The Fringe is over, all the posters and crowds have gone and Edinburgh’s year-round, fringe venue is closing its doors.
The Forest is today beginning departure from Bristo Place, but is determined to return—this time as owners rather than tenants of the building. The volunteer-run open-access multi-arts venue and charity has launched a WeFund campaign to raise sufficient funds to allow it to buy their current location. The Forest will use the money raised as a deposit towards the purchase of the former Edinburgh Congressional Church. However, the charity won’t take the money from supporters’ bank accounts until a mortgage is secured.