[Imc-london] Forest cafe workshops?
planet-mail at pop3.poptel.org.uk
Tue Jun 7 07:43:19 PDT 2005
there were a set of proposals for film screenings in the evening there -
maybe adding some scheduled ones would be a good idea.
however the space is not that huge and personaly i'd say that running it as
a creative forum space would be a bad idea - to be honest it's going to be
rammed a lot of the time already without putting anything else in there.
personaly and despite having been to many ECF events, I also don't like the
idea of running the cafe space as a creative forum open space. It's a cafe
- a hopefully chill space and social space, for people to eat and drink
- it's not a workshop space - that's the point of it.
please don't get me wrong, i've supported CF stuff, I just don't think it's
a practical suggestion - have you thought of trying the university
buildings that are being organised that should be open 9am-10pm each day?
do you need contacts for the grousp organising them?
At 15:13 07/06/2005, Alan Liddiard wrote:
>I spoke about this with a few of you at the media convergance last month,
>but realised I hadn't got this ok'd from the group as a whole.
>I'm with the Creative Forum and we are looking to use the Forest Cafe
>ground floor space, around it functioning as a cafe, as an Open Forum space.
>You will be using upstairs, no?
>And possibly put on film screenings in the evening in the cafe?
>How do you feel about sharing the cafe space? I'd like Indymedia to input
>into what we do anyway.
>Sorry if I'm stepping on toes with this.
>Below is the proposal sent to the Forest Cafe. Dates need to be confirmed.
>Estimated use to be 2nd July to 9th July.
>The Creative Forum would like to use the cafe space for putting on
>discussion forums, presentations, workshops, skill/info sharing, film
>screenings. This would be done so as to not interfere with the functioning
>of the cafe.
>It would be run as an 'OpenSpace', where the event is made up of, and
>organised by, the audience (participants) themselves. Looking to have
>invited and planned activities as well as the activities provided by the
>participants. How much will be going on, and when, is dictated by the
>participants. So it can be anticipated that there will moments of high
>activity as well as times with not much going on.
>Space useage, minimally, would be a medium sized table with chairs to sit
>around - a meeting area, though it would be prefered to see the whole cafe
>as the forum space, where the activities are run alongside those of the
>cafe. It would be great also to have a table that we can use as an
>'infoshop', for laying out information literature on the alternatives that
>Other requirements would be access to electrical plugs for a laptop or dvd
>player. Somewhere for a notice board, a wall or freestanding, for
>announcing activities and self-organising of the forum. I'm told you have
>Would it be possible for us to use it for presentations and film screenings?
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>and diverse groups and individuals to meet, share and express creative
>visions of another world, and to network alternatives to the conventional
>way of thinking with regards to global political ecological and ethical
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>mini-Social Forums, with a view of creating positive change.
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