Something Good design festival announced

Something Good: An exciting new two day design festival including Morag Myerscough, Snask, Anthony Burrill and Wilfrid Wood comes to Bristol this October!

Something Good is the first of it’s kind in Bristol and promises to focus on creativity and the magic of the creative process – and the line-up is nothing short of awesome!

Something Good is a new design festival taking over Bristol this October. Held over two days (6-7th October), this unique design festival will include a day of exciting and inspiring creative talks across various disciplines, a Real Good after party and a full day of creative workshops.

Opening on Friday 6th October with a jam-packed day of talks by the mighty SnaskAnthony Burrill, Morag Myerscough, Trapped in Suburbia, Marta Veludo, Brendan Dawes, Wilfrid Wood and Gavin Strange – with the day hosted by founder and editor-in-chief of Intern Magazine, Alec Dudson.

Throughout the day attendees will hear stories and anecdotes by each speaker on how they got to where they are today, how they tackle challenging creative briefs, where they find inspiration and how they keep themselves stimulated outside of commercial work – designed to appeal to students and pro’s alike.

I always had this impression that Bristol was full of white people with dreadlocks doing poi and making ‘trip hop’ in weed soaked basements, but based on my time at thread I discovered a super enthusiastic, switched on creative community of amazing people.

Mr Bingo
Speaker: Morag Myerscough

Speaker: Morag Myerscough

Speaker: Anthony Burill

Renowned designer Anthony Burrill is headlining Something Good

Swedish design outfit and trailblazers SNASK will be speaking at the festival

Swedish design outfit SNASK will be unleashing their magic in Bristol

Speakers: Trapped in Surbubia

Speakers: Trapped in Surbubia

Speaker: Marta Veludo

Dutch designer and illustrator Marta Veludo will be flying in to Bristol especially for the festival

Speaker: Wilfred Wood

Something Good speaker Wilfred Wood will be hosting a plasticine workshop

Speaker: Bristol based multi-disciplinary designer Gavin Strange

Speaker: Bristol based multi-disciplinary designer Gavin Strange

Speaker: Brendan Dawes

London is guilty of dominating the design scene of the UK, but with events like thread this tide is changing. My experience of thread is a friendly crowd wanting to engage with all the speakers. I’d recommend checking it out whoever is speaking.

James Greenfield, Founder of Koto

Saturday 7th October will offer attendees n unrivalled opportunity to get their hands dirty with a full day of hands-on workshops hosted by leading creatives including Wilfred Wood, Sam Pierpoint and Anthony Burill in various venues across the city.  More info coming soon!

Early bird tickets for the festival and workshops are now on sale and expect to sell out fast.

Illustrator Sam Pierpoint will be hosting a paper craft workshop on Saturday

Illustrator Sam Pierpoint will be hosting a paper craft workshop on Saturday

Miscellaneous Adventures make sustainable wooden camping utensils, accessories and apparel and promotes reconnection with nature on monthly woodland workshops.

Something Good is being organised and curated by thread – a community interest company (CIC) that organises inspiring talks, workshops and get togethers for the creative community of Bristol and the South West, partnered with Fiasco Design.

Something Good takes place Friday 6th & Saturday 7th October at St George’s Concert Hall.


Posted on May 5th, 17 by | Twitter: @lisahassell

Founder & director of Inkygoodness, Lisa is a published writer and arts journalist, focusing on creative business, graphic art and illustration and design education. Her words regularly appear in Computer Arts, Creative Bloq, Digital Arts and IdN.

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