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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.

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

Political – not party political

We saw a post going around this week about a coffee shop displaying a board saying Tory voters are charged 10% more.   Whilst it was mildly funny, and obviously meant to be a joke (how would they enforce it, … Continue reading

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Jani’s post-election thoughts and a call to action!

Well, that’s that over with, and however you’re feeling about that election result, it feels like there’s a lot of energy out there right now. Energy that can be channelled by each of us to make the world the way … Continue reading

Posted in Community news & views, Getting involved

Why our story shall be called ‘Cakes on a Train’

A taster for Jani’s book, The Art House Story:  Cakes on a Train (how to build your dreams when you don’t have what you need to do it) It’s a working title, OK? Here goes…. The kitchen was rammed with … Continue reading

Posted in Our history, Uncategorized, Want to do what we've done in your town?

Taking risks on unknown artists (or Burritos = Art)

Something that we are very fortunate to be able to do, as a not-for-profit venue, is take a chance on new or unusual artists. Whether it’s hosting somebody’s very first exhibition to showcasing a scratch performance destined for the Edinburgh … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Events, Local music, Our philosophy

Missy the parrot draws our January 2015 winner!

Congratulations, Laura!  Please get in touch with your address so that we can send you your £20 voucher 🙂

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Sorry, we won’t serve you……

English law on alcohol sales is very clear – licensed premises are not allowed to serve somebody who is already intoxicated. However, a study showed that in 84% cases of attempts by actors pretending to be drunk, they were served in … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Our crew, Our philosophy, Tips for event organisers

Community News: Tiger Yard Pop-up shop!

We are delighted to let you know about a new not for profit, local arts & crafts / Fair Trade / Community / workshop pop-up venue opening Saturday 29th November 2014 Hosted by Rebecca Kinge, Claudia Friend, Clare Diaper and Deb … Continue reading

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