Category Archives: Our crew

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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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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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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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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Volunteer Jen demonstrates ways to wear your chef’s hat!

Volunteer Jen takes some time out from preparing lunches to show the options for wearing a chef’s hat! Our hats are made from recycled fabric (this one used to be a shirt) by Libby, who loves to embellish them with … Continue reading

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Everything you ever wanted to know about volunteering at The Art House (but were afraid to ask)

We are recruiting 12 new cafe volunteers and 7 new kitchen crew this month, to give us a boost into a fabulous 2014! Things you may not know about volunteering at The Art House: * You don’t need experience, training … Continue reading

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Art House people profile – Martin, our web designer

Here he is, our web designer Martin of Still-Moving, demonstrating that he will work for cookies (not the kind you get on websites and have to warn people about with a big banner under EU regs, the OTHER kind of … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Ziggy and John!

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The crew……

We are very proud of our crew. The Art House has just 4 paid part-time staff, all of the rest of the crew are volunteers and even the paid staff volunteer lots of extra hours too. So when you come … Continue reading

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