Photo above: Ceramic pots on sale at the Nyon Spring Market in 2008
The weather has finally warmed up and there’s lots going on here over the next few weeks in the Vaud area and a selection of events are listed below.
Firstly though, Living in Nyon is delighted to announce that from time to time it will be collaborating with the website “Newly Swissed” with a joint exchange of articles and information. The logo of “Newly Swissed” is now on the sidebar of this site for you to click on after you have checked out the Living in Nyon news! There is lots of fun and useful info on the site, from “Cool Facts, Design, Language, and Oddities” to “Politics, Tourism” and more. The site is run out of Zurich by a team of writers and you can find out more and how it came about by listening to a radio interview with the founder Dimitri Burkhard on World Radio Switzerland here.
Incidentally, if you enjoy listening to World Radio Switzerland for its coverage of news, for the music and information it provides on all manner of subjects such as: business, features and interviews etc, then do read the section on the WRS website called “The Future of WRS, The Facts, Your Comments” . You can leave your own comments about the station there too.
As you will read, the station is threatened with closure, so you might like to know there is also an online petition for the public to sign to protest against this closure – note, this has been created by a listener, an individual who is independent of the radio station. See savewrs.com
Local News / Events happening this weekend
On Saturday 2nd June, it’s the Spring Fair which will take place in the streets around the town, the commercial shops will remain open until 18:00. There will be artisanal stands, live music, the opportunity to buy and sell second hand bikes (it is also Journée du Velo – Day of the Bike more info here), a bouncy castle for children in Place du Midi and other fun events for the family.
Then from 17:30 onwards in the Salle Communale, the first event of the “Intercultural” weekend begins.
The Fête de l’Interculturelle is an annual celebration for all the different nationalities that live in the region. On Saturday there will be a potluck supper from 18:30 at the Salle Communale in Nyon. Take along a dish or speciality from your region or country, and share it with others from around the world. This will be followed at 21:00 by a Brazilian evening with samba music and dance. On Sunday 3 June there will be music and traditional dance and food from around the world at the Place des Fêtes down at the Rive from 11:30 onwards.
Also, a reminder that on Saturday 2nd June there will be a big Caribbean party happening in Eysins near Nyon to celebrate 50 years of Jamaican Independence.
“Reggae, dancehall and Jamaican vintage music as well as calypso and Latin American beats will be provided by US based DJ team “Wyclef Refugee All Stars”, flying in to Switzerland especially for this premiere event”. Tickets will be available at the door. See link here
Sunday 3 June – Archaeological event in the castle of Prangins – 10:00 -17:00
“Visit a Gallic village in the Roman times and watch a real battle between the Roman legionnaires and Gallic warriors. Lots of free activities for the family. Free entry”. This info in English on this event was provided by “Know it All Passport” a site where you can find details of lots of other events happening in the Geneva, Vaud and Pay de Gex area. Click on the logo of “Know it All Passport” on the sidebar of this site.
Caribana begins next week!
Still on the music theme, also a reminder that Caribana, the first of the summer music festivals in the area begins next week on the 6th June. There are still tickets available for this 5 day event, performers include Kasabian, Gossip, Lou Reed, The Specials and more. See Caribana here
Finally, an apology to readers due the fact this site was temporarily unavailable for two days due to a technical and an admin hitch in the system!