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

Please note there will be no Employment & Business Guidance sessions next week as Leon is on annual leave. Workshops and appointments will restart on Wednesday 31st October.

Saturday 20 October – Zine Making at Creative Space
Come along and discover the world of zines with the Edinburgh Zine Library! Pop along on Saturday between -3pm and learn how to make your own zine. All materials provided and everyone is welcome.

Saturday 20 October (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 21 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 22 October, Open Book Reading Group 
10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Our Open Book Reading Group is back! 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*
Tuesday 23 October October, Community Film

10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Want to learn how to use professional equipment to make a short documentary? Then join us this Tuesday between 10-12pm as we get shown how to use cameras by last year film students from Napier University! We’ll also decide what we want to make a documentary about and start making plans for filming it. No experience is necessary.

Tuesday 23 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 23 October, 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 24 October, Scotland for Newcomers – Arthur’s Seat
Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm, or at The Royal Commonwealth Pool (EH16 5BB) at 4pm
Join us on Wednesday for a walk up Edinburgh’s highest hill : “Arthur’s Seat”. It’s going to be good weather and the views will be SPECTACULAR!

Wednesday 24 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!

Wednesday 24 October – Singing Group
If you enjoy singing, meeting new people and learning new songs, we would like to invite you to join our new Singing Group every Wednesday evening at St Martins of Tours Episcopal Church (232 Dalry Road). Singing with a group of people is more than just fun -it is scientifically proven to improve your health!
The group will start on Wednesday 24th of October and run every week between 7.20 and 9pm. Expect our usual welcoming vibe, but with really good tunes! No experience necessary and all singing abilities welcome! For info contact [email protected]

Friday 26 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 26 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.

Saturday 27 October, Bilbao Choral Society
Join us for an evening of international live music on Saturday 27th at the wonderful Queen’s Hall! We have free tickets for Welcoming participants, so if you want to come along please book by emailing [email protected]

What’s on at The Welcoming 20th – 27th October