NEWS: The Duchess of Cambridge and National Portrait Gallery launch Hold Still Digital Exhibition

The Duchess of Cambridge and the National Portrait Gallery have unveiled the Hold Still digital exhibition, featuring one hundred portraits selected from 31,598 submissions during the project’s six-week entry period.  The selected works in the digital exhibition concentrate on three core themes – Helpers and Heroes, Your New Normal and Acts of Kindness – to present… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 17th May 2020

Here’s a guide to some of what LLLC has been covering in the last week in case you missed anything… Review of Blackeyed Theatre’s production of Jane Eyre: having had to cancel its international tour early, Blackeyed Theatre kindly shared a recorded version of the production through the company’s Youtube channel. This is the last… Read More

REVIEW: BP Portrait Award Exhibition, National Portrait Gallery (Online)

For the first time, the National Portrait Gallery has made its annual BP Portrait Award exhibition available to view online. As diverse as ever, the BP Portrait Award exhibition is chance to show just how portrait painting can express many different topics and emotions through different styles. Despite the fact that this year people can… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 10th May

Here’s our weekly guide to some of the most read posts on LLLC this week. Review of National Theatre production of Frankenstein: perhaps unsurprisingly given the popularity of the production when it was experienced live, this is LLLC’s most read post of the week. Starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Jonny Lee Miller, this powerful version of… Read More

NEWS: Winner of the 2020 BP Portrait Prize Announced

The winner of this year’s 2020 BP Portrait Prize was announced through the National Portrait Gallery’s social channels. Artist Jiab Prachakul has won the prestigious first prize in the BP Portrait Award 2020 for her work ‘Night Talk’ which depicts her close friends in a bar in Berlin. Prachakul wins £35,000 and a commission, at the National… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 26th April

Here’s a guide to a few of the most popular reads on LLLC this week… Review of One Voice by Siobhan Dillon: we listened to the gorgeous new album from the West End star, for which the proceeds are going towards Breast Cancer Haven charity. It is well worth a listen if you are looking… Read More

NEWS: National Portrait Gallery Announce Shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2020

The announcement comes as the venue moves the exhibition online – available to view from the 5th May. Three artists have now been shortlisted for this year’s BP Portrait Prize 2020, which is set to open as a virtual exhibition from the 5th May due to the current closure of the National Portrait Gallery. The… Read More

Review Round Up: David Hockney: Drawing From Life, National Portrait Gallery

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for this latest David Hockney exhibition. Evening Standard: **** “Right now over at the Royal Academy there are line portraits by Picasso that show greater clarity, sureness and economy of line (there’s an early etching of a naked Hockney facing an indifferent Picasso; he liked to pay… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Exhibition Picks: February 2020

Here’s Love London Love Culture’s picks of exhibitions opening in February that you may want to book a ticket for…. Nicolaes Maes: Dutch Master of the Golden Age, National Gallery: the National Gallery is set to present major exhibition exploring the artist’s move away from paintings of historical and biblical scenes to capturing every day… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Exhibition Picks for 2020

Happy New Year! To celebrate arriving in 2020 – here’s LLLC’s guide to some exhibitions to look out for in the year ahead… Picasso and Paper, Royal Academy of Arts: the first major exhibition to open this year, Picasso and Paper will open to the public on the 25th January. This is a chance for… Read More