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Prescribe Culture Gatherings

A socially supported way to get out, about, enjoying the wellbeing benefits of the diversity of Edinburgh’s free heritage and culture, in the company of others.

Prescribe Culture Gatherings have one purpose – to support mental wellbeing and increase sense of connectedness by providing regular opportunities for people to come together,  meet new friends and socialise, with and through culture and coffee.

All Prescribe Culture Gatherings consist of a cultural activity that is free or low cost, and always includes a window for coffee and chat, at a café in the area.

The activities are all things open to the general public so if you enjoy the experience and/or visit as part of a Gathering, you can head along to the same spaces and venues, in your own time, solo or with others, again and again.

All Prescribe Culture members are very welcome to bring along a friend, if they wish. However, the Gatherings are supported by a host who will ensure everyone feels welcome and there is a relaxed and informal way of introductions to all those gathered.

Download the July to September Gathering programme here:

Registration is always open, simply email PrescribeCulture@ed.ac.uk to ask to be added to the Gatherings invite list.