Category Archives: Fundraising

Seventeen reasons to Save The Art House – by Devin

Our newest Director, Devin, has been doing an (almost) daily reason why he thinks The Art House is worth saving. #1 We are one of very few places offering young people work experience where they are treated as equals and … Continue reading

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A generous gift of art from Swift Sketches

The Art House is a home to art and artists and we’ve been the subject of art, too, from paintings to poems to sketches in our doodle books. Robin of Swift Sketches has said they will generously donate these paintings … Continue reading

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Jess shares why she is supporting the fundraiser

Today I treated myself. I had a short walk on the common with Skye and then we headed to our favourite place in town. The Art House, warm and welcoming, friendly people, good music. Enjoying a quiet moment in such … Continue reading

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Kristianne of DIY Southampton shares why she’s supporting the fundraiser

Like Devin I’ve used the Art House Café as a safe place to wait for someone, or to make new friends in a safe and friendly environment (thank you The Science Room r.i.p.), or to watch performances or just as … Continue reading

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Estelle Clarke shares why her show 110mph is donating proceeds to The Art House

Why my share of ticket sales for “110 m.p.h.” is going to The Art House in Southampton: Everywhere you go, tributes pour in for the Art House. Last night at the Nuffield Southampton Theatres for Apples and Snakes South East, … Continue reading

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Local writer Nazneen Ahmed shares why she is supporting our Fundraiser

I’m trying to force myself to imagine a Southampton without the Art House, and I can’t, I really can’t. There isn’t anywhere else like it. When I first moved to Southampton I thought it was a brutal, unfriendly place. I … Continue reading

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Devin’s thoughts on the fundraiser

Devin joined our paid crew in 2016 as a weekend café co-ordinator and took on an admin role a year later in the midst of a very difficult sudden bereavement. In January 2019 he was appointed as a director. He … 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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