art event edinburgh music show performers november

Come and revel in a free evening of mixed artsy goodness with Rhetoric Magazine in Edinburgh!

(Facebook event here)

To celebrate the launch of Rhetoric into the Edinburgh arts scene, we will be hosting a chilled ‘coffee-house’ style evening at the wonderful Forest Cafe, bang in the centre of the city. Expect a mixture of short performances from super talented musicians, poets, filmakers and dancers, all while surrounded by some great local artwork from Rhetoric contributors. List of acts at bottom of description!

Entry to the evening is free and will include all three hours of mixed performances! The cafe will be open should you fancy some tea or a cake, and the Forest operates a BYOB policy with a small corkage charge if you fancy something stronger. There will also be a raffle with the chance to win some great original work from some of our performers, all while helping to keep Rhetoric non-profit and open to all.

Come along and mingle with other art appreciators for this relaxed evening. Performances will be over by 10pm (early enough to go out afterwards!), but you’re welcome to hang around with us until the cafe closes :)

Invite your pals and spread the word!
See you there!



- Ellie and Immie Mason

- Joanna Ramasawmy and friend, playing some amazing Balkan tunes

- Alex Everett and Matt Oddy, performing some incredible covers on keys


- Iness Rychlik
- Ashley McDonald
- Ida Jokinen


The Edinburgh Swing Dance


Camilla Chen


- Anna Baker
- Emilie Borisaite



Edinburgh group for Rhetoric Magazine:


The Forest is a volunteer-run, collectively-owned, free arts and events project. They run a vegetarian café and a big block of studios and facilities to provide dedicated space for people to get involved in any creative activity imaginable. Their events have included music, theatre, dancing, yoga, massage, poetry recitals, art displays, knit-ins, book tours, language teaching, monsterbike making…and plenty more.

141 Lauriston Place, Edinburgh