Help Save the Forest Cafe, Saturday November 13 2010
Sad news for arts-lovers recently, as the Forest Cafe, home to the weird,
wonderful and frankly fantastic Forest Fringe, is threatened
with closure after their landlord, The Edinburgh University
went bankrupt last month. That also led to the loss
of the Roxy Art House, operated by EUS, just a couple of weeks
ago, and questions still remain about another multi-arts venue that
EUS owned, The GRV.
The owners of the Forest Cafe are trying to raise the money to
buy the building, but it’ll probably cost them a cool half a mill –
sort of thing you tend to find down the back of the sofa.
It’s not just the Forest Fringe that takes place there either;
the cafe is home to a multitude of art projects from record labels
to installations, exhibitions to performances, not to mention a
rather fabulous, as you’ve probably gathered from the name,
We could wax lyrical about how important the collective it is to
Edinburgh’s (and Scotland’s) arts scene but we probably couldn’t do
it justice. Which is why we’d recommend you find out more from the
people directly involved either at the
Forest Fringe or indeed the cafe itself.
If you’re interested in helping out, there’s an open meeting at
the Forest Cafe this Sunday (November 14th) at 6pm to
discuss plans and ideas to help save the venue. You can also donate
join the campaign on Facebook.