Festive First Thursdays: December 2018

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Past Event

This event was on Thu 6 Dec 2018, 6pm – 9pm

Join us for our festive late night opening on 6 December 2018 for Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays.


See our exhibitions:

Elmgreen & Dragset: This Is How We Bite Our Tongue (Ticketed, book now)

Ulla von Brandenburg: Sweet Feast

Surreal Science: Loudon Collection with Salvatore Arancio

Staging Jackson Pollock

Mikhail Karikis: No Ordinary Protest


Known for her theatrical installations, German artist Ulla von Brandenburg will be in conversation with Chief Curator Lydia Yee to discuss key themes from her new, major commission, Sweet Feast. (Book now)

Flash Sale

With up to 50% off selected limited editions, our team will be available to help you choose the ultimate gift for art lovers.


Browse our bookshop until 9pm. We’ll be selling exclusive festive gifts and offering 10% off in store.

Food & Drink 

Delicious mulled wine, mince pies, charcuterie and light bites at our wine bar After Hours at The Whitechapel Refectory. Open until 11pm.

Explore East London

Discover the east London art scene by taking a trip on the First Thursdays Bus Tour (book now) or take a stroll to galleries in the neighbourhood using the recommendations in our First Thursdays Walking Tour Map [Pick up your free copy from the Whitechapel Gallery front desk].