Hew Locke, Tate Britain Commission, March 2022

Late at Tate Britain: After Hours Culture Hits Return

If you're looking for a gallery experience with a little bit of a difference, the Late at Tate Britain evenings are curations of creativity encompassing visual arts, performance, music and food and drink. They're also a great way to end the week...

Lead Image: The Procession by Hew Locke/ Tate Britain

The Late at Tate Britain series returns to the museum this July, giving you the opportunity to explore exhibitions after hours and get stuck into a programme of activities around the museum's collection.

The first evening of the series takes place on Friday, July 1 and uses Guyanese-British artist Hew Locke’s colourful installation The Procession - which is Tate Britain's current commission - as a starting point to explore intertwined cultures and black identity through a programme of live performances, workshops, talks and food. 

Late at Tate Britain, Life Between Islands 2021

Late at Tate Britain, Life Between Islands 2021 - Dan Weill Photography

Locke will join artists Femi Dawkins and Ebun Sodipo for a panel discussion on how their art is informed by their experience of the African and black diaspora.

There's also pop-up performances by artist Jasmine Chiu, whose work looks at diasporic identity, and an immersive soundscape by Shamica Ruddock will greet visitors inside the gallery entrance and kick off the celebration of black sound culture and music production.

Expect to hear an array of dynamic genres, including dancehall, hip-hop and RnB at DJ sets from Izzy Bossy and DJ Jamo.

Short films by young and emerging artists Darryl Daley, Jebi Labemika and Izzy Gzowski explore the breadth of the black experience will be screened, and interactive workshops invite punters to get creative. 

Late at Tate Britain 2019

Late at Tate Britain 2019 - Dan Weill Photography

The string of late night programming is curated by young (15-25-year-old) Tate Collective Producers specifically for young people and aim to be a celebration of local talent and a space for experimentation and idea generation

There will be three other Late at Tate Britain nights on September 2, December 2 and March 3.

Date: July 1; September 2; December 2; March 3

Time: 6pm-9pm

Tickets: Free

Address: Millbank, SW1P 4RG

Website: tate.org.uk


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