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10-10-2018

Spouse Community Update Week 41

Tak for sidst!


(Photo by Joy Berrut)

Last week, we had another successful Afternoon Coffee at the Merchant Room. It’s open to non-members, and a great way to get to know Spouse Community. It’s always a fun to catch up with old friends and welcome newcomers!


(Photo by Zane Hartmane)

What is a Spouse? project

We 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 Lisa, a doctor from Germany who moved to Denmark with her partner after he found a job at Aarhus University. She has shared her experience of settling and restarting her career in Denmark, learning Danish, how she met new people and found activities to engage herself in Aarhus. Read more by clicking here.
 

Insta-takeover with Gulshat!!

Over on our Instagram, we are giving the world a peek into the lives of spouses in Aarhus! Every once in a while, 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, Gulshat is sharing a week in her life – including some beautiful views from Nordic Seaplanes and thoughts through her artwork! 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: info@spousecommunityaarhus.dk

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: Monthly Coffee Morning - Farewell the Dome of Visions!

It’s not too late to join us for our popular Monthly Coffee Morning on THURSDAY 25/10 from 10.00-12.00 at the Dome of Visions. As the Dome of Visions will be closing at the end of October, this will be our last Monthly at our beloved venue. Come and celebrate the great communal space, where so many members first came to a get-together!  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. We will be announcing a new venue for our Monthly Coffee Morning soon!
 
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.

Become a member

We’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 organization 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 involved

Spouse 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 info@spousecommunity.dk

Upcoming Events

Monthly Coffee Morning
Thursday, October 25, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
Dome of Visions, Inge Lehmanns Gade, 8000 Aarhus C

Our Monthly Coffee Mornings are open to both members and non-members – so feel free to bring your friends! We just ask that you sign up through this page so we have an idea of numbers.
Entry to this event is free, attendees can purchase their own coffee, tea and refreshments from the venue.

Danish 101: Visit to Supermarket and Farmers Market
Saturday, October 27, 9:30 am to 12 pm
SuperBrugsen, Jægergårdsgade 16, 8000 Aarhus C
Open to Spouse Community Members* only

Spouse Community Aarhus is happy to announce the first event of the series, Danish Living in which we would like to guide internationals through nuances of the Danish way of life. The first step of adapting to a new country starts with food. For Danish 101, we are collaborating with our own member, Lisbeth, who is a Dane with a global mindset to give us a session on how to make grocery shopping choices for yourself and your family! We will be visiting a local grocery store and the weekly farmers market on Oct 27 for this event.

The event is kid-friendly, free and open to Spouse Community members* only. Read more about the event and purchase by October 25 to secure your spot by clicking here.
 


Cocktail Making Workshop
Saturday, November 17, 16:00 to 18:00
Gedlugt, Fredensgade 41,8000 Aarhus C
295 DKK per person
Open to Spouse Community Members* and partners only
 
Spouse Community Aarhus welcomes our members to a cocktail making workshop at the hip new cocktail bar in town, Gedulgt. Members are welcome to bring their partners, but separate tickets must be purchased for each person. On Nov 17, get ready for a hyggelig evening of fancy cocktails, wait for it - made by yourself! Ticket costs 295 DKK and includes a welcome cocktail on arrival and wo cocktails created by you with guidance from a cocktail specialist, and of course you get to drink the cocktails you mix!
Tickets must be purchased by November 2 to secure your spot. Read more details and click here to buy your ticket.
 
Follow our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/spousecommunityaarhus and Instagram @spousecommunityaarhus for all our latest activities and happenings.

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