Summer Desk Hours

Centrepoint has reduced front desk hours in July and August, as follows:

Sunday Closed 
Monday Closed
Tuesday 09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday 09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

Hours are subject to change, please call as needed

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Regular Activities

Centrepoint is home to a number of shared interest groups. These allow you to meet and pursue your interests on a regular basis in a relaxed, social atmosphere. 

All groups are free to members.

Current groups are:

Culture and Nature

Art Walks / Art talks

Led by an artist, this group visits Basel museums to see and discuss works by individual artists.

Bird Watching

All the family is welcome and the group meets at a predetermined place and time. This birding group is led by an informed enthusiast and you will learn a lot about the birds through the seasons.

History Tours of Basel

Have you wondered why some of the streets have strange names, or what the plaque above a building means? Our tours are led by a lively and knowledgeable member.

My Place

A regular series in which Centrepoint members take turns presenting a talk on their home country. 

Creative Groups
Anyone can be an Artist, Drawing

Everyone is welcome, whether beginners or advanced. Enjoy drawing with the guidance of a talented artist.

Anyone can be an Artist, Watercolours

Everyone is welcome to try or improve their skills using watercolours with the guidance of a talented artist.

Creative Studio

Bring along your latest art project and materials (sorry, no oil painting permitted) and exchange ideas and encouragement as you work.

Hooks & Needles

This is a fun and informative hobby session. You will need to bring your own materials and a little idea of what you might like to make, or a project you are already working on. Share tips, ask questions, enjoy the company.

Men Modelling

Another fun and informative hobby session: in addition to building a model we also spend the evening swapping ideas over a drink. Women Modellers are also welcome!

Photography Group

An enthusiastic group of photographers who share techniques, conduct field trips and mount exhibitions.

Bridge for Beginners 

Come and learn the basics of bridge in a friendly atmosphere with lots of support.

Monday Bridge Club 

If you know the basics of bridge but need to practise, or know how to play but have nowhere to do it, join us for a relaxed evening of play with helpful advice and support.

Wednesday Bridge Club 

If you have some bridge playing experience come along and join us to play this interesting game.

Western Mahjong for Beginners 

If you are interested in the game of Mahjong please come and join us - all levels are welcome as we will teach beginners the basics of this fascinating game. 

Health & Wellness
Monday Meditation 

Each week we meet for a one-hour mindfulness session under the guidance of two qualified meditation instructors.

Sunday Walkers

Every month we choose a new destination within easy reach of Basel and walk for a couple of hours.

Reading Groups
Books in English

Every month we read and discuss a work of fiction published in English. The group includes both native English speakers and members for whom it is a second language.

German Advanced: Short Stories, Reading & Discussion

Is this a language group or a shared interest group? You decide! Read a German text with a group, followed by a discussion.

Spanish Reading Group

A spin-off from the Spanish language group, this reading group aims to read 6 Spanish books a year, meeting for discussion about every 2 months.


Basel Writers

The group provides encouragement and structure for creative writing based on Susan Tiberghien's book, One Year to a Writing Life, Twelve Lessons to Deepen Every Writer's Art and Craft.

Thin Raft Writers

Bring your writing for review and constructive critique. Many of our members have published works including novels, children's books, poetry, non-fiction and short stories.

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