Join us from 10.15am for tea, coffee and croissants before exploring the Turbine Hall commission this year by artist Kara Walker. Ruby and Andy will describe a huge fountain, 12 metres high, spurting water and revealing tales of hidden histories of the terrible 18th century slave trade and of more recent civil rights atrocities. We will be able to touch and sit on the rim of the fountain, though the sculptures themselves are out of reach, located within and on the other side of a wide basin of water.

Meeting point: the Communities Hub, level 0, next to the Cloakroom
One tour at 11.00am with guides Ruby Maddox and Andy Mashigo
No booking required.

More info can be found here. 

Getting to Tate Modern
Here are some directions and tips on how to get to Tate Modern:

Underground stations
Southwark on the Jubilee line. When you exit the station turn left onto Blackfriars Bridge Road. You will pass under a railway bridge, keep going until you get to Southwark Street on the right. Proceed along Southwark Street and Tate Modern is on the left.
London Bridge on the Northern Line. Take the exit for Borough Market, which is straight ahead of you as you exit the ticket barrier. Once at street level bear right and carry on along Southwark Street. Passing under a railway bridge you will eventually come to a modern parade of shops including Marks & Spencer. Turn right here to find Tate Modern’s new Blavatnik Building landscape.
St Pauls on the Central Line. Take the exit for the Cathedral itself. Walk round to the South side of the cathedral through the gardens if they are open or along a road called New Change if not. This takes you to the Millennium Bridge which leads you directly to Tate Modern on the south side of the river.

From South London the 381 takes you to Tate Modern Southwark Street
From Liverpool Street the 344 takes you to Southwark Bridge for Tate Modern and the Globe Theatre

Taxis, Uber and Dial A Ride drop off/collection
The postcode for Tate Modern Holland Street is: SE1 9NX