-21T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Jon Snow In Conversation
 
Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Manet With SketchSeshLife Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Manet With SketchSeshLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-09-29T13:30:00+01002018-09-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Manet With SketchSesh
 
Mantegna and BelliniMantegna and BelliniMantegna and BelliniGiovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at the National Gallery. Through major works of art - paintings, drawings and particularly sculpture, which greatly influenced both - the exhibition compares the work of the two artists. The dis2018-10-01T00:00:00+01002019-01-27T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Admission charge tbc
DATES  1st October 2018 to 27th January 2019
Giovanni Bellini and Andrea Mantegna, two of the greatest artists of the Italian Renaissance, who were also related by marriage, are presented side by side at ... More about this event
 
Lorenzo Lotto PortraitsLorenzo Lotto PortraitsLorenzo Lotto PortraitsRegarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbolism to add meaning to his portraits. Alongside his paintings of clerics, merchants and humanists on display at the National Gallery are some of the objects they were painted with - carpets, s2018-11-05T00:00:00+00002019-02-10T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
PRICING  Admission charge tbc
DATES  5th November 2018 to 10th February 2019
Regarded as one of the greatest portraitists of the Italian Renaissance, Lorenzo Lotto portrayed a cross section of middle-class sitters and played with symbol... More about this event
 
Mantegna And Bellini: Painting The RenaissanceMantegna And Bellini: Painting The RenaissanceLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-11-07T14:00:00+00002018-11-14T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Mantegna And Bellini: Painting The Renaissance
 
Will Gompertz On The ImpressionistsWill Gompertz On The ImpressionistsLiterary & Education, Discussion/Debate.2018-11-16T18:30:00+00002018-11-16T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Will Gompertz On The Impressionists
 
Renaissance Faces: Lotto's PortraitsRenaissance Faces: Lotto's PortraitsLiterary & Education, Lecture.2018-11-22T11:00:00+00002018-11-22T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Renaissance Faces: Lotto's Portraits
 
Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Cezanne With SketchSeshLife Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Cezanne With SketchSeshLiterary & Education, Art Workshop.2018-11-24T13:30:00+00002018-11-24T00:00:00+0000 Where:
National Gallery,   Trafalgar Square      WC2N 5DN
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Life Drawing Subverted: Reimagining Cezanne With SketchSesh
 
 
 

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Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Michael Jackson: On the Wall
Exhibitions | Until 21st October 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

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BP Portrait Award 2018
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Exhibitions | Until 23rd September 2018 

National Portrait Gallery 1 minute walk from National Gallery

The popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 39th year at the National Portrait ...More

 
Lingering Ghosts Exhibition
Exhibitions | Until 31st August 2018 

St Martin-in-the-Fields 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Sam Ivin presents portraits of asylum seekers where the eyes have been erased to illustrate their status as being in ...More

Young Frankenstein
Young Frankenstein
Theatre | Until 29th September 2018 

Garrick Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Ross Noble, Lesley Joseph and Hadley Fraser lead the cast of Young Frankenstein, Mel Brooks' uproarious musical based on his ...More

 
King Lear
King Lear
Theatre | Until 3rd November 2018 

Duke of York's Theatre 1 minute walk from National Gallery

Sir Ian McKellen reprises his role as the tortured monarch in the West End transfer of Jonathan Munby's explosive, charged ...More

 
Camden Fringe
Camden Fringe
Comedy | Until 26th August 2018 

Various Venues London 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Bringing together comedy, theatre, poetry, dance and much more, the Camden Fringe boasts over 250 different productions and (some very ...More

 
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
The Lieutenant Of Inishmore
Theatre | Until 8th September 2018 

Noel Coward Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Poldark star Aidan Turner makes his West End stage debut this June, starring as terrorist Mad Padraic in Martin McDonagh's ...More

 
99 Club Leicester Square
Comedy | On 15th August 2018 

Ruby Blue 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Topical observations from Ellie Taylor, Paul Tonkinson and Mike Gunn....More

Kids Week
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Kids Events | Until 31st August 2018 

The West End 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

A truly inspired summer treat for families, Kids Week makes West End hits available to youngsters for free - as ...More

 
Silk Road (How To Buy Drugs Online)
Theatre | Until 1st September 2018 

Trafalgar Studios 3 minutes walk from National Gallery

Silk Road (How to Buy Drugs Online), Alex Oates's timely drama about buying drugs on the dark web, got rave ...More

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Summer Jazz Weekender
Summer Jazz Weekender
Concerts | From 18th August 

Greenwich Peninsula

A weekend of free jazz hosted by Harry Christelis, the Summer Jazz Weekender brings award-winning ...More

 
Pergola Olympia
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Pergola is back in west London and this time it's fully enclosed and open all ...More

 
1251 by James Cochran
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James Cochran leaves his EC3 restaurant in the City to set up 1251, a modern ...More

 
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The Great Fete
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Exhibitions | On 18th August 

Alexandra Palace

A celebration of Alexandra Palace and its role since it first opened in 1875, The ...More

 
Paradise Now
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Exhibitions | From 7th September 

Eccleston Yards

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Gasholder 11
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Eyam
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Theatre | From 15th September 

Shakespeare's Globe Theatre

A drama set in Derbyshire in 1665 when plague strikes a village at war with ...More

 
Guy Barker's Big Band Christmas
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Royal Albert Hall

A mixture of jazz classics, unearthed treasures and ...More

 
Whose Line Is It Anyway?
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Comedy | From 15th December 

Royal Albert Hall

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Magic Mike Live
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Dance | From 10th November 

The Hippodrome

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Dirty Dancing
Theatre | From 19th November 

New Wimbledon Theatre

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Violet Cakes
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SOMNEX | The Sleep Show
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Exhibitions | From 12th October 

The Old Truman Brewery

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Blame Gloria
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A subterranean den of delight, with cocktails, tunes and parties, Blame Gloria is a basement bar in Covent Garden....More

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