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July 2022

July - What's on!

@Bernadette Schett

We wish everyone a wonderful summer! July and August are our quieter months, but we are still here for you. Pop by the shop (summer late hours on Fridays!) or Wednesdays at the Seddwell Center to say hi.
Singing with Joe is on summer break during July and will return in August.
Wednesdays 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 10€ per session. To register email

Saturdays July 16th, 23rd, 30th, 9 am - 10 am,
Families Love2Learn
Debbie will be leading this fun educational program with creative learning stations set up for caregivers and their kids to work together on literacy, art & science activities. All ages welcome. For our base members only. Koha donation. Register with Debbie.

Thursday July 21st,  Community Cookbook Pre-launch Party
Come and celebrate our new Community Cookbook with member recipes from all over the world. More details to come!

Saturday July 23rd, 6 pm - 8.30 pm Sip & Paint
Relax, socialise and sip a glass of wine while painting a landscape. You will be guided through each step by our talented artist-in-residence Bevil Byam. Good conversation and laughter included, no art experience required. 35€ including all supplies and one  glass of wine or beverage. (cash bar for further drinks). Register with Bevil.

A sneak peek at last month's Sip & Paint!


Sound Vibration Circle (July date to be announced) Andrea Huber leads this deeply relaxing and restorative event.The sounds you will experience include the monochord sound bed, Tibetan & crystal singing bowls, Native American Medicine Drum and channelled vocal sounds and toning. Wear comfortable clothing & socks. Registration required (limited to 10 places). €25 regular /  €20 IWA / €15 base members.

Coming up in August

Pot Luck Dinner - Thursday, August 18th

Want to get involved? We are looking for volunteers to help at the center on Saturday mornings. Or maybe you would like to give a presentation, lead a club or a workshop, or help with the community garden? Just let us know. Or drop by on Wednesday mornings 11.30 am, when our core team meets for lunch (5€) to discuss ideas.


Deutsch Mit Sabine
B1 - C1 on-line course is on summer break
and will return in September
A conversation course covering various topics of interest, focusing on increasing vocabulary range and specific grammar topics.
€15 per class (€10 base members)
Register here.

base Verein projects

Testimonial Book
We are putting together a scrap book to showcase how important the base Verein is for our members. We would love to hear from you and your personal experience of how base Verein has supported you. Just write a short testimonial and send it to Debbie. Or take a look at our book next time you come in for inspiration. 

Spice of Life
'Spice of Life' is a work in progress collecting portraits for a future exhibition to showcase our diversity, talents and what our members have to offer Graz.

Community Cookbook
Bevil and Sophie have complied a wonderful collection of member recipes from around the world, accompanied by mouth-watering photos! Look out for the launch party on July 21st.

Sponsorship partners
We are looking for program and project sponsors if anyone knows of companies who would be interested in partnering with us.


Members Corner

See what our creative members are up to!
Join Sarah Löcker and Jana Graber at one of their free Urban Sketchers Graz meet ups. All levels welcome! More details with location and meet-up times on their facebook.


Sarah Löcker also offers regular art workshops in her cozy studio

Bevil Byam is now offering mugs decorated with his artwork in his design shop, along with his stunning copper jewerly.

Peninah Lesorogol has new beaded jewelry items along with personally designed colourful African clothes, handbags and more in her Samburu Beads shop.

Tamzin Merivale has been working on a new illustration collection 'Divine Energy Healing' with the female figure.

You can also see Tamzin, Peninah and Bevil's art and jewerly in the Bohemian Soul Beehive shop


Fun family games and activities in the Oeverseepark Tues, Wed, Thurs 15:00 - 19:00 during the summer holidays!

Plus 3 free vouchers for kids 6 - 18 yrs for the outdoor swimming pools from the KPÖ's Gries headquarter July 10 - 14.

For more info on what's happening in Gries this summer, follow Gries Connect's facebook. Plus learn more about local businesses and neighborhood services on our Gries Connect blog.



Rachel has been sharing her favourite hikes, kids activities and Graz summer events on IloveGraz facebook.

Member Josh Rogers is an
English speaking handy-man trained in Australia. Affordable rates for work including
🪛Minor electrical work
📺 appliance collection and installation
🛋Furniture pick-ups and assembly of flat pack furniture.
Happy to discuss any job, no obligation 06764189555
base Verein friend Martin Schoendorfer would like to offer his coaching services

Small Business Coaching

Debbie Adams is offering free business coaching/support for anyone in the Gries District. If you have an idea or need support with your vision or any aspect of business let us know and we will see how we can help. Contact Debbie to organise a consultation. 
Bohemian Soul Beehive Store
Private shopping appointments available upon request

Late Summer opening hours!
Drop in to browse through our vintage summer dress collection.

Regular opening hours

Fridays 10 - 20:00 (summer late hours) &  Saturdays 10 - 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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