American Cinema Soirée for 4th July. Stand Up Paddle competition open to public


The 4th July falls on a Saturday this year and to celebrate American Independence Day there will be an American “cinema soirée” at the Capitole Cinema in Nyon. The evening will begin with a guided visit at 19:30 (with commentary) to the new art exhibition at Nyon castle. This exhibition features the work of American marquetry artist, Brooklyn-based, Las […]

From Bastille to Swinging with Parov Stelar – Caribana Day 2


Review by Jonas Parson The second night of Caribana turned out to be another very warm and successful evening (the second sold-out night in a row, tickets are still available for Friday and Saturday night) and the acts headlining that night attracted a completely different crowd  to that of the night before. Trooper boots, spiked necklaces and […]

Cardigans to play at Caribana, Ben l’Oncle Soul, Parov Stelar and more

Parov Stelar

Caribana has announced the line up for this year’s festival which will take place along the lakeside near Crans près Celigny from the 3rd to 7th June 2015.   Among other artists scheduled to play at this summer festival are Swedish band “The Cardigans”, see video below of their 1998 hit “My Favourite Game” from their album Gran Turismo.

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


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 […]

Interview with Tony Lerch, director of Caribana – Giving a warm welcome to musicians and music lovers

Caribana Festival 2010Nyon / Switzerland09.06.2010Photo Alain Grosclaude

On Wednesday 5th June, the lake side around Crans près Céligny will be rocking to the sound of Motor Head and Skunk Anansie, two of the headline acts playing on the first night at the 2013 Caribana festival. Photo above: Skunk Anansie  – courtesy Caribana Festival This festival first began 23 years ago when a […]