[awry] are holding another psychegaelic Céilidh at Studio 24 on the 4th November!!!
In honour of the time of year, tonight is going to be a ZOMBIE ceilidh - dress as zombie and get in for a fiver ;-)
As well as [awry] we have the fantastic forest regulars JEN & THE GENTS playing with us - it’s going to to be a great night, so get your flesh eating rags on and lurch on down to Studion 24 for the zombie ceilidh!
Tickets £6 (£5 if in fancy dress) before 11pm, £7 after on the night, and all profits to the Forest fund ;-)
Jump Up, Get Down
26th October, 9pm - Midnight The Jazz Bar
Dirty blues, reggae and folk from the mish-mash of musicians comprising THE BLUESWATER COLLECTIVE
Politicised punk-inspired dub-loving, soul-singing, ska-swinging muzikal mash-mash from NEW URBAN FRONTIER
Shoe-string swing from the 9-piece jazz orchestra rejects LE SALON DU JAZZ REFUSE
A joint fundraiser for the Forest Collective (bring back Forest Cafe!) and Edinburgh University Feminist Society.
£5 in - includes entry into a damn good prize draw, and FREE ENTRY into the following event (normal cost £2/£3): MIKE KEARNEY KA-TET original bluesy, funky songs from Mike Kearney (keys/vox) and 5-piece band with trumpet/sax horn section. ‘Dynamic, danceable, and dastardly catchy - utterly funk-tastic!’ - Sunday Mail
Inky Fingers Open Mic
Tuesday 25th October The Third Door, Lothian St
The Inky Fingers Open Mic is back! We’re still the fourth Tuesday of the month, from 8-11pm, and we’re still free to come and free for anyone to perform, regardless of style, experience, or identity.
While the Forest campaigns to buy back 3 Bristo Place, we’ll be performing at The Third Door (formerly Medina) on Lothian St. See you there!
We want to hear from everybody. We want your poems, your rants, your ballads, your short stories, your diaries, your experimental texts, your heart, your mind, your body. We want the essay on your summer holidays you wrote when you were four, your adolescent haiku, and extracts from your eventually-to-be-completed epic fantasy quadrilogy. We want to hear your best new work as well. And we want people to care about the way words are performed.
Our feature performer this month is Paula Varjack — an artist on the move, bringing her own unique infusion of spoken word, videography, and music to stages infamous and abandoned across the globe.
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.
Silent Art Auction!
Fri 23rd Sept, 6.30 - 10pm Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Dalmeny St
Over 30 local and international artists are donating their work to a charity art auction in support of SAVE THE FOREST. This campaign is part of a large scale fundraising drive to allow The Forest Cafe to buy 3 Bristo Place. The event is being held at Out Of The Blue Drill Hall in Leith on Friday September 23rd from 6:30-10:00pm. This is an incredible opportunity for everyone to not only view fine art, but to take it home at the end of the night. With raffle tickets for £1 and opening bids on all pieces at £5, original art has never been more available to the public. Entry is free with live acoustic sets by surprise special guests. This unique event further highlights how The Forest strives to bring our community together.
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.