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Looking for an alternative evening experience?

First Thursdays has you covered – Hop around our block after hours for an evening packed with food, music, art and more. Join us, The Wilson, Badlands, Incom Gaming, Malone's Vintage, and The Stable Cheltenham for our 1st First Thursday as we extended visiting hours for a culture hop on our streets.


Late night Culture Hop

 “Culture hop” around The Wilson on the First Thursday of every month

First Thursdays is a brand new evening of cultural events happening around The Wilson on the first Thursday of every month. For the first time local bars, restaurants and shops are coming together with The Wilson, Cheltenham’s Art Gallery and Museum, to find creative ways to engage visitors in a multidimensional experience. On the first Thursday of the month a cultural hub of food, music, performance, art and retail – all within walking distance and outside of traditional working hours – will come together along Clarence Street, Royal Well Road, St George’s Place and Church Street.


Starting on Thursday 1 November between 6-9pm, you can “culture hop” between The Wilson Art Gallery and Museum, long established independent record shop Badlands Records, purveyor of the very best in Vintage clothing and Homeware Malone’s Vintage, premier Tabletop Gaming centre Incom Gaming, and the pizza and live music house The Stable. Catch some live music, see some live comedy, get inspired with some live drawing and discover the museum by torchlight while enjoying a few drinks and a bite to eat.


Keep your eyes open for the official #FirstThursdaysChelt Facebook events page for the line-up of what’s to come, along with a map of participating venues.


First Thursdays is a public event and free to attend. The cultural quarter stays open until 9pm or later on the first Thursday of every month.


For the Wilson’s programme of events please click here.


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