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Local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of Save the Forest Campaign…

Our Save The Forest Art Auction is on Saturday 14th May at the AXO Gallery, Leith. In this STV article Sarah Wilson, owner of the Axo and Axolotl Galleries, explains why she supports the Save The Forest campaign…

Local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of Save the Forest Campaign. The event is at the AXO Gallery in Leith on Saturday 14 May at 6-10pm. AXO owner Sarah Wilson said, “By bidding in this auction, not only are people buying art but are also supporting the arts in the community. Buy art to save art.”

We had another cracking fundraising get-together yesterday, with a bunch of enthusiastic new people lending their energy and ideas to the campaign. It’s always exciting to meet new folk: there are dozens of people working on this campaign on all sorts of different levels. Minutes of that meeting are available on request, with important messages below: an opportunity to help out with our amazing Tentracks month of music fundraisers, a callout for people eager to volunteer at community events, and notices of coming meetings.

Tracer Trails present ROOFRAISER WEEK TWOArrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa + The Leg
Forest Hall, 8PM, Friday 1st April

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSO makes trans-utopian world music for a world that exists in fever dreams and hallucinations! Using performance and visual art, he traverses the nameless territories held between surrealist automatism, shamanic seance, and the folk imagery of rock and roll! Ecstasy vs. Madness!

OLD TIME RELIJUN being presently on hiatus, De Dionyso’s most recent project, MALAIKAT DAN SINGA, is a trance-punk outfit featuring bass clarinet, guitars and his trademark wild vocals (multi-spectral harmonic throatsinging combined with grunts, yelps, and barks) – this time, all sung in Indonesian. In Edinburgh he will be joined by BEN REYNOLDS on bass guitar and OWEN CURTIS WILLIAMS playing drums!

Plus maverick, panda-masked vom-rock from Tracer Trails favourites THE LEG – can we expect Moonlight Shadow??

ROOFRAISER is a whole month of live music in aid of the Forest.TENTRACKS is an innovative independent music portal and promoter.
FOREST is you.

Tracer Trails present ROOFRAISER WEEK TWO
Arrington de Dionyso’s Malaikat dan Singa + The Leg
Forest Hall, 8PM, Friday 1st April

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
25 MARCH 2011

The Forest, 3 Bristo Place, Edinburgh
http://www.theforest.org.uk

FOREST CAFE LEASE TERMINATED BUT THE CAFE VOWS TO STAY OPEN

The Forest Cafe, Edinburgh’s independent arts and community centre, has been told it must leave its current premises at 3 Bristo Place by 31 August, in a letter received this week from the Trustees of Edinburgh University Settlement (EUS). But the campaign to Save the Forest has vowed to continue its fight to stay at the current location in the old town.

TEN TRACKS and THE FOREST CAFE presentR O O F R A I S E R
a month of live music to help Save the Forest



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

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Friday 25th March @ Forest Hall

ROOFRAISER :: OPENING PARTY

WHITE HEATH
UNION CANAL
YUSUF AZAK

Donation £5

Saturday 26th March @ Forest Hall

THE POLICE BOX

LADY NORTH
ILIOP

Donation £5

Friday 1st April @ Forest Hall

TRACER TRAILS PRESENT

ARRINGTON DE DIONYSIO’S MALAIKAT DAN SINGA
THE LEG

Donation £5

Wednesday 6th April @ Forest Hall

BROKEN RECORDS (Acoustic)
DONNA MACIOCIA

Donation £5

Thursday 7th April @ Wee Red Bar

LIPSYNC FOR A LULLABY
TOKAMAK

7PM

Tickets £4

Friday 8th April @ Forest Hall

REAL DAVE & THE PEOPLE :: ALBUM LAUNCH

with special guests
PORTNAWAK & THE WOO
BLUDSLUGZ

Donation £3

Saturday 9th @ Forest Hall

ROBIN WILLIAMSON (The Incredible String Band)
plus support

N.B. AFTERNOON SHOW

4PM

Donation £5

Sunday 10th April @ The Store (GRV)

THE BLACK DIAMOND EXPRESS
(Club night 11pm-3am)
+ DJs

£1 before 11pm
£3 after

Wednesday 13th April @ The Forest Hall

CONSCIOUS ROUTE
plus SUPPORT

Donation £4

Friday 15th April @ The Forest Hall

SMALL FEET LITTLE TOES
plus support

Donation £5

Saturday 16th April @ The Forest Hall

THE PINEAPPLE CHUNKS
BILLY LIAR
HIVA OA

Donation £5 on the door.

Sunday 17th April @ The Caves, Niddry Street South

TEN TRACKS PRESENTS

A HAWK AND A HACKSAW
JAMIE SUTHERLAND (Broken Records)
ADAM STEARNS BAND

7PM

£10 in advance

via http://www.tentracks.co.uk/blog/76-ten_tracks_presents_hawk_a_hacksaw_live_april_17th_2011

£12 on the door

Friday 22nd April

DOUNE THE RABBIT HOLE FUNDRAISER

Featuring Acts (tbc) Performing at
Doune The Rabbit Hole Festival (June ‘11)

Donation £4

Saturday 23rd April

SCREEN KIDS
FIEVEL PRIMI
HUMPHREY WOOD

Donation £5

Sunday 1st May @ The Store (GRV)

DELTA MAINLINE
(Club night 11pm-3am)
+ DJs

£1 before 11pm
£3 after

TEN TRACKS and THE FOREST CAFE present
R O O F R A I S E R
a month of live music to help Save the Forest

A live interview on Leith FM’s Talk Show with Harry from the Save the Forest campaign, chatting about what’s happened so far and how you can get involved.

Amazing news of events in London, a thrilling splash of press coverage, and a special announcement about the total raised so far — and what you can do to help hit the target of £50,000 by June 1st.

Huge thanks are due to everyone involved in making the Thursday 3rd’s Spring Fling a glorious party and a massive fundraising success — and to everyone who came and made it the fun celebration that it was. We raked in over £1100, which has put the campaign pot over the £17,000 mark — well on the way to our target of £50,000 by June 1st, though we’re still going to have to work very hard.

Saturday 5th also saw a diverse and widely-attended public meeting as part of the whole campaign relaunch. Over 30 Forest people — enthusiasts and new faces — gathered to hear the latest updates, offer their skills, and come up with new ideas for the campaign. We’re bubbling with energy and drive, and you can be part of that too. See below for the latest on how to get and stay involved, and in the mean time stay tuned for news of an exciting art auction in May, and spectacular plans for the Festivals, as well as a host of other Forest goodness.

Be Part of The Campaign

  • Forest believes in people being empowered to do things autonomously. If you have a campaign idea you’d like to pursue, go for it! But if you want a hand making something happen, email fundraising@theforest.org.uk. We particularly would like to hear from people with media experience, or who are willing to help with being a street flyering team in the future.

  • We’re also stronger when we’re organised together, so we’re having regular fortnightly Forest Campaign Team meetings. The next will be on Tuesday 15th March, 5-7pm, upstairs at Forest, and everyone who’s involved in the campaign is welcome.

By now you’ll certainly be aware that Forest needs your help: we’re on a huge fundraising campaign drive to try and help save our home. But we don’t just need your money (though we do need that), we also need your time, energy and ideas!

4.30 - 6.30, Saturday 5th March, The Forest Café.

PRESS RELEASE and NOTES FOR JOURNALISTS:

The Forest arts and community centre is stepping up the campaign to save its home of 7 years amid the news that a buyer for its building has been found…

Dear Forest volunteers, friends and community,

Late last week we were informed by the estate agents of 3 Bristo Place that a buyer for the building has been found and that a sale is being finalised over the next few weeks. We thought you should hear this important news, and also an important message about it: DON’T PANIC. This is not an end for the campaign, nor an end for Forest; in fact, far from it. There is still a great deal we can do…

Over £14,000 raised so far; Aiming for £50,000 by June 1st; Building secure until August; Huge fundraising party on March 3rd; Big public meeting March 5th; Setup a regular monthly donation…

Spring Fling logo

March 3rd, Studio 24, 7pm - 3am
A Mammoth Forest fundraiser: £7

Volunteers & Performers Needed…