Passed through Old Street station in the past few days? Did you pop into the Tate while you were there? No, we’re not high, the mighty art institution has a retail offshoot in Shoreditch until June 4. A unit in Old Street Station has been transformed into a hub of creativity for the Tate Pop-Up, the first of a number of temporary projects taking place in the next few months to liven up those previously miserable station tunnels.
The Tate Collectives have organised a load of fun sounding underground events at Old Street station including a Matisse-inspired paper workshop, a screening of ‘Helvetica’ (yep, a film about a font), and a talk covering women, publishing and autonomy. A selection of prints and local publications are also available to buy, and there’s a Matisse-themed window installation by Gumbo Architecture & PAPER Collective. Definitely worth a detour next time you’re passing near Old Street.
For all the info go to tate.org.uk or follow @TateShop. Or check out the other 46 enlivening events happening this weekend in London.
If you’re interested in organising a pop-up at Old Street Station go to www.appearhere.co.uk to book a space!