June 22, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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From June, we will be having three Friday late night guided tours round the National Portrait Gallery, with each one on a different theme.
They will be on:
Friday 22nd June - Kings & Queens
Friday 20th July - Writers & Poets
Friday 17th August - Architects, Artists & Explorers
For the first session, we will be covering portraits of Kings & Queens through the ages like: Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, Richard III, Henry V, Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, Queen Victoria.
About the National Portrait Gallery
The National Portrait Gallery houses portraits of historically important and famous British people, selected on the basis of the significance of the sitter, not that of the artist. The collection includes photographs and caricatures as well as paintings, drawings and sculpture. The gallery opened in 1856 and currently houses over 10,000 paintings.
We will split into two groups and will be guided by two brilliant guides: Lucinda Hawksley & Andy Pankhurst (both guides we used last year for our series of tours round the National Gallery).
Lucinda is a history of art teacher and has written many books on art history and the pre-raphaelites. She is also the great-great-great-granddaughter of the Victorian novelist Charles Dickens. On the tour she will be talking more on the history behind the paintings.
Andy is a full time artist and lecturer, so on the tour he will be talking more on the style/technique of the paintings.
The guided tour lasts about 1 hour 30mins (1 hour round the gallery and 30 mins asking the guides questions back in the cafe). The cost is £8 for Full Member's and £10 for non-Full Member's (payable on the day).
Afterwards we will head to the gallery cafe for a chat over a drink.
If you can't see us outside the station, please call.
Look out for the group sign -
Hope to see you there!
07905 901 834