Category Archives: Tutorials, advice, how-to
Be Kind to Venue Owners Day – Bik’s thoughts on press packs
Bik is the person who books all our live music acts, promotes them and then does the sound engineering on the night (he is a man of many talents and quite tired). This time of year, we get a flurry … Continue reading
What’s changed? 2021 update
In early 2020, before the pandemic, we held a fundraiser to allow us to step back, repurpose and redesign how we ran The Art House. You can watch us talking about this here We raised £25K at the end of … Continue reading
A little reminder that we aren’t just a café, that we exist as a place to promote grassroots art and positive social change and we’re always going to speak up on important issues, justice, oppression, the rise of the far … Continue reading
Why our story shall be called ‘Cakes on a Train’
A taster for Jani’s book, The Art House Story: Cakes on a Train (how to build your dreams when you don’t have what you need to do it) It’s a working title, OK? Here goes…. The kitchen was rammed with … Continue reading
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
How to describe your workshop so that lots of people come!
We run a lot of workshops here, and have noticed one thing. The more information you include, the more people will come, and the more they will be willing to pay. Taking the time to write a comprehensive description of … Continue reading
Reduce waste and food miles by meal planning!
Our regular menu changes, usually seasonally, and our specials menu changes daily here at The Art House. This takes some planning, as you can imagine! With so many mouth to feed, randomly ordering supplies and then playing ‘Ready, steady, cook’ … Continue reading
The “last slice of cake” rule for selling crafts!
The Art House has a crafty shed which is often full of handmade goodies by the craft group at Tools for Self Reliance as well as other makers local and further afield like Dave Hubble with his Rebejoo range of recycled … Continue reading
How early bird tickets keep your events accessible – AND get you the best audience!
You may notice when you visit our what’s on page that we have a variety of ticket prices for many of our set price events. Unlike other places, there is no student or other concessions, but rather an earlybird ticket … Continue reading
Get people to your events: our top 5 tips
We at The Art House have been running events here for over 6 years, and our three directors, Jani, Bik and Ziggy, have many years experience between them of planning and running events large and small before we started here. … Continue reading