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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June
30
June 19
Sunday 30th, 10:00 – Sunday 29th, 18:00
Félix Vallotton
Painter of Disquiet
The Jillian and Arthur M. Sackler Wing of Galleries, Royal Academy of Arts, London, ,
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Compared to his contemporaries, Bonnard and Vuillard, Félix Vallotton is little-known on this side of the channel. Trace the life and work of the Swiss painter who became one of the greatest printmakers of his age in the UK’s first major survey.

30 June — 29 September 2019

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£16 (without donation £14). Concessions available. Under-16s go free with a fee-paying adult. Free for Friends of the RA with no booking required.

Arriving in Paris at the dawn of the Belle Epoque, a young Swiss artist began to capture frenetic life on the city’s streets, as well as moments of private drama for the liberal magazine, La Revue Blanche.

The work of Félix Vallotton caught the eye of Pierre Bonnard and Edouard Vuillard, and with them he joined a stylistic revolution (a group known as the Nabis) which took inspiration from the decorative, Post-Impressionist style of Paul Gauguin and popular Japanese woodblock prints.

Through more than 80 paintings and exquisite prints, this exhibition reveals Vallotton’s extraordinary body of work, including compelling portraits, dreamlike landscapes and satirical prints distilled into pure blocks of black and white.

A key highlight is his celebrated series of shadowy interior scenes, Les intimités. Painted in striking colour combinations, each laced with unease, these show how Vallotton’s legacy echoed into the 20th century – from the paintings of Edward Hopper to the films of Alfred Hitchcock.

Exhibition organised by the Royal Academy of Arts, London, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, in collaboration with Fondation Félix Vallotton, Lausanne.

 

August
02
August 19
Friday 2nd, 15:15 – Monday 26th, 16:15
Woman's Move - The Sensemaker
Swiss Selection Edinburgh Fringe
Zoo Playground (venue 186), Edinburgh
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Hilarious yet uncomfortable, The Sensemaker shows a woman (Elsa Couvreur) battling with an answering machine. Smartly dressed, standing behind a phone, she tries to meet the impossible expectations of an artificial voice. Critical of new technologies and of bureaucracy, The Sensemaker mixes theatre, dance and even lip-syncing, and addresses, with irony, the fears and frustrations of our interconnected world.

Zoo Playground (venue 186)

WOMAN'S MOVE

The Sensemaker

2 - 26 August 2019, 3.15pm

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27
August 19
Tuesday 27th, 10:00 – Friday 30th, 17:00
London City Pilgrimage
Swiss Church London
Various locations
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A dicovery of London walking tours

Perhaps we associate pilgrimage rather with rural areas than with a metropolis, and yet to discover a city from a pilgrim’s perspective has its very own charm. In collaboration with Reverend Michael Schaar from the pilgrimage centre in Zurich, we invite you to put on your hiking shoes and to join us on this spiritual journey. A group from Zurich will travel to London to get to experience our city in a new light. It would be wonderful if some members of the Swiss Church and the Swiss community in London would join the group to build new friendships and tell our visitors more about life in London.

Programme

Tuesday, 27 August:

From Limehouse to Angel along Regent’s Canal. Visit of St Paul Old Ford Church, Victoria Park and St James Church.

Wednesday, 28 August:

Parkland Walk from Finsbury Park to Alexandra Palace. Visit of Highgate Cemetery.

Thursday, 29 August:

Meeting at the Swiss Church in London (morning). Street pilgrimage in Central London or free time (afternoon).

Friday, 30 August:

Along the Thames from Shepperton to Hampton Court (Weybridge Ferry route).

Members and friends of the Swiss Church can participate in the whole programme or join in for individual days. We ask for a donation of £10 per day. Bring your own lunch. Evening meal in a restaurant (optional).

To sign up please contact Carla (carla.maurer@swisschurchlondon.org.uk) by 15 July. We are also looking for volunteers to welcome the group at the Swiss Church on Thursday, 29 August.

September
04
September 19
Wednesday 4th, 19:30 – Wednesday 4th, 22:30
Monthly Stammtisch
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Le Di-Vin wine bar, 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL
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The Swiss Stammtisch is a regular event (every first Wednesday evening in the month) 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

12
September 19
Thursday 12th, 11:00 – Thursday 12th, 19:00
Swiss Delicacies Exploration Event at The Guild of Fine Food
SwissQuality UK
42 Southwark Street, London SE1 1UN
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Switzerland is a culinary country to be explored!

Many Swiss producers are selling their products into the UK and it is not all about cheese and chocolate but also meat, wine and many more to taste.

SwissQuality UK would like to invite businesses and wholesalers to come along to this event and see what we have to offer.

The event will also be open to the public.

 

12.09.2019 - 11.00h - 19.00h

The Guild of Fine Food
42 Southwark Street
London SE1 1UN

October
02
October 19
Wednesday 2nd, 19:30 – Wednesday 2nd, 22:30
Monthly Stammtisch
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Le Di-Vin wine bar, 9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL
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The Swiss Stammtisch is a regular event (every first Wednesday evening in the month) 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

03
October 19
Thursday 3rd, 18:00 – Thursday 3rd, 21:00
"Finding Camille" Film Screen & Director Q&A
by Bindu de Stoppani
Swiss Embassy London
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Save the date: "Finding Camille" by Bindu de Stoppani

3rd October 2019 at the Swiss Embassy in London

Movie screening followed by Q&A to the movie director

Hosted by New Helvetic Society in partnership with Unione Ticinese

More info on Facebook > https://www.facebook.com/NewHelveticSociety/

Watch the official trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aD1fR5qUH34

15
October 19
Tuesday 15th, 19:30 – Thursday 17th, 21:00
Swiss Ambassador's Award Concert 2019 - AKMI DUO
Swiss Embassy London
15 October in London, 16 October in Manchester, 17 October in Cardiff
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Experience the magic of the Swiss Ambassador's Annual Award Concert perfomed in world class concert halls in London, Manchester & Cardiff. 

This year’s Award goes to the Switzerland-based AKMI Duo, with French saxophonist Valentine Michaud and Lithuanian pianist Akvilé Sileikaité. They met while studying for their Masters at Zurich University of the Arts, where their friendship and passion for modern and contemporary music inspired them to form the AKMI Duo.

Full info and how to book on the Embassy's official website https://www.eda.admin.ch/countries/united-kingdom/de/home/aktuell/agenda.html/content/countries/united-kingdom/en/meta/agenda/2019/5/swaac-2019?fbclid=IwAR0HeTf8tnW8sAZvJpr6s7yt4NRH5SCoXp9eoOuD5ueWdBQpSzpT7o71NjE

Programme:

Leonard Bernstein (1918-1990)
Sonata for Clarinet and Piano

William Albright (1944-1998) 
Sonata for Saxophone and Piano

Paul Hindemith (1895-1963) 
Sonata Op. 11, No. 4

Kevin Juillerat (b. 1987) 
L'Etang du Patriarche
In memoriam Mikhail Bulgakov written for AKMI Duo

François Borne (1840-1920) 
Fantaisie brillante on themes from Bizet’s Carmen

London Wigmore Hall 15 October: £12 (Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket. No interval.)

Manchester Carole Nash Hall 16 October: £13 (Tickets include a programme and a glass of Swiss sparkling wine during interval. Booking fee included in the ticket price)

Cardiff Dora Stoutzker Hall 17 October: £12 (Tickets include a programme and a complimentary glass of sparkling Swiss wine during the interval. Concessions available.)

 

19
October 19
Saturday 19th, 13:00 – Saturday 19th, 16:00
Gschwellti und Chaes
Southern Area Swiss Club
Darby Green Centre, Blackwater, GU17 0DT
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Join us to enjoy Gschwellti und Chaes with Southern Area Swiss Club.

Contact please contact Bernadette Curtress for more information through SwissCommunity.org

November
02
November 19
Saturday 2nd, 17:00 – Saturday 2nd, 18:00
Katelyn Emerson :: Organ Recital
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
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Organist, lecturer, and pedagogue Katelyn Emerson, hailed as “one of the world’s most promising organists”, is internationally renowned for performances throughout North America, Europe, and Asia that are “thrilling from beginning to end” and that showcase repertoire from the 14th-21st centuries with “impressive technical facility and musicianship”

Free to attend, donations welcomed.