Pancake day, is definitley one day to look forward to in the year. Funnily enough, pancakes have two things in common with PopUp Painting
(stay with me on this one 😉).
Firstly, Pancake day (or Shrove Tuesday) does not have a fixed date and quite often delightfully POPS UP and changes every year. But it’s not entirely random. Just like PopUp Painting events, with rotating dates (with more than 20 partner venues across London, Manchester and Birmingham), there is an careful process behind when PopUp Painting events and Pancake Day fall.
Just as we know Pancake Day will always pop up around Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent), and will always fall in February or March, PopUp Painting will always run an event at each venue at least once a month. Some of our venues (like Urban Meadow in Bayswater, and Brasserie Blanc on the Southbank) host us more than once a month, allowing you to enjoy more creative nights out! If only there were this many Pancake Days!
Secondly, what do pancakes and a PopUp Painting experience have in common? Not just that they’re pretty sweet, surely.
Why do we indulge ourselves in these light, yellow circles? Pancakes are eaten to use up rich, indulgent foods like eggs and milk before the 40-day fasting season of Lent begins (although it is believed that Pancake Day has Pagan origins). When eating this warm, fluffy, (sometimes flat) wonderful food it may to a certain extent symbolise the sun and the re-emergence of light and heat and the celebration of the arrival of Spring and spring is just one of the many themes our calendar is populated with over the next couple of months, which you can check out here.
And just like a pancake, after about twenty minutes or so, you’ll see your painting take shape and rise up… or on some occasions it will stay a big painty mess, but at least it’s unique to you! 😉
SO! Once you are done with your pancakes, indulge yourself more by treating someone special and creating happy memories together with a creative fun night out with PopUp Painting!
See, I told you there were some things in common.