Nocturnal Creatures Programme

For one night only, Whitechapel Gallery and nearby historic, outdoor and unusual spaces in East London are transformed by installations, films, live performances, music, and food experiences.  

Free, pre-bookable tickets are available, as well as walk-in tickets on the day of the festival, to offer maximum flexibility and peace of mind to our visitors. For those who aren’t able to attend this extraordinary experience in person, a complementary programme of digital content is available on Instagram. 

Whitechapel Gallery Event Programme

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Nicole Bachmann: along the rims 

Toynbee Hall
Film and performance
Film: 6pm, 7pm, 8pm, 9pm, 10pm
Performance: 6:30pm, 7:30pm, 8:30pm, 9:30pm, 10:30pm 

Black Corporeal (Between this Air) Untitled 3 Courtesy of the artist ©Studioknxx (1)

Julianknxx: Black Corporeal (Between This Air)

Whitechapel Gallery
Film and performance
Performance: 9pm, 9.30pm, 10pm  

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Paula Morison: Time Well Spent

Whitechapel Gallery

Inês Neto dos Santos - Walk&Talk 2019 - photo by Mariana Lopes - selected

Inês Neto dos Santos: Beans (a love letter)

Whitechapel Gallery
Food growing network, bean bar and food offer in collaboration with Townsend Restaurant

Candida Powell Williams, Capel ManorPicture - David Bebber

Candida Powell-Williams: Orbit within the echoes

Aldgate Square
Performance and sculptural installation
Performance: 7pm, 8pm, 10pm  

IMAGE 5 - Rose and STEMM 2019 - CREDIT Kat Perlak (1)

Abbas Zahedi: Brick Lane Foundation

23-25 Brick Lane, Old Police Station
Site-specific installation and community engagement programme

Associate Partner Programme



Whitechapel Gallery’s programme for Nocturnal Creatures is accompanied by a host of additional projects presented in association with Artsadmin and Sculpture in the City. Artsadmin presentsThe Apocalypse Reading Room curated by artist Ama Josephine Budge, a sound and video installation by Umama Hamido  and Niqabi Ninja by Sara Shaarawi.  

Ruth Ewan Landscape (1)

Sculpture in the City

As part of Nocturnal Creatures, our free arts festival on Saturday 17 July 2021,  the surrounding area comes alive through an extensive associate programme with Sculpture in the City which features 19 sculptures in locations across the City of London. 

Enhance your evening

ArtsAdmin-cafe- photo- Katherine Leedale (1)

Food and Drink

Explore local restaurants and bars, including a special project by artist Inês Neto dos Santos, to satisfy your hunger and quench your thirst.  

Affiliate Partner Programme

Muzae Sesay, Resilience I, 2020, Oil pastel, vinyl paint, wax pastel on canvas, 180 × 180 cm. Courtesy of the artist and pt.2 (1)

Local galleries open their doors to late-night visitors.