The Vitiligo Society held a very successful Open Day in Bristol on 5 October 2013. The venue was the Engineers' House. In the morning Dr Victoria Samuels talked about mindfulness and there was also a session on surgical techniques for treating vitiligo, given by Dr Lisa Komen. After an excellent lunch, Professor Diana Harcourt from the Centre for Appearance Research presented some insights into how people perceive themselves and how they believe they are perceived by others. It was also an excellent opportunity for delegates to exchange personal experiences and discuss Vitiligo Society initiatives.