The Art House, Southampton – Meet, Share, Create

Welcome to The Art House, a not-for-profit arts cafe, gallery and venue in the heart of Southampton.  We bring people together over art, tea and cake.

Home grown, handmade, quirky and original, our space offers a relaxed place to visit, eat and enjoy a drink surrounded by art and inspiration.   We provide a space for you that’s different from the norm, accepting of the unexpected and unusual, where you will feel welcomed and at home.

There is an eclectic programme of events, workshops, performances and meetups to delight, entertain and inform. So don’t stay in; come and visit us today!

Here are some highlights coming up soon…  (and here’s what you missed!)

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Jon Hart is an absolutely INCREDIBLE vocalist and guitarist known for his finger style picking, alternate timings and loop station and is becoming one of the capital’s hottest acoustic talents; an astute musician who merges virtuoso guitar with catchy vocal harmony and beat-boxing. Writing, arranging and performing his own songs is central to Jon’s philosophy as an artist. He is also the front-man for experimental electronic rock band Opinaut.

‘..Intimate lo-fi folk with gorgeous understated melodies and harmonies... A must see live act.' - The Guardian The road less travelled is a familiar place for Rue Royale - and they don’t mind giving others a lift along the way. For their third album the soulful Anglo-American duo have thrown the doors wide open to help create their boldest, most romantic work to date. | CLICK ABOVE FOR INFO AND BOOKING

‘..Intimate lo-fi folk with gorgeous understated melodies and harmonies… A must see live act.’ – The Guardian. The road less travelled is a familiar place for Rue Royale – and they don’t mind giving others a lift along the way. For their third album the soulful Anglo-American duo have thrown the doors wide open to help create their boldest, most romantic work to date. | CLICK ABOVE FOR INFO AND BOOKING

Two dazzling headlining acts to grace our stage tonight. Originally hailing from Alberta and Ontario, singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren has called Halifax, Nova Scotia home for the past four years.  Bright Smoke, AKA Bryony Marie Fry with her current "psychedelic-folk" style of song-writing.

Two dazzling headlining acts to grace our stage tonight. Hailing from Alberta and Ontario, singer-songwriter Gianna Lauren has called Halifax, Nova Scotia home for the past four years.
Bright Smoke, AKA Bryony Marie Fry with her current “psychedelic-folk” style of song-writing.

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Forget Me Not is primarily a whodunit, using many of the tropes and plot devices familiar to the genre. It’s also a one person comedy poetry theatre show that has a lot to say about how we treat and perceive people with dementia. “Smart, witty and razor sharp… funny and heartbreaking as hell.” – Canadian Broadcasting Corporation

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A night of gorgeous food and dazzling magic! At our supper clubs, we let our chef’s out to play for the night to come up with some of the freshest and most delicious vegetarian and vegan dishes you will ever find and the freshest, most original, entertainers.

Most people will know Cate from her collaboration with Dizraeli & The Small Gods where her performances have gained her glowing reviews.  Using a guitar, keyboard, loop station & drum, she is captivating audiences with her solo project - brilliant songs sung with an incredible voice. Folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies. “She steals the show with the kind of vocal acrobatics that make your hair stand on its very end” - Bristol247.com

Most people will know Cate from her collaboration with Dizraeli & The Small Gods where her performances have gained her glowing reviews.
Using a guitar, keyboard, loop station & drum, she is captivating audiences with her solo project – brilliant songs sung with an incredible voice. Folk and dark soul lie at the heart of her sound, and the acoustic instrumentation is tinged by hard hitting lyrics and intricate harmonies.
“She steals the show with the kind of vocal acrobatics that make your hair stand on its very end” – Bristol247.com

 

Andrew O'Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle) returns with his most inventive, surreal stand-up show yet!

Andrew O’Neill (Buzzcocks, Museum Of Curiosity, Stewart Lee’s Comedy Vehicle) returns with his most inventive, surreal stand-up show yet!

Alana Amram renders riffs and ballads both distinctive and robust, refashioning the archetype of the female troubadour.

Alana Amram renders riffs and ballads both distinctive and robust, refashioning the archetype of the female troubadour.

These are just some of the things going on at The Art House – we also have a busy programme of regular events, groups, workshops and live music. Enjoy a preview of some of the acts we have coming soon below. Click ‘Playlist’ top left to see the list: For a full list of all of our regular events and groups, please click here.  Join our mailing list so you don’t miss a thing!

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