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

Saturday 8 December, Fair Saturday at Creative Space
Every Saturday, 12-4pm on the 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Join us this Saturday for a special workshop led by our participant Angelo, who will share with us games and activities to help us connect with our inner artist! This session will be a mix of music, laughs and role play and everyone is welcome to join in.

Saturday 8 December (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 9 December (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 info@thewelcoming.org to book your place.

Monday 10 December, Open Book Reading Group 
10-12pm, 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.

*New Activity*
Monday 10 December, Women’s Cafe
Every Monday, 10.30-12.30, Oxgangs Library, EH13 9LY

Join us for a new weekly women’s cafe, at Oxgangs Library! This fun, free, friendly group is for any women in Edinburgh who would like to meet up, meet new people and explore different cultures. Children welcome! 

*New Time*
Monday 10 December, Employment Workshop
3-5pm, 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.


*New Activity*
Tuesday 11 December, Women’s Cafe
Every Tuesday, 10.30-12.30, Westerhailes Library, EH14 2ST

Join us for a new weekly women’s cafe, at Oxgangs Library! This fun, free, friendly group is for any women in Edinburgh who would like to meet up, meet new people and explore different cultures. Children welcome! 

Tuesday 11 December, 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 11 December, 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 12 December, Scotland for Newcomers – Scottish Portrait Gallery
Meet at 3pm at The Welcoming or at the gallery (EH2 1JD) at 3.45pm
Join us on Wednesday for a trip to the Portrait Gallery! We’ll see pictures and sculptures of lots of famous Scottish people, and a special exhibition of photography all about public transport.


*Last session of 2018*
Wednesday 12 December, 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 sue.gyford@scottishathletics.org.uk 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!

Wednesday 12 December – Singing Group
Every Wednesday, 7.30-9pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road
Singing in a group is a fun way to practise English, meet new people and simply feel happier! Come along to our free and relaxed Singing Group every Wednesday at 7.30pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road. It’s a short walk from The Welcoming and you’ll have an opportunity to meet locals and newcomers while you sing together to some amazing tunes. No experience is necessary and everyone is welcome. Just pop by!

*New Activity*
Thursday 13 December, 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 14 December, 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 14 December, 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.

*New Time*
Friday 14 December, Employment Workshop
2-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Drop in to Leon’s employment 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. 

What’s on at The Welcoming 8-14 Dec