Join us this week for our weekly activities, including Scotland for Newcomers, Creative opportunities and our Gym & Swim Session.

We also have an exciting recruitment opportunity available, we are looking for an Office Manager to join our team. The deadline is Monday 4th March .If you are interested in this role you can see the full details and how to apply here


Saturday 2nd March, Creative Space 
Every Saturday, 12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Come to Creative Space (every Saturday 12-4pm) and relax with drawing, painting and games.

Saturday 2nd March (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 3rd March (11am – 1pm)
Digital Skills for Arabic Speakersh
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. 

Monday 4th March, 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 4th March, Employment Workshop 
3-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Please note that this has been cancelled this week. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause. Employment Workshop will be on the week after.

Tuesday 5th 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 5th March, 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 6th March, Scotland for Newcomers – Dynamic Earth
Meet at The Welcoming at 2pm or 3pm at Dynamic Earth.
Join us on Wednesday  for a guided tour of the earth science museum Dynamic Earth. This trip has LIMITED PLACES. Please email carmen@thewelcoming.org to request your place.

Wednesday 6th March, Singing Group
Every Wednesday from 7.30-9pm, at St Martin of Tours Episcopal Church on Gorgie Road
Please note that his been cancelled this week. It will be back on next week apologies for any inconvenience.

Thursday 7th March, 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 8th March , 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 8th March, 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. This week our Conversation Cafe session will be part of the Audacious Women’s festival. 

Friday 8th March, Employment Workshop 
2-4pm, 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.

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

Open Call for Creative Workshops 
Want to share your talents and skills with others and become a volunteer at The Welcoming? It’s a great way to gain new skills and give back to your community. 
We’re looking for participants who would like to host a skill-sharing workshop at Creative Space. For more info get in touch with Victoria on 0753 895 3615 or email [email protected]

You might also be interested in…
Remode Your Way: Upcycling Fashion Project, every Thursday 10am-12pm
Remode you way is back with free drop in sewing session to design and create a beautiful collection of upcycling clothing to be exhibit at the final fashion show event in April  2019.
No booking required, all levels of English and sewing are welcome!
Every Thursday 10am-12pm at Remode Collective (Out of the Blue Drill Hall, Studio G50, 36 Dalmeny Street, EH6 8RG)
For more information please contact [email protected]

What’s on at The Welcoming.