On Friday 26th April 2019 Tate Modern celebrating Franz West, with an eclectic mix of art, music, film, drop-in workshops and pop-up talks. So if you can get a babysitter you can see the Franz West exhibition for free from 18.00 and enjoy a variety of activities and events at this month’s Tate Late. Advance booking required to guarantee entry to Franz West. A limited amount of tickets will be available on the night.
MUSIC PROGRAMMED BY NTS RADIO
Hear DJ sets in the Turbine Hall from Munni, Don Sinini and DJ collective Boko Boko, plus catch NTS DJs in the Terrace Bar until 23.00.
Combine Franz West’s love of collage and his punk aesthetic to cut and stick imagery with Holly St Clair and Lily Kong. Plus contribute to an epic, oversized, collective collage.
Make your own textile creations with colour and craft expert Momtaz Begum-Hossain. Sew shapes using a mixture of bold and bright fabrics, inspired by Franz West’s colourful work.
FRANZ WEST PHOTO MISSIONS
Sign in at the department to begin your photographic missions. You’ll receive a series of photographic challenges to undertake around the building. Cameras at the ready!
PIN BADGE PHILOSOPHY
Whether exploring philosophical theory or absurdist humour, Franz West was committed to being playful and creating direct connections with his audience. Create badges that celebrate your playful side and wear your work with pride.
Work alongside puppeteers and bring new life to everyday objects. Bring your imagination and learn how simple sound effects and movements can help to reimagine the items that surround us.
AGE/NCY: ART, AGEING AND LGBTQ+ STORIES
Tate Exchange, Blavatnik Building, Level 5
Join Flourishing Lives and Opening Doors London for a vibrant mix of dance, discussion, physical theatre and drop-in workshops exploring the perspectives of older LGBTQ+ people. Share stories of the fight for cultural acceptance and equal rights and celebrate the identities, communities and independence that older LGBTQ+ people can access through art. Opening Doors London is the UK’s major charity for supporting older LGBTQ+ communities.
140 BEATS PER MINUTE: RAVE CULTURE AND ART IN 1990S POLAND
Starr Cinema, 19.00–19.45 & 20.30–21.30
Explore two screenings of films and excerpts defining Poland’s rave culture at the end of the 20th century. Presented in partnership with Kinoteka Polish Film Festival. The screening at 20.30 will be followed by a Q&A.
*Requires a free ticket, available to collect from the Level 0 ticket desk on a first-come, first-served basis from 17.00. Tickets are limited to two per person for one screening only.
PUNDEMONIUM! ART PUB QUIZ
Drop in to test your witty wordplay skills at our art pun contest from the team behind London’s cult night of competitive wordplay, Pundemonium! LIVE. Go head to head with fellow visitors or just drop by to watch the action.
APPLES AND SNAKES PRESENTS RAYMOND ANTROBUS
Join the award-winning poet, educator, curator and editor Raymond Antrobus reading from his latest poetry collection, The Perseverance (Penned in the Margins), which explores themes from deafness and race to dementia, death and masculinity. Followed by a Q&A and book signing. This performance will be BSL interpreted.
*Requires a free ticket, available to collect from the Level 0 ticket desk on a first-come, first-served basis from 17.00
Got an opinion about the art in Tate Modern? Join lively conversations around key artworks.
UNIQLO 10 MINUTE ART TALKS
Look out for staff and volunteers from across Tate, who will be sharing their personal insights into works from the collection in just 10 minutes.