Tate Britain Performance

Late at Tate Britain: August 2014 Spaces Between

Reeps One (LAT)

Snuff DJ colour

Mode 2

Poetry Luv

Poetry Luv

Charlie Dark

Late at Tate Britain: August 2014 - Little Simz

Late at Tate Britain: August 2014 - Music Nation

Curated by Louder Than Words expect an evening of exploratory spoken word and sound inspired by the artwork in the Tate Collection from a mix of storytellers, poets, beat boxers and musicians.

A programme of live art, performance, installations and workshops August’s Late At Tate will explore the youth experience and the space it occupies between social structures and cultural boundaries.

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Speakers Corner 

Clore Lawn 

Speakers Corner hosts live music from a collaboration of new emerging Hip-hop and jazz talent, urban griots, rap artists, beatboxers, turntablist and dancers exploring the fluctuating social-political paradigms that effect youth culture. Supported by Universal Zulu Nation, End Of The Weak and Higher Learning.

Reeps One

Manton Foyer
18.00-21.30 (looped)

Film screening, cymatic soundwave and vibration demonstration by UK beatbox champion Reeps One.

20.00-20.40 Workshop and demonstration 




Artist Benjamin Wachenje unveils a new portrait on view for the evening, of cultural icon and Associate Artist at Sadler’s Wells Theatre Jonzi D, who for over ten years has exposed a generation to the rich cultural heritage of Hip-hop. 

19.15-19.35 Benjamin Wachenje and Jonzi D in Conversation 

19.35-19.45 Performance by Jonzi D

Art Speaks 


Tate Collective London debate how young people talk and think about art.


Mode 2

Clore Studio

Live painting performance by leading British graffiti artist Mode 2 inspired by a collaborative workshop led by young people and Mode 2 that explored works in the Tate collection. 

The preparatory workshop and performance is a part of Circuit, led by Tate and funded by the Paul Hamlyn Foundation.

Slam Jam

Forgotten Faces

Poet Nick Makoha hosts Slam Jam poetry collective showcasing solo and group pieces. Words become the music as they fuse poetry and performance. 

Little Simz 

Forgotten Faces 

Little Simz performs live acoustic performance against the backdrop of stunning portraits from the Tate Collection.

Poetry Luv

Duveen Galleries (Pop-up poetry)

Pop-up poetry from Poetry Luv throughout the Duveen Galleries inspired by Tate Britain Commission sculptor Phyllida Barlow. Spoken word artists Jaja Soze, Nego Tru and Sophia Thakur showcase young, emerging poets. 

Reeps One 

Clore Lawn 

Live drawing on the Clore Lawn from artist and UK beatbox champion Reeps One.

Beyond the Art

Library and Archive

An exploration of the words behind the artist - a display and reading of artists’ archives from the Archives and Access project, generously funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

19.00 and 19.30 Archive reading (numbers restricted to 25 people per reading)


Lost In Space

Manton Studio
18.00-21.30 (9 min, looped)

Sound and visual artist Anderson presents an immersive audio play and 3D animation journeying into outer space exploring the power of words and silence.

Your Mum Visuals 


Your Mum Visuals maps the evolution of the MC and sound system culture across R&B, Reggae, Dance Hall, Hip Hop, Jungle, Garage, Drum & Base, Dubstep and Grime.


Visibly, Invisible

Taylor Digital Studio
18.00-21.30 (looped)

Inspired by Henry Moore's figurative pieces and Phyllida Barlow's dock photographer, Saira Awan curates an immersive real-time multimedia response to questions around individual identity, stereotyping and labelling.


Music Nation 


A five-part music documentary series exploring British youth culture through fashion and music from five iconic underground scenes, a collaboration between Dazed and Channel 4.

Live streaming

Chew TV


Watch Late At Tate: Spaces Between live on Chew TV - during event hours only. 

Tate Britain

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit

Date & Time

1 August 2014 at 18.00–22.00