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Do you have anything stored at 3 Bristo Place? If so, you need to clear it out as soon as possible!

Our lease on Bristo Place finishes on Wednesday 31 August. To help make our departure as easy and ordered* as possible, we have to start preparing for it. That means we have to start clearing the building before then.

We are having an action day on Monday 18 July, when we will start binning, gifting or transferring stuff to storage. You need to clear out anything you have in the building by then. If it doesn’t belong to the Forest then I will find a good home for it - either a charity or a deserving individual. I’m sure it won’t come to that and everyone will remove their things but we need to start NOW!

Any help with clearing the building is very much appreciated. Please let me know if you can come to the action day.

Do you have anything stored at 3 Bristo Place? If so, you need to clear it out as soon as possible!

Our lease on Bristo Place finishes on Wednesday 31 August. To help make our departure as easy and ordered* as possible, we have to start preparing for it. That means we have to start clearing the building before then.

We are having an action day on Monday 18 July, when we will start binning, gifting or transferring stuff to storage. You need to clear out anything you have in the building by then. If it doesn’t belong to the Forest then I will find a good home for it - either a charity or a deserving individual. I’m sure it won’t come to that and everyone will remove their things but we need to start NOW!

Any help with clearing the building is very much appreciated. Please let me know if you can come to the action day.

[awry] Psychagaelic Ceilidh!Friday 15th, 8 til late
Upstairs in the Forest Hall, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh

…dum! dum! dum! once again [awry] are going to be doing their psychegaelic cèilidh thing upstairs in the Forest hall, woo-hoo!!!

…it’s a fundraiser so entry is by donation and it’s BYOB, so if you’re in edinburgh on the night why not come out and pound the ground with us to some mental bagpiping and wild highland toons! :o)

[awry] Psychagaelic Ceilidh!
Friday 15th, 8 til late
Upstairs in the Forest Hall, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh

…dum! dum! dum! once again [awry] are going to be doing their psychegaelic cèilidh thing upstairs in the Forest hall, woo-hoo!!!

…it’s a fundraiser so entry is by donation and it’s BYOB, so if you’re in edinburgh on the night why not come out and pound the ground with us to some mental bagpiping and wild highland toons! :o)

The Forest has announced the first plans for its final Fringe in Bristo Place, filling the building’s three floors with free performances for world class acts and local talent. The self-sufficient community and arts centre is moving to a new home at the end of August but plans to leave its old home in high spirits after an exciting Festival. Highlights include the award-winning Forest Fringe, performances from the Free Belarus Theatre, international poetry stars, plus sights and sounds from around the world.

The potential new owners of 3 Bristo Place want to turn it into a restaurant. The Forest is asking its friends and supporters to object to the proposed alterations to our home.

If you want to help to stop this application follow this link and submit your objection. Make sure to press the “object to this application” button on the page and use the comments below if you want.

http://citydev-portal.edinburgh.gov.uk/WAM/createComment.do?action=CreateApplicationComment&appNumber=11%2F01922%2FLBC

Levy Arts PresentsHoward Zinn’s MARX IN SOHO: 7.30pm, 7th & 9th Julyand Wallace Shawn’s THE FEVER: 7.30pm, 8th & 10th July

upstairs at
THE FOREST CAFÉ
3 Bristo Pl., Edinburgh

entry by donation
proceeds to
SAVE THE FOREST

The Forest is immensely excited to be bringing internationally touring actor, activist and sociologist Jerry Levy to Edinburgh for special benefit performances of his two hit shows, Howard Zinn’s “Marx in Soho” and Wallace Shawn’s “The Fever”.

MARX IN SOHO, by Howard Zinn
directed by Michael Fox Kennedy
performed by Jerry Levy

Howard Zinn’s play, “Marx in Soho” portrays the return of Karl Marx. Embedded in some secular afterlife where intellectuals, artists, and radicals are sent, Marx is given permission by the administrative committee to return to Soho London to have his say. But through a bureaucratic mix-up, he winds up in SOHO in New York. From there the audience is given a rare glimpse of a Marx seldom talked about; Marx the man. The play offers an entertaining and thorough introduction to a person who knows little about Marx’s life, while also offering valuable insight to students of his ideas.

Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn (c) Howard Zinn Revocable Trust

THE FEVER, by Wallace Sawn
directed by Thomas Griffin
performed by Jerry Levy

Wallace Shawn’s play, “The Fever” explores what a sensitive, well educated, arts loving and consumption-driven man or woman of any age discovers when his/her life-affirming existence is related to the often brutal suffering of others. In the bathroom of a hotel our “anti-hero” feverishly defends and relentlessly attacks his own way of life. Inner voices and imagined characters fuel his fever as he narrates and often attempts to enact his story.

"The Fever" presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc.

FOR MORE INFO, REVIEWS AND PRESS SEE 
www.levyarts.com

Levy Arts Presents
Howard Zinn’s MARX IN SOHO: 7.30pm, 7th & 9th July
and Wallace Shawn’s THE FEVER: 7.30pm, 8th & 10th July

upstairs at
THE FOREST CAFÉ
3 Bristo Pl., Edinburgh

entry by donation
proceeds to
SAVE THE FOREST


The Forest is immensely excited to be bringing internationally touring actor, activist and sociologist Jerry Levy to Edinburgh for special benefit performances of his two hit shows, Howard Zinn’s “Marx in Soho” and Wallace Shawn’s “The Fever”.

MARX IN SOHO, by Howard Zinn
directed by Michael Fox Kennedy
performed by Jerry Levy

Howard Zinn’s play, “Marx in Soho” portrays the return of Karl Marx. Embedded in some secular afterlife where intellectuals, artists, and radicals are sent, Marx is given permission by the administrative committee to return to Soho London to have his say. But through a bureaucratic mix-up, he winds up in SOHO in New York. From there the audience is given a rare glimpse of a Marx seldom talked about; Marx the man. The play offers an entertaining and thorough introduction to a person who knows little about Marx’s life, while also offering valuable insight to students of his ideas.

Marx in Soho by Howard Zinn (c) Howard Zinn Revocable Trust

THE FEVER, by Wallace Sawn
directed by Thomas Griffin
performed by Jerry Levy

Wallace Shawn’s play, “The Fever” explores what a sensitive, well educated, arts loving and consumption-driven man or woman of any age discovers when his/her life-affirming existence is related to the often brutal suffering of others. In the bathroom of a hotel our “anti-hero” feverishly defends and relentlessly attacks his own way of life. Inner voices and imagined characters fuel his fever as he narrates and often attempts to enact his story.

"The Fever" presented by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Services Inc.

FOR MORE INFO, REVIEWS AND PRESS SEE www.levyarts.com

Forest DIY Artisan’s Handbook Launched!£6 + P&P
Proceeds go to the Save the Forest Campaign



Forest Publications is pleased to endorse the new Forest DIY Artisan’s Handbook, now available in the ForPub store. Please support the Forest by picking up a copy today!

This is a Collaborative Do-It-Yourself Handbook of Arts, Crafts and other activities made for and by those that use or support the Forest Cafe.

This book is about sharing the process of doing things. It is about celebrating the diverse range of unique arts, crafts and skills people have and ‘how to’ go about trying these out yourself. It is about disseminating this knowledge and encouraging others to, too. There are 28 different ‘how to’ guides contributed from a wide range of Forest folk and friends that make up the book, ranging from ‘How to Make a Cajon’ to ‘How to setup community growing spaces’.

The title ‘Leabhar Mòr Aos Dána’ means roughly ‘The Great Book of the People of the Arts’ (the bards, the poets, the druids, the musicians, the law-givers) in Gaelic. It is something like the literary collection of the works, arts and crafts of a particular age or generation of creators. We hope this collection acts as something like the great handbook of people of the arts connected with the Forest. We hope it might inspire further ‘How to’ Handbooks and a menu of arts and crafts activities along these lines in the Forest Cafe.

There was no pre-ordained structure or specific focus so whatever was received has been included and was contributed out of the kindness of those who wanted to support the ‘Save the Forest’ fundraising campaign in different ways. It is a handbook to use, to pass on, to delve into on Wednesdays, to cut up, edit and re-paste together, to drink tea with or to add your own and scribble all over.

For now, you can order a hard copy, but we hope to be able to have people download them in future to save on paper and printing which all helps give more money to support the Forest fundraising campaign.

Forest DIY Artisan’s Handbook Launched!
£6 + P&P
Proceeds go to the Save the Forest Campaign

The Forest is asking its friends and supporters to object to the proposed alterations to their current premises in Bristo Place. While the self-sufficient arts centre is looking for a new home, the new owners are seeking permission to alter the internal structure of the listed building. The planning application also includes proposals to open a restaurant at the site.

Campaigners are stepping up their fight to save independent arts centre The Forest Café by holding a whole month of fundraising events.

A special preview of some of the work available for purchase at the Forest Art Auction, Saturday 14th May, 6-10pm, preview 13th May 7-10pm. More images and information about the artists available here.

Wolizga Mojego Taty / Daddy’s Suitcase
Matthew Kolakowski
Recycled carbboard (signed) (2009)

Local and international artists, including superstar musician and artist Amanda Palmer, have donated their work to a charity art auction to benefit the Save the Forest Campaign. The auction will be held at the AXO Gallery in Leith this weekend (preview 7-10pm Friday 13th May; auction 6-10pm Saturday 14th May).

The Roofraiser benefit concerts produced by The Forest Cafe and Ten Tracks for the Save the Forest Campaign have been a resounding success, and have inspired a second series of benefit concerts, Roofraiser II, that will be held in Edinburgh throughout May.

Save The Forest ART AUCTION
14th May, 6-10pm  @ AXO Gallery, Leith
Local and international artists are donating their work to a charity auction in support of the Forest. By bidding in this auction, not only are people buying art but they are also supporting the arts community. Save The Forest Art Auction →

Save The Forest ART AUCTION
14th May, 6-10pm @ AXO Gallery, Leith
Local and international artists are donating their work to a charity auction in support of the Forest. By bidding in this auction, not only are people buying art but they are also supporting the arts community. Save The Forest Art Auction →

TEN TRACKS and THE FOREST CAFE presentR O O F R A I S E R II
We’re at it again!



……various live shows
in various venues
in aid of various causes

…but mostly to
Save The Forest Cafe

SHOWS 8pm-11pm (unless marked otherwise)

BRING YOUR OWN BOTTLE (Forest Hall Shows only)
Corkage:
Small bottle/can (beer/cider) £0.50
Large Bottle (wine/cider) £1.50
No Spirits

Sunday 1st May @ The Store (GRV)
(Club night 10pm-2am)

DELTA MAINLINE
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Delta-Mainline/120466471296749
+ HOBO DJs

£1 before 11pm
£3 after

Wednesday 4th May @ The Forest Hall

JADE AND THE JACKS
9-piece band playing extended set of SOUL/SKA/FUNK!!!
http://www.myspace.com/jadeandthejacks

8pm

£4 donation

Friday 6th May @ St Cecilia’s Hall, Niddry St, Cowgate

JAPAN FUNDRAISER
All profits go to Japan’s Red Cross and Hand in Hand for Japan

Includes Japanese songs, Taiko drums, Shamisen, local singer songwriters, classical music, bands, and…

…Japanese foods, crafts, art works, raffle prizes from local restaurants, shops, and theatres!

Artists include: Calum Carlyle, Real Dave, Town House, Beggar Girls, The Forest Trio (incl members of Lipsync for a Lullaby), Gudrun Sabrina, Norman Lamont

6pm

£3 (free for children under 5)
Tickets available at Ripping Records

For more info, contact abetchak@yahoo.co.jp

Tuesday 10th May @ The Forest Hall

SONG, BY TOAD presents

FRANCOIS & THE ATLAS MOUNTAINS
THIS IS THE KIT
BABE (feat. Gerard of Findo Gask)

8pm

£5 donation

Wednesday 11th May @ Forest Hall

QMU, FOREST & TEN TRACKS
present a special bill for RAG

TBC - look out!!

8pm

£5 donation

Friday 13th May @ Forest Hall

TALL TALES (formerly The Social Services)
MIGHTY MOTH MAGNETS
SMALL FEET LITTLE TOES

8pm

£5 donation

Saturday 14th May @ Forest Hall

SCREEN KIDS
Plus Support

8pm

£5 donation

Friday 20th May @ Forest Hall

[AWRY] PSYCHEDELIC CEILIDH
with JEN & THE GENTS

20th May - Ceilidh (feat?)

8pm

Sunday 22nd May @ The Store (GRV)

HIDDEN MASTERS
YOUNG SPOOKS

10pm

£3

Friday 25th May @ Forest Hall

HUMPHREY WOOD

Friday 27th May @ Forest Hall Doune The Rabbit Hole (Asazi)

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE PRESENTS AN EVENING OF EVEN MORE SPLENDOUR THAN THE LAST ONE, WHICH WAS SPLENDID INDEED

ASAZI SPACE FUNK EXPLOSION
ADOPTED AS HOLOGRAPH
and more tbc…

8pm

£5 donation

Saturday 4th June @ The Forest Hall

FREAK OUT
Promoters of the famous THE BIG FREAK nights, stage a DISCO! end to the first day of the  Meadows festival, featuring…

RUBY AND THE EMERALDS at the very very least.

(There will be acts for an alternative palate downstairs…)

9pm

£3 donation

ROOFRAISER @ THE MEADOWS FESTIVAL!

Saturday 4th June / Sunday 5th June @ The Forest Stage, The Meadows

Featuring (so far…)

SATURDAY
Ruby & The Emeralds
Dark Jokes
Donna Maciocia
The Pineapple Chunks
Conscious Route
Kung Fu Mother

SUNDAY
The Stagger Rats
Small Feet Little Toes
Miasma
Missing Cat
Enfant Bastard

TEN TRACKS and THE FOREST CAFE present
R O O F R A I S E R II
We’re at it again!

A lovely blog from our friend E. Amato at The Zesty Life, talking about why she cares about saving Forest.

A Forest Film, by Ansgart Hoeckh from Forest Café on Vimeo.

A beautiful short film showing some of the strange, wonderful things that happen at Forest.