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

Saturday 26 May, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Come to the Creative Space for a wide variety of games, arts & crafts and music!

Monday 28 May, Open Book Reading Group – Cancelled 
Open Book Reading Group is on a break this week, but will be back on Monday 4th June. 

Monday 28 May, Cycling for Newcomers
Last Monday of every month, meet at The Welcoming at 1pm
Do you have your own bike? Would you like to explore more of Edinburgh’s bike paths with a group of other newcomers and locals? Join us on Monday for our monthly Cycling for Newcomers trip. We usually cycle between 10-20km, at a very leisurely pace.

Monday 28 May, 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.

Tuesday 29 May, Hidden Door 
On Tuesday 29th we’ll be visiting one of Edinburgh’s biggest alternative arts festival. We’ll have a guided tour especially for us and also attend a screening of special archive footage of Leith -a wonderful opportunity to see what Edinburgh was like many years ago! To book your place contact Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

Tuesday 29 May, 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.

Wednesday 30 May, Scotland for Newcomers – Herbal Walk & Quilting Exhibition 
Meet at The Welcoming at 12, or the Holyrood Park Education Centre at 1pm
We have a double bill for Scotland for Newcomers this week! You can join for either part of the trip, or for both if you fancy it. We will have a herbal walk in Holyrood Park from 1-3pm, followed by a guided visit of the Thistle Quilters Exhibition at St Margaret’s House. Join us to see beautiful, handmade quilts from this local quilting group.
Did you know this is the best time of the year for foraging wild herbs and plants? Want to find out which and where you can do this in Edinburgh? Then come along to our Herbal Walk on Wednesday 30th May as we visit Holyrood Park and discover its natural hidden treasures.

*New Time*
Wednesday 30 May, 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.

Wednesday 30 May, Welcoming Choir
Every Wednesday, 7.20-9pm, Stockbridge Parish Church, Saxe Coburg Street
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 31 May, Gym Session
Every Thursday, 3-5pm, Meet at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly gym and swim session at Dalry pool. The session costs £1 per person, all welcome!

Thursday 31 May, Mindfulness – cancelled
The weekly Mindfulness classes will restart later in the summer after a short break. 

*New Timeslot*
Thursday 31 May, Music Workshop
Every Thursday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Do you enjoy playing music? Want somewhere to practice and people to jam with? Come along to our new weekly music drop-in session! We have a couple of instruments you can use, or bring your own.

Friday 1 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 1 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.

Saturday 2 June, Book Binding at Creative Space
Creative Space every Saturday, 12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Pop along Creative Space on Saturday2nd June between 1-3pm for a special workshop on book binding! Learn how to make your own stylish books and notepads from everyday materials. All welcome!

What’s on at The Welcoming 26 May – 2nd June