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‘Behind The Curtain.’  Exhibition of portraits at the Victoria and Albert museum
from April 26th to May 19th in the Prince Consort Gallery.

V&A Performance Festival: link

Francis Hamel portraits at the V&A: link      

Francis Hamel in residence at the V&Aon Saturday 27th April: link 


Stephen Fry
Stephen Fry

Phillida Lloyd
Phillida Lloyd


The portrait collection is now complete.
Twenty seven new portraits of the Professors of Contemporary Theatre at St Catherine’s College, Oxford will be shown in The Prince Consort gallery at The Victoria and Albert Museum from Saturday April 27th 2019 to Sunday 19th May.
The collection includes portraits of Sir Tom Stoppard, Claude-Michel Schonberg, Simon Russell Beale, Stephen Fry, Sir Michael Boyd, Meera Syal, Sir Trevor Nunn, Michael Frayn, Kevin Spacey, Sir Patrick Stewart, Phyllida Lloyd, Patrick Marber, Sir Tim Rice,Stephen Daldry, John Napier, Sir Nicholas Hytner, Dame Diana Rigg, Thelma Holt, Sir Richard Eyre, Lord Attenborough, Arthur Miller, Sir Peter Shaffer, Michael Codron, Sir Alan Ayckbourn, Sir Ian McKellen, Stephen Sondheim, Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Deborah Warner.
This will coincide with the V & A performance festival.  www.vam.ac.uk/season/2019/va-performance-festival-2019


Book Launch and Exhibition

A 216 page fully illustrated book of paintings and drawings by Francis Hamel will be launched to coincide with an exhibition of the artists work at the John Martin gallery from April 25th to May 3rd.

As well as paintings and drawings the book includes six essays on the work by Joanna Kavenna, Colin Harrison, Professor Niall Ferguson, Rosy Runciman, Sir Richard Eyre and John Martin.

£30 plus p & p For all enquiries please email



Exhibition of new paintings

There will be an exhibition at The John Martin gallery in November/December 2019 including new landscape paintings from China.



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