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December 2022

December - What's on!

From December 8th, the Seddwell Center will be transformed into our annual  Secret Door christmas market - Thursdays 10 am - 7 pm, Fridays and Saturdays 10 am - 6 pm until December 23rd. (Our regular events will be on hold during this period). Discover products from local artists, crafts people,as well as from the Bohemian Soul Lifestyle store. Lina will also be offering tarot card readings on Dec 10, 22 & 23 for Koha donation (suggested €10). Stop by to catch up on your christmas shopping, enjoy some cake and refreshments or just pop in for a chat - we would love to see you!

Wednesday, December 7th, 8 am - 10 am English Breakfast Club
Breakfast meetings for our business community. Network and learn the SMART skills necessary to conduct successful businesses in an ethical sustainable way. As an additional bonus you get to brush up on your English conversational skills. Koha suggestion: 5 - 10€ (English breakfast, tea/coffee included). Open to everyone who wants to talk business. Registration by email.

Wednesday, December 7th, 10.30 am - 11.30  Yoga with Kelly
Join Kelly for a morning yoga session before our community lunch. Suitable for all levels. €10. Contact Kelly to register for a spot.

Wednesday, December 7th, 12 pm - 2 pm Community Lunch
Join us for our last community lunch of the year pot luck style - bring a dish to share. You are also welcome to pop in on the following Wednesdays for cake and coffee.

Saturday, December 25th, 1 pm  -  4pm Christmas Day Potluck Lunch
For our members far away from their families, come celebrate Christmas with your base Graz family! Partners and kids also welcome. Bring a dish to share. Register with
Debbie. (members only event).

Coming up in January

For our first potluck dinner for 2023, we would like to invite everyone, especially our new members to join us. We would love to hear what events you would like to see in 2023 and how you would like to be involved.


We are excited to announce we have partnered with the Steiermärkische Bank and appreciate their generous financial support of €3,000. We look forward to our collaboration!

Steiermärkische Bank und Sparkassen AG was established in 1825 as a savings association and was thus the first financial institution in Styria.

As an universal bank, we cover all banking transactions and offer a comprehensive service for private clients, small and medium-sized companies, private banking customers, large-scale corporations, institutional customers and the private sector.

With a balance sheet total of 19.6 billion, we are the largest retail bank and thus the largest bank for private clients in Styria.

Our extended domestic market includes North Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Serbia and Slovenia.

With subsidiaries in the countries mentioned, we are able to offer an extensive market presence in the West Balkans region.

Steiermärkische Sparkasse is the largest savings bank in the federal provinces and an important part of the Austrian Sparkasse Group.

The latter comprises 49 savings banks, with Erste Group Bank and Erste Bank Österreich as the leading institutions.

We are also member in the cross-guarantee system of the savings banks, which allows our savings bank group to work together even more closely and creates mutual synergies.

In particular, the cross-guarantee system also forms a safety net to ensure the solvency of the savings banks.

Our goal is to transport our traditional values of regionality, sustainability, passion, credibility and reliability into the digital age.

Private Clients ( Verantwortung. Von Anfang an. | Steiermärkische Sparkasse

A peek from some of our November events

Wonderful results as always from Bevil's Sip and Paint workshop - often with no painting experience!

Stunning artwork from the young artists taking part in the Bvbk Jugendausstellung art exhibition

Nicole has been trying out all sorts of delicious soups and baked good recipes on us for our Wednesday community lunches. We are delighted to be her guinea pigs!

Some wonderful conversations in our FemmesTisch and women healthcare discussion series.

Lots of concentration happening in our monthly knitting and needlecaft club.

The kids love Debbie and her fun activities in KidsLove2Learn

Light up Gries 2022

Our team of artist elves have been busy bringing festive cheer to the Gries neighourhood with their beautiful shop window displays. See all the windows on our
Gries Connect Blog

Gift a base Graz annual membership for someone who would appreciate joining our friendly community. Benefits include discounts on regular events, exclusive member events and 20% at the Bohemian Soul Beehive Store.

Some of our members are also offering gift vouchers and special Christmas discounts for their products and services.

Gift one of Andrea Huber's wonderfully relaxing and healing private sound vibration therapy sessions. She has a special Christmas offer - 1 session for €50 (instead of €63) or 3 for €130.

Tamzin Merivale is offering a discount on her Soul Signs Energy Portraits to those who sign up to her newsletter - €777 (instead of €1,111) until Dec 9th.  

Katcha Bilek has special 20% discount "MERRYGRAZ" for her
Dangly Bits jewellery and vegan recyled  leather handbags on her Etsy shop.

Sarah Löcker is offering gift vouchers for her art workshops - suitable for all levels including beginners.

Discover more shops and services offering gift vouchers in our Gries community in this post from our Gries Connect blog. 

Small Business Consulting
Debbie, with BAS Enterprises, has received another round of support from Stadt Graz to work with 10 businesses in the Gries district (or anyone thinking of becoming an entrepreneur). Each business has been allocated 10 hours of contact time to work with Debbie on any aspect of their business (plans, vision, core values, branding concepts, financing etc.)
Keep a look out for events such as our business breakfast meetings and evening networking get togethers. Plus opportunities to work with Debbie at Seddwell Center or get your products into the Bohemian Soul shop. This is free - however you will need to invest your time. Contact Debbie for more information.
Bohemian Soul Beehive Store
Private shopping appointments available upon request

 Now open on Thursdays 4 pm - 7 pm!!

Pop in for some Christmas shopping and discover lots of wonderful products from local artists, home decor,  vegan candy and our gin collection including festive gin baubles!  We also have gift vouchers - perfect present for someone to choose their own gift.

Regular opening hours

Thursdays 16:00 - 19:00
Fridays 10:00 - 18:00 
Saturdays 10:00 - 14:00

(or by appointment)

 Rösselmühlgasse 22

20 % discount for Base Members and other special discounts!

New merchandise every week - follow us on 
facebook & instagram to see what's just arrived!
For more information and for registrations please contact us on or 0676 5550233.
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