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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.
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:
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.