Toddler Martians – Mondays 10 to 11:30 in the Main Hall

During School term times but usually on at mid-term Play group for pre-school toddlers and their carers. Staffed by volunteers.

Contact: Penny Allen,  pennygren@gmail.com

Gorgie Dalry Toy Library – Mondays 10 to 11:30 in the Main Hall

Operates in conjunction with Toddlers.

Contact: Stuart Campbell. info@gdtoylibrary.org.uk

GSAcademy of Dance – Mondays 16:30 to 18:45 and Saturdays 10:20-13:35 in the Small Hall

Contact: Gayle Strachen gsacademyofdance@gmail.com

Good Morning Gorgie – Tuesdays 10 to 12:30 in the Main Hall

A free social activities group for the over 55’s and with disabled access. Tea, coffee, biscuits followed by various activities and finishing up with a lunch which is home made soup and crusty bread. No need to prebook, just turn up for a warm welcome.

The Welcoming – Tuesdays 10:00 to 12:00 and Wednesdays 14:00-16:00 in the Small Hall

The Welcoming is a Scottish charity dedicated to supporting asylum seekers, refugees and migrants in Edinburgh. We do this by: Supporting New Scots to learn English, find jobs and access local services. Offering opportunities for friendship, sustainable living, creativity, health and well-being. Connecting locals and New Scots through social and cultural exchange. Collaborating with others to share knowledge and influence positive change.

Website: www.thewelcoming.org

Enable Scotland – Tuesdays

Our aim as a national charity supporting the needs of children, young people and adults who have a learning disability. Our remit is the development of independent travel skills at the heart of our project. Learning these skills can be the gateway to a vast array of experiences and learning.

Colla Castellera Edinburgh – Tuesdays 18:30 to 20:30 in the Main Hall

Castells is a Catalan tradition which gathers local communities into Colles (teams) and consists in building different human towers. It is about teamwork and social cohesion; people of all ages, from grandpas to grandchildren, of all heights and constitutions, all gathering together to achieve a common goal.

Contact Laia Gazpio, collacastelleraedinburgh@gmail.com

Li Shi – Tuesdays 18:30 – 20:00 in the Small Hall

Contact: Alex Campbell,  alexmods108@gmail.com

Health All Round – Wednesdays at 14:00 in the Main Hall

Exercise

Tango Dancing – Fridays

Authentic Argentine Tango at SMCRC is led by Dance Artist Ani Tchakmakdjian. We have Classes, Practice Sessions and Special Events. Total beginners and all are very welcome. You can come with or without a partner. This is Tango made easy, taught in a fun, relaxed, supportive environment with a very friendly group, so you learn all the basics and more to get you dancing with confidence at the many social dance evenings Edinburgh has to offer.

To get in touch with Ani Tchakmakdjian you can find her on Facebook, email anitchaky@gmail.com or call her on 07779 612769.

St Martin’s Episcopal Church – Sundays 10 to 11:30 in the Main Hall

Family Eucharist

Contact: Rev John Vincent johnvincent@stmartinsedinburgh.org.uk

Club Belly Dance – Sundays 13:00 to 16:00 in the Meeting Room

We are a women’s group that chat, drink tea and belly dance. We meet monthly and pay a small fee of around £3.50, depending on how many members turn up.

Contact: karenscott90@blueyonder.co.uk

St Martins Art Show – end of summer

Display some of your work in our annual Art Exhibition, usually held in late August/early September.  We hope the exhibition will showcase the wide range of artistic talent from those who live, work or worship in the local area.

If you wish to enter any exhibits please contact Lynn Dailly by email Art.Exhibition@stmartinsedinburgh.org.uk or by telephone 0131 444 2233.

Office Residents

Spokes

Spokes is a voluntary organisation, founded in 1977, now with over 1000 members. We aim to promote cycling as a form of everyday transport, such as for work, shopping and leisure; and to persuade councils and government to provide cycling conditions which are safe and welcoming.

Website: spokes.org.uk

Email: spokes@spokes.org.uk

Gorgie Collective

A volunteer-led arts and cultural group running free art workshops and creative activities for adults based in and around Gorgie-Dalry. You can find out more about Gorgie Collective’s work, download a map of the Gorgie Street Art Sculpture Trail, and register for email updates about free arts events running in our community.

Website: www.gorgiecollective.com