THE FINE ART ROOM NOVEMBER SOCIAL – LUCIAN FREUD: SELF PORTRAITS + ANTONY GORMLEY AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY + LUNCH / NOVEMBER 7 / 10:00 ONWARDS



The Fine Art Room November Social
Antony Gormley + Lucian Freud: Self Portraits at the Royal Academy – FULLY BOOKED
Thursday 7 November, 10am onwards
*Exhibition tickets, travel and meal cost not included (see below for more info)
Image:  Antony Gormley – Edge III, photographed at Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, 2012. Photo © Richard Humphrey (cc-by-sa/2.0)


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Enjoy a full day out at the Royal Academy in Piccadilly and explore ideas around portraiture and presence in two bumper exhibitions – Lucian Freud: Self Portraits and Anthony Gormley

Meeting in the morning, we will arrive at the RA at opening time allowing us to enjoy our first exhibition before it gets too busy.  Our day begins at the newly opened exhibition Lucian Freud: The Self Portraits – a collection of over 50 drawings, prints and paintings where the late, great artist responded to his own image in a variety of styles, with work spanning his entire career.

After lunch at local pub, The King’s Head, we’ll return to the Royal Academy for a visit to Antony Gormley – a retrospective show by one of the UK’s leading contemporary sculptors whose work explores ideas around the body, the body in space and a sense of self. The exhibition features a selection of Gormley’s now-iconic body cast figures as well as new installations made especially for the RA’s gallery spaces, plus sketchbooks and drawings.

End your day out exploring the RA’s permanant displays or with afternoon tea in the cafe.

>> Find out more about the Lucian Freud: Self Portraits exhibition
>> Find out more about the Antony Gormley exhibition

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Event details

We will meet in the courtyard by the main entrance of the Royal Academy at 10am in time for the Lucian Freud exhibition opening at 10.15am.  Nearest tube stations: Green Park (Victoria and Piccadilly Lines) or Piccadilly (Bakerloo and Piccadilly Lines).

The November Social is free. However, you will need to pay for:

  • Your travel to and from the Royal Academy
  • Your exhibition ticket(s) (see below)
  • Your meal and drinks at the pub.

Your Exhibition tickets
– Tickets for the exhibition are on sale now and are timed entry tickets.

– Please buy your ticket for the 10.15am time slot to ensure first entry into the Lucian Freud exhibition.
– Please buy your ticket for the 2.20pm time slot for the Antony Gormley exhibition

– If you want to join us later in the day, we can see you in either exhibition or at lunch – but please let us know you’re coming especially if you want to join us for lunch
– You can also join us for just the exhibition part of the event if you don’t want to come for lunch afterwards.

Please specify if you intend to come to:
– both exhibitions and lunch
– both exhibitions excluding lunch
– just one exhibition and lunch
– just one exhibition excluding lunch 

Ticket prices:
Lucian Freud: Self Portraits

  • Friends – Free but must book an advanced, timed ticket for themselves and their guest.
  • Standard fee with donation – £18
  • Standard fee without donation – £16
  • Art Fund – £15.00
  • Disabled – £14.00
  • Income support / jobseekers – £14.00

– Please buy your ticket for the 10.15am time slot to ensure first entry into the Lucian Freud exhibition. Click here to buy your ticket online

Ticket prices:
Antony Gormley

  • Friends – Free but must book an advanced, timed ticket for themselves and their guest.
  • Standard fee with donation – £22
  • Standard fee without donation – £20
  • Art Fund – £19.00
  • Disabled – £16.00
  • Income support / jobseekers – £16.00

– Please buy your ticket for the 2.20pm time slot for the Antony Gormley exhibition.  Click here to buy your ticket online

Book your place

Places for the November Social are first come, first served.
Number of places: 15. 
To book your place, please fill in the form below.


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