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Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
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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BP Portrait Award 2017
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 22nd June to 24th September 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The increasingly popular BP Portrait Award returns for a 38th year at the National Portrait Gallery. The highly successful annual ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2016
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 17th November 2016 to 26th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Claudio Rasano's photograph of a Johannesburg schoolboy won this year's Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize prize while other shortlisted entries include a group of Israeli Orthodox ...More
 
 
 
Resident DJ: Timberlina
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 22nd December 2016 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
DJ Timberlina mixes a range of genres and music, from spoken word to classical, via jazz, hip hop, world, prog rock, new wave and contemporary....More
 
 
 
Resident DJ: Eddie Otchere
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 15th December 2016 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Take advantage of the Gallery's late opening and enjoy DJ Eddie's set and a drink at our pop-up bar....More
 
 
 
Minna Weurlander
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 16th December 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The Finnish accordion virtuoso performs music influenced by the Russian accordion tradition and Argentine Tango....More
 
 
 
Black Chronicles: Photographic Portraits 1862-1948
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 9th December 2016 at 10am-9pm & 10th and 11th December 2016 at 10am-6pm
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
 
 
 
Guest DJ: Mr Madam
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 19th January 2017 - 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
 
 
 
Robert Taira Wilson
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 30th December 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The singer-songwriter launches his much-anticipated second studio album Cold In The Heat with special guest accompaniment....More
 
 
 
Resident DJ: Ben Osborne
London > Events > Clubbing and Nightlife  Dates: Thursday 5th January 2017 - 6pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
DJ Richard Osborne plays every genre of music within his sets, including pop, jazz, soul, disco and rock....More
 
 
 
Late Shift
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 13th January 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Singers and musicians perform acoustic sets....More
 
 
 
Cerian
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 6th January 2017 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
Acclaimed singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist sings original songs inspired by poetry, literature, love, loss and life....More
 
 
 
Dollyman
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Friday 23rd December 2016 - 6.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, St Martin's Place, WC2H | At National Portrait Gallery
The band plays a festive session of classic jazz-rock....More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
Beyond Caravaggio
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 12th October 2016 to 15th January 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The National Gallery hangs its Caravaggio masterpiece, 'Supper at Emmaus', alongside approximately 50 paintings by the great Italian Baroque artist and his followers so we can ...More
 
 
 
Australia's Impressionists
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 7th December 2016 to 26th March 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Paintings by Tom Roberts, Arthur Streeton, Charles Conder and John Russell, considering the role artists played in defining a new sense of national identity....More
 
 
 
Fourth Plinth Shortlist Exhibition
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 19th January to 26th March 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
An opportunity to view the shortlisted proposals for 2018 and 2020 by some of the leading artists working today....More
 
 
 
Big Fish Little Fish Family Rave
London > Events > Kids Events  Dates: Saturday 10th December 2016 - 2pm-4pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Classic and current dance for parents and children....More
 
 
 
Maino's Adorations: Heaven On Earth
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 28th September 2016 to 29th January 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Examine two masterpieces by the Spanish painter, on display in the UK for the first time; the vast altarpieces, The Adoration Of The Shepherds and The ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Miser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 1st March to 3rd June 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Griff Rhys Jones takes the title role and comedian Lee Mack stars in a major revival of Moliere's classic comedy The Miser with Sean Foley directing ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
This House
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 19th November 2016 to 25th February 2017
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, South Bank, London WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
The country faces an economic crisis and there's a hung parliament. If you are a sick MP you're still expected to make your way through the ...More
 
 
 
Tape Face
London > Events > Comedy  Dates: 6th June to 22nd July 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Silent and physical comedy show from the artist formerly known as The Boy With Tape On His Face aka New Zealand-born stand-up Sam Willis, who was ...More
 
 
 
Gangsta Granny: Birmingham Stage Company (Over 5s)
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th July to 3rd September 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Stage adaptation of David Walliams' popular children's book....More
 
 
 
Potted Panto
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 10th December 2016 to 15th January 2017 - Various Times
National Portrait Gallery, 2 Charing Cross Road, WC2H | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Olivier Award nominated CBBC presenters Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner condense seven classic pantomimes in 80 madcap minutes, searching for Cinderella's lost slipper as they try ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Glass Menagerie
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 26th January to 29th April 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Director John Tiffany returns to the West End for the first time since the international critical hit Harry Potter and the Cursed Child to revive his ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
The Dresser
London > Events > Theatre  Dates: 5th October 2016 to 14th January 2017
National Portrait Gallery, St Martins Lane, WC2N | 1 minute from National Portrait Gallery
Ken Stott and Reece Shearsmith star in Ronald Harwood's backstage drama about an ageing Shakespearean actor. Sir, who refuses to take to the stage to deliver ...More
 
 
 
Editor's Top Pick - Recommended
St Martin-in-the-Fields Christmas Carols & Services
London > Events > Seasonal  Dates: 26th November 2016 to 2nd January 2017
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, Covent Garden, London WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
St Martin-in-the-Fields is a perfect venue for any kind of service or concert - especially when candlelit and on a cold winter's night - but it ...More
 
 
 
Jeremy Cole
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Monday 12th December 2016 - 1pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
A concert of seasonal Christmas music played by Assistant Musical Director, Jeremy Cole, on the magnificent organ of St Martin-in-the-Fields....More
 
 
 
Trafalgar Sinfonia: Bach, Handel And Vivaldi By Candlelight
London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Thursday 26th January 2017 - 7.30pm
National Portrait Gallery, Trafalgar Square, WC2N | 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery
Ivor Setterfield conducts Handel's Arrival Of The Queen Of Sheba and Concerto Grosso No 3, Vivaldi's 'Spring' and 'Winter' from Four Seasons and Concerto For Four ...More
 
 
 
 
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Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Royal Ballet Live: The Nutcracker
Dance | Until 12th January 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

That great seasonal stalwart The Nutcracker starts playing at the Royal Opera House on 23rd November, offering families a fun ...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

 
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Covent Garden Christmas Lights 2016
Seasonal | Until 2nd January 2017 

Covent Garden Piazza 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

The Royal Opera Chorus and The Royal Ballet fill Covent Garden's famous Piazza with song and dance before the Sugar ...More

 
The Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Verdi's "muddled masterpiece" (Telegraph) begins mid-way through the story of a gypsy, Azucena, who plans to avenge the Luna family's ...More

Royal Opera: Il Trovatore
Concerts | Until 9th February 2017 

Royal Opera House 1 minute walk from National Portrait Gallery

Richard Farnes conducts two casts including singers Maria Agresta, Lianna Haroutounian, Anita Rachvelishvili and Dmitri Hvorostovsky in David Bosch's production ...More

The Woman In Black
The Woman In Black
Theatre | Until 21st January 2017 

Fortune Theatre 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

One of the less well-known West-End fixtures, this adaptation of Susan Hill's gothic novel has been packing out houses since ...More

 
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Dolce by Ferrero Rocher
Foodie Events | Until 11th December 2016 

21 Slingsby Place 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

If you're a fan of Ferrero Rocher, you won't want to miss Dolce by Ferrero Rocher, a pop-up dessert destination ...More

 
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
St Martin's Courtyard Christmas Lights
Seasonal | Until 31st December 2016 

St Martin's Courtyard 2 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

St Martin's Courtyard, a pedestrianised, pretty shopping district in Covent Garden, reveals its new Christmas Lights on Thursday 17th November ...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

 
Kinky Boots
Kinky Boots
Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

Adelphi Theatre 3 minutes walk from National Portrait Gallery

Inspired by a true story and based on the 2005 British film of the same name, Cyndi Lauper and Harvey ...More

 
 
 
 
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