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PopUp Painting Live!

We are very excited to announce the launch of our new experience Since our launch in 2013 our mission has been to bring art out of the classroom and gallery, into the places people meet on an every day basis. Now, with PopUp Painting Live!, we're bringing art into your home! Throughout this period of [...]

Events Suspended Until Further Notice Due To Coronavirus

PopUp Painting Statement on COVID-19 (Coronavirus), 29 March 2020 Following the Government's statement on Monday 16 March, advising against "all unnecessary contact and travel", we took the decision to suspend our entire calendar through to end of April. Following further developments and there industry best practice, we have had to suspend our entire calendar until further notice. We will be monitoring the [...]

Isolation Dating Terms

There’s a lot of modern dating terms floating around out there…we’ve all heard of ghosting, cuffing and bread crumbing, right? But isolation and social distancing has put a whole new spin on things! Here is a list of just a few of the modern dating trends emerging from lockdown… ADAPTING: Finding new ways to get […]

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 […]

6 of the Best Online Games to Play During Lockdown

Bored of quizzes? We’ve got you! We’ve compiled a list of the best online games to play during Lockdown. Skribbl Skribbl is a fun multiplayer drawing game. Each player is given a three choices of things to draw, then using their best Paint skills they have to get the other members to guess. Points are […]

Some Positive Discoveries I have made During Lockdown

During these strange times, it’s very easy to focus on the negatives. But spending the last few weeks in lockdown, I have certainly had time to reflect on life. This is something I would normally say I’m ‘too busy’ to do. But thoughtout the sadness of these times, I can’t help but notice there have […]