Spouse Community Update - Week 35
Tak for sidst!
We are continuing our series of pop-up events led by our own members after summer too, because spontaneous plans are the best! Last Tuesday, a bunch of Spouse Community members and their partners met at Pinot Butik & Bar and enjoyed some wine and great conversations.
Becoming a member and gain access to a plethora of fun events, workshops and activities for free or discounted rates. It costs just 100kr per year. Learn more and become a member here.
If you’re a Spouse Community member with an idea for a project or event you’d like to work on, please get in touch on email@example.com , we’d love to hear from you!
What is a Spouse? projectWe at Spouse Community Aarhus consider ourselves as international individuals, who have fearlessly entered the Danish culture with the hope of thriving in Aarhus alongside our partners. Our 'What Is A Spouse?' project was launched at our one-year anniversary. The project is a compilation of inspiring stories from ‘spouses’ like you who have done just that.
Each month we’ll bring you a new experience from spouses who have made Aarhus their home. For this month, read about Irena, a 29-year-old from Ukraine who met her Danish husband in 2012 and decided to settle in Denmark. She channelled her passion to start the Creative Women’s Club. She has shared her experience of settling and exploring various opportunities in Aarhus. Read more by clicking here.
(Photo by Zane Hartmane)
Insta-takeover by Joanna!Over on our Instagram we are giving the world a peek into the lives of spouses in Aarhus! Every month one of our members will takeover our Instagram to share everything from their daily lives, to hidden gems around the city. We have such a diverse membership, and everyone experiences Aarhus differently – so this is a great chance to see how others have made this city their home.
Currently Joanna is sharing a week in her life – including some of her favourite things to do around town! Follow her journey at @spousecommunityaarhus.
If you’re a member who would like to do an Insta-Takeover, we’d love to hear from you! It doesn’t matter if you’re completely new to Instagram, we’ll find an easy way to tell your story: firstname.lastname@example.org
Even if you’re not doing a Takeover, you can still join our Insta-community, just tag your posts with #spouselifeinaarhus to showcase your life in Aarhus!
Event highlight: Spouse Community will be at Expat Reception this Saturday!The Expat Reception run by the Aarhus Festuge, Aarhus University and International community is a great opportunity to meet expats, networking organizations, leisure associations, and find volunteering opportunities. The event is at FO-Aarhus Garden on 1 Sep, 2018 between 15:00 and 17:00. Spouse Community Aarhus will be one of many organizations there, so come over to say hello and know more about us!
For more information, follow the link and sign up to the event here.
Event highlight: Exhibition Opening: Aarhus seen through international eyesSpouse Community Aarhus in cooperation with the Port of Aarhus, invites you to the opening of an art exhibition by Santhi Maniam of Santhi Art. An accomplished artist, and Spouse Community member, Santhi moved from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Aarhus seven years ago. In 'Aarhus Seen Through International Eyes' she shares her love for her home through a collection of new paintings inspired by Aarhus and the harbour. This event is open to members of Spouse Community only and entry is free. Secure your spot by signing up on September 7th at the latest by clicking here.
(Art by Santhi Maniam).
Become a memberWe’d love you to join us! Spouse Community Aarhus is a community of enthusiastic international spouses and accompanying partners from all over the world that have settled in Aarhus and made this city our home. Anyone can become a member of Spouse Community Aarhus, whether you or your partner are internationals or Danes. We are lucky enough to have members of many ages and nationalities, both men and women, and some working or volunteering in Aarhus.
We are a non-profit volunteer-based organisation and our nominal membership fee of 100kr per year (that’s about the price of two coffees!) goes directly back into putting on our events - so the more members we have, the more awesome events!
As a member you’ll also receive invitations to all our Spouse Community Aarhus events which are free to members (or in the instance there is an entry fee or ticket needed, we negotiate the best price possible for our members), and access to our members-only Facebook forum, a place to connect with members, ask questions and seek advice, and share events and articles.
To become a member, click here.
Get involvedSpouse Community is run by spouses, for spouses; so, if you have a passion or event idea you’d like to share with the community – we’d love to hear from you! Email us at email@example.com
Upcoming EventsMonthly Coffee Morning
Friday, August 31 from 10.00 to 12.00
Dome of Visions, Inge Lehmanns Gade, 8000 Aarhus C
Open to Spouse Community members and non-members
Join Spouse Community Aarhus for our Monthly Coffee Morning at the Dome of Visions. This fun and informal event is a great opportunity to get to know Spouse Community Aarhus: who we are and what we do, along with meeting new people and enjoying some delicious coffee. Our Monthly Coffee Mornings are open to both members and non-members – so feel free to bring your friends! Children are welcome.
Sign-up by clicking here.
Exhibition Opening: Aarhus Seen Through International Eyes
Wednesday, September 12 from 16:30 to 17:30
Port of Aarhus, Vandvejen 7, 8000 Aarhus C
Open to Spouse Community members only
Spouse Community Aarhus in cooperation with the Port of Aarhus, invites you to the opening of an art exhibition by Santhi Maniam of Santhi Art. An accomplished artist, and Spouse Community member, Santhi moved from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Aarhus seven years ago. In 'Aarhus Seen Through International Eyes' she shares her love for her home through a collection of new paintings inspired by Aarhus and the harbour.
Along with taking in the beautiful artworks, and supporting our fellow member, there will be a number of key businesses in attendance for our members to network with. This event is open to members of Spouse Community only and entry is free.
Secure your spot by signing up on September 7th at the latest by clicking here.
Thursday, September 13 from 13.00 to 15.00
The Merchant Coffee Shop, Frederiksgade 38, Aarhus C
Open to Spouse Community members and non-members
Join Spouse Community Aarhus at our monthly Afternoon Coffee event. This is a chance for those who need an afternoon pick-me-up to come together in the cozy surrounds of the Merchant Coffee Shop (next to Tir Na Nog) to mix and mingle. This fun and informal event is a great opportunity to get to know Spouse Community: who we are and what we do, along with meeting new people and enjoying some delicious coffee.
This event is free open to both members and non-members – so feel free to bring your friends! Attendees can purchase their own coffee, tea and refreshments from the venue.
Read more and sign-up here.
TGIF with Spouse Community
Friday, October 12 from 17.00-20.00
Waxies, Frederiksgade 16, 8000 Aarhus C
Open to members and non-members
Join us as we get together for drinks and celebrate the end of the week at Waxies! Come straight up the stairs to the 1st Floor where we'll have our own private party area and bar. This fun and informal event is a great opportunity to bring your partners and friends, meet new people, and get to know Spouse Community! Our TGIF events are open to members and non-members – all are welcome and Spouse Community members will receive a special members-only discount on a range of beer, wine, cider and soft drinks! Find more details on the link below.
Entry to this event is free and for adults only, attendees can purchase their own refreshments from the venue.
Sign up here.
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(Photo by Zane Hartmane)