Tasting Change Summer Activities

Tasting Change is a multi agency partnership that has been set up to tackle food insecurity and promote positive food and health opportunities in Wester Hailes. Here is a list of all the activities organised by the project this Summer.

We are What We Eat

Cooking Classes for Kids

Join Tasting Change at the WHEC for some healthy summer cooking every Thursday from, 11-1pm. This course will run from the 5th July until 23rd August (cooking session and lunch provision)

The Community Food Shop

Tasting Change and Edinburgh Community Food work in partnership to run two Community food shops in partnership at The Healthy Living Centre.

The community Food Shops offer subsidised organic veg, recipe packs and local produce at affordable prices and operate every Tuesday between 10am and 2pm and every Thursday between 10am and 2pm. We are also looking for local volunteers to help run the Community Food Shop.

To get involved or find out more, please contact Louise on 0131 453 9400, 07762 272 9192 or louise@thehealthagency.or.uk


We Create,
Every Tuesday between 11am and 1pm

Free art and food workshops, no experience of design necessary. Lunch is provided

Mum’s Group,
Every Friday between 2pm and 4pm

Chat, snacks and a space to talk about your creative ambitions.

To get involved in the CrEATe programme please contact Kirsty at WHALE arts on 0131 458 3267 or Kirsty@whalearts.co.uk

Taste and Share

Taste and Share Family Cooking Sessions at Whale Arts

Come and join other local families and children to cook and share food from other countries

  • Saturday 11th August – 11am – 1pm
  • Saturday 8th September – 11am – 1pm
  • Saturday 13th October – 11am – 1pm
  • Saturday 10th November – 11am – 1pm
  • Saturday 8th December – 11am – 1pm

Weekly Women’s Group

Every Monday (From 16th July) @ Whale Arts Centre between 11am to 1pm

Learn to cook on a budget and share recipes from different countries whilst meeting local people and making new friends

To get involved in Taste and Share contact Neeru on 0131 442 2341, 07305 165 244 or neeru@scorescotland.org.uk


Income Maximisation (Outreach Surgeries)

  • Every Wednesday at Clovenstone Community Centre (9am until 12pm)
  • Every Thursday at Whale Arts between 9am and 12pm
  • Every Friday at The Health Agency between 10am and 1pm

This service offers welfare rights advice and supports people to maximise their income.  To access appointments or find out more about this service contact CHAI on 0131 442 2100 or email shashika.heiyantuduwa@chaiedinburgh.org.uk

The Garden Kitchen and Summer Activity

The Garden Kitchen will be going on tour over the summer holidays popping up at the following events to provide free, healthy and yummy lunches for kids and adults. CrEATe will also be delivering creative, arty and fun activities for kids and adults.

Westburn Woods, Woodland Wonderland
Friday 7th July, 1- 4pm

Campfire stories and cooking with CrEATe

Murrayburn and HaileslandPlayday at The Greenway,
Saturday 21st July, 1pm until 4pm,

Pop Up Garden Kitchen

Calders Day at Calders Community Flat,
Saturday 28th July, 1pm until 4pm,

Pop Up Garden Kitchen in partnership with Fork in The Road (use logo) and creative activities with CrEAte

Play Day, Clovenstone Community Centre
Wednesday 1st August, 1pm until 4pm

Pop Up Garden Kitchen in partnership with Fork in The Road (use logo) and creative activities with CrEAte

Keep track of all of the Tasting Change events, workshops and Healthy Eating Classes by following them on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram or contact Stacey Wilson, Project Coordinator on Stacey@thehealthagency.org.uk.

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