A look ahead to what’s on at The Welcoming this week…

Saturday 1 September, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly Creative Space sessions, where we have all sorts of arts and crafts activities for you to enjoy, as well as games and music.

Monday 3 September, Open Book Reading Group
Every Monday 10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
After a short summer break our Open Book Reading Group is back! Join us on Monday morning to discover new authors and read together in a small welcoming group.

Tuesday 4 September, Welcome to Edinburgh

12-2pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Are you new in Edinburgh? New to The Welcoming? Join our monthly Welcome to Edinburgh session to learn about different services in the city, and how you can make the most of your time here. A light lunch will be provided.

Tuesday 4 September, Gym & Swim Session
3-5pm, Leith Victoria Gym & Swimming Pool
Our weekly gym and swim session has a new day! We will meet at Leith Victoria at 3pm (there will not be a meeting point at The Welcoming), for our workout session! Join us to use the gym, or have a relaxing swim, for just £1.

Tuesday 4 September, Games Night
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for a game for our new Tuesday night Games Night! We have a variety of games available including table tennis, pool, chess and a variety of board games.
We are also looking for more volunteers for our weekly games night. If you are interested in helping us out with the session please get in touch with Cailtin for more info ([email protected])

Wednesday 5 September, Scotland for Newcomers, Your Edinburgh
Meet at The Welcoming at 2pm
Throughout September and October we’ll be joined by Scotland’s Urban Past, who will help us make a map of Edinburgh especially for newcomers! This is a wonderful chance to explore the city, help other people that arrive to Edinburgh and share and discover the best places and things in town. On Wednesday 5th of September we’ll have our first session as part of Scotland for Newcomers. We will meet outside the Scottish Parliament at 3pm (or The Welcoming at 2pm) to unlock secrets of the Royal Mile. All welcome and no booking is required!

Wednesday 5 September, Jogging Group
6pm at The Welcoming
Are you a keen runner or want to get started? Join us for a gentle run from The Welcoming. New joggers are always welcome, please email [email protected] first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level.

Wednesday 5 September, Lindyhop
5.30-7pm, booking essential
On Wednesday 5th of of September we have our second Lindy Hop workshop. There are still a few spaces available – book yours and join us for some dancing! For information or to book you place, phone/text Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

Thursday 6 September, Think Tank Thursdays
12-1pm at The Welcoming
On Thursday 6th of September between 12-1pm we have our first monthly Think Tank Thursdays meeting. A think tank is a group of experts that advice on specific issues, and at The Welcoming we want to hear your ideas and suggestions to make sure our activities are the best they can be. What would you like to see more of at The Welcoming? What have you had enough of? Come along on Thursday and tell us! Cake, teas and coffees provided.

Friday 7 September, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join our weekly Welcoming lunch – we have salad and sandwiches donated by Pret a Manager every week, and lots of space for you to relax with friends on our first floor.

Friday 7 September, Conversation Cafe
1.30-3.30pm, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly Conversation Cafe! This is a chance to meet new people, and chat with local volunteers. Each week we will have a new topic for activities and discussion.

What’s on at The Welcoming 1-7th September