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Present: Ryan, Andy, James, Swithun, Erica, Heather, Jason, Martin

3 tours - Highlands/Islands, London, Northern cities

Good to have contacts in cities, local acts, pick people up.

Make database of people we know in places.

Have transportable kitchen, equipment for bands, films, publications.

Erica has been on tour with a real band. Never see the place you go to.

Want to put on free events, can't pay for bands.

Transport - better if you don't have to take a drum kit.

Martin says you can get a Routemaster for 1K.

Paint party was good, would be good to do on road.

Feb 21st for first tour, Ryan says.

Have practice tour in Glasgow/Dundee. Can see what we forget.

Get in touch with people in places and sound them out. Post back any good news.

Make T shirts and merchandise to sell.

Andy says that one venue must be a boat. Use canals says James.


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Sorry i couldn't make the meeting.
Maybe would be a good idea to gather a list of venues in Highlands and Islands to play at then?
Here's some to start with:
The Sunart Centre, Strontian OR Glenuig Town Hall. Contact Eoghain Carmichael - eoghan.carmichael (at) highland.gov.uk

An Tuireann Gallery, Skye
Contact: Nicola Smith - nicola (at) antuireann.org.uk

We met her during Gaelic Punk tour, here's an email I got from her:

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Good to hear back from you. I quite fancy the idea of a weekend programme and funny experimental happenings sounds ideal. If we did it over the weekend we could maybe throw in some workshops? The only problem might be the exhibition hanging as our programme is full until the end of 2008. We could either hang stuff in the café bar area or if it is a particularly minimalist installation at the time then there might be a view to taking it down for a couple of days. I would need to seriously discuss this with our curator though.



I have listened to some of Ryan’s stuff on the forest website already and like very much. Haven’t sought out Magda yet, but will do.



Using outside with some percussive instruments making random sounds or collecting sounds or spontaneous art making could work. Also anything involving poetry readings or other literature connected ideas would be fantastic to help build younger peoples interest in poetry.



I’m thinking summer time would be best – maybe a weekend in August or September?



I’ll speak to the rest of the team and see what they think.



Take care,



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Try these people for the boat:
http://www.stubnitz.com/


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I wish I could have been at the meeting.

this tour is very important to us, and I'm fully in.

I am in Amsterdam now.. so is the Stubnitz .. Beev, .. email them.. I'll try and go in person.

Lets put the Forest on wheels.


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Dundee: Generator and maybe aaron from the DCS could help us set something up.

Glasgow: Stereo, Mono, 13th note, che cammille, le chatau

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we have very good contacts and friends at 'star and shadow' in newcastle (this is a collective/volunteer run cinema/bar/venue in glasgow).

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chris wrote:
we have very good contacts and friends at 'star and shadow' in newcastle (this is a collective/volunteer run cinema/bar/venue in glasgow).


newcastle is a collective/volunteer run cinema/bar/venue in glasgow? Really?

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you edited my post to make fun of me.

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no - you edited your post to make fun of you.

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Kim's Hot Tips:

Evanton Villiage Hall
Location: Diamond Jubilee Hall, Chapel Street, Evanton Contact phone: 01349 830444


Alness Villiage Hall
http://www.visit-alness.co.uk
http://www.nhshighland.scot.nhs.uk/CHP/ ... tacts.aspx - 36k -

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Bettyhill Vilage Hall
Shirley MacDonald. 01641 521 226

Skerray Village Hall
The Skerray Village Hall is a small unspectacular building and you may be surprised to learn that it is renowned for its diversity of world class ...
http://www.scotlandindex.net/skerray/skerray.htm

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Durness Village Hall
(hosts the john lennon festival and has a craft villiage and they host concerts in smoo cave)
Durness Village Hall, Sutherland - Wedding Venue. ... Durness Village Hall Durness Sutherland IV27 4PN Tel: 01971 511364 E-mail: lucy@durnessgolfclub.org


Tongue Village Hall
(not so big. Kim is banned from that hall for playing after midnight.)
Tongue Village Hall, Tongue. Inverness and East Highland. Tain Through Time, Tain. Tain Through Time Tain Through Time opens the door to the history of Tain ...
http://www.hi-arts.co.uk/venueA2Z.htm.Letter-T.htm


Ullapool Villiage Hall
The Village Hall is at the centre of Ullapool - 24 Market Street, IV26 2XE - and the heart of the community. Ullapool is located in Wester Ross on the ...
ullapoolvillagehall.com

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Edinbane Village Hall
Edinbane (Skye) Community Music Festival - 2003
Edinbane Festival 2003 (Friday 4th and Saturday 5th July) ... Join us at 5.30 in our village hall to gather and share the craic. Don't miss the start of the ...
http://www.edinbane-festival.com/2003.html

Broadford Village Hall
Scottish Arts Council Touring Resources
Venue, Broadford Village Hall. Region, Skye & Lochalsh. Town, county, Isle of Skye. Promoter, SEALL Arts Promotion. Max seats floor, 100 ...
http://www.scottishartstouring.com/venu ... s.asp?r=20 - 30k

Dunvegan Village Hall
Scottish Arts Council Touring Resources
Venue, Dunvegan Village Hall. Building Type, Village hall built 1904 with 1980s sports hall added. Address, Dunvegan, Isle of Skye, IV55 8WA ...
http://www.scottishartstouring.com/venues/details.

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Scoraig Village Hall
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Kim suggests we may wanna speak to these guys:
http://www.hi-arts.co.uk/aug05_feature_ ... ellen.html


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Anyone have any thoughts on GRANTS?
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ravanwin wrote:
Ullapool Villiage Hall
The Village Hall is at the centre of Ullapool - 24 Market Street, IV26 2XE - and the heart of the community. Ullapool is located in Wester Ross on the ...
ullapoolvillagehall.com


Also there is a place called the celidh house or something. they have a bar thing which would be a good live music place, and across the road there is a bunkhouse with a decent sized room on the ground floor. its privetely owned but the guy seems cool .... if we want to go to that part of the world I know a friend who grew up there and would probably love to get involved, her knowledge would be great.


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SHall we have another meeting soon?
when?

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Location: your moms house
next tuesday 7pm?
everyone should bring a list of contacts and/or venues we wanna speak to.
Ryan, has the Forest got a big map of the UK we can use to plan the trip and pin on contact details at the different cities?...simply because it will look cool and we can pretend that we are planning a UK wide bank robbery....and it actually might be useful.

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tue. at 7 is fine. someone bring a big map?
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I have lots of social centres contacts, but I won´t be there... Most are probably on the thread of cool places in the peoples forum, but between Dan and I, we probably know folks at all of them.


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GUYS: meeting on TUE is no good. Needs to be wed. or maybe thurs. There are meetings on mon and tue already. poopers.
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I have band practices next Wednesday and Thursday so won't be able to make it. That don't matter though, as long as the thread is kept alive and the minutes are posted we can make the dream come true.haha :roll:

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i have a contact at generator projects in dundee and a few in aberdeen


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martin --- would you mind reaching out to your contacts and seeing if we can get a general vibe from them about things...


anyone keen on looking into grants?

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liverpool has a hot collective organisation called the art organisation
http://www.theartorganisation.co.uk/

they are hot and massive and i have friends in them
just did a gig at star and shadow. its real good there and size massive.
we should do a island tour in scotland.


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bill wrote:
we should do a island tour in scotland.


lets go! I'm your expert on Orkney and I know people in Shetland.


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star and shadow have not replied to emails. what's the number. bill - contact your friends in liverpool.

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Hello Ryan,
Our Village Hall is a voluntarily run venue and me well I am the Secretary and responsible for taking bookings. I can obviously be contacted by email on this address or by telephone on 01971 511364. We usually charge £25 for hire of the hall for part of the day and £50 for a full day. The venue consists of Main Hall (15m x 15m) with mobile staging and seating for approx 200 ; an open plan lounge/ kitchen area (approx 12m x 6m) and the usual toilets and changing rooms. If you require any more info. please do get in touch.
Lucy Mackay

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There is probably info on this elsewhere but I have a billion orange squares and no white ones...so...what's the deal? Are we meeting again? Going on tour? This excites me. I would like to help.

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Location: cyberspace. Berlin
when do we wanna do a berlin date?

location options include: http://www.ausland-berlin.de and http://m12.visomat.com/m12.php

also (this is bit off theme), fyi im applying on behalf of forest for a competition where we can win free shop/art space here for 9 months: http://www.weddingdress2.de/wettbewerb.html hope thats ok and in the unlikely chance that i get it, thered be some vollies interested in coming over

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Next meeting?!


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this is sounding great guys. I will be at the next meeting. umm but when is it?

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