Author Archives: janifranck

About janifranck

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

Sunday 31 May update #covid19 #lockdown

The Art House doors won’t be opening again until it is safe to open. Our aim at the present moment is to empower and support people to #stayhome as much as possible by bringing meals, entertainment and connection from our … Continue reading

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A little reminder that we aren’t just a café, that we exist as a place to promote grassroots art and positive social change and we’re always going to speak up on important issues, justice, oppression, the rise of the far … Continue reading

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ARTlotment update from Ziggy

Well one benefit to Lockdown has been that i’ve really been able to put some quality time into the plot this year – spending between 90 mins and 2 hours here 3 sometimes 4 times a week. My heart sings … Continue reading

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Pandemic closure update – our house to your house

It feels like a few lifetimes ago we sent out an email to say that our fundraiser had been a success. To those who have supported us and helped us reach that goal – know that your funds have been … Continue reading

Posted in Community news & views, Events, Fundraising

We’re Zooming

Here’s the basic info for our Zoom events during quarantine: Events will happen on Zoom so we can all show love by staying apart. Hosted via The Art House Zoom account with one of our team providing tech support – … Continue reading

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Fundraising and the current Covid-19 slump

WE DID IT! In February 2020 we raised an amazing £25000 to meet our shortfall for 2019-20 and save our venue, plus give us breathing room for making changes to our business model and secure our future. A big part … Continue reading

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Covid-19 community response

We have seen a government level response to the threat, and also individual actions recommended but as yet there is not community level response. This Community Actions Response is to encourage people to look out for one another and support … Continue reading

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Bik here – fundraising update!

Friends, Just in case you hadn’t heard .. WE DID IT!! When we set out just 4 weeks ago to raise £25,000 for The Art House we did so with hope, but also with the knowledge that such a sum … Continue reading

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We did it – or more precisely, YOU did!

At 8.35pm last night, we had raised an amazing £18,500 with donations still pouring in. Then, an anonymous donor topped our fund up to the target at the very last moment! We have now raised the £25000 we needed and … Continue reading

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It wasn’t the last fundraiser!

Since 2008, The Art House Southampton CIC (“a Community Interest Company is a business with social objectives whose surpluses are reinvested for that purpose rather than profits for shareholders and owners”) has been a vibrant grassroots hub of creativity in … Continue reading

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