REVIEW: First Thursdays – a concept?

Holdrons Arcade First Thursday
Holdrons Arcade First Thursday

Taking place at Holdrons Arcade, First Thursdays is a late night event that takes place on the first Thursday of every month from 7-9pm. Organised by a collective of shop owners along with the owner of the building, the main purpose of the event is to promote the arcade and the individual businesses. 

Wavey Garms Store
Wavey Garms Store

Passerby and local Resident Craig Pembrook comments ” I’ve lived here for 3 years and I’ve scarcely had the opportunity to come inside the building. The First Thursdays event is such an incredible idea, people like me who have to work during the day are able to come down and be involved with the community. It’s amazing.”

Wavey Garms is an urban clothing shop situated in Holdrons Arcade, Rye Lane. Run by siblings Andreas and Rhiannon, the shop extends their closing time by 2 hours on First Thursdays to welcome in the extra trade. Rhiannon says “The longer opening hours not only bring more customers but also encourages people that wouldn’t normally come into the store – to come and check it out.”

Wavey Garms Store
Wavey Garms Store

A night full of music, food and shopping – if you ever find yourself in Peckham Rye on the First Thursday of the month, head down to Holdron’s Arcade.