NSEAD Summer Social at the National Gallery

A chance for the NSEAD professional learning community to get together, relax and reconnect. Join us for a summer’s afternoon of events and activities at the National Gallery.

Join us on Saturday 9th July from 1:30pm for a relaxed afternoon with like-minded art educators in the beautiful and serene environment of The National Gallery. 

The afternoon will include engaging sessions with the gallery's fantastic learning team, tea, cake and wine, and a chance to network and reconnect with colleagues and peers from across our professional learning community. 

Designed as an informal event, the summer social will run from 1:30pm until 5pm. Each session will run twice throughout the afternoon and attendees are encouraged to take some time out in the gallery to explore at their own pace.

The Afternoon's sessions will be... 

Story Space

Sit back and recharge as storyteller Fiona Alderton weaves a narrative inspired by the collection, and discover how paintings can be an engaging resource for storytelling within the classroom.

A Mindful Encounter with Rembrandt 

Come into a closer connection with one painting as you look and draw with mindfulness approaches. This workshop offers a space to nurture kindness and self-compassion, quieten the inner critic and allow greater flow in drawing.  Guided by Karly Allen, Gallery Educator and Mindfulness Teacher.  Materials provided but feel free to bring your sketchbook and favourite drawing tool if you wish.

Second Look

Let your imagination and creativity flow. Join artist Hannah Cushion in a practical gallery session looking at how historic collections can be the starting point for contemporary projects.  All materials provided.


The National Gallery are also offering all attendees a 10% gift shop discount for the day, to redeem this you can collect a voucher from the NSEAD team on the day. 


We hope to see you there!


Date: Saturday 9th July

Time: 1:30pm - 5pm

Location: Trafalgar Square. London, WC2N 5DN


Need help planning your journey? Use The National Gallery's visiting guide here


This event is part of the NSEAD Annual Conference programme –find out more and register here