Listen up! Tomorrow is the night for art fans, party people and free drink-seekers alike to head to east London for First Thursdays. With loads of galleries taking part, these events, taking place on the first Thursday of every month (naturally), see some of the best galleries in town staying open late with many of them treating their guests to a drink or two to boot. Fun times.
You’re unlikely to be able to get on the monthly bus tour as it’s booked up in advance, but there’s still plenty to see and do. Just use our handy guide to navigate the plethora of galleries that throw open their doors from 6pm on Thursday 1 May.
Experience a private view at the opening of the Catlin Art prize at Londonewcastle
Discover rare prints by war photographer Robert Capa at Daniel Blau.
Get immersed in the Russian avant-garde at Calvert 22.
Check out the fantastical vistas by the Wimbledon MA graduate Adam King at Canal.
So if you fancy rubbing shoulders with emerging artists and other enthusiasts, or are just in the mood to expand your artistic knowledge (while enjoying a drink or two), get on down to First Thursdays.