Category Archives: Behind the scenes

How to write a bio – for artists, writers and musicians

As a grassroots venue that showcases new artists for the most part, we often see people struggling with writing a bio for the first time. In a culture where we’re taught not to blow our own trumpet or talk about … Continue reading

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A little gratitude

Two years ago we were readying ourselves to fundraise for our future, and in Feb 2020 we raised £25K to support a change in direction to a more venue-based business model. Less than a month later, the pandemic closed our … Continue reading

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Covid update Monday 29/1/2022

Covid update: TLDR we won’t be dropping all our measures this week – because we’re still in a pandemic. We’re very glad to see infection rates falling and to have seen lower rates of hospitalisation and death in this latest … Continue reading

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Inflation for ordinary people

We just shared this over on Facebook with a text description – adding it here as it’s important info to get out there. Our community pantry might be seen as somewhere that folks who are unhoused use, and yes we … Continue reading

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End of year pantry update & thank you

It’s the last day of 2021 so we thought we’d extend a thank you and give an update on our proudest achievement, our first full year running our community pantry, sharing surplus food on a pay-as-you-feel basis to cut down … Continue reading

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A reminder of why our pantry is so important right now

Jani here – I’ve just been catching up on emails after being in the kitchen making soup yesterday. I wanted to share one of them with you. I have also shared the recipe for the soup to our Patreon supporters … Continue reading

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About our Community Pantry

A one minute video introducing you to our Community Pantry and how you can support it. Find out more here

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What’s changed? 2021 update

In early 2020, before the pandemic, we held a fundraiser to allow us to step back, repurpose and redesign how we ran The Art House. You can watch us talking about this here We raised £25K at the end of … Continue reading

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Happy birthday to our Community Pantry!

One year ago, we had our first delivery of surplus food diverted from waste and set up a stall outside our space, which was still closed due to the first lockdown. Since then we have redistributed more than 12 tonnes of … Continue reading

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Can you support our pantry and help us make a difference?

Our community pantry makes a difference every week during these difficult times. Since last summer, we’ve been sourcing good quality, in-date  food that would otherwise go to waste and redistributing it to our local community via our pantry. The pantry … Continue reading

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