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

Saturday 27 October – Creative Space
Every Saturday, 12-4pm on the 5th floor at The Welcoming 
Join us for a Halloween themed Creative Space session where we will be carving pumpkins! All welcome.

Saturday 27 October (10am – 12 noon), Sunday 28 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 29 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.

Monday 29 October, Cycling for Newcomers
Last Monday of every month, meet at The Welcoming at 1pm
Cycling for Newcomers is back for an autumnal ride around Edinburgh’s beautiful bike paths! We will be doing a slightly shorter ride this month, as it’s starting to get cooler, but will meet at The Welcoming at 1pm. Email [email protected] to book your place

Tuesday 30 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 30 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 31 October, Scotland for Newcomers – The People’s Story Museum
Meet at The Welcoming at 3pm, or at the museum, EH8 8BN, at 3.45pm
Join us on Wednesday for a trip to The People’s Story Museum and learn about the lives of the ordinary people of Edinburgh over the last few hundred years.

Wednesday 31 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 31 October – Singing Group
Every Wednesday, 7.30-9pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road
On Wednesday join us for some fun and creativity at our new Singing Group! Everyone is invited to come along to sing together: it doesn’t matter if you’ve never done it before, this activity is open to everyone. The group meets every Wednesday between 7.30-9pm at St Martins Community Resource Centre, 232 Dalry Road. Any questions or for more information please contact [email protected]

Friday 2 November, 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 2 November, 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 27th Oct – 2nd Nov