Free entry Tate Britain Festival

Tate Britain’s Winter Fair

Photo © Tate (Matt Greenwood)

Step into a world of festive delights at our free Winter Fair

Discover unique gifts at Queer Fayre’s pop-up stalls, drop into a talk or tour and don’t miss English National Opera. With delicious festive food and mulled wine, this is the great seasonal treat for all.

The Winter Fair is also the perfect opportunity to see Turner Prize nominee, Monster Chetwynd’s, Winter Commission as she takes over the Tate Britain façade. You can also get discounted £10 tickets to see Edward Burne-Jones and the Turner Prize during the fair.

Markets

Wotever World's Queer Fayre

Sackler Octagon

10.00–18.00

Free

Hosted by Wotever World, drop by the Queer Fayre for a range of unique crafts, illustrations, jams and more. Some stall holders accept cash only, please come prepared.

Performances

English National Opera

1840s Gallery

15.00–15.15

Free

Nadine Benjamin from English National Opera will be performing Musetta’s Waltz from La bohème, in the heart of the 1840s gallery.​

Workshops

Poette Yoga

Clore Studio

11.30–12.00, 12.30–13.00

Free – first in first served

A perfect way to start your weekend, join yoga and well-being practitioner Sahara Evans for a series of free yoga workshops. Suitable for all levels, no need to bring a mat just you and your good vibes.

Christmas Crafts

Manton Studio

13.00–16.30

Free

Create Christmas crafts and gifts and add your hand-made decoration to a giant Christmas tree using recycled materials, with Millbank Creative Works.

Abundance Arts Drumming Workshop

Duffield Room

15.00–16.00, 16.30–17.30

Free – first in first served

This your chance to become the drummer you have always dreamed of being. Drop into the Duffield room for Abundance Art’s free workshop.

Tours

Winter Tour of Tate’s Collection

Meet at the top of the Manton Stairs

16.00–16.30

Free

Join a special tour of Tate Britain’s collection. Inspired by Winter and the marvels that come with it, this tour will take you on a unique walk through British art.

Myths and Legends Tour

Meet in the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition

£15

10.15–11.00, 12.15–13.00

Burne-Jones is famous for his sumptuous depictions of myths, legends and fairy tales, from Arthurian Romances to the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella. Join artist Rebecca Leach McDonald for a tour of the Myths and Legends within the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition. Limited tickets are available.

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BSL Tour of Edward Burne-Jones

Manton Foyer

11.00–12.00

Free

Join Deaf Guide Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq for a tour delivered in British Sign Language of the magical works in the Edward Burne-Jones exhibition.

Talks

Ten Minute Talks

1840s Gallery 13.00–13.10, 13.30–13.40, 14.30–14.40

1900s Gallery 14.00–14.10

Sixty Years Gallery 13.30–13.40

Turner Collection 14.30–14.40

Spotlights: Henry Moore 14.00–14.30

Free

These short talks will reflect on the themes of the artworks in our free collection displays.

Collection Conversations

Turner Collection / Spotlights

12:30–12:50 / 15:30–15.50

Free

Join us for an informal and open conversation about key artworks in our free collection displays, including Joseph Mallord William Turner's The Angel Standing in the Sun in the Turner Collection and Henry Moore's Family Group in the Spotlights Display.

Storytelling: The Fairytales of Burne-Jones

Taylor Digital Studio

11.15–12.00

Free, booking required

Join us to hear live storytelling of the fairy tales within Edward Burne-Jones's work, including the stories of Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella.

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Activities

Gingerbread Man Decorating

Clore Schools room, off the lower Rotunda

10.00–16.00

£1 per child

Drop into the Clore Schools room to decorate delicious gingerbread men with lots of festive icing and edible decorations.

Eat and Drink

Grab a mulled wine and a mince pie from the Djanogly Café or head over to the Rex Whistler for a Christmas meal. Plus our prosecco and cocktail bar will be serving festive cocktails, craft beer and seasonal soft drinks.

Exhibitions

Tickets for Edward Burne-Jones and Turner Prize 2018 will be at the reduced price of £10 between 10.00–18.00.

Tate Britain

Millbank
London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

15 December 2018 at 10.00–18.00

Tate Britain Exhibition

Edward Burne-Jones

Until 24 Feb 2019

One of the last Pre-Raphaelites, Edward Burne-Jones brought imaginary worlds to life in awe-inspiring paintings, stained glass windows and tapestries 

Tate Britain Exhibition

Turner Prize 2018

Until 6 Jan 2019

One of the best-known prizes for visual arts in the world

Tate Britain Exhibition

Tate Britain Winter Commission: Monster Chetwynd

Until 28 Feb 2019

The Turner Prize nominated artist has adorned the front of Tate Britain with two giant slugs

Free entry