Queer And Now at Tate Britain ✨

Celebrate the powerful role of LGBTQ+ arts and culture at Tate Britain this weekend


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Above: Garden performer Amy Lamé by Christa ​Holka​

 

Returning for its second year, Queer and Now is a free festival that invites people of all ages and identities to come together to celebrate the powerful role of LGBTQ+ arts and culture in today's society.

 

Above: Sadie Sinner by Connie Taylor.

 

Head down to Tate Britain on Saturday 23 June for a day of live performances, workshops, artist-led talks and fun family activities for all ages, plus live music, film, DJs and dancing - all presented by the UK’s vibrant queer community.

 

Queery Tate Britain’s collection with the launch of the Queer Walk Through British Art, join trans disability activist Leo Ace Collins for life drawing, have your nails painted by DIVA’s 2018 Rising Star winner - Charlie Craggs from Nail Transphobia, hear Amy Lamé do a reading from her new book, have your own queer look illustrated, join the intergenderational gender questioning circle, be swept away by performance extraordinaire Sadie Sinner and pick up more than just a book at Timberlina’s library and archive speed dating!

 

Above: Jay Jay Revlon at Queer and Now 2017. Tate photography.  

 

There’s also dozens of LGBTQ+ speakers, performers, food trucks and craft stalls from Wotever World’s Queer Fayre, LGBT Arts & Crafts.

 

All Festival activity is free, but some events are ticketed on a first-come first-served basis.

 

This is a day to come together to inspire future generations through the preservation of a celebration of queer lives and culture.

 

marikiscrycrycry Hotter Than A Pan 2018 Performance Voices - An Event by Baltic Triennial, South London​

 

The festival is curated by E-J Scott, from the Museum of Transology, with Tate’s Learning teams and a dynamic cast of artists, cultural producers, commentators, activists, supporters and Tate’s own LGBTQ+ staff network, Queer and Now places community conversation and creativity at the heart of the gallery.

 

Above: Queer And Now 2018.

 

In association with Pride in London, UK Black Pride, Trans Pride Brighton and Regard - National Organisation of Disabled LGBT People.

 

For more information visit our website here or follow Tate on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter @Tate.

 

 

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