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  • Bol d’Or in Geneva this weekend, yachts to pass Nyon on Saturday
    Bol d’Or in Geneva this weekend, yachts to pass Nyon on Saturday

    The Bol d’Or (one of the most important sailing races on an inland lake in the world) takes place this weekend. The main race starts in Geneva at 10:00 on Saturday, when all the yachts are lined up to begin the race it’s an impressive site! Photo below taken by the Living in Nyon editor […] The post Bol d’Or in Geneva this weekend, yachts to pass Nyon on Saturday appeared first on Livin...

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  • Tickets still available for Caribana – Franz Ferdinand, Kodaline, Robin Schulz and more
    Tickets still available for Caribana – Franz Ferdinand, Kodaline, Robin Schulz and more

    The weather forecast is looking pretty good for Caribana this week. This lakeside festival near Nyon (in Crans-près-Céligny) is the first of the summer music festivals in the area and starts on Wednesday 5th until Sunday 9th June.  At the moment there are still tickets available for all nights. Franz Ferdinand is the main headline act on […] The post Tickets still available for Caribana ...

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  • Jazz/ Indie Folk Friday Nyon 17th May – Choir Concert Sun 19th in Perroy
    Jazz/ Indie Folk Friday Nyon 17th May – Choir Concert Sun 19th in Perroy

    There will be a jazz concert at the Conservatoire in Nyon on Friday 17th May at 20:30. The band DUO  (Joël Musy on saxophone and Aïda Diop, marimbas) will perform “Les Lames du Vent”. Call –  022 994 23 60 info.nyon@cov-vd.ch Also on Friday 17th Indie Folk/Dream Pop music at the Parenthèse with “Hand Habits” from the U.S. Concert starts […] The post Jazz/ Indie Folk Friday...

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  • Second Hand Bike Sale in Nyon – Sat 18th May
    Second Hand Bike Sale in Nyon – Sat 18th May

    As part of the annual “Bike Day” activities in Nyon, there will be a second hand bike sale on Saturday 18th May. It’s a great opportunity to sell or buy a bike. This event will take place at Parc de la Morâche, (the park just a few minutes walk behind the railway station and near the […] The post Second Hand Bike Sale in Nyon – Sat 18th May appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • “Women in Science” – Talk, 14th May in Rolle
    “Women in Science” – Talk, 14th May in Rolle

    If you are a woman working in science, have a daughter who is considering STEM, then there is an interesting event coming up in Rolle on the 14th May 18:30 -22:00 This event is organised by the BPW (Business Professional Women) club.  Registration here.  The speaker will be Anna Fontcuberta i Morral, an Associate Professor at EPFL […] The post “Women in Science” – Talk, 14th May in ...

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  • Help plant up a new public garden in Nyon – 21, 22 and 23rd May
    Help plant up a new public garden in Nyon – 21, 22 and 23rd May

    “Printemps à Perdtemps” is one of many Participanyon projects in which members of the public can take part and help with local Nyon projects. The next event will be the planting of a new garden at the bottom of the Place Perdtemps car park in Nyon on Tuesday 21st May from 17.00-19:00, Wednesday the 22nd […] The post Help plant up a new public garden in Nyon – 21, 22 and 23rd May appear...

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  • Neighbours’ Day – Friday 24th May
    Neighbours’ Day – Friday 24th May

    It’s La Fête des Voisins (Neighbours’ Day) on Friday 24th May in Nyon, and in towns and villages across the Canton. Look out for the posters in your area, apartment building or street to find out what’s happening in your area. Your neighbours may have organised a drinks, pot luck buffet or a simple get-together. […] The post Neighbours’ Day – Friday 24th May appeared first on Livin...

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  • Jazz Electronica – “Go Go Penguin” from UK in Nyon Sat 11th May
    Jazz Electronica – “Go Go Penguin” from UK in Nyon Sat 11th May

    “Go Go Penguin” from Manchester and Arthur Hnatek (Swiss drummer/ artist) will be playing at the Salle Communale in Nyon on Saturday 11th May at 21:00 Details here. This is a Usine à Gaz production. The Usine à Gaz (Nyon’s main arts and cultural centre) is currently under renovation so concerts are currently being held in various […] The post Jazz Electronica – “Go Go Penguin”...

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  • Literary and Writers’ Events Coming up
    Literary and Writers’ Events Coming up

    The Bibliotopia Literary Weekend will take place from the 4th to the 6th May at the Jan Michalski Foundation in Montricher. Some events are in French, others in English or German. See programme here. If you have never visited this literary centre/foundation, it is the most extraordinary modern building set high up in the hills […] The post Literary and Writers’ Events Coming up appeared fir...

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  • Guided Tours of Nyon – Cultural Tours, History Tours and More
    Guided Tours of Nyon – Cultural Tours, History Tours and More

    Nyon Tourism Office organises various tours for both residents and visitors throughout the year. The next tours coming up soon are a cultural tour on the 28th April and a history of the town tour on the 16th May. Meet in front on the château at 14:00. Please register in advance. Details in flyer below.  […] The post Guided Tours of Nyon – Cultural Tours, History Tours and More appeared fi...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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