Family events at the National Gallery

THE NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY

FAMILY EVENTS

December 2012 – February 2013

For the latest information on Family events, please visit www.npg.org.uk

Twenty tickets available per workshop.

Storytelling No ticket required. Sessions last approximately 45 minutes. For ages 3+ and their carers.

Family Art Workshops Free ticket required, available one hour before the event starts on a first come, first served basis. Sessions last approximately 90 minutes.

For ages 5+ and their carers.

DECEMBER

Saturday 15 December

13.00 – 16.00 Family Event

Horrible Histories Christmas Special

Meet Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn from the cast of Horrible Histories – Barmy Army to learn about Tudor life during the festive season and what they really did at Christmas!

JANUARY

Saturday 19 January

Saturday 19 January

10.30 Storytelling for Families

Storytelling followed by a fun art activity.

11.30 Family Art Workshop

Explore Portraits in the Collections, followed by an art activity.

13.30 Storytelling for Families

Storytelling followed by a fun art activity.

14.30 Family Art Workshop

Explore Portraits in the Collections.

FEBRUARY

Saturday 9 February

13.00 – 16.00 Family Art Workshop

Faces of Changing Fortunes

Join artist Hale Man for afternoon exploring the Chinese Zodiac to celebrate Chinese New Year. (Also a BSL event).

Saturday 16 February

11.30 Family Art Workshops

Explore portraits in the Collection, followed by an art activity.

13.30 Storytelling for Families

Followed by a fun art activity.

14.30 Family Art Workshops

Explore portraits in the Collection, followed by an art activity.

Monday 18 – Friday 22 February

11.00 – 16.00 Half-Term Family Activities

A week exploring painting inspired by Humphrey Ocean: A handbook of modern life display. During the week there will be a series of ticketed events and drop-in sessions.

FAMILY AUDIO GUIDE

£6 for up to five audio players

£4 for two audio players (one adult and one child)

Explore amazing facts and stories about people in the Collection with our specially recorded tours and interactive touch-screen players. Suitable for ages 7–11.

Please check signage in the Ondaatje Wing Main Hall for more information or visit www.npg.org.uk.

For further Press information and images please contact: Simone Sagi, Press Manager, National Portrait Gallery 0207 321 6620 (not for publication) Email ssagi@npg.org.uk

National Portrait Gallery opening hours* Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Saturday, Sunday: 10am – 6pm (Gallery closure commences at 5.50pm) Late Opening: Thursday, Friday: 10am – 9pm (Gallery closure commences at 8.50pm) Nearest Underground: Leicester Square/Charing Cross Recorded information: 020 7312 2463 General information: 020 7306 0055 Website: www.npg.org.uk

*The National Portrait Gallery will be closed from 24-26 December 2012 inclusive.



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