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Book this: Festival No6 at TATE

Fancy zipping down to London for a little cultural soiree next month do we? If so, here’s an idea from Catherine, the immensely funky (*sniff)  and very switched on editor of the brand new Muddy Warwickshire. North Wales’ fab award-winning Festival No 6 at TATE is going south-side for an afterhours collaboration with TATE Britain at the David Hockney Retrospective (the gallery’s fastest selling exhibition ever fyi). Here’s what you need to know.

Kitsch & Sync pic by Fanatic

You’ll need to act quick if you’d like to partake in a one-off evening of art, musical collaborations, poetry, food and drink organised by Festival No 6 at TATE  during the David Hockney retrospective, as tickets are limited.

The line-up includes: Stockport indie rockers Blossoms with Joe Duddell and the No.6 ensemble, Charlotte Church’s Love Bomb, punk poet Dr John Cooper Clarke, comedian Sara Pascoe, DJ Greg Wilson and pop-up theatre/ performances from Spark! drummers and Kitsch & Sync. It’s hosted by Radio 1 DJ Huw Stephens and ends at 1am.

Drinks and food experiences will be themed by the Yorkshire artist’s life: either a 2-course dinner Yorkshire rare breed meats matched with Californian wines or a Californian Wine Tasting. Tickets include afterhours access to Paul Nash and the Hockney Exhibition, 7.30 – 11.55pm. More than 20,000 tickets have already sold for the show, which opens on Thursday Feb 9 and is the fastest selling in Tate’s history.

The relatively young Festival No 6 is normally held in the beautifully surreal Italianate village of Portmeirion on the North Wales coast in September (7-10 in 2017).

Festival No 6 at TATE  


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