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by graeme
Tue Oct 16, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: First impressions
Replies: 36
Views: 19873

First impressions

I know the Forest is a cafe and thankfully so do lots of other people.
However the casual observer walking past the Forest may not actually realise that it is a cafe.
Can we have something on the outside of the building/in the window to let people know?
by graeme
Sat Oct 06, 2007 6:45 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: new dvd player
Replies: 1
Views: 2136

The a/v cupboard has been emptied and cleaned and everything rewired.
The VCR seems to be working ok.
The DVDs, Videos and CDs from the cupboard are in a box in the workshop.
There are spare a/v and audio cables next to the MAC.
by graeme
Tue Oct 02, 2007 12:30 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

A wee update on how things are going...

We have 7 bikes and the promise of a few more. People we know and trust have already been borrowing bikes on an ad-hoc basis. A volunteer has been taught how to ride a bike on one. There are low-key workshops happening on Saturdays where we have been doing basic maintenance with people. We are clean...
by graeme
Sun Sep 30, 2007 9:41 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: the return
Replies: 24
Views: 15545

I have the ones you asked for apart from Accion Mutante which is awaiting a release date.
by graeme
Tue Sep 25, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: front of house day: spring cleaning in the autumn
Replies: 34
Views: 29012

Silly me, I was only thinking about painting the downstairs toilet floors, one of my pet flaky paint hates. For the staircase we could paint alternate steps on different days and only long-legged people would be allowed/able to use them. Actually that might not be a completely crazy idea! I would lo...
by graeme
Mon Sep 24, 2007 10:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: front of house day: spring cleaning in the autumn
Replies: 34
Views: 29012

Buy quickest curing floor paint and paint floor last thing Saturday or first thing Sunday. Maybe even keep folk out of downstairs toilet for most/all of Monday and use upstairs toilet.
by graeme
Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:10 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: wallspace
Replies: 30
Views: 21268

I have only seen two murals in my time at the Forest and I loved the whole process of the mural changing. When the wall was completely white before the new mural was created there was a real sense of expectation to see what would appear.
by graeme
Sun Sep 23, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Art Thing
Replies: 4
Views: 4643

Remember Sunday 30th is Mega Tidy Up day and the Forest will be closed.
by graeme
Fri Sep 21, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

Hey Will, just bring the bike in whenever you can.
The Kitchen Managers know where the bikes are stored or you can bring it in on a Saturday between noon and 3 when I plan on being in the cafe to do bike stuff.
by graeme
Wed Sep 19, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: help with events postings on the web
Replies: 11
Views: 6640

How about posting a weekly events list in addition to the monthly list? Take a photo of the blackboard and put the photo on the website.
by graeme
Wed Sep 12, 2007 11:33 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

Bill, your trusty steel steed is safe and sound on the big shelf thing half way up the hall staircase. Nix, please consider yourself part of the project, the more the merrier, do what you can when you can. All who are interested can discuss when would be a good day/time for workshops etc., Saturday ...
by graeme
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:23 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

I want to unbrand the bikes by repainting them, this would make them less attractive to thieving scumbags. I would like our bikes to have eye-popping paintjobs or perhaps some wise words. We can name them.
by graeme
Tue Sep 11, 2007 12:06 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

KM heads up

Now four bikes and counting! Folk may drop bikes off at the Forest and we will need somewhere to store them.
by graeme
Mon Sep 10, 2007 8:30 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: the gallery
Replies: 23
Views: 15685

Should this internet stuff be discussed elsewhere, FOH perhaps? I would like to introduce a nighttime curfew on the internet and wi-fi so that performers are given proper respect. Laptoppers in the cafe at night piss me off for lots of reasons, one even had the nerve to ask me to tell a DJ to turn t...
by graeme
Mon Sep 10, 2007 7:43 pm
Forum: Website/Online
Topic: projector bulbs
Replies: 2
Views: 2755

There are many bulbs on the top shelf of the metal cabinet at the back of the workshop.
by graeme
Mon Sep 10, 2007 4:46 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

A guy at work has offered a bike which I will pick up one night this week.
by graeme
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:19 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 2
Views: 1810

Free Bike Loan scheme

We are about to revive and reinvent the Forest Free Bike loan scheme. Stage one is to get hold of some adult sized bikes in a reasonable state of repair. If you can get hold of a bike/bikes for us please do. Eventually we will have free to use workshop facilities and free workshops on basic bike rep...
by graeme
Mon Sep 10, 2007 12:14 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Free Bike Loan scheme
Replies: 21
Views: 15143

Free Bike Loan scheme

We are about to revive and reinvent the Forest Free Bike loan scheme. Stage one is to get hold of some adult sized bikes in a reasonable state of repair. Eventually we will have free to use workshop facilities and free workshops on basic bike repair etc. I propose Saturday afternoons noon til 3 as t...
by graeme
Sat Sep 08, 2007 6:02 pm
Forum: Sales and Distribution
Topic: The Golden Hour Book: Sales and Distrobution
Replies: 76
Views: 52324

1 from the display case.
by graeme
Thu Sep 06, 2007 11:53 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: saving energy
Replies: 1
Views: 2897

Turning everything off is something the Night Managers are supposed to make sure is done. There are guidelines for Night Managers which the Kitchen Managers can provide. Feel free to turn obvious things off yourself though.
by graeme
Thu Sep 06, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: the return
Replies: 24
Views: 15545

I received Z***** and the others should arrive over the next couple of weeks.
by graeme
Fri Aug 31, 2007 11:24 pm
Forum: Make/Sell
Topic: Golden Hour Book Unleashed
Replies: 3
Views: 4224

I thought it would be good, so I bought it, read it, played it and OMG it is fuckin' awesome.
Well done guys, you are truly golden.
by graeme
Fri Aug 31, 2007 12:22 am
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Handsome Jacks funeral
Replies: 8
Views: 4223

don't get an X47

X47 is an express bus and doesn't stop at Mortonhall.
by graeme
Mon Aug 27, 2007 1:10 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: dry store lock is f'd
Replies: 2
Views: 3051

There is a new lock on the dry store, silver keys.
The lock on the vollie cupboard was one I found in the workshop, it is stiff and doesn't want give you the key back, I will lube it
by graeme
Wed Aug 22, 2007 2:14 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Ze Happening
Replies: 34
Views: 20355

There should be red bulbs in the two sets of disco lights I brought in.
by graeme
Sun Aug 19, 2007 11:18 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: blah blah help needed blah blah
Replies: 1
Views: 1458

This may be the same Katie who came in on Friday night to cancel her 10pm-close shift, although on that occasion she at least had the courtesy to come in to say she was 'unwell' and couldn't work.
by graeme
Fri Aug 17, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Goodbye to Handsome Jack
Replies: 23
Views: 13288

There is a small article in today's Evening News about the police trying to trace Jack's next of kin, I will bring the article in to the cafe tonight.
And it would appear that Jack was actually John Egan.

Graeme Egan
by graeme
Thu Aug 16, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Goodbye to Handsome Jack
Replies: 23
Views: 13288

From now on I shall serve 'Handsome Jack' rather than 'Builders' tea.
Rest in peace Jack.
by graeme
Wed Aug 15, 2007 6:54 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: CANDLES
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

Cool, thanks Andy.
by graeme
Wed Aug 15, 2007 4:42 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: CANDLES
Replies: 10
Views: 5750

I will be passing Ikea tonight on my way to watch Golden Hour and can get candles. Do you want me to?
by graeme
Sun Aug 12, 2007 11:56 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: FREE art piece for opposite forest Wall... hmmnn..
Replies: 2
Views: 2373

Projection

Get a projector and project your message on the wall opposite Forest.
by graeme
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:16 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: The Forest In Fife on a Fike! (Bike)
Replies: 13
Views: 7968

I would be up for this.
by graeme
Mon Jun 11, 2007 8:13 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 8284

I knowwadyamean, I think of us as a small but perfectly formed WG.
Both calendars now say 7pm and it is probably best not to change it again and totally confuse all the people who don't come anyway.
Just think, this will be our last 'just us' meeting before the new mega WG structure is implemented.
by graeme
Mon Jun 11, 2007 2:17 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 8284

7pm it is.
by graeme
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:30 pm
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Use of gallery
Replies: 7
Views: 4875

Along the same lines as the workshop question: Folk often gather in the gallery for birthdays etc. These gatherings usually use the window space but occasionally take up the whole gallery space and prevent viewing of the exhibits. This has happened when I have been night managing and I haven't been ...
by graeme
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:18 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: 7pm Volunteering
Replies: 0
Views: 3432

7pm Volunteering

Last meeting before WG reorg.
by graeme
Mon Jun 11, 2007 1:15 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 8284

Calendar entry on WG noticeboard in gold room says 8pm.
7pm, 8pm, 7.30pm what do people prefer?
When we decide can someone update calendar in gold room and we can update time on bb calendar?
by graeme
Fri Jun 08, 2007 1:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Is this BB working: test
Replies: 17
Views: 11181

I'm out here reading those things.
by graeme
Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:04 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Next meeting
Replies: 8
Views: 8284

Next meeting

Next vollie WG meeting should be next Tuesday(12th June).
Is that too soon after forest WG weekend away?
by graeme
Wed Jun 06, 2007 12:23 pm
Forum: Facilities
Topic: Theatrical sets
Replies: 1
Views: 2721

Theatrical sets

The Lyceum are looking to re-cycle old sets.
Would we or someone we know be interested?
If we are I can get a contact email address.
by graeme
Thu May 24, 2007 10:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 8pm Film Meeting 28/5/7
Replies: 21
Views: 18771

I remember when...

I used to take part in the Edinburgh Critical Mass rides, happy days.
Which got me thinking about films like We Are The Traffic and Still We Ride.
Does anyone have either of these films?
by graeme
Thu May 24, 2007 2:11 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 8pm Film Meeting 28/5/7
Replies: 21
Views: 18771

DVD rental

I rent DVDs online and would be happy to rent any films that you want to show if they are available.
Both Bejing Bicycle and Bicycle Thieves are available to rent.
by graeme
Thu May 24, 2007 2:09 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 8pm Film Meeting 28/5/7
Replies: 21
Views: 18771

DVD rental

I rent DVDs online and would be happy to rent any films that you want to show if they are available.
Both Bejing Bicycle and Bicycle Thieves are available to rent.
by graeme
Sat May 19, 2007 8:48 pm
Forum: The Building
Topic: toliet
Replies: 10
Views: 6499

Toilet fixed

The fill and flush internals have been replaced and the shut-off screw on the inlet pipe is now accessible.
If anyone wants to know how to shut off the water to the cisterns ask me and I will show you.
by graeme
Fri May 18, 2007 10:08 am
Forum: Front of House/Gallery
Topic: Ceramic Tiles
Replies: 0
Views: 1911

Ceramic Tiles

There was a wooden crate filled with pretty little ceramic tiles sitting on a chair in the Gold Room last night.
Nobody seemed to know where they came from so I put the crate on the window sill in the gallery.
by graeme
Fri May 18, 2007 9:39 am
Forum: The Building
Topic: toliet
Replies: 10
Views: 6499

Update...

Looks like both the inlet shut-off and the flush mechanism are goosed. I have removed all the internal gubbins to let the inlet water flow straight down the pan rather than filling the cistern. I couldn't shut off the water as the shut of screw is facing the wall and I couldn't get to it. Being able...
by graeme
Tue May 15, 2007 10:35 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: donations...
Replies: 2
Views: 3270

Gift Aid

As a registered charity The Forest should be able to reclaim tax on donations from tax payers.
http://www.hmrc.gov.uk/charities/gift-aid.htm
by graeme
Wed May 09, 2007 12:03 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Volunteering presentation, Thursday 10th May 4pm, Come
Replies: 0
Views: 1077

Volunteering presentation, Thursday 10th May 4pm, Come

Lucas is giving us a 20min presentation from a professional business perspective, to be followed by discussion, brainstorming etc. He wants to help us increase volunteering, improve stuff and make the Forest even cooler than it is now. Volunteering is at the heart of the Forest community, please com...
by graeme
Tue May 08, 2007 11:25 pm
Forum: Volunteering
Topic: Volunteering presentation by Lucas
Replies: 0
Views: 3200

Volunteering presentation by Lucas

Lucas is giving us a 20min presentation from a professional business perspective, to be followed by discussion, brainstorming etc. He wants to help us increase volunteering, improve stuff etc.
by graeme
Wed Apr 25, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: The People's Forum
Topic: Volunteers + NM needed for tonight (Blue Wednesday!)
Replies: 2
Views: 1828

Me manage, Dawn help!

I can NM and Dawn has offered to help out.
Any other help will be greatly appreciated.