Immerse Yourself In Art At Tate Modern’s Free Friday Night Parties

By Alex Landon

Tate Lates

Tate Lates are the best way to see art after dark.

Fancy a spot of culture before hitting the sesh? Tate Modern has the answer, with their monthly Tate Lates events providing a fun and free way to embrace art. Running on the last Friday of every month (except December), the after-hours events blend art, live music, talks, and bevs for a very different kind of night out – and the next one is coming up on April 26th.

(Coincidentally, the Tate Modern just became the UK’s top visitor attraction.)

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Photo: @tate

Events change every month, Tate Lates are often themed around a particular exhibit that graces the venue at the same time. For instance, April’s event heroes Tate Modern’s Franz West exhibit, most excitingly with free entry to the exhibit itself – a neat way to sidestep the £13 regular entrance charge. Supporting the exhibit is a photo mission, make-you-own punk collage station, and a badge making class.

See also: A room full of rainbows is coming to Tate Modern this summer.

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Live music comes courtesy of DJ sets from Munni, Don Sinini, and Boko Boko, whilst Tate’s Starr Cinema will screen a documentary exploring Poland’s 90s rave culture. Workshops, readings, 10-minute art talks, and relaxed ‘collection conversations’ also add to the fun, but for my money, the best part of April’s event is the Pundemonium! Art Pub Quiz, which invites you pit your art-themed puns against others in a Battle Royale of witty wordplay.

See also: The top London art exhibitions you won’t want to miss.

It’s art, but not as you know it – whether you’re a seasoned gallery veteran looking for a laidback night, or a novice aiming to get more into art, Tate Lates has got you covered.

Location: Bankside, SE1 9TG. Nearest stations are Southwark and London Bridge. See it on Google Maps.
Opening times: 6-10pm, on the last Friday of every month (excluding December).
Price: Tate Lates are free to take part in, although advance booking is required to nab those free Franz West tickets.
More information: available on their website.

Featured image: @arianev__

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