A new book on Paléo is now out! The book called “La magie de l’ephémère” has been launched to celebrate 35 years of Nyon’s famous music festival. The book is full of photos of the festival over the years: the crowd, the artists, behind the scenes, the installations, the village du monde, the volunteers.
The book (in French) would make a super Christmas present and even if you gave it to some one whose grasp of the French language isn’t great, as the saying goes, “a picture tells a thousand words” and from the superb photos in this book you can feel and see the atmosphere of this fabulous music festival.
Check out the superb photo of Dionysos on pages 101 and 102 jumping into the crowd. The book is priced at 44 CHFand is available at the usual sales outlets including the Paléo shop in Nyon and is a great memory of warmer summer weather!
Photo above: Festival goers – Paléo 2010
However, summer is but a distant memory at the moment, and the colder weather has definitely arrived here in Nyon ( snow is predicted!), but the good news is that the temporary ice rinks in Nyon and Coppet are now open. The Nyon one is situated by the lake and is operated by the Hockey Club of Nyon, and it will remain open until 6th March. There is a website for the rink with opening hours and more information here
Pantomime season has arrived
The colder weather also brings with it the pantomime season (oh yes it does!) and this year is no exception as the Geneva Amateur Operatic society will be performing Cinderella at the Théatre du Léman in Geneva from the 3rd to the 5th December.
If you have never been to this typical British traditional type of entertainment then go along with the family to find out what it is all about. Pantomimes are (loosely based) around traditional folk tales and there are usually wonderful costumes, great singing, lots of laughs, a dame (played by a man) and audience participation. It’s a fun afternoon or evening out for many anglophone expatriates (and Swiss) and it marks the start to all the Christmas entertainment on offer in this area. The theatre is in a lovely venue and is set right on Geneva’s lake side and decorated with Christmas lights.
Tickets and further information on Cinderella here. This production of Cinderella has extremely funny dialogue written by famous actor, Stephen Fry and was first performed at the Old Vic, in London in 2007/08.
Photo above: by Mike Sell and Dipi – The “dame” and cast in from GAOS’s production of Red Riding Hood 2009