Poetical exploration of the French language, on Wednesday 9 April, 5:30pm, @ Forest Centre Plus, 38 Castle Terrace.
Join this experimental workshop that explores the French language through readings and recordings !!!!
This workshop is experimental. the aim is not here to learn french grammar and syntax but to explore this language musicality by oral readings of literature, poetry, songs. We will record this readings in order to play with our different voice tones and enjoy the resonances of french.
This workshop is open to learning french people of all levels and eager to experiment an other approach to language training. Participants shall also bring text excerpts. All music or singing practices are welcome.
Who I am ???? : a new french volunteer at the FC+, musician (violin player, voice - song - body movement worker) and cultural manager in art centers in Paris (music, circus and contemporary art).
"The Brazilian" (dance performance), on Sunday 6 April, 9-10 pm, at the Forest cafe.
A 1h performance of contemporary dance to genesis’ most thrilling opus.
Kevin Gilday narrative poetry show, on Saturday 5 April, at 7.30pm, at the Forest cafe.
Music Rehearsal Room
Currently located in the basement of FC+ is THE CAVE
A music rehearsal space open for use.
We charge a very reasonable £3 - £5 per hour
opening times are
7am - 8pm weekdays
8am - 2pm Saturday
Our space is kitted out with the following
PA, with mixer
2 SM58 microphones
In order to take advantage of this please email
and we can talk further.
4by8 G A L L E R Y presents ZOSIA JASINSKA
4by8 G A L L E R Y presents MARINA TSELEPI
"Shoe Dreams", inspired by Giannis Patsakas’ poem "the shoe", depicting the angst of dealing with norms and forced reality as you grow up, choosing to conform or not.
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!