Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

Summer SOS for The Art House!

People visiting Southampton often say how much they love The Art House and how they wish there was something like us in their city. So, why isn’t there? Frankly – cafes are a high risk business at the best of … Continue reading

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Summer fundraiser update

Summer is the usual rollercoaster here as we do some fundraising to cover our quiet season alongside doing events, vegan shakes and sundaes and some gorgeous cakes. People often ask why we need to fundraise as well as running the … Continue reading

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What’s on guides Aug – Oct 2019 are ready

Our printable what’s on guide is here for August – October – print yours out here

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The Art House needs YOU!

We are current low on regular weekly volunteers and are doing a shout out for people to join our crew.   Do you want to be involved in on-the ground grassroots activism that has a direct, positive and quantifiable impact … Continue reading

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Announcement: ArtSoTrans programme

ArtSoTrans is a community project in Southampton hosted by The Art House with support from Chrysalis, aiming to showcase the work of transgender people in the arts as part of the annual Transgender Day of Visibility celebrations (31st March). We want … Continue reading

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March 2019 highlights

Friday 1 March Words the Turtle Taught me with Susan Richardson Saturday 2 March Jason Buck: Stories of the Vikings SOLD OUT Sunday 3 March Seed Swap Friday 8 March In Their Own Words with Damian O’Vitch Saturday 9 March … Continue reading

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This weekend & next week at The Art House 1/2 -10/2 2019

Friday 1 Feb Matt L T Smith & friends (Poetry showcase) Saturday 2 February Collage workshop with Nina Fraser Sunday 3 February Steve Snow live & unplugged in the cafe – free entry 1 – 3pm Tuesday 5 February The … Continue reading

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What makes us different

Things The Art House does differently as a nonprofit arts space as opposed to a commercial café – aka why we need donations on top of our café revenue to fund our space: * We provide space to groups to use on … Continue reading

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What’s coming up – Jan/Feb highlights

Highlights for the rest of January …. Thursday 24 January In Their Own Words with Damian O’Vitch Friday 25 January Moving Voices open mic with special guest Stephen Ripper Mizen Saturday 26 January Mara Simpson (folk/storyteller) Thursday 31 January Music: … Continue reading

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New Directors!

We have some really exciting news! On Thursday 17 January, we appointed two new Directors, taking our team from three to five. Devin Valentine has been a cafe co-ordinator here since Mary 2016 and this year took on more admin, volunteer … Continue reading

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