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FLAWS, the debut album by boletes, is out now. This great name-your-price digital album is downloadable via bandcamp with 50% of the download profits going to bring back Edinburgh’s ‘Forest cafe’.

Limited edition physical copies of the album are available for pre-order with the release date still to be announced.

Download your copy here : http://boletes.bandcamp.com/

There will also be a performance at Henderson’s St John’s on Lothian Road on the 2nd of April for Edinburgh University Art Society at 11pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/199094423536960/

FLAWS, the debut album by boletes, is out now. This great name-your-price digital album is downloadable via bandcamp with 50% of the download profits going to bring back Edinburgh’s ‘Forest cafe’.

Limited edition physical copies of the album are available for pre-order with the release date still to be announced.

Download your copy here : http://boletes.bandcamp.com/

There will also be a performance at Henderson’s St John’s on Lothian Road on the 2nd of April for Edinburgh University Art Society at 11pm.

https://www.facebook.com/events/199094423536960/

THE READEASY WRITERS’ GROUPTuesday 15th November, 6-9pmWord of Mouth Café, 3A Albert St, Edinburgh

WHAT IT IS

Hello aspiring writers! — whether you are a budding poet, novelist,
scriptwriter, or haven’t yetmade up your mind, the Inky Fingers
Writers’ Group is for YOU. We meet to read and talk about each other’s
work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a unique (and
free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to
hear your work read aloud: and best of all, it is anonymous, so you
can feel completely at ease.

HOW WE WORK

Every month a group of writers meets in a cosy café to discuss their work. Each member submits a piece of writing for the group, these are anonymised and printed out, everyone is given one piece to read, and then we take turns reading the piece aloud and giving feedback.

To attend for a session, just drop us an email at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, with a piece of your writing attached. Any genre, and extracts are certainly allowed, but the limit is about 500 words, so that we’ve time to read them all. Also, please use either .pdf, .odt or .doc (not .docx!) file formats.

Come along on the night, and we will read each piece aloud and chat about it. (Let us know if you’re not going to be able to attend, so that we can make your space available to someone else.) Bring a notepad and your wonderful mind!

Places are limited, so please send your email a few days in advance to make sure you get a space. (Please note also, that only those who have submitted a piece themselves can come – if you want to just come and listen to amazing new writing, then please come to our Open Mic.)

The discussion is really informal, so don’t feel you have to be an authority on literary criticism, or, well, on anything.

WHAT FOLK HAVE SAID

“I have always wanted to attend a group like this to share and get feedback on my work. However, I was always too nervous to share my work with so many other writers at one time. The Inky Fingers method is very good because it allows you to share your work anonymously, while still receiving feedback. I found it to be an excellent experience with lots of good discussion amongst a very nice bunch of people.”

THE READEASY WRITERS’ GROUP
Tuesday 15th November, 6-9pm
Word of Mouth Café, 3A Albert St, Edinburgh

WHAT IT IS

Hello aspiring writers! — whether you are a budding poet, novelist, scriptwriter, or haven’t yetmade up your mind, the Inky Fingers Writers’ Group is for YOU. We meet to read and talk about each other’s work in a fun, safe, and constructive environment. It is a unique (and free) opportunity to get feedback, to experience new writing, and to hear your work read aloud: and best of all, it is anonymous, so you can feel completely at ease.

HOW WE WORK

Every month a group of writers meets in a cosy café to discuss their work. Each member submits a piece of writing for the group, these are anonymised and printed out, everyone is given one piece to read, and then we take turns reading the piece aloud and giving feedback.

To attend for a session, just drop us an email at inkyfingersedinburgh@gmail.com, with a piece of your writing attached. Any genre, and extracts are certainly allowed, but the limit is about 500 words, so that we’ve time to read them all. Also, please use either .pdf, .odt or .doc (not .docx!) file formats.

Come along on the night, and we will read each piece aloud and chat about it. (Let us know if you’re not going to be able to attend, so that we can make your space available to someone else.) Bring a notepad and your wonderful mind!

Places are limited, so please send your email a few days in advance to make sure you get a space. (Please note also, that only those who have submitted a piece themselves can come – if you want to just come and listen to amazing new writing, then please come to our Open Mic.)

The discussion is really informal, so don’t feel you have to be an authority on literary criticism, or, well, on anything.

WHAT FOLK HAVE SAID

“I have always wanted to attend a group like this to share and get feedback on my work. However, I was always too nervous to share my work with so many other writers at one time. The Inky Fingers method is very good because it allows you to share your work anonymously, while still receiving feedback. I found it to be an excellent experience with lots of good discussion amongst a very nice bunch of people.”

ZOMBIE CEILIDH
Friday 4th November, 9.30pm - 3amStudio 24, Calton Road

[awry] are holding another psychegaelic Céilidh at Studio 24 on the 4th November!!!

In honour of the time of year, tonight is going to be a ZOMBIE ceilidh - dress as zombie and get in for a fiver ;-)

As well as [awry] we have the fantastic forest regulars JEN & THE GENTS playing with us - it’s going to to be a great night, so get your flesh eating rags on and lurch on down to Studion 24 for the zombie ceilidh!

Tickets £6 (£5 if in fancy dress) before 11pm, £7 after on the night, and all profits to the Forest fund ;-)

ZOMBIE CEILIDH
Friday 4th November, 9.30pm - 3am
Studio 24, Calton Road

[awry] are holding another psychegaelic Céilidh at Studio 24 on the 4th November!!!

In honour of the time of year, tonight is going to be a ZOMBIE ceilidh - dress as zombie and get in for a fiver ;-)

As well as [awry] we have the fantastic forest regulars JEN & THE GENTS playing with us - it’s going to to be a great night, so get your flesh eating rags on and lurch on down to Studion 24 for the zombie ceilidh!

Tickets £6 (£5 if in fancy dress) before 11pm, £7 after on the night, and all profits to the Forest fund ;-)

REFORESTATION
Medina, Lothian St, Edinburgh4pm - 3am, Tuesday 27th September

free before 8pm; £4 thereafter
all proceeds to the Save the Forest Campaign

4-7: Alternative Freshers Fayre and Workshops7-9: Comedy, Music, Theatrics9-3: Bands, DJs, Disco and Dance

More information forthcoming here and here.

REFORESTATION
Medina, Lothian St, Edinburgh
4pm - 3am, Tuesday 27th September

free before 8pm; £4 thereafter
all proceeds to the Save the Forest Campaign

4-7: Alternative Freshers Fayre and Workshops
7-9: Comedy, Music, Theatrics
9-3: Bands, DJs, Disco and Dance

More information forthcoming here and here.

Folks, we’re nearly halfway to out £100,000 target. We’re within sight of buying back 3 Bristo Place and reopening the Forest there. (If you’ve just landed on this site and what to know more about the campaign, read on here.) The support we’ve had so far from all quarters, from artists to MSPs, has been overwhelming. But we still need your help to run that last stretch to the target.

Politicians from across the political spectrum have pledged support for Edinburgh’s free arts and events space. Following last week’s support from the Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop (1), MSPs are now adding their verbal support for The Forest’s volunteer-run campaign to buy the premises at 3 Bristo Place. The Culture Secretary praised The Forest’s August programme and vowed during last week’s Question Time to help arrange a meeting with her civil servants to help with the fundraising efforts. Since then, Alison Johnstone, the Lothian Region’s Green MSP, has lodged a Parliamentary Motion (2) calling on Holyrood to support the fundraising efforts.

[AWRY] PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH / CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH
Friday 30th September, 9pm - 3amStudio 24, Calton Road

A PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH WITH [AWRY] AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NIGHT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON! :o)

CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH LE [AWRY] AGUS NA H-AOIGHEAN AIR LETH SÒNRAICHTE…

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

BIDH BARRACHD FIOS MUN OIDHCHE A’ NOCHDADH A DH’AITHGHEARR! :o)

[AWRY] PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH / CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH
Friday 30th September, 9pm - 3am
Studio 24, Calton Road

A PSYCHEGAELIC CÈILIDH WITH [AWRY] AND VERY SPECIAL GUESTS

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

MORE DETAILS ABOUT THE NIGHT WILL BE ANNOUNCED VERY SOON! :o)


CÈILIDH IOLDATHACH LE [AWRY] AGUS NA H-AOIGHEAN AIR LETH SÒNRAICHTE…

'THE JOHN LANGAN BAND' & 'PORTNAWAK & THE WOO'

BIDH BARRACHD FIOS MUN OIDHCHE A’ NOCHDADH A DH’AITHGHEARR! :o)

Silent Art Auction!
Fri 23rd Sept, 6.30 - 10pmOut of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny St

Over 30 local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of SAVE THE FOREST. This campaign is part of a large scale fundraising drive to allow The Forest Cafe to buy 3 Bristo Place. The event is being held at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Leith on Friday September 23rd from 6:30-10:00pm. This is an incredible opportunity for everyone to not only view fine art, but to take it home at the end of the night. With raffle tickets for £1 and opening bids on all pieces at £5, original art has never been more available to the public. Entry is free with live acoustic sets by surprise special guests. This unique event further highlights how The Forest strives to bring our community together.

Silent Art Auction!
Fri 23rd Sept, 6.30 - 10pm
Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny St

Over 30 local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of SAVE THE FOREST. This campaign is part of a large scale fundraising drive to allow The Forest Cafe to buy 3 Bristo Place. The event is being held at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Leith on Friday September 23rd from 6:30-10:00pm. This is an incredible opportunity for everyone to not only view fine art, but to take it home at the end of the night. With raffle tickets for £1 and opening bids on all pieces at £5, original art has never been more available to the public. Entry is free with live acoustic sets by surprise special guests. This unique event further highlights how The Forest strives to bring our community together.

Dear Forest,

As we write this, Forest is leaving Bristo Place. We’re taking out the lights, the food, the amps, the chairs, the paperwork, the kitchen sink. When you walk past 3 Bristo Place on September 1st, it will be empty. We’re all a bit emotional about this. But we can tell you one thing:

FOREST LIVES

Read on to find out how you can be part of making Forest continue and come back better than ever.

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.

**AFP says Save the Forest!
Thanks, Amanda. You’re awesome.

SAVE THE FOREST: Public Meeting4pm, Sunday 28th August, Upstairs in the Hall
How can you help save the Forest?

A chance for our many supporters, as well as new and enthusiastic friends, to meet and find out more about Forest’s plans for the future. As you can see from our press releases and on the campaign page, we’re doing our best to stay in our home at 3 Bristo Place. How can you help make that happen? What alternatives plans should Forest make for the future? How can you get or continue to be involved in Edinburgh’s incredible and insspiring arts space. Come along to the meeting to share your ideas aand your energy and to find out more.

SAVE THE FOREST: Public Meeting
4pm, Sunday 28th August, Upstairs in the Hall
How can you help save the Forest?

A chance for our many supporters, as well as new and enthusiastic friends, to meet and find out more about Forest’s plans for the future. As you can see from our press releases and on the campaign page, we’re doing our best to stay in our home at 3 Bristo Place. How can you help make that happen? What alternatives plans should Forest make for the future? How can you get or continue to be involved in Edinburgh’s incredible and insspiring arts space. Come along to the meeting to share your ideas aand your energy and to find out more.

Queer Mutiny: The Final Chapter
29 July at 21:00 - 30 July at 03:00Bristo Hall (upstairs at the Forest Cafe)

Final Chapter? So at least another 7 QM parties planned then. Maybe, maybe not but it’s the final one in the big hall. What good times we’ve had. what magical nights we’ve danced away, what fluids we’ve had to mop up afterwards. Ah, memories.

Once again it’s to help fund The Forest Cafe’s move. We’ve got Seafield Foxes playing, the Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollective are showcasing a 20 minute short called Vacation Sluts Meadow and The Fannies will be committing offences against nature. As usual it’s BYOB, there’ll be free food, uninhibited dancing and we’ve even arranged a nice quiet den space for when it’s all too much and you need to have a little lie down. We plan an evening that would give a Daily Mail columnist heart failure (or possibly an erection but let’s not go into that). All we need is you.

Request music here - http://queermutiny.awardsp​ace.com/fmusic.html

Seafield Foxes Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/sea​fieldfoxes
Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollective - http://edinburghanarchafem​inist.noflag.org.uk/
Vacation Sluts Meadow trailer - http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=pbi-s8U_5jY

NOTHING IS TRUE, EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED,
thank you for not smoking.

Queer Mutiny: The Final Chapter
29 July at 21:00 - 30 July at 03:00
Bristo Hall (upstairs at the Forest Cafe)

Final Chapter? So at least another 7 QM parties planned then. Maybe, maybe not but it’s the final one in the big hall. What good times we’ve had. what magical nights we’ve danced away, what fluids we’ve had to mop up afterwards. Ah, memories.

Once again it’s to help fund The Forest Cafe’s move. We’ve got Seafield Foxes playing, the Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollective are showcasing a 20 minute short called Vacation Sluts Meadow and The Fannies will be committing offences against nature. As usual it’s BYOB, there’ll be free food, uninhibited dancing and we’ve even arranged a nice quiet den space for when it’s all too much and you need to have a little lie down. We plan an evening that would give a Daily Mail columnist heart failure (or possibly an erection but let’s not go into that). All we need is you.

Request music here - http://queermutiny.awardsp​ace.com/fmusic.html

Seafield Foxes Myspace - http://www.myspace.com/sea​fieldfoxes
Edinburgh Anarcha-Feminist Kollective - http://edinburghanarchafem​inist.noflag.org.uk/
Vacation Sluts Meadow trailer - http://www.youtube.com/wat​ch?v=pbi-s8U_5jY

NOTHING IS TRUE, EVERYTHING IS PERMITTED, thank you for not smoking.