Author Archives: Bik

About Bik

I am a founding director of a Community Interest Company called The Art House Southampton CIC in the UK. I am a community artist / promoter / facilitator / technologist / general tinkerer! I believe that through the arts, people can rediscover themselves (and thereby reclaim their power.)

Do you ever think about the energy efficiency of your food?

Do you ever think about the energy efficiency of your food? Serving mostly vegan food, we are going to have a go at working out our GHG (Greenhouse Gas) emission savings over the past year, based on the data from … Continue reading

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What my Dad finally learned at the end

So, as many of you will know, the last twelve months have been especially difficult for me, Jani, my Sister and all at The Art House, where my Dad, our oldest volunteer, who worked here once a week, was diagnosed … Continue reading

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A bunch of hippies jumping off the roof..

For a bunch of hippies who had faith enough in others to jump off a building and grow their wings on the way down, we haven’t done so bad. But my Dad is ill and The Art House needs some … Continue reading

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There are two ways our collective anger over the right’s fear-fueled ‘victory’ can go.

There are two ways our collective anger over the right’s fear-fueled ‘victory’ can go. It can lead to depression and fatalism (what they would like) or, if channelled, to an expansion of the public sphere by everyone coming together supporting … Continue reading

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Gigs In The Gallery with MC Dizraeli & guests – January 20th 2015

Your host tonight will be Matthew West from Artfulscribe. Artfulscribe is an arts organisation that aims to develop and promote poets through educational workshops and events. Photographs coutesy of Kevin Thelwell.  

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Andy Billington’s Slugcat (support from Stuey Goodeve)

Andy Billington’s SlugCat + Stuey Goodeve \\ The Art House \\ Sat 17th Jan 2015 The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue Saturday, 17 January 2015 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT) Southampton, United Kingdom Book here: http://billington1501.eventbrite.co.uk/ Andy Billington’s songs are journeys … Continue reading

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Hot Feet – Three Black Crosses (Official Music Video)

Hot Feet – Three Black Crosses (Official Music Video):http://youtu.be/PNiIXah3e8s Catch them at the Art House, Jan 24th: https://hotfeet1501.eventbrite.co.uk [Gigs In The Gallery] Hot Feet – Three Black Crosses (Official Music Video) ***DOWNLOAD AVAILABLE FOR FREE WHEN YOU ORDER THE LATEST EP … Continue reading

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Mike Vaughan and Soho Grant / Coffee Or Not

We are still riding on a pleasure wave after last night’s extraordinary display of musicality from Mike Vaughan and Soho Grant / Coffee Or Not, dear Housers. What a show. (Where were you, by the way.. you want this stuff, … Continue reading

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January Gigs in the Gallery 2015

A gig here is often compared to like being in someone’s living room. So come and rediscover your love of music this year with us. Often going to see live music can be a bit hit and miss. But at … Continue reading

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Anja McCloskey & Her Band + Mikey Kenney & Ottersgear \\ Art House \\ Sat 7th Feb

Anja McCloskey & Her Band + Mikey Kenney & Ottersgear \\ Art House \\ Sat 7th Feb The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue Saturday, 7 February 2015 from 19:30 to 22:30 (GMT) Southampton, United Kingdom Tickets and info from: http://mccloskey1502.eventbrite.com/?aff=WebContinue reading

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