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Forestry commission….

Like everyone else on the Edinburgh art/indie/boheme scene, Nana is disturbed at the possibility that such a venerably crazy institution as The Forest Cafe might close.

Nana has fond memories of much craziness at said venue; of witnessing her own little acorn’s first forays into public creativity, and of giggling with renowned international academics made easy by the unique Forest atmosphere.

Here’s a way to help support. Please pass this on to as many people as you can.

deadline: 8 December 2010

The Forest Café in Edinburgh is an arts and community project space with an art gallery, café, performance space, recording studio, rehearsal room, darkroom, screen printing studio and publishing facilities. Powered by the enthusiasm and dedication of hardworking, generous and committed volunteers, it has been a vivid, vibrant part of Edinburgh’s creative scene for over a decade. EUS (Edinburgh University Settlement), the previous landlord of the venue was recently declared bankrupt (leading to the closure of the Roxy Art House), and Forest doesn’t want to go the same way.

To that end, a fundraising campaign has begun to buy the current building on Bristo Place for the Forest, and to continue to run it as an autonomous art space. They are running an art sale at the café on 11th and 12th December, and are looking for artists interested in creating and donating A5 works to be included in it. Artworks in any medium: postcards, canvas, photos, screen prints etc are welcome. For more information about the sale, and other ways you can help save Forest, please email: rachel_mccrum@hotmail.com or visit

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