To celebrate the powerful role of the LGBTQ+ community in arts and culture, Queer and Now invites people of all ages and identities to join in a host of live performances, talks, music, film and dance from artists rooted in the UK's queer community.
Explore our landmark exhibition Queer British Art, 1861–1967 through music and lip syncing with artist Paul Maheke and musician Cédric Fauq, learn to vogue with Jay Jay Revlon, dance to DJ sets from Sink the Pink and DJ Ritu and enjoy a special selection of rarely seen films and documentaries from the BFI national archive. Plus, hear from a host of LGBTQ+ speakers, drop in to fun family-friendly activities for all ages, browse craft stalls from Etsy and Bar Wotever’s Queer Fayre, enjoy delicious local food, music, dancing and more.
Open to all
Tate is committed to the creation of an open and welcoming environment for everyone. Members of Tate staff will be acting as designated Vibe Checkers throughout the ‘Queer & Now’ festival to ensure that all visitors are able to fully participate and enjoy their experience. If you overhear any exclusionary language or behaviour, come across a situation that makes you feel uncomfortable, or need to find a quiet, time-out space, Tate’s Vibe Checkers will be on hand to assist and respond.
Tate Britain is equipped with all-gender bathroom facilities.
TALKS AND TOURS
Explore how sexuality and gender identity has been depicted in British art
Hear about the the challenges of uncovering queer art’s story
Explore artworks addressing race, gender, homosexuality and AIDS
Join a live web-TV talk show hosted by artist Oriana Fox
Explore queer identities and representations in Tate’s Archive
Hear personal perspectives on Tate Britain’s collection
Discuss the issues concerning LGBTQ+ people and activists
Explore the life and work of the celebrated 1960s playwright
Uncover the lost lives of the queer dispossessed
Engage with a powerful comment on queer culture in the arts today
Cruise for your own, special art experience
Explore queerness through dance
Learn to vogue and warm up for the party
Share narratives reflecting the diversity of contemporary queer culture
Explore ways of queering the gallery by remixing and reusing materials and artworks
Experience Tate Britain through different materials
Take part in life-drawing, a queer history quiz, pom pom and badge-making
Look out for original and handmade goods from local sellers
Add your voice and story to a community collection
Help imagine a queer museum and community centre
Browse art, crafts and wares made by and for the Queer community
Go beyond the binary with some masc realness and femme contouring
Hear a choral performance from Europe’s longest-running LGBT choir
Enjoy a special dance party with DJ Jay Jay Revlon
Dance to sounds from Hollywood to Bollywood
Enjoy a DJ set and performance from the queer club collective