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 Year’s celebration?

We are limiting tickets, as always, to around 55 to keep the space from feeling hectic and crowded, so it is wise to book in advance as we are very unlikely to have any left on the night, this event generally sells out.

Book now!

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Gift vouchers – special offer this week!


Until Sunday 9 December at 11pm, we are offering a free £5 gift voucher with every £20 voucher bought online – up to a maximum of £100 per person.

Vouchers can be exchanged for anything in our cafe and make excellent presents, with the added bonus of not having to go anywhere near a shop!

Simply fill in the form below and we will automatically add your free vouchers.

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This week at The Art House – with Facebook event links

This week at The Art House is a busy one – at least we hope it will be, as we love nothing better than seeing the space being used by as many people as possible.
Don’t forget we are open from 8.30am Tuesday – Friday now as well and this week we have an offer on filter coffee with a Danish pastry (and a free refill) for just £4.50

On to the events……

Board Games – first Tuesday monthly from 6.30pm
* Weds 5 December
Le Cafe des Amis lunchtime French language cafe
Crafty Cafe drop in, 2.45 – 5.45 every Wednesday
Poetry Stanza friendly crit group, first Weds monthly 7.30
The Art House Book club, first Weds monthly 7.30pm
* Thursday 6 December
Women’s Writing workshop with Artfulscribe
Monthly on the first Thursday, 11.45 – free!
Extinction Rebellion Southampton meeting, 7.30pm
Southampton Story Club Storygoround 8pm
* Friday 7 December & Saturday 8 December
Out of Bounds Theatre present: The UnXmas Story
* Saturday 8 December
Steve Snow magic hat acoustic cafe session 1 – 3pm
Sunday 9 December
Sketchy Sunday drop-in Sketching group
1 – 3pm, by donation
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December’s printable programme

Our printable programme for December is available here.

Christmas opening times will be:

Open as usual until Sunday 23 December (join us for special festive roast specials on 23/12 from 12.30 – 3pm, book your table here)

Closed Christmas Day 25/12 & Boxing Day 26/12
Open 11am – 5pm 27 – 29 December
Open 12 – 5pm Sunday 30 December with lovely Dulcimer music in the cafe!
New Year’s Eve party 31/12 – 1/1
Closed daytime Tuesday 1 January

Open as usual from Wednesday 2 January


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Summer fundraiser update!

Just a quick one to let you know what is going on at The Art House this weekend and update you on our fundraiser. I have done a quick Facebook live update on our page if you want to watch it here.

Please donate here

Our fundraiser ends this Saturday 22 September and because of the overwhelming response to our shout out for donations on Monday we have decided to go for our stretch goal of £12000 – because we have faith that we can do this!

The extra will make it possible for us to get some repairs done, clear more payments from the summer slump and have some stability in our finances going into the winter.

Speaking of winter – I am in the Echo this week talking about Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – breaking down some stigmas around mental health by speaking openly about my own experience.

Thanks again for your support, it truly was an overwhelming experience watching the donations flood in this week and to be able to be brave and go for our stretch goal!

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Summer Fundraiser – last week important announcement!

Hello 🙂 Jani here.

2018-09-18_1625I did a Facebook live update on our page a couple of hours to go with some exciting news…. thanks to a huge flood of donations yesterday totalling nearly £800, we are now only £806 away from our £10000 target!

So, to make things interesting as we approach the end of the fundraiser on Saturday 22 September, we’ve decided to go for our stretch goal of £12000 – wahooooooo yikes!

We have three fundraising gigs this week:

Tonight, Tuesday 18 September, Ash Ellis live in the cafe from 7.30pm, by donation

Tomorrow, Wednesday 19 September, Eric Walker & Steve Snow live in the cafe from 7.30pm, by donation


Saturday 22 September, Mary Jane folk in the cafe (ticketed event)
Get details and tickets here.


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What’s on in September at The Art House

Download a printable calendar here

Saturday 1 September

Science Room 12 – 1.45pm, by donation
Ethereal live in the cafe 1 – 3pm, free entry (donations welcome)

Sunday 2 September

Ash Ellis live in the cafe, 1 – 3pm, free entry (donations welcome)

Tuesday 4 September

The Art House on Board from 6.30pm, by donation

Wednesday 5 September

Le Cafe des Amis French language cafe, 12.30 – 1.30pm, by donation
Crafty Cafe drop in, 2.45 – 5.45pm, by donation
British Sign Language cafe 6 – 7pm, by donation
The Art House book club, 7.30pm, by donation
Daff workshops drawing 7.30 – 9pm, £10

Thursday 6 September

SO: Write women’s writing workshop, 11am – 1pm, free
Introduction to Crochet workshop, 4 – 6pm, £9.95 – book here
Southampton Story Club, 8pm, by donation

Friday 7 September

We are open 11am – 10pm

Saturday 8 September

Karaoke fundraiser & leaving party for Duncan, 7.30pm, £4

Sunday 9 September 

Sketchy Sunday, 12 – 3pm, suggested donation £3

Tuesday 11 September

Amy Scott-Pillow – The Hope, 6.30pm, free entry

Wednesday 12 September

Le Cafe des Amis French language cafe, 12.30 – 1.30pm, by donation
Crafty Cafe drop in, 2.45 – 5.45pm, by donation
British Sign Language cafe 6 – 7pm, by donation

Thursday 13 September

Red Tent Women’s wisdom sharing circle, 7pm, £6 – £10 book here

Friday 14 September

Jog.on.tacos pop-up at The Art House 6 – 9pm

Saturday 15 September

Granfalloon, 7.30pm, tickets from £5.20 – book here

Sunday 16 September

We are open 12 – 5pm

Tuesday 18 September

Greenpeace monthly meeting 6.30pm

Wednesday 19 September

Le Cafe des Amis French language cafe, 12.30 – 1.30pm, by donation
Crafty Cafe drop in, 2.45 – 5.45pm, by donation
British Sign Language cafe 6 – 7pm, by donation

Thursday 20 September

Introduction to crochet, 4 – 6pm, £9.95 book here
Photography group, 7.30pm, by donation

Friday 21 September

Three Monkeys music showcase, 7.30pm book here

Saturday 22 September

Mary Jane fundraiser, 7.30pm tickets from £5.20 book here

Sunday 23 September

Life drawing session 12.30 – 4.30pm, book here

Tuesday 25 September

We are open 11am – 10pm

Wednesday 26 September

Le Cafe des Amis French language cafe, 12.30 – 1.30pm, by donation
Crafty Cafe drop in, 2.45 – 5.45pm, by donation
British Sign Language cafe 6 – 7pm, by donation
Drumming with African Activities, 7pm, £10 – book here
Exposure film makers networking group, 8pm, by donation

Thursday 27 September

Introduction to crochet, 4 – 6pm, £9.95 book here
Rob Johnston guitarist, 7.30pm fundraiser for The Art House book here

Friday 28 September

Moving Voices open mic for poetry & song, 7.30pm, by donation

Saturday 29 September

ArtfulScribe presents: Susan Richardson, 7.30pm book here

Sunday 30 September

ArtfulScribe poetry workshop 12 – 4pm details and booking here

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Bank Holiday fundraising update!

The Bank Holiday weekend was lovely here at The Art House with Southampton Pride on Saturday, two performances of Oddbox Theatre’s ‘Closer’, Life Drawing on Sunday and our special Bank Holiday fundraiser.  We livestreamed quite a bit of it on our Facebook pageincluding the Pride parade in case you missed it!

Now for an update on our fundraiser!

We have raised a total of £7209 and have just over £2790 left to go to our £10000 target!  

If you are one of the 534 people who have donated or bought tickets for fundraisers so far, thank you so much – what a lovely example of collective support.

If you would like to help us with this final push, please click here.

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Did Ziggy get the shave?

We passed the halfway mark on Saturday evening thanks to a last minute £50 donation from one of our regulars 🙂

Here is the livestream on Facebook of the moment it happened – and Ziggy getting a head shave to celebrate!

Having hit the halfway mark is so encouraging and the funds have already been put to use to pay essential costs. Our final target is £10000 and we’re already on our way there with more donations having come in since the weekend. If you want to be a part of this amazing wave of community power, please click here.

Remember that small amounts add up so don’t be shy of chipping in a little bit.

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Is Ziggy going to have a close shave?

2018-07-27_1417A last minute update as we are just a few hours away from our first fundraising gig tonight and our deadline to hit the halfway mark with Ziggy promising to let me shave her head if we do!

We are currently on: £4488.34 so need to raise £511.66 by tonight so that Ziggy can feel cooler!

If you have already helped us with a donation, thank you so much! If you’d like to chip in now to support The Art House, please click here – you can also help by sharing using the buttons below. Remember that small amounts add up – if just 100 people chip in a fiver, we’ll be nearly there!

I’ll be live streaming at the start of our fundraising gig this evening to let you know if we made the target and I can shave Ziggy’s bonce and updating on our page all through the show…. so hopefully by the time we close later Ziggy will have a very cool head and we will have hit that target!

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