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THIS MONTH, Tate Modern will mark the third anniversary ofUniqlo Tate Lateswith a free evening of art, music and film.

These after-hours eventshave attracted over 350,000 visitors to since they began in 2016, becoming one of the UKs largest museum late programmes and providing a vital platform for Londons creative talent.

On the evening of October 25, Tate Modern will celebrate Kara Walkers spectacular Hyundai Commission,Fons Americanus.

Takinginspiration from thisbreath-taking 13-metre-high fountain in the atmospheric surrounds of the Turbine Hall, Octobers Uniqlo Tate Late will exploreideas of freedom, monuments and personal and collective memories.

The evening will include an eclectic array of music, art, discussion, film and workshops:Gal-demwill host a series of conversations and pop-up readings in the Turbine Hall from texts inspired by Walkers works, which will be performed by young creatives includingAbondance MatandaandKai Isaiah Jamal.

BroadcasterZezi Ifore,poet Bridget Minamoreand curatorPriyesh Mistrywill be part of a panel discussion reflecting on Walkers work and how artists can communicate unsettling histories.Visitors will have the opportunity to come together in a round table discussion on monuments, museums and (post)colonial memory organised by researcherShelley Angelie Saggar.

A Vibe Called Techwill run a series of workshops exploring the role of technology as both a tool of empowerment and oppression. Artists, writers and activists includingShiraz Baujoo,Tanya Compas,Inua EllamsAnya Rao-MiddletonandRyan Lanjiwill discuss the theme of memory in15 minute art chats.

In a full gallery takeover, events will spill out into the Terrace bookshop where spoken word artist and writerIsaiah Hullwill be reading from his debut poetrycollectionNosebleeds. NTS Radio have programmed a special soundtrack for the evening with DJs in the Terrace Bar and The Tanks, featuringLA Timpa,Oli XL,Sandra JP,Cherrie FlavaandChampagne Funk.Visitors can also enjoy pop-up food stalls and bars serving Ume Lager, a new bespoke brew created in collaboration with Tate Modern, UNIQLO and Harbour Brewery and available exclusively at the gallery.

Taking place on the last Friday of every month, Uniqlo Tate Lates have quickly made their mark on Tate Modern and Londons wider cultural scene, offering a free and accessible creative hub for people to come together, socialise and exchange ideas.

Over the past three years, pioneering programmes have created memorable moments for hundreds of thousands of visitors, from celebrating women in the arts to exploring the global influences that shape our arts and culture.

These evenings have also showcased emerging talent alongside well-known DJs and world-famous artists. Highlights from previous nights have included an international premiere by Kahlil Joseph, a major installation of Jenny Holzerstruisms, a specially-composed version of Yoko OnosMend Piece, and unique video projections from Solange Knowles Ferguson and Wolfgang Tillmans.

Uniqlo Tate Lates will continue into 2020, exploring themes inspired by Tate Moderns programme of exhibitions and displays, and turning the volume up on Londons creative talent.

October 25, then every final Friday of each month (except December)18.00 22.00 (with the Terrace Bar staying open until 22:30)Admission freeFor information call +44(0)20 7887 8888 or visit tate.org.uk

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