About the festival


In its inaugural year, Something Good is the first of its kind in Bristol. A unique two day design festival that focuses on creativity and the magic of the creative process.  

On Friday 6th October, St George’s plays host to a day of talks from a carefully curated team of creatives, working across different disciplines and mediums. Throughout the day they’ll share stories and anecdotes of how they got to where they are today, tackling creative briefs, finding inspiration and how they keep themselves stimulated outside of commercial work. During downtime and breaks there’ll be food and drinks stalls, t-shirt printing, a pop-up shop and much more.

In the evening we’re hosting the Real Good after party where guests can enjoy a few drinks, meet the creatives and rock out to some live music. 

On Saturday 7th October, it’s time to get your hands dirty with a series of hands-on workshops hosted by creative practitioners, in venues across the city. An opportunity to make something good and take it home with you.  


The day of talks will be held at the beautiful St George’s, a 19th Century church which has been transformed into a stunning concert hall and function space. Sitting just off Park St, the venue is centrally located and a short walk from the Clifton, Stokes Croft and Bristols iconic Harbourside.

Workshops will be held at a number of different venues across the city centre. Information on workshops can be found under the individual workshop listings.

Travelling to Bristol

If you’re travelling from outside of Bristol, there are a number of ways you can get here. The venue is situated just off Park Street, in the centre of the city. Temple Meads station (the city’s main train station) is a 25 minute walk or ten minute taxi journey away. Bristol Bus and Coach Station is also just a 10 minute walk from the venue. If you’re driving, there are plenty of car parks in the centre, but be aware that Bristol traffic is notoriously bad, so please leave enough time to get here.

If you’re planning on hanging around for the after party and/or workshops on Saturday and you’d like to make weekend of it, then we’ll be able to offer discounts on hotel rooms when you buy a ticket to the Friday or a Saturday workshop. More info on this soon.

About thread

Something Good is organised and curated by thread, a not-for-profit set up with a single mission: to bring the creative community of Bristol and the South West together through inspiring talks, workshops and get togethers. thread puts on a programme of creative events throughout the year. Check out www.threadevents.com for more details.

Design of the Something Good branding and website was crafted by Bristol-based creative studio Fiasco Design.

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

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