Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

Baking trials for Valentine’s Season

It’s romance season again – well, for some folks anyway! For me it is an excuse to try making some new cupcakes and decorating them with hearts and such. Whist Nic was doing her usual magic creating vegan ‘cheeze’ and … Continue reading

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Gig Announcement: Mark Jenkins presents TUBULAR BELLS + DARK SIDE OF THE MOON on MOOG

Mike Oldfield’s TUBULAR BELLS + extracts from Pink Floyd’s DARK SIDE OF THE MOON for the MOOG SYNTHESIZER 50th Anniversaries Live solo performance by MARK JENKINS with computer graphic projections BOOK HERE That spine-tingling theme from “The Exorcist” is Mike … Continue reading

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That annoying friend who sees all the big bands before they get big

You know that friend who can boast that they saw an act before they became famous, in a small venue where they were up close and got to have a chat afterwards? Thing is, you only get to be that … Continue reading

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Gig Announcement! Pip Summers acoustic music showcase

Come on down to the Art House and join Pip Summers and friends for an evening of stripped-back acoustic sets from some of the best songwriters and musicians that Southampton has to offer! Pip Summers Southampton-based singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Pip Summers … Continue reading

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We have a problem

We had a lovely person who came to The Art House to use our Pantry for the first time last Thursday – they’d just arrived in the city from the West Country. They split up with their family some time … Continue reading

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We’ve added new shows to our listings!

Take a look here for the new things we’ve just added

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Gig Announcement: Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman (BBC 2 Radio 2 Folk Award)

Twice winners of BBC Radio 2 Folk Award for Best Duo, Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman grace our stage at The Art House. Enjoy this stunning duo in the intimate, close-up setting of our #Bunker178 performance space, with top quality … Continue reading

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How to get free live streams from our House to yours!

When the lockdowns were coming to an end and restrictions lifted, a lot of online shows and options to join live events online disappeared. Our audience let us know that they would really miss being able to join us from … Continue reading

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Event Announcement: Twenty-Eight book launch & Q&A

In May 1988 a law was passed that made ‘promotion’ of LGBTQI+ identities illegal across the United Kingdom. Until the early 2000s, young queer people in the UK grew up in the shadow of this oppressive law. Now, 22 years … Continue reading

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5 ways to support small venues post Covid restrictions

Music Venues are still struggling – here are some ways you can help.

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