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National Beer Day Interview: Seven Bro7hers Brewers

It’s National Beer Day on Saturday 15th June, and we thought we’d celebrate not only by cracking open a bottle of something chilled but by chatting to our favourite family run brewery, Seven Bro7hers. So, for those of those who don’t already know, why are you called Seven Bro7hers? We are called Seven Bro7hers Brewery […]

Chelsea Flower Show artist Spotlight

Chelsea Flower Show this year falls between Tuesday 21st May and Saturday 25th May. This vibrant exhibition of flowers and plants signals the beginning to every gardeners summer. The event takes place in the Royal Hospital Chelsea by the Royal Horticultural Society. To celebrate this annual event, we are looking at emerging artists who use […]

Six of the Best Date Spots in London

Hot date? We’ve got you covered! Here are some of the best date spots in London that are sure to impress. Frank’s Cafe, Peckham I’m afraid I am starting this blog with somewhere that is only open during the summer. Frank’s Cafe popped up on top of a carpark in South-East London in 2009 hosting […]

Help bring PopUp Painting to your city

Passionate about unleashing creativity? Us too! PopUp Painting is the UK’s leading ‘sip and paint’ company, having painted with some 30,000 people across the UK since 2013. With features in the BBCand the Raconteur, we run 70+ events a month right across the country. Our mission is to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into […]

Six of the Most Iconic Paintings in The National Gallery

Rokeby Venus – Velazquez Also known as The Toilet of Venus, this painting shows the  goddess Venus with her son Cupid holding up a mirror for her to gaze at her reflection. Originally from Spain, Velazquez caused outrage with his female nude as the Spanish Church disapproved and the controversy didn’t stop there. In 1914, a lady visiting […]

5 Hidden Places of Art in London

Sir John Soane’s Museum Just inside what appears to be three standard London town houses near Holborn, is the old home of architect, Sir John Soane. Today, this is a museum which is free to the public, however under the request of Sir John Sloane’s will – the layout of the buildings have not been […]

Alps, Alps, Baby

Three Girls, Three Countries, Three Days. This is what Anna Perkins is preparing to do this summer, raising in money for The Christie Cancer Hospital in Manchester. However, this trio are not stopping there, they are raising money left, right and centre for this cause. We chat to Anna Perkins about this incredible journey. Could […]

Pop Up’s Artist Michelle Shore joins new Art School in the Peak District!

Bullclough Art School is opening in the Peak District in the summer. It’s a spectacular meeting place and retreat for aspiring and established artists. Bullclough is set within 7 acres of stunning grounds, with breathtaking uninterrupted views of the Peak District. They have a fully equipped art studio over looking the landscape, artists lounge, kitchen […]

10 Things you didn’t know about Colour

1. The human eye can see approximately 1 million colours, whereas people who are colourblind can only see 10,000. (Fiona MacDonald, ScienceAlert) 2. Black is the absence of color and is therefore not a colour. White is the blending of all colours and is a colour. – Think about it, is anything in the world ever […]

8 shades of purple!

Associated with royalty and rarely seen in nature; it has a supernatural and mystical aura! Here are eight shades of purple! 1. Violet 2. Plum 3. Mauve 4. Lilac 5. Violet 6. Fuschia 7. Magenta 8. Amethyst Which Purple will you use at your next Pop Up Painting session..? We can't wait to see you [...]