Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

Artist, activist, founding director of The Art House in Southampton.

What’s on September 2021

Wednesday 1 SeptemberKerbside pantry 2 – 4pmEvening cafe drop-in 7 – 9pmBook club 7pm Thursday 2 SeptemberCommunity cafe and pantry 11am – 3pmDrinks, cakes, snacks, pay-as-you feel groceries, toiletries and clothing Saturday 4 September & Sunday 5 SeptemberCommunity cafe and … Continue reading

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What’s changed? 2021 update

In early 2020, before the pandemic, we held a fundraiser to allow us to step back, repurpose and redesign how we ran The Art House. You can watch us talking about this here We raised £25K at the end of … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to our Community Pantry!

One year ago, we had our first delivery of surplus food diverted from waste and set up a stall outside our space, which was still closed due to the first lockdown. Since then we have redistributed more than 12 tonnes of … Continue reading

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Can you support our pantry and help us make a difference?

Our community pantry makes a difference every week during these difficult times. Since last summer, we’ve been sourcing good quality, in-date  food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to our local community via our pantry. The pantry … Continue reading

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Transition Tales online Saturday 15 May

Being a (at least partly) trans-run venue, we were very excited to hear that our regular performer The Travelling Talesman had been commissioned for an LGBTQ+ event to tell a set of stories featuring Genderfluid Gods! Needless to say persuasion … Continue reading

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Covid / Lockdown update January 2020

We have been in this week reassessing and rearranging the space and are reopening the Community Pantry at #Bunker178 on Thursday 14 January! We’ll be open for walk-in collection: Thursday 12.30-4pmFriday 12.30-4pmSaturday 12.30-4pm The pantry features vegan and veggie groceries, … Continue reading

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Ready, steady VACCINATE

We have been asked to help find volunteer marshals to assist with the vaccination programme in the SO16 area for a period of at least three months.PPE will be supplied and a full health risk assessment. Tea and coffee provided, … Continue reading

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New Year’s Eve 2020

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Covid update – Christmas and New Year

We will be closing our community pantry and meal service for 2 weeks from Monday 21 December to Wednesday 6 January, so that our crew can take a much needed break.Our current plan is to reopen the pantry on Wednesdays, … Continue reading

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About our Community Pantry

Our community pantry is open to all and provides by-donation vegan (and occasionally veggie) food each week. We believe that access to healthy food is a basic human right and our pantry is an act of solidarity, not charity. 🧺 … Continue reading

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