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About arthousesouthampton

The Art House is a not-for-profit café, gallery and arts venue in the centre of Southampton. We are a place you can meet new people, meet up with friends or just come in by yourself. Our licensed café offers delicious organic lunches, Fairtrade tea and homemade cake. We also have a busy programme of events, workshops, and art exhibitions, a clothing and crafts boutique and lots more. Most of our crew are volunteers and you might even want to apply to join them. Come along and enjoy our unique, community run space.

URGENT! Summer volunteers needed!

Summer really feels like it is coming and here at The Art House we are gearing up for a season on dairy free sundaes, picnics in the park, gorgeous seasonal salads and of course many, many events! As usual at … Continue reading

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Weekend volunteers needed! A special request

As you may already know, most of the people who work here at The Art House are volunteers. We are particularly in need of weekend and evening volunteers in the cafe at the moment, as well as people who are … Continue reading

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A quick financial update from Jani

As we put out a call for Patrons earlier in the year, being very transparent with our finances, I thought it was time for an update on how that’s going. The Art House will cost an estimated £188000 this year to … Continue reading

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A bit of a turn for the worse

An update by Bik on our current family situation (if you haven’t been following our posts this summer, please click here for details) My Pops is made of sterling stuff, but his chemotherapy / uninvited guest, are taking their toll. Most … Continue reading

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We have 130 Patrons!

A quick fundraising update from our appeal for 300 Patrons to stablise the income of The Art House and ensure our future. Huge thanks to all who have contributed so far! If you would like to find out more about … Continue reading

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Transfusions (Two different kinds.)

(By Bik) As you may know by now, my Dad has an uninvited guest growing on his pancreas which was spotted fairly early, fortunately.  You may have read about it when we put out our call for Patrons at the … Continue reading

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Grant Sharkey: A peek at 6/40 IGNORAMUS and a variety show!

Grant Sharkey will be trying out some new stuff from 6/40: IGNORAMUS on Thursday 23 July 2015 from 7.30pm in our downstairs cafe space. Cha Cha Boom Boom will be there too, doing some of her hilarious routines Winchester’s Cha … Continue reading

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What’s on 30 June – 5 July 2015

We’ve a busy week so we thought we’d list it all here so you don’t miss a thing…. with links to the Facebook events to make it simple to find all the info you need! TUESDAY 30 June Nepal Earthquake … Continue reading

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The Urbane Forager: Fruit and Nuts for Free – talk, walk and book signing

We are delighted to welcome Alan Gibson, AKA The Urbane Forager for a talk and book signing, and hopefully (weather permitting) a local walk! Saturday 13 June 2015, 11am at The Art House Alan’s mission is to promote the fun … Continue reading

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More than socially responsible – socially purposeful!

Since we started back in 2008, and even before that when Bik, Ziggy and I ran not-for-profit events elsewhere, we’ve seen some big changes in how businesses are run. When we started, we were (I’m pretty sure) the only place … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Our philosophy