Great Venues - Tate Modern and Tate Britain

June 11, 2015


Continuing our great venues series, we thought we’d take a look at another superb events space, most notably two art galleries that come under the same name – the Tate Britain and the Tate Modern. Although they offer art of different kinds, they are both superb entertainment venues; the high ceilings allowing for some truly jaw-dropping aerial acts and ambitious displays.

Gymnasts and Bicycles

 Anyone who has popped along to the Tate Modern may know that Turbine Hall is probably one of the biggest events space in London by virtue of its cavernous interior which, when there is no art to display, has nothing of value attached to its wall (which is always a worry at some venues). As such, filling the area with enticing and exciting entertainment is an extremely challenging but rewarding brief, which this event proved. We provided singer Gena WestHeliosphere, BMX bikers and fencing specialists to entertain guests in this award winning venue. What a wonderful experience it was!

  

Aerial Silks

 Again making use of the vast space that is Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern, last May’s event featured some incredible catering, production and flowers but also featured entertainment provided by our good selves, this time in the form of two stunning aerial silk artists, who tumbled, weaved and span around the material, which hung from the very top of the venue. Musical accompaniment was provided by the always enjoyable New Cross Hot Club.

  

Le Gateau Chocolat, Flagman, Aerial Hoop and more

 Not wanting to be outdone by the Tate Modern, Tate Britain also offers an impressive space for anybody wishing to hire the venue. In this instance, we provided a veritable smorgasbord of acts for a private event, including everyone’s favourite drag artist Le Gateau Chocolat and the astounding Flagman. But that was not all, with Avant Garde dance troupe dressing in constume ahead of their performance, a fantastic aerial hoop performance and even James Rhodes in attendance. Quite simply a perfect example of what can be accomplished across such an interesting area. 

  

Light Jugglers, Aerial Silks and Drummers

The Tate Modern was once again the setting for a tremendously exciting event featuring bespoke-themed performers in makeup and costume, juggling glowing bats and other paraphernalia. It can’t be denied that it was quite the event. But then we went further! Again, aerial silk artists were brought in to add to the spectacle, descending from upon high to twirl amongst the mist and foliage. A stunning affair indeed.

  

 




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By Henry Fosdike