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,
Our most recent Patrons updates……
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 £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.
You’re welcome! Keep up the great work you do.
We wouldn’t be as rich and interesting city without you all
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!
Fabulous place, thank you
I know you’ll do great things with it.
Happy Birthday Bik
Would love to come in and have mince pie but am in Wales for the weekend, so made a little donation instead! xx
Happy Christmas Art House. Keep up the good work. Wendy
Glad to help, wish I could donate more. X
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
You’re very welcome – Big Hug to you All x x x
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 ❤ worth every penny keep up the courage x
Keep up the good work. Will make sure we visit often during the summer and introduce some new friends 🙂
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.
I don’t visit as much as I’d like but am thankful for your much needed existence in this city.
I have made a small donation. hope this helps a bit!!
may try and come in on Saturday this weekend june.
Wouldn’t want to take any chances on losing such a great cafe & venue! I Love the Art House!
Keep up the good work!
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
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
I’m more than happy to donate what I can to keep this wonderful place going! 😊 💜 😙 xxx
No Thankyou!! We need this venue in Southampton so keep up the good work…
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 .
You do a great job! Hope all goes well for you xx
This is a great venue for all sorts of arty things!
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 !
Thanks Kev – all fixed now!
Thanks Angela 🙂
We look forward to seeing you soon – thanks so much!
Thank you Natalie 🙂
Thanks so much! x
I will get on that – and thanks!
We shall – thanks so much for your support Angela 🙂
Thanks so much for your support, hope to see you next time you’re down this way 🙂
Thank you Marty 🙂
It certainly does – many thanks 🙂
Thanks so much Hilary!
Thanks so much Mel 🙂 x
Thanks! This support helps so much 🙂
Love to you both – what you do for the community is invaluable … xxx
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
Thanks so much Ann!