Cineclub @ The Forest
8th March 6pm.
6 – 9pm, THURSDAY 10th MARCH
We’ve set up the READeasy Writers’ Group to be a safe and encouraging
space for writers to meet up, hear their words read, and get
constructive critical feedback. The third open session is at the
Forest Cafe,3 Bristo Place, 6 – 9pm, Thursday 10th March.
Life Drawing Group
Every Saturday, noon-4pm
Upstairs in the Forest Hall.
Qi Gong Workshop
Every Tuesday and Thursday 10-12am
In the Forest Hall
Qi Gong (or Chi Kung), pronounced chee gong, is the name given to a variety of
exercises that derive their existence from millennia of human enquiry.
Claiming to benefit physical, mental and spiritual health, one may begin to
understand the essence of Qi Gong by considering the trinity of body, breath
and mind. However, Qi Gong is not intended as an intellectual exercise. It is
through direct experience that one attains knowledge of Qi Gong.
The Forest Drama Group
Free drama workshop every Sunday from 1-9pm
Come and join us!
Winter Indoor Hoop Jam!
13th December from 6-7pm, in the Forest Hall
Bring your hoop and join our little hoop party.
Artists, Writers, Artisans and Crafters alike – we need you!
Please help us to make the most awesome collaborative DIY Handbook of arts, crafts and any other unsolicited activities, for the Forest Cafe in Edinburgh.
We are looking for any submissions of ‘how to’ guides and example sheets for whatever art, craft, game, activity or technique you spend your time doing, or know a bit about, and would like to share with others.
All we are asking for is a one sided A4 sheet which describes the method, materials and processes involved in that activity, art or craft – in whatever form you would like. You know, a kind of ‘how to’ or step-by-step guide but with writing, images, cut-outs, games, scratch ‘n’ sniff…whatever is necessary and you can add. On the other side of this sheet will be a basic profile about the chosen activity and a little bit about yourself. This should help to tell people a bit more about it and where to find out more and about yourself.
From all these entries we will be creating an online, downloadable book for people to buy containing all these different activities as a Forest DIY Artisan’s Handbook. Everyone involved will be credited directly through their own profile, and the project will run totally non-for-profit to help with fundraising for The Forest.
Please do help with this; It is something that can last for a long long time – and if successful will not only help support the Forest fundraising but will become an artisan’s craft menu at the Forest Cafe alongside the food menu. Any input is more than welcome – anything from Bookmaking to clay modelling, creative writing techniques, making a woodburner, crochet patterns, kinetic sculpture, hatmaking, homemade instruments, basic illustration, songwriting, origami animals, knot tieing, Lino cutting, drying herbs, fingerknitting, forraging, storytelling games, Qi Gong steps, shadow puppetry, frame-making, eyebrow trickery…etc…you get the idea. It’s as open as you can make it.
Choose your art, craft, activity – start making your sheet and hand it in here or send it in to the Forest (3 Bristo Place, EH1 1EY) or to firstname.lastname@example.org
The Forest Is what you Make it.
Forest Free Workshop!
Self Healing Meditation: Easy Energetic techniques to get health balance.
Tuesday 23rd of November. 6:15 -8pm Forest Action Room
Every Saturday from 4-5:30pm
@the Forest Action Room.
Passionate About Life Drawing?
….and develop a different and deeper understanding of its structure and key points.
EVERY THURSDAY 6:30-8:30pm @ the forest Action Room
Its time to proudly present our new life drawing group that will gather every saturday in the hall to practise our drawing skills. For this session please bring your own drawing stuff, we’ll hopefully provide enough drawing boards for everyone, but if you have your own please bring that with you.
There will of course also be tea and coffee.
Amateur or proffesional? no previous experience needed.
Just bring yourself and your creativity this saturday adn start drawing!