Winter Fair in Nyon Friday 7th and Sat 8th Nov

There will be a Winter Fair on Friday 7th November and Saturday 8th November at the Hotel Beau Rivage in Nyon from 10:00-17:00

Free entry  – Winter gifts galore, tombola, homemade gifts, food and more.

Winter fiar in nyon

Getting Fit for the Ski season – Events coming up in the area

The weather has finally turned colder and the ski season is just around the corner. Whether you intend to ski locally up in the Jura, or further afield in the Alps, it helps if you are fit to enjoy the sport. Take a look at this article here written by Dr Michelle Wright of “Health First” on preparing yourself for the ski season. You might also want to refresh your first aid skills as well. Here is a list of first aid courses run by Dr Michelle and Dr Penny Fraser, two British trained doctors living in Switzerland.

Events coming up 

15 years of Friends of India – a Nyon based charity.

The deadline to register for the Friends of India event has been extended for a few more days until Saturday 8th November. Friends of India is a local charity and has its head office in Nyon. The charity fights poverty and creates opportunities for women and children in South India.  The charity will be celebrating its 15th birthday on Friday 14th November at 19:15 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Geneva for an evening of entertainment and memories including an authentic Indian three course meal. Price CHF 120 or CHF 100 for members; CHF 800 for block bookings of 8. Contact to book or for more information.


Classical Music in Nyon

The Da Capo Orchestra in Nyon will be giving a classical concert in Nyon in Friday 21 November at the Salle Communale in Place Perdtemps. Details on poster below. Note, this orchestra is always looking to recruit new musicians, including expats! See article here from 2013.

Da capo

Monday Movie in English in Aubonne 

Aubonne – The next Monday movie (10th November) in English will be “The Judge” starring Robert Downey Jr and Robert Duvall.

Screening time 20:30. See trailer below.  Aubonne Rex cinema site here

Latin Rhythms in Nyon Saturday 8th November

It’s Tropical Night at the Usine a Gaz on Saturday with the evening at the “Coquillages et Crustacés” evening. There will be DJ sets, latin rhythms from 22:00 onwards. CHF 5 entry. Free entry for those who come in costume!  More details here

Sunday afternoon concert at Conservatoire/ French Literary evening with renowned journalist

This Sunday 2nd November, there will be a classical afternoon concert (17:00) at the Conservatoire of Nyon by  “Quator Baggi” with Felix  Froschhammer on Violin, Andrea Baggi on clarinette, Nico Prinz on violoncelle and Virginie Falquet on piano.  These classical concerts  have become a tradition at the prestigious Conservatoire  along Nyon’s lake side and are a lovely way to end the weekend!

Ticket prices  Adults  – CHF 20 , Students A.V.S CH 15 Children and members of COV, CHF 10. To reserve a seat call  TEL. 022 994 23 60,  or email  See COV for details.


Evening with Bertil Galland

On Wednesday 29th October at 19:00 La Page Cornée the local French literary association will host an “Evening with Bertil Galland”.


Photo above – courtesy La Page Cornée.

Mr Galland is a renowned name in the world of literature in French Romandie. He will recount stories and impressions from his long career, from that of editor, essayist and journalist.   The event will take place place in the foyer of the Grand-Champ Théâtre in Gland.  Tickets CHF 15 including a glass of wine and snacks.   More details see La Page Cornée.  No reservations needed.

Annonce Bertil Galland




Big Bazaar in Nyon – Books in English, Sports Gear, Toys and Games, Christmas Decorations and more.

Every two years, the IWCN (International Women’s Club of Nyon) holds a big bazaar in the centre of Nyon and the next one will be on Saturday 25th October from 10:00 -16:00. The proceeds of this bazaar go to both local and international charities. The bazaar itself is a great opportunity to buy second hand English books, both non-fiction and fiction.  There will be stalls galore at the bazaar selling home made baking and Christmas decorations,  second hand sports gear, toys and games, jewellery, accessories and more. There will be a brocante, tombola, a chance to have a cuppa or a bite to eat at the “Bistro” on the day. Bring the children too, it’s a fun family day out and entry is free!  If you have any questions about the bazaar, contact Kay Bond:

Not only is this a good chance to support local charities, but a chance to meet some new faces too!

Bazaar 2


Bazaar A


Bazaar Marina




IWCN Bazaar

From Rock to Jazz, a musical month in Nyon- concerts and more around town

Autumn is back, which means going back to school for the young ones (not much fun), but also the new cultural season for all venues in Nyon (loads more fun). We are lucky to have a rich cultural offer in Nyon, between the theatre and concerts at l’Usine à Gaz, the Conservatoire’s classical concerts and La Parenthèse’s edgy musical discoveries. Here are a few shows coming up in Nyon.

Usine à Gaz

Swiss band Adieu Gary Cooper will be giving a free concert on Friday the 12th, as part of the café-concert promoting local bands.

Adieu Gary Cooper- courtesy Laura Morales

Saturday 13th sees the return of the venue’s now famous DJ nights, “Coquillages et crustacés”, as part of their 20th season. Come and dance to two decades of hits through the night. The evening is free to all born in 1995.

On the 20th, Motel Tour is organising a US Car Show. The event starts at 4 pm – join with your pre-73 American creature !
The evening will continue with a movie session at 9 pm – a unique chance to see
Kiss Me Deadly (1955) on a wide screen, before ending the night with DJs The Sons of the Desert playing true rockabilly tunes.

La Parenthèse

The venue located in a reconverted wine cellar hosts free concerts twice a week. Their program is eclectic and made of the best of the new bands on the independent scene, from rock to psych-pop and folk. A lot of the bands who play in this venue then go on to play at Paléo and get quite famous. Look out for a number of collaborations with festivals and other venues during the year, which will bring some diversity and fun to the town. You can get a taste of the first of these collaborations on Thursday the 11th of september with American band Quilt‘s psychedelic grooves and pop harmonies, presented by La Batie festival, a contemporary music and theatre festival taking place until the 13th of September.

Quilt- courtesy Daniel Dorsa

Le Pulse will share their love for soul music on Saturday 13th, promoting this quartet’s latest album

On Thursday the 18th Dan Sartain, hailing from Alabama, will rock the venue before a DJ-set on the 19th.

The Besnard Lakes- courtesy

Canadian band The Besnard Lakes, who have played with the likes of Godspeed You Black Emperor among others, are on on Saturday the 20th. Their psychedelic pop, inspired by an eclectic aray of styles, from the Beach Boys to post-rock, has made them minor celebrities in Canada.

The next concert hosted by the Conservatoire de Nyon will take place on the 26th of September with jazz quartet Zatar, at 20:30.