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On the first Thursday of every month, Whitechapel Gallery celebrates the vibrancy of East London’s art community with curated recommendations for free exhibitions, music events, book launches, and more.

Explore galleries, artist-run spaces, and studios in our local area using our First Thursdays online listings to guide you. Alternatively, pick up a printed copy of the recommended programme from the Gallery foyer.

Get inspired – check out our latest Top 5 galleries and exhibitions, or follow one of our recommended Walking Routes to make the most out of your First Thursday.


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When The Grapes Were Sour

P21 Gallery is pleased to present When The Grapes Were Sour, a solo exhibition by Palestinian artist Rasha Al Jundi.


The Garden of Delights on Earth

The Garden of Delights on Earth is an Arts Council England-funded group exhibition that invites viewers to imagine a sustainable future through the power of art.


The Narrators

There’s a curious development happening in the ongoing narrative of Tang Shuo’s work where the occupants of his former home Boulder Hill (or Da Shi Shan, 大石山) have all slowly morphed into variations of the artist himself.


Bow Open x Lindsey Mendick present A Personal Treasure

Bow Arts’ annual Bow Open Show showcases the talent and diversity of art being made across the charity’s artist community, selected by a guest curator.

Walking Routes



A new month means fresh First Thursdays picks, so don’t miss tonight’s highlights! The walking route will be approximately one hour and forty minutes long and comprise three galleries. The first stop will be at Gallery 46 for The Garden...


Enjoy today’s self-led walk of late openings and public art as part of Whitechapel Gallery‘s First Thursdays. The Walking Route of tonight will start as usual from our Gallery and head to a commemorative plaque, a mural and three art openings for...


First Thursdays is finally back with an exciting series of free events scheduled from 6 to 9 pm, spanning from the north side of the river to the east of London. The walking route will be approximately one hour and...


Explore the current exhibitions at East London’s galleries, studios and artist run spaces.

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