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

Saturday 13th October – Mapping at Creative Space
On Saturday 13th between 1-3pm we’ll have our last mapping session at Creative Space. Come along to help us make a map of the city especially for newcomers, learn about new places and share your favourite ones so they can go on the map! Materials provided and all welcome

Saturday 13 October (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 14 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 15 October, Open Book Reading Group – Cancelled
Our Open Book Reading Group is taking a break this week but will be back on Monday 22 October, we hope to see you then!

*New Activity*
Tueday 16 October October, Community Film

10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
In October and November we are running a series of workshops where participants will get an opportunity to plan and shoot a short film with the help of last-year Napier film students. This is a great opportunity to use professional cameras and equipment, learn the language of film, have fun and create a unique piece! On Tuesday 16th between 10-12pm we will gather on the fifth floor to talk about the workshops and meet the people who will be involved in the project. Everyone is welcome to attend and no experience is necessary. For more information please contact Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

*One off session*
Tueday 16 October October, Yoga

12.15-1.5pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Come along for a free yoga class on Tuesday 16th between 12.15 and 1.15! It doesn’t matter if you’ve never tried yoga or if you’ve been doing it for years -all levels of yogis welcome! Yoga mats are provided, just make sure you wear appropriate clothes!

Tuesday 16 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 16 October, Games Night
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
This week we introduce Lily. Lily is originally from London and has recently moved to Edinburgh. She loves board games and is excited about meeting you all in her new role as Games Night Volunteer. Come along and meet Lily and Nael, our regular Games Night Volunteer and enjoy some fun, games and English chat!

Wednesday 17 October, Scotland for Newcomers – Corstorphine Hill
Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm
Join us on Wednesday for a walk up Corstorphine Hill and to enjoy the beautiful autumn colours. Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm.

Wednesday 17 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!

Friday 19 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 19 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 13 – 20 Oct