Join the TV historian and chief curator of Historic Royal Palaces, Lucy Worsley, as she talks about Queen Victoria, painting her as a complex, contradictory woman who loved dancing, suffered much calamity and bereavement, and eventually became a powerful, magnificent, but also slightly eccentric old lady.
Note: This talk will take place in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre.
> Craig’s review of National Portrait Gallery – “The National Portrait Gallery is probably my favourite gallery in London because it appeals to history lovers as well as art lovers. It's all about the sitters, not the painters. Admire the people, not the paintings. But that's not to say that the paintings aren't good, because they are -- they still have pieces by Hockney and Holbein, etc. -- but if they need a pictu… continued”
Grayson Perry — State of the Nation – 5 Apr 2019 – Join the celebrated Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry as he talks to two journalists about the State of the Nation
BP Portrait Award 2019 – 13 Jun to 20 Oct 2019 – The National Portrait Gallery's annual BP Portrait Award is one of the most prestigious portrait painting competitions in the world.
Danny Baker — Good Time Charlie’s Back! – 17 May 2019 – TV and radio star Danny Baker will be appearing at the Hackney Empire as part of his Good Time Charlie's Back tour.
Michael Palin talking about HMS Erebus – 22 Jun 2019 – Join Monty Python-star Michael Palin as he talks about his own career, and his new bestselling book about HMS Erebus
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If you enjoy National Portrait Gallery then you might like to visit Courtauld Gallery (you can walk it 10 mins), National Gallery (you can walk there in less than 1 min), Royal Academy of Arts (walk it in 12 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Piccadilly Circus), Tate Britain (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Pimlico) and Wallace Collection (walk it in 26 mins or catch the tube from Charing Cross to Bond Street)
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