Tate Britain Workshop

Blast Off!

A family reading together

A place for all to dream, relax and discover new stories together

You are invited to drop in and read!

Our library celebrates books that centre children of colour. It is inspired by a book called Blast Off, by Linda C. Cain and Susan Rosenbaum, the story of Regina Williams, a young Black girl who dreams of becoming an astronaut. Blast Off was written in 1973, but even in 2019 only 5% of children’s books published in the UK featured a main character who was Black, Asian or minority ethnic. This means over a third of English primary school pupils find it hard to see themselves reflected in the books they read.

The library features books by authors who are Black, Indigenous and people of colour from around the world. Let us know what this space means to you. How can we develop this programme for you in future?

Storytelling sessions

There will also be storytelling sessions with special guests every Saturday at 12.00.

31 July - Burhana Islam (the storyteller will attend virtually for this session)
7 August - Joseph Coelho
14 August - Jamel Carly
21 August - Sue Pickford Cheung
28 August - Joelle Avelino

Tate Britain

Manton Studio

London SW1P 4RG
Plan your visit


Every Thursday–Sunday at 10.30–17.30

24 July – 29 August 2021

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