Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

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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Covid-19 and reopening update

#Covid update: The Art House is mainly a performance and arts venue and we are awaiting restrictions being lifted on indoor performance events and remaining closed. We are risk assessing and speaking to our community groups about when and how … Continue reading

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Update 9 July 2020

An update: we are going to have food to collect next Saturday! A step towards letting people back in, we are still proceeding cautiously for the safety of our crew, volunteers and customers but moving towards opening our doors once … Continue reading

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Week ‘off’ clear out and hopeful news

Last week was a good chance for a proper clear out – thanks Devin for rehoming furniture and crockery/kitchenware to folks who needed it and John for sorting the basement and kitchen! We feel ready for a new month and … Continue reading

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An update on re-opening

An Art House update: Although pubs, cafes etc have been given the go-ahead to open from 4 July, we will continue with our delivery service and online events for the time being. We are primarily a performance venue and community … Continue reading

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