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Social and Educational Foraging and Gleaning: Only free open access events and activities get listed on the website…

 

Click on the event to get more information.  If you have an event or activity in Edinburgh which you want to put on the calendar email in the details.

 

Please check external event websites to confirm details and get tickets

 

Sep
18
Tue
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)
Sep 18 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)  | United Kingdom

Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS) 3 Broomhouse Market EH11 3UU.
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 9am – 12pm.

Self-referral. Telephone: 0131 443 6223. E-mail: [email protected]

There is also a CAB adviser and employability worker present for support and help.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

Open Book: A weekly shared reading group @ Cafe
Sep 18 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Open Book: A weekly shared reading group @ Cafe | Scotland | United Kingdom

This shared reading group is open to everyone. Drop in to our café to explore fiction and poetry in a relaxed, informal setting. There is no need to read or prepare anything in advance. Each session is facilitated by a volunteer from the Open Book project.

Support and solidarity session for benefits hassles, debt woes, and similar poverty problems @ Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh
Sep 18 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Support and solidarity session for benefits hassles, debt woes, and similar poverty problems @ Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

EDINBURGH COALITION AGAINST POVERTY was set up by people on low incomes: unemployed, too sick to work, lone parents, on low wages…. On Tuesdays, 12pm – 3pm at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh,  ECAP and Edinburgh Claimants run an open support and solidarity session for benefits hassles, debt woes, and similar poverty problems.

Fayre for Women @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 18 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fayre for Women @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

We are a self-educating group of mostly retired women and we plan our own programme of classes and events. We invite speakers, have talks given by members, and also visit interesting places. We support each other and share useful information.

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk

Foodbank: Wester Hailes @ Holy Trinity Church
Sep 18 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Foodbank: Wester Hailes @ Holy Trinity Church | Scotland | United Kingdom

Wester Hailes Holy Trinity Church, Hailesland Place, Wester Hailes EH14 2SL. Telephone 0131 442 3304. Tuesday: 2pm – 3pm. No referral needed, not specifically for Wester Hailes. Fortnightly packages up to 10 times.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

 

Local Economy Group @ Adult Learning Project, Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 18 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Local Economy Group @ Adult Learning Project, Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

The Local Economy Group is a space for learning about Edinburgh’s economy. It explores issues such as Council funding, austerity, housing and political exclusion and asks the question, ‘how do changes in the Old Town affect local people?’

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk

Hacklab Open Night @ Edinburgh Hacklab
Sep 18 @ 7:00 pm
Hacklab Open Night @ Edinburgh Hacklab | Scotland | United Kingdom

One of our regular drop in open nights, no need to call ahead, just turn up! We’ll be tinkering with hardware, hacking some code and probably eating. Feel free to come along with a project or idea for some help, use some tools, or just hang out.

Edinburgh Hacklab is a hackerspace in Edinburgh. We were founded in 2010 and run regular open nights at our space at Summerhall, have an active mailing list and a good bunch of members and regular visitors.

 

Anyone is welcome at our Tuesday open nights, just drop in and say hello! Subscribe to our discuss mailing list (edinburghhacklab.com) for last minute changes to open nights and to see what’s going to be happening.

Bring along a project to tinker with, ask for some electronics help, hack some code or just have a chat and see what’s happening.

Sep
19
Wed
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)
Sep 19 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)  | United Kingdom

Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS) 3 Broomhouse Market EH11 3UU.
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 9am – 12pm.

Self-referral. Telephone: 0131 443 6223. E-mail: [email protected]

There is also a CAB adviser and employability worker present for support and help.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

Employment & Business Guidance for Migrants and Refugees @ The Welcoming
Sep 19 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Employment & Business Guidance for Migrants and Refugees @ The Welcoming

The Welcoming supports migrants and refugees to build new lives in Edinburgh. We provide a wide range of classes and activities, all available on a free of charge, drop in basis. We also create opportunities for locals and newcomers to come together, so that we can share experiences, celebrate diversity and learn together.

Around 10,000 foreign nationals come to live in Edinburgh every year. We want them all to be welcomed and provided with the support they need in order to realise their economic and social potential, and become active members of our community. Through this, Edinburgh and Scotland, can unlock the talents they bring, expand our economy, enrich our cultural capital and become a welcoming new home.

 

Employment & Business Guidance

Practical help with CVs & all types of job application forms & interviews. Advice and info on setting up your own business.

Guru Nanak’s Free Kitchen @ Guru Nanak Gurdwara
Sep 19 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Building a better community by fighting hunger together  Inspiration: Guru Nanak Dev Ji Was the first Sikh guru who established Langar (free open kitchen).

Langar is a vegetarian meal made by a Sikh congregation and is served to all who visit a Sikh temple (Gurdwara), whilst sitting at the same level on the floor.  This eliminates any type of caste system, showing no difference between the rich and poor.  The Edinburgh Sikh community are offering this service to provide a free hot meal to the needy and bring the whole community together despite religion or race

The Kitchen

Most ingrediants if not all are purchase from donation. The food is bought, prepared and cooked by the chefs that is served at the stalls of Guru Nanak Kitchen. Please see pictures below of Sewadars that diligently serve the meals every wednesday undeterred by the weather.

Guru Nanaks free kitchen chefs

All work is done by volunteers. If you want to take part please contact Committee member Kulbeer Singh on 0131 553 7207.

The Chefs for Guru Nanak Kitchen from left to right: –
Ronak Singh, Raman Singh, Subeg Singh, Kulbir Singh, Gurcharan Singh, Daljit Singh, Harbhajan Singh, Kulwant Singh.

Welcoming Choir – Come and sing with us! @ Stockbridge Church
Sep 19 @ 7:15 pm – 9:00 pm
Welcoming Choir - Come and sing with us! @ Stockbridge Church

The Welcoming supports migrants and refugees to build new lives in Edinburgh. We provide a wide range of classes and activities, all available on a free of charge, drop in basis. We also create opportunities for locals and newcomers to come together, so that we can share experiences, celebrate diversity and learn together.

Around 10,000 foreign nationals come to live in Edinburgh every year. We want them all to be welcomed and provided with the support they need in order to realise their economic and social potential, and become active members of our community. Through this, Edinburgh and Scotland, can unlock the talents they bring, expand our economy, enrich our cultural capital and become a welcoming new home.

 

Come and sing with us!

 

 

Sep
20
Thu
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)
Sep 20 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)  | United Kingdom

Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS) 3 Broomhouse Market EH11 3UU.
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 9am – 12pm.

Self-referral. Telephone: 0131 443 6223. E-mail: [email protected]

There is also a CAB adviser and employability worker present for support and help.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

Welcoming English Intermediate Classes For Migrants and Refugees @ The Welcoming
Sep 20 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Welcoming English Intermediate Classes For Migrants and Refugees @ The Welcoming

The Welcoming supports migrants and refugees to build new lives in Edinburgh. We provide a wide range of classes and activities, all available on a free of charge, drop in basis. We also create opportunities for locals and newcomers to come together, so that we can share experiences, celebrate diversity and learn together.

Around 10,000 foreign nationals come to live in Edinburgh every year. We want them all to be welcomed and provided with the support they need in order to realise their economic and social potential, and become active members of our community. Through this, Edinburgh and Scotland, can unlock the talents they bring, expand our economy, enrich our cultural capital and become a welcoming new home.

The Welcoming’s English language classes are free of charge and drop-in i.e. there is no need to book a place – just come along and join in. The only requirement is to register with us. You can do this on our Register page, or at the Welcoming office.

 

www.thewelcoming.org/register

 

Our classes are taught by our team of friendly and dedicated English language teachers. All of them are qualified to teach ESOL (English as a Second or Other Language) and many have years of experience teaching English all over the world. Most of them are volunteers, freely giving their time and expertise to help people who are new to Edinburgh.

The focus at The Welcoming is on English for everyday living and we aim to help you develop the skills and confidence to enjoy speaking in English so that you can make the most of the opportunities available to you in Edinburgh and Scotland. We stay open all year round, closing only for the public holidays at Christmas, Easter weekend and May Day.

Everyone is welcome, though very occasionally we have to close the class if there is no more space in the room. Check our Timetable page to have a look at which classes are running at the moment. If you would like to check your level of English, we suggest the following free online English tests:

The British Council – Find out your English level
ILS English – Test your English level

 

Foodbank: Leith @ Destiny Church Edinburgh
Sep 20 @ 3:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Foodbank: Leith @ Destiny Church Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Destiny Angels:  Destiny Church Leith Thursdays 3.30-4.30pm. No referrals needed.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

 

Foodbank: Gorgie @ Destiny Church
Sep 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Foodbank: Gorgie @ Destiny Church | Scotland | United Kingdom

Destiny Angels:  Destiny Church Gorgie Thursdays 4-5pm. No referrals needed.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

 

Free Repair Surgery at The Edinburgh Remakery @ The Edinburgh Remakery
Sep 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Free Repair Surgery at The Edinburgh Remakery @ The Edinburgh Remakery | Scotland | United Kingdom

The Repair Surgery is a FREE weekly drop-in event that takes place at The Edinburgh Remakery every Thursday from 6pm to 8:30pm. The purpose of the Repair Surgery is to help people mend their belongings, primarily textiles (such as clothes) and IT equipment (such as laptops).

How does it work?

  • The Repair Surgery is a drop-in, which means you do not have to make an appointment, just come along with your item and our expert volunteers will help you from there!
  • We run on a first-come first-serve basis and we’re open to everyone, so if it is a busy evening you may have to wait a short while. We advise that you arrive before 8pm if you are bringing along any IT.
  • This is a free service but we wouldn’t be able to keep it running without donations. We ask that if possible, you donate
    ​whatever you can afford and feel is appropriate
    ​for the help you have received.
    ​All donations are gratefully received.
  • We love repeat customers, however we are limited for space and the Repair Surgery is not a weekly club, so please only come along if there are specific items you need help with.

What can we help with?

  • Our sewing tutors can help with repairs and minor alterations; such as replacing a button, sewing on a patch, mending a rip,
    ​and taking up trousers.
  • We have a small supply of replacement buckles, buttons, Velcro, darning wool, and zips, but cannot guarantee to have the right size, type and colour.
  • Our computer tutors can help with any kind of broken electronics including laptops, desktops, tablets, smartphones, printers, monitors, TVs e-readers, Macs, Iphones, Ipads, Ipods, and game consoles.
  • They cannot help you with electrical goods like irons, food processors, radios, hair straighteners etc.
  • We do not teach people how to use software (for example programmes like WordPress, Photoshop, AutoCAD, etc),
    ​and there is no public wi-fi available
If you have any further questions about the Repair Surgery,
​you can contact [email protected]
Glory and Dismay @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Glory and Dismay @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

Share your football stories and memories. Build your writing skills, improve your communication skills and meet other fans through the game you love. These courses will include guest speakers, recording methods and occasional events.

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk

Sep
21
Fri
Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins @ Norton Park
Sep 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins @ Norton Park  | Scotland | United Kingdom

People Know How run drop-in sessions in the community for people who want to expand their horizons and develop digital skills. This service supports people wondering where to start when finding what they want from the internet. Our team of friendly volunteers help and support people who don’t have regular access to the internet and computers with things that interest them.

 

Often this includes things like writing a CV, job searching, using email / social media, listening to music, finding out what’s on, shopping online and entertainment online. Our volunteers are skilled are finding people’s “spark of interest”.

Find out more about the Drop-ins we offer at StreetworkDr Bell’s Family Centre, Starbucks Leith Walk, Ripple Restalrig and Social Bite by checking out our website and the film.

http://peopleknowhow.org/digital-drop-ins/

Norton Park

Drop ins at Norton Park are from 10am to 12noon on a Friday where you are free to use the computers to brush up on your digital skills or bring your own devices to get help. Our volunteers are there to answer any questions you may have.

Nearby buses
1, 13, 34, 49 SkyLink 300

Edinburgh Central Mosque: Jumu’a Prayer @ Edinburgh Central Mosque
Sep 21 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Edinburgh Central Mosque: Jumu'a Prayer @ Edinburgh Central Mosque | Scotland | United Kingdom

Jumu’ah is a congregational prayer (ṣalāt) that Muslims hold every Friday, just after noon instead of the Zuhr prayer

Everyone is welcome to visit the Mosque, groups or individuals, Muslims or not. The Mosque is open for visits all day long, usually from 9 am to 7 pm.

Aye Write! @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Aye Write! @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

Have you been writing away on your own for a while or do you just need a bit of focus to get started? This project offers you the chance to write, share and develop through poems, stories, and monologues, as well as practical ways to get your words out to the public. No experience is necessary.

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk

Sep
22
Sat
Foodbank: Free Meal a Safe Space & a Warm Welcome @ St Paul's & St George's Church
Sep 22 @ 5:30 pm
Foodbank: Free Meal a Safe Space & a Warm Welcome @ St Paul's & St George's Church | Scotland | United Kingdom

Saturdays, from 5:30 pm. Offering a free meal, a safe space & a warm welcome.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

Sep
23
Sun
St John’s Church: Sung Eucharist with activities for children
Sep 23 @ 10:30 am
St John's Church: Sung Eucharist with activities for children @ Scotland | United Kingdom

Join us for this our main service of worship. It’s followed by refreshments and we have a range of special activities available for children during the service.

St John’s is at the west end of Princes Street, in the heart of Edinburgh. It is about 10 minutes walk from either Edinburgh Waverley or Haymarket station and many bus routes stop near to the church in Princes Street or Lothian Road. For information on reaching St John’s by public transport see Lothian Buses or Traveline Scotland.

Leith Conversation Cafes @ Santosa Yoga and Meditation Café, off the Leith Walk
Sep 23 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Leith Conversation Cafes @ Santosa Yoga and Meditation Café, off the Leith Walk | Scotland | United Kingdom
Sep
24
Mon
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)
Sep 24 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)  | United Kingdom

Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS) 3 Broomhouse Market EH11 3UU.
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 9am – 12pm.

Self-referral. Telephone: 0131 443 6223. E-mail: [email protected]

There is also a CAB adviser and employability worker present for support and help.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

Leith Conversation Cafes @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall Cafe
Sep 24 @ 10:30 am – 12:30 pm
Leith Conversation Cafes @ Out of the Blue Drill Hall Cafe | Scotland | United Kingdom
Ragged University: The Green Man, The Work of Lucy Skaer by James Clegg @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Sep 24 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ragged University: The Green Man, The Work of Lucy Skaer by James Clegg @ Talbot Rice Gallery

Come along to the Talbot Rice Gallery (The University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL) at 11am to 1pm for a talk by James on Lucy Skaer’s art and a leisurely lunch kindly provided by the Talbot Rice Gallery. The event is open to all and a chance to hear thoughts in relation to the art which he helps curate…

The Green Man, the work of Lucy Skaer by James Clegg

Lucy Skaer’s exhibition The Green Man is an exploration of irrationality in collections. In the traditional museum, time is linear and free from ageing, order is presented and the body is absent. Skaer asks what happens if desire, change, empathy and fallibility were instead to become the organising principles. Throughout her practice, Skaer mines and manipulates pre-existing imagery – from art and history, as well as from her own oeuvre and personal history – transforming and destabilising relationships between materials and meanings. For this exhibition, Skaer has selected items from the collections of the University of Edinburgh, inviting fellow artists to inhabit the galleries of Talbot Rice alongside her – Fiona Connor, H.D., Will Holder, Nashashibi/Skaer and Hanneline Visnes.

To Skaer, the Green Man is a deeply irrational figure, spewing leaves and vines in place of language. Present in both pagan and Christian imagery, the Green Man made a resurgence after the plague, when wilderness and weeds took over much of the arable land. Skaer has selected items from the collection, bringing them into dialogue with her own constantly shifting works. Where before there was stability, she has opened windows into the Gallery, allowing light in that may cause them to sprout, grow and form a thicket of ideas. In calling the exhibition The Green Man, Lucy Skaer likens the spontaneous generation and evolution of form in artworks such as Sticks and Stones (2015–18) to the symbol of destruction and renewal found in carved stone faces made of leaves and vines.

Amongst this scene are: Hanneline Visnes’ paintings which comment on the representation and control of nature using stylised motifs of animals and plants; Will Holder’s interpretive re-publishing of H.D.’s Palimpsest; Nashashibi/Skaer’s film that revisits the tableaus of Gauguin; and Fiona Connor’s exposure of the Gallery’s secret places. All contribute to the exhibition’s exploration of collections, forms, print and language. The Green Man includes a number of new works commissioned by Talbot Rice Gallery for the exhibition, carving playful new ways for the collections of the University to speak to our visitors, and representing Skaer’s most in-depth exhibition in the UK to date.

A few paragraphs the speaker:

James is an Assistant Curator for Talbot Rice Gallery. Passionate about contemporary art he has curated and helped to curate lots of exhibitions for the Gallery since 2010. He is specifically interested in artists that work across disciplinary boundaries and he works hard to create meeting points for different types of practitioner and different types of audience. This includes public events that see academics, performers and poets coming together to create new dialogues around specific ideas. It also includes talks and tours with a range of different groups, including ones connected to the Scottish Refugee Council, Crisis Scotland and various colleges and adult education groups.

Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins @ Craigentinny Community Centre
Sep 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Re:Connect Digital Drop-ins @ Craigentinny Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

People Know How run drop-in sessions in the community for people who want to expand their horizons and develop digital skills. This service supports people wondering where to start when finding what they want from the internet. Our team of friendly volunteers help and support people who don’t have regular access to the internet and computers with things that interest them.

 

Often this includes things like writing a CV, job searching, using email / social media, listening to music, finding out what’s on, shopping online and entertainment online. Our volunteers are skilled are finding people’s “spark of interest”.

Find out more about the Drop-ins we offer at StreetworkDr Bell’s Family Centre, Starbucks Leith Walk, Ripple Restalrig and Social Bite by checking out our website and the film.

http://peopleknowhow.org/digital-drop-ins/

Craigentinny Community Centre

Drop ins at Craigentinny Community Centre are from 3pm – 5pm on a Monday where you are free to use the computers to brush up on your digital skills or bring your own devices to get help. Our volunteers are there to answer any questions you may have.

Nearby Buses
15, 19, 25, 34

The Democracy Group @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 24 @ 4:45 pm – 6:45 pm
The Democracy Group @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

The Democracy Group creates a space for democratic participation, with content negotiated by the group, and discussion and dialogue used to develop a critical understanding of the issues. This year we have been looking at Human Rights, Scottish Elections, The EU Referendum, Government Finance and Local Tax and Nuclear Deterrent or No.

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk

Art Space for Women @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Art Space for Women @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

Art Space for Women is a space for learning, reflection and action! No previous experience or knowledge required. If you like learning and thinking critically about the world – ART SPACE FOR WOMEN IS FOR YOU!

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk

The story of two Mellanbys, some dogs, cats, mice, sheep, penguins… @ The Roslin Auditorium, The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush, Edinburgh EH25 9RG
Sep 24 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm
The story of two Mellanbys, some dogs, cats, mice, sheep, penguins... @ The Roslin Auditorium, The Roslin Institute, Easter Bush, Edinburgh EH25 9RG  | United Kingdom

The story of two Mellanbys, some dogs, cats, mice, sheep, penguins, one monkey and vitamin D

Interest in vitamin D has rapidly grown in recent years with numerous studies linking a lack of vitamin D to the development of a wide range of health problems in both humans and animals.

However, many researchers remain skeptical about the non-skeletal health benefits of vitamin D and believe the growing reputation of vitamin D as a cure for many different diseases is wildly over-stated.

In his inaugural lecture, Richard will discuss how studies on dogs were pivotal in the discovery of vitamin D and how research on man’s best friend, and other animals, continues to illuminate the ongoing debate of the importance of vitamin D on health beyond the skeleton.

He will also discuss some of his group’s recent research which is showing the remarkable effects vitamin D can have on shaping the immune system.

This lecture will be followed by a reception in the area outside of the auditorium.

This lecture is free and open to all.

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Details of the University of Edinburgh full privacy notice can be found here

We want to run a safe and accessible event and provide the best possible experience for you. By providing any information required on the booking form, you are giving the University consent to hold and process this data about you and to advise our suppliers of these details, under data protection regulations, for the purpose of running this event. By providing this information about your guest[s], you are confirming that you have their permission to share this data with the University for the same purposes. Any dietary and accessibility requirements are deleted following completion of the event.

Leith Conversation Cafes @ Santosa Yoga and Meditation Café, off the Leith Walk
Sep 24 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Leith Conversation Cafes @ Santosa Yoga and Meditation Café, off the Leith Walk | Scotland | United Kingdom
Adult Learning Project @ Adult Learning Project
Sep 24 @ 6:45 pm
Adult Learning Project @ Adult Learning Project | Scotland | United Kingdom

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre.

ALP: A democratic learning community
Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre,
117 Fountainbridge, Edinburgh EH3 9QG

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty monthly meeting @ The Autonomous Centre Of Edinburgh
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty monthly meeting @ The Autonomous Centre Of Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Edinburgh Coalition Against Poverty holds open organising meetings the last Monday of every month at 7pm at ACE, 17 West Montgomery Place EH7 5HA. All welcome.

ECAP organises to combat poverty on the principle of solidarity and self- activity in communities and workplaces, actively rejecting influence by any political parties. We work and fight alongside individuals facing poverty related problems and oppressive behaviour from the authorities. We also conduct wider campaigns on specific issues using the same principles of solidarity and self-activity. Our actions are practical examples of the differences we can make in our day-to-day lives by standing up for one another. But why does ECAP embrace self-activity and reject political parties?

Poverty is no natural disaster but a result of how people organise the world. ECAP considers poverty to be an inevitable part of an economic system based on exploitation and profit. The use of debt to generate profits gave this system a few more decades of supposed stability. But the current global crisis has burst that bubble and now standards of living for waged and unwaged are under attack as the true nature of an exploitative economy is again exposed.

 

Film Night at Grassmarket @ Grassmarket Community Project
Sep 24 @ 7:00 pm
Film Night at Grassmarket @ Grassmarket Community Project

The Grassmarket Community Project regularly show films on the Monday nights to which all are welcomed along.  The events are free and you dont need a ticket.  To find out which film visit their website to see the listing for the given date:

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Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Foodbank: Broomhouse @ Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS)  | United Kingdom

Broomhouse Community One Stop Shop (COSS) 3 Broomhouse Market EH11 3UU.
Monday to Thursday: 9am – 5pm, Friday: 9am – 12pm.

Self-referral. Telephone: 0131 443 6223. E-mail: [email protected]

There is also a CAB adviser and employability worker present for support and help.

 

For more information on foodbanks you can access through referral and guidance on how you get a referral visit:

www.thistle.org.uk/looking-for-support/need-urgent-help/getting-free-slash-cheap-foo

Open Book: A weekly shared reading group @ Cafe
Sep 25 @ 10:30 am – 11:30 am
Open Book: A weekly shared reading group @ Cafe | Scotland | United Kingdom

This shared reading group is open to everyone. Drop in to our café to explore fiction and poetry in a relaxed, informal setting. There is no need to read or prepare anything in advance. Each session is facilitated by a volunteer from the Open Book project.

Support and solidarity session for benefits hassles, debt woes, and similar poverty problems @ Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh
Sep 25 @ 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Support and solidarity session for benefits hassles, debt woes, and similar poverty problems @ Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

EDINBURGH COALITION AGAINST POVERTY was set up by people on low incomes: unemployed, too sick to work, lone parents, on low wages…. On Tuesdays, 12pm – 3pm at the Autonomous Centre of Edinburgh,  ECAP and Edinburgh Claimants run an open support and solidarity session for benefits hassles, debt woes, and similar poverty problems.

Fayre for Women @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre
Sep 25 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Fayre for Women @ Adult Learning Project, Tollcross Community Centre | Scotland | United Kingdom

We are a self-educating group of mostly retired women and we plan our own programme of classes and events. We invite speakers, have talks given by members, and also visit interesting places. We support each other and share useful information.

The Adult Learning Project runs free courses in women’s studies, politics, economics, culture and community, literacies, the arts and community development.

Based on the philosophy and practice of educationalist and activist Paulo Freire, ALP believes in learning as part of our daily lives: things of interest, things of personal use and things to help us make our communities better and stronger. Together we can investigate the world; educate and empower ourselves and each other; learn from ‘experts’ / professionals and from people with more experience – through dialogue, on equal terms, and in a co-operative way.  

If you’re interested in getting involved or finding out more about the project, you’re welcome to come along to one of our monthly association meetings. The ALP Association is an independent body made up of adult learners and supporters of ALP. Members meet on the fourth Monday of each month at 18:45 in Tollcross Community Centre. 

alpedinburgh.btck.co.uk