Seasick Steve – “I pinch myself everyday to make sure I’m not in a dream”


Seasick Steve, the American blues musician who performed to great acclaim on the main stage at Paléo on Wednesday night, still can’t quite believe his luck. “It’s taken me 50 years to get here but now that I am making it as a musician, I still have to pinch myself to make sure I am […]

Paléo kicks off with a bang-and a squelch!


Paléo kicked off with a bang and a squelch on Tuesday, with a variety of incredible bands. The right amount of mud, but thankfully without the rain that had been forecast made for the perfect Paléo atmosphere. People slipped and skidded through the mud, or picked their way carefully across the grounds, trying to stay […]

Colours of Paléo – 1st night 2014


Although the sky was grey for the first night of Paléo, there was still plenty of colour around the festival grounds. Particularly impressive this year, is the installation of “the Andes mountains” which are made out of rope and can be found in the Village du Monde area. These installations also double up as seating […]

Paléo – Daniel Rossellat is “philosophical about the rain”


Important info for festival-goers –  Due to heavy rain many of the car-parks will be closed today (Tuesday 21 July). It is advised to take public transport to the festival.    The following post has been written by Jonas Parson. Jonas is a student at the university of Lausanne and has been covering the Paléo […]

Papercuts at Prangins/ Free tickets for Monday Film in English 21 July

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The current exhibition on at the Château de Prangins is entitled “Papiers decoupés” (“Paper cuts”) and this year focuses on contemporary paper cutting. Above paper cut by Werner Gunterswiler  ”La Mouche, 2012″ – All images courtesy Château de Prangins The exhibition includes some historical paper cuts, including a love letter, silhouettes and scenes depicting an […]

Music in the Nyon area over the Summer months

Rive Jazzy AUGUST updated

There’s lots of music on the agenda in the upcoming weeks in the Nyon area. Let’s hope the weather improves so we can enjoy all the concerts on offer! Sunday concerts by Roman Columns in Nyon Throughout the summer months there are Sunday concerts that take place from 11:00-13:30 by the Roman columns. Country, reggae and […]

For Sale – Fabulous house with panoramic views – 5 minutes from Central Divonne

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House for sale Beautiful house for sale just a short walk from central Divonne. This house set in a quiet and private location and just 10 minutes drive from the International School of Geneva (La Châtaigneraie campus) and 15 minutes from Geneva Airport. This 350 m2 house (over three floors) has two large balconies facing South […]

Five pairs of Free tickets to next Nyon Monday Movie – “Jimmy’s Hall” – new Ken Loach film

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The Capitole Cinema in Nyon is offering five pairs of tickets to the next Monday Movie in English on the 14th July at 18:30. This film is the newly released Ken Loach film – “Jimmy’s  Hall”.  This film was selected to compete for the Palme D’or in the main competition section at the 2014 Cannes […]

Dee Dee Bridgewater, Nigel Kennedy and more, coming to Nyon in August – Volunteers needed


Photo above: The Big “Luna” Tent in St Prex  - now moving to Nyon –  all photos below courtesy “Luna Classics” “Luna Classics”, the festival of music, dance and theatre is moving to Nyon!  This festival which began in the small village of St Prex has grown in size and in reputation will now take […]

8,000 gymnasts expected in Biere from the 21-29 June

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The small municipality of Bière just above Morges (population around 1,500), will be host to thousands of gymnasts from the 21-29 June for the annual cantonal gymnastic fête. If you are at all interested in gymnastics or have members of the family who are, then Bière is the place to be during this time. Full […]