Tate Britain plans children’s event


The central London gallery is planning a special event designed to encourage your children to create unique art pieces using their bodies.

Tiny Tate is taking place on November 3rd and is perfect for families staying in central London hotels that have young children.

Free of charge, the one-day workshop is ideal for children under five as well as their slightly older brothers and sisters and makes use of Tate Britain's BP British Art Displays.

Over the course of the day, children will be given the chance to learn more about photographic printing and create their own postcards using a scanner and other materials. Artists will also be on hand to explain how body movements can be turned into music using special sensors.

Tate Britain is also currently holding an exhibition examining Britain's Pre-Raphaelite art movement that could appeal to visitors.

More than 150 works are included in the show, which is open until the middle of January next year. The main focus of the exhibition is on the pieces produced by Dante Gabriel Rossetti, William Holman Hunt and John Everett Millais – known as the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood.

They actively encouraged artists of the time to create work based on the Renaissance and challenge the art establishment.

Admission to the Pre-Raphaelite show costs £14 for adults and there are concession tickets available. Tate Britain is a must for arts fans and is open every day from 10am to 6pm, with a late night opening once a month.

The gallery is close to Pimlico and Vauxhall on the Victoria line and Westminster on the Jubilee, District and Circle lines.