Forest in Guardian

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Forest in Guardian

Postby dan » Mon Aug 04, 2008 11:24 pm

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when I get my chance I'm going to punch him in the nose, in the nose, in the nose

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:05 am

more mentions
Article:
Pandora: Come and work for Labour – for nothing
By Henry Deedes
Tuesday, 5 August 2008 The Independent
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http://www.independent.co.uk/opinion/co ... 85203.html
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"Amstell's bongo jam
Nice to see Simon Amstell getting in the spirit of things up in Edinburgh.
On Sunday evening, Pandora's questing vole on the ground spotted the gawky comedian chatting with festival goers in the edgy hang-out the Forest Cafe.
"They all broke into a melody of Elton John songs," I'm told. "Simon was on the bongos. They were pretty crap, but hey ho, I suppose it's all part of the fun."
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:12 am

Article:
Got £7,349 to spare? Then go and see Doug Stanhope
Our arts critics select the cream of the crop at this year's festival
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http://216.239.59.104/search?q=cache:M2 ... cd=7&gl=uk
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Theatre
The Night Flyer

A disarming mix of puppetry, animation and live music, this show is by Paper Cinema, resident company at Forest Fringe - a venue that allows artists to take risks, and audiences to pay what they can. Should revolutionise the Fringe.
· Forest Fringe, August 5-15 (forestfringe.co.uk)
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby Jimmy Bastard » Thu Aug 07, 2008 1:19 am

Article:
Live-blogging the Forest Fringe: can it really revolutionise the Edinburgh festival?
August 7, 2008 12:40 AM
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http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/art/2008/08 ... ionis.html
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Not everything I saw today was wildly successful, but everything was genuinely having a go at creating something different. The spirit of this place is terrific. The avant-garde lives on in Forest Fringe, and all power to it.
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby Gandhi » Thu Aug 07, 2008 8:52 am

nice article/blog. Sums the place up well me thinks. Stoopid work has not allowed me to come to the Forest yet this festival :cry: . But can't wait for the 08080808080808 party...hope someones there to write about it coz its gonna be bitchin
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby Newington Bandit » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:32 am

hem... I don't mean to be funny but... all those articles refer to the events as being "free or pay-what-you-can" (in one instance, just "pay what you can"). Are we not free anymore? I mean, completely free, no pressure, no need to try and escape before the end to avoid the "passing the hat" act if you're broke, no feeling like shit if you don't give at least £2, even if you didn't like the performance that much?

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby michaelbowdidge » Thu Aug 07, 2008 9:34 am

We also had their photographer in the other day (Beth Elliot, who shot the series of images from the Peasance which are currently on their site). The images haven't appeared yet but they might still get posted, I hope.
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby michaelbowdidge » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:48 pm

Here they is... it's a shame that her shots from the current show in the gallery didn't make it too...

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/galle ... =336271075
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby michaelbowdidge » Thu Aug 07, 2008 4:51 pm

I found this too... I think we're taking over their website :)

http://www.guardian.co.uk/culture/2008/ ... restfringe
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby laura » Sat Aug 09, 2008 1:53 pm

http://blogs.guardian.co.uk/theatre/200 ... nyone.html

...my main reason to dismiss the pessimists came on Tuesday at the opening of the Forest Fringe. Yes, it's already had a ludicrous amount of press attention and the Guardian's very own Charlotte Higgins blogged there through yesterday, but without wanting to reiterate what everyone else has already said, the atmosphere there yesterday was an utter joy. The two shows I caught, by Tinned Fingers and Paper Cinema, shared a warm, witty, gloriously lo-fi aesthetic and a real sense of innovation. What was most thrilling, though, was the sheer size of Tuesday night's audience and the warmth of their response. The massive applause at the end of Paper Cinema's little show felt like something very special had just taken place.

The very fact the Forest Fringe exists at all is reason enough not to give up hope for the festival just yet. Probably in ten years' time it will have either faded away or expanded to ludicrous proportions with "pay-what-you-can" somehow institutionalised into "what-you-can-pay-is-£20", but it feels like there will always be another small venue waiting to explode onto the scene as a standing rebuke to any complacency. Yes, things have changed, but there's no need to start sending out funeral invitations just yet.
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Re: Forest in Guardian

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby milk » Fri Aug 15, 2008 2:29 am

hey, if you don't like it, post on the BB (so you can ask about participating for better) | MilkMiruku

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby Jimmy Bastard » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:09 pm

Article:
Coming up Rosas after the deluge
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http://www.theherald.co.uk/edinfest/mor ... deluge.php
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The list of Angel-winners this week is completed by Forest Fringe. A new intiative based at the Forest Cafe in Bristo Place and utilising the splendid hall above the cafe and its art gallery, Forest Fringe was co-directed by Andy Field and Deborah Pearson, who first brought work there last year. This year they programmed performances by groups including Fish and Game and Action Hero and artists including Nic Green and Lucy Ellinson, with the assistance of Battersea Arts Centre, a consistent supporter of new work. There were five shows a day at two-hourly intervals from Tuesday, August 5, through to Tuesday, August 19, and everything was free or Pay What You Can.

NOTE: Keep an eye out for online footage of a Rhian Van Winkle accepting the award
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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby swithun » Mon Aug 25, 2008 8:09 am

The Forest Fringe lives up to the hype. And they say we are free. Better late than never.

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby James » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:40 pm

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby chris » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:47 pm

you have copyrighted your photograph?
Maybe it could work? But it will be a kaleidoscopic blend of mysterious shadows and rainbow hued-dreams seen through compassionate tears.

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby James » Mon Aug 25, 2008 1:55 pm

That just goes on all my photos from my website automatically.

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Re: Forest in Guardian

Postby ravanwin » Mon Aug 25, 2008 6:13 pm

sensible.


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