All Souls Orchestra and Jazz on Friday, Distillery of Bassins open to public on Saturday

All Souls Concert NYON

On Friday 17th July at 19:30 there will be an evening of music from the All Souls Orchestra  from London. This event will be held on outside on the patio of the L’Eglise de la Colombière in Rue de la Colombère in Nyon. Formed in 1972, the orchestra provides musical entertainment at official events and tours abroad and is an unique opportunity […]

From Garden Fêtes to Naval Parades and Neighbours’ Day – Events in May


This weekend (on Friday 8th, Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th May ) it’s the Jardins en Fête which will be held in the park and grounds of the Château de Coppet. This event is dedicated to plants and the art of the garden and brings together gardening professionals all in one space. With over 130 exhibitors it is one of the biggest garden events in the […]

Debate on the future of Nyon’s lakeside

Débat rives novembre 2014

On Thursday 20th November at 18:30 there will be a debate on the future of Nyon’s “Rive”, the lakeside area of the town. What is needed along the lakeside, what can be developed, what’s next for the area? The debate will be moderated by Madame Marie-Christine Fert from La Côte newspaper. There will be various […]

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 […]

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 […]