Tomorrow Tate Britain will be kicking off a series of ‘Late at Tate’ events specially curated by young people. Part of the Circuit Programme, the aim is to encourage more young people to engage with the arts, particularly where access to museums and galleries might be difficult.
The opening theme is Black British Experience, from the 1960s to the present day, and features a display of work from iconic photographers of the era, including Neil Kenlock, Syd Shelton and James Barnor. Visitors will also be treated to performances by poets Jay Bernard and Kareem Parkins-Brown, along with the opportunity to strike a pose in retro fashion at the East London Thrift Store Polaroid Studio. Touching Base DJs will also be there, providing a soundtrack of soul, funk and black British jazz.
Mark Miller, Circuit Programme National Lead said: “We are really looking forward to seeing how Tate Collective bring together an evening of creative ideas inspired by Stan Firm Inna Inglan: Black Diaspora in London, 1960-70s. It is a great way to start an artistically diverse new season of programming and we look forward to connecting with a diverse new audience.”
The event will be followed on 2nd June by an evening dedicated to gender, sexuality and identity, inspired by Tate Britain’s major exhibition, Queer British Art 1861-1967. Further events will follow later on in the year throughout August, October and December.
The events are free and run from 6pm to 10pm, on a first come first served basis. For more information, please visit the Tate’s website.
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Laura French, Assistant News Editor