What’s on

Community Cinema

Our free Community Cinema shows a wide range of entertaining films from family classics and slapstick comedy to hard-hitting dramas and thought-provoking documentaries. Films are regularly shown on a Monday evening following our Open Door Meals, during holiday periods and at other times. Special screenings include visits from film directors, actors and others talking about their involvement or taking part in a Q&A. Please go to our specific Grassmarket Community Project website here for all the information you need about films, film-related events and details of how to book you seat.

Most films are run on an open door policy. Very occasionally we ask people to book ahead on Eventbrite if we expect a film to be very busy e.g. special screenings. Check here for latest listings. Donations gratefully received from those who are able to give.

Grass Cuttings Podcast

Listen free to our podcast Grass Cuttings. Episodes are released every month and feature interviews with our members, staff, our founder and chair as well as partners and supporters. You can listen to them via spotify, Apple or our own website player

Other Events

We run other public events throughout the year including our popular Robert Burns evening, lively ceilidhs with bands guaranteed to set toes tapping and dancers birling, fascinating talks, book signings and more. Check out our listings page to see what’s coming up.

If you would like to hold an event here at our award winning Grassmarket Centre, please speak to our events team on 0131 225 3626 or email events@grassmarket.org.

Members Programme

Below is our Member’s only programme. Becoming a Member is free and straightforward. Simply complete an online Membership form. We will then meet with you and tell you about how to access the classes and opportunities below as well as make you aware of the Code of Conduct (‘houserules’) and ensure you our policies and procedures which we all follow to keep everyone safe.

Following the First Minister’s announcements and Scottish Government plans we are now open. We will have restrictions in place and ask that you follow our procedures that protect all our Members, staff and volunteers. We have reduced our in-person to a minimum justifiable level until such time as the Vaccine has reached all the population or if permitted or advised by Public Health Scotland that it is safe to do so.

Please see below all the details of the current Member’s programme

We run the following:

  • In-person in the centre activities (run in accordance with strict safety measures)

  • Outdoor activities and trips

  • On-line activities


Grassmarket Centre-Based Activities


5.30pm – FREE Big Screen Films (see listings)


10-1pm & 2pm to 4pm – Tartan Enterprise (with Marta)


11-1pm  – Reading & Writing (with Nick)

2pm-4pm – Health & Wellbeing (with Hazel)

7.15pm – FREE Big Screen Films (see listings)


11am-1pm & 2pm – 4pm – IT Skills (with Kevin & Marco)


11am-1pm & 2pm – 4pm – Art (with Trish)

10-1pm & 2pm to 4pm – Woodwork (with Jon)

Note: COVID 19 Guidelines when in the Grassmarket Centre
• Keep 2m social distance, ALWAYS wear a mask when not on a blue sticker & use hand-gel dispensers
• Group size limited to six members per activity
• Follow both downstairs and upstairs one-way systems
• If upstairs, you can only use the fire exit to go downstairs

Grassmarket Outdoor Activities


10-11am – 2 x Walking (with Dennis & Janet) in Walk 1 Meadows or Walk 2 Holyrood Park (more difficult)


11am-1pm & 2pm to 3.30pm – Herb Garden Group (with Trudi & Tom)


10am (2 Sundays a month) – Walking Days Out see the latest bulletin for the dates this month


Grassmarket Online Activities


11am-12 midday – Scottish History (with Nick)


Meeting ID: 826 8754 3879  Passcode: PAST

1.30-2pm – Coffee Break

Meeting ID:898 0041 0215   Passcode: Cuppa



11am-1pm – Guitar (with Tomas)


Meeting ID: 894 5925 6233 Passcode: String



10am-11am Yoga (with Bethany)


Meeting ID: 822 5826 1738 Passcode: [contact Mike@grassmarket.org

11.30am-12.30pm Open Book (with Jess)


Meeting ID: 136 710 657 Passcode: Read

5-6.30pm – Choir (with Morgan)


Meeting ID: 777 286 151 Passcode: Sing



5-6pm – A Wee Breather – Relaxation (with Corrinna)


Meeting ID: 845 9723 4673 Passcode: Calm

7.15pm – Cinema Chat (with Rohan & Ewan)


Meeting ID: 897 1308 6683 Passcode: Film

More details about the Cinema Chat here 


10-10.30am – Coffee Break


Meeting ID:898 0041 0215   Passcode: Cuppa

11am-1pm – Creative Writing (with Isela)


Meeting ID: 774 347 404 Passcode: Write

You must be a member to attend any on line or in person activity – contact Mike on mike@grassmarket.org or text 07860 021 262 to join or go to: join

Saturdays [last of the month]

10-10.30am – Mindfulness & Meditation


Meeting ID:890 618 04453  Passcode: Mind

Any Time Activities & Links

Science Chat Podcast with Jess, Kiani, Stephanie, Isla, Marina & Sophie

New episode each week at https://bit.ly/2KshiH2

Chat on Discord – a virtual place to talk and hang out – 7 days a week – to join contact Mike or Jonny for the link.