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  • 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

  • 13 Apr 2019 14:18 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint will be hard locked over Easter, starting on Thursday 18th April at 17:00.  It will reopen at 09:00 on Tuesday 23rd April.  When Centrepoint is hard locked, it is not possible to enter using the door key pad.

  • 05 Apr 2019 18:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Italian artist Monica Vaccari is uniquely dedicated to the human face, exploring it in ceramics and photography in a way that straddles the worlds between representational accuracy and more abstract and conceptual iconography.

    Monica's photographs will be on view at Centrepoint through the end of April.  Join us at the vernissage on Friday, 5th April from 18:00 to 20:30.  Take the opportunity of the Artwall's free and open apero to bring friends along and those newcomers curious about Centrepoint.

    For more information please visit Monica's website here and/or Horizon magazine.


  • 05 Apr 2019 10:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Just a reminder that the Joint English Book Sale is on Friday & Saturday 5th and 6th April at Basel West Library.

    Come and buy good quality secondhand books and DVDs.

    This is a Centrepoint collaboration with the GGG, American Women's Club and the Anglican Church Basel.  Proceeds from the event are shared between the four organisations.

    Date & Time:

    Friday 5th April, 10:00 to 19:00. Doors open at 09:30 for an Early Bird Member Pre-Shop. Bake sale: 10:00 - 16:00. Apero: 17:00 - 19:00

    Saturday 6th April, 10:00 to 16:00.  Bake sale all day

    Place: GGG Basel West Library, Allschwilerstrasse 90, 4055 Basel

    Cost: Entrance and Friday apero are free (Early Bird Pre-Shop is for members only)

    Who: Members and non-members

    No booking required.

  • 08 Mar 2019 17:00 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    Centrepoint will be hard locked over Fasnacht, starting on Friday, 8th March at 17:00.  It will reopen on Thursday, 14th March at 09:00.  This means nobody will be able to enter Centrepoint without a key.

  • 06 Mar 2019 19:09 | Centrepoint (Administrator)

    There will be no apero at Centrepoint in March.  Instead we hope to see you all at the Annual General Meeting, where there will be an apero after the official business is completed.



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