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Hiring: Artists and Event Managers in Bristol

Since 2013 PopUp Painting has been the leading ‘social painting’ experience provider in the UK. Starting in London we now run events in bars, restaurants and workplaces right across the UK, and have painted with more than 50,000 people.  During the event guests (almost exclusively novices) are guided through a painting set by step in a fun, lighthearted [...]

The Best Children’s Book Illustrators

International Children's Book Day is 2nd April, and we thought with so much artistic talent on our team, surely they have fond memories of children's books! So, here are some of the best Children's Book Illustrators (in our opinion anyway!). Sit back relax as these illustrations are sure to bring you that cosy nostalgia of [...]

What’s On April 2022

Welcome to our list of the best things to do April 2022 in London, Birmingham, Manchester, Manchester and Leeds. As always, our selection of curated events support small businesses or celebrate diversity! Don’t forget its Easter on Sunday 17th April. London All month -Breathe: 2022, Various Locations in Lewisham As Lewisham is the cultural borough […]

Inspiring Female Artists

This International Women’s Day we wanted to put the spotlight on to some of the world’s most inspiring women’s artists. Although we could go on all day – we’ve settled with just 5 inspiring females artists to tell you about. Frida Kahlo Born Magdalena Carmen Frida Kahlo y Calderón on 6 July 1907. Frida Kahlo […]

Charities to support this LGBT History Month

The UK LGBT+ History month is every February. It is an annual event to look at lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history and the history of gay rights. Schools OUT UK, is the founding organiser of LGBT+ History Month UK. The event came in the wake of the abolition of Section 28 in 2003. Schools […]

What to do together this Valentine’s Day

What to do together this Valentine’s Day

Looking for something fun to do this Valentine's Day? We know it can be hard picking something that you'll both enjoy, and that gets the tone just right. Luckily, we've got plenty of events lined up that we think will fit the bill. As ever, no experience is needed - so no worries if your [...]

5 of the Best Things to do in York

York is a beautiful city, so rich in history – one could lose hours just wandering the cobbled streets, trialing the pubs and exploring all the unique shops but in addition to this, here are the top 5 things to do in Leeds. Go on a Ghost Tour With York being one of the most […]

5 of the best things to do in Leeds

We love Leeds – the list of things to do in this great city is endless! But if you’ve got limited time – we’ve narrowed this down to the top 5 things to do in Leeds. Roundhay Park Roundhay Park isn’t just 700 acres of landscaped beauty but the grounds are packed with meerkats (yes […]

5 of the Best Things to do in Manchester

Manchester is arguably one of the coolest cities in the North – but where to start? We’ve natured this down to our top 5 things to do in Manchester. Do you think we missed anything out? Let us know in the comments! Ancoats Ancoats is a gorgeous canal neighbourhood with galleries, bars, restaurants and markets. […]

5 of the best things to do in Birmingham

PopUp Painting has been holding events in Birmingham for many years now, and we absolutely love it! The list goes on with our favourite things to do, but we’ve narrowed it down to our top 5 things to do in Birmingham. Brindleyplace Aesthetically, this is one of Birmingham’s most beautiful areas – with its canals […]

The PopUp Painting Gift Guide

With the big day being just a few weeks away, it’s time to think about that Christmas shopping. For reasons I don’t need to mention the last couple of years has been especially difficult for all small businesses so this may be time to think about buying your gifts from independent artists. The PopUp Painting […]

What’s on January 2022

Let’s welcome in 2022! There’s no need to have the January blues, book yourself in for lots of fun activities to keep yourself distracted through the cold months. As always all the events that are listed are run by a small business or celebrate diversity and the arts! London Sunday 2nd January – The Big […]