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

Saturday 18 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.

Monday 20 August, Colburn Orchestra
We still have free tickets to attend the Colburn Orchestras performance at the Edinburgh International Festival on Monday 20th of August! To book your tickets please email victoria@thewelcoming.org Please note all bookings must be made before Monday at 3pm!

*One off activity*
Tuesday 21 August, Edinburgh Art Festival
On Tuesday 21st we are going on a guided tour of the Edinburgh Art Festival’s top exhibitions, ending the day with cake and informal chat on contemporary art. There are still a few spaces left, contact Victoria to book yours! Phone/text 07538 953 615 or email victoria@thewelcoming.org

*New Day*
Tuesday 21 August, 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 21 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.
We are also looking for more volunteers for our weekly Table Tennis sessions. If you are interested in helping us out with the session please get in touch with Cailtin for more info (caitlin@thewelcoming.org)

Wednesday 22 August – Piano Lessons at the Pianodrome, 
On the morning of Wednesday 22nd we’ll be visiting the special Pianodrome for a free piano lesson! Come make music with us in this special place made with over 50 old pianos –all levels welcome. Booking essential as spaces are limited. To book please phone/text Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email victoria@thewelcoming.org

Wednesday 22 August – Scotland for Newcomers, Home
We’re having a special festival-themed Scotland for Newcomers outing on Wednesday 22nd. We will go to the wonderful King’s Theatre and watch a dress rehearsal of Home, a play part of the Edinburgh International Festival. The play starts at 2pm and booking is essential as spaces are limited. To book your place please email info@thewelcoming.org

Wednesday 22 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 sue.gyford@scottishathletics.org.uk first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level.

Friday 24 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 24 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.

Saturday 25 & Sunday 26 August
We’re very excited to be part of this year’s Beyond Borders International Festival and would like you to join us on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th for a weekend of music, films and outdoor fun at the beautiful Traquair House! We have teamed up with Beyond Borders and are offering Welcoming participants free tickets to their Walled Garden as well as optional bus travel to go and come back on the day. Participants can also buy discounted tickets for the festival’s Main Stage activities.

We’ll be showing our film Syrian voices and spreading the word about the Welcoming and taking part in other fun activities happening on the day. For a detailed programme of the Walled Garden, click here. To book you place please email info@thewelcoming.org. Remember to say what day you want to attend and if you require bus travel.

What’s on at The Welcoming, 18th-25th August