Past Times

17:00 – 22:00 TATE Liverpool
Exhibitions, Family Friendly, Participate

Albert Dock
L3 4BB

0151 702 7400

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Art, live music and food come together for Past Times, a late-night fête full of activities for all ages. Visitors can enjoy the Great Art Bake Off, a cake design competition where winners will be announced during the evening. Families can also take advantage of the kids eat free offer* in the Tate Liverpool café, where visitors can also enjoy locally-sourced food and a wide selection of drinks. There will be performances from the Mersey Morris Men at 19.00 in the foyer along with a range of classic summer style games to take part in.

Mad Science Workshop, 18.00–20.00

Families are invited to drop into the free Mad Science workshop exploring pendulums and time. Learn more about the first time-keepers and how they used periods of pendulums to monitor time which ultimately led to the first clocks being invented. Mad Science travel around the world creating pop-up science labs for families to enjoy.

Great Art Bake Off, 19.45–20.00

Visitors are invited to channel their inner Mary Berry and take part in the Great Art Bake Off, a cake design competition where everyone can have a go at making a Picasso from pastry, a Matisse from macarons or a Bacon from buttercream. The theme for this year’s cake competition is ‘Time’ and all entrants are invited to display their creation where it will be judged by celebrity baker and Chef Dan Lepard. The cake does not have to reflect a Tate Liverpool artwork or exhibition (past or present) but must depict a time related artwork, whether it is time itself, or a work from a specific time in history. As well as Dan’s chosen winner there will be a People’s Choice category which will be voted for by the public on the night and both winners will receive gifts from Dan Lepard and Tate Liverpool.

To enter the competition, please submit your name, email address and telephone number to before Saturday 13 May 2017. For further information please visit

Off the Grid Live, 20.00–21.30

Visitors are invited to a special performance in the Tate Liverpool café from Cheshire based band Off The Grid. Made up of three high school students who have been performing together for just one year, they have been invited to play at numerous folk festivals, have won Battle of the Bands contests and wowed audiences in Liverpool last summer as part of Folk on the Dock festival. Playing a mixture of original music and covers, they have an exciting future ahead of them.

Selected Tate exhibitions are also open:

Ellsworth Kelly: In Focus until 9pm

Constellations: until 8pm

Tracey Emin & William Blake: until 8pm

Outside nearby: Same As We Ever Were, 17:00 & 19:00