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:

Send us your event
May
19
May 19
Sunday 19th, 11:00 – Sunday 2nd, 18:00
Sophie Jung Installation: The Bigger Sleep
CH+UK
Cork Street Galleries, London
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

SOPHIE JUNG

The Bigger Sleep

19 May to 2 June 2019, 11.00am - 6.00pm

Free entry. Cork Street Galleries, London

Sophie Jung combines spoken word and sculpture in her installation to draw out the fundamental ambiguity of language. In her performance she also uses words, gestures and found objects. Her practice addresses representation and its pitfalls, both culturally and personally as a way to track and record life.

More information: http://blockuniverse.co.uk/the-bigger-sleep/

19
May 19
Sunday 19th, 18:00 – Sunday 9th, 21:00
Exhibition: Martina von Meyenburg - A Lot or Knot
CH+UK
Coleman Project Space, London
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

MARTINA VON MEYENBURG

A Lot or Knot

18 May - 9 June, PV 17.5.19, 6.00 - 9.00pm
Coleman Project Space, London

More information: http://www.colemanprojects.org.uk/2019/03/martina-von-meyenburg/

Martina von Meyenburg’s exhibition, her first in London since relocating from Zurich last year, focuses on the ties that bind: strings, ropes and lacework patterns all used to articulate a range of narrative possibilities implicating the body, personal identity and notions of domestic work.

29
May 19
Wednesday 29th, 10:30 – Wednesday 29th, 11:45
Swiss Benevolent Coffee Morning
Last Wednesday every month
Contact Petra for more information
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

The Swiss Benevolent Society is starting a new coffee morning and it will be on the 24th April and every last Wednesday of each month.

It's an opportunity for Swiss Nationals to meet and get together over tea or coffee.

Please contact Petra on 0207 836 9119 or email: info@swissbenevolent.org.uk for more information.

Visit www.swissbenevolent.org.uk for find out more.

Date: 29.05.2019, 10:30 to 11:45

Location: London WC2H

The Swiss Benevolent Society UK enhances the quality of life of fellow Swiss, old and young, from all walks of life, who are experiencing difficulties.

Living Well – We aim to make a difference through empowerment, confidence building, active and healthier lifestyle management, independence and financial aid.

June
02
June 19
Sunday 2nd, 11:00 – Sunday 2nd, 12:00
Sunday service with communion
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

Our Sunday services are held at the Swiss Church in 79 Endell Street every first and third Sunday of the month. The first Sunday is with communion. Everyone is invited to join.

The sermons are in English, the hymns and the liturgy are also in German and French.

A meal or light refreshments are served after the service.

The Swiss Church in London is rooted in the Reformed tradition but people from all denominations, faith groups (and none) are welcome.

Follow the events calendar on the Swiss Church website for future dates and cultural events:
www.swisschurchlondon.org

05
June 19
Wednesday 5th, 19:30 – Wednesday 5th, 22:30
Monthly Stammtisch
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Le Di-Vin wine bar, 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

The Swiss Stammtisch is a regular event where Swiss people get together informally for a drink and discussions on topics that are of interest, including living abroad, politics and culture.

​The Stammtisch currently takes place every first Wednesday of the month at Le Di-Vin Wine Bar. For the latest information on the Stammtisch, please visit our Facebook page.

All are invited to attend, you don't have to be a member of the Swiss Club Edinburgh to join the Stammtisch.

Please contact us if you have comments or questions.

TIME

7.30pm ​

LOCATION

Le Di-Vin wine bar

9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL

09
June 19
Sunday 9th, 12:00 – Sunday 9th, 16:00
Visit to Waddesdon Manor
Unione Ticinese Outing
Waddesdon Manor, Chilterns, Aylesbury HP18 0JH
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

On Sunday the 9th of June, there will be a fantastic opportunity to visit Waddesdon Manor, a magnificent French-style chateau set in beautiful grounds in the Chilterns. It was built for Baron Ferdinand de Rothschild in the 1870s to display his art collection, with treasures of all sorts, including the highest-quality paintings, furniture, silver and jewellery from the sixteenth century to the present day on view. The family, headed by the present Lord Rothschild, still remain very much involved and you have the chance to buy wines from the fabled Rothschild Bordeaux vineyards. 

As a special treat, and thanks to the kindness of the Waddesdon curators, we will have the opportunity to see treasures that are not on display!

The tour will be guided my Mr Peter Barber, historian and past president of the Union Ticinese. 

If you are interested in joining this very special tour, please could you let Peter Barber (peter_barber@mac.com; tel: 07958132761) know by 1 June.

Numbers for the special tour are restricted to 10 so please book early (though if you are prepared to miss this, just turn up!). We shall be meeting in the car park for a picnic (weather allowing) at 12 and expect to begin touring the house at 1. At the end of the visit, we will enjoy a cup of tea and patisserie in the Manor.

16
June 19
Sunday 16th, 11:00 – Sunday 16th, 12:00
Sunday service
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

Our Sunday services are held at the Swiss Church in 79 Endell Street every first and third Sunday of the month. The first Sunday is with communion. Everyone is invited to join.

The sermons are in English, the hymns and the liturgy are also in German and French.

A meal or light refreshments are served after the service.

The Swiss Church in London is rooted in the Reformed tradition but people from all denominations, faith groups (and none) are welcome.

Follow the events calendar on the Swiss Church website for future dates and cultural events:
www.swisschurchlondon.org

26
June 19
Wednesday 26th, 10:30 – Wednesday 26th, 12:00
Swiss Benevolent Society Coffee Morning
Last Wednesday every month
Contact Petra for more information
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

The Swiss Benevolent Society is starting a new coffee morning and it will be on the 24th April and every last Wednesday of each month.

It's an opportunity for Swiss Nationals to meet and get together over tea or coffee.

Please contact Petra on 0207 836 9119 or email: info@swissbenevolent.org.uk for more information.

Visit www.swissbenevolent.org.uk for find out more.

Date: 29.05.2019, 10:30 to 11:45

Location: London WC2H

The Swiss Benevolent Society UK enhances the quality of life of fellow Swiss, old and young, from all walks of life, who are experiencing difficulties.

Living Well – We aim to make a difference through empowerment, confidence building, active and healthier lifestyle management, independence and financial aid.

July
03
July 19
Wednesday 3rd, 19:30 – Wednesday 3rd, 22:30
Monthly Stammtisch
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Le Di-Vin wine bar, 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

The Swiss Stammtisch is a regular event where Swiss people get together informally for a drink and discussions on topics that are of interest, including living abroad, politics and culture.

​The Stammtisch currently takes place every first Wednesday of the month at Le Di-Vin Wine Bar. For the latest information on the Stammtisch, please visit our Facebook page.

All are invited to attend, you don't have to be a member of the Swiss Club Edinburgh to join the Stammtisch.

Please contact us if you have comments or questions.

TIME

7.30pm ​

LOCATION

Le Di-Vin wine bar

9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL

09
July 19
Tuesday 9th, 14:00 – Tuesday 23rd, 17:00
Sélection suisse en Avignon (SCH)
festival OFF at Avignon
Various venues in Avignon, www.selectionsuisse.ch
LESS DETAILSMORE DETAILS

The fourth «Sélection suisse en Avignon (SCH)» – the Swiss selection for Avignon Festival – is now known.

Programme and full information: www.selectionsuisse.ch

The SCH artistic management has selected the following projects for 2019:

  • «L’Oiseau migrateur» by Dorian Rossel (theatre for young audience)
  • «Nirvana» by Delgado Fuchs (performance)
  • «EF_Feminity» by Marcel Schwald & Chris Leuenberger (dance)
  • «Here & Now» by Trân Tran (performance).

These companies will perform during the festival OFF at Avignon between 9 and 23 July 2019.

This year, the SCH is also participating in the Festival d’Avignon (IN) programme with:

  • «Phèdre !» by François Gremaud (theatre), in collaboration with the Festival d’Avignon
  • «Au revoir», text by Antoine Jaccoud read by French actor Mathieu Amalric (reading), presented together with the Centre culturel suisse de Paris as part of «Fictions», a programme of France Culture and the Festival d’Avignon.

In addition, the Séléction presents:

  • during the opening show: «Helen W.» by Aurore Jecker (theatre)
  • in the frame of «Les Intrépides», on the programme of the SACD – Société des Auteurs et Compositeurs Dramatiques: Antoinette Rychner (reading)
  • in collaboration with the Collection Lambert: «Various Days» by the collective A Normal Working Day / Delgado Fuchs & Zimoun (installation).

The SCH

Every year nearly three thousand directors and programmers of theatres and festivals from around the world come to the Avignon Festival on the lookout for new additions for their programmes. Thanks to the «Sélection suisse», Swiss artists and performers will benefit from a personalised accompaniment that will generate contacts and tours within the framework of France’s cultural network.

The «Sélection suisse en Avignon» is a joint project of Corodis – The Commission for the diffusion of cultural events in French speaking Switzerland – and of Pro Helvetia. More information: selectionsuisse.ch