Category Archives: Tutorials, advice, how-to

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

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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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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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Students: here’s how to get a venue to work with you on your third year project!

At this time of year, we get swamped with emails and walk-ins from students who want to interview us for projects, make documentaries and other films, use us as a location for photo shoots etc. Sadly, we do not have … 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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