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

FAR 2014

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 […]

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

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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 […]

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 […]

Interview with Swiss Press Photographer of the Year – Two major Photo Exhibitions in Prangins


Tomorrow the 8th November two new major photo exhibitions will open both under one roof at the Château de Prangins; Swiss Press Photo 2013 and World Press Photo 2103. In the Swiss Press Photo exhibition, over  175  photographers submitted 2, 825 images to the competition portraying momentous events from 2012. Swiss Photographer Laurent Gilliéron (who […]

Cine Club Nyon starts new season with “La Vie D’ Adèle”

Cover cine club

  The Ciné Club Nyon opens its new season tonight Monday 7th October with its first film of the season, “La Vie D’Adele” (“Blue is the Warmest Colour” in English). This film won the Palme D’or in Cannes in 2013 so kicks off the season in style. The Ciné Club has selected a wide range […]

English speaking famous authors in Morges and Nyon this weekend

Le Livre sur le quais 2013

Cruise along the lake listening to writers talk about their work Photo above: Le livre sur les quais 2012 From Victoria Hislop to Douglas Kennedy to John Boyne, there will be over 20 English speaking authors and almost 300 writers in total at “Le livre sur les quais” this weekend the 6th to 8th September. […]