Category Archives: Behind the scenes

RKP poet & painter talks about why they value The Art House

If you’re like me when it comes to all things art, then you’ll agree that The Art House is a home away from home. It’s a place where we’re not just able to enjoy beautiful cups of tea or food, but where … Continue reading

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Artist Jackie Eksi shares what The Art House has done for her

Over the years I’ve gone from occasional coffee drinker and art admirer to art exhibitor. From someone whose anxiety and dyslexia made me too scared to fill in application forms, to getting funding through the ‘a space arts’ Talent Development … Continue reading

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Musings after the first SALON!

Jani here! Hi! Last night was a blast and the room was full of laughter at SALON! Here chilling in bed at sunrise remembering it all, I also feel so proud of the range of performers, art forms and topics … Continue reading

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What our volunteer Gill says about our fundraiser

This about a place. You might think ‘it’s just a cafe with a gallery and some stuff the sell!’ . Wrong! Sure there is a cafe, there is Art on the walls for sale, there are cabinets of locally made … Continue reading

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Call it a day, or make one last push?

So after twelve years of joy, stress, inspiration and a large helping of “WTF?”, The Art House finds itself at a crossroads. For 10 years, 85% café income and our planned-for 15% income from donations worked. Last year, things looked … Continue reading

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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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