Posts Tagged ‘savetheforest’
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)
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.
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
THE FOREST CAFÉ
3 Bristo Pl., Edinburgh
entry by donation
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
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
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 →
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.