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

Saturday 11 August, 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. This week we will have a special painting session as an optional activity. All welcome!

Tuesday 14 August, Table Tennis Tuesday 
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for a game of table tennis! This is a chance to practice or have a friendly game against other participants and volunteers. We have a table top pool table and other board games available too.

Wednesday 15 August – Scotland for Newcomers, Pianodrome
Do you like jazz? Do you like gardens? Join us on Wednesday to trip to the Botanic Gardens to see the Pianodrome! Meet at the Welcoming at 11:50am (EARLIER THAN USUAL), or at the East Gate of the Botanic Gardens at 12:30pm.

Wednesday 15 August, 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.

Thursday 16 August, Gym Session
3-5pm, Leith Victoria Gym & Swimming Pool
Our weekly gym and swim session has a new venue! 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.

Friday 17 August, Edinburgh International Book Festival
We’re delighted to be able to offer participants free tickets to the International Book Festival! Join us on Friday 17th for a special day of beautiful words and an opportunity to hear writer Ben Okri speak about his latest book. Booking essential -just get in touch with Victoria. Email [email protected] or phone 0753 895 3615

Friday 17 August, 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 17 August, 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 language classes
See our timetable for all the details

What’s on at The Welcoming 11th-17th Aug