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Impact of new COVID Tiering System

Earlier this week the Government announced its new Tiering System: Medium (Tier 1), High (Tier 2), Very High (Tier 3). We have taken the time to review the Government’s guidance and cross-referenced with interpretations from our partners and other businesses, and understand that events can continue to operate in Tiers 1, and in Tier 2 […]

Putting Black Women in the Arts Centre Stage

It should be no surprise that the visual arts have a significant skew towards men, and white men in particularly. Shockingly, in the National Gallery’s collection of over 2,300 pieces only 21 are by women artists (National Gallery). Of these 21 women, none are black.  We know that there are black women artists and creatives – but Black […]

Iconic Artworks to see in the Tate by Black Artists

Spend an afternoon this Black History Month appreciating some of the most iconic artworks by Black Artists in the Tate. Have we missed any? Please let us know in the comments. Christ Ofilli – No Women No Cry, 1998 This large, striking painting depicts the profile of a woman crying. The painting is vibrant with […]

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 [...]

Banked tickets & Gift Vouchers

As lots of us tentatively make our first steps back into the world, we wanted to update people on what we’ve decided in relation to PopUp Painting Gift Vouchers and ‘banked tickets’. We’re very pleased to be able to start running events again, with our first event coming up this Thursday in London. Lots more […]

Eat Out To Help Out

Hospitality is one of the UK’s biggest employers and has been hit especially hard by lockdown. In April, 80% of venues closed, and 1.4 million hospitality workers have been placed on furlough since then. Some venues have been able to provide a takeaway service during lockdown. But this often means lower average spending and less people […]

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. […]

Artist Wyland’s “Color & Keep it Immortal” colouring book challenge

Wyland is a French Artist – Performer – Fashion Designer – Experimental Artist – Jewellery Maker – Colouring Book Creator , living in London. He loves a challenge and this is a BIG one. Wyland’s goal is to publish one colouring book per month, celebrating a different famous person each day that inspires him. That’s 365 new drawings in his unique gesture portraits style! […]

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 […]

PopUp Painting Stickers!

Here at Pop Up Painting we are really pleased to be receiving a new batch of custom stickers for our painting events. Catch them on your canvas or the table to simple put on and represent your new found creativity with us! Discount Sticker Printing provide stickers for events and businesses all across the UK and we […]