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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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Celebrating Charlotte Bronte 1816-1855
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd February to 14th August 2016
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
On the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth a free display of personal items, original manuscripts and works of art goes on display at the National Portrait ...More
 
 
 
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Russia and the Arts: The Age of Tolstoy and Tchaikovsky
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th March to 26th June 2016
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery shares its 160th anniversary celebration with a Russian cultural institute exactly the same age, the State Tretyakov ...More
 
 
 
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BP Portrait Award 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 23rd June to 18th September 2016
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 37th year at the National Portrait Gallery . The highly successful annual open ...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
 
 
 
Portrait Of The Day
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 15th July 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....More
 
 
 
Symposium: About Face
London > Events > Business Events  Dates: Friday 1st July 2016 - 4pm-6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Artists, theorists, curators and writers investigate the representation of exposure....More
 
 
 
Visualising Portraits: Creative Connections: South London
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 28th July 2016 - 2pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Find out more about Lambeth and Southwark through portraits of celebrities and sports personalities....More
 
 
 
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 30th June 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
 
 
 
Taster Session: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 16th July 2016 - 10.30am-2pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Portraiture drawing with BP Portrait Award artists....More
 
 
 
The Drawing Room: Portraits Untold
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Monday 27th June 2016 - 1pm-3pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
With Tanya Raabe-Webber....More
 
 
 
Drop-in Drawing
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 1st July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Informal drawing session with Gayna Pelham....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
 
 
 
Portraits Untold
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Friday 22nd July 2016 at 12.30pm-2.30pm and 3.30pm-5.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Artist Tanya Raabe-Webber creates a portrait of virtuoso percussionist Evelyn Glennie over the course of a day....More
 
 
 
Creative Connections: The Windmill Presents Ben Romans Hopcraft
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 1st July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Tulse Hill-born singer and songwriter from Rough Trade-signed dreampop band, Childhood, performs....More
 
 
 
The Bookshop Band
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 15th July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The acoustic duo present their songs inspired by books....More
 
 
 
The BRIT School
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 8th July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Experimental responses to the BP Portrait Award 2016 exhibition....More
 
 
 
Pick Up A Pencil: BP Portrait Award: Next Generation
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 16th July 2016 - 2pm-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
How to draw a face, with a BP Portrait Award artist....More
 
 
 
John Martin Quintet: The Hidden Notes
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 29th July 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The jazz saxophonist explores the polyphonic possibilities of the saxophone in tonal music with his quintet....More
 
 
 
Charlotte, Emily And Anne
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: Thursday 30th June 2016 - 7pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Live Literature Company presents a staged reading of Douglas Verrall's ensemble play to commemorate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte's birth. Directed by Valerie Doulton, and ...More
 
 
 
Young People's Guide To Self-Portraiture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 25th to 29th Jul 2016 - 11am-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Creative activities, led by photographer Anthony Luvera....More
 
 
 
Weekend Workshop: Street Portraiture
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 23rd and Sunday 24th July 2016 - 11am-5pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Documentary photographer Peter Zelewski leads this practical portraiture workshop....More
 
 
 
The Portrait Choir: Singing Day: Great British Choral Highlights
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Sunday 10th July 2016 - 10.15am-3.45pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Explore choral music inspired by the gallery collection....More
 
 
 
Weekend Workshop: Portraits Untold
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th June 2016 - 11am-5pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
With acclaimed disabled artist Tanya Raabe-Webber....More
 
 
 
Weekend Workshop: Nude... Or Rude'
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th July 2016 - 11am-5pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Sadie Lee leads this practical workshop that looks at the difference between the naked and nude in art....More
 
 
 
Guest DJ: John Sizzle
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 7th July 2016 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The drag artist and DJ, John, will be spinning a selection of music in the gallery as part of the Late Shift programme. Music will be ...More
 
 
 
BSL Gallery Tour: Leon Golub Powerplay: The Political Portraits
London > Events > Tours  Dates: Thursday 30th June 2016 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Chisato Minamimura looks at Golub and his political portraits from the 1970s....More
 
 
 
Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections (7+)
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 17th July 2016 - 3pm-4.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place....More
 
 
 
Drop-in Family Session: Creative Connections (3+)
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Sunday 17th July 2016 - 1pm-2.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Create a collaborative large-scale portrait exploring the theme of people and place....More
 
 
 
Visualising Portraits: Exposed: The Naked Portrait
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: Thursday 30th June 2016 - 2pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Learn about representations of the body in art....More
 
 
 
 
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Nabucco
Nabucco
Concerts | Until 30th June 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

"With this opera, it can truly be said that my artistic career began" were the words of Giuseppe Verdi following ...More

 
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

 
The Royal Opera: Werther
Concerts | Until 13th July 2016 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Joyce DiDonato and Vittorio Grigolo lead the cast in Benoit Jacquot's production of Massenet's operatic tragedy, Werther . Based ...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

 
Hobson's Choice
Hobson's Choice
Theatre | Until 10th September 2016 

Vaudeville Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Marking the 100th anniversary of the first UK production of Harold Brighouse's classic comedy, Hobson's Choice comes to the Vaudeville ...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

 
Faith Healer
Theatre | Until 20th August 2016 

The Donmar Warehouse 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Following her productions of Fathers and Sons and Philadelphia, Here I Come!, Lyndsey Turner returns to the ...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

 
 
 
 
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