This Friday we’ve got a date with the Tate Britain – Late. It’s Chronology.

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Tate Britain is the oldest sister in the world-famous Tate family, and like all good sisters, it thrives on relevancy and engagement with the next generation. So, not to be outdone by Tate Modern’s recent Hyperlinks festival, the Tate Britain has brought together young Londoners to curate and create an explosive, free evening of fashion, music and arts for Late at the Tate: Chronology – which takes place Friday, June 7 – a multi-disciplinary celebration of the recent rejig of its awe-inspiring art collection (all in chronologically, rather than thematic, order now folks).

UAL Migrations Fashion Show at Late at Tate, June 2012

UAL Migrations Fashion Show at Late at Tate, June 2012


‘Tate Britain and students from University of Arts London brought together Chronology in response to the recent rehanging of the Tate Britain collection.’ explains co-curator Joceline Howe, who’s deep in last minute prep, ‘We’ve hit on an amazing array of performances, experiences and a fashion show, all inspired by time, influence and transition – a truly cross-arts event.’

Working with some of London’s brightest new talent, as well as 40 young Londoners, means that it’s an evening not to be missed: ‘We’re really excited to have involvement from SUPERSWISH, who’ll host a swishing event, Nailwraps: influences by Phoebe Davies (who’s supported in kind by the fab WAH Nails), Jae Huh at Clay, Paul Goodwin, Mark Peter Wright, BEST CITY FASHION and DJ sets from Fabric. Oh, and not forgetting from great talks from Carri Munden [we love!], Craig Green, Bethan Laura Wood and Nicolmede Talavera!’

So if you want something a little more cultural for your Friday evening, without negating the relevance – read: fun – we say head to Tate Britain, Friday, June 7 for your welcome to the weekend.

Late at Tate: Chronology, a free event open to all, takes place at the Tate Britain, London, SW1, on Friday, June 7, 6-9.30pm.

Will you be there? Let us know what you think of the new-look Tate Britain collections – and come say hello! And if you can’t make it, we plan to tweet live from the event.

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