heya! A grrreat new node on the weirdo network is opening up in my fav upper valley town of Brattleboro (aka "Bundlebundle" aka "Brunzelbraille" aka "Boodleboodle"). These folks have been operating tirelessly to make some good stuff happen up there in smoldering metaphoic wreckage of the Tinderbox and now, it has finally paid off. Hopefully we'll be seeing more posts from them here, as we recognize that this valley is indeed a deep and long gash spewing some of the finest most eclectic freak activities around. Here's the news in their words:
The Future Collective is moving into a home at 17 Elliot Street! We will be using the two-room studio as a not-for-profit art gallery and performance space, as well as for community workshops and other community events and meetings. We have been organizing events and fundraising without a space since January of 2012, and is excited by the additional opportunities that having a consistent space will provide. We are calling the space: THE FUTURE!
We have a very busy February planned, called FUTURE WINTER. FUTURE WINTER is an intentional response to the typical dreary February in Brattleboro. The Future Collective has over 25 events planned for the month of February. The exciting month will start off on February 1st at 7:30 pm with a Future Cabaret and Community Art Show at The Future. The Future will also host a Mixtape Swap on the 10th at https://www.facebook.com/. There are also Future Outing Club events, intending to get people outside and active during the most stay-inside time of the year, and include Night Hikes (on the 16th at Wantastiquet for the Full Moon and the 28 at Fort Dummer), Sledding Outings (with soup at Memorial Park on the 2nd), Community Bike Rides(meet at the top of the parking garage at on the 3rd and the 17th), and more! The Future Collective is also hosting a Righteous Youth Rebellion Movie Series at Next Stage in Putney throughout the month of February (Rock ‘n’ Roll High School on the 7th, Over the Edge on the 13th, Pump Up the Volume on the 20th, and The Legend of Billie Jean on the 27th). For the Kick Off of the movie series, there will be a special Karaoke Church performance after the screening of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School, in which local musicians will perform Ramones’ songs and have the crowd sing them, as if they were church hymns. The Backside Café will be hosting a benefit for the Future Collective (on the 15th from ) in which a portion of drink sales from the night will support The Future. There will be live music and Djing at the event. FUTURE WINTER will end with an Outerspace Glitter-Glam Dance Party at The Future (March 1st – ). There are more FUTURE WINTER event that you can check out the FUTURE WINTER Facebook event page (at
We hope to see you out there at some of our Febraury events and in our new space. Please let us know at any time if you would like to not receive these emails, and we won't send them to you!
The Future Collective Steering Committee (Hannah, Jonas, Tess, and Willie)