Category Archives: Community news & views

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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What’s coming up – Jan/Feb highlights

Highlights for the rest of January …. Thursday 24 January In Their Own Words with Damian O’Vitch Friday 25 January Moving Voices open mic with special guest Stephen Ripper Mizen Saturday 26 January Mara Simpson (folk/storyteller) Thursday 31 January Music: … 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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This week at The Art House – to Sunday 20/1/19

Crafty Cafe every Wednesday 2.45 – 5.45pm, drop in, by donation Facebook event here The Art House Photography group, second Thursday monthly, 7.30pm Facebook event here Wassailing The Art House with Ancasta Rising, Friday 18 January from 7pm Facebook event … 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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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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Jani-finally-went-off-the-deep-end-about-Southampton yesterday

Yesterday, Jani saw a post following what sounded like a great event at the new Tiger Yard, talking about what kind of city Southampton would be.  In it, the post-er of the post said The Art House was great but … Continue reading

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I kept meaning to go in…… a eulogy for another favourite place

We hear this phrase a lot when we go out and folks realise where we’re from. ‘Oh The Art House!  I’ve heard of that – I keep meaning to come in’ Bik and I joke that, if we had a … Continue reading

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Jani’s post-election thoughts and a call to action!

Well, that’s that over with, and however you’re feeling about that election result, it feels like there’s a lot of energy out there right now. Energy that can be channelled by each of us to make the world the way … Continue reading

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Community news: Creative Slam! 14 December 2014, Eastleigh

A Unique Interactive Music/Art Exhibition to be held at The Courthouse arts space in Eastleigh on the 14/12/2014. The Courthouse in Eastleigh was the former magistrates court, now its been converted into a community arts space that will play host … Continue reading

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