London gallery plans children’s’ workshop

Tate Britain is set to hold an event that could appeal to families enjoying central London hotels this half-term.

The gallery is organising a Tiny Tate event for children aged under five, as well as their older siblings, on November 3rd. The idea behind the one-day workshop is to encourage youngsters to explore how they can use their body to create art.

Free of charge, the event is also part of the BP British Art Displays initiative, which is designed to promote art to a wider audience.

The kids will be able to create sound installations using their own movements to compose music as well as learning about photographic printing techniques to produce artwork.

Tate Britain is close to London Underground Pimlico and Vauxhall on the Victoria line and Westminster on the Jubilee, District and Circle lines.

The gallery has also produced a guide for families and children planning to visit Tate Britain. It contains tips on how to enjoy a visit to the venue as well as ideas for activities while looking at the art. Parents are also reminded that it is fine to make noise inside the gallery and that it may take more than one day to explore all the artwork in display.

In addition to the Tate Britain, London is also home to the Tate Modern gallery on the Southbank and there is a boat that allows visitors to see both key galleries via a trip on the River Thames.

Operated by Thames Clippers, the boat runs between Tate Britain in Millbank and Tate Modern every 40 minutes during gallery opening times. Tickets cost £5.50 for a single adult journey and a return is £11 and can be bought in advance or on board.

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