If you’ve been putting off going to see the ‘Henri Matisse: The Cut Outs‘ show at the Tate Modern because you’ve heard how insanely busy it’s been, we hate to break it to you but you’re almost out of time! The blockbuster exhibition is finally closing on Sunday September 7 and we reckon you, me and everyone else in London is going to be hotfooting it over to Bankside this weekend for a glimpse of the colourful cut outs.
That’s the bad news over with. The good news is that the Tate know how chocka it’s going to be so have organised an all-night opening on Saturday September 6. From 10pm until 10am, the main gallery will be closed but Matisse-ophiles with after-hours tickets will be let in through a special entrance. The restaurant will be serving Matisse-inspired food and drinks (not sure what that will involve apart from potentially some extra food colouring) from 11pm until 5am, hot breakfasts for anyone doing the early 5am to 11am slots and there will be colourful vinyl off-cuts for visitors to play with if they feel overcome with inspiration.
If you want to make it more of a party, head down to the Brewdog pop-up bar in the Turbine Hall, which will be plying Impressionism fans with pale ale and other craft beer goodness until 10pm on Friday and Saturday nights. We strongly recommend heading over to tate.org.uk to book your tickets now or you may be spending most of your weekend waiting in line.
Read our five-star review of ‘Henri Matisse: the Cut Outs’.