Soundproof (music performance) this Saturday 8 March, 8-11pm, at the Forest Cafe.
SOUNDPROOF is a programme of sonic performance art taking place across the two sites of The Forest, Forest Cafe and ForestCentre+. A monthly performance night happening on the second Saturday of the month will take place in the basement of Forest Cafe will present a cross section of talent grappling with sonic potential with the emphasis on presenting works in an informal atmosphere. There will be risk taking, there will be the potential to fall on ones face, there will be chaos around the edges, there will be moments of joy and succes, all events wil be free
Also at Forest Cafe, Every Wednesday evening at 7.53pm a slab of vinyl will be on rotation at the lights out listening event 33 & 1/3 for the remainder. This will take in noise music from the last 100 years. It is an open group and suggestions for the playlist are welcome via our facebook group.
Protest in harmony (choir and singing), at Forest cafe, on Saturday 29 March, 2-3.30 pm.
Campaign against the arms trade campaign launch.
Growing underground (Forest open stage), 7-10.30pm, at Forest cafe, on Thursday 27 March.
"Unfolk", acoustic folk gig, at Forest cafe, 7.30-9.30pm, on Tuesday 18 March.
UKE Boogie, open mic for ukulele, on Friday 14 March, 8-11pm, at the Forest Cafe.
Gramophonestunde, 8-9 pm, at Forest cafe, on Tuesday 11 March.
UKE Boogie, open mic for ukulele, on Sunday 9 March, 8-11pm, at the Forest Cafe.
Folk music - no globe party. This Friday 7 March, 9pm - close, at the Forest cafe.
If you have ever spent time in the United Kingdom, you have undoubtedly encountered our unique blend of folk music. Our family has been listening to folk music for hundreds of years and for three generations, we have been writing our own music and performing here in the United Kingdom. The Family Elan is passionate about folk music and we created this website to share our music with the world. Together, we will explore the history of folk music as well as a look at today’s hottest modern folk music artists. If you are looking for a new folk music band to follow, we will point you towards our favorites. We will also show you upcoming events around the world highlighting folk music. From small town festivals to international symposiums, folk music is making appearances all over the globe each month. At Family Elan, we will be your folk music family!
Improvisation workshop, @ Forest centre plus, 38 Castle terrace, Wed. 12 March, 5.30.
Wanna express your creativity ?
Come to our public workshop on Wednesday 12th March 2014, at 5:30pm (until 7:30 pm), at Forest Centre plus, 38 Castle terrace, EH3 9SJ.
Improvisation is a form of live theatre in which the plot, characters and dialogue are made up in the moment.
The workshop is led by Tom, who has been teaching improv workshops for three years.Tom will pick you up at the entrance at 5.30 pm sharp.
See you then :)
07 414 277 370
Anime film screening, on Friday 14 February, 6.30pm, @ Forest Cafe.
At the Heriot-Watt Anime and Manga Society, we like to break barriers in anime watching (mostly). Whether it be untold greats or the frankly god-awful, we expose you to the lot! We meet on Wednesday nights and begin by allowing members to choose one out of five animes presented at random by Kodama spirits. At the end of the film / episodes, whether it be dramatic, thought-provoking, horrific, humorous or plain terrible, we like to discuss our opinions while indulging in a tasty beverage. Our club is open to everyone and our agenda is to have fun! Come; join us for free session on every Wednesday at 7 p.m. in DB building. We are always happy to see new people.
Film sreening : “Blessing” (tibetan nuns)
Tomorrow at 7.30 pm @ Forest cafe
Each of the tables at Forest Cafe hosts a piece of Alice’s writing. Take a read and respond, her words will be here until 15th February.
Alice lives in Edinburgh, and is currently studying for a PhD in contemporary poetry.
4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents
ALESSANDRO DI MASSIMO
Tomorrow I don’t Have anything to do
installation, variable dimension, 2013.
The images that compose the installation investigate on different
aspects of the repetition: pattern,daily actions, addictions.
All the images as well as to transform recurring behaviors
in something different, are focused on the investigation of
sociological and political aspects of our life.
4BY8 G A L L E R Y presents
This exhibition revolves around a fascination with the form and representation of the human body. Using simple, clean colours and shapes in combination with scratchy, energetic lines, this body of work aims to celebrate the eccentricities and beauty of human shape and movement. The work concentrates on depictions purely based from movement and light, and aims to steer clear of sexualisation while still celebrating the human form.
All of the pieces are unplanned and occur as a result of messing around with different mediums and shapes, working from a combination of models and memory.