It seems to me that a solution could be met with the following considerations:
1. Changing the time of the readings to coincide with the foyer outside Sip and Snip being open (i.e. running from 5-7pm) which would remove unnecessary attention to the foyer outside of working hours. Old Hat Books may be into this, although it makes the events slightly less accessible for the hard working people of this world.
2. Not always being on the same day as Golden Hour. However, can we please remind Ryan that no event should have unspoken priority for use of the Forest spaces on certain dates. Also, personal agendas should be as limited as possible for decisions that may make the Forest a better place). I remember clearly that the OHB readings were booked in the events book prior to the Golden Hour (Ryan, I'll pitch you with a badger in a fight to the death in a skip if you claim this not to be true), and so it is possible not to have them on the same day. Old Hat Books would be into working to avoid this if neccessary, although I personally think Ryan's claim is unfounded (in your face Big Man) as anyone coming to/performing in Golden Hour is highly unlikely to be perturbed by a sign of this nature.
3. The foyer is already accessible and obvious in Sip and Snip/Massage Corner hours, so this proposal would not bring more undue attention to the space.
4. OHB proposed to Kim to sometimes combine the readings with 78s from 7-8pm, but he politely declined as he likes to keep it a constant.
I think the initial stage may be changing the times of the events from 5-7pm, so we can talk about this with Old Hat Books if people think that this may mean that directing people to the side door is less offensive.
Old Hat Books.
p.s. it may be also good if people feed back to Old Hat Books collective in person to further discuss this, as this proved useful with Stephen the other day.
p.p.s. posting here is fun, come and grab me if you need to talk further.
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