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  • 26 Oct 2019 12:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Switzerland's biggest and oldest fun fair starts again in Basel on 26th October until 10th November 2019.  At midday, the Fair Bell of St Martin's church will ring out to announce the start of the 2019 Basler Herbstmesse.  

    Please visit here for more information.

  • 06 Sep 2019 18:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Tanya Akhmetgalieva was born in Kemerovo, Russia, but currently lives in St Petersburg where she creates paintings, videos and installations.

    In September and October, the Artwall is presenting "Unexpected Guest," a graphic series and video art by Tanya.  The artworks were all created in Basel in the last 4 months during art residency at the Atelier Mondial which was supported by Pro Helvetia.

    Come and join us for the opening of this exhibition on Friday 6th September from 18:00 to 21:00.  This exhibition will run until Wednesday 25th October.  This event is open to everyone, please feel free to bring along family and friends.

    Full details of this event can be found on page 5 of Horizon magazine.  

    Please note, after Friday 6th September, the Artwall can be viewed during normal opening times.



  • 01 Sep 2019 00:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The front desk will revert to the usual opening times from 01 September 2019.  

    Sunday & Monday - Closed

    Tuesday & Wednesday - 09:00 - 13:00

    Thursday - 09:00 - 19:00 

    Friday - 09:00 - 13:00

    Saturday - First Saturday of the month 11:00 - 13:00 otherwise closed 


  • 16 Aug 2019 17:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint will be hard locked from 17:00 on Friday 16th August until 10:00 on Saturday 17th August due to Em Bebbi sy Jazz.

  • 27 Jul 2019 00:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    The front desk will be open as follows during July and August:-


    Monday : Closed

    Tuesday : 09:00 - 13:00

    Wednesday : 09:00 - 13:00

    Thursday : 09:00 - 13:00 (closed on Thursday 1st August)

    Friday : 09:00 - 13:00

    Saturday : Closed


    Centrepoint will remain accessible by door code during this time except for Friday 16th August (Em Bebbi sy Jazz), when the door will be hardlocked from 17:00 until 10:00 on Saturday 17th August.


  • 11 Jun 2019 18:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Unlike the witches in Western Europe, witches in Russia were considered part of society - sometimes under scrutiny of the government or followed by the police, but never subjected to a witch hunt.  Perceived as the ones who know more, who are in charge, who can help with the pursuit of knowledge or in determining an appropriate punishment. 

    Three Russian artists, Lyudmila Baronina, Alina Glazoun and Ustina Yakovleva together with guest curator Yulia Grachikova, are part of the current generation of women who are now presenting a new approach to this world of exploration and understanding.  Working with different types of contemporary mythology and knowledge, these "Russian Witches" will transform the ArtWall corridor with their artwork for a week in June during ArtBasel.

    More information about this exhibition can be found on page 5 of Horizon magazine.

    The Vernissage will be on Tuesday 11th June.  During the first week of the Three Witches ArtWall, in addition to our regular opening hours, the front desk will be manned from 17:00 on Wednesday and Friday and from 11:00 - 13:00 on Saturday and Sunday.

    In the second week, Centrepoint will be open at normal times.

    Come and join us for the opening of our special exhibition.  Entry is free to members and their family and friends.  

  • 10 Jun 2019 00:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Monday 10th June is a public holiday, please note that Centrepoint will be closed and regular activities will be cancelled.  We reopen as usual from Tuesday 11th June.

  • 07 Jun 2019 17:30 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Why not dress up as an artist, a painter, in your favourite summer colours or any other "state of the art" attire (themed clothing optional!) and join us for a wonderful night to celebrate Summer and Art.  We start the evening with a mini vernissage hosted by Centrepoint member and artist Kim Vergil.  Discuss her art over a welcome drink and nibbles.  Then it's time to party!  An Asian-themed buffet will be available including vegetarian options and the now infamous "Safina's Samosas"!  Either work up an appetite or work off the buffet dancing to the beats provided by DJ Saf!

    Date: Friday 7th June

    Time: Mini vernissage 17:30 - 19:00, then party until 22:00

    Place: Centrepoint (ground floor)

    Cost: CHF 35 per person, including food and drink

    Who: Members only (maximum 50)

    Book: Send an email  by Friday 31st May.  Tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.




  • 30 May 2019 00:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint will be closed all day on Thursday 30th May.   We will reopen on Friday 31st May and normal hours will apply.

  • 03 May 2019 18:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Christina works mostly with wool, making needle-felted wool wall hangings.  When not working with wool, Christina enjoys painting with watercolours.

    Come and join us for the opening of Christina's exhibition on Friday, 3rd May from 18:00 to 20:30.  This event is open to everyone.  Please feel free to bring along family and friends.

    For further information, please see the latest edition of Horizon magazine.  An interview with Christina can be found on page 4.   Alternatively, you can visit Christina's website here

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