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Lucky 7 Ska Club
August 20, 11pm
Bristo Hall

FREE!! yes a FREE ‘Lucky 7’ night…ska, two-tone, rocksteady and early reggae!!

Lucky 7 Ska Club
August 20, 11pm
Bristo Hall

FREE!! yes a FREE ‘Lucky 7’ night…ska, two-tone, rocksteady and early reggae!!

New Urban Frontier & Chimney Boys
August 22, 11pm
Bristo Hall

Politicised, punk-inspired, dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging, seven-piece live band with a rapper!

Edinburgh’s resident fast-paced muzikal mash mash ‘New Urban Frontier’ are joined on stage by the riotously wonderful folk of the Chimney Boys, all the way from Kent. Get your feet moving, and come celebrate the end of the summer and the launch of our latest E.P. ‘Climbing The Walls Of Babylon’.

New Urban Frontier & Chimney Boys
August 22, 11pm
Bristo Hall

Politicised, punk-inspired, dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging, seven-piece live band with a rapper!

Edinburgh’s resident fast-paced muzikal mash mash ‘New Urban Frontier’ are joined on stage by the riotously wonderful folk of the Chimney Boys, all the way from Kent. Get your feet moving, and come celebrate the end of the summer and the launch of our latest E.P. ‘Climbing The Walls Of Babylon’.

GOLDEN HOUR - The Final Act
August 24, 1pm - 3am
FREE

Here it is: the times for the last ever monthly Golden Hour at The Forest. Stay for the day and dance till the end. Or pop in for just an hour. Or stay out of our way. Whatever. We don’t care, this is the end. All times are subject to change, technical difficulties will be regular and you should expect and enjoy surprises. We’ll also have a poster exhibition and a chance to buy some of your favourite GH posters. See you there. Or not.

1.15 —- Tom Pow
1.30 —- Good music from Lake & Vanessa
1.50 —- Reel Festivals Film from Roxanna Pope

(break)

2.10 —- William Letford
— poems from up high
2.25 —- Toby Mottershead
blues and booze from the Black Diamond Conductor. Hoot hoot!
2.45 —- film

(break)

3.00 – Emily Ballou — Prize-winning poet and ace in the hole.
3.15 – Billy Liar — acoustic punk glory
3.25 – Luke Williams & Natasha Soobramanien
A Sonic Reading for Luke’s highly praised first novel — The Echo Chamber

(break)

4.20 – Ericka Duffy — master of all.
4.35 – Cardboard Orchestra
live improvised electro from another room
5.10 – film

(break)

5.30 – Anna Crowe — powerful poems with a gentle voice.
6.00 – Robin Grey — guitar, violin, accordion, love, barefeet, joy, music, happiness.
6.40 – film

(break)

7.00 – Kirstin Innes — stories that wham, pow, bang.
7.15 – Jen and the Gents — Poppy loveliness which warms all the cold bits.
7.30 – film

DJ Dolphin boy — kicks into your eardrums

(break)

8.00 —- John Glenday — poems like crazy shining diamonds
8.20 —- Little Big Band — crooning toones! — an easy listening mash-up.
8.40 – cartoon

(break)

8.55 — Alan Bisset — His stories are all right. His hair is perfect.
9.10 — The Ghost of Joeseph Seal — yes, haunting.
9.30 — cartoon

(break)

10.00 – Jane Flett — seamstress of most fetching stories and poems.
10.10 — Jonny Berliner — Joyus songs about crustacaens, exhaustion, and glucose.

11.30 —- Paper Cinema — A cast of hand-drawn marionettes are magically brought to life. This is what happens at the accidental meeting of inkblots, photocopies, cardboard, angle-poise lamps, the occasional table, video technology, a laptop and a banana box.

00.00 —- Jason Morton — Or is he? Stories or Disaster. We never know.

00.15 — Jed Milroy and Hailey Beavis — bring us up and break us down. Shake it till you make it.

GOLDEN HOUR - The Final Act
August 24, 1pm - 3am
FREE

Here it is: the times for the last ever monthly Golden Hour at The Forest. Stay for the day and dance till the end. Or pop in for just an hour. Or stay out of our way. Whatever. We don’t care, this is the end. All times are subject to change, technical difficulties will be regular and you should expect and enjoy surprises. We’ll also have a poster exhibition and a chance to buy some of your favourite GH posters. See you there. Or not.

1.15 —- Tom Pow
1.30 —- Good music from Lake & Vanessa
1.50 —- Reel Festivals Film from Roxanna Pope

(break)

2.10 —- William Letford
— poems from up high
2.25 —- Toby Mottershead
blues and booze from the Black Diamond Conductor. Hoot hoot!
2.45 —- film

(break)

3.00 – Emily Ballou — Prize-winning poet and ace in the hole.
3.15 – Billy Liar — acoustic punk glory
3.25 – Luke Williams & Natasha Soobramanien
A Sonic Reading for Luke’s highly praised first novel — The Echo Chamber

(break)

4.20 – Ericka Duffy — master of all.
4.35 – Cardboard Orchestra
live improvised electro from another room
5.10 – film

(break)

5.30 – Anna Crowe — powerful poems with a gentle voice.
6.00 – Robin Grey — guitar, violin, accordion, love, barefeet, joy, music, happiness.
6.40 – film

(break)

7.00 – Kirstin Innes — stories that wham, pow, bang.
7.15 – Jen and the Gents — Poppy loveliness which warms all the cold bits.
7.30 – film

DJ Dolphin boy — kicks into your eardrums

(break)

8.00 —- John Glenday — poems like crazy shining diamonds
8.20 —- Little Big Band — crooning toones! — an easy listening mash-up.
8.40 – cartoon

(break)

8.55 — Alan Bisset — His stories are all right. His hair is perfect.
9.10 — The Ghost of Joeseph Seal — yes, haunting.
9.30 — cartoon

(break)

10.00 – Jane Flett — seamstress of most fetching stories and poems.
10.10 — Jonny Berliner — Joyus songs about crustacaens, exhaustion, and glucose.

11.30 —- Paper Cinema — A cast of hand-drawn marionettes are magically brought to life. This is what happens at the accidental meeting of inkblots, photocopies, cardboard, angle-poise lamps, the occasional table, video technology, a laptop and a banana box.

00.00 —- Jason Morton — Or is he? Stories or Disaster. We never know.

00.15 — Jed Milroy and Hailey Beavis — bring us up and break us down. Shake it till you make it.

HARD ROCK MONDAY
August 15, 7pm
FREE

Mother fuckers, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide
whether you are going to be the problem or whether you are going to be the
solution. You must choose.

It isn’t that hard, just hard rock.

We’ve got the maitres of mayhem, metal monster moshmeisters Monheim. And
Spargelkraut, Edinburgh’s only German covers band. On the 1s and 2s, you
can look forward to CyanBlack, G-Force, the Mortician and $-Dawg. If that
wasn’t enough, Alex is greasing his hair clippers in preparation for
giving the whole of Edinburgh a mullet. And to help you keep your strength
up, 11 different nachos will be on sale all day. Not to mention the
brewskis. Always the brewskis.

It’s time to move, it’s time to get down. It’s time to testify. You don’t
even need a ticket to kick it.

HARD ROCK MONDAY
August 15, 7pm
FREE

Mother fuckers, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or whether you are going to be the solution. You must choose.

It isn’t that hard, just hard rock.

We’ve got the maitres of mayhem, metal monster moshmeisters Monheim. And Spargelkraut, Edinburgh’s only German covers band. On the 1s and 2s, you can look forward to CyanBlack, G-Force, the Mortician and $-Dawg. If that wasn’t enough, Alex is greasing his hair clippers in preparation for giving the whole of Edinburgh a mullet. And to help you keep your strength up, 11 different nachos will be on sale all day. Not to mention the brewskis. Always the brewskis.

It’s time to move, it’s time to get down. It’s time to testify. You don’t even need a ticket to kick it.

[AWRY] PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH
August 12, 7pm
Bristo Hall, Free

For the very last time [awry] will be holding a psychegaelic cèilidh in the Forest Hall with very special from ‘Uke Boogie’, ‘Jen & the Gents’ and ‘Akimbo Divine’…

[AWRY] PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH
August 12, 7pm
Bristo Hall, Free

For the very last time [awry] will be holding a psychegaelic cèilidh in the Forest Hall with very special from ‘Uke Boogie’, ‘Jen & the Gents’ and ‘Akimbo Divine’…

The Occasional Flickers & Guests
August 12, 7pm
FREE

featuring:
The Occasional Flickers
The Japanese War Effort
plus screenings of ‘People On Sunday’ (1930) and ‘The Red Balloon’ (1956)

The Occasional Flickers & Guests
August 12, 7pm
FREE

featuring:
The Occasional Flickers
The Japanese War Effort
plus screenings of ‘People On Sunday’ (1930) and ‘The Red Balloon’ (1956)

PILOT 4
an open-mic scratch quiz art gig radio show from Flatrate.8 til late, Sunday 14th August

It involves installations, games, comedy, music making, experiments and banter. Then we make it all into a podcast and put it on the Internet. It’s a bit like making a radio show in a rowdy bar instead of a studio. Actually, that’s exactly what it’s like. Also it’s free. Microphones, instruments, games, a bar and totally real actual celebrity guests will be provided.

You can read what The List had to say about it here (http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/35708-pilot/) and you can listen to old editions of the podcast here (http://soundcloud.com/flatratestate/tracks).

If you”re thinking of popping down to perform and promote your show, or you just fancy a blether ahead of time then email colin@flatratestate.com

PILOT 4
an open-mic scratch quiz art gig radio show from Flatrate.
8 til late, Sunday 14th August

It involves installations, games, comedy, music making, experiments and banter. Then we make it all into a podcast and put it on the Internet. It’s a bit like making a radio show in a rowdy bar instead of a studio. Actually, that’s exactly what it’s like. Also it’s free. Microphones, instruments, games, a bar and totally real actual celebrity guests will be provided.

You can read what The List had to say about it here (http://edinburghfestival.list.co.uk/article/35708-pilot/) and you can listen to old editions of the podcast here (http://soundcloud.com/flatratestate/tracks).

If you”re thinking of popping down to perform and promote your show, or you just fancy a blether ahead of time then email colin@flatratestate.com

Ragged are just getting ready for the workshops and events this week at the Forest Cafe. We have a few places left on our Ragged Theatre Workshops where we will be prepareing a rehearsed reading of banned and censored texts for presentation on Thursday 11th at 7:30pm.

So if any of your friends wish to come along let me know by sending me a quick email at carrie@raggeduniversity.com! (Open to over 15yers old.)

RAGGED UNIVERSITY: CENSORED.BANNED. THIS LAND.
@ Forest Cafe , Bristo Hall 9th, 10th, 11th August11am -11pm

“For only when free men write and speak with will,  shall  the arbitrary power be exposed and opposed”

FREE EVENT

Ragged Presents
3 days of talks; rehearsed readings; theatre performance; film screenings and our very own Ragged Theatre Workshops

The Ragged activist side comes out at the Forestthis year. In a narrowing world where we have increasing access to information and faster travel between borders, we could presume that freedom of thought and expression had equally been made universal. We could think that as some opportunities expand (and the barriers to accessing these opportunities are seemingly reduced) that aggressive censorship was a thing of the past. We would be wrong.

All events are free and for more information please contact carrie@raggeduniversity.com or see the Ragged website at www.ragged-online.co.uk

Programme 
With Three Photographic Exhibitions: Endoscapes, Free Belarus Now and Saeed Bohluoli

9th August

11-1:30 Ragged Theatre Workshop ( places still available . We will be exploring banned texts and methods of subverting text in performance with a performance on the 11th)

2-3pm Subverted Polish Children’s Theatre

3:30-5:30 Talk on Polish Peasant Memoirs and Censorship in the Arts with Paul Vickers and Dr John Bates ( Glasgow University)

6-7pm Banned Books and Audio Plays ( come along and read original banned literature whilst listening to recorded banned or dissident Theatre productions ) .

8-9:30 Screening of The Beats of Freedom featuring Polish Punk band , By Desertta led by Paul Vickers and Dr John Bates ( Glasgow University )

10th August

11-1:30 Ragged Theatre Workshop

2-3pm A dark and physical production of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and other sinister fairy tales.

3:30-5:30 Human Rights Activist, Mehdi Saki gives a talk on Iranian oppression and censorship in arts and education, focussing on film and literature.

6-7pm Banned books and Persian Literature in Farsi feel free to read and have a look at the exhibition.

8-10:30pm Film screening of Off side directed by Jafar Pahani and Forbidden Sundance a film by Moslem Mansouri about exiled choreographer Aram Bayat.

11th August

11-1:30pm Ragged Theatre Workshop

2-3pm Der Sandmann– Rehearsed Reading

3.30-4.30 Theatre Censorship in East Germany - a talk by Dr Laura Bradley (University of Edinburgh), plus audience discussion

Theatre is a live event, and it is often difficult for censors to predict how audiences may respond to a performance. An audience may find controversial allusions, even where none were intended. If they do, laughter can spread quickly through a crowded auditorium, allowing spectators in a dictatorship to participate in a rare act of collective subversion. In this talk, Dr Laura Bradley will explore the role that audiences played in East German censorship, showing how the authorities tried - and often failed - to mobilize public opinion against productions, and how theatre practitioners sought to control spectators’ reactions during performances. Using extracts from censorship reports and Stasi files, she will explore how far East German audiences were able to use theatre as a forum for critical debate.

4.30-5.30 To Ban or Not to Ban: Scenes from Three Decades of East German Theatre Censorship - a radio play compiled by Dr Laura Bradley and performed by Theatre Found - estimated running time 1 hour.

Theatre in East Germany was subject to a strict regime of censorship: theatres had to submit their plans for productions to the authorities, and new scripts were checked particularly carefully. Even so, theatre scandals still occurred, and some plays were banned partway through a run of performances. This programme presents extracts from plays that caused offence and shows how censors scrambled behind the scenes to rectify the damage. The plays range from Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes to an East German adaptation of The Government Inspector, and the productions show how GDR theatre practitioners responded to the challenges of their times, from the Prague Spring to perestroika. Join us to discover how and why the plays were censored, and how theatre practitioners finally cast aside their roles in 1989 and called for revolution.

6.00-7.00 Challenging Censorship through Poetry and Song - a wall display of poems and songs in which the East German artists Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller, and Bettina Wegner responded to censorship and Stasi surveillance. Sound recordings of Bettina Wegner’s songs will be available for visitors to listen to.

7:30 -8:30 Performances from the Ragged Theatre Workshop

8:30 -10 Free Belarus Theatre – A talk with Natalia Koliada , Artistic Director of the Belarus Free Theatre exiled from Belarus for performing, and discussion with Dr John Bates and Dr Laura Bradley.

CENSORED.BANNED. THIS LAND.

RAGGED UNIVERSITY: CENSORED.BANNED. THIS LAND.
@ Forest Cafe , Bristo Hall 9th, 10th, 11th August
11am -11pm

“For only when free men write and speak with will, shall the arbitrary power be exposed and opposed”

FREE EVENT

Ragged Presents
3 days of talks; rehearsed readings; theatre performance; film screenings and our very own Ragged Theatre Workshops

The Ragged activist side comes out at the Forestthis year. In a narrowing world where we have increasing access to information and faster travel between borders, we could presume that freedom of thought and expression had equally been made universal. We could think that as some opportunities expand (and the barriers to accessing these opportunities are seemingly reduced) that aggressive censorship was a thing of the past. We would be wrong.

All events are free and for more information please contact carrie@raggeduniversity.com or see the Ragged website at www.ragged-online.co.uk

Programme With Three Photographic Exhibitions: Endoscapes, Free Belarus Now and Saeed Bohluoli

9th August

11-1:30 Ragged Theatre Workshop ( places still available . We will be exploring banned texts and methods of subverting text in performance with a performance on the 11th)

2-3pm Subverted Polish Children’s Theatre

3:30-5:30 Talk on Polish Peasant Memoirs and Censorship in the Arts with Paul Vickers and Dr John Bates ( Glasgow University)

6-7pm Banned Books and Audio Plays ( come along and read original banned literature whilst listening to recorded banned or dissident Theatre productions ) .

8-9:30 Screening of The Beats of Freedom featuring Polish Punk band , By Desertta led by Paul Vickers and Dr John Bates ( Glasgow University )

10th August

11-1:30 Ragged Theatre Workshop

2-3pm A dark and physical production of ‘Hansel and Gretel’ and other sinister fairy tales.

3:30-5:30 Human Rights Activist, Mehdi Saki gives a talk on Iranian oppression and censorship in arts and education, focussing on film and literature.

6-7pm Banned books and Persian Literature in Farsi feel free to read and have a look at the exhibition.

8-10:30pm Film screening of Off side directed by Jafar Pahani and Forbidden Sundance a film by Moslem Mansouri about exiled choreographer Aram Bayat.

11th August

11-1:30pm Ragged Theatre Workshop

2-3pm Der Sandmann– Rehearsed Reading

3.30-4.30 Theatre Censorship in East Germany - a talk by Dr Laura Bradley (University of Edinburgh), plus audience discussion

Theatre is a live event, and it is often difficult for censors to predict how audiences may respond to a performance. An audience may find controversial allusions, even where none were intended. If they do, laughter can spread quickly through a crowded auditorium, allowing spectators in a dictatorship to participate in a rare act of collective subversion. In this talk, Dr Laura Bradley will explore the role that audiences played in East German censorship, showing how the authorities tried - and often failed - to mobilize public opinion against productions, and how theatre practitioners sought to control spectators’ reactions during performances. Using extracts from censorship reports and Stasi files, she will explore how far East German audiences were able to use theatre as a forum for critical debate.

4.30-5.30 To Ban or Not to Ban: Scenes from Three Decades of East German Theatre Censorship - a radio play compiled by Dr Laura Bradley and performed by Theatre Found - estimated running time 1 hour.

Theatre in East Germany was subject to a strict regime of censorship: theatres had to submit their plans for productions to the authorities, and new scripts were checked particularly carefully. Even so, theatre scandals still occurred, and some plays were banned partway through a run of performances. This programme presents extracts from plays that caused offence and shows how censors scrambled behind the scenes to rectify the damage. The plays range from Aeschylus’ Seven against Thebes to an East German adaptation of The Government Inspector, and the productions show how GDR theatre practitioners responded to the challenges of their times, from the Prague Spring to perestroika. Join us to discover how and why the plays were censored, and how theatre practitioners finally cast aside their roles in 1989 and called for revolution.

6.00-7.00 Challenging Censorship through Poetry and Song - a wall display of poems and songs in which the East German artists Bertolt Brecht, Heiner Müller, and Bettina Wegner responded to censorship and Stasi surveillance. Sound recordings of Bettina Wegner’s songs will be available for visitors to listen to.

7:30 -8:30 Performances from the Ragged Theatre Workshop

8:30 -10 Free Belarus Theatre – A talk with Natalia Koliada , Artistic Director of the Belarus Free Theatre exiled from Belarus for performing, and discussion with Dr John Bates and Dr Laura Bradley.

CENSORED.BANNED. THIS LAND.

Faceplant: a showcase of the brilliantly unpopular
August 7, 6pm-9pm
Free

Local organisers and multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, bring you a fringe-of-the-margin-of-the-edge-of-the-fringe production, where you can move outside the mainstream, and not even risk your pennies. Faceplant: a showcase of the brilliantly unpopular will feature some of the UK’s finest poets and musicians who create art that is far beyond the ordinary. Witness performances from the strange to the sublime, and leave with stunning words, images and melodies floating in your head…
Featuring:
Alison Smith, Colin Herd, Fiona Soe Paing, Mark Mace Smith, The Naughty Boys, Nuala Watt, Rachel McCrum, ShellSuit Massacre, Sophie Mayer

Hosted by Sandra Alland & Y Josephine (Zorras)
part of An Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair
http://www.blissfultimes.ca/faceplant.htm

Faceplant: a showcase of the brilliantly unpopular
August 7, 6pm-9pm
Free

Local organisers and multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, bring you a fringe-of-the-margin-of-the-edge-of-the-fringe production, where you can move outside the mainstream, and not even risk your pennies. Faceplant: a showcase of the brilliantly unpopular will feature some of the UK’s finest poets and musicians who create art that is far beyond the ordinary. Witness performances from the strange to the sublime, and leave with stunning words, images and melodies floating in your head…
Featuring:
Alison Smith, Colin Herd, Fiona Soe Paing, Mark Mace Smith, The Naughty Boys, Nuala Watt, Rachel McCrum, ShellSuit Massacre, Sophie Mayer

Hosted by Sandra Alland & Y Josephine (Zorras)
part of An Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair
http://www.blissfultimes.ca/faceplant.htm

An Edinburgh Zine And Small Press Fair
7 August, 12pm-5pm
+ Readings/Performances 6pm-9pm

Free Entry, Wheelchair Accessible
Local organisers and multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, present An Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair. For one day only, The Forest Cafe will be turned into a bookshop - featuring rare and hand-made zines, chapbooks, books, CDs and other ephemera. Some of the UK’s finest zinesters and small presses will gather to bring you independent poetry, fiction, comics, visual art and music.  http://www.blissfultimes.ca/zinefair.htm

Featuring:
anything anymore anywhere
Bella Caledonia (Kevin Williamson & Mike Small)
Duality
Edward Ross
Forest Publications
Gutter
Mark Mace Smith & Defective Arts
Muletilla and The Rag
New Escapologist
nick-e melville (acton press)
Nine & If Destroyed Still True
Read This Press
rodney relax (press king)
SCREE
Sophie Mayer & Salt Publishing
Ste McCabe & Queers Make Music
Witches Revenge
WRITERS’ BLOC
Zorras & sandraslittlebookshop

An Edinburgh Zine And Small Press Fair
7 August, 12pm-5pm
+ Readings/Performances 6pm-9pm

Free Entry, Wheelchair Accessible Local organisers and multimedia performance troupe, Zorras, present An Edinburgh Zine & Small Press Fair. For one day only, The Forest Cafe will be turned into a bookshop - featuring rare and hand-made zines, chapbooks, books, CDs and other ephemera. Some of the UK’s finest zinesters and small presses will gather to bring you independent poetry, fiction, comics, visual art and music. http://www.blissfultimes.ca/zinefair.htm

Featuring: anything anymore anywhere Bella Caledonia (Kevin Williamson & Mike Small) Duality Edward Ross Forest Publications Gutter Mark Mace Smith & Defective Arts Muletilla and The Rag New Escapologist nick-e melville (acton press) Nine & If Destroyed Still True Read This Press rodney relax (press king) SCREE Sophie Mayer & Salt Publishing Ste McCabe & Queers Make Music Witches Revenge WRITERS’ BLOC Zorras & sandraslittlebookshop

Naughty Boys at Faceplant!
August 7, 6-9pm
FREE

The Naughty Boys make improvised electro po-noize. Poems vs computers vs drums vs salvaged keyboards and whatever else we can find. You will come.

The Naughty Boys are: * DanSeizure on keys and computer loop. * Stevie Paterson on keys and percussion noises. * Ryan Van Winkle —Spoken Words.

Also appearing: Alison Smith, Colin Herd, Fiona Soe Paing, Mark Mace Smith, Nuala Watt, Rachel McCrum, ShellSuit Massacre & Sophie Mayer

Naughty Boys at Faceplant!
August 7, 6-9pm
FREE

The Naughty Boys make improvised electro po-noize. Poems vs computers vs drums vs salvaged keyboards and whatever else we can find. You will come.

The Naughty Boys are: * DanSeizure on keys and computer loop. * Stevie Paterson on keys and percussion noises. * Ryan Van Winkle —Spoken Words.

Also appearing: Alison Smith, Colin Herd, Fiona Soe Paing, Mark Mace Smith, Nuala Watt, Rachel McCrum, ShellSuit Massacre & Sophie Mayer

August @ Forest5th - 27th
Everything is happening. All free. All the time.

A month of eveything awesome. Music, performance, spoken word, theatre, art, parties. Maybe we’ll smash up a photocopier. Highlights below, but quite a lot more is also going on. See http://blog.theforest.org.uk/calendar for the lot.

Saturday 6th, 8 til late: EPIC OPENING PARTYAll rooms, all doors, all off your arses, featuring Ten Tracks/Police Box

Sunday 7th, all feckin day: ZINE FAIRsmall presses and writers want your love

Sunday 7th til Sunday 21st: I AM NOT A POETArt/txt/video/mashup: get it up ye.

Monday 8th til Saturday 13th: INKY FINGERS MINIFESTwords order beautiful beautiful

Tuesday 9th til Thursday 11th: RAGGED on CENSORED ARTSlearn about illegal stuff, you pleb

Friday 12th, 8 til late: PSYCHGAELC CEILIDHtie die yr kilts

Saturday 13th, 8 til late: SUPER-EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTYit is party here

Monday 15th - Saturday 27th: FOREST FRINGE
tasty arty performance yum

Friday 19th - Sunday 20th: ULTRACHIPeight bit whores

Wednesday 24th: GOLDEN HOURthe last one ever. all day long.

Saturday 27th:THE HAPPENINGit happens. hard.

August @ Forest
5th - 27th
Everything is happening. All free. All the time.

A month of eveything awesome. Music, performance, spoken word, theatre, art, parties. Maybe we’ll smash up a photocopier. Highlights below, but quite a lot more is also going on. See http://blog.theforest.org.uk/calendar for the lot.

Saturday 6th, 8 til late: EPIC OPENING PARTY
All rooms, all doors, all off your arses, featuring Ten Tracks/Police Box

Sunday 7th, all feckin day: ZINE FAIR
small presses and writers want your love

Sunday 7th til Sunday 21st: I AM NOT A POET
Art/txt/video/mashup: get it up ye.

Monday 8th til Saturday 13th: INKY FINGERS MINIFEST
words order beautiful beautiful

Tuesday 9th til Thursday 11th: RAGGED on CENSORED ARTS
learn about illegal stuff, you pleb

Friday 12th, 8 til late: PSYCHGAELC CEILIDH
tie die yr kilts

Saturday 13th, 8 til late: SUPER-EPIC BIRTHDAY PARTY
it is party here

Monday 15th - Saturday 27th: FOREST FRINGE
tasty arty performance yum

Friday 19th - Sunday 20th: ULTRACHIP
eight bit whores

Wednesday 24th: GOLDEN HOUR
the last one ever. all day long.

Saturday 27th:THE HAPPENING
it happens. hard.

INKY FINGERS WORDLAB
“Making Poetry Out Of Horrible Things”, with Richard Tyrone JonesSunday 24th July, 2-4pm

Action Room, Forest Café, Bristo Place, Edinburgh
FREE

Building on our hugely popular monthly open mic (fourth Tuesday) and writers’ groups (second Thursday), Inky Fingers is launching a new series of special free workshops, where the best of local and national writing and performing talent will be sharing their skills. Each month, one of our open mic feature performers will be running a workshop to stimulate your brains and help you expand the horizons of your writing and performance.

Richard Tyrone Jones is not only the Director of ‘Utter!’ Spoken Word, but a wide-ranging and versatile host, guide, poet, writer, writing workshop leader and spoken word event organiser. His work ranges from the amusingly daft, through the witheringly self-deprecating to the multilayered, poignant and formally innovative, always cut through by a strong vein of ironic humour, bold leaps of the imagination, a strident voice and a deft technique. He has this to say about the workshop:

“You know all those poems where middle-aged middle-class people talk about the wonderful sunsets they saw in their holiday in Tuscany, and ‘ooh, a snake looked at me’? Ruddy boring aren’t they. Well, now we’re going to make poems out the horrible things in our life, which should be much more interesting. What would alcoholism look like if it was a pet? We’ll foresee our own inevitable deaths and turn them into great hulking unstoppable metaphorical juggernauts. That should be a bit more interesting. And if you don’t get any decent writing out of it, well, it should work as some weird kind of therapy.”

Places are limited: e-mail inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com to sign up.

Find Inky Fingers online at http://inkyfingersedinburgh.wordpress.com, on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=101994993200164, and on Twitter @InkyFingersEdin.

INKY FINGERS WORDLAB
“Making Poetry Out Of Horrible Things”, with Richard Tyrone Jones
Sunday 24th July, 2-4pm

Action Room, Forest Café, Bristo Place, Edinburgh
FREE

Building on our hugely popular monthly open mic (fourth Tuesday) and writers’ groups (second Thursday), Inky Fingers is launching a new series of special free workshops, where the best of local and national writing and performing talent will be sharing their skills. Each month, one of our open mic feature performers will be running a workshop to stimulate your brains and help you expand the horizons of your writing and performance.

Richard Tyrone Jones is not only the Director of ‘Utter!’ Spoken Word, but a wide-ranging and versatile host, guide, poet, writer, writing workshop leader and spoken word event organiser. His work ranges from the amusingly daft, through the witheringly self-deprecating to the multilayered, poignant and formally innovative, always cut through by a strong vein of ironic humour, bold leaps of the imagination, a strident voice and a deft technique. He has this to say about the workshop:

“You know all those poems where middle-aged middle-class people talk about the wonderful sunsets they saw in their holiday in Tuscany, and ‘ooh, a snake looked at me’? Ruddy boring aren’t they. Well, now we’re going to make poems out the horrible things in our life, which should be much more interesting. What would alcoholism look like if it was a pet? We’ll foresee our own inevitable deaths and turn them into great hulking unstoppable metaphorical juggernauts. That should be a bit more interesting. And if you don’t get any decent writing out of it, well, it should work as some weird kind of therapy.”

Places are limited: e-mail inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com to sign up.

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