November diary

From drum workshops to English language classes, from complementary therapies to council meetings, or simply a chance to meet and talk over a cup of tea – here are just a few of the multicultural community activities happening in Edinburgh this month. Please let us know if you want to promote activities open to Leith communities – either here in Leith or elsewhere in the city.
First up: two events for members of Edinburgh’s Polish Community.

Tuesday 7 November CITY CHAMBERS
4.30 to 6pm
Polish community leaders are invited to meet council representatives in the City Chambers to explore the needs of the community and how the city can meet them. This meeting has come from the work of George Rubienski, former head of Craigroyston High School, who is currently carrying out community research for Leith FM.

Saturday 11 November McDonald Road Library
10 am to 2pm
An information day for all members of the Polish Community

Saturday 4 November McDonald Road Library
10 am to 11.30
Mark Lazarowicz MP is holding a meeting for local community people and organisations to discuss sustainable energy issues.

Wednesdays at Edinburgh Refugee Centre St Georges West Church Centre
10 am to 2pm
A new drop in programme welcomes you to take part in a wide range of activities – some, like English classes and complementary therapies, are for women only; others, like lunch, drumming and singing workshops, are open to everyone. Anyone needing advice or help with filling forms and making appointments is welcome to drop in between 10 am and 2 pm.

  • English classes (for women only) from 10 am to 11.30 am
  • Music workshops (everyone welcome) from 11.30 to 12.30
  • Lunchtime – everyone welcome for tea, coffee, sandwiches and fruit

There are also drop ins on Monday and Thursday 1 pm to 5pm. Everyone welcome.
For more information contact:
Rosie Robertson
Refugee Centre Manager
0131 226 1499
St George’s West Church Centre
58 Shandwick Place

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