UPCOMING EVENTS

Swiss Community Events Calendar

Available for the first time, a comprehensive calendar to download with all Swiss events in the UK - from music concerts to art exhibitions to talks to just having a cuppa.

If you know of an event that is not listed on the calendar below of the PDF download, please do let us know so that we can keep it as up to date as possible:

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August
23
August 18
Thursday 23rd, 15:41 – Wednesday 28th, 22:59
SIGN THE OSA PETITION ON E-VOTING FOR SWISS ABROAD
Petition deadline 28 November 2018
www.evoting2021.ch
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OSA's call on the Swiss Federal Council & Parliament to make e-voting available to all Swiss Abroad by 2021.

The link to sign the petition online is www.evoting2021.ch

For many countries the postal service does not work (well enough) and the Swiss abroad are prevented from voting in Switzerland. Those of us who vote in a canton which already allows e-Voting, know how convenient this is.

The Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA) has started and online petition to introduce e-Voting for all Swiss Abroad. We kindly ask you to sign this petition.

This petition aims to enable the 172,100 Swiss people around the world registered on an electoral register to exercise their political rights.

The petition can be signed until 28 November 2018 and will be submitted to the Federal Chancellery on 30 November 2018.

 

November
07
November 18
Wednesday 7th, 10:00 – Thursday 6th, 18:00
The Most Beautiful Swiss Books Exhibition
Ambit - Umlaut space
Umlaut space, 53 Fashion Street, London E1 6PX
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The Most Beautiful Swiss Books of 2017 

15
November 18
Thursday 15th, 18:30 – Thursday 15th, 21:00
Victorinox Cooking Event
Limited space - RSVP by 13 November
Victorinox Flagship Store London, New Bond Street 95/96, W1S 1DB
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Come and join us for an exclusive evening in collaboration with Maroush

Victorinox together with renowned Lebanese restaurant Maroush is pleased to invite you for a VIP cooking event in our Flagship Store London.

Head chefs at Maroush, George Saidy and Charbel Lattouf, will be using the Victorinox knives  to demonstrate various knife skills in order to prepare excellent food and show you the Culinary Arts presentation, both of which Maroush prides itself on.

We are looking forward to welcoming you in our store with some fantastic food and drink which will stimulate and delight your senses.


Victorinox London Team


Date: 15 November 2018
Time: 18:30 - 21:00
Where: Victorinox Flagship Store London, New Bond Street 95/96, W1S 1DB
RSVP by the 13 November, 2018 to info.bond.uk@victorinox.com
(The places for this cooking event are very limited and available on a first come first served basis)

Special Offer: You will receive a 20% discount on our watches, kitchen knives, travel gear and fragrances collections exclusively on the night.

Location tbc
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You are invited to join the Edinburgh Swiss Club for our Annual General Meeting 2018 at the Saughtonhall Community Centre, Edinburgh, on the 16th of November.

DATE & TIME

details follow closer to the event

Follow on Facebook www.facebook.com/swissclubedinburgh
Visit the official website www.swissclubedinburgh.co.uk

17
November 18
Saturday 17th, 18:30 – Saturday 17th, 23:00
Ball & Dinner at Claridges - Booking now open
City Swiss Club
Claridge's, 49 Brook Street, Mayfair, London W1K
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Save the date & let your friends and colleagues know that you can now book to attend the exclusive 2018 Dinner & Ball at Claridges.

- Prices are £165 for City Swiss Club members

- Prices are £ 185 for non-members 

- Table for 8 people is £1’320 (8x £165)

- Table for 10 people is £1’650

- Table for 12 people is £1'980

Click here to book and pay online 

Do get your gladrags ready for this formal event, that takes place every 2 years. The evening includes a 3-course dinner, entertainment and normally a surprise or two - the 2016 ball had a fashion show and chocolate fountain!  

For a sneak peak of what you can expect, why not take a look at the previous ball's video here >

Keep an eye out for the full programme and how to RSVP on the City Swiss Club website http://cityswissclub.org/

18
November 18
Sunday 18th, 11:00 – Sunday 18th, 14:00
Sunday Service
Swiss Church London
Swiss Church London, 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
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The Service will be led by Reverend Meret Engel, sabattical Minister from Romanshorn-Salmsach, Switzerland. Everyone is welcome to join us for our Sunday service. We are an ecumenical congregation, and people from Anglican, Protestant and Catholic backgrounds and no religious affiliation worship together.

The sermon is in English. The hymns are sung in German, French and English.

The service is followed by lunch cooked by members of the congregation.

22
November 18
Thursday 22nd, 19:00 – Thursday 22nd, 20:00
Zur Rosenzeit
Evening of Music
Swiss Church Main Hall, 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
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Jessica Broad (soprano) with Peter Yardley-Jones (piano) present an evening of music.

It is free to attend, however expressing an interest is welcomed beforehand so that we may have an idea of numbers.

More information on music and other cultural events held here can be found on the official website www.swisschurchlondon.org.uk

24
November 18
Saturday 24th, 19:30 – Saturday 24th, 21:30
Philomel 'Cecilia Sings'
Swiss Church London
Swiss Church London, 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
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Join us for an evening of stunning singing, accompanied by theorbo, harpsichord and recorder. The forthcoming concert for Saint Cecilia's day, Cecilia Sings, will continue the theme of bird mythology that was initiated in the first three concerts, melded with ideas about Saint Cecilia. Text and artwork by students from Marylebone Girls' School will illustrate newly commissioned works on the theme of female power, passion and spirit by Janet Oates (with new text by Euan Tait), Sheena Phillips, Dominic McGonigal and Joel Jårventausta. Further repertoire includes expressive songs by Francesca Caccini and Barbara Strozzi, virtuosic duets by Mazzocchi, and beautiful madrigals by Maddalena Casulana.

Tickets £15 available at the door

http://www.philomel.co.uk

25
November 18
Sunday 25th, 00:01 – Sunday 25th, 23:59
Popular vote in Switzerland
Don't forget to vote!
Post your vote on time
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25th November 2018 - Popular vote in Switzerland

Don't forget to vote!!

On 25 November Switzerland will vote on a range of issues, such as the welfare of agricultural animals (Horned Cow Initiative), the statutory basis for social welfare investigators to monitor claimants, and giving the Swiss Constitution precedence over international law (Self-Determination Initiative).

It is the fourth and final set of popular votes this year. You can find out more about democracy in Switzerland at: www.ch.ch/democracy.

German:
www.admin.ch/…/sta…/dokumentation/abstimmungen/20181125.html

French:
www.admin.ch/…/accueil/documentation/votations/20181125.html

Italian:
www.admin.ch/…/pagin…/documentazione/votazioni/20181125.html

Romansh:
www.admin.ch/…/pagina…/documentaziun/votaziuns/20181125.html

25
November 18
Sunday 25th, 17:00 – Sunday 25th, 19:00
Service of Commemoration
Swiss Church London
Swiss Church London, 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
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In this service of commemoration, we will light candles for those who have passed away in the past year and in previous years. The service will be accompanied by organist Peter Yardley-Jones and led by Reverend Robin Pfaff, followed by refreshments.

The names of those you would like to remember can be handed to Robin before the service begins, or sent in advance via email (info@swisschurchlondon.org.uk). If you cannot attend, someone from the congregation will light a candle on your behalf.

Admission free – retiring collection