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

Saturday 7 April, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Come to Creative Space this Saturday 12pm-4pm, for all the usual creative space activities – there’ll be drawing, painting, arts & games and a chance to play the piano!

Monday 9 April, Open Book Reading Group
10-12, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join our Open Book Reading Group for a chance to share good books, discover new authors and gain confidence reading with others.

*One off session*
Monday 9 April, Information Session for Spanish Speakers
12-1pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
All Spanish-speaking newcomers are welcome to join us Monday 9th April between 12-1pm for a special information session in Spanish. We’ll be joined by grassroots group Orgullo Migrante, who will tell us about how they help other Spanish-speaking residents access information on worker’s rights, housing and healthcare in the UK. This is an excellent chance to get information and ask questions en español. Nos vemos el Lunes!

Monday 9 April, Friendship Group
Every Monday, 3-4.30pm- spaces must be booked
We have a couple of spaces available for our Friendship Group on a Monday afternoon. You must sign up for this session, and spaces are on a first come first served basis. This is a small, friendly and welcoming shared space where we will have conversation on a topic decided by participants on the day. If you are interested in attending, please email caitlin@thewelcoming.org by midday on Monday.

Monday 9 April, Jogging Group
Every Monday 6-7pm, meet at The Welcoming
Do you want to meet new people, explore new places and be a bit more active? Our fun, free and friendly jogging group could be for you! This group is suitable for beginners, we will be starting slowly and building up each week. There will also be regular jogging for those who have run with us before. If it is your first time with the group you will need to register with Jog Scotland, you can do this online beforehand.

*Monthly Session*
Tuesday 10 April, Welcome to Edinburgh
12-2pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
New in town or new at The Welcoming? Then come along this Tuesday 10th April at 12pm for our monthly Welcome to Edinburgh session. This is your chance to ask questions, get information about what Edinburgh has to offer and meet new people! For more info, contact Victoria.

Tuesday 10 April, Table Tennis Tuesdays
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Have you been along to our Table Tennis Tuesday sessions yet? These open and self-led ping pong sessions are a great chance to meet new people, and practise a new skill.

Wednesday 11 April, Scotland for Newcomers – Gallery of Modern Art
Meet at The Welcoming at 2pm, or at Modern 1 (EH4 3DR) at 3pm
Do you like nature? Do you like art? Join us on Wednesday for a walk along the river – “The Water of Leith” – to the wonderful Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Please note we will be meeting earlier than normal!

Welcoming Choir will be back next week – 18 April

*Monthly Session*
Thursday 12 April, Be Your Own Boss
1-3pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Be Your Own Boss is back! Our monthly session where you can discuss your business ideas and get advice on getting started.

Thursday 12 April, Gym Session
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, Meet at The Welcoming
Did you make a New Years Resolution to be more active? We’re starting some new weekly gym sessions, which will help you discover gym facilities in Edinburgh and will be a good way to meet new people. You will need to bring £1, and wear comfortable clothes. All abilities welcome!

Thursday 12 April, Mindfulness
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us on Thursday afternoon for a beginners Mindfulness session.

Friday 13 April, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join us to share a great lunch from Pret a Manager, and meet new people!

Friday 13 April, Conversation Cafe
1.30-3.30pm, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join our weekly Conversation Cafe to practise English in an informal setting with local volunteers. Each week we have a theme or topic to base our activities around – suitable for all English levels.

Saturday 14 April, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Enjoy our the beautiful views from our 5th floor classroom whilst doing arts and crafts, or playing board games.

*One Off Activity*
Sunday 15 April, Mini Maker Faire
Join us on April 15th as we visit the Science Festival’s Mini Makers Faire to meet the creative minds behind the most fascinating and beautiful objects. Expect to be inspired, amazed and learn a thing or two at this very special and unique type of faire. To reserve your free space, WhatsApp Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email victoria@thewelcoming.org

*One off activity*
Monday 16 April, Photo Safari
Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm
Join us at the Welcoming’s first-ever Photo Safari and learn how to use your smartphone to create great pictures to capture your Edinburgh experience! Come along on Monday 16th April for a walking tour of Edinburgh, where we will focus on learning how to make the best of our camera phones. We’ll meet at The Welcoming at 3pm or 3.30 at a central location to be confirmed. All welcome –bring your phone!

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

What’s on at The Welcoming 7th-14th April