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New Arts-based Festival Coming To London’s Tate Modern

An exciting new arts-based festival aimed at youth is coming to London, with an extravagant array of artists, both musical and visual lined up to amaze audiences. Check it out here!

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Hyperlink is an arts-based festival making a 2013 debut at London’s Tate Modern Gallery, consisting of performances and workshops by musicians, visual artists and designers, developed and produced by and for young people. The three-day event is being held in the Tanks and Turbine Hall in the world’s most visited modern art gallery from the 26th-28th April 2013. Appearances from UK urban greats such as AkalaLady LeshurrAngel and Mercury Prize nominee and MOBO award winning Sway are to be expected, alongside the hottest name in spoken word: George the Poet. Each musical performance will collaborate with a visual artist, among those are: Rihanna commissioned urban artist, illustrator and graphic designer Funny TummyBarka, a London-based artist previously working with Adidas and Japanese psych pop oil painter Tokio Aoyama.
In addition to live music, there will be artist-run workshops, installations and interactive artworks throughout the weekend. These workshops will give audiences the chance to get involved with the creative side of things, guided by fashion and music’s top artists. Hyperlink is the first of eight festivals around the country happening as part of Circuit, a new national youth network for the visual arts. Circuit aims to reach 80,000 young people aged 15-25 over four years in an attempt to get them more involved in art.
Hyperlink Festival programme highlights:
Throughout the festival 26-28 April 2013
Turbine Hall: Susan Stockwell ‘Sail Away’ Installation
South Tank: Workshops by Fashion designer Carri Munden ‘Cassete Playa’
Transformer 1: Workshops by It’s Nice That presenting work from the design world
The Clore Studio:  Workshops by Rankin
Friday 26th April
South Tank:  Vase Curate – live visual & audio with Nosaj Thing, Evian Christ and Jacque Green (6.30pm to 9.30pm)
Turbine Hall: live performance from Akala with art from Tokio Aoyama (8:30pm to 9:30pm)
Saturday 27th April
South Tank : live performance from Angel with art from Funny Tummy (3pm – 4pm)
South Tank: live VJ performance synchronised with the Stooki Sound (6:30pm to 7:30pm)
South Tank: live performance from Boxettes with art from Ellen Gallagher (7:30pm to 8:30pm)
South Tank: live performance from Sway with art from Bakra (8:30pm to 9:30pm)
Turbine Bridge: live performance from Lady Leeshur with art from Jenny Holzer (4:30pm to 5:30pm)
Turbine Bridge: live performance Paigey Cakey with art from Rebecca Horn (5:30pm to 6:30pm)
Sunday 28th April
Turbine Bridge:  live performance from Marquis Tolive (2pm to 3pm)
Turbine Bridge: live performance from George The Poet with art from Funny Tummy (3pm to 4pm)
To find out more, visit the Tate Modern website here.

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