First Thursdays is back and we couldn’t be more excited for the return of this magical monthly adventure. In case you forgot, the event is centred around a celebration of local talent which ranges from street musicians, to visual artists, to food geniuses.
Have you ever wondered what is it that makes First Thursdays so special, and where it all started?
The concept stretches worldwide – from New York to the metropolitan hubs of Europe. It began in London as a movement towards making art galleries and museums more accessible to the public, opening for free in the evenings.
In 2012, after attending a similar event in Zurich, Gareth Pearson (the brain behind TEDx Stellenbosch) and Michael Tymbios (local artist and designer) orchestrated the birth of First Thursdays Cape Town, which then stretched its success to Johannesburg in 2015.
The emphasis remains on local galleries exhibiting and celebrating the culture, creativity and diversity of Cape Town, primarily within walking distance. The result? A night that celebrates the beauty of Cape Town’s creative scene in conjunction with its night life.
Galleries are free to view while drinks are often circulated on the house. Wale and Strand Street come alive with local musicians, live DJs, wine, craft beer and food, and a fierce energy that has been missed in the current social climate.
The beauty of First Thursdays is its celebration of the amalgamation and diverse range of local talent. We can’t wait to see what Thursday has on display.
See you there!