It's the first Friday of the the month which means Tate Britain is hosting another Late at Tate event. From 7.30pm tonight, if you're not in the pub or avoiding a club, there'll be free music and stuff to see and enjoy. The musical part of the evening is called Black Drum and features Arthur Brick,
a three piece who sing songs about Bermondsey war veterans, night buses to Catford, 1950's homosexuals and religious fervour in the home counties, amongst other things.
followed by The Band of Nod with legendary comic poet and musical raconteur John Hegley. To finish off the evening, the Archie Bronson Outift unleash their "krautrock-infused blues" in the cool marble halls of Tate Britain.
Other events taking over the gallery spaces tonight is a celebration of the spoken word.
Lose yourself in altered states of consciousness with live performances by poets, poetry on film and historic recordings from the likes of Allen Ginsberg and Edith Sitwell scattered throughout the galleries.
John Turner, The Stand-Up Shaman will do a performance in Room 8 using William Blake's work as a menas to conjure different realities. A warning accompanies his contribution to the evening: "This performance contains flashing lights and The Transcendental Object at the End of History" - so, be warned. Poets Tom Raworth and Alec Finlay will also be reading in the Manton Studio while in the auditorium, there will be screenings of experimental short films by Malgorzata Kitowski from PoetryFilm.
All events are free, no bookings taken, at Tate Britain, Millbank, Pimlico, from 7.00pm this evening. For more information, go to the Tate Britain website here. Photo: Matt Stuart