Two events next week coming up next week
Sat 22nd November Bollywood Dance Spectacle. India comes to Nyon!
The Mayuri Dance Group will be performing at the Aula/Marens school at 20:30 to support The Maisons des Enfants. Indian “finger food” served on the night.
The Maison des Enfants is a charitable association set in a large house just on the outskirts of Nyon and is open for all children from age 6 to 12. Here children are looked after by professionals and volunteers and all free of charge. The house has a large garden, so the children can play outside and create handicrafts, have the use of use computers, etc.
Also next week Friday 21st November
The small music club Club 1306 down in the old town will have a performance by the Michel Tirabosco Trio at 20:30. Further details see Club 1306
On Saturday the 8th November the International Women’s Club of Nyon
Sunday 26th October sees the monthly flea market down at the lake.
Thursday 30th October there will be a networking and socialising opportunity as Executives International
Yesterday (the 18th September) saw the start of La Semaine du Goût (Taste week). Ten days of various food related events across the whole of Switzerland until the 28th of September. There are activities happening around this area from wines tastings in the village of Begnins, tastings of exotic confectionary in Coppet, to cooking courses in Bogis Bossey. There is a full guide with comprehensive listings of what’s on where in Nyon tourist office.
First of all in the morning it’s the “Desalpes” in St Cergue. This is when the farmers bring down their cows from the mountain to winter them in the barns. The cows with bells on (of course) are decorated and paraded through the village, led by the farmers dressed in traditional Swiss costume.
There is folk music, Swiss flag turning (this is an art), stands with food and wine for sale. Here is the link to the information flyer St Cergue,
At the bottom of the flyer there’s a list of the trains that leave Nyon to go up to St Cergue for the Desalpes. Taking the train is easier than trying to drive as the road can be busy that day.
It’s a great event to take children and visitors, but you will have to get up early, the first lot of cows descend at 08:30, there are others later in the morning but then it ends. Remember to wrap up well, there is quite a bit of standing around and it’s often a few degrees colder up in St Cergue but the trip up there is worth it.
Once you have been up to the Des Alpes then come back down in Nyon for not one, but two Autumn fairs which will be going on in the town! The first one is the town one which is always a very colourful event with vegetables, fruit, and a variety of stands with produce. There’s usually someone serving hot soup too. This year I notice there will be a decorated pumpkin competition in Place St Martin. For the second fair, see the end of this post.
Also today 19th September until the 19th April next year, the Chateau de Prangins
Here’s the information below from their brochure.
“What did wine taste like under the Ancien Régime? When do the first mineral waters date back to? Who benefited from phylloxera and the subsequent devastation of the vineyards? Since when has milk been considered a typically Swiss product? There are a host of questions which this exhibition attempts to answer by a captivating display of 150 works of art and everyday artefacts, some of which are quite unusual.
In keeping with the theme of the exhibition a choice of vintage drinks will be offered: come and try out maidenhair cordial, hypocras cordial and other beverages! From 2.30 to 4.30 pm at weekends a wine-waiter/guide will be there to serve you with both refreshments and information.”
It sounds good!
Finally, two other events to look out for
From the 26th to the 28th over in Rolle there will be the “Journèes des Plantes”. An exhibition of plants with advice given by professional gardeners. Plants, bulbs and flowers for sale too. Friday 12:00- 19:00 Saturday 09:00-19:00 Sunday 09:00 -18:00 More details jardifanclub.ch/
There’s an Autumn fair in Nyon on Friday 26th September and Saturday 27th September in the Salle de la Colombiere in Nyon from 10:00-16:00 There will be a bistro, a variety of stalls, Indian food, home made jams, hand painted furniture, haute couture, including a special appearance by Hester Macdonald the Garden Doctor from World Radio Switzerland.
A little further away from Nyon – On Saturday September 6th Morges tourist office is organising a “Stroll along the vineyards of Morges”: A route with different stops in four wine cellars where you can taste wine and regional meals in a magnifique landscape
The price of CHF 50.- per person includes
– Wine degustation
– Savouring meals in different wine cellars
– Explanations about the wine growing, music, contest
– wine glass & wine glass holder
– BAM train ticket
Tickets have now gone on sale for the Geneva Amateur Operatic Society’s Really Youthful Group performance of “Guys and Dolls”.
It’s in English and you can book online if you go on their website. The production will take place here in Nyon on Friday 29th, Saturday 30th August and Sunday 31st. These Really Youthful shows are great fun, very well produced and are always guaranteed to give a good afternoon (or night) out. More details on the production and photos to follow in the next few days.
Down by the lake this weekend (August 23/24) there will be a two day Brocante (Antique/Second Hand) market on Saturday 09:30-20:00 and Sunday 00-09:30 -19:00
There will also be a”Mome” market in the centre of town. This essentially is for young children with various activities planned from around 09:00 onwards. There will even be a little disco for all budding dancers!
Paleo – One of Switzerland’s biggest rock festivals is now over boo hoo!
But don’t forget Rive Jazzy still goes on until the 10th of August. Free music performed by bands on stages in the open air with a variety of styles from modern to trad jazz, Eastern European etc.
It all happens down in the old town and on the “Rive” (by the lake).
This Saturday 21 June, it’s La Fete de La Musique in Nyon. Lot’s going on for different musical tastes, whether you prefer classical, reggae or rock. It all starts at 12:00 and goes on until the wee hours. It’s also the “longest day” so it’s perfect timing.
There’s also a Howard Productions theatrical production of William Shakespeare’s “Merry Wives of Windsor” going on over at the Chateau of Prangins on the 19, 20 and 21 June.
Here’s the programme for the music festival.
a: Place du Château 12h00 – 23h00
classique, jazz, rock, reggae, jazz rock, pop rock
b Cour intérieure 16h00 – 23h45
chanson française, pop rock, bossa funk blues
2 Esplanade du Musée Romain 12h00 – 23h00
accueil et bar des musiciens
3 Place du Marché 14h30 – 00h30
pop, rock, funk jazz, pop rock, trip hop, Jimi Hendrix tribute
4 Place de St-Martin *Battle Of The Bands* 10h00 – 24h00
pop folk acoustique, rock, rap, funk
5 Temple 10h00 – 21h00
6 Usine à Gaz 20h00 – 04h00
7 La Combe scène découvertes 12h00 – 17h45
*Gymnase et Ecole Moser*, rock, britpop
8 Gymnase de Nyon *Nyoncore* 14h00 – 01h00
rock metal, funkcore, metalcore, punk
There will be classical music too in the Abbeye de Bonmont.