Thanks for your donation!

Thank you SO much for your kind support of The Art House!

All of the money we make goes right back into running this venue, and we are good at making any amount go a long, long way – so you can be sure we’ll use it wisely.

We keep in touch with our regular patrons with behind-the-scenes news and secret videos nobody else gets to see (you can see a few of them below) so you’ll hear from us soon (you can always opt out of these communications if you’d rather not get them, and just get our regular mailouts, it’s no problem!).

Oodles of love from all of us,

crew of splendour

Our most recent Patrons updates……





Bik with his Dad on the allotment of glory - 40 years organic veg growing (with lovely flowers as companion plants!)

Bik with his Dad on the allotment of glory – 40 years organic veg growing (with lovely flowers as companion plants!)

Update from Bik 4/7/2015

So, the almost-halfway results are in and my Dad’s scan shows the tumour on his pancreas has stopped growing and the markers in his blood have dropped considerably, which is awesome.

If there’s a silver lining to all this, it’s that it’s happening in the summer, which means he can spend plenty of time on his allotment (see below!) PLUS it appears Vitamin D has a big influence on how well chemo drugs work. I’m off again to spend a day at QA tomorrow with him (almost 6 hours a session!)

The summer has a downside however – our increasingly empty cafe. It’s always a nail-biting time, cushioned by a funded project, normally. This week, we just signed off last years project aimed at helping long-term unemployed people move back toward work, for which we received roughly Ā£14,000. This is our summer shortfall, in a nutshell.

But this year, no funding. Instead, it’s ‘chemo fun time’ as we like to call it. Much as we pride ourselves on our self-sufficiency at The Art House, we have decided to call on all our supporters and friends to help us out with a monthly ongoing donation, as it’s just not possible to look after my Dad *and* run a project as well as the usual Art House programme. So far just over 100 have signed up, which is really amazing and you’ve no idea what it means to see those fivers (and more) trickling in.


45 Responses to Thanks for your donation!

  1. Paul Jones says:

    You’re welcome! Keep up the great work you do.

  2. vanella2013 says:

    We wouldn’t be as rich and interesting city without you all

  3. Christine says:

    It isn’t easy for me to actually visit the Art House unfortunately, but I want to show my support for this great venue, well done you!

  4. Wendy Dumper says:

    Fabulous place, thank you


  5. Wendy says:

    I know you’ll do great things with it.

    Happy Birthday Bik

    Love Sis

  6. Sian says:

    Would love to come in and have mince pie but am in Wales for the weekend, so made a little donation instead! xx

  7. Wendy says:

    Happy Christmas Art House. Keep up the good work. Wendy

  8. Maria Woodford says:

    Glad to help, wish I could donate more. X

  9. Wilts says:

    Good luck guys. I’m sure you’ll get plenty of support to see you through the summer and sorry to hear your dad is unwell. Keep your chins up and keep on going. Your doing a good thing x

  10. Sharon says:

    You’re very welcome – Big Hug to you All x x x

  11. Mel Painter says:

    Welcome, will visit one day, its on my bucket list, so want to support you to make sure that will happen. Jani yr an inspiration in what you do and always make me smile ā¤ worth every penny keep up the courage x

  12. Hilary says:

    Keep up the good work. Will make sure we visit often during the summer and introduce some new friends šŸ™‚

  13. Susie says:

    Have visited the Art House a couple of times with my family and was charmed by its beauty and friendliness, I only wish we were more local (we’re 100 miles away!). I do hope you receive enough donations to keep such a fantastic place going and best wishes to Bik’s dad through his difficult time.

  14. Mags says:

    I don’t visit as much as I’d like but am thankful for your much needed existence in this city.

  15. lynn says:

    I have made a small donation. hope this helps a bit!!

    may try and come in on Saturday this weekend june.

  16. Marty says:

    Wouldn’t want to take any chances on losing such a great cafe & venue! I Love the Art House!

  17. Keep up the good work!

  18. Have made our monthly subscription in my name but it is from ART SAVES LIVES INTERNATIONAL. Do you have a badge for our website so we can say we support you? Best of luck! ASLI wouldn’t be here without you guys as you gave me the inspiration and my first ever exhibition xxxx

  19. meebaleeb says:

    Your ecourses helped me gain so much confidence in myself, a donation is the least I could do. I would give more but I’m on maternity leave right now, if I ever get back to work I’ll up the amount! Xx

  20. Natalie Brett says:

    I’m more than happy to donate what I can to keep this wonderful place going! šŸ˜Š šŸ’œ šŸ˜™ xxx

  21. Phil says:

    No Thankyou!! We need this venue in Southampton so keep up the good work…

  22. Yvonne Castle says:

    Just pleased to help you in your quest. Keep up the good work, hope to pop in to the Art house soon, and to continue to be part of the Art house .

  23. Angela Cross says:

    You do a great job! Hope all goes well for you xx

  24. Christine says:

    This is a great venue for all sorts of arty things!

  25. Kev Moore says:

    The first “donate” icon on your page doesn’t link to anything. The second one does OK.
    Might need fixing in case people too lazy to scroll further down !

  26. janifranck says:

    Thanks Kev – all fixed now!

  27. janifranck says:

    Thanks šŸ™‚

  28. janifranck says:

    Thanks Angela šŸ™‚

  29. janifranck says:

    We look forward to seeing you soon – thanks so much!

  30. janifranck says:

    šŸ™‚ x

  31. janifranck says:

    Thank you Natalie šŸ™‚

  32. janifranck says:

    Thanks so much! x

  33. janifranck says:

    I will get on that – and thanks!

  34. janifranck says:

    We shall – thanks so much for your support Angela šŸ™‚

  35. janifranck says:

    Thanks so much for your support, hope to see you next time you’re down this way šŸ™‚

  36. janifranck says:

    Thank you Marty šŸ™‚

  37. janifranck says:

    It certainly does – many thanks šŸ™‚

  38. janifranck says:

    Thanks Mags!

  39. janifranck says:

    Thanks so much Hilary!

  40. janifranck says:

    Thanks so much Mel šŸ™‚ x

  41. janifranck says:

    Thanks! This support helps so much šŸ™‚

  42. janifranck says:


  43. Debbie says:

    Love to you both – what you do for the community is invaluable … xxx

  44. Ann Henry says:

    You are an inspiration. There should be more places like The Art House and like-minded people. Sorry to hear about break-ins, so sad that people resort to such destructive behaviours. I’ve shared on my FB page, so hope you get more donations. Xx

  45. janifranck says:

    Thanks so much Ann!

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