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 19
Thursday 20th, 18:30 – Thursday 20th, 21:30
"Let's meet in London" informal get-together
New Helvetic Society
location tbc, central London

Join us on 20th of June in London for an informal get together with other Swiss living in the UK.
To register, go to the Facebook page of the Swiss in London & the UK and you'll find the event "Let's meet in London"

Register attendance here: https://www.facebook.com/events/617052082110783/

Following Christoph's Facebook poll on what we could do with the Swiss community living in the UK, it seems that there is a great interest for drinks/dinner in London.

It would be good to meet as many of you as possible over some drinks on 20th of June!

Please accept this invitation if you can join us, depending on the number of attendees, I'll look for a place in Central London.

Hope to see many of you!

Follow the New Helvetic Society on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NewHelveticSociety/

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

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 19
Wednesday 26th, 18:30 – Wednesday 26th, 21:30
Networking with the Young French Chamber of Commerce
SwissQuality UK
Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Cafe, Belvedere Road, London SE1

First Swiss-French Networking Event...

Together with the Jeune Chambre de Commerce Franco-Britannique we are organising our first French / Swiss casual networking evening where we can exchange ideas, while enjoying a drink and some food.

The Queen Elizabeth Roof Garden Bar & Cafe has an outdoor space and we hope for some sunshine!

Please register under:

June 19
Friday 28th, 17:00 – Friday 28th, 21:00
1st UK Jungburgerfeier
Swiss Embassy London & FOSSUK
Swiss Embassy London, 16-18 Montagu Place, Marylebone, London, W1H 2BQ

FOSSUK & Swiss Embassy will launch the first ever Jungburgerfeier here in the UK…and already this summer!

And we have even a big surprise! Swiss shooting Star Bastian Baker is our confirmed special guest on Friday, 28th of June, 5-9pm at the Swiss Embassy London.

Almost 1’000 young Swiss living in the UK that turn 18 and 19 in 2019.

Learn: Light-hearted and entertaining introduction into Swiss politics, learning more about their rights and how to be active here in the UK as part of FOSSUK/ YPSA.

Celebrate: Meet & Great with the Ambassador. Hand over of the certificate.

Network: Casual dinner with Swiss food and the opportunity to make new friends.

Entertainment: Swiss shooting Star Bastian Baker
- One of the most successful Swiss singers

  •   7x Swiss Music Award Winner
  •   2x Prix Walo Winner
  •   1x Swiss Award Winner
  •   1x MTV EMA Winner
  •   1x World Music Award Winner

- About to go on a world tour supporting Shania Twain


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

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.


7.30pm ​


Le Di-Vin wine bar

9 Randolph Place, Edinburgh EH2 4EL

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

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).


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

July 19
Saturday 27th, 10:00 – Sunday 28th, 18:00
Carlo Gatti's Life & Story
Unione Ticinese
London Canal Museum

On 27 and 28 July the London Canal Museum will celebrate Carlo Gatti’s life and story.  This is not a Unione Ticinese event but former Presdident & British Library Historian, Peter Barber has been providing historic background.  Info at www.lcm.me.uk/ihw

Carlo Gatti's Birthday - Saturday daytime

  • Cake-baking competition for Carlo Gatti's birthday
  • Gallery talks
  • Actvities for children - morning
  • Ice-cream making demonstrations, Victorian style
  • Cream teas in the afternoon - pre-book

Bake a Birthday Cake

Bring in a decorated birthday cake suitable for Carlo Gatti. There wil be fee of £1 per cake which also includes free entry to the museum for one person. There will be some competition rules - please check this page nearer the time. The cakes will be judged at 1100 on Saturday 27th and there will be a prize for the best one.

Adelphi Afternoon Tea

We'll be serving a traditional afternoon tea comprising a selection of sandwiches, cakes, and a scone with cream and jam, with tea or coffee. Please book for 1430, 1500, 1530, or 1600. Bookings will be available on this page. Price £15 per person, (£13 for seniors 60+, unwaged, students, children

Family Activities

There will be paper table-top family activities in the morning only (1030 - 1300)

  • Design an ice cream sundae
  • Design a birthday cake for Carlo Gatti
July 19
Sunday 28th, 12:00 – Sunday 28th, 20:00
Celebrate Swiss National Day in Scotland
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Saughtonhall Community Centre, EH12 5RN, Edinburgh, ,

Sunday afternoon "1st of August" Celebration takes place on the 28th of July.

The Edinburgh Swiss Club will organise grilled sausages bread and drinks. With participants  contributing either salad or dessert it will be an afternoon enjoying nice food, being together and celebrating Switzerland.

Weather permitting we can enjoy the  huge green space outside Saughton Hall which invites us to all kind of activities, and were children will find plenty of space to explore.

This is a great event to meet members of the Swiss Club  and see what the Swiss Club is about. 

More information closer to the event - visit the club's website for updates: https://www.swissclubedinburgh.co.uk/upcoming-events

August 19
Thursday 1st, 17:00 – Thursday 1st, 21:00
Swiss National Day London 1 August
Swiss Church London
Swiss Church, 79 Endell St, London WC2H 9DY

Celebrate Swiss National Day on 1 August with the Swiss Community in London!


Ambassador speech

Swiss food and wine

Get together

Swiss entertainment

We need you! We are looking for volunteers to help with organisation and on the day - if you're able to assist, please get in touch Nathalie.Chuard@hispeed.ch

August 19
Saturday 10th, 17:00 – Saturday 10th, 18:00
David von Behren :: Organ Recital
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY

Organ Recital

Sonata No. 3 in A major……………………...……………………………..… Felix Mendelssohn

Suite No. 3 in D major, BWV 1068…………………...……….……………….J.S. Bach

Variations on Old Hundredth…………………………………………………… Denis Bédard

Trio Sonata No. 6, BWV 530………………………………………………….....J.S. Bach

“Ich steh mit einem Fuß im Grabe” from Cantata BWV 156…………...........J.S. Bach

Fugue in C minor, BWV 582………………………………………………….… J.S. Bach

Sinfonia from Cantata, BWV 29………………………....................................J.S. Bach

Read more about David here: https://www.davidvonbehren.com/bio