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Antony Gormley: Object
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th September 2016 to 7th September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A life-size cast-iron sculpture by Antony Gormley has been dramatically suspended from the ceiling of the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall of the National Portrait Gallery, visible ...More
 
 
 
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Luc Tuymans: Glasses
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 4th October 2016 to 2nd April 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, Mayfair, London WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
"Glasses bring a kind of distortion to the face," says Antwerp-based artist, Luc Tuymans, whose paintings of spectacle wearing sitters go on display at National Portrait ...More
 
 
 
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Picasso Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 6th October 2016 to 5th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Picasso's portraits epitomise the astonishing variety and innovation of his art. This major exhibition of over 80 works focuses on the artist's portrayal of family, friends ...More
 
 
 
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Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th November 2016 to 26th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, held at the National Portrait Gallery each year, attracts around 7,000 images from which approximately sixty portraits are chosen for ...More
 
 
 
Lewis Morley: Mammoth Prints
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th February to 20th November 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Portraits of the brilliant, ill-fated playwright Joe Orton, and two portraits of model Christine Keeler, whose suggestive erotic pose straddling a wooden chair became one of ...More
 
 
 
Portrait Of The Day
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st September to 31st October 2016 - 12.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A half-hour talk by a member of the Gallery's Visitor Services Team on a chosen portrait in the collection....More
 
 
 
William Eggleston: Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 21st July to 23rd October 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A photographic survey featuring 100 works spanning a career from the 1960s to the present day, celebrating the pioneering American artist, known for his experimental use ...More
 
 
 
Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd September 2016 at 10am-9pm & 24th and 25th September 2016 at 10am-6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The internationally recognised American artist Leon Golub (1922-2004) is best known for his large-scale paintings of Mercenaries, Interrogations and Riots in which the depiction of power ...More
 
 
 
Young People: Special Sunday Session: In Colour
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 2nd October 2016 - 1pm-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Experiment in colour photography techniques....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 27th October 2016 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
DJ Mr Madam will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Featuring music from Thomas Tallis, Gracie ...More
 
 
 
In Conversation: Diana Widmaier-Picasso
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 6th October 2016 - 7pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The art historian gives her unique perspective on her grandfather's portraiture....More
 
 
 
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 18th May to 11th December 2016 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Over 40 photographs that reflect the lives and experiences of men and women of African and Asian heritage in 19th and early 20th-century Britain, in the ...More
 
 
 
Portrait Choir: Surround Sound
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 14th October 2016 - 6.30pm-8pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
A specially created sound instillation of choral music and pop up performance's by members of the choir....More
 
 
 
Picasso Portraits: Ani Batikian
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 7th October 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Armenian violinist performs solo works by Back, Ysaye and Paganini and three musical sketches of Picasso by Roland Roberts....More
 
 
 
The Big Draw Family Festival
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 16th October 2016 - 11am-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Explore different styles of drawing and experiment with various mediums....More
 
 
 
Life Drawing: Lucian Freud Unseen
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 30th September 2016 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Marc Woodhead leads this drawing session....More
 
 
 
Pick Up A Pencil: The Big Draw
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 15th October 2016 - 2pm-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Scientific drawing....More
 
 
 
Life Drawing: Picasso's People
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 28th October 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Explore Picasso's many different approaches to the figure....More
 
 
 
From Blue To Rose: Exploring The Influence Of Colour In Picasso's Early Portraits
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 8th and Sunday 9th October 2016 - 11am-5pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Join artist Robin-Lee Hall and examine Picasso's use of colour to convey his mood....More
 
 
 
Drop-in Drawing
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 30th September 2016 - 6.30pm-8.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Informal drawing session with artist Gayna Pelham....More
 
 
 
The Drawing Room: Painting The Artist: Van Dyck And Early Self-Portraiture In Britain
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 26th September 2016 - 1pm-3pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Explore self-portraiture....More
 
 
 
Black Chronicles
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th, 26th and 27th October 2016 - 11am-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Create portraits using photography techniques and bring it alive using spoken word....More
 
 
 
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 20th October 2016 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Enjoy a selection of music in the gallery that has been chosen to reflect the atmosphere, weather and mood within the space....More
 
 
 
BSL Tour Antony Gormley: Object
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Thursday 27th October 2016 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
An informal exhibition tour with British Sign Language interpretation....More
 
 
 
In Conversation: Antony Gormley
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 27th October 2016 - 7pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The sculptor discusses his current display Object....More
 
 
 
Portrait Choir: In Conversation: A Choral Audio Guide
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 14th October 2016 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Clemency Burton-Hill, Gregory Batsleer and a gallery curator discuss the choral audio guide....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Ben Osborne
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 13th October 2016 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Osborne plays an electronic set, from classic techno, punk-funk, galactic house, to deep down and dirty disco....More
 
 
 
In Conversation: Eggleston: An Insider's View
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 29th September 2016 - 7pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Jo Ann Walters and Peter Fraser discusses the work of the American photographer....More
 
 
 
Picasso Portraits: Tessitori
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 28th October 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The viola and guitar duo present an Iberian programme of Albeniz and Loureiro in response to works in the gallery....More
 
 
 
Portrait Choir: Everything You Can Imagine Is Real
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th October 2016 - 2pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Portrait Choir collaborate with musician and director Andrew Staples for this multi-disciplinary event combining the music of Stravinsky with spoken word, lighting and sound displays....More
 
 
 
 
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Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Yinka Shonibare: Globe Head Ballerina
Exhibitions | Until 19th June 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

A new piece of artwork by Yinka Shonibare will be displayed on the exterior of the Royal Opera House this ...More

 
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Bobbi Brown Afternoon Tea at Balthazar
Foodie Events | Until 29th September 2016 

Balthazar 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Plumped up lips made from sponge, chocolate torte as gel eyeliner, and rhubarb and ginger cream lined up like brush-on ...More

 
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Theatre | Until 7th January 2017 

Theatre Royal Drury Lane 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Nominated for a staggering seven gongs in the 2014 Olivier Awards including Best New Musical, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory ...More

 
Matilda The Musical
Matilda The Musical
Theatre | Until 28th May 2017 

Cambridge Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Royal Shakespeare Company's multiple award-winning musical adaptation of Roald Dahl's celebrated children's book Matilda is a big hit at ...More

 
The Lion King
The Lion King
Theatre | Until 4th June 2017 

The Lyceum Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Lion King tells the story of Simba - the epic adventure of his battles, his friendships, his dreams and ...More

 
The Play That Goes Wrong
The Play That Goes Wrong
Theatre | Until 11th September 2016 

Duchess Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Presented by the award-winning, international comedy company Mischief Theatre, The Play That Goes Wrong follows the inept and accident prone ...More

 
West End Bares: Excalibare!
Theatre | On 25th September 2016 

Novello Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

The naughtiness of burlesque meets the razzle dazzle of the West End in the seventh year of this fundraiser for ...More

Stomp
Stomp
Theatre | Until 8th January 2017 

Ambassadors Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Stomp stages an aural assault on your senses at the Ambassadors Theatre. There is no plot, no dialogue and nobody ...More

 
Funny Girl
Funny Girl
Theatre | Until 8th October 2016 

Savoy Theatre 4 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress Sheridan Smith makes her much awaited return to the West End in 2016 to star ...More

 
How The Other Half Loves
How The Other Half Loves
Theatre | Until 1st October 2016 

Duke of York's Theatre 5 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Alan Ayckbourn's farcical tale of matrimonial mishaps, How The Other Half Loves transfers to the Duke of York's Theatre from ...More

 
 
 
 
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