Late at Tate returns to Tate Britain with a new series of free evening events curated by young people aged 15 to 25. The gallery will keep its doors open until dark (6-10pm) on the first Friday of selected months, for special programmes featuring music, live performances and workshops inspired by key works in the Tate Collection. Tasty street food is available and entry is always on a first-come, first-served basis.
The new series launched in April with an evening themed around Tracey Emin’s seminal work, My Bed (1998), currently on display in Tate Britain’s Tracey Emin and Francis Bacon room. June’s Late at Tate will be based on Winifred Nicholson’s Sandpipers, Alnmouth (June, August, October and December 2016).
Meanwhile, the highly-anticipated re-opening of Tate Modern, with its grand new 10-storey Switch House tower and 60% more gallery space, is scheduled for 17 June. Designed by architects Herzog & de Meuron, the £260m revamp is being hailed as the most important new cultural building in the UK since the British Library in 1998. One highlight of the expanded gallery space includes the Artist Rooms series of 1,600 artworks gifted to the museum by British art dealer Anthony d’Offay.
Published in the June 2016 issue of National Geographic Traveller (UK)