Something Good is heading West – a festival bringing renowned designers to the region

April 19, 2017

Some of the most inspirational and innovative contemporary designers will be in Bristol later this year to take part in a new two-day festival celebrating the best of modern design.

Taking place on October 6 and 7, the inaugural Something Good will feature a day of inspiring creative talks across various disciplines followed by a day of creative workshops across the city.

The initial guest line-up includes outspoken Swedish consultancy Snask, graphic artist, print-maker and designer Anthony Burrill and sculptor Wilfrid Wood.

Also taking part will be Dutch graphics firm Trapped in Suburbia, artist Brendan Dawes and Bristol-based artist and Aardman Animations senior designer Gavin Strange.

A series of talks from will take place on Friday the 6th in the iconic building St George’s concert venue.

Speakers will share stories and anecdotes about 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.

During breaks guests can enjoy a range of food and drinks stalls, t-shirt printing, a pop-up shop and much more. Further additions to the line-up are due to be announced in the coming weeks.

The following day a series of hands-on workshops hosted by leading creatives will be held in venues across the city.  

Something Good is being organised and curated by thread, a community interest company that arranges inspiring talks, workshops and get togethers for the creative community across Bristol and the South West.

James Greenfield, founder of design agency Koto, said: “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.” 

Tickets for the festival go on sale at 10am on Friday, May 5 from


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