Category Archives: Behind the scenes

Covid-19 and reopening update

#Covid update: The Art House is mainly a performance and arts venue and we are awaiting restrictions being lifted on indoor performance events and remaining closed. We are risk assessing and speaking to our community groups about when and how … Continue reading

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Update 9 July 2020

An update: we are going to have food to collect next Saturday! A step towards letting people back in, we are still proceeding cautiously for the safety of our crew, volunteers and customers but moving towards opening our doors once … Continue reading

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Week ‘off’ clear out and hopeful news

Last week was a good chance for a proper clear out – thanks Devin for rehoming furniture and crockery/kitchenware to folks who needed it and John for sorting the basement and kitchen! We feel ready for a new month and … Continue reading

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The trans person was too angry on Facebook

Jani here. Just had a long term supporter of The Art House say he’s not supporting us any more because I was visibly angry at a TERF on one of our posts a few days back (and I was angry, … Continue reading

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Sunday 31 May update #covid19 #lockdown

The Art House doors won’t be opening again until it is safe to open. Our aim at the present moment is to empower and support people to #stayhome as much as possible by bringing meals, entertainment and connection from our … Continue reading

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A little reminder that we aren’t just a café, that we exist as a place to promote grassroots art and positive social change and we’re always going to speak up on important issues, justice, oppression, the rise of the far … Continue reading

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ARTlotment update from Ziggy

Well one benefit to Lockdown has been that i’ve really been able to put some quality time into the plot this year – spending between 90 mins and 2 hours here 3 sometimes 4 times a week. My heart sings … Continue reading

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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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