Homeless people have been encouraged to attend the Tate Modern’s most accessible concert yet.
People who have been affected by homelessness will perform alongside professional musicians from the chamber orchestra of the Academy of St. Martin-in-the-Fields. The Academy has been working with homeless people for roughly 20 years, but have never before orchestrated an event which involves those affected by homelessness so closely.
Producer of the show Charlotte O’Dair said: “We would love it if people who are or have been homeless come. We want them to feel encouraged and welcome.”
The un-ticketed concert will be the first of its kind, with a stress being placed on a relaxation of conventional concert etiquette. O’Dair added: “If people come along and wish to sleep, they can do that.” She encouraged attendees to “come for five minutes, or stay for 12 hours”.