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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September
16
September 20
Wednesday 16th, 10:00 – Sunday 1st, 18:00
The Design Film Festival
Embassy of Switzerland supported
The Design Museum, & thedesignfilmfestival.com
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How do design and film interact?

HEAD Genève

Parsons School of Design

Kingston School of Art

come together in an online festival of screenings, events and an exhibition to question our perception of design and the moving image. Until 1 November 2020.

https://thedesignfilmfestival.com/

We are very pleased to support the #DesignFilmFestival, hosted by the

Design Museum

and the

Institut français du Royaume-Uni

October
15
October 20
Thursday 15th, 10:00 – Tuesday 15th, 18:00
Pascal Sender Exhibition
Solo-Exhbition
Saatchi Yates Gallery, 6 Cork Street, Mayfair, London, W1S 3NX
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Pascal Sender’s solo exhibition can be admired in the physical world as well as in Augmented Reality. Don’t miss this breakthrough in new media art at Saatchi Yates inaugural show.

Sender studied at Kunstakademie Düsseldorf under Peter Doig before moving to London to study at the Royal Academy School. Sender paints complex studies of the human figure and everyday scenes of contemporary living - a receptionist on her phone, an oiled-up bodybuilder posing for a selfie, a man waiting for a bus.

Besides being masterful paintings, Sender has created an innovation so that the pictures can be viewed in Augmented Reality. He has hand coded an app, so that when viewing his paintings through your phone camera, another digital perspective is revealed. The paintings jump off the canvas appearing as three-dimensional forms, his characters moving and interacting with the viewer. This breakthrough in new media art presents a unique reflection of modern life.

Details on opening times and how to visit: https://saatchiyates.com/exhibitions/pascal-sender

28
October 20
Wednesday 28th, 11:00 – Wednesday 28th, 12:00
Coffee Morning – Now on Zoom!
Swiss Benevolent Society
Please get in touch with us if you wish to participate on: 0207 836 9119
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The SBS Coffee Morning has now moved to Zoom! The friendly group of all ages enjoys meeting in a very relaxed and laid atmosphere and all have a Swiss connection in common.

We shall gather online  on a fortnightly basis on the following confirmed dates:

Wednesday 14 October – 11am

Wednesday 28 October – 11am

Wednesday 11 November – 11am

More dates to be confirmed…

Please get in touch with us if you wish to participate on:
0207 836 9119

Once you have contacted us, please download the Zoom app onto your laptop or tablet, and we’ll send you an invitation by email with a link with details on how to join the meeting!

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.

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.

November
04
November 20
Wednesday 4th, 19:30 – Wednesday 4th, 21:30
Monthly Stammtisch
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Zoom online get together
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Swiss Club Stammtisch is again on videolink!

Same time as usual, the next one is on

Wednesday November 4, 2020 at 7.30PM

As you all are aware with the Covid-19 lockdown all the pubs, bars and restaurants are still closed in Scotland, so is also our normal Stammtisch at Le Di-Vin canceled. But thanks to new technologies we are able to have our Stammtisch in everyone's livingroom, having our own drink, conversing over "God and the world" and keep perfectly our social distance no matter how "heated" our discussions become. We do this again as we did on our April, May and June Stammtisch with a zoom meeting on our laptops, tablets or computers and even smartphones.

All you have to do is to install the zoom app on smartphones and tablets or the Zoom client on laptops and computers and if you like to join, send us a PM and we provide you the link and credentials needed. See you every first Wednesday of the month!

11
November 20
Wednesday 11th, 11:00 – Wednesday 11th, 12:00
Coffee Morning – Now on Zoom!
Swiss Benevolent Society
Please get in touch with us if you wish to participate on: 0207 836 9119
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The SBS Coffee Morning has now moved to Zoom! The friendly group of all ages enjoys meeting in a very relaxed and laid atmosphere and all have a Swiss connection in common.

We shall gather online  on a fortnightly basis on the following confirmed dates:

Wednesday 14 October – 11am

Wednesday 28 October – 11am

Wednesday 11 November – 11am

More dates to be confirmed…

Please get in touch with us if you wish to participate on:
0207 836 9119

Once you have contacted us, please download the Zoom app onto your laptop or tablet, and we’ll send you an invitation by email with a link with details on how to join the meeting!

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.

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.

21
November 20
Saturday 21st, 11:00 – Saturday 21st, 17:30
BSCC Clean Growth Summit
British Swiss Chamber of Commerce
Virtual live event, 12:00 - 18:30 CET
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Register to attend

When people, ideas and trillions of dollars are mobilized, it is more than economic paradigm shifts we can expect. How can we use the Covid-19 shock as a transformational catalyst for a change to cleaner growth?

 Hear about the commercial opportunities and challenges from the hottest stories in Clean Growth including: Future Cities, Re-imagining Energy, Enabling Technologies such as Hydrogen, Wind & Carbon Capture, plus the role of Finance, Reporting and Democracy in de-carbonisation.
 
Inspiring speakers from business, policy and finance include:
  • Baroness Brown | Vice Chair, UK Committee on Climate Change 
  • Prof Greg Clark | Global Head, Future Cities & New Industries, HSBC
  • Daniel Egger | Head Marketing & Sales, Climeworks
  • Alison Martin | CEO EMEA and Bank Distribution, Zurich Insurance
And many more. 
Click HERE for more information about the Programme. 
 
Join us in this topical and unique virtual experience to get access to keynote speakers, panel discussions and workshops and enjoy all the amenities of a real-life conference centre: from our auditorium, exhibition hall and workshop rooms to the networking lounge and resource centre – it’s all there!
REGISTRATION FEE

Early bird pricing extended until 22th October 2020: 
BSCC Members and Guests | 59 CHF
Non-members and Guests | 119 CHF 

Click here to register to attend the virtual summit

22
November 20
Sunday 22nd, 11:00 – Sunday 22nd, 12:00
Sunday Service - Commemoration
The Swiss Church in London
79 Endell Street, London
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Sunday Services have resumed at The Swiss Church in London for a trial period, within Covid-19 restrictions and guidance. 

  • Please bring a mask when attending church service.
  • Hand sanitiser will be at your disposal.
  • In order to maintain a 2 metre distance when seated, we have to restrict the number of persons attending service in the main church hall to 28 persons.
  • We will provide financial support all those over 70, who decide to travel to and from the services by taxi. Get in touch for more information.

The words of these church services will be uploaded on our webpage, or sent out as print copies via post on request, for those who cannot attend. We will continue to provide an audio service on every first Sunday of the month, which you can download here.

To access our risk assessment, and our policy for the safe reopening of the church click here, or contact Venue Manager Emily Rose Simons for more information.

Deadline for applications 26 November 2020 at midnight GMT
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The Swiss Church invites artists to apply for two three-month residencies from March to May 2021. The artists will have access to the Church over this period and a workspace can be arranged if wished. An opportunity to be mentored by an appropriate Swiss Church Art Committee member can also be requested. Artists from all artistic disciplines as well as curators are encouraged to apply. The artist in residence is asked to share extracts of their work with the public at the end of the residency.

Throughout its history, the Swiss Church London has fostered a dialogue between art and faith, between parishioners and cultural practitioners coming to the space. Therefore, the Swiss Church continues to contribute towards current and broad socio-political conversations within an increasingly secular society. Arts and music connect to the story of our society and culture. We create a threshold between the sacred and secular worlds, exploring the common ground and what Christianity means to us today.

Application deadline: 26 November 2020 at midnight GMT

The chosen project will be announced on 15 December.

Go to the Swiss Church webpage for more details and to access the application form: https://swisschurchlondon.org.uk/art/artist-residency/

December
06
December 20
Sunday 6th, 14:30 – Sunday 6th, 17:00
Christmas Party Edinburgh
Swiss Club Edinburgh
Saughtonhall Community Centre, Edinburgh, ,
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Christmas Party in Edinburgh, Covid-restrictions allowing at the Saughtonhall Community Centre, Edinburgh

This years Christmas Party will be on Sunday the 6th of December from 2:30 to 5 pm.

We celebrate with mulled wine, and  other goodies, Christmas songs and festive spirit , 

We are asking to contribute with some party food to share.

We will ask Santa to come along to bring presents for the children.

More information will be given closer to the event. Visit our Facebook page or website for more. 

 

20
December 20
Sunday 20th, 11:00 – Sunday 20th, 12:00
Sunday Service - Christmas Carols
The Swiss Church in London
79 Endell Street, London
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Sunday Services have resumed at The Swiss Church in London for a trial period, within Covid-19 restrictions and guidance. 

  • Please bring a mask when attending church service.
  • Hand sanitiser will be at your disposal.
  • In order to maintain a 2 metre distance when seated, we have to restrict the number of persons attending service in the main church hall to 28 persons.
  • We will provide financial support all those over 70, who decide to travel to and from the services by taxi. Get in touch for more information.

The words of these church services will be uploaded on our webpage, or sent out as print copies via post on request, for those who cannot attend. We will continue to provide an audio service on every first Sunday of the month, which you can download here.

To access our risk assessment, and our policy for the safe reopening of the church click here, or contact Venue Manager Emily Rose Simons for more information.