Saturday 18th May (10am – 12 noon), Friday 24th May (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 0131 346 8577 or email [email protected] to book your place. 

Saturday 18th May, Creative Space
Every Saturday, 12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Come to Creative Space (every Saturday any time from 12-4pm) for fun and games.

Monday 20th May, Open Book Reading Group 
10am-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. 

Monday 20th May, Employment Guidance 
3-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
There will be an employment guidance and advice service for participants who need employment guidance and support. This is on appointment only basis for the month of May. Participants should email [email protected]

Monday 20th May, Welcoming Women’s Cafe. Oxgangs Library
Every Monday 10.30am-12.30, Oxgangs Library 
Join us for chat and gathering at the library. Children very welcome, arts and crafts planned to keep you busy!

Tuesday 21st May, Welcoming Women’s Cafe. Wester Hailes
Every Tuesday 10.30am-12.30, Wester Hailes Library 
Join us for chat and gathering at the library. Children very welcome, arts and crafts planned to keep you busy!

Tuesday 21st March, 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 21st May, 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 22nd May, Scotland for Newcomers 
Join us on Wednesday for a walk through some beautiful woodland to Corstorphine Hill Tower. We have special permission to go up to to top of the tower to enjoy the spectacular views! Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm.

Wednesday 22nd May, Singing Group
Every Wednesday from 7.30-9pm, at St Martin of Tours Episcopal Church on Gorgie Road

Thursday 23rd May, 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. Due to the popularity of The Wee Blether we are now asking you to book your place by emailing [email protected]. Email before Tuesday each week for the session the same week. There are two groups, intermediate and advanced.  Each group has eight spaces. Please state your full name, Welcoming number and which group you would like to join. We will confirm your place on Wednesday each week.

You told us what you liked most about The Wee Blether was the small group size and each week it has got bigger and bigger! Thanks for your understanding 🙂

Friday 24th May, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15pm, 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 24th May, 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. 

Friday 24th May, Employment Workshop 
2:00 – 4:00 pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
There will be an employment guidance and advice service for participants who need employment guidance and support. This is on appointment only basis for the month of May. Participants should email [email protected]

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

Keep an eye out for…

Open Day at the Welcoming Sustainable Garden:
Sunday 2nd June, 10am – 5pm, at Saughton Mains Allotment

https://www.facebook.com/events/2283094188446779/
for more info please contact [email protected]

What’s on at The Welcoming 18th – 24th May 2019