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

Easter Message for LIN copy

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 […]

Interview with local Swiss Olympic Athlete – Lea Sprunger, plus new Semi-Marathon for la Côte area!

Lea Sprunger

Living in Nyon is delighted to publish this article written by Rachel Frei Bandieri. Rachel is a performance coach and sports trainer and and earlier this year she interviewed local resident and Swiss Olympic athlete Lea Sprunger. Lea lives in the pretty village of Gingins above Nyon and back  in 2012 she competed in the […]

Crime and Mystery Novel Evening – hear from Ex-Chief of police and a Crime novelist

Pcornee zoomed

Do you enjoy reading and want to meet up with other readers to talk about books, recommend books and hear lectures by authors? The next “Rencontre a la Page” encounter is in a series of events that occur throughout the year and which are held mainly in Nyon and Gland and part of La Page […]

Comedy in English – Baby with the Bathwater

Geds Baby with Bathwater

Like many new parents, Helen and John are not quite sure what to do with their newborn. What should they name it? What should they do when it cries? How do they deal with a deranged nanny, a baby-snatching house guest, and a slavering German shepherd with a penchant for eating babies? All the usual […]

From winter sledging to the business of football, to reaction on Sunday’s immigration vote

Nyon 038

1260+ (1260 is the post code of Nyon)  is a  selection of interesting articles chosen from other English information sites and blogs here in Switzerland. Some articles feature places around the Nyon area, some are on places or events to be found further afield. We have also chosen a selection of articles commenting on Sunday’s recent vote […]

Swiss scenes by local artist – Ideal for a gift or a souvenir

Rita Mancesti Gallery close up

If you are looking for a a souvenir of Switzerland, a gift for a friend or colleague, or simply a work of art for your own home, then it’s worth taking a look at the work and gallery of local artist Rita Mancesti.  This gallery, named Artiswiss is located under the lovely old arcades in the village […]

Festival dates for 2014, Roadworks in Nyon centre for 5 months, plus other news.

Dates for diary

Here is a handy list of dates of the five main festivals taking place in the Nyon area in 2014. The season kicks off with the winter mini rock festival Les Hivernales, followed in April by the documentary film festival Visions du Réel. Caribana, the first of the summer festivals takes place in June, (note: […]

Weekend Writing Conference in Bellevue 31 January – 2nd Feb. Open to all those interested in writing.

2014 GWG conf

Photo above – Introductory welcome to all writers and tutors at the 2010 conference. Started in 1993, the Geneva Writers’ Group brings together over 200 English-language writers from 25 countries. Its objective is to encourage all forms of  writing in English.  Membership is open to all who wish to develop their creative writing skills. Encouragement […]

Books by local English authors – Christmas present suggestions

Untethered

If you are still looking for Christmas present ideas, why not give a book  written by an English author that lives locally here in Switzerland?                                 We have chosen a selection of eight books covering a variety of genres and […]

English Theatre begins in Coppet this week, Conference on Tomatis in Rolle

Little Foxes

“The Little Foxes” by Lillian Hellman and directed by Charles Slovenski, begins on Tuesday 12th November at the Théâtre de Terre Sainte in Coppet  until the 16th November. Performances on Tuesday to Friday at 20:00. on Saturday at 19:00.    This theatre has a nice bar for a pre-show drink! Free bubbly after the show on […]