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

It’s our last full week of activities in 2018, make sure you pop in to see us before the festive break! We will be reducing activities and classes between Christmas and New Year, but will run one session a day on the 27th & 28th Dec, and the 3rd & 4th January. We will be closed on the 24th, 25th, 26th & 31st December, and 1st & 2nd January. Full details to follow! 

Our full timetable of activities will resume from Monday 7th January.

Please note our weekly Jogging Group had their last run this week, and won’t be returning in January. We hope to start a new jogging group later in the year which will be a time that suits more people. Thank you to everyone who came along to our Wednesday night runs, and to the volunteers who made these sessions possible over the past year.

*Last session of 2018*
Saturday 15 December, Creative Space
Every Saturday, 12-4pm on the 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Join us this Saturday for a special workshop led by our participant Angelo, who will share with us games and activities to help us connect with our inner artist! This session will be a mix of music, laughs and role play and everyone is welcome to join in.

Saturday 15 December (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 16 December (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 [email protected] to book your place.

*Last session of 2018*
Monday 17 December, Open Book Reading Group 
10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
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.

*Last session of 2018*
Monday 17 December, 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!

*Last session of 2018*
Monday 17 December, Employment Workshop 
3-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Drop in to Leon’s employment workshop for a chat about what support you need with your CV, interview prep or application writing. He will be able to refer you for a 1 to 1 appointment with more support.

*Last session of 2018*
Tuesday 18 December, Women’s Cafe
Every Tuesday, 10.30-12.30, Westerhailes Library, EH14 2ST
Join us for a festive 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!

*Last session of 2018*
Tuesday 18 December, 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.

*Last session of 2018*
Tuesday 18 December, 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.

*Last session of 2018*
Wednesday 18 December, Scotland for Newcomers – Silent Night

Christmas is just around the corner, so for this Wednesday’s Scotland for Newcomers we’ll be visiting the Edinburgh Christmas Market and the Silent Lights  silent disco! Tickets are limited for the silent disco, so please book your place by emailing [email protected] As usual, this outing is free and everyone is welcome.

*Last session of 2018*
Wednesday 19 December – Singing Group
Every Wednesday, 7.30-9pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road
Singing in a group is a fun way to practise English, meet new people and simply feel happier! Come along to our free and relaxed Singing Group every Wednesday at 7.30pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road. It’s a short walk from The Welcoming and you’ll have an opportunity to meet locals and newcomers while you sing together to some amazing tunes. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Just pop by!

*Last session of 2018*
Thursday 20 December, 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.

*Last session of 2018*
Friday 21 December, Conversation Cafe – Bring a Dish
1.30-3.30pm, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Instead of having our weekly Welcoming Lunch, on Friday 21st December we’re celebrating this festive season with a special bring-a-dish Conversation Cafe! Bring food to share and get ready to have wonderful conversations with people from all over the world.

Every Day at The Welcoming, English language classes
See our timetable for all the details.

What’s on at The Welcoming 15th-21st Dec