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  • The 12 Most Important Answers to Questions About Life in Switzerland
    The 12 Most Important Answers to Questions About Life in Switzerland

    Ask your own questions about life in Switzerland. Win a free book of “The Expert Guide to your life in Switzerland”!  On Thursday November 5th at 19:00 there will be a live Youtube event with Diccon Bewes who will answer the twelve questions everyone who lives in Switzerland needs to know the answer to. Politics, […] The post The 12 Most Important Answers to Questions About Life in Switz...

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  • Musical children at the Nyon conservatory!
    Musical children at the Nyon conservatory!

    Music is known to stimulate all areas of a child’s development. The conservatory of Nyon has classes for even the smallest ones! The conservatory of Nyon offers music initiation to children starting from the very young age of 2 years old! Together with their parents, they go on a musical discovery by experimenting with all […] The post Musical children at the Nyon conservatory! appeared fir...

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  • New Mural on Musee du Léman –  Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and more
    New Mural on Musee du Léman – Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and more

    If you are passing by the Musee du Léman on the lake side, take a look up at its windows! Exem the cartoonist, has painted in comic strip form, sixteen personalities/famous people whose life or work is linked to Lake Geneva. The full sized fresco is inside the museum itself. These sixteen personalities are writers, […] The post New Mural on Musee du Léman – Ritchie Blackmore, Hodler and ...

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  • Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire
    Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire

    The Conservatoire de L’Ouest Vaudois is the result of a fusion in 1991 between the conservatories of Nyon, Gland, and Rolle. It was originally located in the Theatre Beausobre in Morges before moving to the Villa Thomas located in Nyon in 2000. In 2001 the conservative de Morges also joined the group and together they became the […] The post Re-launching the season at the Conservatoire ap...

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  • Festival des arts vivants
    Festival des arts vivants

    FAR (Festival des Arts Vivants) is Nyon’s final major festival of the year. Due to the particular circumstances we are having this year, it brings art to life in a different way! Performances in the public space, radio projects, choreographic journeys in the middle of nature, one-to-one story-sharing, works sent home and to be activated by […] The post Festival des arts vivants appeared fi...

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  • A summer break (but studious with 3 projects)
    A summer break (but studious with 3 projects)

    I hope you're enjoying the decontainment gently but surely on your side? And especially I hope that the COVID hasn't affected you or your loved ones too much... Also, just to relax the heavy atmosphere for some of us these last weeks, don't hesitate to share in the comments where you think you're going on vacation this summer (Switzerland or abroad?), it could inspire other readers. Pause fro...

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  • The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland – From Permits and Politics, to Tipping and Taxes
    The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland – From Permits and Politics, to Tipping and Taxes

    There is a new book out called “The Expert Guide to your Life in Switzerland”  edited by Diccon Bewes (author of “Swiss Watching”  and “Slow Train to Switzerland” ). Each chapter of the book is written by an expert living in Switzerland giving you the benefit of their experience and knowledge. This is an ideal book for the […] The post The Expert Guide to Life in Switzerland ...

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  • The Great Gatsby in English  25-29 February 2020
    The Great Gatsby in English 25-29 February 2020

    The Great Gatsby – Next GEDS production. The glamour, passion, and decadent excess of the Jazz Age come to life in this adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s classic novel. Synopsis This exquisitely crafted tale of America in the 1920s is narrated by Nick Carraway, an aspiring banker who gets dazzled by the glamorous upper-class crowd […] The post The Great Gatsby in English 25-29 February...

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  • Monday Movie – “Le Mans” in English at Nyon cinema
    Monday Movie – “Le Mans” in English at Nyon cinema

    Film, Le Mans and advance tickets for Star Wars in Nyon The Monday movie in English at Nyon cinema on the the 2nd December will be “Le Mans”, starring Matt Damon and Christian Bale. Screenings at 17:30 and 20:30 – Tickets here Synopsis  -The true story of a team of eccentric American engineers led by […] The post Monday Movie – “Le Mans” in English at Nyon cinema appeared first o...

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  • Young Adults from 15 countries currently visiting Nyon and putting on a show
    Young Adults from 15 countries currently visiting Nyon and putting on a show

    Show in Nyon – Thursday 28th and Friday 29th November – 20:00 103 multi-talented young adults (from 15 different countries) are currently visiting Nyon and staying with 50+ host families. Along with doing roughly 1,000 hours of volunteer work, they will also be providing leadership workshops to students in various schools in the area. “Up with People” […] The post Young Adults from ...

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  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Coppet –  26 – 30 November
    A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Coppet – 26 – 30 November

    The Geneva English Drama Society will be performing “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” (in winter!), in English, from the 26th – 30th November at the Théâtre de Terre-Sainte in Coppet. Details, timings and tickets here. The post A Midsummer Night’s Dream in Coppet – 26 – 30 November appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • World Press Photo and Swiss Press Photo 2019 now in Prangins
    World Press Photo and Swiss Press Photo 2019 now in Prangins

    Once a year, the Château of Prangins hosts two important photo exhibitions: World Press Photo and Swiss Press Photo. The World Press Photo exhibition showcases the best press photos taken across the world. For the 2019 contest, 78,801 photos were submitted from 120 countries. They were then whittled down over a period of three weeks […] The post World Press Photo and Swiss Press Photo 2019 n...

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  • Arts Day in Nyon Sat 9th Nov – Peek into Artist’s studios around town!
    Arts Day in Nyon Sat 9th Nov – Peek into Artist’s studios around town!

    The 2019 Arts Day (Journée des Arts) will take place in Nyon this Saturday 9th November. It’s a great chance to take a look behind the scenes of 20 artists and photographers’ studios, to see their work and chat to the artists themselves. From the massive canvases produced by Nyon artist Bernard Garo, to the […] The post Arts Day in Nyon Sat 9th Nov – Peek into Artist’s studios around...

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  • The idea of “Nocturne” in Classical Music
    The idea of “Nocturne” in Classical Music

    A Nocturne is usually a musical composition that is inspired by, or evocative of, the night. Historically, nocturne is a very old term applied to night Offices and, since the Middle Ages, to divisions in the canonical hour of Matins. The word Nocturne, in music, designates less a specific form of music than a poetic moment, a “musical moment”, of which the night is the pretext. Here ...

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  • Autumn by the lake in Nyon – Arts Day on 9th November
    Autumn by the lake in Nyon – Arts Day on 9th November

    The main tourist season has come to an end in Nyon. The large CGN ferries that depart from Nyon have now gone into dry dock and the lake area is a little quieter, however there are smaller boats operating over to Yvoire and there are still events happening in and around the town and by […] The post Autumn by the lake in Nyon – Arts Day on 9th November appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Kulturama / Museum des Menschen | Zürich (ZH)
    Kulturama / Museum des Menschen | Zürich (ZH)

    Discover 600 million years of animal and human evolution, biology and cultural history. Jean contacted the Kulturama museum at the last minute as we had a bit of free time during our summer trip to Zurich. I wasn’t too sure what to expect but it was really interesting with a huge amount of items on display. The information was all in Swiss German but we managed to translate a lot of it using...

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  • Night of Short Films in Morges – Friday 11th October
    Night of Short Films in Morges – Friday 11th October

    On Friday 11th October there will be a screening of short films at the Nuit de Court Métrage in Morges Films begin at 20:00 and the evening continues until after midnight! This mini festival takes place at the Odeon Cinema in Morges. There’s a wide variety of films in four categories from an 2 minute animated […] The post Night of Short Films in Morges – Friday 11th October appeared fir...

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  • Maradona – Documentary at Nyon Cinema – 21st October
    Maradona – Documentary at Nyon Cinema – 21st October

    The 2019 British documentary “Maradona”, is an insight at the career of celebrated football player Diego Armando Maradona. Directed by Asif Kapadia it will be screened at Nyon cinema as part of Visions du Réel on Tour on 21st October at 20:30. For more info and tickets – click here Note – we understand this […] The post Maradona – Documentary at Nyon Cinema – 21st October appeare...

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  • Nyon Région Tourism has an App! – Discover the region’s walks and activities from your phone
    Nyon Région Tourism has an App! – Discover the region’s walks and activities from your phone

    There is now a new App called “Nyon:Guide” where you can find out about the great walks that can be had around the local area in English, French and German. Whether it’s on the lakeside, in the vineyards, in the heart of the Jura or in local towns, each itinerary offers a series of points […] The post Nyon Région Tourism has an App! – Discover the region’s walks and activities from...

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  • “Disgraced” – Play in English focussing on cultural identity 1-5th October
    “Disgraced” – Play in English focussing on cultural identity 1-5th October

    The Geneva English Drama Societywill be performing the Pulitzer Prize-winning play, Disgraced, by Ayad Akhtar.  This a modern American play exploring universal themes of identity. The compelling drama will resonate particularly strongly with an international community where cultures intermingle often times within the same family and where people are less and less likely to be tied to one [...

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