Ice Rink now Open, Outdoor Swimming Pool will not be covered – This site Now on Air!

News on Nyon’s Ice Rink, Swimming Pool, Drawing Competition for young artists in La Côte newspaper,  Open Day at Geneva English School,  Monday Movie in English in Nyon, Wine and Welsh Cakes evening 1st December,  Living in Nyon is now on air!

The outdoor ice rink in Nyon has now opened and will remain so until 1st March 2015 . Opening hours aren Tuesday – Sunday from 08:00 – 18:00  and 09:00 – 18:00 at the weekend.  Note: the rink is also utilised by local schools and the ice hockey club, so some hours are reserved for their use, so check the chart on the ice rink’s own website under “horaires”-  You need to look for the section “Patinage et Hockey libre” which indicates when the rink is open to the public. 

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The ice rink is situated on the lakeside on Nyon’s Rive (not far from the ferry embarkation point).  Skates are available for hire at 5 CHF for adults and 3 CHF for children. The Ice rink and buvette are available for private hire in the evenings. The Ice Rink has a sound system, choose your own music, have a fondue and invite your friends! A minimum of 20 people are required for a private party. More details here.

Nyon’s outdoor Swimming Pool  to remain a “summer” pool

On Monday night, Nyon’s council was asked to consider making the outdoor swimming pool a year round facility, by covering over the pool. However the municipality considered the cost to be too excessive considering that there is already a covered swimming pool at Le Rocher in the town, and another indoor swimming pool is planned for the future sports complex and school called le Reposoir 

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Thanks to La Côte newspaper for the above local news. Don’t forget – there is a Living in Nyon English column in the newspaper every Wednesday. It’s a light hearted look at living in this part of Switzerland from a British expatriate perspective. You will find it on the inside of the front page.

Christmas Drawing competition for children.

La Côte newspaper has launched its annual Christmas drawing/ design for children aged between 4 and 12 years old. The five best designs will be published in the newspaper itself from the 24th December onwards and the winners will receive a prize. The deadline is the 28th November  and the winners will be announced on the 11th December. Pick up a copy of La Côte for more details.

Open Day at the Geneva English School

There will be an open day at the Geneva English School on Thursday 2oth November from 09:30 to 12:00.

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Photo below the “Friendship Stop” bench at the Geneva English School – A place to make new friends!

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This Open Day is an ideal opportunity to take a look around at the school and see their fabulous new library learning centre. The school provides a British education for International Children.  More details here

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Monday Movie in English in Nyon

The Monday Movie in English at the Capitole Cinema in Nyon on Monday 17th November will be “Serena” starring Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper and Rhys Ifans. Screening at 20:30

See cinema website here  Trailer below.

Evening to meet other Anglophones

A reminder that there will be a “Wine and Welsh Cakes” evening in the wine cellar of the chateau of Nyon on the 1st December. It’s an opportunity to meet other Anglophones , whether you have been here for a few years or just a few weeks!  Registration required – Full details see previous post here

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Living in Nyon on the air and on FM!

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The editors and founders of both websites: Living in Nyon and “Know it All Passport” are delighted to announce they will be on the radio once a month on Radio Cité Genève. They will be talking about events, places to go and visit in the Geneva and Vaud region from 12:00 onwards on a show called “12/13″ hosted by journalist Gilles Soulhac. The programme will be in French, however if your French is limited, still tune in, it’s an ideal opportunity to learn  the language and find out what’s going on in the area. Radio Cité Genève is on the internet and on FM and can be heard in la Côte area along the lake side and in your car on 92.2 FM

Their next show will be on 8th December 2014 

 

Shakespeare Play in English in Coppet – Directed by UK Director, production set in Switzerland.

Play next week 11- 15th November in Coppet

On the 450th anniversary of Shakespeare’s birth, GEDS  (the Geneva English Drama Society) will present “Much Ado About Nothing”, one of Shakespeare’s most popular plays. It contains some of the Bard’s most sparkling dialogue between Beatrice and Benedick and two hours of love, jealousy and treachery. In true Shakespearean style, love triumphs in the end, while villainy is punished.

The plot

Leonato, a kindly, respectable nobleman, lives in the idyllic Italian town of Messina and shares his house with his lovely young daughter, Hero, and his playful, clever niece, Beatrice. As the play begins, Leonato prepares to welcome some friends home from a war. The friends include Don Pedro, a prince who is a close friend of Leonato, and two fellow soldiers: Claudio, a well-respected young nobleman, and Benedick, a clever man who constantly makes witty jokes, often at the expense of his friends.

GEDS is  privileged to have Ben Crystal, an actor, author, director and educator of world-renown, as our guest director. He is staging the play using original Elizabethan rehearsal techniques. Commemorating the 100th anniversary of World War I, the production will be set in Switzerland, as troops return from guarding the borders.

For all details/ tickets times and booking see the Theatre in English booking site

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Sunday afternoon concert at Conservatoire/ French Literary evening with renowned journalist

This Sunday 2nd November, there will be a classical afternoon concert (17:00) at the Conservatoire of Nyon by  “Quator Baggi” with Felix  Froschhammer on Violin, Andrea Baggi on clarinette, Nico Prinz on violoncelle and Virginie Falquet on piano.  These classical concerts  have become a tradition at the prestigious Conservatoire  along Nyon’s lake side and are a lovely way to end the weekend!

Ticket prices  Adults  – CHF 20 , Students A.V.S CH 15 Children and members of COV, CHF 10. To reserve a seat call  TEL. 022 994 23 60,  or email info.nyon@cov-vd.ch  See COV for details.

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Evening with Bertil Galland

On Wednesday 29th October at 19:00 La Page Cornée the local French literary association will host an “Evening with Bertil Galland”.

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Photo above – courtesy La Page Cornée.

Mr Galland is a renowned name in the world of literature in French Romandie. He will recount stories and impressions from his long career, from that of editor, essayist and journalist.   The event will take place place in the foyer of the Grand-Champ Théâtre in Gland.  Tickets CHF 15 including a glass of wine and snacks.   More details see La Page Cornée.  No reservations needed.

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British Author Jonathan Coe in Vaud on Saturday 18th – Event open to public

Author event in English followed by an aperitif in the presence of the author.

Photo above – courtesy Jan Michalksi foundation © Mirabella Balaciut

The British novelist and writer Jonathan Coe will be in conversation with Lisbeth Koutchoumoff, journalist of Le Temps, at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher (above Morges) on Saturday, 18th October at 16.00  This event coincides with the publication of his latest novel, “Expo 58″. Expo 58 is a comic spy and international love story. A perfect evocation of a moment in the history of the Cold War, the novel looks at Europe as a place of shifting and clashing political interests.

The event will be held at the Fondation Jan Michalski in Montricher, at the foot of the Vaudois Jura.  The building that houses the foundation (in banner heading above – is famed for its interesting design.  More info about concept and aim of the building here 

Entrance to the event is CHF 10  -  Reservations required     reservation-coe@fondation-janmichalski.ch

Here’s a quote from Expo 58

“He waited in silence for the blindfold to be tied firmly at the back of his head. ‘Right,’ said Wilkins, emphatically. ‘That should do. How many fingers am I holding up?’ ‘Three,’ said Thomas. ‘God damn it to hell, how did you know that? Can you see through the cloth?’ ‘No. It was a guess.’ ‘Well you’re not supposed to guess. For crying out loud, I’m trying to make sure that you can’t see where we’re going. We’re not here to play guessing games. How many fingers am I holding up?’ ‘I’ve no idea. I can’t see a bloody thing.’ ‘Good. It was four, by the way. Not that it matters. Now shut up.”

 

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Busy weekend in Nyon and Morges – Autumn events, from car shows to wine fairs to Expat Expo

There is a lot on the agenda this weekend in both the Nyon and Morges areas, with a bit of careful planning you could attend all events should you wish.  Read on and take your pick!

Wine Festival in Nyon

Focussing on the town of Nyon itself. The annual Fête de la Vigne (wine festival) kicks off on Friday night 3rd October at 17:00 with wine and live music outside the Place du Château. At 18:00, the band “Red Night) (A Swiss tribute band to Californian group Green Day) are on the line up, followed by “Bruce Copeland” at 21:00.

On Saturday 4th the wine festival begins in earnest and continues all day with events from 10:00 in the morning to 22:30 at night.  The official ceremony is scheduled for 14:30, and at 15:00 the actual grapes will be picked from the vines near the castle in the gardens above the La Duche car park and then they will be pressed in the old wine press.  Members of the public can take part in the grape picking! For the full programme see here.  See video below of last year’s event on Nyon TV.


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Autumn Fair in Nyon – Oktoberfest

The annual Autumn Fair in Nyon has been renamed Oktoberfest this year, along with the lovely colourful Autumn stands along the streets of Nyon, there presumably will be beer on sale too! The fair continues all day, from 07:00: to 20:00.

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UEFA open day in Nyon 

A reminder that it’s Open Day at UEFA on Saturday the 4th October from 09:00-16:00. This open day is a chance to see inside the building, to take part in competitions, to see behind the scenes and look at   exhibitions all about the beautiful game.  Details here

Ski Club Troc in Bassins

It’s the “troc” (second hand sale) of ski gear in the Grande Salle in Bassins on Saturday the 4th Ocotber. A great opportunity to get equipped for the coming winter season and to find out about La Gamelle (the ski club) itself.  Got ski gear to sell?  Then you can deposit it between 10:00 and 11:30. The actual sale begins at 13:30 until 15:30 and unsold goods must be collected 16:00 and 16:30.

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British Classic Car show in Morges  

It’s the annual Classic Car show in Morges on Saturday 4th October. This takes place along Morges lake side from 10:00 to 17:00.

This car show is  gathering of over 1500 British classic cars and motorbikes of all makes.  Entry is free for both participants and the public.  See here for full details

Big Expat fair – Sunday 5th October in Geneva 

This Sunday it’s Expat Expo in Geneva from 11:00 to 17:00 at La Praille shopping centre. Meet 100s of exhibitors from all over Switzerland. These expat fairs are very useful if you have recently moved to Switzerland and want to know about the services that are on offer for expats. Banks, insurance companies and small English speaking businesses will be all there under one roof, along with experts on hand to answer questions about living in this country.

Also – Living in Nyon recommends you visit table number 5 at the Expat Expo where you can meet the authors of  the latest “Know it all Passport” guide and  of “Education Guide Switzerland” .  Note,  there will be a review of the latest  “Know it all Passport” guide in a future Living in Nyon post along with a chance to win a free copy. Watch this space!