Category Archives: Our philosophy
There are no passengers on planet Earth, only crew.
Ultimately, the whole purpose of our space programme may well be to help us “transcend our sense of separation.” We are, as the man says, quite literally, stardust, but there are so many forces trying to separate us from this … Continue reading
Old man in my house.
In one form of Pidgen English, a piano is called “Old man in my house, you hit him white teeth he laugh, you hit him black teeth he cry.” One of the first items to enter the Art House, even … Continue reading
Far away/so close – the joy of intimate gigs
Bik and I popped up to Brighton this past Sunday for a wonderful night, affectionately ‘Pynnstock’ – an evening of Nick Pynn’s music, with lots of great performers on stage with him. It was great, and we had seats quite … Continue reading
Why The Art House? Good question!
I popped in on Sunday just as we were opening to make this short film about The Art House and about my personal reasons for being involved in founding and running this lovely place. The video is a submission for … Continue reading
A response to being called ‘A Business’
The Art House is not free to use, not publicly funded and is based on a business model. This leads some people to think we are just in it for the money – and it is a tightrope we have … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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