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

Saturday 1 December, Fair Saturday at Creative Space
Every Saturday, 12-4pm on the 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Come along on Saturdays 1st and 8th of December and join us in a very special series of workshops led by Angelo, one of our participants. Angelo will lead activities to help us connect with our inner artist, so expect singing, dancing and a lot of laughs! The workshops are free and open to everyone, with tomorrow’s workshop being part of the Edinburgh-wide Fair Saturday celebrations.

Saturday 1 December (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 2 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 info@thewelcoming.org to book your place.

Monday 3 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.

*New Activity*
Monday 3 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!

*New Time*
Monday 3 December, Employment Workshop
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.

*New Activity*
Tuesday 4 December, Women’s Cafe
Every Tuesday, 10.30-12.30, Westerhailes Library, EH14 2ST
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!

Tuesday 4 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.

Tuesday 4 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.

Wednesday 5 December, Scotland for Newcomers – Children’s Museum 
Meet at 3pm at The Welcoming or at the museum (EH1 1TG) at 3.45pm
What were your favourite toys and games when you were a child? Come and visit the Museum of Childhood on Wednesday and see if you can find them!

Wednesday 5 December, 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. If you would like to join us but are worried about not having the right shoes/clothing come to the office to have a chat in confidence. We may be able to help!

Wednesday 5 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!

*New Activity*
Thursday 6 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.

Friday 7 December, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 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 7 December, 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 1st-7th Dec