Category Archives: Our philosophy

The view from the fence – musings on neutrality

This week has seen us commenting via social media and our blog on a couple of things which are going on in Southampton right now. The first, the impromptu/unofficial street art put up by unit11 over the weekend at the … Continue reading

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On financial honesty…..

Most businesses play their financial cards very close to their chests.It’s common business wisdom to be super-cagey about the money stuff, pretending all is well when it isn’t or pretending all is bad when it’s great.Aside from the accounts we … Continue reading

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That awkward money question….

Money makes the world go round, we are told.  We thought it was due to the fact that all planets spin, due to being formed by various debris coalescing under gravity, and that matter coming together with some inherent spin or … Continue reading

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No BS (or, our new feedback policy!).

We follow some other blogs, we do, and one that Jani likes a lot is is Leonie Dawson‘s. Today’s post on her blog, ‘How to install a no BS clause in your life’ resonated with us.  It’s all about how … Continue reading

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Get yourself out of the frikkin’ HOUSE!

We all know how it is.A long day at work and a rubbish journey home, something to eat and maybe a small glass of something.  All of a sudden-like, that event at The Art House (or some other splendid venue) … Continue reading

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Apolitical? Not us!

We recently saw an email which described us as ‘trying to be apolitical’ due to our stance on not hosting party political groups here at The Art House.  When we set up, we quickly decided that we wanted to be … Continue reading

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How to start your own not-for-profit arts cafe

We often get asked ‘how did you do this’ and the answer is not a very simple one!  For each idea, each project, the journey will be very different.  Here, though, are a few tips we’d like to share on … Continue reading

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Last year, through the food we served, we cancelled the CO2 footprint of over 1000 people.

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Reduce, Reuse, Revamp, Recycle!

One of the things we all feel strongly about is the need reduce the amount of waste we ‘throw away’ here and to keep our consumption of resources to a minimum…. Here are some of the things we’ve done which … Continue reading

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