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by HGiles
Sun May 26, 2013 12:34 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: events email address on website
Replies: 1
Views: 2018

Re: events email address on website

Done!
by HGiles
Tue Feb 12, 2013 3:14 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Safer Spaces
Replies: 0
Views: 2040

Safer Spaces

Safer Spaces Statement The Forest is a space for everyone where everyone can feel welcomed and respected. This means that it is a space free from negative actions and behaviour which might prevent people from being part of The Forest. Making this space positive is everyone’s responsibility. Everyon...
by HGiles
Tue Feb 05, 2013 4:50 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Anon Corner
Replies: 2
Views: 2243

Re: Anon Corner

Safer Spaces can apply to any abuses of the space, too.
by HGiles
Mon Jan 14, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Burns Night
Replies: 1
Views: 1619

Re: Burns Night

Inky Fingers did an alt-Burns thing last year, but two other local organisers are doing prominent Burns night things already (plus we're really busy). Others could tho.
by HGiles
Mon Jan 07, 2013 2:02 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: DIARY
Replies: 43
Views: 15228

Re: DIARY

It's lovely! Well done folks.
by HGiles
Sat Dec 29, 2012 2:13 pm
Forum: Argyle
Topic: Argyle free communist factory
Replies: 7
Views: 4746

Re: Argyle free communist factory

Things are moving fast with Argyle now, so a good time to hop on board. May be best to email Stevie (plastickfork1@gmail.com) and Miija (mk@ergodic.org.uk) directly, as they're managing it.
by HGiles
Sun Dec 23, 2012 2:26 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest is Amazing
Replies: 17
Views: 6881

Re: Forest is Amazing

Well-timed bump.
by HGiles
Tue Dec 04, 2012 6:35 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: FAO Events Team - Eclectic Mud
Replies: 11
Views: 5510

Re: FAO Events Team - Eclectic Mud

Sounds good. Check carefully about amplifying stuff.
by HGiles
Tue Nov 27, 2012 1:39 pm
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: Zhug recipies
Replies: 10
Views: 4451

Re: Zhug recipies

I think our zhug has been getting less spicy.

I think we should be trying to viciously burn our customers more.
by HGiles
Thu Nov 22, 2012 5:08 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10076

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

swithun wrote:I suspect Harry doesn't. But other people will need a mic for their voices.


Yeah, it's totally crucial for unpractised open micers -- and even for practised ones who don't have my frankly freakishly large lung capacity.
by HGiles
Thu Nov 22, 2012 10:35 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10076

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

Does "no amplified" go for words as well, or are they OK, sound-wise? I ask for the Inky mic next week.
by HGiles
Tue Nov 20, 2012 5:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10076

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

ravanwin wrote:We'll play light amplified acoustic, I think. And no drums or anything.

Also, I don't wanna do it in st pauls etc. but thanks for thinking of those options.

x


Yeh we want it in Forest fo sho.

So now we have an extra motivation to push forward on the soundproofing.
by HGiles
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:18 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10076

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

We need a basic decision on what we're doing about events in general, rather than just thinking about GH. Either always acoustic or not, and if we go all acoustic then a plan for fixing the soundproofing.
by HGiles
Tue Nov 20, 2012 3:17 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Hotel du Wank
Replies: 21
Views: 6579

Re: Hotel du Wank

Are there actually any open premises on that street now?
by HGiles
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:03 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval
Replies: 32
Views: 10076

Re: Golden Hour Returns to Forest - need approval

Bonus points.
by HGiles
Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:01 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: proposal: graphic novels library on Sunday's afternoons?
Replies: 9
Views: 3533

Re: proposal: graphic novels library on Sunday's afternoons?

I think this sounds lovely.

Maybe you could make it a graphic novel loanswap? So they lend you a book in return for yours?
by HGiles
Thu Oct 18, 2012 6:25 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Lino cut workshop
Replies: 9
Views: 4039

Re: Lino cut workshop

I think it sounds reasonable to me -- that will add up to max £30, right?
by HGiles
Tue Apr 17, 2012 8:19 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: A pop-up social centre/arts cafe for Edinburgh!
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

Re: A pop-up social centre/arts cafe for Edinburgh!

Scotmid is indeed a co-operative, but I'd say not a very good one. It is technically democratically managed by its members, but attendance at annual general meetings is very low and the management don't do much to encourage it. It's a consumer co-op rather than a workers' co-op -- so the workers don...
by HGiles
Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:27 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: A pop-up social centre/arts cafe for Edinburgh!
Replies: 8
Views: 2943

A pop-up social centre/arts cafe for Edinburgh!

Received this tasty notice: Hello, Tired of seeing space after space closing down? Wondering where you're going to party, meet, organise, show your art, turn up to on your own and know you'll find an interesting chat? Want to do something practical about the tide of posh-up-ification sweeping the ci...
by HGiles
Wed Feb 29, 2012 10:32 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Housing Co-op?
Replies: 0
Views: 1251

Housing Co-op?

Hallo all, Are you interested in setting up a housing co-op, but don't know where to start? Are you looking for somewhere to live in Edinburgh in the long term? Tired of landlords, but don't want to buy anywhere either? Vaguely interested in the idea of housing co-ops, but not really sure you can co...
by HGiles
Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:35 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The lie of algebra
Replies: 14
Views: 7772

Re: The lie of algebra

ChaoticReality wrote:
HGiles wrote:so I can't help talking about it if I get the chance.


*holds tongue*


*types self-contradictory action*
by HGiles
Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:13 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The lie of algebra
Replies: 14
Views: 7772

Re: The lie of algebra

But that maths is unable to comprehend love doesn't mean maths is unable to comprehend maths, and you don't need to argue the former in order to demonstrate the latter. Or, to put it another way, infinity is one of the things I love and get excited about, so I can't help talking about it if I get th...
by HGiles
Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:37 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The lie of algebra
Replies: 14
Views: 7772

Re: The lie of algebra

Him too. :D

(All the Cantors are awesome. Apart from Eric.)
by HGiles
Tue Feb 14, 2012 9:43 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: The lie of algebra
Replies: 14
Views: 7772

Re: The lie of algebra

I'm not good enough at maths to argue all these points as accurately as I should, but I'd heartily recommend David Foster Wallace's "Everything and More: A compact history of infinity" (http://books.google.co.uk/books/about/Everything_and_More.html?id=QmH1mxDny2UC&redir_esc=y) which'll...
by HGiles
Mon Dec 12, 2011 9:29 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: [b]Forest Vegi Banquet[/b]
Replies: 100
Views: 32010

Re: [b]Forest Vegi Banquet[/b]

I will be enjoying my new hard hat soon :) Our evil plan failed, Catalina. They borrowed a hat. Oh, I see what was going on! Were we the only team to find one? It just happened that our friends from Warrender Park Crescent happened to own one. And Oli had recently cut off some dreadlocks. Hehe.
by HGiles
Sun Dec 11, 2011 6:36 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: [b]Forest Vegi Banquet[/b]
Replies: 100
Views: 32010

Re: [b]Forest Vegi Banquet[/b]

I decided to participate purely as a fun-having attendee (due to organising time drowning in my Literary Office Party on Tuesday), so I can definitely say you guys did a bloody amazing job. Good times had.
by HGiles
Fri Dec 09, 2011 3:13 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Vintage Village Fete
Replies: 1
Views: 1591

Vintage Village Fete

I first mentioned this a while back, but their plans have now moved on and things are happening. A group of Edinburgh students are running a Vintage Village Fete in February. It'll be an artsy craftsy vintagey market thing with music and dance events running alongside. They're raising funds for thre...
by HGiles
Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:04 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: [b]Forest Vegi Banquet[/b]
Replies: 100
Views: 32010

Re: [b]Forest Vegi Banquet[/b]

There's a storage trip happening on Friday to rescue some things from damp -- perhaps we could help get the stuff then? Rachel, Magda and I so far -- not sure how much space there is in Rachel's car.
by HGiles
Thu Nov 17, 2011 11:12 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Anyone want to run a club night, Dec 13th?
Replies: 0
Views: 1227

Anyone want to run a club night, Dec 13th?

Hey all, Inky Fingers is running a big literary bash on Dec 13th at The Third Door. We'll be doing Christmassy and Scroogey literary stuff 7.30 - 11pm. It'll be great! But Ed Stack has also offered us the chance to have it run into a club night, going on til 3pm. That sounds fun, but we don't really...
by HGiles
Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

Re: Website

Ah, gotcha, done!

(P.S. If you need me to do something quickly, I check emails more regularly than here :-))
by HGiles
Tue Nov 01, 2011 5:44 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Website
Replies: 3
Views: 1920

Re: Website

What's the new one? I have the one from the Facebook event on the website. Can you send me a hi-res?
by HGiles
Thu Oct 06, 2011 8:07 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Contact details on website
Replies: 3
Views: 2597

Re: Contact details on website

I'll take it down now, but aye, do think it's important to have a postal address on our website.
by HGiles
Wed Oct 05, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: website
Replies: 1
Views: 1488

Re: website

Duncan Macgregor is in overall charge of it, so best to email him at website@theforest.org.uk to ask about helping out -- I think he'll want to keep track of who's an administrator. In the mean time, if I've forgotten to update something, just send me a message or email and I can usually do it prett...
by HGiles
Tue Sep 20, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Looking for a room?
Replies: 1
Views: 1021

Looking for a room?

I'm trying to pull together a group of 4 people to take over the old EVS flat on Easter Rd. It's £1100/month + bills, four bedrooms, back garden. We're looking for people who're reasonably clean and tidy, like sharing things and cooking, who're planning to stay in Edinburgh for at least 6 months, an...
by HGiles
Mon Sep 19, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: website
Replies: 1
Views: 1422

Re: website

Duncan Macgregor looks after the whole thing and can be reached at website@theforest.org.uk. I think Sean still gets that as well. I've got access to most of it and can update content.
by HGiles
Tue Sep 13, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Coffee for Life: Join the Forest Burrito Squad!
Replies: 1
Views: 1121

Free Coffee for Life: Join the Forest Burrito Squad!

Folks, we’re nearly halfway to out £100,000 target. We’re within sight of buying back 3 Bristo Place and reopening the Forest there. (If you’ve just landed on this site and what to know more about the campaign, read on here.) The support we’ve had so far from all quarters, from artists to MSPs, has ...
by HGiles
Thu Sep 08, 2011 8:24 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fundraiser next week needs acts
Replies: 9
Views: 3919

Fundraiser next week needs acts

'REFORESTATION' Save the Forest fundraiser if you are a musician, performer, actor, poet, DJ, in a band, please let us know we have two possibilities either: Medina on FRIDAY 16th [we could use the venue for free. there are already two acts playing, organised by the new manager, Ed Stacks. it is a f...
by HGiles
Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Leaving a poster in the window
Replies: 22
Views: 8100

Re: Leaving a poster in the window

If we get like 20 people to do it all in the same hour it might seed it enough to make it happen! Great idea! Anyone want to co-ordinate it?
by HGiles
Wed Aug 31, 2011 10:59 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fundraising Ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Re: Fundraising Ideas

Any takers for this? > > Hi, > > > > After yesterday's open meeting, in which one of the points raised was > > offering incentives for those who donated to the Buy-the-Forest fund, an > > idea occurred to me of how we could encourage people to donate as well as > > giving them a tangible reward. > >...
by HGiles
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: August Audio I Spy: Overheard Conversations
Replies: 19
Views: 5123

Re: August Audio I Spy: Overheard Conversations

Tesco's boxes have no integrity, eh?
by HGiles
Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:49 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fundraising Ideas
Replies: 6
Views: 2077

Fundraising Ideas

Hallo everyone, There's a big letter about HOW TO SAVE FOREST at http://blog.theforest.org.uk/post/9582716017/how-to-save-forest-a-letter-to-you-from-forest One of the things we need people to do is run fundraisers for us. Not just events, but also cycle marathons to dance parties to buy-a-square-in...
by HGiles
Sat Aug 27, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: August Audio I Spy: Overheard Conversations
Replies: 19
Views: 5123

Re: August Audio I Spy: Overheard Conversations

This was a good one, with a guy who was causing a lot of trouble several nights in a row: - "I'm sorry, but I'm going to have to ask you to leave." - "But I'm Jewish! Then later, I was very pleased with this: - "I'm afraid if you continue to stay here and if I continue to feel th...
by HGiles
Sun Aug 21, 2011 9:17 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Drivers Sought for 29 & 30 August
Replies: 7
Views: 2927

Re: Drivers Sought for 29 & 30 August

We've had clarification from them that it's the 31st.
by HGiles
Tue Aug 16, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Events
Topic: House of Bamboo
Replies: 10
Views: 4259

Re: House of Bamboo

The BB's pretty quiet right now because whenever folk are in Forest they're rushed off their feet, and whenever they're not they have no desire to log on. I recommend popping in in the day and grabbing people to get some clarity. Myself, I really don't know about any of it!
by HGiles
Thu Aug 11, 2011 3:52 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I hereby apologise...
Replies: 13
Views: 3251

Re: I hereby apologise...

In defence of kitchen vollies: sometimes you just can't wait 10 minutes until a performance is finished to deliver the food - food preparation is already a lot slower in August due to the high number of orders, and people understandably don't like waiting half an hour to get their burrito, which wi...
by HGiles
Wed Aug 10, 2011 2:37 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I hereby apologise...
Replies: 13
Views: 3251

Re: I hereby apologise...

I think we should have both! Performances EVERYWHERE!!!! I agree. But this is happening more and more as August goes on, but we don't have to do everything straight away. Inky Fingers is already putting on drop-in film screenings in Cave 2, inhabiting th action room Thursday night and Friday, and r...
by HGiles
Wed Aug 10, 2011 1:17 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: I hereby apologise...
Replies: 13
Views: 3251

Re: I hereby apologise...

It's almost always just two or three people making a noise, and the shushing hasn't been constant. The vast majority of the audiences are already quiet and respectful. Last night when our good pals Zorras asked a couple of people to be quiet, there was a huge cheer from the audience, because they're...
by HGiles
Sun Aug 07, 2011 11:31 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: August Audio I Spy: Overheard Conversations
Replies: 19
Views: 5123

Re: August Audio I Spy: Overheard Conversations

There were a lot of iPads in the building last night.

Just saying.

* * *

This was pretty good:

Me: I'm sorry, you can't drink that in here.
Him: All right, how much money do you want?
Me: What?
Him: How much do I need to pay you to let me drink this?

Like a fool, I just took his drink off him.
by HGiles
Thu Aug 04, 2011 5:41 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Shhhhh - Forest Flash Mob (let's promote our August!)
Replies: 18
Views: 3876

Re: Shhhhh - Forest Flash Mob (let's promote our August!)

Tomorrow is the sunniest day in the near future. Do it!
by HGiles
Thu Aug 04, 2011 8:16 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Shhhhh - Forest Flash Mob (let's promote our August!)
Replies: 18
Views: 3876

Re: Shhhhh - Forest Flash Mob (let's promote our August!)

In addition, it's supposed to rain aaaall day.

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