Members Activity Programme - Arts & Crafts



86 Candlemaker Row, Old Town, EDINBURGH, EH1 2QA
0131 225 3626
South East


Who is the service for?
Adults, Young People (16-25)
What age range is it suitable for?
17 - 25, 26 - 29, 30 - 34, 35 - 39, 40 - 44, 45 - 49, 50 - 54, 55 - 59, 60 - 64


86 Candlemaker Row, Old Town, EDINBURGH, EH1 2QA
0131 225 3626


TUESDAY: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
THURSDAY: 2:00pm - 4:00pm
FRIDAY: 2:00pm - 4:00pm


Covid-19 Service UPDATE...

Online Arts & Crafts – Wednesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Join us for our Zoom Meeting for Art class delivered by Judit – click/go to LINK

You can connect on line using a smart phone or tablet, laptop or computer or you can simply phone in using the number 0131 460 1196 (this is not a premium number and normal rates/minutes for your phone apply).

See on how you can connect on line using a smart phone or tablet, laptop or computer or you can simply phone in using the number 0131 460 1196. You do need to be a member of our community but membership is FREE and open to all.

If you need help affording to connect to any of our on line groups or services we can help.

In-person in the centre (run in accordance with strict safety measures), Thursdays & Fridays 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Co-Vid 19 Guidelines when in the Grassmarket Centre

- Keep 2m social distance, wear a mask & use hand-gel dispensers
- One at a time for using the toilet (toilet sanitised after each use)
- Group size limited to four members per activity
- Follow both downstairs and upstairs one-way systems
- If upstairs, you can only use the fire exit to go downstairs

Normal service details...

The members programme is about supporting people through transitions in their lives and reconnecting disengaged people. This is the ethos that underpins all the elements of what we do, from cooking to social integration, work opportunities to social contact, advice to arts. We are committed to meeting individuals, welcoming them and supporting them wherever they are on their journey. We are aimed at vulnerable people however we also open the doors to anyone so we enjoy a truly rich, diverse and supportive community!

We offer a mixture of education programmes, drop-in services, social enterprise and social integration activities.

Free lunches are served to members of the project (participants in this programme who register with us).

To become a member and access this FREE programme ask at reception for a form or complete the form online at

Grassroots Art

Grassroots Arts provides a space for members to harness creativity and express themselves. This is done through various arts and crafts, including painting, knitting, poetry and flower arranging.

Whether you are working on a project of your own or need some ideas, this is a creative and fun atmosphere to work on art projects. No need to bring your own supplies, all necessary materials are supplied.

The project has been a longstanding, continuous group within the Grassmarket Community Project, and acts as a safe haven for people to develop trust, relax and socialise with others. It gives a space for creativity to develop in an environment that offers a person centred approach to the attendees, and a belief that given the correct environment, created by the attendees, people can develop and achieve their chosen goals.

Grassroots Arts also provides an opportunity for conversation and socialisation for people who are in need of some company and perhaps want to learn a new craft or rediscover a hidden one that they previously had before their current situation.

Facilitated by Judit/Jody - Robert Burns Room

How do I sign up for Classes?

Once you are a member there is an activity book kept at Reception. You just need to flip through that book to your chosen activity with the appropriate date and sign your name. Please do this in advance, as sometimes activities can be cancelled on the day, and we would need to notify all members who had signed up. Make sure your contact details and emergency contact details are up-to-date. You can also phone 0131 225 3626, email or text 07860 021 262 and we’ll add you.

How do I sign up for Lunch?

Once you have signed up for an activity on a chosen day, there is a separate sign in sheet kept at reception for lunch. Note: You must be coming to an activity in the morning / afternoon in order to attend lunch. There is a cut-off of 11:00am - if you haven’t signed up for lunch by then it may be to late, sorry.

Other Services Run By

Grassmarket Community Project

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