art & soul?
We believe that great coffee is one of the best things in life. And life is much more than coffee.
It’s about meaning, purpose, love, happiness, belonging and connection. Oh, and of course it’s about fabulous cake, tasty food, following your local football team and seeing young children eat chocolate for the first time. Random isn’t it?
All of this and much more is present at Art&Soul Café Gallery Creative Hub.
It’s an ethically responsible place that fosters connection, creativity and imagination. A place of the possible and optimistic when times are tough for many folks.
The Soul bit is about what it means to be wonderfully human. Deep. Helping build community and connections with old and new friends. No place for loneliness.
The Art bit is about the innate creativity we all have as human beings. Whether it is actually drawing a house with four windows and a door (we all started there didn’t we!) or joining a workshop to explore other creative media and having fun, our hope is that over time there will something that inspires you. And of course, the Gallery is a place where artists young and old (truly courageous people really...) can exhibit their work and bare their souls to inspire us all.
awake my soul
Awake my soul! Funny old turn of phrase that you find in hymns and poems. Well, at Art&Soul, we believe that waking up is important. Waking up with great coffee (or tea or hot chocolate) and stirring our thinking a bit more about some things that are pretty important. Like, how we can care more about our world and each other. How we can share more of what we have rather than trying to keep it all to ourselves – things and ideas and wisdom. How we can manage with a little bit less of things so that others can have enough. These are values that we hold as important and we will gladly talk about them lots, or just enough to get you thinking…
Ever thought about where ‘away’ is? As kids, we were taught that we could throw things ‘away’ – in litter bins of course. So, we grew up as adults believing that ‘away’ was, well, somewhere else. You know… ‘away’. And that someone else was responsible for making sure that it was all okay. Now we know differently. ‘Away’ is landfill that is filling fast or the ocean where turtles are choking on plastic straws. Grim images for sure. At Art&Soul we believe we can do a tiny bit ourselves – each of us – to make a difference. So, we will do our very best not to use single use plastic that won’t decompose on land or at sea. It’ll need some choices. But then that’s what makes us soulful as humans – our ability to choose the better way.