Tate Britain
Saturday 3 November 2012 10.00-15.00
Free family festival
For under 5s (older brothers and sisters welcome)
All children must be accompanied by an adult

BP Saturdays Tiny Tate ON12

BP Saturdays: Tiny Tate is a free family event for children under 5s and their siblings. Join us at Tate Britain to explore light, sound and space all around the BP British Art Displays. Have fun by using your body to make soundscapes, play with light and become part of live installations as you swing, twist and bounce to the rhythm.

Highlights include:

  • Take part in a special sound installation in which music and sound is composed based on how you move; sensors will detect your movement through a space to activate a musical composition. 
  • Create abstract geometric postcards to take home using the photographic printing process, cyanotype, in response to works from the collection. 
  • Become part of a performance based on objects in the contemporary BP British Art displays. 
  • Capture an image with the help of an artist by passing objects over a digital scanner and materials inspired by sculpture in the Collection to create something more imaginative than simply a scanned object!  
  • Explore the ancient art of Camera Obscura to see works from the collection in a different light.
  • Drop in and re-imagine your surroundings by creating your own non-permanent shelter in the gallery, inspired by environmental art.

Tiny Tate is designed for all family members, including parents and grandparents, to take part in together. So drop in, take part and enjoy Tate Britain!

Notes to Editor

BP’ support for UK Arts & Culture

BP has supported arts and culture in the UK for over 30 years and currently focuses its support on long-term partnerships with four world class institutions; The British Museum, The National Portrait Gallery, The Royal Opera House and Tate Britain. More than 3 million people across theUKengaged with BP supported activity in 2011.

As a premier Partner of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival, BP helped deliver several programmes and events that inspired young people and provided opportunities for everyone across theUKto be part of the London 2012 Festival. These included: the World Shakespeare Festival and Shakespeare: staging the world exhibition with the British Museum and Royal Shakespeare Company; BP Portrait Award: Next Generation with the National Portrait Gallery; The Olympic Journey: The Story of the Games with the Royal Opera House and The Olympic Museum; BP Summer Big Screens Metamorphosis: Titian 2012 and Falstaff with the Royal Opera House; and The Tate Movie Project with Tate, Legacy Trust UK and the BBC.


For public information please visit www.tate.org.uk  or call 020 7887 8888
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