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Eyes On: Platinum Paradise

Cancel your plans this Friday, Tate Britain is getting down.

© Tate Photography

From club nights to film, photography and dance, queer art and culture have been crucial in bringing LGBTQ culture from the underground to the forefront. At their next Late event, Tate Britain are celebrating contemporary queer art and culture, exploring what it means to young Londoners today, in Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise.

In response to Tate Britain’s current exhibition, Queer British Art 1861-1967, Platinum Paradise (curated exclusively by 18-25-year-olds) is inspired by underground LGBTQ club culture, with workshops, debates and performances, reflecting on how important these rapidly disappearing queer spaces are. Go check out the queer zine showroom, or reimagine the pride flag, pay homage to drag culture and join the conversation in collaboration with artists.

Featuring performances from DJ collective BBZ and Larry B, as well as a Vogueing masterclass from Jay Jay Revlon, talks with artists and so many opportunities to get creative, the event also gives you a chance to explore the Tate’s galleries after hours (Night at The Museum anyone?). On top of that, there’ll be pop-up bars and street food stalls too, so you can enjoy a bev whilst you soak up the culture. Art, music, culture, booze, what more could you want?

Late at Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise is a free drop-in event taking place Friday 2nd June, 6-10pm.

(LEFT) BBZ promotional image, 2017 © BBZ
(RIGHT) DJ Jay Jay Revlon leads a Vouging workshop © Welsh Hooping Convention

Words
Ellie June Goodman
Eyes On: Platinum Paradise

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