Late at Tate Britain: Social Justice, Friday 6 September 2019

Creating a space for creative protest and debate Protest and demonstrations often play a key role in affecting political change. Our 1819: The Year’s Art display focuses on work from the year of the Peterloo Massacre. The massacre took place in St Peter’s Field, Manchester. A meeting calling for political reform was brutally broken up by soldiers. Fifteen people died. In response to this display, Tate Collective Producers and Plymouth College of Art are joining together to make Tate Britain a space for sharing debates that are important to you. 1. WORKSHOP It Does Matter Clore Gallery 18.00-21.00 Social justice is based on the idea of human rights and equality. It’s the way in which human rights are experienced in the everyday lives of people at every level of society. But what does social justice mean to you? Get involved and express your thoughts in our giant mind map. 2. WORKSHOP Make a banner Clore Studio 18.00-21.00 Join artist and illustrator Soofiya for a DIY banner making workshop. Soofiya's art practice and writings tackle current issues of gender, race, politics and bodies with a thoughtful and therapeutically informed approach. Link: https://www.soofiya.com/ 3. PERFORMANCE Plymouth College of Art Procession Throughout the gallery 19.00-21.00 The personal is political. Students form the Plymouth College of Art have been exploring what social justice means for them. Working with artist Soofiya the have been busy making placards and banners. Look out for them as they lead a procession around the gallery. 4. DISCUSSION Gaika Tavares in Conversation Clore Gallery 19.30 -20.30 Join artist and musician Gaika Tavares, better known simply as GAIKA, for an informal discussion as he shares his experiences of being a young creative based in London. Chaired by Sinead McGeechan, Tate Collective Producer. 5. MUSIC Reprezent Radio Presents… Room 1840 18.00 – 21.30 Join the voice of young London with Reprezent radio and special guests for the sound of the underground. Femme Culture TBC https://www.femmeculture.com 6. DISCUSSION In conversation with Gaby Saahar (un)common space 18.45-21.00 Gaby Saahar’s creative practice challenges societal narratives of gender and queer identity. Gaby is also co-director of the artist support network Queerdirect which grew out of the need for queer artists to have access to longterm support and a network to promote their work. LINK https://www.gabysahhar.com/#0 7. FILM & DISCUSSION Screening of Peterloo and a discussion with the director Clore Auditorium 18.00-20.40 Screening of Peterloo 20.45-21.30 Mike Leigh in conversation with Jacqueline Riding Don’t miss this chance hear internationally-acclaimed filmmaker Mike Leigh discussing his latest film, Peterloo, which depicts the events surrounding one of the defining moments in British democracy, the 1819 Peterloo Massacre. Starring Rory Kinnear and Maxine Peake, Peterloo provides a passionate and gritty account of the murder of protestors at a peaceful pro-democracy rally. Discussion chaired by historian and author Jacqueline Riding. Tickets essential and will be available for free on a first come first serve basis, from 17.00 at the Clore Entrance. Link https://www.theguardian.com/books/2019/jan/02/peterloo-manchester-massacre-jacqueline-riding-1819-protest-bloody-suppression 8. DIGITAL WORKSHOP Art+Techivist Taylor Digital Studio 18.00 – 21.00 Join computational artist and creative technologist Alex Fefegha's interactive session in examining and challenging art and technology's role in personal and community expressions of social justice, activism, inclusivity & design responsibility. The workshop aims to foster creativity, build collective knowledge and stimulates awareness of social justice issues. Link Alex Fefegha https://www.afrotechfest.co.uk/participant/alex-fefegha/ Comuzi https://www.comuzi.xyz 9. PERFORMANCE Daisies Clore Garden 18.00-21.30 Join us on the Clore Lawn for a post apocalyptic-pre Brexit-post summer city garden party! Hosted by Daisies (France-Lise McGurn and Katie Shannon) to coincide with France-Lise McGurn’s Art Now show Sleepless. Check out the full Glaswegian line up including a live performance from the industrial soul duo Ladies As Pimps playing and DJ sets from Ribeka and Katie Shannon Live performance from (Ladies as Pimps) LAPs https://laps.bandcamp.com/album/who-me DJ’s Ribeka and Katie Shannon https://www.operator-radio.com/artists/ribeka 10. Flavours of Africa and the Caribbean Clore Centre 19.00 – 21.30 £10 per person Book here: https://www.tate.org.uk/whats-on/tate-britain/late/late-tate-britain/flavours-africa-and-caribbean?update Celebrate the cuisine of Africa and the Caribbean with a sensory journey of flavours, aromas and textures. Sit down for a culinary experience, curated to showcase a wide variety of dishes from Africa and the Caribbean. SEE THE ARTWORKS THAT INSPIRED THE EVENT Head to the main floor to discover the art produced during a tumultuous year in Britain's history. Shockwaves went through the country following the violent suppression of a political rally in Manchester on the 16 August 1819. Links https://www.tate.org.uk/visit/tate-britain/display/spotlights/1819 https://www.tate.org.uk/tate-etc/issue-46-summer-2019/1819-year-revolution

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