NEWS: National Portrait Gallery Announces Cecil Beaton’s Bright Young Things Exhibition

The exhibition will be on display at the National Portrait Gallery from the 12th March 2020. The National Portrait Gallery has announced a new exhibition of the work of Cecil Beaton will go on display next year, bringing together his portraits  from a golden age together for the first time. Bringing together over 150 works, Cecil… Read More

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Love London Love Culture’s Picks of the Week: Sunday 5th May

Here’s a guide to what has been proving popular on Love London Love Culture this week… Review of Swan Lake at New Victoria Theatre: this week Matthew Bourne’s classic production arrived in Woking – discover what LLLC’s Emma Clarendon made of it in her review. Review of Jewel of the Empire, Pedley Street Station: also… Read More

NEWS: National Portrait Gallery to Stage Exhibition of David Hockney’s Drawings

The exhibition will feature new and previously unseen works by the artist – including studies for A Rake’s Progress. On display from the 27th February 2020, David Hockney: Drawing from Life will be the first major exhibition devoted to David Hockney’s drawings in over twenty years. Exploring Hockney’s years as  draughtsman from the 1950s to… Read More

NEWS: National Portrait Gallery Announce Shortlist for BP Portrait Award 2019

The National Portrait Gallery has announced details of the four shortlisted artists and their work, with the winner being announced on the 10th June. The four shortlisted portraits were selected from  2,538 entries from 84 countries, submitted for judging anonymously by a panel which included writer and presenter Gaylene Gould, artist Gary Hume and curator… Read More

Seven Things to Do in Leicester Square at Easter

Looking for a few things to do in and around Leicester Square this Easter? Here are a few things you can do… Where is Peter Rabbit?, Theatre Royal Haymarket: if you have little ones why not hop along the Theatre Royal Haymarket to immerse yourself in the world of Beatrix Potter on stage until the… Read More

PREVIEW: Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard & Oliver, National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery’s upcoming exhibition will highlight the work of Hilliard and Oliver.   On display from the 21st February, Elizabethan Treasures: Miniatures by Hilliard and Oliver will be the first major display concentrating on Tudor and Jacobean miniatures in thirty five years. As well as bringing together key works from the National Portrait Gallery’s own collection, the display… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Exhibition Picks for 2019

 Here’s LLLC’s top ten exhibition picks of the year…. Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, Victoria and Albert Museum: this is just one of the major fashion exhibitions that the V&A will be presenting in 2019 – but this is the one Love London Love Culture is particularly looking forward to. Spanning from 1947 to the present day, the V&A will examine the… Read More

Love London Love Culture’s Favourite…Exhibitions of 2018

As 2018 draws to a close, Love London Love Culture picks the best  exhibitions of the year… Ocean Liners: Speed & Style, Victoria and Albert Museum: this elegantly presented exhibition really brought to life the glamour and entertainment to be had for travellers onboard some of the world’s most renowned ocean liners. Throughly enjoyable from start to finish. Rodin & the Art of Ancient Greece, British Museum:  a true celebration of the art of sculpture as much as it nicely revealed the links between Rodin’s… Read More

NEWS: National Portrait Gallery Announces Autumn 2019 Exhibitions

The National Portrait Gallery has confirmed details of its Autumn 2019 exhibition season including the first-ever major exhibition to focus on the untold story of the women of Pre-Raphaelite art.  The London Gallery has confirmed details of  two exhibitions it will be displaying late 2019, with both displaying work that has never been seen in… Read More

Review Round Up: Gainsborough’s Family Album, National Portrait Gallery

Love London Love Culture rounds up the reviews for the National Portrait Gallery’s latest exhibition….  The Guardian: ***** “By turning our eyes to the portraits he did for his own pleasure and satisfaction, this exhibition reveals the greatness of Gainsborough. The people here are so alive, it’s as if the gallery had got some actors… Read More