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by HGiles
Mon May 09, 2011 5:28 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Open/Free Cave Jam
Replies: 7
Views: 6067

Re: Open/Free Cave Jam

I reckon this is a good plan! I'm either busy or away this week, but maybe we could meet up some time next week to plan it?
by HGiles
Mon May 09, 2011 8:30 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Leith Festival - anybody up for a parade?
Replies: 9
Views: 5133

Re: Leith Festival - anybody up for a parade?

If we go ahead with this, I'm gonna have to pass on co-ordinating it to someone else -- a little too much on my plate! If anyone's into it, let me know and I'll pass you the details.
by HGiles
Mon May 09, 2011 8:02 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down again
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

Re: Internet down again

Are there even any working computers in the action room? Yes. Currently the middle one, which used to have internet, but no longer. Quite a lot of us use it for printing. Mike, would it be possible to train up a couple of seconds in maintaining Forest's internet? We're getting too many errors to re...
by HGiles
Sun May 08, 2011 6:54 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet down again
Replies: 18
Views: 12154

Internet down again

WiFi in the cafe is down again, with different computers reporting different errors. Internet is working in the office, but not in the Action Room - where it's been down for weeks, now that I think about it. Mike, would it be possible to train up a couple of seconds in maintaining Forest's internet?...
by HGiles
Thu May 05, 2011 5:24 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: If you move Cave stuff, put it back!
Replies: 5
Views: 4508

If you move Cave stuff, put it back!

Hey all, If you move stuff from one Cave to another, or from a Cave to somewhere else, please put it back! People are paying for the Caves, and should be able to use them straight away without having to root around the building looking for equipment. Also I get paid to do room booking stuff, and it'...
by HGiles
Thu May 05, 2011 3:54 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 9844

Re: voluntary arts week - stall packing list

Hey -- just quickly -- Cassandra would like the form sent in ASAP! Is it done? Phone me if problems.
by HGiles
Wed May 04, 2011 9:20 am
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 9844

Re: voluntary arts week - stall packing list

okay, saw that info but am i supposed to buy this stuff with my own cash and then wait for reinbursement or what? Just want to know before i act... make sure i do the right thing xx Buy yourself, keep the receipts, and claim with the form I linked to in my last post. All the info is here: http://ww...
by HGiles
Tue May 03, 2011 3:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Leith Festival - anybody up for a parade?
Replies: 9
Views: 5133

Re: Leith Festival - anybody up for a parade?

Got this in my inbox today. Leith Festival Gala Day – Saturday 11th June 2011 Parade Form THE THEME FOR 2010 IS - ‘The Monsters Are Coming’ The PARADE starts at 12pm. on Saturday 11th June 2011, from Lochend Park. All participants, bands, groups, charities, etc. will assemble at Lochend Park by 11:3...
by HGiles
Tue May 03, 2011 2:07 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 9844

Re: voluntary arts week - stall packing list

Just got another email with more info in. Could someone else take this from here? I'm absolutely chocka this week.

Download the info and form: http://www.filedropper.com/informationf ... stheforest
by HGiles
Tue May 03, 2011 12:59 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week - stall packing list
Replies: 20
Views: 9844

Re: voluntary arts week - stall packing list

Posted the latest email on the other thread, it has the details!
by HGiles
Mon May 02, 2011 6:49 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet Error
Replies: 9
Views: 6930

Re: Internet Error

Thanks, Mike.
by HGiles
Sun May 01, 2011 7:15 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet Error
Replies: 9
Views: 6930

Re: Internet Error

Maybe a plan. Mike?

Internet still intermittent; problem seems to be getting worse, but maybe that's just me projecting.
by HGiles
Fri Apr 29, 2011 2:13 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet Error
Replies: 9
Views: 6930

Re: Internet Error

Still throwing up the error. For some reason, seems to be a little bit more stable in IE. But might be coincidence.
by HGiles
Fri Apr 29, 2011 10:01 am
Forum: Kitchen
Topic: issue to follow up from Saturday 23 April gig in cafe
Replies: 14
Views: 8649

Re: issue to follow up from Saturday 23 April gig in cafe

Isn't the Buckfast issue that it's a fortified wine, so it's too high alcohol strength, and thus causesa licensing issue? Or did I misunderstand?
by HGiles
Thu Apr 28, 2011 5:29 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Minutes of Forest Planning Meeting on Tue 19th April 2011
Replies: 6
Views: 4023

Re: Minutes of Forest Planning Meeting on Tue 19th April 201

We're @foresttweets. It's mainly me, tho' I've trained up a couple of others. We got a Stephen Fry mention!
by HGiles
Thu Apr 28, 2011 4:07 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Internet Error
Replies: 9
Views: 6930

Internet Error

Chris and I are in the office and getting strange internet errors. Inermittently my browser (Firefox) and email client (Thunderbird) will refuse to load a page or my inbox, and a dialog box comes up asing for a username and password, saying "A user name and password are being requested by http:...
by HGiles
Wed Apr 27, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: bike, massive lock, lights, reflective vest for sale 30quid
Replies: 1
Views: 1600

Re: bike, massive lock, lights, reflective vest for sale 30q

I will definitely buy this!

(How tall is it? I am quite tall. But I know shorter people in need of a bike.)

I won't be in today, but will be in Forest tomorrow afternoon.

I hope I'm the first to message you.

I'm 07766191817.
by HGiles
Tue Apr 26, 2011 1:29 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Current Workshops
Replies: 31
Views: 23524

Re: Current Workshops

Hit a bit of a wall tho in that it seems Birgit's the only one with the password for this calendar. Unless anyone else has it? PM!
by HGiles
Tue Apr 26, 2011 12:39 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Current Workshops
Replies: 31
Views: 23524

Re: Current Workshops

I can give you a hand in learning how to use it while Birgit's away if you want?
by HGiles
Tue Apr 26, 2011 8:29 am
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Current Workshops
Replies: 31
Views: 23524

Re: Current Workshops

OK, cool. I don't have access to the Workshops calendar myself, only Forest downstairs and upstairs. Looks like a bit of maintenance is needed: - Life drawing is now 12-4 on Sunday, not Saturday - Forest Drama is 4-7 on Sunday, not 1-4 - Is the Hoop Jam still happening? - Margarida's Portugese works...
by HGiles
Mon Apr 25, 2011 10:05 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Current Workshops
Replies: 31
Views: 23524

Re: Current Workshops

there is a Screen printing workshop every other sat there is a darkroom workshop. Portuguese workshop, every Sunday at 4pm ^^ Are either of you admins on the Google Calendarderdar? If not, can someone edit the calenderdarder so it's up-to-date? Who's currently organising/promoting/bottomlining work...
by HGiles
Mon Apr 25, 2011 5:14 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Drama Drama
Replies: 3
Views: 3776

Drama Drama

Does anyone know if Drama Drama is still running on Sundays? We have block bookings in the bookings book from them, but I don't know if they're being used. Does anyone have their current contact person/email/number?
by HGiles
Mon Apr 25, 2011 4:43 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Screenprinting Q
Replies: 10
Views: 6952

Re: Screenprinting Q

If you're up for taking that on, that might be good. On the other hand, might be tricky to get everyone on the same page while Chris is away. On the other hand, it would be great if at least someone could write a new website text so that at least the information is accurate! Aye, there're no screenp...
by HGiles
Mon Apr 25, 2011 1:04 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Screenprinting Q
Replies: 10
Views: 6952

Re: Screenprinting Q

Hey Brittonie, Lien, I've just met with Matthew, who it turns out *has* been inducted by Chris, and is using the screenprinting room 1-5 today. He doesn't have an ID card, but seems to know what he's doing. Cc'ing this into Chris to double-check that it is all kosher. One problem: online it says &qu...
by HGiles
Mon Apr 25, 2011 12:47 pm
Forum: Workshops
Topic: Current Workshops
Replies: 31
Views: 23524

Re: Current Workshops

Hey!

So, what regular workshops do we currently have running? It's all a little ambiguous. Is the Calendar accurate/complete?
by HGiles
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:02 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Screenprinting Q
Replies: 10
Views: 6952

Screenprinting Q

Hallo, I've just has this email through to forestroombooking@gmail.com, which I'm looking after while Chris is away: Hi there I recently signed up for the screen printing workshop and I have been trying to book through the online booking service, which doesn't work... I can see the availability of t...
by HGiles
Wed Apr 20, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest is Amazing
Replies: 17
Views: 11372

Re: Forest is Amazing

#alsoiameatingafuckingbrilliantburritorightnowthankslien
by HGiles
Wed Apr 20, 2011 1:59 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest is Amazing
Replies: 17
Views: 11372

Forest is Amazing

Amid all the meetings and the worries about the future and the burnout and the occasional disagreements and resentments and the admin and the annoying people and the problems and the failures and the near-successes and the things-not-running-quite-perfectly I worry that we forget how amazing this bu...
by HGiles
Tue Apr 19, 2011 12:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week -volunteers needed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

Re: voluntary arts week -volunteers needed!

Cool. Let us know!

I've sent them our current listings for the week. I couldn't find info about your Darkroom workshops, though. Would you be able to send me --

Event Name
Start and End date
Start and End Time ie. Opening time
Brief intro to the event/exhibition/performance

--? Cheers!
by HGiles
Thu Apr 14, 2011 11:21 am
Forum: Events
Topic: voluntary arts week -volunteers needed!
Replies: 9
Views: 3952

Re: voluntary arts week -volunteers needed!

brittonie wrote:I asked Hailey Beavis to play.


Did they say yes? Can you put them in touch with me, and I'll fix up the slot with the VAW folk?
by HGiles
Thu Apr 07, 2011 7:19 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: dutch artist looking for a place to stay
Replies: 2
Views: 2034

Re: dutch artist looking for a place to stay

How long are they staying for? My communal anarcho house has a spare room coming up in May. Cheap but not free. Scottish anti-squatting laws make what they're looking for a bit rarer :-(
by HGiles
Thu Apr 07, 2011 8:13 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Planning Meeting - New Date: Tuesday 19th
Replies: 14
Views: 8070

Re: Forest Planning Meeting Mon 18 April 6:30

Between the 16th and the 24th, currently any evening except Monday 18th and Wednesday 20th: I work Monday and Wednesday nights in Perth. But I'm sure others also have unexpected commitments.
by HGiles
Tue Apr 05, 2011 8:21 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Planning Meeting - New Date: Tuesday 19th
Replies: 14
Views: 8070

Re: Forest Planning Meeting Mon 18 April 6:30

I'd have to pull a sickie to be able to make this, but I will if necessary.
by HGiles
Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:06 am
Forum: Events
Topic: 48 hour FILM Hunt -- create teams here!
Replies: 4
Views: 2563

Re: 48 hour FILM Hunt -- create teams here!

I met this guy recently, who does film journalism who was interested in writing some stuff about the film things that happen at Forest. Is there more information about film hunt anywhere that I could send along to him?
by HGiles
Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:05 am
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: Archive of events and images (gallery)
Replies: 8
Views: 5672

Re: Archive of events and images (gallery)

Good plan.

By coincidence, Rob of the media teaqm has just made a Flickr pool, which would be a really simple way to colllate photos:

http://www.flickr.com/groups/forestcafe/
by HGiles
Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:45 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Leith Festival - anybody up for a parade?
Replies: 9
Views: 5133

Re: Leith Festival - anybody up for a parade?

I reckon there are some fantastic opportunities to do a bit of outreach here, which Forest is often sorely lacking. We can raise some awareness of what we do, and show that we're up for participating in community projects. Here's what we've been offered by Leith Festival, thanks to Rob chasing them ...
by HGiles
Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:49 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Huge mess left in Bristo Hall after a play on Wed, March 23r
Replies: 5
Views: 5314

Re: Huge mess left in Bristo Hall after a play on Wed, March

I'm afraid student theatre types, in my experience (of having been one), have a tendency to be pretty over-exuberant and unthinking/irresponsible.
by HGiles
Fri Mar 25, 2011 8:39 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Latest news on building sale / lease termination
Replies: 0
Views: 1533

Latest news on building sale / lease termination

Hallo all, You may have heard the news already, or read about it here : this week we received an official letter terminating our current lease at 3 Bristo Place, and asking us to leave by 31st August. This is obviously bad news -- we were holding out some hope that the lawyers&bankers&buyers...
by HGiles
Wed Mar 23, 2011 5:45 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: [S+P2] Film/Forest Open Discussion
Replies: 3
Views: 2186

Re: [S+P2] Film/Forest Open Discussion

I liked the film very much. I think it threaded together a few interesting and insightful stories about Forest with admirable balance. Of course there's no such thing as a neutral perspective, but there was an earnest attempt to show conflicts, their sources and how they get resolved. I too think it...
by HGiles
Tue Mar 22, 2011 9:25 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: Action Room cleaning
Replies: 6
Views: 4986

Re: Action Room cleaning

Thanks for bringing this up. There's been a lot of rumbling about giving it a major spring clean, but no definite plans as far as I know. Shall we make a date for an action day to overhaul it?
by HGiles
Mon Mar 21, 2011 7:08 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Forest Action Team
Replies: 6
Views: 3997

Re: Forest Action Team

Yes, I think the reason for the quiet on this is both that we don't have specific questions to go on and that the organisational structure is currently somewhat in flux.
by HGiles
Sat Mar 19, 2011 10:50 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Unemployed disco/arts event (regular)
Replies: 9
Views: 5368

Re: Unemployed disco/arts event (regular)

Sounds cool. I might well be up for pitching in at the performance end of things, though taking on much organisaton of a new project might be beyond me! Keep me in touch.
by HGiles
Mon Mar 14, 2011 4:12 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: Outside Chalkboards
Replies: 2
Views: 3440

Outside Chalkboards

Alba and I did some thinking about FoH today, and we're really keen to get the outside chalkboards up and running again. Having good events noices out there really helps bring people in and keep us looking alive, which is especially important as we drive on with fundraising. Problem 1: rain. Problem...
by HGiles
Sat Mar 12, 2011 1:48 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fundraising Campaign Public Meeting Notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Re: Fundraising Campaign Public Meeting Notes

Email me at fundraising@theforest.org.uk and I'll make sure you hear about things that are happening :-) -- or come to Tuesday's meeting!
by HGiles
Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:08 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fundraising Campaign Public Meeting Notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Re: Fundraising Campaign Public Meeting Notes

We didn't specificaly give people action points at that meeting, no, as it was more about bringing in new people and getting some ideas flowing. But some people have started taking some ideas forward -- and if you're inspired by any of them, get in touch!
by HGiles
Sun Mar 06, 2011 3:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Fundraising Campaign Public Meeting Notes
Replies: 5
Views: 3284

Fundraising Campaign Public Meeting Notes

Posting this here so that more people see it. We had a really successful public meeting yesterday, with lots of new faces and energy. Hopefully it'll give us a boost! PUBLIC MEETING NOTES - 5th MARCH FIRSTLY, A QUICK WORD - Thanks to everyone who came! It was a real boost to us at the fundraising ca...
by HGiles
Sat Mar 05, 2011 1:49 am
Forum: Events
Topic: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Volunteers
Replies: 50
Views: 19839

Re: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Voluntee

Do we have the final word on funds raised yet? Want to send a thank you message out with some good news in it :-)
by HGiles
Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:30 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 35353

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

Oh, you guys . . .

You're right though, maybe this is the prompt I needed to go Linux.
by HGiles
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Volunteers
Replies: 50
Views: 19839

Re: SPRING FLING FUNDRAISER: Callout for Performers/Voluntee

What a night!

Massive success.

Details to come soon.

Thanks to all who made it happen.
by HGiles
Fri Mar 04, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: We Have Run Out Of Internet
Replies: 60
Views: 35353

Re: We Have Run Out Of Internet

It's one of those situations where people know a little and so feel they can ignore that, so they need an explanation as to why it's a bad idea, annoyingly. * * * I'm having my own problem; I thought I'd lob it in here in case any geeks have time to think about it. Recently got a new laptop, and it'...

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