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Tate Britain announces the BP Family Festival 2015: Bring your tribe Tate Britain announces the BP Family Festival 2015: Bring your tribe

Tate Britain announces the BP Family Festival 2015: Bring your tribe

Retired music hall singer Ida Barr (played by Christopher Green) entertaining the crowd

Retired music hall singer Ida Barr (played by Christopher Green) entertaining the crowd
Photograph courtesy of Henry Bragg

BP Family Festival 2015: Bring your tribe
Tate Britain
Saturday 31 October and Sunday 1 November 2015 11.00 – 16.00
Free
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#BringYourTribe

This autumn Tate Britain will present the BP Family Festival 2015: Bring your tribe. This fun two day event aimed at 8-14 year olds will be packed with music, interactive performances and participatory workshops celebrating connectivity, creativity and kinship.

The event is free to all and visitors will be able to take part in artist led activities, enjoy interactive pop-up bands and more. Join in with the ‘mash-up’ choir led by the charismatic Ida Barr, a retired music hall singer who loves to mix classical music and hip-hop, or form teams and compete in a game where groups are invited to embody artworks in the Tate collection.

Bring Your Tribe will also present the spectacular sonic, visual and interactive Sugar Ship. Specially presented by Dubmorphology and Gaylene Gould, the Sugar Ship will be moored in the Duveen Galleries. Shipmates will ask visitors to step aboard, help search for misplaced tribes and meet the Data Thieves in a sonic visual landscape.

Other highlights will include Heart n Soul singer Lizzie Emeh, who will perform a set of her new materials exclusively for visitors to the BP Family Festival, and artist Laura X Carlé, who will invite visitors to contribute to an art work that she will be creating in the gallery. If you would like to be part of the creation, bring along something that represents your tribe – a drawing, story, photo or object – anything that describes you and your tribe.

Can’t wait to take part? You can also submit your contribution to Laura X Carlé’s Making of Tribes on Twitter or Instagram through #BringYourTribe

For press information contact Sara.Warsama@tate.org.uk or call +44(0)20 7887 8732

Notes to Editors

BP’s support for UK Arts & Culture

BP are a major supporter of UK arts with a programme that spans over 35 years, during which time millions of people have engaged with BP-sponsored activities. BP’s investment of almost £10 million in extending its long term partnerships with the British Museum, the National Portrait Gallery, the Royal Opera House and Tate Britain until 2017, represents one of the most significant long-term corporate investments in UK arts and culture. Due to this ongoing commitment of world class culture; BP is Tate’s longest standing sponsor, partnering together on a range of programmes since January 1990. This has allowed over 37 million people to experience the national collection of British art. BP’s sponsorship of the Tate Britain collection is the longest on-going sponsorship commitment to a permanent collection in the UK.