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Grant Sharkey - 11/40: Thoughts & Prayers \ Art House, Southampton \ Sat 28 Apr 2018

The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (BST)

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Ticket Type Sales End Price Fee Quantity
Early bird
Super-discounted tickets for people on a tight-budget but who help us keep down our costs by purchasing early. There's only 15 available, so grab 'em quick!
Ended £6.50 £1.09
Not-so-early bird
Save some money by buying in advance and making sure you get in. On the day tickets, if there are any, will be £10.
3d 11h 14m £8.90 £1.28
On the day
Still a bargain, these cost rather more than the pre-performance-day tickets, as we hope to convince you to buy early (and save us a lot of advertising money and grey hairs!)
Not Started £10.50 £1.40
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GRANT SHARKEY (the guy with double bass and hat – who has given you ‘I’m Sorry To Hear You’re A Racist’, ‘The Power of F*ck’, given a TEDx Talk about playing tricks on people, started his own nation of Ignoramus and released Rupert Murdoch’s ‘secret’ home address in song, over the last 4 and a half years) is trying to be positive in a time when there seems to be little to be positive about.

Mission: write and release an album of socio-satire double bass jives.. every 6 months until 2033!



In his own words:

“Easy! Right? The writing part has been a little strained from time to time. As deadlines approach I find myself questioning whether I'm just a jibbering idiot with nothing else productive to offer. I'm very much an agent of chaos and collision, so I usually need a few things to click into place on the day or in the moment for them to work.

Picture of Bik in headphones smiling

Our Director Paul Bickmore (better known as Bik) spends a lot of his time tracking down a varied, interesting range of performances for us to host here at The Art House.

A seasoned musician himself (as well as being the man who does the sound engineering on the night - something he does extremely well), Bik hand selects the very best acts to showcase in our gallery space - his criteria?  

They have to make him feel like this - and they will have the same effect on you, we promise.


Travel information:-

We are a city centre venue and parking can be in short supply.  If you are driving, please make sure you leave plenty of time to find a space click here for a map of where the nearest parking spaces can be found.

We recommend Kings Park Road car park:
We are about 10 minutes walk from Southampton City Centre train station (head up the hill toward the Guildhall clock tower) and on the route for most city centre buses (the Unilink U1 stops virtually outside.)

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 Accessibility info:-

Events are generally suitable for adults, young people and older children - children must be accompanied by an adult at all times, however. Young children are also welcome to come along but be aware some poems and songs may contain adult content (although we try to keep these until after children have left!)

Most events are held on our first floor, accessible by a wide staircase with a sturdy banner. Comformatable seating is provided.  We regret that, due to space and other constraints, we are generally unable to relocate our events to the ground floor for those who require ground level access - so sorry.


Are there ID requirements or an age limit to enter the event?

Events are open to all ages unless otherwise stated, however please note that our mission is to provide creative activity primarily to adults, therefore most of our programme is aimed at 16 years and over.  Performances may include stronger language.

Life drawing classes are open to over 18s only.

What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?

Please click here for details of how to find us.

What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please don't bring your own food or drink to The Art House.

Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
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Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?
If you have a smartphone, we prefer that you save paper and show us your ticket on a phone.

What is the refund policy?
Tickets are not refundable unless the event is cancelled.

The name on the registration/ticket doesn't match the attendee. Is that okay?
As long as the person making the booking is with you, that's fine. 

All bookings for events are subject to our Terms and Conditions which can be viewed here.

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The Art House Southampton CIC
178 Above Bar Street
SO14 7DW Southampton
United Kingdom

Saturday, 28 April 2018 from 19:30 to 22:30 (BST)

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The Art House Gallery, Cafe & Venue

Experience world class, fringe and local acts up close and personal in our intimate gallery space.

Most timings for performances list the doors open time, which is usually 30 minutes before the performance starts.

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Grant Sharkey - 11/40: Thoughts & Prayers \ Art House, Southampton \ Sat 28 Apr 2018
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