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 […]

Open Day at Conservatoire, Support a sponsored hike by a St Cergue resident

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Tomorrow Saturday 5th April it’s Open Day/ Portes Ouvertes at the Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois in both Nyon and Morges, from 10:00 to 16:00. This prestigious music school will be open for the public to visit to find out more about the school’s courses.  Adults and children alike can learn about playing  an instrument from guitar […]

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 Philip Jennings – General Secretary of Uni Global Union in Nyon

Philip Jennings

Here is the second of the Living in Nyon interviews with influential individuals who live in the La Côte area. See previous interview with Daniel Rossellat (Nyon mayor and head of Paléo) here. Here we speak to Philip Jennings –  Jennings, Welshman, rugby lover and former volunteer firefighter – was listed in Bilan magazine as one of 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 […]

Tickets now on sale for English comedy “God Of Carnage”

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  “God of Carnage,” the next GEDS production in English is being billed as ” A comedy of manners.. without the manners!” This Tony Award best play will be performed on 5- 9 March at the Théâtre de l’Espérance in Geneva and tickets are now on sale.  For booking details click here Synopsis of Play […]

1260+ News from Nyon and Beyond – From School Holiday dates to Swiss Wines to the new Paléo stage

Les Arches

We have been scouring other Swiss websites for a selection of news and articles that will interest Living in Nyon readers in our section called 1260+ (Nyon and beyond). Nyon News is at the end of this post Know it All Passport  School holidays –  Ûseful Dates – It’s the school holidays in Geneva this […]

Pub Crawl in Nyon tonight 30th November!

Pub crawl

  Tonight 30th November, is the night that Prangins International Club are organising a pub crawl around Nyon! The beauty of this pub crawl is that you don’t have to go for the whole tour, there is an approximate timing of where everyone will be during the evening so you can join in at your favourite venue or […]

SWISS plane will carry the name of Nyon/ Prangins Int’l organise pub crawl in Nyon

Prangins Winter 2012 B

Swiss International Air Lines  (SWISS) have decided to name one of its planes (an Airbus A320) after the city of Nyon. This is because the town is close to Geneva airport, because it such an attractive place for both residents and visitors, and due to the large number of companies who have chosen to base […]

Big Bazaar in Nyon Saturday, Second Hand books in English, Toys, Gifts, Brocante and More

IWCN charity bazaar

  Tomorrow Saturday 10th November, the  IWCN (International Women’s Club of Nyon) Big Charity Bazaar will take place in Nyon. This bi-annual event is a big fund raiser for local and international charities and a great opportunity for expats to meet over a bite to eat at the bistro at the bazaar, to buy second […]