Press Release: FOREST UNVEILS AUGUST EXTRAVAGANZA!
The Forest has announced the first plans for its final Fringe in Bristo Place, filling the building’s three floors with free performances for world class acts and local talent. The self-sufficient community and arts centre is moving to a new home at the end of August but plans to leave its old home in high spirits after an exciting Festival. Highlights include the award-winning Forest Fringe, performances from the Free Belarus Theatre, international poetry stars, plus sights and sounds from around the world.
PRESS RELEASE: Forest Seeks Help to Protect Old Friend
The Forest is asking its friends and supporters to object to the proposed alterations to their current premises in Bristo Place. While the self-sufficient arts centre is looking for a new home, the new owners are seeking permission to alter the internal structure of the listed building. The planning application also includes proposals to open a restaurant at the site.
Press Release: FOREST CAFE RISES TO BUILDING SALE CHALLENGE
The Forest collective has pledged to use the sale of its current
premises as a means to transform the organisation. In late May, the
“For Sale” sign over the entrance to the building in Bristo Place was
removed and the Forest was told that a buyer was found for the
building. The sale is not yet complete, sources say the missives
should be finalised soon. Despite this, the Forest is determined to
still provide an arts space in Edinburgh that is free and accessible
A special preview of some of the work available for purchase at the Forest Art Auction, Saturday 14th May, 6-10pm, preview 13th May 7-10pm. More images and information about the artists available here.
Press Release: ARTISTS FROM ACROSS THE WORLD DONATE TO SAVE THE FOREST AUCTION
Local and international artists, including superstar musician and
artist Amanda Palmer, have donated their work to a charity art auction
to benefit the Save the Forest Campaign. The auction will be held at
the AXO Gallery in Leith this weekend (preview 7-10pm Friday 13th May;
auction 6-10pm Saturday 14th May).