Tate Britain Workshop

Blast Off Stories!

A family reading together

A place to read and tell stories celebrating people of colour

Take a moment to sit back, relax and read together.

Bring your dreams and imaginations to our storytelling oasis for families of all ages and discover lots of new books and exciting stories celebrating the voices of people of colour.

We’re taking our inspiration from BLAST OFF – the 1973 pioneering children’s book about a young black girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut, written by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum, and illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon. There will be plenty more brilliant stories to discover selected by New Beacon Books, Round Table Books and the Early Years and Families team, celebrating writers of colour.

Drop-in anytime between 11.00–16.00 to read books together or listen to readings by our fantastic story-tellers at story time every Saturday at 13.00.

About New Beacon Books

New Beacons Books, founded in 1966 was the UK’s first black publisher, specialist and bookshop. For over 50 years they have stocked and sold poetry, literature, non-fiction, history and children’s books from Africa, Caribbean, Asia, African America, Europe, South America and Britain.

Tate Britain

Clore Studio

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


Every Wednesday–Sunday at 11.00–16.00

20 July – 1 September 2019