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Something Good: An exciting new two day design festival

Published on Friday, 26th May 2017

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 from the likes of Anthony Burrill, Miscellaneous Adventures, Wilfred Wood and Handsome Frank across the city on the Saturday.

In it’s inaugural year, Something Good is the first of it’s kind in Bristol and promises to focus on creativity and the magic of the creative process.

On Friday 6th October, the iconic building St George’s plays host to a day of talks from a carefully curated team of creatives, working across different disciplines and mediums. The line-up includes Snask, Anthony Burrill, Morag Myerscough, Trapped in Suburbia, Marta Veludo, Brendan Dawes, Wilfrid Wood and Gavin Strange, and will be hosted by founder and editor-in-chief of Intern Magazine, Alec Dudson.

Throughout the day they’ll share stories and anecdotes of 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.

Saturday 7th October is a chance for people to get their hands dirty, with a series of hands-on workshops hosted by leading creatives, in venues across the city. 

Workshops include Letterpress with Anthony Burrill, Working with Wood with Miscellaneous Adventures, Tarot-card making with Sophy Hollington, Plasticine portraits with Wilfrid Wood, Portfolio reviews with Handsome Frank, Papercutting with Sam Pierpoint and Out There with Intern Magazine.

Regular festival, limited student & workshop tickets on sale now at

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.

“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

“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