First Friday of the month today which means Tate Britain is open late tonight with lots of free events to round off your week. This month’s gallery fun coincides with the last few days of Sing London and has been cunningly named Sing Local as all things SW1 will be celebrated too. If you’re limbering up for the big finale on Sunday at the South Bank Centre then you might want to get down to Millbank for a drink and a singalong and allow yourself to be inspired by the art.
From 6pm tonight, there will be voice workshops led by Catherine Pestano, taking ideas and influences from modern British landscape paintings, a funk chorus for those who want a funkier Friday groove and… the Metropolitan Police Male Voice Choir will be belting out a few tunes to the delights of everyone who has ever wanted to hear a bunch of coppers harmonise on ‘Doing The Lambeth Walk.’
What else is happening tonight at Tate Britain? Well… gospel choir, 16th and 17th century drinking songs, a singalong with the choir from Pimlico school who will be bringing The Girl From Ipanema to this classical gallery, a ride on a specially conducted musical Routemaster bus and a chance to get the Karaoke Queen to sing your favourite song. We’re quite sure the acoustics in the main hall wil be far superior to the back room of your local pub.
Sing Local: Late at Tate Britain, tonight from 6pm, free. For more information, go to the Tate Britain website here.