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Past Event Tate Britain Late

Late at Tate Britain: Strife

5 April 2019 at 18.00–21.30

A night exploring film making, photography and social documentary

With mobile technology becoming more advanced, it gives all of us a chance to have a go at film making and photography. But have you ever thought about the relationship between the subjects in your photos and you? In response to the powerful Don McCullin exhibition, we're asking you to think about the everyday use of photography, fine art photography and social documentary.


LDN City Takeover, Wired4Music Presents Safe and Sound

Taylor Digital Studio
18.00 – 21.30

Join a drop-in workshop led by women and non-binary musicians. We invite you to join a taste of all things music tech. Play around with production tools, see an artist break down their beats, have your tech questions answered at our Support Station and share your mp3 songs on our Internal Radio. Relaxed vibes and free snacks are promised.

Curated with Wired Members Lila and Jasmine

LDN City TakeoverWired 4 Music presents: The City Moves

Room 1840
18.00 – 21.30

This video installation explores how sound and video can fuse to create an immersive experience. Watch music videos and short films from a selection of London’s emerging videographers, filmmakers and musicians. Co-curated with Wired4Music artists, this video installation celebrates and champions the mix of incredible talent and artistry that the city has to offer.

Curated with Wired Member Sherwyn

People of the Streets

Manton Studio
18.00 – 21.30

People of the Streets CIC provides the platform and tools for people experiencing homelessness to strengthen their voices in society. Join us for a workshop that looks at their photography and its potential to transform public understandings of the issue.

What’s your London?

Room 1840
18.00 – 21.30

Throughout Don McCullin’s work we can see both emotional and documentary responses, especially in areas he was familiar with, such as London. In this cut and stick workshop, build your own cityscape and explore what London means to you.


Tate Collective Producer Showcase

Henry Moore Room
18.00 – 21.30

Join photographer and Tate Collective Producer, Victoria Aquino as she presents a series of photographs she took during a visit to the Philippines. The work questions the role between art and social documentary photography.

Lives Through a Lens

Library and Archive Reading Rooms
18.00 – 21.00

This show and tell looks at examples of socially engaged photography held by Tate Library & Archive. The display includes photographs of life in revolutionary Russia and China from the David King and Martin Parr collections.

Capturing Class Struggle

Modern Prints Room
18.00 – 20.30

Pulling works from Tate’s collection, Capturing Class Struggle aims to question the ethics of photographing poverty and class struggle. We ask: What happens when these photographs evolve from capturing ‘the living scene and the living story’ into works of art?


Don McCullin: Looking for England

Clore Studio
19.00 – 20.00, 20.00 – 21.00

This BBC documentary follows McCullin on a photographic journey across England. The footage includes scenes in McCullin’s darkroom, a space he has allowed to be filmed for the first time.

Director and producer: Adrian Sibley


Reprezent Radio Presents ...

Outside the Djanogly Café
18.00 – 21.30

Join the voice of young London Reprezent Radio and special guests for some forward thinking sounds of the underground.


Bedrooms of London
Katie Wilson and Caro Howell in Conversation

(un)common space
19.00 – 20.00

Listen to a thought-provoking conversation between photographer Katie Wilson and Director of the Foundling Museum, Caro Howell. They discuss Katie’s recent series of work, Bedrooms of London, responding to the themes of the Don McCullin exhibition. Bedrooms of London is currently on display at the Foundling Museum in partnership with The Childhood Trust. The series highlights the consequences caused from the shortage of social housing, to children across London.


Film Screening and Discussion

19.00 – 20.30

According to John Grierson, the father of the documentary, at the heart of the documentarian must always lie a sense of social responsibility. Yet, as documentaries become increasingly monetized and celebrated as artworks does this remain possible? This film screening and panel discussion explores this. Asking the question: What lies at the heart of documentaries today?

Boys Like Us (2019, 5 mins)
Mikeal Techane

Spoken and Directed by Mikael Techane, Boys Like Us is the response to Mikael's experiences, thoughts and feelings. By charting his growth and awareness within this film, Mikael has created both an acknowledgement of the past and a documentation of the present. The work sheds light on issues surrounding his identity combined with the experiences of others he holds dear.

Serious Tingz (2019, 3 mins)
Abdou Cisse, Kieran Kenlock

Serious Tingz is about the face of masculinity, portrayed by young men who grew up in inner city environments. Where the iconic ‘screwface’ is more than just an expression, it’s a matter of life and death. Based on real life experiences, Abdou Cisse, who grew up in South London, gives you an insight into what it’s like growing up in a place where a young man’s masculinity is challenged and defended by a mere expression. Posing a simple question: What is a smile worth?

IF NOT US (2018, 41 mins)
Benedict Santos Pearcy, Damilola Ayo-Vaughan

IF NOT US is a creative project which examines the young creative scene of Lagos. The film documents the work of young Nigerians in fashion, music, art and photography. IF NOT US offers a frame through which we can view Lagos' young creative scene, placing it in context of the past and present.


Don McCullin

Experience the powerful social documentary work of one of Britain’s most renowned photographers. Don McCullin. Aged 15-25? Sign up for free to Tate Collective for £5 entry!

About: LDN City Takeover

It has never been more important to champion the energy and ideas of creatives aged 16-25, to support them with strong platforms to express themselves, and to give them physical spaces to connect with each other. This is why Tate, Battersea Arts Centre, BFI, the Roundhouse, Wired4Music and the Young Vic - are pledging to give over space to young people for the first pilot London City Takeover. We will each hand over space, both physical and digital, to an exciting collective aged from 16-25 .


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