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FLIGHT A collaboration of creative minds celebrating World Mental Health Day

Flight is written in text with multicoloured and patterned sun-like shapes below

FLIGHT transforms Tate Modern’s East Room to celebrate World Mental Health Day. Join us for an afternoon of dynamic, fun and creative workshops and installations celebrating positive mental health. This creative event, suitable for all ages, is produced and presented by six local and national arts and mental health organisations. 

Tate Modern collaborates with a range of arts and mental health organisations including Arts NetworkThe Dragon Café, Outside In, Wandsworth and Westminster Mind Portugal Prints, SlamAdArt and Studio Upstairs.

Creative workshops and installations programme

All activities will take place 13.30–17.00

Arts Network – Flight of the Animator

An introduction to animation. Flight Of The Animator navigates people all ages and abilities through the world of animation. Explore Flight with moving images – let your imagination soar!  

Outside In – Origami creatures

Come along to Tate Modern to celebrate World Mental Health Day and create an origami creature with Outside In artists inspired by the theme of ‘FLIGHT’ which you can hang from our tree, attach as part of our installation or take home with you. Suitable for all ages and abilities. 

Portugal Prints – Wandsworth and Westminster Mind – Kite making

Make your own kite from a wonderful assortment of handmade papers and recycled materials. Supported by members of Portugal Prints. 

SlamAdArt – Kaleidoscope of butterflies 

Give your wish some wings and join the kaleidoscope of butterflies with Slam AdArt. 

Studio Upstairs – An interactive exploration of flight, journeys and sanctuary

Artists of Studio Upstairs invite you to join them high up in the sky in Tate Modern’s East Room with bird’s eye views of London, to explore, think, create art, look and discuss the themes of flight, journeys and sanctuary. Help create a towering installation, birds and other flying creatures. Explore and consider spaces which offer both sanctuary to fly to, and views of possible future journeys. 

The Dragon Café –  Butterfly Statements

A watercolour workshop with the Dragon Café: In many cultures, butterflies are considered variously as symbol of the emotional psyche, faith in oneself and joy in life. Subverting the idea of the butterfly display case, we'll create butterflies, and display them on the windows of the East Room, against the blue sky and add a message on the subject of mental health and wellbeing. 


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London SE1 9TG
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Date & Time

10 October 2015 at 14.30–18.00