Category Archives: Behind the scenes

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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Taking risks on unknown artists (or Burritos = Art)

Something that we are very fortunate to be able to do, as a not-for-profit venue, is take a chance on new or unusual artists. Whether it’s hosting somebody’s very first exhibition to showcasing a scratch performance destined for the Edinburgh … Continue reading

Posted in Behind the scenes, Events, Local music, Our philosophy

Sorry, we won’t serve you……

English law on alcohol sales is very clear – licensed premises are not allowed to serve somebody who is already intoxicated. However, a study showed that in 84% cases of attempts by actors pretending to be drunk, they were served in … Continue reading

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Rant alert – why is culture and heritage expected to be free?

Why are culture and heritage, in particular, expected to be free? A rant, by Jani. We love culture and heritage, we do.  Often, we post about the things going on in Southampton, particularly in the Cultural Quarter, which is our … Continue reading

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It’s not customer service: you are SEEN

Most companies run customer service training, and so do we. There’s a difference between what we do and what most places do, though. We train our crew to see people. Yes, that sounds obvious doesn’t it? The plague of our … Continue reading

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