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

Please note: for the next month the Employability & Business Guidance sessions will be taking place on Saturdays from 12-3pm, with time for appointments from 10am-12pm. You can email Leon (Leon@thewelcoming.org) to get more information and to arrange an appointment. Leon will be available on the following Saturdays 10th November, 24th November, 1st December.

Saturday 10 November, Creative Space
Every Saturday, 12-4pm on the 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Join us for our weekly Creative Space session, where we have a variety of arts activities and games with something to suit everyone!

Saturday 10 November (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 11 November (11am – 1pm)
Digital Skills for Arabic Speakers
These classes are delivered in Arabic and English and are a great way to gain confidence with using computers for email, internet, shopping, banking and creating all kinds of documents. Spaces are limited so please call the Welcoming office on 346 8577 or email info@thewelcoming.org to book your place.

Monday 12 November, Open Book Reading Group 
10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Our Open Book Reading Group is back! Join us every week as we discover new authors and stories together. This is a lovely way to meet new people and enjoy reading together.

*New Activity*
Monday 12 November, Women’s Cafe
Every Monday, 10.30-12.30, Oxgangs Library, EH13 9LY
Join us for a new weekly women’s cafe, at Oxgangs Library! This fun, free, friendly group is for any women in Edinburgh who would like to meet up, meet new people and explore different cultures. Children welcome!

Monday 12 November, The Opera Unwrapped
Curious what the Scottish Opera is like? Eager for a sneak peak and a little taster? Then join us on Monday evening at the Festival Theatre as we go see Rigoletto Unwrapped, a one-hour session where we will be introduced to the Scottish Opera’s newest show. We’ll have a chance to hear some iconic musical pieces, see amazing costumes and hear some backstage stories of this wonderful production. This is a free activity and everyone is welcome, but spaces are limited so you must book a place by Monday at 12pm. For info and to reserve your ticket, please email victoria@thewelcoming.org

*New Activity*
Tuesday 13 November, Women’s Cafe
Every Tuesday, 10.30-12.30, Westerhailes Library, EH14 2ST
Join us for a new weekly women’s cafe, at Oxgangs Library! This fun, free, friendly group is for any women in Edinburgh who would like to meet up, meet new people and explore different cultures. Children welcome!

Tuesday 13 November, 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 13 November, Games Night
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly games night on the 5th floor! We have a range of activities available, including table tennis, pool and a great selection of board games.

Wednesday 14 November, Scotland for Newcomers – TBC
Meet at 3pm at The Welcoming
Please check back to the website on Monday to see where we are off to this Wednesday!

Wednesday 14 November, 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 sue.gyford@scottishathletics.org.uk first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level. If you would like to join us but are worried about not having the right shoes/clothing come to the office to have a chat in confidence. We may be able to help!

Wednesday 14 November – Singing Group
Every Wednesday, 7.30-9pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road
On Wednesday join us for some fun and creativity at our new Singing Group! Everyone is invited to come along to sing together: it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before, this activity is open to everyone. The group meets every Wednesday between 7.30-9pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road. Any questions or for more information please contact victoria@thewelcoming.org

*New Activity*
Thursday 15 November, Wee Blether
Every Thursday, 3.30-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join our new weekly conversation activity, The Wee Blether! This is a chance to enjoy informal conversations within a small comfortable group. The session is run by volunteers Pirjo and Eva. There will be 8 spaces per week, but you don’t need to book in advance.

Friday 16 November, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Come along to the first floor and join us for a friendly, relaxed lunch. We will have a selection of sandwiches and salads from Pret, we look forward to seeing you all there!

Friday 16 November, 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.

Every day at The Welcoming, English classes, see full timetable for details.

What’s on at The Welcoming 10-17th Nov