Grayson Perry — State of the Nation

Address:
National Portrait Gallery, St. Martin’s Place (just off Trafalgar Square), London
Tel:
0207 306 0055

Dates and ticket price

Dates & Time:
5th April 2019
7 PM
Tickets & Cost:
£10, from npg.org.uk

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Not only does Turner Prize-winning artist Grayson Perry have a fantastically colourful collection of outfits, he's also an engaging, thought-provoking and funny speaker.

Tonight he'll be in conversation with the music writer John Harris and journalist Harriet Sergeant about the State of the Nation, and giving our British Identity a much-needed MOT.

Note: This talk will take place in the Ondaatje Wing Theatre.

 

> Talk about Grayson Perry

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