Join us on EASTER MONDAY for a RARE OPPORTUNITY TO VISIT TWO OF BRITAINS NATIONAL TREASURES FOR FREE on the same afternoon!! Visit the old SHAKESPEARE GLOBE THEATRE (originally built approx 400 years ago and recreated in the nineties) and constructed, like the original building of timber and contrast that with the concrete, brick, and steel of modernity housing the modern exhibits at the TATE MODERN.
AT THE GLOBE THEATRE it is 'FREE OPEN DAY to celebrate Shakespeare's 450th birthday!! It promises to be a day packed with fun activities, performances and special ticket offers.
This year Shakespeare’s Birthday is a great introduction to the Globe and Shakespeare, and provides a rare opportunity to visit the biggest exhibition dedicated to Shakespeare’s London, for free. (Normal adult price £13.50)!!
The event culminates with performances on the stage. We welcome back improvisational geniuses School of Night where “everything is created on the spur of the moment according to ideas and suggestions proffered by the audience.” There will also be scenes from Shakespeare performed and traditional balloon modellers.
The Tate Modern is a modern art gallery located in London. It is Britain's national gallery of international modern art. It is the most-visited modern art gallery in the world, with around 4.7 million visitors per year. It is based in the former Bankside Power Station, in the Bankside area of Central London. Tate holds the national collection of British art from 1500 to the present day and international modern and contemporary art.
The galleries are housed in the former Bankside Power Station, which was originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, the architect of Battersea Power Station, and built in two stages between 1947 and 1963. The power station closed in 1981. The building was converted by architects Herzog & de Meuron and contractors Carillion,after which it stood at 99m tall.
Currently there are more than 10 FREE Exhibitions and Displays at TATE Modern!
MEETING PLACE and BASE for the AFTERNOON-Is the Refinery Bar & restaurant (address as above), just behind the Tate Modern on Southwark Street.
To find your quickest route to the The Refinery & Globe Theatre and Tate Modern, use Transport for London’s Journey Planner.
The nearest London Underground stations to Founders Arms/Tate Modern are:
Southwark (Jubilee Line, 600 metres approx.)
Blackfriars (District and Circle Line, 800 metres approx.) has now been reopened
St Pauls (Central Line, 1,100 metres approx.)
The following buses stop near The Refinery/Tate Modern:
Routes 45, 63 and 100 stop on Blackfriars Bridge Road
Routes RV1 and 381 stop on Southwark Street
Route 344 stops on Southwark Bridge Road
The red spots on the map below show the location of these bus stops.
The nearest mainline train stations to Tate Modern are:
Blackfriars (800 metres approx.)
London Bridge (1,100 metres approx.)
Tate Boat runs every forty minutes along the Thames between Tate Britain and Tate Modern. Other river services run between Millbank Pier and Bankside Pier.
London river services
The nearest Barclays Cycle Hire docking stations are located on New Globe Street and Southwark Street.
When you arrive at the venue look for the 'KEN'S EVENTS' Flag/Sign pictured below.
KEN'S EVENTS also has a Facebook page and Twitter account. See http://www.facebook.com/Kens.events