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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.

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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Community News: The Chapel Sessions Story

A guest post by Sonja and John Davison, Chapel Sessions hosts. Eastleigh Chapel Sessions is a community led, not for profit occasional music series in the acoustically acclaimed Victorian Chapel in Royal Victoria Country Park, Netley, on the shores of Southampton Water. Volunteers … Continue reading

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Community News: Creative City – You, me and the city we want to see

Amongst the people of Southampton is an array of grassroots creativity – artists, musicians, thinkers, people who want to explore life in a way that responds to all our senses. On Weds 10 December 2014 from 7.30pm at God’s House … Continue reading

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Community news: Creative Slam! 14 December 2014, Eastleigh

A Unique Interactive Music/Art Exhibition to be held at The Courthouse arts space in Eastleigh on the 14/12/2014. The Courthouse in Eastleigh was the former magistrates court, now its been converted into a community arts space that will play host … Continue reading

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