Category Archives: Behind the scenes

A message from Marilyn, who leaves on Sunday :(

A message from Marilyn, our kitchen co-ordinator who is due to leave on Sunday 😦  “It’s my last week at the beloved Art House as Daniel Russell-White and I prepare for our overland adventure around the world. 💜 It will be emotional … Continue reading

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What makes us different

Things The Art House does differently as a nonprofit arts space as opposed to a commercial café – aka why we need donations on top of our café revenue to fund our space: * We provide space to groups to use on … Continue reading

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New Directors!

We have some really exciting news! On Thursday 17 January, we appointed two new Directors, taking our team from three to five. Devin Valentine has been a cafe co-ordinator here since Mary 2016 and this year took on more admin, volunteer … Continue reading

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2018 at The Art House

  I put together a little slideshow of photos from this last year – whew! We’ve had so many performances, workshops, meet-ups, celebrations, cakes, gorgeous new dishes, staff and volunteers… it has been quite an 11th year! One of the … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Reduce, Reuse, Recycle but most of all: RESIST.

Jani here! I want to address the notion that we can stop climate change with small, consumer-based collective action. Now – I do take individual actions and always have, mainly because I’m white, able-bodied, in good health and middle class … Continue reading

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Let’s fool the robbas (again!)

Well, there is never a dull moment at The Art House, that’s for certain. As you may know, we had a break-in on 8 March with a great deal of damage done by the two men who broke in and … Continue reading

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A quick financial update from Jani

As we put out a call for Patrons earlier in the year, being very transparent with our finances, I thought it was time for an update on how that’s going. The Art House will cost an estimated £188000 this year to … Continue reading

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We have 130 Patrons!

A quick fundraising update from our appeal for 300 Patrons to stablise the income of The Art House and ensure our future. Huge thanks to all who have contributed so far! If you would like to find out more about … Continue reading

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More than socially responsible – socially purposeful!

Since we started back in 2008, and even before that when Bik, Ziggy and I ran not-for-profit events elsewhere, we’ve seen some big changes in how businesses are run. When we started, we were (I’m pretty sure) the only place … Continue reading

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