Saturday 9 February, Writing, Drawing & Drawing Out the Creative at Creative Space 
Every Saturday, 12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
On Saturday 9th February we’ll be joined by the famous poet, comedian and singer-songwriter John Hegley. He will host a very special workshop focusing on how to use drawing as a tool for helping us get our stories across. The session is called “Writing, drawing and drawing out the creative” and is free and open to everyone. Pop along Saturday between 2-3.30pm to join us! Free and no booking required.


Saturday 9 February (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 10 February (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 11 February, 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. 

Monday 11 February, 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.

Tuesday 12 February, 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 12 February, 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. 

*Earlier than normal – spaces must be booked!*
Wednesday 13 February, Scotland for Newcomers – Day Trip to Jupiter Artland

Join us for a free tour of Scotland’s biggest outdoor contemporary art collection! Tickets are limited so please book your place by emailing [email protected] The visit will take place between 10am and 2.30pm, and will include a creative workshop.

Wednesday 13 February – No Singing Group this week
There will be no Singing Group this week, we will be back with more songs on Wed 20 February but we are meeting for a social instead! Please come along this Wednesday from 7.30-9pm to Akva Bar, 129 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh, EH3 9QG, It’s an opportunity to have a couple of drinks and a chance for us to get to know each other a little better.

Thursday 14 February, Think-Tank Thursdays
12-1pm, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join us for the first Think Tank Thursday session of 2019! This is an opportunity for you to give us feedback about activities, and bring your ideas about what The Welcoming should be doing in the next couple of months.

Thursday 14 February, 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 15 February, 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 15 February, 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. 

Friday 15 February, Employment Workshop 
2-4pm, 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.

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

What’s on at The Welcoming 9-15th February