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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March 18
Thursday 1st, 10:00 – Sunday 27th, 17:00
Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins
Level 3, Barbican Centre, Silk Street, London, EC2Y 8DS

Some of the most powerful images of the 20th and 21st centuries are the result of a determined and often prolonged engagement with communities seemingly at odds with, or on the fringes of, the mainstream.

Another Kind of Life explores the work of 20 exceptional image-makers, including Walter Pfeiffer who emerged on the periphery of documentary photography in the 1970s and now flourishes in the mainstreams of contemporary fashion and style bibles.

28 Feb—27 May 2018 at the Barbican Centre, London

More info and to book tickets: 

March 18
Thursday 8th, 10:00 – Friday 30th, 16:00
umlaut¨gallery, London E1 6PX

‘Ecaille’ was conceived as part of a spatial project for the Independent Paper Show 2017 in Switzerland, whose aim was to showcase craftsmen, printers and other paper industry professionals.

Once assembled, the ‘Ecailles’ – scales, or tiles - are background units in a wide and diversified chromatic palette. Every ‘Ecaille’ is user-friendly, thanks to notches, thus enhancing its value. In isolation, each tile seems fragile and has little narrative meaning. Clipped together, like a jigsaw or random puzzle, the tiles seem to strengthen each other and offer a spectacular parable of paper as a ‘fragile support for the essential’, in the words of writer-researcher Pierre-Marc de Biasi.

Find out more about this and other Swiss-inspired exhibitions of the Ambit series on the Swiss Cultural Fund UK website >

April 18
Thursday 12th, 18:30 – Thursday 12th, 21:45
Talk by Swiss writer Alexandra Lavizzari
South Wales Swiss Society
Cardiff City Hall, Cathays, CF10 3ND 

Swiss writer Alexandra Lavizzari talks about her latest novel ‘Und Harry’ which is partly set in Wales 

Thursday 12 April 

6.30 pm Apéro 

7.30 pm Lesung

Cardiff City Hall, CathaysCF10 3ND 

The event is organised by the Cardiff-Suttgart Association in collaboration with the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff and supported by the South Wales Swiss Society.  

Interested? Book with the Consulate of Switzerland  send an e mail or phone 07748103142

Read about Alexandra Lavizzari and her novel Und Harry?

More info on Swiss in Wales Events can be found on their website > http://swissinwales.org/

Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH

The third BSCC’s Task Force Europe’s (TFE) Brexit Event

Brexit UK: An examination of the pro’s and cons of the Swiss Model with the EU

Register to attend here >

This seminar, the third in a series on Brexit organised by the UK Chapter of the BSCC in London will provide a timely and topical review of the progress of the UK Government’s exit discussions with the EU. 

Recently, the leaders of the EU and the Swiss parliament have reached an accord that gives Switzerland full access to the EU and enables employers in Switzerland to show preference to Swiss nationals in regions of above average unemployment in the hiring process – thus abating, if not fully satisfying, the Swiss electorates concerns about excessive EU immigration. 

Given that immigration was a major factor in the UK electorates decision to vote for Brexit, could this Swiss/EU agreement be a part of an elegant solution for the UK and the EU in a post-Brexit world? 

Could the UK ape the Swiss Model in its business dealings with the EU too? What are the pro’s and con’s of the Swiss Model if adopted by the UK and how can we evaluate other possible models?

Chaired by Cornelia Meyer, Chairman & CEO of MRL Corporation the UK panelists will share with the audience their interpretation of the negotiations so far and the Swiss panelists will inform the audience about how they believe the new arrangements are working.  Panelists are:

Hilary Benn MP & Chair of the Exiting the EU Committee

Jonathan Djanogly MP Member of the Exiting the EU Committee & Co-chair of the BSCC’s TFE

Dr. Peter Grünenfelder, Direktor, Avenir Suisse

Tim Guldimann Political scientist, diplomat & elected member of the Swiss National Council for the SP (Zurich)

Post the formal panel debate, delegates will have the opportunity to express their views and question the panelists directly. The panelists will be joined by Alessandro Bizzozero, Partner & CEO of Bizzozero BRP who will be giving away copies of their book:'After Brexit: Cross border financial services from the UK into the EU''

The debate will be followed by a drinks reception enabling discussion to continue.

Date:  Tuesday 17th April 2018

Time:  18.00 - 20.30

Venue: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, London, SW1H 9NH

Fees: £65.00 for BSCC members; £99.00 for non-members

Register to attend here >

April 18
Tuesday 24th, 08:00 – Thursday 26th, 21:00
Community trip to Exeter
The Swiss Church in London

We are looking forward to explore Exeter and surroundings with you!

Date: 24-26 April, Tuesday to Thursday

Price: £280-320 (£200 deposit)

What's included: Return train ticket London-Exeter, two nights in a hotel (single room), 1xdinner incl. drinks, cultural programme

Registration: By 15 January. Please contact Carla on carla.maurer@swisschurchlondon.org.uk for further details.

Visit the Swiss Church website for more information: www.swisschurchlondon.org.uk

The Royal Society, 6-9 Carlton House Terrace, , London SW1Y 5AG, ,

Despite some fearing that humans may be redundant and robots will rule the working world, the need to have an engaged and loyal workforce is still at the heart of ensuring an organisation is successful.

How do business leaders and managers maintain confidence from those they lead that their organisations will thrive in today’s Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous (VUCA*) world?  How does the competition for talent impact retention of valuable staff? 

This seminar, involving two TED style talks followed by a panel with a Q&A, provides an opportunity to engage thought leaders and those in industry how developing and fostering trust in your organisational culture makes a positive impact.

Case study: How a global bank is managing engagement and culture today?

After the formal presentations delegates will have an opportunity to question the experts directly about the art of people engagement.  Our keynote speakers John Blakey and Birthe Mester will be joined by Robin Chu, CEO & Founder of CoachBrightalong with industry representatives who will share their insights with the audience.

A networking drinks reception concludes the evening.


18.00 | Registration

18.15 | Welcome & speaker introductions

             Gina Lodge, CEO, The Academy of Executive Coaching (AoEC)

18.20 | Building a high trust culture in a world where nothing can be hidden

             John Blakey, CEO Coach and author of ‘The Trusted Executive’

18.35 | The benefits of a coaching approach at Deutsche Bank

             Birthe Mester, Global Head of Performance, Engagement and Culture, Deutsche Bank

18.50 | Third Speaker to be announced

19.05 | Panel Discussion chaired by James Woodeson, Secretary General, British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce followed by Q&A    

19.45 | Closing remarks

       20.00 | Networking reception

     21.00 | Event closes           

*VUCA is an acronym used by the American Military to describe extreme conditions in Afghanistan and Iraq. It stands for Volatile, Uncertain, Complex and Ambiguous. This terminology is resonating with an increasing number of CEOs as we try to make sense of the constantly changing world.


BSCC Members and AoEC guests: £30

Non-Members: £50

You must register to attend: 


Find out more about the BSCC and upcoming events on their website.

Sponsored and hosted by: AoEC
The AoEC exists to both provide the highest quality accredited coach training to individuals and to manage culture change at all levels of an organisation with both small and large scale developments.  


May 18
Tuesday 8th, 18:00 – Tuesday 8th, 21:30
162nd City Swiss Club Annual General Meeting
City Swiss Club Members' Only
Mosimann’s Restaurant, 11B West Halkin Street, London SW1X 8JL

8 May 2018 – 162nd Annual General Meeting - City Swiss Club at 6:45 pm at Mosimann's

The evening will start with drinks at 6:45 pm. At 7:30 pm we will conduct our AGM, followed at 8:15 pm by dinner.

The subsidised price is £75 per person.

Ties to be worn by the gentlemen please.

Participation is limited to 30 places - we recommend early registrations (until April 20, 2018).

We very much look forward to seeing you at Mosimann’s.

Price for Members £75

To attend, you must RSVP on the City Swiss Club website http://cityswissclub.org/

May 18
Friday 18th, 16:00 – Monday 21st, 12:00
Meditation: Offline - Connected with the world
The Swiss Church in London
Swiss Church London , 79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY

Reverend Monika Widmer from the parish church Titus in Basel, Switzerland, will visit the Swiss Church in London with a parish group and lead four days of meditation. Members of the Swiss community in London and friends are very welcome to join the group.

There will be shared meditation times, but also opportunities for individual meditation, social time, celebration and individual counselling.

The programme will be uploaded on the Swiss Church webpage and sent via email to those interested by the 30th of April. Everyone is welcome, however it is an advantage to have some mediation practice.

Please sign up by 4 March 2018.

For more information: monika.widmer@offline-basel.ch or carla.maurer@swisschurchlondon.org.uk

Costs: £80 / £60 with concessions (including light lunch and material)

Tickets: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/meditation-offline-connected-with-the-world-tickets-41420635235

May 18
Friday 18th, 18:00 – Sunday 20th, 15:30
Annual General Meeting & Cultural Weekend
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Save the date! The next AGM of the Federation of Swiss Societies UK (FOSSUK) will take place in Belfast from the 18th to the 20th of May 2018.

Timings are as follows but could still be subject to changes:

Friday 18th May:

o   18.00 – 20.30 Evening with Barbara Kastelin (http://www.barbarakastelin.co.uk/about/) in a traditional Irish Pub

Saturday 19th May:

o   10.00 – 12.30: Visit to the Titanic Museum and Ship SS Nomadic or

o   11.00 – 12.30: Visit of the city of Belfast

o   13.30 – 16.30: AGM and Cultural event with s1rtak1

o   16.30 – 18.00: Aperitif and canapés

o   18.00: Dinner at nearby restaurant

Sunday 20th May:

o   09.30 – 15.30: Giant Causeway tour

May 18
Tuesday – 07:30
Southern Area Swiss Club
Jolly Farmer, Blacknest, Alton GU34 4QD

Do come along for the social side even if you can’t or don’t want to play skittles.
We would love to have your company.