More used to hosting the likes of Ai Weiwei, the iconic Turbine Hall at the Tate Modern will shift its focus from making the world a better place through the medium of art to improving society through the medium of life-saving injections this Friday evening.
The museum is joining the likes of Westminster Abbey, racecourses and the set of Peeky Blinders as one of the weirder places in the country you can head for your coronavirus jabs. What’s more, they’re taking walk-ins, so if you’ve just not managed to get round to being jabbed, or your second vaccine is a bit longer off than you’d hoped, then you can wander down to the Tate Modern between five and nine o’clock this Friday evening.
📢 Tate Modern to open for vaccinations!
If you've not yet had your vaccine, or it's been 8 weeks since your first, we'd love to welcome you on Friday 5-9pm when we'll be hosting an NHS vaccination pop-up in the Turbine Hall.
— Tate (@Tate) July 13, 2021
The initiative is part of a drive to boost Britain’s immunity ahead of the 19th July and so-called ‘Freedom Day’. And who wouldn’t want to celebrate getting jabbed with an evening spent enjoying the exhibitions which are usually closed.
Exhibitions open to the vaccinated include The Making of Rodin and the Sophie Taeuber-Arp retrospective.
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Speaking to CityAM the Tate Modern’s director, Frances Morris, said “Everyone at Tate Modern is delighted to be doing our bit for the vaccine roll-out. Friday evening’s pop-up vaccine centre in the Turbine Hall will help hundreds of people protect themselves, their friends and their families, as well as being able to enjoy exclusive access to our galleries for the night. I hope as many people as possible take up this opportunity and book now.”
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Part of the government’s Grab a Jab initiative, bookings can be made via Eventbrite (yes, really!) or else you can simply walk in and get your injection.
You won’t need any identification and you don’t need to be registered with a GP, so the process should be as easy as possible. Anyone who has not yet received their first dose, or who had their first dose more than 8 weeks ago is welcome.
Book here or just turn up between 5pm and 9pm on Friday 16th July to Tate Modern, Bankside, SE1 9TG.