Having recently come across the Tate Collectives, a youth art initiative created by young people for young people, it’s exciting to await a major festival curated by them. Hyperlink will be the first of eight festivals that will explore the idea of ‘six degrees of separation’ featuring work by artists, musicians and fashion designers from 26-28 April.
Featuring a spoken word performance by up and coming talent George the Poet, who at 21 has already hosted his first TED talk. Rappers Kano and Sway will also perform, Rankin is hosting a workshop that will emulate his high fashion studio environment, and It’s Nice That will also be holding zine-making workshops for aspiring journalists and illustrators. Visual artists Raw Material will take over the Turbine Hall and present a fusion of live art, electronic sound, song, spoken word and visual art. All the events are free and even if you can’t make it to the Tate Modern, they have joined with the likes of the Whitworth Gallery in Manchester, Mostyn in Llandudno and Nottingham Contemporary aimed at increasing access to the arts for young people across the country.