BP Saturdays: Animate Tate @ Tate Britain (24 July)

animate tateThis summer holiday 2010, Tate Britain will come alive with animation for BP Saturdays: Animate Tate, an annual, free family festival for 5-12 year olds. Kids are invited to go animation crazy with an array of fun activities, from turning themselves into a cartoon character to sending their home-made airplane into a loop-the-loop.

This day-long programme brings together a range of fun, arty animation inspired workshops and activities, including puppetry and a chance for kids to ‘cartoonify’ themselves.

In the spirit of summer sports days, kids can also jump, crawl and wiggle their way through the art assault course.

And, all the activities are free!


Highlights include:


Turn yourself into a cartoon by making your own costume and props, before posing for a photo in front of one of four backdrops.

Plane Crazy

Design and make a paper airplane and launch it off the Tate Britain runway.

Art Assault

Crawl under Caro, dodge a Dali – this assault course is made up of obstacles each inspired by an artwork in the Tate collection.


Have a go at making your own clay character and creating a short animated film.

Small Worlds

Watch Mimika Theatre’s fusion of digital animation and puppetry.


Other activities include storytelling, zoetropes and free family tours.


This day is part of London 2012 Open Weekend supported by BP Tate Britain, Millbank SW1P 4RG Saturday

Opening Times: 24 July 2010; 11:00 – 16:00

Admission: Free

For ages 5-12, siblings welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.

Some activities require booking, for public information please visit www.tate.org.uk or call 020 7887 8888

BP Saturdays: Animate Tate