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Forest August programme – free events open late nice booze
Chop off your fringe, perm the palms of your hands, shave ‘Forest’ into your nose-hair and throw yourself into a month of free arts and parties

——————August opening hours:10am-1am [Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu]10am-3am [Fri, Sat]Licensed to sell very tasty local craft beer and some other stuff(No BYOB while licensed, please. Back to that for September.)——————LIST OF FREE EVENTSThis is a living, sweating document that will get kept up-to-date through the month. 01 Fri8»3 – Opening party – you’re all our best pals - ft. Monosapiens, others TBChttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqqaTC93eR002 Sat7»3 – DECAGRAM – multimedia glory from record label Ten Tracks03 Sun8»1 – Non-Stuff– hosted by The Forgotten Works ahead of their unplugged festival in September05 Tue7»9 – Far Off Places – literary magazine post-launch party9»1 – Gig – The Beautiful Word, Jen and the Gents, Green Diesel – dance circles, smile squares06 Wed4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set7»1 – Culture Laser – featuring people who do things, make things and live life like art07 Thu,8»1 – Come on Over, Over – The Watch Thieves, Lake Montgomery, Hailey Beavis, Faith Eliott, Caro Bridges … if you know any of those names you probably just decided to come to this event. If you know all of them you’re probably out on the street dancing already.08 Fri8»3 – LeSS iS MòR – not nearly as minimal as it sounds09 Sat8»3 – Soundproof – latest of our series of noise nights10 Sun8»1 – Songwriter’s Bliss – one full band backing five great songwriters11 MonNoon»1am – Hard Rock Monday – 11 kinds of nachos, hard rock DJs, bands [Dead White Males + Let Love Rule]12 Tue8»1 – Psychomanteum – séance with bands – The Violent Mood Swings and Black Cat Bone entertain dead celebrities in a spooky basement13 Wed4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set8»1 – Gig – Daniel Sage, Sister Chain and Brother John – psychedelic garage punk folkhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMOXKzoGo814 Thu8»1 – Growing Underground – Forest’s very open stage15 Fri8»3 – DIVE – an eclectic, anything-goes queer party for, by and of the people16 Sat7»3 – BIRTHDAY PARTY! – 141 turns 2 – DJs, lovely music, presents for the Forest… [The Phlegm, Jen and the Gents, Lake Montgomery]17 Sun8»1 – Non-Stuff– hosted by The Forgotten Works ahead of their unplugged festival in September18 Mon7»11 – Poetry and Jazz event – beautiful time-honoured combination taking place upstairs, where the bar is…20 Wed4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set8»1 – LeSS iS MòR – tiny huge midweek fun21 Thu8»1 – Gig – Saint Max and the Fanatics – dance unless you’re deadhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFbqx74__cc22 Fri8»10 – Danny Mullins and pals are the perfect upstairs act to stoke the reggae fires for…10»3 – Mighty Oak Soundsystem – superb rootsy DJ collective bringing their stuff round for a party at our place23 Sat8»3 – The Happening – from ‘What the fuck is The Happening?’ to ‘What the FUCK is happening??’26 Tue8»11 – UkeBoogie! – No Guitars Allowed open mic27 Wed4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set28 Thu8»11 – The Dead Maggies – touring convict-punk band from Tasmania formed in sympathy with the mourning nation on that tragic day we lost our beloved former PMhttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ZsI4uynfU29 Fri4»11 – Inky Fingers’ poetry takeover – festival warm-down with our favourite poets and poetry-community-supporters31 SunErrr we aren’t sure yet but have you heard of BOXWARS???!?https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fAVX5leJdQ——————Every day from 2-4pm will be open slots for performery types in town. No repeats all month. No quality control whatsoever. How exciting.Sundays will also feature the ‘alternative service’ - secular sermons delivered by charismatic individuals who are passionate about something. We’re still debating the appropriate costume for said individuals.——————We really like ideas. If you have good ones, tell us!All our events are run by volunteers. We do it because we love it. If you want to get involved, we’re definitely going to need some help this summer.——————Forest loves you x

Forest August programme – free events open late nice booze

Chop off your fringe, perm the palms of your hands, shave ‘Forest’ into your nose-hair and throw yourself into a month of free arts and parties

——————

August opening hours:
10am-1am [Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu]
10am-3am [Fri, Sat]

Licensed to sell very tasty local craft beer and some other stuff
(No BYOB while licensed, please. Back to that for September.)

——————

LIST OF FREE EVENTS

This is a living, sweating document that will get kept up-to-date through the month. 

01 Fri
8»3 – Opening party – you’re all our best pals - ft. Monosapiens, others TBC
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqqaTC93eR0

02 Sat
7»3 – DECAGRAM – multimedia glory from record label Ten Tracks

03 Sun
8»1 – Non-Stuff– hosted by The Forgotten Works ahead of their unplugged festival in September

05 Tue
7»9 – Far Off Places – literary magazine post-launch party
9»1 – Gig – The Beautiful Word, Jen and the Gents, Green Diesel – dance circles, smile squares

06 Wed
4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set
7»1 – Culture Laser – featuring people who do things, make things and live life like art

07 Thu,
8»1 – Come on Over, Over – The Watch Thieves, Lake Montgomery, Hailey Beavis, Faith Eliott, Caro Bridges … if you know any of those names you probably just decided to come to this event. If you know all of them you’re probably out on the street dancing already.

08 Fri
8»3 – LeSS iS MòR – not nearly as minimal as it sounds

09 Sat
8»3 – Soundproof – latest of our series of noise nights

10 Sun
8»1 – Songwriter’s Bliss – one full band backing five great songwriters

11 Mon
Noon»1am – Hard Rock Monday – 11 kinds of nachos, hard rock DJs, bands [Dead White Males + Let Love Rule]

12 Tue
8»1 – Psychomanteum – séance with bands – The Violent Mood Swings and Black Cat Bone entertain dead celebrities in a spooky basement

13 Wed
4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set
8»1 – Gig – Daniel Sage, Sister Chain and Brother John – psychedelic garage punk folk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UvMOXKzoGo8

14 Thu
8»1 – Growing Underground – Forest’s very open stage

15 Fri
8»3 – DIVE – an eclectic, anything-goes queer party for, by and of the people

16 Sat
7»3 – BIRTHDAY PARTY! – 141 turns 2 – DJs, lovely music, presents for the Forest… [The Phlegm, Jen and the Gents, Lake Montgomery]

17 Sun
8»1 – Non-Stuff– hosted by The Forgotten Works ahead of their unplugged festival in September

18 Mon
7»11 – Poetry and Jazz event – beautiful time-honoured combination taking place upstairs, where the bar is…

20 Wed
4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set
8»1 – LeSS iS MòR – tiny huge midweek fun

21 Thu
8»1 – Gig – Saint Max and the Fanatics – dance unless you’re dead
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFbqx74__cc

22 Fri
8»10 – Danny Mullins and pals are the perfect upstairs act to stoke the reggae fires for…
10»3 – Mighty Oak Soundsystem – superb rootsy DJ collective bringing their stuff round for a party at our place

23 Sat
8»3 – The Happening – from ‘What the fuck is The Happening?’ to ‘What the FUCK is happening??’

26 Tue
8»11 – UkeBoogie! – No Guitars Allowed open mic

27 Wed
4»7 – Free the Technics 2 – café 45s set

28 Thu
8»11 – The Dead Maggies – touring convict-punk band from Tasmania formed in sympathy with the mourning nation on that tragic day we lost our beloved former PM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f9ZsI4uynfU

29 Fri
4»11 – Inky Fingers’ poetry takeover – festival warm-down with our favourite poets and poetry-community-supporters

31 Sun
Errr we aren’t sure yet but have you heard of BOXWARS???!?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0fAVX5leJdQ

——————

Every day from 2-4pm will be open slots for performery types in town. No repeats all month. No quality control whatsoever. How exciting.

Sundays will also feature the ‘alternative service’ - secular sermons delivered by charismatic individuals who are passionate about something. We’re still debating the appropriate costume for said individuals.

——————

We really like ideas. If you have good ones, tell us!

All our events are run by volunteers. We do it because we love it. If you want to get involved, we’re definitely going to need some help this summer.

——————

Forest loves you x

An overview of some opportunities to live abroad
Hi all, my name is Pierre and I would like here to introduce you to some ways to viably go and live abroad.
From October 2013 to March 2014, I’ve taken part in a European program of international mobilities, called Grundtvig, within the Forest. This is a program supporting (among others) anybody willing to improve his/her skills in adult education, or to retrain in this area, to get some practical, cultural, and language experience in a European organisation.
As for me, I was an assistant of Forest centre plus, and worked on the free workshops program. My job was all the more interesting that I had the opportunity to do a very wide range of activities.
One of the most important parts of my job was to run two weekly adult classes of French as a foreign language.
I was also :
– coordinating the workshops program of the Forest (logistics, management of a database of the workshops, etc.),
– communicating and advertising for the workshops to the local community,
– helping to develop the program and supporting the implementation of new workshops,
– advising and guiding learners willing to attend the workshops.
As a member of the Forest I got also involved in other voluntary missions : fundraising, interior work, events, shifts at the “Forest café”, etc.
Such an opportunity is great and it brought me lots of skills and good memories.
* * *
Since December 2013, the Grundtvig program is unfortunately over, but don’t worry, there are many other opportunities to go and live abroad for a while, even without money and strong skills in a particular area !
To get some ideas, you will find here a brief and not comprehensive list of programs and other opportunities likely to meet your expatriation needs (this list aims to give you ideas to do your own researches) :
• Voluntary placements and internships without specific skills/experience requirements
– Erasmus plus (European program for youth, education, and sport) :
– European Voluntary Service : enables a young person to go abroad for up to 1 year, and volunteer for an ethical mission (cultural, educational, social or environmental),
– Youth exchanges : similar opportunity, but on a short term basis,
Link : http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus,
– Public programs open to any nationalities : International Citizen Service, Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (French), Teaching programs, etc.
– Public programs for natives : US Americorps, Service civique international (French), etc.
– Free or low cost private programs : CSV (UK), SEEDS (Iceland), Concordia (French), etc.
– Community websites for free voluntary placements : woofing, aupair, www.workaway.info, www.helpx.net, www.the7interchange.com, etc.
• Voluntary placements and internships requiring skills : Volontariat International en Entreprise ou en Administration (French), United Nations volunteer programs (humanitarian missions), Erasmus plus (part for mobilities of professionals), Royal society’s program, etc.
• Mobilities only for students : Language assistance programs (one year placement abroad in a school), Erasmus plus (part for students), national and regional grants, etc.
• Working abroad : some companies are looking for international employees, and this can help to find a job abroad.
As a reminder, this little list is not comprehensive and just aim to give you an overview of the opportunities to live abroad.
Good luck in your researches !

An overview of some opportunities to live abroad

Hi all, my name is Pierre and I would like here to introduce you to some ways to viably go and live abroad.

From October 2013 to March 2014, I’ve taken part in a European program of international mobilities, called Grundtvig, within the Forest. This is a program supporting (among others) anybody willing to improve his/her skills in adult education, or to retrain in this area, to get some practical, cultural, and language experience in a European organisation.

As for me, I was an assistant of Forest centre plus, and worked on the free workshops program. My job was all the more interesting that I had the opportunity to do a very wide range of activities.

One of the most important parts of my job was to run two weekly adult classes of French as a foreign language.

I was also :

– coordinating the workshops program of the Forest (logistics, management of a database of the workshops, etc.),

– communicating and advertising for the workshops to the local community,

– helping to develop the program and supporting the implementation of new workshops,

– advising and guiding learners willing to attend the workshops.

As a member of the Forest I got also involved in other voluntary missions : fundraising, interior work, events, shifts at the “Forest café”, etc.

Such an opportunity is great and it brought me lots of skills and good memories.

* * *

Since December 2013, the Grundtvig program is unfortunately over, but don’t worry, there are many other opportunities to go and live abroad for a while, even without money and strong skills in a particular area !

To get some ideas, you will find here a brief and not comprehensive list of programs and other opportunities likely to meet your expatriation needs (this list aims to give you ideas to do your own researches) :

• Voluntary placements and internships without specific skills/experience requirements

– Erasmus plus (European program for youth, education, and sport) :

– European Voluntary Service : enables a young person to go abroad for up to 1 year, and volunteer for an ethical mission (cultural, educational, social or environmental),

– Youth exchanges : similar opportunity, but on a short term basis,

Link : http://ec.europa.eu/programmes/erasmus-plus,

– Public programs open to any nationalities : International Citizen Service, Volontariat de Solidarité Internationale (French), Teaching programs, etc.

– Public programs for natives : US Americorps, Service civique international (French), etc.

– Free or low cost private programs : CSV (UK), SEEDS (Iceland), Concordia (French), etc.

– Community websites for free voluntary placements : woofing, aupair, www.workaway.info, www.helpx.net, www.the7interchange.com, etc.

• Voluntary placements and internships requiring skills : Volontariat International en Entreprise ou en Administration (French), United Nations volunteer programs (humanitarian missions), Erasmus plus (part for mobilities of professionals), Royal society’s program, etc.

• Mobilities only for students : Language assistance programs (one year placement abroad in a school), Erasmus plus (part for students), national and regional grants, etc.

• Working abroad : some companies are looking for international employees, and this can help to find a job abroad.

As a reminder, this little list is not comprehensive and just aim to give you an overview of the opportunities to live abroad.

Good luck in your researches !

SoundProof returns for May with an exciting line up of artists exploring the many sides of improvisation. Doors: 7.30pm Free entry, BYOB MŮSTEK ——————- Percussion/electronics vs synth/electronics from Lauren Hayes and Christos Michalakos. Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer/performer/improviser from Glasgow, UK. Her work explores physicality and tactility within live electronic music through performance systems comprising ad-hoc combinations of self-designed software, prepared piano, analogue monosynths, drum machines and electronics. She enjoys performing her music around the world in unconventional spaces, engaging with a broad range of collaborators, as well as writing about the musical implications of new technologies. Since 2012 she has been an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshop. “…tantalising, engaging physically with the listener” The Listwww.laurensarahhayes.com Christos Michalakos is a composer/performer/designer from Greece who works with combinations of bespoke software, acoustic percussion, new instruments and live electronics. His practice explores new strategies for live electronic performance by investigating modes of interaction between the acoustic and electronic sound worlds. Aside from working as a composer and solo percussionist, he often performs and collaborates on projects ranging from duos/trios (Můstek, DMT) to large-scale free jazz, noise and improvisation ensembles (Edimpro). His works have been presented internationally at: NIME (Oslo), ICMC (Ljubljana), ISEA (Albuquerque), Sonorities (Belfast), Dialogues Festival (Edinburgh), BEAM Festival (London), Network Music Festival (Birmingham), SOUND Festival (Aberdeen), Data Is Beautiful (Budapest), among others. WORMHOLE PERM —————————————- Well cited and fully referenced creative commons trad folk. LORCAN DOHERTY/ADAM CAMPBELL/STEWART HOUSTON ———————————————————————————- First outing as a trio for these three members of the BOAR Collective. Adam Campbell on guitar + electronics, Stewart Houston on clarinet + electronics, Lorcan Doherty on prepared violin.

SoundProof returns for May with an exciting line up of artists exploring the many sides of improvisation.

Doors: 7.30pm
Free entry, BYOB

MŮSTEK
——————-
Percussion/electronics vs synth/electronics from Lauren Hayes and Christos Michalakos.

Lauren Sarah Hayes is a composer/performer/improviser from Glasgow, UK. Her work explores physicality and tactility within live electronic music through performance systems comprising ad-hoc combinations of
self-designed software, prepared piano, analogue monosynths, drum machines and electronics. She enjoys performing her music around the world in unconventional spaces, engaging with a broad range of collaborators, as well as writing about the musical implications of new technologies. Since 2012 she has been an associate of the New Radiophonic Workshop.

“…tantalising, engaging physically with the listener” The List

www.laurensarahhayes.com

Christos Michalakos is a composer/performer/designer from Greece who works with combinations of bespoke software, acoustic percussion, new instruments and live electronics. His practice explores new strategies for live electronic performance by investigating modes of interaction between the acoustic and electronic sound worlds. Aside from working as a composer and solo percussionist, he often performs and collaborates on projects ranging from duos/trios (Můstek, DMT) to large-scale free jazz, noise and improvisation ensembles (Edimpro). His works have been presented internationally at: NIME (Oslo), ICMC
(Ljubljana), ISEA (Albuquerque), Sonorities (Belfast), Dialogues Festival (Edinburgh), BEAM Festival (London), Network Music Festival (Birmingham), SOUND Festival (Aberdeen), Data Is Beautiful (Budapest), among others.


WORMHOLE PERM
—————————————-
Well cited and fully referenced creative commons trad folk.


LORCAN DOHERTY/ADAM CAMPBELL/STEWART HOUSTON
———————————————————————————-
First outing as a trio for these three members of the BOAR Collective. Adam Campbell on guitar + electronics, Stewart Houston on clarinet + electronics, Lorcan Doherty on prepared violin.

Growing underground open stage, on Thursday 15 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Growing underground open stage, on Thursday 15 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Inky Fingers readers, on Sunday 11 May, 2-5 pm, @ the Cafe.
The READeasy Writers’ Group meets every two months, alternating with the SPEAKeasy Performers’ Group, at the Forest Café. Whether you are a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, something else, or haven’t yet made up your mind, the READeasy Writers’ Group is yours. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a special (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud — and it’s anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

Inky Fingers readers, on Sunday 11 May, 2-5 pm, @ the Cafe.

The READeasy Writers’ Group meets every two months, alternating with the SPEAKeasy Performers’ Group, at the Forest Café. Whether you are a poet, novelist, scriptwriter, something else, or haven’t yet made up your mind, the READeasy Writers’ Group is yours. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a special (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud — and it’s anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

TBC (2 acoustic bands gig), on Sunday 7 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

TBC (2 acoustic bands gig), on Sunday 7 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Less is mor (gig), on Friday 9 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Less is mor (gig), on Friday 9 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Songwriter’s workshop, on Thursday 8 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.
With Polly Edwards.

Songwriter’s workshop, on Thursday 8 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

With Polly Edwards.

Unfolk (gig), on Wednesday 7 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Unfolk (gig), on Wednesday 7 May, at 7.30pm, @ the Cafe.

Inky fingers open mic, on Tuesday 6 May, at 8-11 pm, @ the Cafe.

Inky fingers open mic, on Tuesday 6 May, at 8-11 pm, @ the Cafe.

Film screening « The shaman and the jaguar » (documentary), on Sunday 4 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.
Indigenous shaman and initiating shaman son explore the jungleand its inhabitants (wildlife)

Film screening « The shaman and the jaguar » (documentary), on Sunday 4 May, at 7pm, @ the Cafe.

Indigenous shaman and initiating shaman son explore the jungleand its inhabitants (wildlife)

Different drummer (DJ set), on Sunday 4 May, at 2-6pm, @ the Cafe.
By Paulo Nino Aka Taktart 

Different drummer (DJ set), on Sunday 4 May, at 2-6pm, @ the Cafe.

By Paulo Nino Aka Taktart 

Screening of short films, on Saturday 3 May, at 6-10pm, @ the Cafe.
Screening of short films + music and comedy.

Screening of short films, on Saturday 3 May, at 6-10pm, @ the Cafe.

Screening of short films + music and comedy.

Spoken word, music, & poetry, also on Friday 2 May, at 8.30-11pm, @ the Cafe.
With Daniel Arco.

Spoken word, music, & poetry, also on Friday 2 May, at 8.30-11pm, @ the Cafe.

With Daniel Arco.