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by katymac
Sun Aug 13, 2017 3:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest members meeting: 28 October 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 260

Forest members meeting: 28 October 2017

Dear Forest,

Plans to follow in time, but for now, put Saturday 28th October in your diary for Forest - for some sort of AGM and collective review, done our way - with art, music and a party. You'll need your best ideas, your best hat and your dancing shoes.
by katymac
Wed Aug 09, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: 2017 volunteer guide - version 2 additions
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: 2017 volunteer guide - version 2 additions

Also, a wee correction for the next one: on the 'How the Forest is run' page, it says "there are 3 working groups" and then lists four.
by katymac
Wed Aug 09, 2017 5:54 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: 2017 volunteer guide - version 2 additions
Replies: 2
Views: 183

2017 volunteer guide - version 2 additions

Hiya, here is a possible two page addition to the cute little volunteer guides... --- Bit of history The Forest started in 2000 in Westport (just off the Grassmarket). We wanted a place where we could show films, play and listen to music, hang out, dance, discuss stuff, think, hold amateur boxing co...
by katymac
Tue Aug 08, 2017 5:22 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Lights is Nice
Replies: 1
Views: 152

Re: Lights is Nice

Looks good
by katymac
Mon Jul 10, 2017 2:02 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: August planning meeting 19th July 2017
Replies: 0
Views: 214

August planning meeting 19th July 2017

Plenty lined up for August, but always room to squeeze in a bit more, and plenty of chances to get involved - sound tech (training provided), kitchen & bar shifts, planning & running your own event... Come to the meeting on 19th July 2017 (at 7pm?) - the cafe will have been closed for 3 days...
by katymac
Wed Jul 05, 2017 5:12 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Space for Phil Kay in a tent?
Replies: 0
Views: 144

Space for Phil Kay in a tent?

Any chance you or someone you know has a garden Phil Kay can camp in this August? He says: "It would be for one big medium sized tent and me sharing with a comedian Javier Costales.. Please can you pop it on the facePage of TheForest and we can offer free tickets to my and Javier shows with V.I...
by katymac
Tue Sep 27, 2016 7:34 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Safer Spaces poster A3
Replies: 0
Views: 452

Safer Spaces poster A3

Attached copy of the A3 Safer Spaces poster
by katymac
Thu Sep 24, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Socks & Squares collection at Forest
Replies: 0
Views: 585

Socks & Squares collection at Forest

Forest friends - we are collecting socks & granny squares (crochet or knitted) at the cafe, in support of CalAid. You should know that we are not CalAid, their JustGiving page is here: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/calaid-edinburgh and the CalAid Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/grou...
by katymac
Tue Mar 10, 2015 6:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative - community pavilion raising
Replies: 0
Views: 671

Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative - community pavilion raising

Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative callout for volunteers to help build a community pavilion:
Pavilion recruiting leaflet.pdf
There's a meeting on Monday 16th March in the Re-Union office for information.
by katymac
Thu Feb 19, 2015 12:28 am
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Craftivism open meetings fortnightly starting Thursday 19th February 6:30pm
Replies: 0
Views: 774

Craftivism open meetings fortnightly starting Thursday 19th February 6:30pm

We have tried out having Craftivism open meetings in Forest cafe and it has been great, so we're going to make it a regular fortnightly thing, starting Thursday 19th February 6:30pm. I'm not sure whether to call them workshops or meetings, but whatever they are, they are happening... We have materia...
by katymac
Thu Nov 20, 2014 7:13 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: PAT - Portable Appliance Testing
Replies: 1
Views: 1128

PAT - Portable Appliance Testing

Dear hive,

Do we know anyone who is certified to do PAT on electrical items (and has the tester, and could do the cafe equipment)?
by katymac
Sun Oct 19, 2014 1:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

This went really well, great contributions from everyone over two really peacefully productive days. There's now an exhibition in the cafe until the end of October, some photos are up at the Forest Flickr account: https://www.flickr.com/groups/forestcafe/ and plans are forming for a group to keep go...
by katymac
Tue Sep 23, 2014 7:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

A fairly commercial £250 + expenses
by katymac
Sun Sep 21, 2014 4:58 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

I contacted Sarah Corbett at Craftivist Collective when I was thinking about it (it was her interview on Culture Laser that made me think of doing the event and it would have been great to have her), but her fee for a talk is a lot of money for us, so we decided we would have to go ahead without.
by katymac
Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:19 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Plans coming together... Dates: Saturday 11th and 18th October At Forest centre plus Intentions People leave with  - an understanding of craftivism/feeling craftivism has been well represented  - something started/made - contacts/further information to get involved in future - a destination for made...
by katymac
Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:17 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: New menu
Replies: 1
Views: 1398

New menu

Nice work on the menu KMs! - I think the new additions are great, the dahl is DELICIOUS, and a lovely new blackboard design to go with it; it looks really appealing.
by katymac
Tue Jul 29, 2014 4:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Ok, seems like that was not a time that suited many people!

How about this: meeting called for Saturday 9th August at 2pm?

Kx
by katymac
Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Thanks all - see anyone who can make it at Forest 5pm Tuesday 29th x
by katymac
Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fringey Stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 11910

Re: Fringey Stuff

Rachel's (quite amazing) poet friend hosts a slam in Glasgow which twice has only invited female performers but not mentioned anything on the billing. I like this idea a lot for loads of reasons, main one being it says 'this is not a big deal' about a gender situation people won't come across often...
by katymac
Sun Jun 29, 2014 6:51 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Re: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Could we have an initial meeting for anyone interested - maybe Tuesday 29th July at 5pm? I'm night managing that night, so later is possible, but not too much.
by katymac
Wed Jun 25, 2014 9:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Fringey Stuff
Replies: 70
Views: 11910

Re: Fringey Stuff

Good to have your nose Shannon. I agree with you - carving out more room is exactly what Forest should be for. It's rare to have a female-only bill, and totally commonplace to have a male-only one or for the balance to be way out. It's worth thinking carefully how to define a female-only event so it...
by katymac
Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:23 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival
Replies: 17
Views: 5296

Craftivism and Edinburgh World Justice Festival

Hello knitters, sew-ers, cross-stitchers, printers, those who mend buttons (or would like to), experienced campaigners and newly politicised people with itchy fingers... I'm going to propose an event on craftivism for the Edinburgh World Justice festival, which will be happening in October 2014. The...
by katymac
Sun Jan 12, 2014 1:06 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Next building meeting Monday 20 Jan 6.30pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1605

Next building meeting Monday 20 Jan 6.30pm

New year, new things to build - let's meet? All welcome, see you in the cafe x
by katymac
Tue Jan 07, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: free tap water
Replies: 5
Views: 2810

Re: free tap water

Yes, good thought, thanks Simone
by katymac
Mon Dec 23, 2013 7:34 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: DIY HAIRCUTS
Replies: 1
Views: 1542

Re: DIY HAIRCUTS

nice, but I have just been to Magda, so am all done x
by katymac
Sat Nov 30, 2013 6:33 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Burrito recipe ideas
Replies: 5
Views: 2379

Re: Burrito recipe ideas

Foil takeaway Good idea, will need to be cheaper though as no salad and trimmings.
by katymac
Sun Nov 17, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Building meeting minutes from 11 November
Replies: 0
Views: 1619

Building meeting minutes from 11 November

Existing building warrant - going to have a small group meet up to do the response to the council. Given ourselves a deadline of the end of November. Opening the basement Needs: Fire alarm, incl light indicator as well as sound. Fireproof stairwell. Ventilation - katy will get full quote, indicativ...
by katymac
Sun Nov 10, 2013 5:11 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Building meeting Monday 11 November 6:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1595

Building meeting Monday 11 November 6:30

seems not many people want to talk about building things on a Thursday, so we're switching to Mondays, probably once a month, starting 11 November at 6:30. Kitchen redesign still up for discussion! x
by katymac
Tue Nov 05, 2013 8:25 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: remember remember building meeting this Thursday 6:30
Replies: 0
Views: 1581

remember remember building meeting this Thursday 6:30

Dear ones,

Kitchen design will be on the table, as it were.

All welcome. x
by katymac
Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: water in next door basement - small update
Replies: 1
Views: 1421

water in next door basement - small update

Jacquie (Council) was in the other day meeting a contractor about the basement water for the shop next door, I don't know details but it's good to know it has not been forgotten as it affects our basement too.
by katymac
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:40 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Kitchen design - big rollover, draw now 7 November 6.30pm
Replies: 0
Views: 1532

Kitchen design - big rollover, draw now 7 November 6.30pm

Meeting didn't happen this week so it's all still up for discussion at the next building meeting on 7 November 6.30 pm at the cafe. Come one and all. X
by katymac
Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:28 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Back yard - progress with damp
Replies: 0
Views: 1509

Back yard - progress with damp

Bit of movement on the state of the back yard... On Thursday, October 24, 2013, Jacquie Steven wrote: Katy, Environmental wardens (EW) visited tenant of flat 4/9 Brougham Street today. Tenant has been advised to let his landlord know the repair needs to be carried out to the overflow and has agreed ...
by katymac
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:55 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Next building meeting Thursday 24 October - kitchen design
Replies: 1
Views: 1460

Next building meeting Thursday 24 October - kitchen design

Open building meeting this Thursday - the main topic will be redesigning the kitchen, bring your sketches and thoughts, it will be fun. 6.30pm in Forest cafe.
by katymac
Sun Oct 20, 2013 5:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Forest of Nightmares, Hallowe'en week - any ideas?
Replies: 2
Views: 1816

Re: Forest of Nightmares, Hallowe'en week - any ideas?

I can bring in my sewing machine but probably wouldn't be able to stay so will trust it to your loving care.
by katymac
Thu Oct 10, 2013 7:21 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Building meeting minutes 10 October 2013
Replies: 0
Views: 1525

Building meeting minutes 10 October 2013

Plans for new kitchen... Design now Build over next 2 months in FC+ Close for 1 day install over Christmas AP all building team to do a draft design - ideas for next building building meeting 24 October. Water boiler for kitchen... It's here. AP Emma is going to ask Gandalf to install plumbing, Katy...
by katymac
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:55 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Tuesday 15th - please help with lifting and tidying
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Re: Tuesday 13th - please help with lifting and tidying

oops yes Tuesday 13th. I seem to be absolutely determined that Wednesday is the 16th this week, everything and everyone else is will just have to adjust to my way of thinking,
by katymac
Mon Aug 12, 2013 4:17 pm
Forum: Building/Maintenance
Topic: Tuesday 15th - please help with lifting and tidying
Replies: 4
Views: 2309

Tuesday 15th - please help with lifting and tidying

A free workout, much more fun than the gym: we've got some stuff that needs to go to the tip & Forest Centre + please come give Emma and me a hand tomorrow, Tuesday 15th 10:00am at the cafe, 141 Lauriston Place. There will be an endless supply of coffee. Remember you're a womble. x
by katymac
Wed Aug 07, 2013 9:32 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Does anyone have a LAMINATOR?
Replies: 4
Views: 2130

Re: Does anyone have a LAMINATOR?

I think there were plastic pouches somewhere - maybe in the top of that little 2 drawer filing cabinet?
by katymac
Mon May 27, 2013 9:00 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Wheels needed for next Forest Big Night Out
Replies: 2
Views: 2030

Re: Wheels needed for next Forest Big Night Out

It's not a van, but if it's a Saturday this time you can definitely have me and my car. It fit everything that was in your hall cupboard from Margarida's flat in one go, so might that do? x
by katymac
Sun May 26, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: WEE PLATES OF OLIVES N' STUFF
Replies: 7
Views: 2440

Re: WEE PLATES OF OLIVES N' STUFF

all sounds good
by katymac
Wed May 22, 2013 8:19 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Sewing machine needed for Meadow's Fest please!
Replies: 2
Views: 1880

Re: Sewing machine needed for Meadow's Fest please!

You can have mine. Do we know if we have power? x
by katymac
Tue May 21, 2013 7:51 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative looking for illustrator
Replies: 0
Views: 1839

Fountainbridge Canalside Initiative looking for illustrator

ILLUSTRATOR WANTED FCI have a group working on a History/Art project developing panels they are hoping to have ready for the Canal festival. The design ideas are all coming along and we have a Graphic designer who will do the layout. What is needed now is someone to volunteer to work up illustratio...
by katymac
Tue May 14, 2013 8:30 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Forest Big Night Out
Replies: 11
Views: 3875

Re: Forest Big Night Out

Oh well, I could probably do that. Arse and all. Though could someone cover my S3 English and maths classes on the Friday? That'd be a big help, and they like a visitor.
by katymac
Tue May 14, 2013 8:04 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Forest Big Night Out
Replies: 11
Views: 3875

Re: Forest Big Night Out

Sorry I can't help much on the night - got a training thing after school, so I won't be able to be in town 'til near the time. Any last minute panics you can call me. I think most of the cables are still at 141, but we took various amps and speakers from the basement to FC+ a couple of weeks ago. Th...
by katymac
Sat Dec 22, 2012 12:02 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest is Amazing
Replies: 17
Views: 6865

Re: Forest is Amazing

Forest Tasmania could be good...
by katymac
Thu Dec 06, 2012 7:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Return of the FOOP
Replies: 3
Views: 3001

Re: Return of the FOOP

thanks Simone, might not make it too often, but I love this
by katymac
Wed Dec 05, 2012 6:45 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FAO Events Team - Eclectic Mud
Replies: 11
Views: 5504

Re: FAO Events Team - Eclectic Mud

Thanks Iain. Seems like in reality the stance is softened a bit, to low volume rather than completely non-amplified, but that might not be what they had in mind. I think it sounds great, and perfect for Saturday nights. But, I also think no question we have we have to stick to trying not to disturb ...
by katymac
Sat Dec 01, 2012 4:50 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10054

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

ordered it, I should be able collect it tomorrow x
by katymac
Fri Nov 23, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10054

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

I am hoping this is temporary, on the basis that we will be soundproofing and that will allow it to be louder again without disturbing upstairs. I still think we need to get the decibel metre and agree a top limit - different people could have very different ideas of what is and isn't going to distu...
by katymac
Wed Nov 21, 2012 6:49 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10054

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

Margarida wrote:
I guess this is something for the Events and Sound Working Groups but it might be a good idea to try to arrange the decibel meter in the café in time for this.


yes please

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