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10 Unique Ways to Discover London

As you’ve probably guessed, here at PopUp Painting we are all about trying new experiences and exploring this beautiful city we live in. We didn’t want to recommend the obvious, so read on if you really want a unique London experience. 1. Eat Tapas in a Crypt In the heart of busy Brixton, you can […]

Videogame Art

‘Making games combines everything that’s hard about building a bridge with everything that’s hard about composing opera. Games are operas made out of bridges.’ – Franz Lantz, ‘Hearts and minds’ Videogames have developed so much over the years. But are they capable enough of having artistic merit? OF COURSE THEY ARE! They include many forms […]

Unsung Collective Comes To London!

Unsung Collective is a product of several female theatre-makers from Leeds coming together to create a piece of theatre that explores the stories of brilliant women from British history: our inaugural production, ‘Unsung’. Have you been to a PopUp Painting in Leeds? Then you will be familiar with our operational lead Olivia. Olivia is also […]

World Book Day Artist Spotlight

World Book Day here in the UK is celebrated on the first Thursday of March. This is a nationwide push to encourage children to read more. On this day you can see tons of school children travelling to school dressed up as their favourite book character. Here at PopUp Painting we wanted to explore artist’s […]

Dogs in Art

To celebrate our furry friends, we are going to give you the best of Dogs in Art!

Artist Spotlight: Valentine’s Day

  Valentines Day originated as a Western feasting day celebrating the Saint, Valentinus. It then developed it’s association with the romantic love in the circle of 14thCentury English Poet and Writer, Geoffrey Chaucer and is now seen as a commercial romantic holiday.  For this artist spotlight, we wanted to hear from artists depicting love in […]

Happy LGBT History Month

February is LGBT History Month. It’s a month dedicated to the celebration and recognition of LGBT people throughout history – a community which has often been invisible or marginalised in the mainstream. For example: did you know that it was only in 1967 that “homosexual acts” between men were decriminalised? And that it wasn’t until […]

Artist Spotlight: Chinese New Year

This year, Chinese New Year is Tuesday 5thFebruary. The national holiday is dictated by the lunar cycle and thus falls on a different date every year. In China it is referred to as Chunjie or The Spring Festival as it marks the end of the coldest days. To celebrate Chinese New Year we are dedicating […]

Our New Year Resolutions

Welcome to the New Year everyone! (Can we still say this?) We hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and the first month of 2019 has served you well. The question on everyones lips is, have you managed to keep to your New Year Resolutions? If you haven’t actually made any this year we thought we’d […]