Big Brocante this weekend, “Hairspray” musical next week, 1st night Luna Classics a success

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It’s the annual big Brocante this  Saturday and Sunday in Nyon and it’s also the Fête des Pirates! Take a free trip on the lake on the piarate’s Nyolue boat! Stands, food and fun. Details here Note it is also the last few days of the open air cinema in Nyon. The film showing tonight Friday 22nd […]

Stage set for Luna Classics, FAR festival underway and Jval Rock Festival next week

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The Luna Tent has now been installed alongside the château of Nyon and the stage is set for the start of Luna Classics, the prestigious classical music and arts festival which will run from the 19th – 31st August in the town. The opening night’s performance under the big “moon” tent will be Nelson Goerner on piano, Paul Meyer on clarinette with […]

Book and Literary events in English – Book fair in Morges in September, Reading group in Crans, Writers’ Group in Geneva

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If you are interested in all things literary, then you are spoiled for choice in the Geneva and Vaud area.  Not only is the area home to a large and important writers’ group (covering both fiction and non-fiction – see below), a reading group in Crans that is open to the public, but in a few weeks, the fabulous […]

Paléo Day Five: Mud, Groove and Style

The traditional sunflowers have been replaced by wildflowers this year, to let the earth regenerate

By the time the rain had stopped falling on Saturday, just in time for the beginning of the festival, the grounds were covered in the largest amount of mud since the start of the week. A mix of wet straw, wood shavings, mud and water turned the ground into a swamp with a delicate smell […]

Paléo- Prodigy-ous amounts of rain

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Friday’s line-up was a perfect example of Paléo’s eclecticism and tendency towards pleasing various tastes. The main stage saw a trio of explosive and chaotic punk-rock bands deliver their crazy show, starting with the French Skip The Use and Shaka Ponk, before The Prodigy. At Les Arches on the other hand, the crowd was a […]

Paléo Day Two- Let’s dance with Stromae!

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Wednesday night was probably the most sought after night this year, with Belgian pop phenomenon Stromae finishing the evening on the main stage. All the tickets for the night sold out in a record 8 minutes in April. Paléo boss Daniel Rossellat said they could easily have sold another 25’000 tickets that day and the […]

Paléo kicks off with a bang-and a squelch!

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Paléo kicked off with a bang and a squelch on Tuesday, with a variety of incredible bands. The right amount of mud, but thankfully without the rain that had been forecast made for the perfect Paléo atmosphere. People slipped and skidded through the mud, or picked their way carefully across the grounds, trying to stay […]

Paléo – Daniel Rossellat is “philosophical about the rain”

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Important info for festival-goers –  Due to heavy rain many of the car-parks will be closed today (Tuesday 21 July). It is advised to take public transport to the festival.    The following post has been written by Jonas Parson. Jonas is a student at the university of Lausanne and has been covering the Paléo […]

Traffic alterations during roadworks in Nyon – CATS next GAOS production.

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There will be approximately three months of roadworks between the intersection of the Chemin d’Eysins and de la Fontaine (near the shopping centre Porte de Nyon). For full details and a map of the roadworks planned see here. http://www.nyon.ch/fr/actualite/reamenagement-du-carrefour-a-lintersection-des-chemins-deysins-et-de-la-fontaine-691-93312 The box office is now open for online bookings for the musical Cats – the next […]

Easter holiday suggestions in Nyon, from museums to church services, music and movies

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Here are a few suggestions on what to do around the town over the next few days.  Wander around Nyon and check out the fountains which have been decorated by local groups and associations. Also take a look at some of the lovely flowers around the area. Don’t forget the Tulip Festival in Morges. Head […]