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  • 01 Feb 2023 12:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    On 31st January, Centrepoint members Vivian, Viktoriya and Zhanna were interviewed on The English Show on Basel’s Radio X. Vivian introduced Centrepoint’s Ukrainian Refugee Initiative and Viktoriya and Zhanna talked about their experiences.

    The interviews were split into two and you can listen to them by clicking on the following links: Vivian and Viktoriya & Zhanna. (On the webpage displayed, click on the “play” button at the bottom of the page to hear the interview.)


    Vivian, Zhanna and Viktoriya at the Radio X studio. Photographer: Brigitta
  • 01 Feb 2023 11:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint has launched a special program in response to the extraordinary arrival of refugees from the conflict in Ukraine. The initial focus of this initiative is on English and German Conversation Groups to help S-status holders from Ukraine to maintain or improve their English and German skills.

    To view Centrepoint's monthly calendar, which provides dates and times of Conversation Groups and other Activities, please click here.

    At the core of the program is an offer for a limited number of S-status holders to take out a regular one-year membership at a reduced rate after a one-month free trial period. Donations from a new fund within Centrepoint will subsidize the remaining portion. 

    To view an information leaflet in English and Ukrainian, please click here. 

    If you are an S-status holder and wish to apply to join Centrepoint, please click here. 

    To view frequently asked questions and answers for S-status holders about becoming a Centrepoint member, click here. 

    If you are a Centrepoint member and would like to help with the initiative, we are looking for volunteers to lead a new English or German Conversation Group. Please email conversations[at]centrepoint.ch for more information.

  • 01 Feb 2023 09:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint’s 2023 AGM will take place on Thursday 16th March in the Lohnhof Foyer (the room below Centrepoint), commencing 19:00.

    The formal invitation to the AGM providing more details about the event will be sent to members mid-February. However members should be aware of two forthcoming deadlines:

    1. If you wish to propose a change to the Statutes (which you can read here (login required)), you need to send your proposed revision to the President not less than 45 days before the AGM i.e. by 30th January 2023.

    2. If you wish to nominate either yourself or another member to be a candidate for the role of President, Treasurer or Secretary, you need to send your nomination to the President not less than 7 days before the AGM i.e. by 9th March 2023.

    Please note that the current President and Secretary are not standing for re-election. Therefore candidates for these positions are asked to come forward to ensure the ongoing governance of Centrepoint.

    Please contact president[at]centrepoint.ch for further details.

  • 31 Jan 2023 19:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    On Tuesday 31st January between 19:00 and 20:00, The English Show on Radio X will be conducting and broadcasting live interviews with two Ukrainian members and volunteers of Centrepoint, Zhanna and Viktoriya. Vivian from Centrepoint will provide an introduction about Centrepoint’s Ukrainian initiative. 

    You will be able to listen to the interviews live on Radio X, 94.5 or via https://radiox.ch. Alternatively, after the live broadcast, the interviews will be available to listen to via The English Show’s website at http://www.theenglishshow.com/interviews.



    Zhanna and Viktoriya at the Radio X studio. Photographer: Brigitta

  • 29 Jan 2023 11:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Expat-Expo is an event by, for and about English-speaking Switzerland. Come and meet exhibitors from the Basel region and all over Switzerland, including Centrepoint! We enjoy welcoming existing and potential members, so please drop by, say hello and find out more about Centrepoint.

    Expat-Expo Basel is a wonderful opportunity to find out about organisations and activities in and around Basel. Admission is free and we hope to see you there!

    Date: Sunday 29th January

    Time: 11:00 - 17:00

    Where: Congress Center at the Basel Messe, Messeplatz 21, Basel

    Cost: Admission free

    For more information, click here to view a flyer for the event and click here to visit the Expat-Expo website.


  • 20 Jan 2023 07:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)
    Members can read key points from recent Centrepoint Board Meetings on the website. Key points discussed at the January Board Meeting are now available on the Board Meetings page by clicking here (login required).
  • 19 Jan 2023 18:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Join us between 18:00 and 20:00 for a glass of wine with some cheese and snacks, and enjoy mingling with the wonderful community we have. It's a chance to meet up with friends old and new and talk about anything that comes to mind. Everyone is welcome. No need to book, just drop in.

    CHF 5 for members, CHF 10 guests, free for new members with their voucher.

    Cash payment only.

  • 13 Jan 2023 10:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Coffee Mornings take place at Centrepoint every Friday between 10:30 and 12:30 and are open to all members and their guests and friends. This is a good opportunity for anyone interested in Centrepoint to find out more about us. Coffee, tea and biscuits are offered so why not come along for a friendly chat?

    We are also looking for volunteers to help at Friday Coffee Mornings at the "Meet and Greet Table". If you are interested please contact membership[at]centrepoint.ch.

  • 11 Jan 2023 10:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Would you like to practise your German or help others to improve theirs? Come and join us at Centrepoint on Wednesday mornings between 10:30 and 12:30 for a cup of coffee or tea and some German “Geplauder”. All members and potential members are welcome. Don’t be shy; just use the German you have!

  • 11 Jan 2023 10:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint members are invited to the next Monthly Feedback Meeting in the Centrepoint Small Library on Wednesday 11th January from 10:30 to 11:30. Please come along to hear about what is happening at Centrepoint, ask questions and/or make suggestions. A Board member will host the meeting. There is no need to book, just come along.

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