Rebecca Hunter

What’s On – Black History Month 2020

Black History Month takes place every October in the UK, the month started as a way of remembering important people in History of the African Diaspora. Now, every October the country is filled with events, talks, social media movements to educate people on Black History. We've created a list of great Black History events that [...]

Cats in Art

The 8th August is none other than International Cat’s Day! So let’s show appreciation for our little furry friends by looking at Cats in Art over the years. Théophile-Alexandre Steinlen – Le Chat Noir To start this article, I wanted to write about what is arguably one of the most famous paintings featuring a chat. […]

Good Deeds during Lockdown

In celebration of Samaritan’s day, which is 24th July we’ve decided to look at good deeds during lockdown. The Samaritans are a brilliant charity setup to help others when they need it most. Samartians helpline is open 24 hours a day for people to call whenever they need. Covid-19 has ensured this year has been […]

How to Escape a Zoom Date

As Zoom Date's have quickly replaced the classic'Drinks in a pub' we'd thought we'd help you out when it's time to say goodbye during a Zoom meet up, but you just don't know how. Here are our (not) triedand tested tips to escape a Zoom date: 1 - Flick your video on and off and [...]

Rainbows in Windows in Support of the NHS

During your daily walks you may have noticed Rainbow's popping up in people's windows. This symbol started in Wales earlier this week and has spread across the rest of the UK and the purpose is to display support of the NHS workers during these difficult times. Some of our team's children got involved with this [...]

Why Isolation is like (a really crap) Christmas

Pretty much most the world is going through these strange times, all our schedules have been tuned upside down. But through all this madness, we couldn’t help but feel there is something slightly familiar with our lifestyles? Could it be that it feels like Christmas? We worked out why self-isolation feels just like a really […]

The Best Ways to get your Creative Fix during Lockdown

Missing Art Galleries? The Theatre? Well never fear, we’ve made a list of the best ways to get your creative fix during Lockdown. The Tate Modern’s Andy Warhol Virtual Exhibition This is a great informative short video that discusses Warhol’s life and shows some of the pieces included in the exhibition. The Andy Warhol Exhibition […]

10 Tips on How To Work From Home

Remote working is the new 9 – 5, and how are you coping? Well, if you’re struggling, don’t feel bad, it’s just not for everyone. Read our tips to make the whole experience less painful. 1. Wear your indoor shoes during office hours This clever trick will ensure you don’t relax too much, and keep […]

10 Films to Watch During Lockdown

Movie nights have become a regular thing as of yet, strangely. Here’s a list of great movies to watch during lockdown. Rear Window, 1954 A Hitchcock classic which sees an adventure-loving photographer with a broken leg stuck in his apartment with nothing to do but gaze out the window. Seemingly harmless pastime until he notices […]

What’s In – Your Complete Guide of Activities during Isolation

As you may have heard, PopUp Painting launched their first ever online event last week! We had a brilliant time, and will be doing this twice a week for the foreseeable future. In celebration of this, we thought we’d compile a list of the best events to get involved in when you’re self-isolating. Theatre There […]