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

Saturday 14 July, Cycling for Newcomers
10.30am-3pm, meet at Bike Trax on Lochrin Place – spaces must be booked
We’re very excited to have teamed with the Big Bike Revival again this summer to organise some bike rides in Edinburgh. Join us on Saturday for a gentle ride through Edinburgh to a beautiful park where we will have some lunch before cycling back. Bikes and helmets will be provided for this but spaces must be booked – please email lucy@thewelcoming.org to reserve a place today!

Saturday 14 July, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join our weekly creative workshop where you will have a chance to try out different creative activities, including painting, drawing, music and board games. This week we will be painting a sign for The Welcoming Sustainable Garden – all welcome!

Monday 16 July, Exploring the Braid Hills, 3.30 – 5.30pm
Join us for the last in our series of walks exploring the Braid Hills. This is the best time of the year to pick berries, flowers and plants, so why not come and learn with us what you can forage in Edinburgh? Join us for a gentle outdoor walk at the beautiful and little known Braid Hills. The meeting point for all walks is the entrance of the Braid Hills Park. Check out the map for our meeting point (marked with red) or get in touch if you have any questions or need help getting there! For more info contact Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email victoria@thewelcoming.org

Tuesday 16 July, Table Tennis Tuesdays 
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for table tennis and lots more besides – snooker, board games, refreshments, and chat. Pop by anytime between 5-7pm.

Wednesday 18 July, Scotland for Newcomers  – Duddingston Village
Meet at The Welcoming at 1:30pm EARLIER THAN USUAL!!! or at 2:20pm at The Royal Commonwealth Pool EH16 5BB or at 3pm at The Sheep Heid Inn EH15 3QA
Join us on Wednesday for a trip to the historic village of Duddingston, including a game of skittles (like ten pin bowling) at Edinburgh’s oldest pub, and a walk around a beautiful garden!

Wednesday 18 July, Jogging Group
Every Monday 6-7pm, meet at The Welcoming
Jogging Group has moved to a new Wednesday evening time – join us for a gentle run from The Welcoming. New joggers are always welcome, please emailsue.gyford@scottishathletics.org.uk first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level.

Thursday 19 July, Edinburgh Festivals Session
12-2pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Come along to this special session on Thursday 19th between 12-2pm to get all the information on the Edinburgh Festivals! We’ll be sharing tips and suggestions on what to see, showing you how to brows the programmes and most of all, giving Welcoming participants a chance to sign up for free tickets to more than hundreds of shows!

*TBC next week*
Thursday 19 July, Gym Session
Dalry Swim Centre has closed for renovations – we are in the process of confirming a new venue so we can continue our weekly gym sessions. We will announce a new venue as soon as possible – keep an eye on our website, social media and WhatsApp group for updates!

Friday 20 July, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join us to share a great lunch from Pret a Manager, and meet new people!

Friday 20 July, 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, 14th-20th July