From Rock to Jazz, a musical month in Nyon- concerts and more around town

Usine 2015

Autumn is back, which means going back to school for the young ones (not much fun), but also the new cultural season for all venues in Nyon (loads more fun). We are lucky to have a rich cultural offer in Nyon, between the theatre and concerts at l’Usine à Gaz, the Conservatoire’s classical concerts and […]

Free tickets to Crimson ProjeKCt (Offshoot of King Crimson) performing in Nyon 7 March

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There are 2 x 2 free tickets up for grabs for the Crimson ProjeCKt concert coming up on the 7th March at the Usine a Gaz in Nyon.  The normal ticket price is 35 CHF per person. The Crimson ProjeKCt is a King Crimson offshoot featuring  three current members of the historic band, primarily focussing […]

Free tickets for New Year’s Masked Ball and Merry Christmas from Living in Nyon!

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Seasons Greetings and a Very Merry Christmas from Living in Nyon!   Church services, New Year’s Eve party and more late night shopping. Tonight (Monday 23rd December) there will be another late shopping night in Nyon. Shops will be open until 22:00. The late night shopping event last Friday was great fun, not only were […]

Free tickets for two concerts at Usine a Gaz in December. Local events in November


There are five pairs of free concert tickets up for grabs at the “Usine a Gaz”  to the Shantal and Bucovina Club Orkestra on Friday 6th December and 5 pairs of tickets  to the special DJ  90′s dance night “Coquillages and Crustaces” in Nyon on Saturday 7th December. For those who haven’t been to the […]

Music, Cinema, Rugby: what’s on in Nyon next week


  Looking for something to do next week? Here are a few things going on in the area over the next ten days. Cinema Both Cinéma Capitole in Nyon and Cinéma Rex in Aubonne offer special English speaking screenings. The next English films you can go and see in these two cinemas are: Cinema Rex, […]

Usine A Gaz – New Season starts, from Wayne Paul to Flamenco to Children’s Theatre.


The Usine a Gaz (Nyon’s permanent cultural venue) kicks off  their new season of music, theatre, dance and art and comedy performances for 2013/2014  beginning with a Café Concert on Friday 13th September featuring  the band “Profile” (see their video below). These free Café Concerts  take place on one a Friday a month at the […]

Making Shepherd’s Pie for Joe Cocker and been given Neil Young’s Harmonica – Chris Parson, English translator for Paléo tells us of his 25 years at the festival


Here’s a great little interview by Jonas with Chris Parson, the English translator at Paléo.  Read on to find out why he was given Neil Young’s harmonica,  how Joe Cocker loves Shepherd’s Pie (and hates broccoli!), what happened when Oasis played at the festival and how the Stranglers didn’t like being served white wine out […]

Cows and Concerts – Weekend events

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On Saturday 29 September it’s the Désalpe in St Cergue. This annual ceremony is a tradition in Switzerland and marks the start of Autumn.  The “Désalpe” means the descent of the cows from the hills down to the lower pastures so they can be wintered inside.  During the descent, the cows are decorated with flowery […]

“Some Like it Hot” at Outdoor Cinema. Wine, Art and Music events coming up


  Picture above – the Bol D’ Or – Art by Rita Mancesti, see more about this artist below. Cinema The film showing tonight (20 August) at the Open Air cinema in Nyon is the classic (and digitally restored) film comedy  “Some Like It Hot” directed by Billy Wilder starring Marilyn Monroe, Tony Curtis and […]

Flat for rent, Puppet Show in Nyon, Rugby Match on Saturday, Auditions for new Nyon band

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  Photo above: taken at Geneva Car Show 2012. C. Nelson-Pollard Flat to rent in Crans-Céligny available from 1st May 2012  Ground floor flat, 2 double bedrooms Large bathroom with bath, shower, WC.  Separate guest WC Separate laundry & tumble drier. Lounge & beautifully equipped kitchen Garden, patio and large sunny terrace. Double garage. Cave with […]