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The new Tate Modern building has just opened – here's all the cool stuff you can do there this weekend

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Calling all art enthusiasts! The Tate Modern's amazing extension is finally open and we're seriously excited. The ten-story building looks like a twisted, pyramid-shaped tower, and sits behind the original power station. To celebrate the opening, there are loads of free events going on at the Tate Modern this weekend – here are the best of the bunch.

Watch a huge choral performance inspired by the Tate Modern

The folks at the Tate are really making a song and dance about the new extension. They've invited 500 people from over 20 choirs from all over London to come and sing songs about the Tate Modern. Watch them perform at 5pm on Saturday (June 18) or catch a smaller scale performance on Sunday (June 19) at 2pm. 

Do some arts and crafts

If the new Tate Modern leaves you feeling inspired, you can channel that creativity at one of their drop-in sessions, which will be running all weekend. At 'Making together: Paper aesthetics', they'll be inviting you to make your own mini model of the new Switch House building, and once you've completed your masterpiece, you can add it to a growing collective sculpture.

Be part of an immersive piece of art

Want to be part of the artwork? 'This Is Where We Are' is an interactive digital sculpture, driven by the data we all generate. The artwork will be inspired by the movement, touch and voices of people in the room, as well as data from social media, which means you can get involved whether you're there or not. 

Catch an impromptu performance

Throughout the weekend, there will be various unexpected live performances, including five live works from the Tate collection and two new performances. The line-up includes 'This is Propaganda', where a woman will sing the work's title whenever a new visitor enters the gallery space and 'Public Collection Tate Modern 2016' – a site-specific piece where groups of performers will use their bodies to re-create well-known artworks.

Be someone's muse

As part of tonight's opening events, illustrator Jean Jullien will be offering the visitors to sit down with her one-on-one so that she can create your very own sculptural portrait. Or, if sculptures aren't your thing, you can have your portrait taken by photographer Ronan McKenzie, whose latest project is an attempt to capture what she loves about London. June 17, 6pm-10pm. Switch House, Level 5.

Check out these pictures of the new Tate Modern and here are seven of its best bits.

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