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

Saturday 23 June, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join our weekly Creative Space session, where you can try a variety of different creative arts and be inspired by the beautiful views from the 5th floor classroom!

*Last session before summer break*
Monday 25 June, Open Book Reading Group 
Every Monday, 10-12, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Join us for a weekly reading group, where we explore new authors and stories in a relaxed way together. This is a great way to gain confidence reading English out loud and meeting new people. After this week the book group will be off until the end of August.

*One Off Activity*
Monday 25 June, Photo Safari
Join us to see the Old Town in a totally different way! We’ll be walking around the city, hearing anecdotes about special and hidden places and capturing Edinburgh’s beauty with our camera phones. This tour is an excellent opportunity to explore the nooks and crannies of the city and learn how to use the settings on the camera you carry with you at all times: your phone. The walk takes place Monday 25th between 1-3pm, and for more info contact Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

*Monthly Activity*
Monday 25 June, Cycling for Newcomers
Meet at The Welcoming at 1pm
Join us for our monthly cycling trip! We will be cycling from The Welcoming to Portobello, taking in the beautiful cycle paths of Edinburgh along the way. If you have your own bike you can come along on the day, if you would like to borrow a bike please email [email protected]

Monday 25 June, The Small Group
A new weekly group where you will have a chance to meet new people and share conversations in a relaxed and informal environment. Spaces are limited each week so come early to make sure you don’t miss out!

*New Activity*
Monday 25 June, Exploring the Braid Hills
Monday 25th and Thursday 28th of June from 3.30-5.30 pm
We’ve teamed up with storytellers, geologists and herbalists and have put together a series of five gentle nature walks around the beautiful Braid Hills. The first two have a focus on storytelling and geology, and take place Monday 25th and Thursday 28th of June from 3.30-5.30 pm. The remaining three walks will be the following Mondays at the same time, and will be all about learning about local herbs and their uses! The meeting point for all walks is the entrance of the Braid Hills Park. For more info contact Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

*Restarts this week*
Tuesday 26 June, Table Tennis Tuesdays 
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us on Tuesday evening as we relaunch Table Tennis Tuesdays! We will be having a mini tournament, along with some board games and refreshments. Pop by anytime between 5-7pm.

Wednesday 27 June, Scotland for Newcomers – Museum on the Mound
Meet at The Welcoming at 2.45pm, or 3.30pm at the Museum on the Mound, EH1 1YZ
Have a walk around the museum and learn all about the history of money. Take part in an interactive workshop about old currencies and new bank note security features. You will also get a chance to make your own coin!

Wednesday 27 June, Jogging Group
Every Monday 6-7pm, meet at The Welcoming
Jogging Group has moved to a new Wednesday evening time – 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.

Thursday 28 June, Gym Session
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, Meet at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly gym & swim session at Dalry! We are looking for new volunteers to help host and coordinate this weekly activity, if you might be interested in this please contact [email protected]

*One Off Activity*
Thursday 28 June, Jam Session at Scottish Storytelling Session 
Welcoming participants are invited to bring along their musical instruments and explore Scottish folk song with a global twist! You’ll get a chance to jam with a local artist and the international Ethno Ensemble and then perform in a concert the following day! Spaces are limited, and for info or to book a place contact Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

Friday 29 June, 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 29 June, 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, 23rd-29th June