Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

Announcement: ArtSoTrans programme

ArtSoTrans is a community project in Southampton hosted by The Art House with support from Chrysalis and Nuffield Southampton Theatres, aiming to showcase the work of transgender people in the arts as part of the annual Transgender Day of Visibility … 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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This week at The Art House – to Sunday 20/1/19

Crafty Cafe every Wednesday 2.45 – 5.45pm, drop in, by donation Facebook event here The Art House Photography group, second Thursday monthly, 7.30pm Facebook event here Wassailing The Art House with Ancasta Rising, Friday 18 January from 7pm Facebook event … Continue reading

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Jani on why we have to ask

This so sums up the glorious dilemma of being The Art House. We have created a space that is safe and welcoming for people who don’t find mainstream spaces OK at all. In a lot of ways we’ve created the … Continue reading

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2018 at The Art House

  I put together a little slideshow of photos from this last year – whew! We’ve had so many performances, workshops, meet-ups, celebrations, cakes, gorgeous new dishes, staff and volunteers… it has been quite an 11th year! One of the … Continue reading

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Earlybird tickets for New Year’s Eve

Earlybird tickets for New Year’s Eve – under £10 for a lovely evening of music, food and good company, end this Sunday 9 December 2018. Why not book now and relax in the knowledge that lovely plans are made for your New … Continue reading

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