Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

Culture Recovery Fund #HereForCulture

We are relieved and delighted to announce that we have today been offered a grant from the Arts Council England culture recovery fund. This means we can repurpose our activities and space to make our music and other performance events … Continue reading

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Covid update

Covid update. Today’s announcement by the govt about earlier closing times for pubs etc will not impact our planned activities as we already had an earlier finish time to reduce contact. In addition, we have 2m distant seating, staggered booking … Continue reading

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Covid update for mid September

Covid update: We are keeping an eye on the infection rate numbers locally and taking all the precautions as we work to provide a non-commercial, affordable / by donation space for people to meet safely, obtain healthy vegan food and … Continue reading

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Update for 22 August and plans!

It is getting chillier and meeting up outside is becoming harder as the weather changes. We are committed to keeping our community safe, we also recognise the importance of creative and social events for wellbeing. Our space is being rearranged … Continue reading

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Covid update Monday 3 August

The Art House is continuing to offer online events, including live music streamed from our House to yours in August, food deliveries and kerbside collections and a community pantry with pay-as-you-feel groceries and chilled meals. We will be pausing food … Continue reading

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Update for the last week of July

Jani here – another week of this weird time done. This week we: Ran three online streamed shows to a total of 114 households. Fed 21 households in Southampton and Totton with our deliveries of meals, including some paid forward … Continue reading

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Community Pantry

We have recently started a community pantry with food from Fareshare. Dates for the pantry are: Saturday 24 July 12-3pm alongside our Kerbside collection. Groceries, chilled meals and pay-as-you-feel takeaway and smoothies. Wednesday 28 July 12-3pm Veggies, fruit, bread and … Continue reading

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Jani here: Have made a LOT of food and stocked up the community fridge. The meal was a bit of a challenge with random veggies and fruit, but I think it came out well, a veg curry of brocolli, butternut … Continue reading

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An exciting announcement!

As of this week, our community pantry and fridge is go! Fareshare are now supplying the pantry and some of our ingredients for meals. This partnership enables us to provide more pay-as-you-feel groceries and tiered priced fresh and chilled meals … Continue reading

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Our first tentative steps to reopening and the safety measures we have today

Update on our first kerbside collection today – it was steady and chilled, we sold out of the food we’d made and had a lovely time, it was so good to see some of our regulars after a 4 month … Continue reading

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