Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

A little gratitude

Two years ago we were readying ourselves to fundraise for our future, and in Feb 2020 we raised £25K to support a change in direction to a more venue-based business model. Less than a month later, the pandemic closed our … Continue reading

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Covid update Monday 29/1/2022

Covid update: TLDR we won’t be dropping all our measures this week – because we’re still in a pandemic. We’re very glad to see infection rates falling and to have seen lower rates of hospitalisation and death in this latest … Continue reading

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Inflation for ordinary people

We just shared this over on Facebook with a text description – adding it here as it’s important info to get out there. Our community pantry might be seen as somewhere that folks who are unhoused use, and yes we … Continue reading

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End of year pantry update & thank you

It’s the last day of 2021 so we thought we’d extend a thank you and give an update on our proudest achievement, our first full year running our community pantry, sharing surplus food on a pay-as-you-feel basis to cut down … Continue reading

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#covid19 update

Although the mask mandate coming into effect this week does not apply to hospitality, we continue to ask all visitors to our pantry and takeaway to wear a face covering unless exempt. We also continue to ask folks to mask … Continue reading

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Hunting Hearts & friends are back with Yuletide Queer!

It’s about time Hunting Hearts returned to The Art House, their last gig being the now famous beforetime bash with BRASHER in March 2020 a few weeks before the national lockdown. They’re back, and ready to… reads notes… Deliver you … Continue reading

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 20 November 2021

Local groups have arranged a vigil at the Queens peace fountain on the evening of 20 November 2021 from 7pm They will be holding space at the Peace Fountain and reading the names of those we have lost this year … Continue reading

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What’s on for the rest of November 2021

A quick rundown of what’s on for the rest of this month: Our community pantry and cafe will be open Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays 11am – 3pm serving hot & cold drinks, cakes and snacks, with pay-as-you feel soup, toiletries, … Continue reading

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A reminder of why our pantry is so important right now

Jani here – I’ve just been catching up on emails after being in the kitchen making soup yesterday. I wanted to share one of them with you. I have also shared the recipe for the soup to our Patreon supporters … Continue reading

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Covid update

Quick #Covid update: we have never dropped masking or social distancing in our space, so we will continue to limit numbers, keep performance times short with ventilation breaks and encourage masking and lateral flow testing. We are keeping an eye … Continue reading

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