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Fun at the Tate Britain for all the family this Summer

03 August, 2018 — By The Xtra Diary

Youngsters enjoy what’s on offer at the Tate


Join the summer fun at the Tate, with a wide selection of activities and events aimed at young people, children and families.

Curated by 18 to 25-year- olds from Tate Collective London, Late at Tate Britain, Millbank, gives the chance to explore the gallery “after hours”, relaxing with “immersive sound and visuals, hands-on activities and topical discussions”.

Tonight (Friday) sees, Late at Tate: Kabocha, inspired by Anthea Hamilton’s 2018 The Squash, and will explore storytelling. There’s porcelain painting, try-out stand-up comedy, and the chance to join creative duo Black in the Day for a digital design and poetry workshop focusing on the Black British experience in the UK. And rare Paula Rego prints and drawings based on storybooks will also be on show.

Also during August, families can pick up a free Sonic Trail from Tate Britain’s community garden project

A Common Ground. It’s an immersive audio journey through the garden and gallery, while imaginative workshop Playing Up (until September 2) invites children to a hands-on introduction to live art every weekend.

Tomorrow (Saturday) with Recipe Exchange there’s an afternoon exploring heritage and contemporary food culture, featuring a recipe show-and-tell and garden- inspired snacks.

• Late at Tate: Kabocha, Tate Britain, August 3, 6pm-10pm.

• Recipe Exchange: A Common Ground, Tate Britain, August 4, noon-2pm.

• Equal Parts: A Common Ground, Tate Britain, September 1, 2pm-6pm.

• Sonic Trail, Tate Britain, every Wednesday to Saturday, to September 2, 10am-6pm.

•  Playing Up, Tate Britain, every August weekend, noon to 5pm.

There’s a programme of events over at Tate Modern too. For full details for both venues see: www.tate.org.uk

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