I think it's time to have another meeting of the FoH as we haven't had a meeting since July and we would need to talk about a lot of thing related to the FoH as the murals on the wall, couches, library, cleaning etc..
So I thought that we could have the meeting on the 14th of September, so next Monday since we had the FoH meeting on every first Monday in a month if I know it right. What do you think of having the meeting at 7? we could have it in the action room if it is free at that time.
I took a note of some things that I think are need to be discussed:
1, Murals on the wall in the kitchen and in the café:
Magda was planning to do some murals on the kitchen's wall but she hasn't done it as the festival started and we haven't talked about it since then. But at the same time, Matias also has some ideas and plans that he'd like to do in the café and in the kicthen as well.So I think that this should be discussed with everybody at the meeting with the details ( how, when, where etc) so that everybody will more or less know what is going to happen with the space in the café so nobody will feel being left out of the decision.
2, What should the FoH cover?
is it about only the café or should it be about the whole building?
How can it be improved? There are many books that are not labeled and more signs are need in the café, where the other bookshelf is which is otherwise a bit broken.
4, plants and flowers:
Should we keep them in the windows? I really like having them both in the window and around the café but they reallly need help to survive the sort of rough circumstances and the lack of ... regular and sensible care. The other thing is about the flowers on the tables, I talked with Emma and she said that we can have a budget for that. How much should the budget be? should we buy flowers every week or every two weeks?
5, chairs, tables, couches:
I think that the café really misses some comfy couches, and some of the tables, and the chairs need some fixing as well. Maybe we should organise a resurrection workshop where people with good ideas and skills would give them a new shine and revitalize them. Because I think it would be nice to involve more people in how we are shaping the space in the Forest.
I started to look for some furnitures and couches on free cycle and gumtree. If I find something good, who should I connect or who is up for carrying somethings?
We've got a really nice sofa in the EVS flat that we can bring to the Forest after we moved out from the Haymarket flat in the first weeks of October.
6, Vollie/disabled toilet
I guess that it doesn't strictly belong to the Front of House or the café (does it?) but I think it really needs to be changed and Im really interested in doing it. I really like what HUndertwasser did with the toilets inside the houses that he made. I think I'll just copy the pictures here because I don't think I can explain it in a convincing way
so: http://api.ning.com/files/FSL*LgdkUyxVZ ... wakawa.jpghttp://www.wayfaring.info/wp-content/up ... 124919.jpghttp://www.flatrock.org.nz/topics/photo ... toilet.jpg
I was thinking about getting the waste material from tiles shops and factories but I dont know if that possible and I was thinking about using some recycling things to make it more functional and creative and a better looking space.
Does anybody have any other ideas on it?
That's all that I came to mind but these are all very open to any suggestions!
so come up with your ideas and post them or/and discuss them on Monday!