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

Please note that the Employment and Guidance sessions won’t be running next week as Leon is on hoilday, they will resume as normal on Tuesday 24th April. 

*New time slot*
Saturday 14 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!

*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 [email protected]

Monday 16 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 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 Johnston Terrace, EH1 2PW (where the yellow barricardes are). All welcome –bring your phone!

Monday 16 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 [email protected] by midday on Monday.

Monday 16 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.

Tuesday 17 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.

*Meeting earlier than normal*
Wednesday 18 April, Scotland for Newcomers – Hermitage of Braid
Meet at The Welcoming at 2pm, or 2.45pm at Blackford Pond
Join us on Wednesday for a walk along a river through so beautiful trees at the Hermitage of Braid. Please note that the group will be meeting earlier than normal this week.

Wednesday 18 April, Welcoming Choir
Every Wednesday, 7.20-9pm, Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street
After a short Easter break, The Welcoming Choir is back! If you enjoy singing and meeting new people, the choir could be perfect for you! The Welcoming Choir is an international choir, based in the heart of Edinburgh, which brings together newcomers and locals to share and learn new songs together. No experience necessary, all welcome!

Thursday 19 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 19 April, Mindfulness
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us on Thursday afternoon for a beginners Mindfulness session.

Friday 20 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 20 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.

*New Project*
Monday 23 April, Focus Group: The Welcoming Sustainable Garden
5-6.30pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for a focus group meeting to talk about the future of the Welcoming allotment. For more info contact Chiara at [email protected]

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

Recommended Events Outside The Welcoming
ReMode Your Way – Starting April 2018
Upcycling Fashion Project for women from migrant, refugee and ethnic minority communities, with end of the year Fashion Show.
Free drop in sewing session every Thursday 10am-1pm at Out of the Blue Drill Hall (Leith)
For more information contact [email protected]

What’s on at The Welcoming 14th-21st April