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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.)

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There are no passengers on planet Earth, only crew.

Ultimately, the whole purpose of our space programme may well be to help us “transcend our sense of separation.” We are, as the man says, quite literally, stardust, but there are so many forces trying to separate us from this … Continue reading

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From these Three Monkeys, you will hear no evil.

Great things have come of standing in our doorway and having random chats with delightful people. One of those chats was about four years ago with a chap called Steve Lowis. Steve is a bit of a local legend as … Continue reading

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“There are people creating things just outside your window.”

<rant> We have huge admiration for the comics (and a musician) who came and performed last night to an audience of… two! (Who had a very surreal and exclusive show.) Despite the crowd being outnumbered by the performers, they put … Continue reading

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India Electric Company | Live at The Art House Southampton | Fri 2 May 2014

Fresh from touring with the likes of Midge Ure, Hazel O’Connor and Show of Hands, alongside headline concerts across Europe, Cole Stacey & Joseph O’Keefe are now India Electric Co. Tickets from: https://indiaelectric1405.eventbrite.co.uk/ 2013 saw them receive airplay on BBC … Continue reading

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Collective responsibility, the positive consequences of climate change, and cow farts.

Today the scientific community is in almost total agreement that the earth’s climate is changing as a result of human activity, and that this represents a huge threat to the planet and to us.* [Time – The Battle Over Global … Continue reading

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I want to burn with the spirit of the times

“I want to burn with the spirit of the times. I want all servants of the stage to recognize their lofty destiny. Yes, the theatre can play an enormous part in the transformation of the whole of existence.” ― Vsevolod Meyerhold We … Continue reading

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Old man in my house.

In one form of Pidgen English, a piano is called “Old man in my house, you hit him white teeth he laugh, you hit him black teeth he cry.” One of the first items to enter the Art House, even … Continue reading

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