Here at BUMF we want to help our students as much as we can, so like the lovely people we are we have created a mini list of events we think are unmissable. Image Artwork by Jessica Joliffe.


“Listen to world class designers talk about their work and how they got started, take part in taster workshops, watch demonstrations, see displays by up-and-coming artists. You are welcome to bring in your portfolio and CV for advice and feedback. This free event has been devised in association with CreateVoice, the V&A’s young people’s collective.”


“Explore the world of comics through original artwork by 100 women comic creators working across genres and generations – from the 1800s to the present day; from observational comedy to surreal fantasy, challenging biography to subversive dissent.

Featuring artists from Marie Duval and Tove Jansson to Posy Simmonds, Audrey Niffenegger and Nina Bunjevac, Comix Creatrix: 100 Women Making Comics is the UK’s largest ever exhibition of leading female comic artists.”


 “Upfest 2016, Europe’s largest, free, street art & graffiti festival, attracting over 300 artists painting 28 venues throughout Bedminster & Southville, Bristol. Talented artists travel from 25 countries and across the UK to paint live on 30,000sqft of surfaces in front of 25,000 visitors. The affordable art sale, music stages and art workshops round off a visually spectacular weekend!”



Graphic Arts Festival featuring top emerging illustrators & designers. This year Pick Me  Up is focusing on the theme of community within the graphic arts. 


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