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.
Join us for an exhibition opening and book launch at Have A Butchers in Dalston, London.
A series of interventions and temporary displays throughout Hackney Museum’s permanent exhibition will share stories from Hackney’s Eastern, Central and Southern African heritage communities.
This exhibition of the unsettling, uncategorisable work of American artist Lutz Bacher (1943–2019) explores her use of music, sound and voice.