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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May
21
May 22
Saturday 21st, 13:30 – Saturday 21st, 19:00
FOSSUK Congress 2022, Cultural Programme & Apero
Swiss Societies in the UK
Swiss Embassy London + Live Online, 16-18 Montagu Place, London W1H 2BQ
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Saturday, 21st May 2021 14:00 to 19:00
Hybrid event: In-Person at the Swiss Embassy London & Live Online
RSVP by 17 May (limited availability for in-person attendance): www.tinyurl.com/fossuk

2pm the 57th Annual General Meeting
Registration from 1:30pm (RSVP for entry)
Welcome by Ambassador Markus Leitner

3pm Special Swiss Guests' Speeches:

Ambassador Matyassy (Deputy State Secretary FDFA) 
Mister Lombardi (OSA President)

3:45pm Panel Discussion: The Next Generation Swiss

Students participating from Oxford, Cambridge & LSE universities
Moderated by OSA delegate Lakshmi Sundaram

4:30pm Cultural Programme

The Life & Works of Swiss painter Maurice André Kaspar (1892 – 1946) presented by René Dee
Live Concert from Swiss singer and songwriter Alessia

5:30pm Complementary Apéro
Kindly provided by the Swiss Embassy London

Free to attend, entry to the Embassy for RSVPs by 17 May at: www.tinyurl.com/fossuk
Limited in-person attendance availability - RSVP as soon as possible. 

More info or queries: president@swiss-societies.co.ukwww.swiss-societies.co.uk & Facebook 

The annual Congress is open to all interested in Swiss clubs and cultural events in the UK, with voting at the AGM itself limited to member clubs and societies. The cultural programme is an opportunity to socialise, enjoy a meal together and one or more cultural activities comprising a guided walk or cultural site visit. 

June
02
June 22
Thursday 2nd, 00:00 – Thursday 2nd, 23:59
Spring Bank Holiday
Platinum Jubilee long weekend
United Kingdom
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend & UK Spring Bank Holiday, Thursday 2nd June - Sunday 5th June 2022. Multiple events across the UK. 

2022 UK Bank Holidays

03.01.2022 Monday New Year's Day (substitute day)
15.04.2022 Friday Good Friday
18.04.2022 Monday Easter Monday
02.05.2022 Monday Early May bank holiday
02.06.2022 Thursday Spring bank holiday
03.06.2022 Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
06.06.2022 Monday Whit Monday (Swiss holiday)
01.08.2022 Monday Swiss National Day
29.08.2022 Monday Summer bank holiday
26.12.2022 Monday Boxing Day  
27.12.2022 Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
03
June 22
Friday 3rd, 00:00 – Friday 3rd, 23:59
Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday
Queen's Platinum Jubilee long weekend
United Kingdom
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Queen's Platinum Jubilee weekend & UK Spring Bank Holiday, Thursday 2nd June - Sunday 5th June 2022. Multiple events across the UK. 

2022 UK Bank Holidays

03.01.2022 Monday New Year's Day (substitute day)
15.04.2022 Friday Good Friday
18.04.2022 Monday Easter Monday
02.05.2022 Monday Early May bank holiday
02.06.2022 Thursday Spring bank holiday
03.06.2022 Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
06.06.2022 Monday Whit Monday (Swiss holiday)
01.08.2022 Monday Swiss National Day
29.08.2022 Monday Summer bank holiday
26.12.2022 Monday Boxing Day  
27.12.2022 Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
07
June 22
Tuesday 7th, 12:00 – Friday 10th, 18:00
Art exhibition: Breaking Bread
Margaret Ashman Film
79 Endell Street, London, WC2H 9DY
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Art exhibition Breaking Bread by Margaret Ashman Film, dance and large scale photos.
Breaking Bread explores themes of inclusivity, meeting together and fellowship within Christian worship.

Private View: Monday 6 June, 6pm - 8.30pm
Exhibition open to the public: 7-10 June, 12 noon - 6pm (except Friday 10 June, 12 noon - 4pm)

Go to swisschurchlondon.org.uk/ for further information.

16
June 22
Thursday 16th, 17:30 – Thursday 16th, 19:30
Switzerland's footprint in the Northern Powerhouse
BSCC
No. 1 Circle Square, 3 Symphony Park, Manchester, M1 7FS
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Guest of honour: the Mayor of Greater Manchester, The Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham

The British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC) is delighted to be collaborating with the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK to co-host a high-level networking event in Manchester to find out more about

Switzerland's footprint in the Northern Powerhouse 

The purpose of the event is to highlight the many UK-Swiss links that already exist in the Greater Manchester area and to facilitate productive business relationships.  

Post hearing from our guest of honour the Mayor of Greater Manchester, The Rt. Hon. Andy Burnham, delegates will have the opportunity to hear from Swiss companies who are already investing in the region and who will present their companies around the topic of Research & Innovation.  To close the BSCC will highlight the work of the Chamber and the opportunities it enables for British-Swiss collaboration.

WHEN
   Thursday 16th June 2022, 17.30 - 19.30 

WHERE
No. 1 Circle Square
 3 Symphony Park
 Manchester, M1 7FS

REGISTRATION
To see the full programme and details of how to register click HERE

This event is free of charge. 

If you are unable to attend, you are welcome to pass this invitation on to your Northern based colleagues.

July
11
July 22
Monday 11th, 17:30 – Friday 22nd, 19:30
Online language course 2022 for young Swiss Abroad
15 to 25 years old
Online
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Young Swiss people abroad will be able to familiarise themselves with a national language or improve their language skills.

SwissCommunity's two-week offer includes 20 lessons in German or French. These online lessons will enable young Swiss people abroad to learn a language or improve their language skills in a fun and effective way and to experience unforgettable moments. The main theme of the language courses will be "Switzerland", in order to maintain participants’ link with their home country even from the other side of the world.

Course in July: From Monday 11 July 2022 to Friday 15 July 2022 and from Monday 18 July 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022, from 18:30 to 20:30 Swiss time

Place: online

Age group: 15 to 25 years old

Number of participants: Min. 5 participants per course, max. 10 participants per course

Price: CHF 390.00

Level: No knowledge, A1-A2

Registration: until Monday 20 June 2022. Registration is only possible via the registration form on the website of the OSA.

More information: Website of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), SwissCommunity

12
July 22
Tuesday 12th, 11:00 – Sunday 17th, 18:00
The Life & Works of Maurice André Kaspar 1892-1946
New Helvetic Society
Bankside Gallery , 48 Hopton St, SE1 9JH, London
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Swiss Watercolour Artist and Architect revealed in the first UK public exhibtion.

The exhibition showcases never-before publicly revealed Swiss Watercolour paintings carried out by René Dee's Swiss Grandfather that is being held at the Bankside Gallery in London 12-17 July this year.

The New Helvetic Society is co-sponsoring the Official Opening when Alexandre Kaspar, the great-grandson of Maurice Kaspar will come from Switzerland to open the exhibition on the 13th July. See https://papermine.com/booklet/31702502/ 

More info on the Bankside Gallery website: https://www.banksidegallery.com

13
July 22
Wednesday 13th, 13:30 – Wednesday 13th, 16:30
2nd Congress of Young Swiss Abroad
15 to 25 years free to attend
Online
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This interactive conference will address current issues of direct interest to young Swiss Abroad, such as education, the world of work and democracy. It will be organised in conjunction with the parliament of young Swiss Abroad and will take place online on 13 July 2022.

The programme and detailed information will follow during 2022.

Information:

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022 from 14:30 to 16:30 (Swiss time) followed by an aperitif from 16:30 to 17:30

Place: Online

Language: In English

Age: 15 to 25 years

Price: Free

Registration: From Monday 16 May 2022, 14:00 (Swiss time) until Monday 11 July 2022 on the website of the Organisation o the Swiss Abroad (OSA), SwissCommunity

How to contact the organizer SwissCommunity Youth
youth@swisscommunity.org
+41 31 356 61 24

17
July 22
Sunday 17th, 11:00 – Sunday 17th, 18:00
Swiss National Day London Celebration
German School Richmond
German School London, Richmond, TQ10 7AH
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Swiss National Day 2022

Happy Birthday Switzerland in Richmond, London! Join us on Sunday, 17th July for Swiss food & drinks, entertainment, playground for kids and more...

Ticket sales and full programme to be announced soon. 

Contact snd.committee@outlook.com for enquiries. 

Location:
Bus from Richmond every 7 minutes 
Scenic Thames walk from Richmond (20 mins)
Public parking nearby (5 mins)

August
01
August 22
Monday 1st, 00:00 – Monday 1st, 23:59
Swiss National Day 1 August
Swiss in the UK
Celebrate with a local club across the UK
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Since 1891, the 1st of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, the founding of the Swiss Conferderation. 

Find our what is happening locally by visiting Swiss in the UK on Facebook, and following activities by the New Helvetic Society, Unione Ticinese, Swiss Club Manchester, The Swiss in Wales, Swiss Club Edinburgh, Soutern Area Swiss Club, Swiss Church London, Swiss Benevolent Society and more.

As events are confirmed, we will publish them to the various Facebook Groups and on this website's Events Calendar.