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The perfect excuse to get together.
Join us for what promises to be an exciting weekend
 of inspired exchanges of knowledge, stories, tips and tricks from our network of enthusiastic creatives, makers and experts.

As a small independent local company, we're pre-selling tickets to this year's summer event through a crowdfunded campaign.
It's surprising how much time, expertise and finance go into running a well-organised and exciting event! Our costs will be reflected in the target, and tickets and rewards offered as a way of pre-selling in advance.
We're doing this to ensure there is demand for the event before committing our time and energy.
Quite simply, if our
 ticket pre-sale crowdfund goes well, we go ahead!

Please register your interest on our ticket pre-sale Eventbrite page and you'll be the first to hear when our Crowdfund goes LIVE!


Programme of Special Events



Join us in celebrating the successes of 2023, and gathering momentum for a positive 2024.

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Upholstery Exhibition 

5th & 6th August 2023

10am - 6pm

Bristol Upholstery Collective is an Association of Master Upholsterers Training Centre providing the industry qualification and creating livelihoods.

Every year we exhibit the incredibly skilled and hard work of our Diploma students to celebrate their successes and unique styles.

VENUE: Church Hall next door to BUC




SATURDAY 5th August 2023

10am - 6pm

Surround yourself with those who elevate you and your potential. Everyone is a creative.

Are you bursting with ideas and not sure where to start? How do you turn your creativity into a thriving livelihood? 

Connect, collaborate and create!


Hear from an enthusiastic Bristol lineup of business owners representing a growing independent creative industry.

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Day 2

SUNDAY 6th August 2023

The Chair Party never ends, with individual chairs made by independent upholsterers, we celebrate energetic and exciting design with leading experts in sustainability, fabric design and upholstery technique.

Our line up will be sure to ignite your chair obsession and provide insightful sharing of this industry secrets. 

Wondering whats new? where we're going? How are we going to get there? When?...

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10am - 6pm

Student Awards Night        PRIVATE EVENT

Friday 1st September 2023

7pm - 9:30pm

After another incredible year in class, we're celebrating the work of AMUSF Diploma Students at Bristol Upholstery Collective. With a special guest presenter to hand out certificates, friends and family are welcome to join us...



More day events, talks, and Demos TBA...!

Share in our Collective passion for upholstery.

Be the first to hear of new event dates and courses enrolling online...

Bristol Upholstery Collective is an AMUSF Training Centre, beaming with ideas, passion, expertise and enthusiasm.

They provide additional opportunities for their students enabling their confidence with the skills they are taught.

An incubator for independent upholsterers with shared values, Bristol Upholstery Collective is a growing community. Collaborating with local designers, creating unique products and educating consumers towards 'slow interiors' and investment in longevity.

Bristol Upholstery Collective aims to sustain the traditional craft of upholstery, promote collaborative relationships, forge a deeper understanding of materials and the future of our independent creative industries.

All proceeds from ticket sales will be reinvested into facilities to provide further training opportunities and support for start-ups and enthusiasts. A larger commercial premises on the horizon, that promises to facilitate all of our needs and welcome visitors from all around the globe to a new Bristol Independent Craft Destination.

Your support and participation are very much appreciated.

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