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London Haymarket: Great Britons – Portraits of celebrated Britons
11 May, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm£10
Great Britons – Portraits of celebrated Britons
Coinciding with HMQ’s 90th birthday and the centenary commemorations of WW1 supporting War Memorial Trust and Victoria Cross Trust.
Great Britons is an exhibition of painted portraits from a selection of public figures in British life. Artist Dan Llywelyn Hall has sat with most of the subjects over the past six years.
The exhibition coincides with the celebration of The Queen’s 90th birthday 9-15 May, 2016.
Around 20 portraits will be displayed between two venues: Virgin Money London Lounges: Haymarket & Eagle Place during opening hours. The public are invited to attend the exhibitions.
A diverse range of sitters include: Her Majesty the Queen, Dame Barbara Windsor, Michael Palin, Dr John Cooper Clarke, Henry Allingham, Amy Winehouse, Lily Cole, Douglas Slocombe, Louis de Bernieres, Sir Roy Strong, Karl Johnson, Will Self, Griff Rhys Jones, Rowan Williams. ALL previously unseen and all from sittings.
There will be a programme of ticketed events scheduled over the week.
To commemorate the anniversary of the end of WW1 both the War Memorials Trust and the Victoria Cross Trust will be the charitable beneficiaries of the exhibition. These two charities are the principal organisations responsible for the upkeep of WW1 war graves and public monuments/memorials.
Limited edition prints from the portraits will be available for sale during the exhibition.
The Great Britons Gala
6-7.30pm Eagle Place then 7.30 -9pm Haymarket
A celebration evening with a private viewing of the full exhibition with unveilings, introductions and a meet and greet with some of the sitters, the artist and representatives of the two charities. Music to accompany and refreshments served.
Starting with a drinks reception at One Eagle Place Virgin Lounge, you can expect to be greeted by a previously unseen portrait of Her Majesty that will be displayed in honour of her 90th birthday celebrations. Following this, you will be guided by the artist for an informal tour of the Eagle Place display and hear about the process.
At 7.30 all guests will be invited to make their way to the Haymarket lounge for the second half of the evening as view the remaining portraits and hear from the charities and their ambitions beyond the centenary year of WW1. Further refreshments and music will be offered until 9pm.
Tickets £10 and available via Eventbrite. 70 places availableBook tickets