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  • Musical in English in Nyon 3-5th May
    Musical in English in Nyon 3-5th May

    The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society Spring 2019 production will take place  the Théâtre de Marens in Nyon on the 3rd, 4th and 5th of May. “Into the Woods” is a musical which intertwines the plots of several fairy tales by the Brothers Grimm and Charles Perrault, with the main characters taken from Little Red Riding Hood, […] The post Musical in English in Nyon 3-5th May appeared first...

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  • Easter Market in Nyon – Sat 13 and Sunday 14 April
    Easter Market in Nyon – Sat 13 and Sunday 14 April

    There will be an Easter Market in Nyon on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th April from 08:30 -18:30 along the Rue de Rive. Stands, artisanal products, workshops for children. The post Easter Market in Nyon – Sat 13 and Sunday 14 April appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Football Camps for Children over Easter in Nyon
    Football Camps for Children over Easter in Nyon

    Inter Soccer Football Camps over Easter in Nyon Children aged 3 to 13 can take part in InterSoccer Easter Camps at Colovray Sports Centre in Nyon from 15 – 18 April. These holiday camps can be booked for a full week, or for single days. For 5 to 13-year-olds, there will be a full day […] The post Football Camps for Children over Easter in Nyon appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Happy Birthday to a real cat lady
    Happy Birthday to a real cat lady

    From distant South Carolina, this discreet blogger tells us every day about the adventures of the cats (and two donkeys !) who live peacefully by her side. Marg is a tireless animal friend. Feeding, playing, treating, cajoling, sterilizing everybody who comes from no one knows where, Marg only listens to her heart. She takes good […]

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  • Chocolate Festival in Versoix – 6 and 7 April
    Chocolate Festival in Versoix – 6 and 7 April

    If you love chocolate you’ll love Festichoc! This two-day free festival in Versoix has chocolate stands galore, artisanal chocolate makers, sculptures in chocolate, competitions, a treasure hunt for children, little trains that run during the festival, lots of fun for the family and chocoholics! This festival is very popular, taking public transport is recommended. More […] The post Chocola...

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  • Repair Café in Nyon – Saturday 6th April
    Repair Café in Nyon – Saturday 6th April

    There will be a repair café in Nyon on Saturday 6th April at the L’Asse déchèterie (recycling centre) at Chemin du Marais 2. This is an ideal chance to get a small item repaired or revamped. There will be volunteers on hand to fix items such as lamps, telephones, battery operated items, suitcases, toys etc. […] The post Repair Café in Nyon – Saturday 6th April appeared first on Living...

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  • Spring and Easter Pop-Up Event – 5th/6th April
    Spring and Easter Pop-Up Event – 5th/6th April

    “Miss Daisy”, a local business with a flower subscription service (see our previous article here) is organising a Spring/Easter pop-up in Céligny on Friday the 5th from 10:00 -19:00 and Saturday 6th April from 10:00 -17:00. Easter arrangements to order, Spring flowers, candles lots to cheer up a garden table! Details in the poster below. The post Spring and Easter Pop-Up Event – 5th/6t...

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  • Music from U.S. 1st April, Nyon’s Film Festival opens 4th April to the Public
    Music from U.S. 1st April, Nyon’s Film Festival opens 4th April to the Public

    Colin Stetson, musician, saxophonist from the U.S will be performing at the Temple of Nyon on Monday 1st of April at 20:00. He is a  regular collaborator with Arcade Fire, Bon Iver etc.  Seated event. This is a Usine à Gaz production (the Usine à Gaz is Nyon’s music/cultural centre and its building is currently being […] The post Music from U.S. 1st April, Nyon’s Film Festival opens ...

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  • Paléo Festival reveals its lineup; Rock legends, French-speaking Music and a Highlight on Quebec
    Paléo Festival reveals its lineup; Rock legends, French-speaking Music and a Highlight on Quebec

    Paléo Festival revealed the line-up for the 44th edition of the festival on a sunny spring morning that hopefully promises great weather for the festival which will take place from the 23rd to 28th July. Paléo has managed to grow over nearly half a century and turn from a small local gathering to one of the major […] The post Paléo Festival reveals its lineup; Rock legends, French-speaki...

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  • The Rock on Gibraltar — Guaranteed to be amazing
    The Rock on Gibraltar — Guaranteed to be amazing

    New Zealander Justine Tyerman discovers it’s not far to The Rock on Gibraltar. We stayed at The Rock on Gibraltar last week. It was surprisingly easy to get there, and did not require a long-haul plane trip from New Zealand to the other side of the world. In fact, it’s just walking distance from... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.co...

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  • Vote on Nyon Taxes this weekend
    Vote on Nyon Taxes this weekend

    This Sunday the 17th March, there will be a local vote on an increase in Nyon taxes. Readers may have seen posters around the town saying “oui” or “non”, both for and against this proposal. So what does it all mean? Here is one explanation by Bob Jenefsky, a member of the conseil communal in […] The post Vote on Nyon Taxes this weekend appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Living in Nyon News – Announcement to Readers
    Living in Nyon News – Announcement to Readers

    Change of Publication Date for this Site Notice to readers and advertisers – English above, French below.  Living in Nyon has now been running for 10 years. We have thousands of readers, a big email subscriber list and last year we saw record visitor numbers to the site. From the 1st April 2019 (not an April […] The post Living in Nyon News – Announcement to Readers appeared first on Li...

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  • Second-Hand English Books, Toys and more at Spring Fair – Sat 9 March in Nyon
    Second-Hand English Books, Toys and more at Spring Fair – Sat 9 March in Nyon

    The IWCN Charity Fair will take place on Saturday 9 March from 10:00 at the Salle Communale in Place Perdtemps (the main car park) in Nyon. Along with lots of second-hand books in English and children’s toy for sale, there will be stalls selling home-baked goods, chutneys, fashion, jewellery, crafts, gardening gifts, books, Swiss specialties, English cards, toys and games, […] The post...

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  • “Reversed Words” – Theme of Anti-Racism Week in Nyon 16-23 March
    “Reversed Words” – Theme of Anti-Racism Week in Nyon 16-23 March

    Anti-Racism week in Nyon runs from the 16th -23rd March in Nyon with different events happening throughout the week. This year, the theme is “L’envers des mots” (“Reversed Words” or “Hidden Meanings in words”) On Saturday the 16th at 10:30 at the Saturday market in Place St-Martin, there will be a special theatrical performance called “Words that […] The post “Reversed Wor...

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  • Environmental Film Festival in Nyon – “Living the Change” – Film in English
    Environmental Film Festival in Nyon – “Living the Change” – Film in English

    On 14th-17th March 2019, the Festival du Film Vert (Environmental Film Festival) comes to Nyon with film screening, workshops and debates Flavie Scholtz, President of the Festival, tells us more about the festival, its tour around Switzerland and how this Parisian (now a Nyon resident) became involved in environmental issues. Photo above – Flavie Scholtz […] The post Environmental Film Fest...

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  • Easter Swimming Camps for Children and Adults
    Easter Swimming Camps for Children and Adults

     Swimming Camps for Children and Adults during the Easter Holidays  For those parents looking for swimming classes for their children during the Easter holidays, the La Lignière Centre de Santé in Gland will be holding collective lessons of one hour a day over three days. Perfect for getting the children ready for a summer of swimming! La Lignière […] The post Easter Swimming Camps fo...

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  • Inspired Writing Retreat: 23rd -24th March
    Inspired Writing Retreat: 23rd -24th March

    There will be an “inspired writing” retreat from March 23- 24th at the Château de Bossey near Nyon. Workshops, meditation, finding your voice, yoga and more. More details here. The post Inspired Writing Retreat: 23rd -24th March appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • An “Incendiary tale of vanity, seduction and manipulation”- GEDS next production
    An “Incendiary tale of vanity, seduction and manipulation”- GEDS next production

    The next GEDS theatre production from Tues 19 – Sat 23 March will be “Les Liaisons Dangereuses”, written by Christopher Hampton, based on the iconic 1782 French novel by Pierre Choderlos de Laclos. The production is in English. The Hampton script of this story of power and manipulation using sex as a weapon has been done many […] The post An “Incendiary tale of vanity, seduction and...

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  • “Unlock your Cultural Awareness” – Workshop 12th March

    The Canton of Vaud Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CVCI) will be holding a Reloc’coffee/ workshop entitled, “Unlock your cultural awareness” on Tuesday 12th March 2019 from 10:00 – 12:00. Details below “In expat heaven, safety levels are Swiss, leisure options are South African, teachers are Finnish, and neighbours are Mexican. In expat hell, safety levels […] The post “Unlock ...

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