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Art After Dark: Friday Night Lates

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Art After Dark

Join us on Friday 30th June, after the sun sets, to explore the iconic West End art institutions — the Royal Academy of Arts, The National Gallery, and the National Portrait Gallery.

Event Info

Date & Time

June 30 - June 30

Friday 30th 6-9pm


London, UK

Friday Lates at the Royal Academy of Arts

The perfect night out or a romantic date – join us for Friday Lates at the Royal Academy of Arts. Dive into art and enjoy free displays along with the long-awaited Summer Exhibition 2023 curated by renowned British painter David Remfry RA. Since 1769, the Summer Exhibition has been running every year. It is the world's largest open-submission contemporary art show. The Summer Exhibition provides a unique platform for emerging and established artists to showcase their works to an international audience. Exhibiting a collection of art forms including prints, paintings, film, photography, sculpture, architecture, and more.

After your art experience, unwind at the Poster Bar by Jose Pizarro. Every drink ordered comes with a complimentary pintxo, a delicious Basque speciality. Pintxos are small meals served on bread slices with toothpicks, and they are a beloved treat in Spain, particularly in the Basque region. Drop by the Poster Bar from 5.30 pm to 8.30 pm to enjoy a complimentary pintxo with your drink. No reservations are needed!

The Royal Academy of Arts is a vibrant hub for art and creativity. Established in 1768 by King George III, it is managed by renowned artists and architects who have a deep passion for art. Throughout its history, the Royal Academy has played a key role in the art world. It has nurtured and supported artists, empowering them to reach their full potential. The institution supports emerging artists and recognises established artists known for their exceptional talent.

Friday Lates at The National Gallery

Join us for Friday Lates at The National Gallery, and experience the fascinating world of art.

The National Gallery, established in 1824, is home to a vast collection of masterpieces from the Western European tradition. Spanning centuries, the gallery showcases an impressive range of paintings, from the late 13th to the early 20th century. You can experience the works of legendary artists including Bellini, Cézanne, Degas, Leonardo, Monet, Raphael, Rembrandt, Renoir, Rubens, Titian, Turner, Van Dyck, Van Gogh, and Velázquez.

While you're there check out the impressive exhibition 'Saint Francis of Assisi.' This exhibition showcases 40 artworks from prestigious collections across Europe and America, offering a glimpse into the life and lasting impact of Saint Francis of Assisi.

Make your evening even more memorable with our exclusive 'Art after Dark' offer at Ochre. Simply book a table, mention 'Art After Dark,' and enjoy a delicious dinner. As a bonus, you'll also receive a complimentary glass of champagne!

Friday Lates at The National Portrait Gallery

The National Portrait Gallery is finally reopening its doors to the public on the 22nd June!

The National Portrait Gallery, with a history dating back to 1856, stands as an iconic symbol of British heritage and culture. Through stunning portraits, it brings to life the fascinating story of Britain, connecting the past with the present.

Celebrating both global icons and unsung heroes, the gallery showcases a diverse collection of portraits. It proudly displays a large selection of must-see art, featuring works by renowned masters and emerging talents.

To mark its reopening, the National Portrait Gallery has organised a line-up of events as part of the 11-day First Look Festival. First up is an exclusive in-conversation event with the legendary musician, Paul McCartney. Get ready to be inspired as McCartney discusses his major new exhibition, "Paul McCartney Photographs 1963–64: Eyes of the Storm."

The gallery also presents another in-conversation event featuring Dr Nicholas Cullinan, the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, and Jamie Fobert, the brilliant architect behind the gallery's transformation. Join them as artist Gayna Pelham will lead a drop-in drawing session, this is your chance to get creative.

You can now experience the "Yevonde: Life and Colour" photography exhibition, featuring the latest works in the world of photography. DJ Lady Kamikaze will be there, spinning vintage tracks from the 1930s to the 1970s, adding a touch of nostalgia to the experience.

Don’t miss out on Art After Dark - 29th & 30th of June!

Image Credits

  • The National Gallery ©
  • The Royal Academy of Arts ©
  • The National Portrait Gallery ©

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