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

Saturday 6 October, Creative Space
Come along to our weekly Creative Space session, where we will have a variety of activities available including painting, drawing, music and board games. There’s something for everyone!

Saturday 6 October (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 7 October (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 8 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.

Tuesday 9 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 9 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])

*One off session*
Wednesday 10 October, Mindfulness

12.15-1.5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
To mark World Mental Health Day, The Welcoming is hosting a Mental and Emotional Well being week. We have workshops that will help you learn different ways to look after yourself. On Wednesday 10th between 12.15 and 1.15 you can join us for a free Mindfulness session on the 5th floor. No experience needed and all welcome!

Wednesday 10 October, Scotland for Newcomers
Meet at The Charteris Centre, EH8 9RR, at 3pm
We have a very special Scotland for Newcomers outing lined up on Wednesday 10th of October. If you want to have fun, increase your confidence, meet new people in easier ways, learn more about your local area and help make real change in your neighbourhood, you will enjoy playing the Go Deep game with us! This video shows you what the game is about -we think it will be a fun and very different outing!

Email [email protected] if you want to attend a full-day game session between 10-5pm (free lunch included!). If you just want to pop along for a couple of hours there is no need to book. Just meet us inside the Charteris Centre between 3-5pm, our usual Scotland for Newcomers hours.

Wednesday 10 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. 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!

Thursday 11 October, Employment & Business Guidance 
Please note there will be a change of hours for the Employment & Business Guidance session this Thursday, the workshop will be on as normal from 2-4pm, but Leon will be able to take appointments from 4-7pm.

Friday 12 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 12 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 6th – 12th October