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What’s on at The Art House – past and future

Gig announcement: Sine Star Project + Lucy Kitchen + Watching the Buzzards // The Art House // Sat 11.11.2023

Tickets are available for the upcoming event “Watching the Buzzards (acoustic set)” featuring Hampshire based band Watching the Buzzards. The band’s music and lyrics, created by Songwriter Mike Davies, are reminiscent of classic English folk and Americana, with sophisticated compositions and bleak lyrics reflecting a disaffection with the modern world.

Also performing at the event is Lucy Kitchen, an artist known for her deft and delicate songs built on clean-limbed and gentle lines. Her music is minimalistic, with subtle textures that create a weightless atmosphere.

Another act to look forward to is Sine Star Project, a band that combines avant-garde rock music with a free jazz attitude. Their songs feature soaring melodies and beautiful lyrics.

The event will take place on Saturday, 11th November 2023 at The Art House. Tickets can be purchased through the provided link. Additionally, more information about the artists can be found on their respective social media pages. Continue reading

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NEW GIG! Spitdust // The Art House // Sat 18.11.2023 7.30pm

Spitdust, a band known for creating cinematic soundscapes, will be performing at The Art House on Saturday, 18th November 2023 at 7:30 PM. Their music combines modern experimental rock and dream-like folk, drawing inspiration from the British countryside. Their latest album, “The Silent Star,” explores a post-apocalyptic world and its echoes in outer space. The band consists of Grahame Cleaver on bass and beats, Richard ‘Bas’ Barret on keyboard, Paul Charisse on guitar, Ros Mizen on vocals, and Dan Little on guitar. You can find their music on Bandcamp and watch their live performance at The Turner Sims concert hall in Southampton in the summer of 2023. For more information and tickets, visit their event page on Eventbrite. Continue reading

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Jason Buck: A Christmas Carol // The Art House // Sat 16.12.2023 7pm

Tickets are available for Jason Buck’s performance of “A Christmas Carol” at The Art House on Saturday, 16th December 2023 at 7pm. The award-winning storyteller will bring this beloved tale to life with humor and chills for audiences of all ages. Doors open at 7pm for a 7:30pm start. Jason Buck’s performances have received rave reviews, with one audience member describing it as “absolutely brilliant.” The event is recommended for adults and families with children aged 9 and above. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit the event page [here]( Continue reading

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The Travelling Talesman presents: Uncanny Undertakings // The Art House // 21.10.2023

The Travelling Talesman is a master storyteller who re-tells dark adventures, supernatural quests, and spooky spells. His performances are captivating, immersive, and thought-provoking, filled with enthusiasm, energy, and humor. He brings the characters to life with gestures, voices, and expressions, keeping the audience engaged and entertained. Through his research, he provides fresh perspectives on classic tales, exploring their various versions, cultural contexts, and contemporary messages. Contrary to the belief that storytelling is only for kids, his shows are recommended for ages 16 and above. Don’t miss the chance to experience his uncanny undertakings on the 21st of October 2023 at The Art House. Tickets are available at []( Continue reading

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Making fibre & crafting clothes with Sarah Twist // The Art House // Thu 21.09.2023 7.45pm

On Thursday, 21st September 2023 at 7:45 PM, Sarah Twist will be hosting an interactive talk at The Art House. The talk will focus on the process of making fibre and crafting clothes. Sarah, a local fibre enthusiast, will provide information about different fabric types and clothing materials, giving attendees a new perspective on their own clothes.

During the talk, participants will have the opportunity to create their own yarn using locally available fibres. All materials for the workshop will be provided, and attendees can take their creations home with them. If you have severe allergies to specific plants or animals, please inform the organizers when booking, as alternative options may be available.

Additionally, please notify the organizers if you have any pet-hair allergies. For more information and updates, you can visit the Facebook event page [here]( Continue reading

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NEW GIG!! Richard Strange – An Accent Waiting To Happen // Fri 20.10.2023 7.30PM

Richard Strange will be performing his solo show, “An Accent Waiting To Happen,” at The Art House on Friday, 20th October 2023 at 7:30 PM. This show will feature new tales of his adventures, including songs, film clips, stories, readings, and gossip from his 40+ years in the arts and entertainment world. Richard Strange is a unique and captivating figure in the world of arts and entertainment, known for his work as a musician, actor, and writer. He is the founder of the proto-punk rock band The Doctors of Madness and has collaborated with various artists throughout his career. His life is a testament to the power of creativity and continues to inspire artists everywhere. Tickets for the show can be purchased through the provided link. Continue reading

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Moving Voices Open Mic August ’23 with special guest Carlton Clements – Friday 25.08.2023 7pm

Moving Voices, Southampton’s longest running open mic event for poetry, song, storytelling, and spoken word, is back with some longer slots for open mic performers. This month’s event will feature special guest Carlton Clements, a singer, songwriter, and poet. Carlton, who grew up in Gloucester, now leads the punk band Weird Unkles and also performs his own heartfelt songs. The event promises to inspire and uplift with a mix of regular performers and newcomers. Performers can sign up between 7 and 7:30pm. The event will be hosted by RKP. Check out the Facebook event for more details. Continue reading

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DAISY CHAPMAN + Cat Elliot live at The Art House // Saturday 9.9.2023, 7.30PM

Daisy Chapman and Cat Elliot will be performing at The Art House on 9th September 2023. Daisy Chapman, a singer-songwriter known for her powerful voice and piano skills, has released three albums and her latest masterpiece, “She Took Flight.” She has also toured with the band Crippled Black Phoenix and collaborated with violinist Sue Lord. Cat Elliot, a talented singer and musician, has a passion for storytelling and incorporates her diverse experiences into her music. She released her EP “Through & Through” in 2018. Both artists offer unique and captivating performances that should not be missed. Continue reading

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Southampton Pride Fringe 2023 // The Art House // 26.8.2023 1PM – 5PM

Southampton Pride 2023 will be held on Saturday, August 26th at Guildhall Square. As part of the event, The Art House will be hosting a fringe event showcasing local talent. The event will feature performances by Fragile Lucy, Cat Elliot, Piper Summers, Jayne Ede, Carrie Laythorpe, J Pyrite, Nick Haynes, and RKP. The performances will be hosted by Nicola Beck. The event will also include a gender-neutral clothes swap, a community pantry, and a quiet space for those who need a break from the busyness. All money raised during the event will go towards funding the community pantry. Continue reading

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NEW GIG! Charlie Smith Cross-Genre Acoustic Night // The Art House SO14 // Fri 8.9.2023 7PM

Tickets are available for a cross-genre acoustic night at The Art House in Southampton. The lineup includes folk-punk legend Charlie Smith, indie pop artist Rosie Kate, folk & Americana rockers The Guillotine Union Boys, and Chapman Stick guru Tiniuc. Each artist brings their unique style and talent to the stage. Don’t miss this opportunity to enjoy a night of diverse acoustic music. Continue reading

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