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

Saturday 29 September, Creative Space
Come along this Saturday for an acting workshop especially made for people learning English! Practice your communication skills, develop your confidence and have fun! All welcome and no experience necessary.

Saturday 29 September (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 30 September (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 [email protected] to book your place.

Monday 1 October, Open Book Reading Group
Every Monday 10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Our Open Book Reading Group is back! Join us on Monday morning to discover new authors and read together in a small welcoming group.

*One off session*
Tuesday 2 October, Creative Circles
Are you looking to work in the creative sector here in Edinburgh and not sure where to start? We’re inviting all creatives -from web developers to sound technicians, photographers, musicians and everyone in between- to join us on Tuesday’s Creative Circles networking meeting. Come along to meet new people, find your next collaborator or great idea. For information or to register email [email protected] before Monday at 5pm.

*Monthly session*
Tuesday 2 October, Welcome to Edinburgh

First Tuesday of the month, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us on Tuesday between 12-2pm for our monthly Welcome to Edinburgh gathering, especially made for people new in town or new at The Welcoming. Come meet new people, hear about what we do, and hear about what this wonderful city has to offer! Free lunch is included, so let us know if you’re coming! Just email [email protected]

Tuesday 2 October, Joanna Cherry Constituency Surgery
2-4pm, by appointment only
Do you have any issues about life in Edinburgh you’re concerned about? Would you like to speak with a Member of Parliament about them? Then you can attend Joanna Cherry’s Constituency Advice Surgery at The Welcoming this Tuesday afternoon. Interviews are done by appointment only, so phone 0131 600 0156 to secure your place.

Tuesday 2 October, 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 2 October, Games Night
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for a game for our new Tuesday night Games Night! We have a variety of games available including table tennis, pool, chess and a variety of board games.
We are also looking for more volunteers for our weekly games night. If you are interested in helping us out with the session please get in touch with Caitlin for more info ([email protected])

Wednesday 3 October, Scotland for Newcomers
Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm
Come and see The Welcoming Allotment where we grow vegetables!

Wednesday 3 October, 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 [email protected] first to let her know you’re coming and to indicate your level.

Friday 5 October, 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 5 October, 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 29th Sept – 6th Oct