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

Saturday 8 September, Creative Space
12-4pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for our weekly Creative Space sessions, where we have all sorts of arts and crafts activities for you to enjoy, as well as games and music. Special event this week – between 1-3pm, someone from the Edinburgh Art Festival will come along to lead a collage workshop. This workshop is all about embracing our creativity and expressing ourselves through images -and no experience is required! Be part of the workshop (1-3pm) or just hang out at Creative Space (12 – 4pm). All welcome!

Monday 10 September, Open Book Reading Group
Every Monday 10-12pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
After a short summer break our Open Book Reading Group is back! Join us on Monday morning to discover new authors and read together in a small welcoming group.

Tuesday 11 September, English Intermediate Class
10am – 12 noon, 1st floor at the Welcoming
If you rent a property here in Edinburgh, your deposit will be managed by what is called a Safety Deposit Scheme. On Tuesday 11th the English Intermediate class will be joined by Safe Deposits Scotland. Come along to understand what deposit schemes are, how they affect you and how to make the most of them! All welcome.

Tuesday 11 September, 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 11 September, Games Night
Every Tuesday, 5-7pm, 5th floor at The Welcoming
Join us for a game for our new Tuesday night Games Night! We have a variety of games available including table tennis, pool, chess and a variety of board games.
We are also looking for more volunteers for our weekly games night. If you are interested in helping us out with the session please get in touch with Cailtin for more info ([email protected])

Wednesday 12 September, Scotland for Newcomers, Your Edinburgh
We will have a special Scotland for Newcomers trip between 1-5pm to Edinburgh Castle. This session is part of “Your Edinburgh,” an exciting project that will be making an alternative map of Edinburgh especially for newcomers and Welcoming participants. We’ll have time to explore the Castle and its beautiful views! Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place please email your name, membership number and phone number to [email protected]

Wednesday 12 September, 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.

Wednesday 12 September, Lindyhop
5.30-7pm, booking essential
On Wednesday 5th of of September we have our second Lindy Hop workshop. There are still a few spaces available – book yours and join us for some dancing! For information or to book you place, phone/text Victoria on 07538 953 615 or email [email protected]

Friday 13 September, Welcoming Lunch
12.15-1.15, 1st floor at The Welcoming
Join our weekly Welcoming lunch – we have salad and sandwiches donated by Pret a Manager every week, and lots of space for you to relax with friends on our first floor.

Friday 13 September, 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 15 September, Take One Action Film Festival, Edinburgh Filmhouse, 8.30pm
We’ve been invited to celebrate International Democracy Day with a special screening part ofTake One Action Film Festival. Join us at the Filmhouse on Saturday 15th of September at 8.30pm to take part of the screening of What is Democracy? followed by an audience discussion. Booking is essential as places are limited. To book your place email your membership number and phone number to [email protected]

Every Day at The Welcoming – English language classes
See our timetable for all the details.

What’s on at The Welcoming 8-14th September