Photo: wellington church.Wellington Church Hall

Fridays - 7.30 p.m. - 9.30 p.m.

Everyone from anywhere is welcome! Students, workers, residents, visitors - each person is valued by the team at Wellington Church International Welcome Club. From the start of the academic year on Friday 14 September 2012 to the end of the term in May 2013, the Club has an open door policy. We can be found every Friday in Wellington Church hall from 7.30pm till 9.30pm - enter from 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LE.

Contact: Email: Grace Franklin
Mobile 07714324587

Wednesday 26 Sep 2012

Programme for September - December 2012

September 2012 - Welcome Month

Friday 28 Sept: - Cook N Eat - Kimia from Iran will show us how to make a dish then we all sit down together to eat it! Small donation to cover cost of food.

October 2012 - Enjoy Life

Friday 5 October: Keep Warm! Keep Busy! Ways to do that ahead of winter.
Friday 12 October - Wellington En Fete - Come and meet many of the groups that use Wellington buildings. They range from the chess club to capoeira and from tango teaching to choirs.
Friday 19 October: Travellers' Tales - Club members share travel experiences.
Friday 26 October: - Cook N Eat - Another chance to prepare a dish and eat it.

November 2012 - Smile Month

Friday 2 November: Quiz Night - teams to compete in a Quiz devised by Christine.

Questions requested - especially from newcomers in reference to Glasgow. Email: Grace Frankling

Friday 9 November: Dance Night: A dance class by World President of the Royal Scottish Country Dance Society, Ruth Beattie, in preparation for the ceilidh at the end of the month.

Friday 16 November: Travellers' Tales
Friday 23 November: Cook N Eat
Friday 30 November: St Andrew's Night Ceilidh

Church hospitality team to provide supper (donation requested to cover cost of food) International Welcome Club to provide the entertainment programme. Music and Dancing.

December 2012 - Celebrate

Friday 7 December - Crafty Christmas - make your own cards and greetings.
Friday 14 December - Film Night - Whisky Galore - classic Scottish film.
Friday 21 December - Travellers' Tales
Friday 28 December - Cook N Eat - prepare for the New Year.

All meetings of Wellington Church International Welcome Club are held in Wellington Church Halls, 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LE Fridays 7.30pm till 9.30pm.

EVERYONE WELCOME! Contact: email: [email protected] Church Office: Tel: 0141 339 0454

Tuesday 21 Aug 2012

Trip to New Lanark

Photo: calligraphy. Hallo Everyone,
We are having a lovely time on TUESDAYS and FRIDAYS when we have Tea and Conversation in Wellington Church Hall at 77 Southpark Avenue, Glasgow G12 8LE between 5.30pm and 7.30pm.

The attached picture shows Tao who dropped in last week with his wife Sandy for a cuppa and demonstrated some neat calligraphy on the magic calligraphy scroll that, by coincidence, Luna just happened to have with her!

We can't promise such demonstrations tomorrow Tuesday 21 August or on Friday 24 August but we can offer some nice green tea or black tea, fruit and biscuits and pleasant conversation. Come in if you are passing. We welcome anyone to visit us in the INTERNATIONAL WELCOME CLUB. This is a totally informal occasion giving new comers to Glasgow the chance to find out what we do at the Club. If you've already visited us, pass this invitation on to a friend who hasn't been to the Club yet, and bring them with you on Tuesday or Friday.

The INTERNATIONAL WELCOME CLUB has been running for ten years meeting in the church hall every Friday evening from September till May.

During the SUMMER (i.e. Just now!!!) we go away for day trips to interesting places. Recently we went to Highland Games in Inverkeithing. (see the Club's Facebook pages)

This week - on SATURDAY 25 AUGUST - we will travel by train to NEW LANARK. This is a world heritage site. New Lanark World Heritage Site

The village was built by a mill owner for his mill workers near the scenic and powerful water of the Falls of Clyde. This is a beautiful and historic place and we INVITE YOU to come with us on Saturday 25 August.

Meet at Glasgow CENTRAL RAILWAY STATION LOW LEVEL ticket office on Saturday at 10.30.

The train to Lanark leaves at 10.47 but you need to have time to BUY your ticket and WALK to the correct platform for the train. If you miss this train you have an hour to wait for the next one.

A day return for an ordinary adult fare is £7.20. You can buy your ticket on line and check out what other fare you can buy with a student card or railcard.

In Lanark we connect with a local bus - or we can walk - to New Lanark village. Each person is responsible for their own ticket and time keeping! We aim to be back in Glasgow around 5pm.

Bring your own picnic lunch. We plan to eat on the roof garden if the weather is good. But there is a good cafe in the village for those who'd prefer to buy food. It is free to walk about and see the sights and take the riverside walk. Most of the interesting points can be accessed by buying a ticket which is £8.50 for adults or £7 for students or seniors or concessions. Tickets can be purchased online.

There is a 15-20 minute walk between Lanark railway station and New Lanark village. There is also a local bus service but my brain won't take any more travel info so I can't tell you how much that costs!!!

If the weather is as kind as it was for our trip to the Highland Games we should be in for a treat. The location of New Lanark village is beautiful with wonderful woodland walks and riverside bird hides where you can observe birds without you being seen by them.

Let me know if you plan to come with the Club to NEW LANARK on Saturday 25 August. Christine and I look forward to seeing you then.

Grace Franklin
Wellington Church

Weblog archive

August activities: Thursday 9 Aug 2012

Walk and Ceilidh: Friday 27 Apr 2012

April - May, 2012: Thursday 19 Apr 2012

March, 2012: Thursday 19 Apr 2012

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