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British Folk ArtOverlooked by art historians, dismissed by intellectuals, rarely attributed to individual artists, but loved for its exquisite craftsmanship, British Folk Art is often seen as a poor relation to fine art. Tate Britain curator and folk art expert Dr Martin Myrone has brought together more than 100 artefacts from collections around the country in this celebration of traditional skills. On display will be such diverse items as Toby jugs, shop signs, carousel horses, naval embroidery, pin cushions made by invalids in the Crimean War, and a life-size sculpture of King Alfred fashioned in thatch. These hark back to a pre-industrial age and promise to shed as much light on our social history as our artistic one.

 

About Tate Britain

Overlooking the River Thames, Tate Britain was originally founded through the philanthropy of the sugar magnate Sir Henry Tate. The Tate legacy now encompasses three other galleries around the UK, including Tate Modern also in London. Dedicated to showcasing Britain's artistic talent, Tate Britain is home to the greatest collection of British art from 1500 to the present day. More about Tate Britain

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British Folk Art  Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum  

British Folk Art - Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum

British Folk Art Patchwork Bedcover made by James Williams, Wrexham 1842-52 St Fagans: National History Museum 

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London > Hotels > Mid-Range Chain Hotel   from £79  32% off
30 John Islip Street, SW1P | 3 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Events > Concerts  Dates: Saturday 3rd December 2016 - 3pm-4.30pm
British Folk Art, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
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BP British Art Displays: A Walk Through British Art
London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 14th May 2013 to 31st December 2016 - 10am-6pm
British Folk Art, Millbank, SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
Iconic works by artists including Bacon, Constable, Hirst, Hockney, Hogarth, Gainsborough, Lowry, Millais, Spencer, Stubbs and Whiteread, representing 500 years of British art, spread out over ...More
 
 
 
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London > Events > Exhibitions  Dates: 1st, 7th & 8th and 14th & 15th Dec 2016 - 11am-5pm
British Folk Art, 16 John Islip Street, SW1P | 2 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Entertainment > Arts Centres
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London > Entertainment > Theatres
139 Vauxhall Walk, Lambeth, London SE11 | 7 minutes from British Folk Art
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Millbank Tower
London > Attractions > Sights
21-24 Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 2 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | Same location as British Folk Art
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City Café
London > Restaurants > International restaurants
30 John Islip Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 3 minutes from British Folk Art
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Shepherd's
London > Restaurants > British restaurants
Marsham Court, Marsham Street, Millbank, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from British Folk Art
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40 Vauxhall Bridge Road, Pimlico, London SW1V | 5 minutes from British Folk Art
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Metropolitan Walkers
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2nd Floor, Camelford House, 87-90 Albert Embankment, Lambeth, London SE1 | 5 minutes from British Folk Art
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London > Nightlife > Pubs
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Red Lion Pub
London > Nightlife > Pubs
48 Parliament Street, Whitehall, Westminster, London SW1A | 15 minutes from British Folk Art
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Greenwood
London > Nightlife > Pubs
Buckingham Palace Road, SW1W | 16 minutes from British Folk Art
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75 Page Street, Westminster, London SW1P | 4 minutes from British Folk Art
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Studio 33
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101 Tinworth Street, Lambeth, London SE11 | 5 minutes from British Folk Art
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80 Vincent Square, Westminster, London SW1P | 8 minutes from British Folk Art
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Christmas Music With The English National OperaChristmas Music With The English National OperaThe ENO Chorus perform three short concerts of festive favourites.2016-12-03T15:00:00+00002016-12-03T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Christmas Music With The English National Opera
Turner Prize 2016Turner Prize 2016Turner Prize 2016Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the world of contemporary art, it carries a large cash prize - there's £40,000 in the pot - and instant fame for the winner who must be a British artist under fifty and have staged an 'outstanding' exhibition of work completed within the y2016-12-03T00:00:00+00002017-01-02T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  Adult £10.90-£12, concession £9.50-£10, under 12s Free
DATES  27th September 2016 to 2nd January 2017
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Set up in 1984, the Tate's Turner Prize has been courting controversy ever since. The most notorious prize in the world of contemporary art, it carries a large cash prize - there's £40,000 in the pot - and instant fame for the winner who must be a British artist under fifty and have staged an 'outstanding' exhibition of work completed within the y... More about this event
 
Paul NashPaul NashTate Britain presents the largest presentation of Paul Nash 's work for a generation. Known as a landscape artist, Nash was one of the most distinctive and most important British artists of the twentieth century. His downland and coastal landscapes of southern England, and its ancient past, provided a stage for his engagements with international 2016-12-03T00:00:00+00002017-03-05T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
Ongoing

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions
PRICING  TBC
DATES  26th October 2016 to 5th March 2017
VENUE  Tate Britain 
Tate Britain presents the largest presentation of Paul Nash 's work for a generation. Known as a landscape artist, Nash was one of the most distinctive and most important British artists of the twentieth century. His downland and coastal landscapes of southern England, and its ancient past, provided a stage for his engagements with international ... More about this event
Co-Op Dialogues 1966-2016: Chris Welsby And Emily RichardsonCo-Op Dialogues 1966-2016: Chris Welsby And Emily RichardsonBoth artists screen films that explore human intervention and the natural world.2016-12-12T19:00:00+00002016-12-12T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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David HockneyDavid HockneyDavid HockneyAs he approaches his 80th birthday, David Hockney is the subject of a major exhibition at Tate Britain in 2017. Gathering together an extensive selection of Hockney's most famous works, this exhibition celebrates his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades. Presented as a chronological overview, the show h2017-02-09T10:00:00+00002017-05-29T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Painting
DATES  9th February to 29th May 2017
VENUE  Tate Britain 
As he approaches his 80th birthday, David Hockney is the subject of a major exhibition at Tate Britain in 2017. Gathering together an extensive selection of Hockney's most famous works, this exhibition celebrates his achievements in painting, drawing, print, photography and video across six decades. Presented as a chronological overview, the show h... More about this event
 
Queer British ArtQueer British ArtQueer British ArtThe year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain isn't letting it go unnoticed. Putting on the first major exhibition in Britain to focus on queer British art, well known figures such as Oscar Wilde, and works by artists including John Singer Sargent, David Hockney an2017-04-05T00:00:00+01002017-10-01T00:00:00+0100 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
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event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Modern and Contemporary Art
PRICING  TBC
DATES  5th April to 1st October 2017
VENUE  Tate Britain 
The year 2017 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England and Wales, and Tate Britain isn't letting it go unnoticed. Putting on the first major exhibition in Britain to focus on queer British art, well known figures such as Oscar Wilde, and works by artists including John Singer Sargent, David Hockney an... More about this event
 
Rachel WhitereadRachel WhitereadIn autumn 2017, Tate Britain stages the most comprehensive exhibition to date of Rachel Whiteread, the first woman to win the Turner Prize. That accolade came in 1993, the same year she made House (arguably her best known work), an 'inside out house' where the fireplaces of the interior could be seen on the outside. This life-sized cast of a condem2017-09-12T00:00:00+01002018-02-04T00:00:00+0000 Where:
Tate Britain,   Millbank      SW1P 4RG
Category: event
 

event > Exhibitions > Art exhibitions - Illustration & Drawing
DATES  12th September 2017 to 4th February 2018
VENUE  Tate Britain 
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Marbles & Ware Big Top Christmas Bazaar
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Foodie Events | Until 18th December 2016 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from British Folk Art

A Christmas event with a twist, Christmess at The Vaults is set to be one hell of a dinner party. ...More

 
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Trainspotting
Theatre | Until 15th January 2017 

The Vaults, Arch 233 16 minutes walk from British Folk Art

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Concerts | On 3rd December 2016 

Central Hall Westminster 18 minutes walk from British Folk Art

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Once in a Lifetime
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Theatre | Until 14th January 2017 

The Young Vic 18 minutes walk from British Folk Art

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King Lear
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Theatre | Until 3rd December 2016 

Old Vic Theatre 19 minutes walk from British Folk Art

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Seasonal | Until 25th December 2016 

Westminster Abbey 19 minutes walk from British Folk Art

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Portrait of the Artist
Portrait of the Artist
Exhibitions | Until 23rd April 2017 

The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace 22 minutes walk from British Folk Art

Exploring the notion of artists as celebrities, Portrait of the Artist puts self-portraits ...More

 
Fulham Symphony Orchestra: The Nutcracker
Concerts | On 3rd December 2016 

St John's Smith Square 22 minutes walk from British Folk Art

Marc Dooley conducts the orchestra for a complete performance of Tchaikovsky's ballet....More

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Theatre | Until 29th April 2017 

Apollo Victoria Theatre 1.44 miles from British Folk Art

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