Press Release

TATE MODERN LAUNCHES UNIQLO TATE LATES

On 28 October 2016 Tate Modern will launch Uniqlo Tate Lates

28 October 2016 then every final Friday of each month (except December)
18.00 – 22.00 (with the Terrace Bar staying open until 22:30)
Admission free
Supported by Uniqlo
For public information call +44(0)20 7887 8888, visit tate.org.uk or follow @Tate #TateModern

On 28 October 2016 Tate Modern will launch Uniqlo Tate Lates a new series of special late nights offering an opportunity to see the latest exhibitions and displays, hear music from up-and-coming DJs, watch rarely-seen artists’ films, and join in with interactive events. Held on the last Friday of every month, the October late will launch the series with a vibrant programme - from the one-off screening of Philippe Parreno and Douglas Gordon’s award winning film, Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, which follows footballer Zinédine Zidane in real time, through to DJs in the unique Tank spaces and the chance to create giant doodles on the windows of the new Terrace Bar.

Each month the popular 10 Minute Talks and Collection Conversations will take place throughout the gallery into the evening, where visitors can listen to a member of Tate staff talk about their favourite work on display or take part in a group conversation about a particular piece in the collection. Tate Exchange on Level 5 will also be open, offering a space to meet, relax, and discuss ideas. On 28 October visitors can pick-up ‘guidelines’ by Tim Etchells, the launch artist for Tate Exchange, inviting them to explore the galleries in fun and diverse ways.

NTS Radio will programme diverse audio soundtracks by local talent for Uniqlo Tate Lates every month – inviting contemporary DJs from across London to play in the atmospheric South Tank and new Terrace Bar. The sets on 28 October, by DJs Micachu and Coby Sey, will be accompanied by captivating visual displays from Josh Homer, Klein and Masha Batsea which will be projected onto the raw concrete walls of the Tanks.

A range of other free events have also been organised to celebrate the launch of Uniqlo Tate Lates, including Doodle Night in the Terrace Bar, where guests will be invited to doodle on the windows using waterbased pens. This marks the release of Doodle Town by Dominika Lipniewska, a new book by Tate Publishing which will available in the gallery’s shops that evening. Hackoustic will host interactive performances around the building where guests will be invited to play unique instruments made from upcycled junk, while Daedala will perform an animated puppet show in the Tanks lobby. Special offers on food and drink will be available from the Terrace Bar on Level 1 through to a pop-up bar on the Level 10 viewing platform, which will include 2-for-1 cocktails and a £10 burger and beer deal.

Uniqlo Tate Lates will provide a unique location at which to welcome in the weekend at the end of every month, free of charge. It will provide visitors with the opportunity to experience Tate Modern after hours, turning the volume up on London’s creative talent.

For press information contact Sara.Warsama@tate.org.uk or Emma.Double@tate.org.uk
or call +44(0)20 7887 8732. For high-resolution images visit tate.org.uk/press


NOTES TO EDITORS

ABOUT UNIQLO

UNIQLO LifeWear
Apparel that comes from the Japanese values of simplicity, quality and longevity. Designed to be of the time and for the time, LifeWear is made with such modern elegance that it becomes the building blocks of each individual’s style. A perfect shirt that is always being made more perfect. The simplest design hiding the most thoughtful and modern details. The best in fit and fabric made to be affordable and accessible to all. LifeWear is clothing that is constantly being innovated, bringing more warmth, more lightness, better design, and better comfort to people’s lives.

UNIQLO and Fast Retailing
UNIQLO is a brand of Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., a leading global Japanese retail holding company that designs, manufactures and sells clothing under seven main brands: Comptoir des Cotonniers, GU, Helmut Lang, J Brand, Princesse tam.tam, Theory, and UNIQLO. With global sales of approximately 1.6817 trillion yen for the 2015 fiscal year ending August 31, 2015 (US $13.88 billion, calculated in yen using the end of August 2015 rate of $1 = 121.18 yen), Fast Retailing is one of the world’s largest apparel retail companies, and UNIQLO is Japan’s leading specialty retailer.

UNIQLO continues to open large-scale stores in some of the world’s most important cities and locations, as part of its ongoing efforts to solidify its status as a truly global brand. Today the company has more than 1,700 stores in 17 markets worldwide including Japan, Australia, Belgium, China, France, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, U.K. and the U.S. In addition, Grameen UNIQLO, a social business established in Bangladesh in September 2010, currently operates several Grameen UNIQLO stores in Dhaka. UNIQLO manages an integrated business model under which it designs, manufactures, markets and sells high-quality, casual apparel. The company believes that truly great clothes should be supremely comfortable, feature universal designs, are of high quality and offer a superb fit to everyone who wears them.

With a corporate statement committed to changing clothes, changing conventional wisdom and change the world, Fast Retailing is dedicated to creating great clothing with new and unique value to enrich the lives of people everywhere. For more information about UNIQLO and Fast Retailing, please visit www.uniqlo.com and www.fastretailing.com.