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

Please note our full timetable of classes and activities will be running throughout August, however we will be closed all day on Wednesday 1st August for a staff training day

Saturday 21 July, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join our weekly creative workshop where you will have a chance to try out different creative activities, including painting, drawing, music and board games.

Monday 23 July, DOK Artist Space
Meet at The Welcoming at 1pm, or at DOK at 2pm
On Monday 23rd we’re visiting the new DOK Artist Space, a very special old shipping container that is now used as artist studios and as an independent art gallery. We’ll also have a guided tour with the artist of “Trembling”, their new and current exhibition.

Tuesday 24 July, Table Tennis Tuesday & Festival Planning
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
During Table Tennis we’ll be having our last festival planning session. Pop by between 5-7pm to get advice on what shows to see and book your free tickets to the Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival and much more!

Wednesday 25 July, Welcoming Allotment Makeover
Meet at The Welcoming at 10am, finished by 1pm
If you’ve not yet seen the Welcoming’s growing space, come along on Wednesday 25th as we get together to paint it in the style of the Welcoming -expect a lot of colours and languages! We’ll also be picking fresh veg to eat lunch together.

Wednesday 25 July, Scotland for Newcomers  – Cycling
Meet at Lochrin Place at 2.30pm
Cycling for Newcomers is back this week and we’re teaming up with Scotland for Newcomers for a Wednesday afternoon bike ride! We will have a gentle 2 hour bike ride, with plenty of time for breaks and rests. If you haven’t cycled in Edinburgh before this is a great chance to discover some of the beautiful cycle paths around the city. Spaces are limited so must be booked! Please email lucy@thewelcoming.org to reserve your bike.

Wednesday 25 July, Jogging Group
Every Monday 6-7pm, meet at The Welcoming
Jogging Group has moved to a new Wednesday evening time – join us for a gentle run from The Welcoming. New joggers are always welcome, please emailsue.gyford@scottishathletics.org.uk first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level.

*New venue*
Thursday 26 July, Gym Session
3-5pm, Leith Victoria Gym & Swimming Pool
Our weekly gym and swim session has a new venue! 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.

Friday 27 July, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
If you have anything you’d like to say to one of Scotland’s leading politicians, this might be your chance! Member of Parliament Joanna Cherry will join us on Friday 27th at the Welcoming Lunch. Pop by, say hello and meet this changemaker from Edinburgh South West.

Friday 27 July, 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 21st-27th July