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We’re coming to Glasgow!

In January 2020 PopUp Painting will be launching in Glasgow! We’re currently looking for partner venues, and will soon be recruiting artists and entertainers to join our team. To enquire about partnership opportunities please contact Maddie at Maddie@PopUpPainting.com. For job opportunities please check popuppainting.com/jobs. To be the first to hear about our events, please sign up […]

Rise of experience economy brings ‘paint and sip’ to Oxford

Reports from Harris Poll and Eventbrite show that millennials are spending more and more of their income on ‘experiences’ (spending over $1 Trillion a year in the industry) over ’things’ – with similar trends in the UK (BBC, Radio 4, Nov 2018).  As the experience economy takes off, companies like PopUp Painting are expanding across the country. The […]

We ran 10 famous portraits through the FaceApp and the results were… interesting

FaceApp is taking the world by storm, so we decided to run some of the world's most famous portraits through it The results were really... something. What's your fave? 1. Van Gogh, Self Portrait (1889) Van Gogh's beautiful brush strokes seem to have protected him from the worst of the FaceApp! 2. Johannes Vermeer, Girl with [...]

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 […]

Why being creative benefits 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 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 […]