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Happy LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to the celebration and recognition of LGBT people throughout history – a community which has often been invisible or marginalised in the mainstream. For example: did you know that it was only in 1967 that “homosexual acts” between men were decriminalised? And that it wasn’t until […]

What can creativity do for our mental health?

Blue Monday is considered to be the most depressing day of the year. Based on a campaign from 2005, the idea is that people are most likely to feel their most unhappy on one of the last Mondays of January. Whatever the credibility of this campaign, Blue Monday has taken on significance as a day […]

5 New Year’s Resolutions for a more creative 2019

How to have a more creative 2019 You don't quite have to go the full 'New Year, new me' this New Year. We've got 5 (relatively simple) resolutions to give you a more creative 2019. 1. Start small - A doodle a day Not everything you do needs to be the equivalent of painting the [...]

PopUp Painting’s new home!

What better encapsulates a growing business than moving to a new, better office? Since our launch in 2013, we’ve painted with approximately 25,000 people. We’re now up to almost 60 events each month (across London, Birmingham, Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds). And we’re now based in a location that helps us deliver all of that!   […]

Black Friday comes early to Manchester!

Black Friday has come early to PopUp Painting in Manchester! Save 15% on the events below with coupon DRINKPAINTCREATE. But hurry - this offer expires at 19:15 on 18 November. On Tuesday evening we'll be back with our friends at The Common painting this adorable wintery Banksy-inspired piece! Book tickets.   And on Saturday we'll [...]

Help us bring PopUp Painting to Scotland

PopUp Painting is the leading ‘sip and paint’ business in the country, delivering close to 60 events a month across the UK. Now established across London, Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool and Leeds - we are now looking to expand into Edinburgh and Glasgow. Our mission is to Unleash Creativity, and to bring art out of the [...]

Black History Month with PopUp Painting

At PopUp Painting we believe that Representation Matters. That’s why this October we’ve got an exciting series of videos and blogs lined up for Black History Month. Black History Month happens every October in the UK, and is intended to recognise the history, accomplishments and experiences of black people. Throughout September we’ve been going out […]

Leeds welcomes ‘painting and wine’ with PopUp Painting

PopUp Painting launched at Brasserie Blanc in Leeds last week with a full house – “wine glass in one hand, paintbrush in the other”. Last Thursday PopUp Painting launched at Brasserie Blanc, Leeds with a full house. PopUp Painting runs ‘social painting’ events in bars and restaurants across the UK, and is working with the likes […]

Happy Pride, Manchester!

A Happy Pride to all those celebrating in Manchester this weekend from all of us at PopUp Painting. Self expression is vital to creativity and vital to what we believe in. Everybody should have the right to live and love free from fear and discrimination. Unfortunately that is not yet the case for LGBT people, […]