Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

Land Artist, educator, community builder, director of 'The Art House' in Southampton.

Summer volunteers urgently needed!

As usual at this time of year, some of our crew who are students have gone home for the holidays, and many other people are away, we are short of volunteer crew for the cafe and kitchen and need more … Continue reading

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Let’s fool the robbas (again!)

Well, there is never a dull moment at The Art House, that’s for certain. As you may know, we had a break-in on 8 March with a great deal of damage done by the two men who broke in and … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes

Jani-finally-went-off-the-deep-end-about-Southampton yesterday

Yesterday, Jani saw a post following what sounded like a great event at the new Tiger Yard, talking about what kind of city Southampton would be.  In it, the post-er of the post said The Art House was great but … Continue reading

Posted in Community news & views

I kept meaning to go in…… a eulogy for another favourite place

We hear this phrase a lot when we go out and folks realise where we’re from. ‘Oh The Art House!  I’ve heard of that – I keep meaning to come in’ Bik and I joke that, if we had a … Continue reading

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The (scary) act of asking

I’ve just come back from filming our latest little film to get a fundraising thing going…. We need patrons, we’ve come to a point where we know, for certain (especially in the light of having, this summer, to support Bik’s … Continue reading

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Reduce waste and food miles by meal planning!

Our regular menu changes, usually seasonally, and our specials menu changes daily here at The Art House. This takes some planning, as you can imagine! With so many mouth to feed, randomly ordering supplies and then playing ‘Ready, steady, cook’ … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Sustainable living, Tutorials, advice, how-to

The “last slice of cake” rule for selling crafts!

The Art House has a crafty shed which is often full of handmade goodies by the craft group at Tools for Self Reliance as well as other makers local and further afield like Dave Hubble with his Rebejoo range of recycled … Continue reading

Posted in Advice for artists, Behind the scenes, Tutorials, advice, how-to

Gig review – Lionface

I’m going to be honest here. When Bik, who books most our gigs at The Art House, first played me some of Lionface‘s music online I thought ‘Wow I love that’ quickly followed by ‘They can’t possibly sound that good … Continue reading

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Art House wishlist for Spring!

Hello lovely supporters 🙂 We have quite a few things we need for Spring 2014 and, as you know, we always try to borrow, mend, make do or get secondhand before we buy new. If you can help with any … Continue reading

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A response to being called ‘A Business’

The Art House is not free to use, not publicly funded and is based on a business model. This leads some people to think we are just in it for the money – and it is a tightrope we have … Continue reading

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