First Thursdays: May 2019

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    Is This Tomorrow?, 2019 Courtesy Whitechapel Gallery. Photo: Dan Weill Photography

Past Event

This event was on Thu 2 May 2019, 6 – 9pm

Join us for our late night opening on 2 May 2019 for Whitechapel Gallery First Thursdays.


See our Spring exhibitions:

Is This Tomorrow?  (Book now)

Queer Spaces: London, 1980s – Today


City Poems & City Music Live
Part Two: featuring ESCAPE-ISM, Ted Milton, Libby Houston and Pete Brown (Book now)

With a live performance by experimental rock duo ESCAPE-ISM (Ian Svenonius and Alexandra Cabral), Ted Milton of post-punk group Blurt’s new project ODES (with Sam Britton) and readings by Thurston Moore and poets Libby Houston and Pete Brown, we continue our season of experimental performance inspired by artist and poet Adrian Henri (1932–2000).


Browse our bookshop until 9pm.

Food & Drink 

Delicious wines, 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 [Download here) or pick up your free copy from the Whitechapel Gallery front desk].