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  • Straight outta Paléo
    Straight outta Paléo

    Hip-hop and rap have been heavily represented at this year’s Paléo Festival. Moreover, if previous editions have seen rappers from around the world come and play, this year nearly all of them were French-speaking. If a few years ago the idea of having French-speaking rappers coming from anywhere else than France would have seemed strange, […] The post Straight outta Paléo appeared first o...

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  • Paléo – Away from the music. Volunteers, stage crews and helpful hints
    Paléo – Away from the music. Volunteers, stage crews and helpful hints

    In Wednesday’s post, reporter Jonas Parson wrote about the volunteers who work behind the scenes and wash all the festival’s eco-cups. Also behind the scenes are hundreds of other volunteers working as security staff, helping out at the information stands, working at the bars, cleaning the grounds during and after the festival, putting up the location signs, […] The post Paléo – Away...

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  • Danitsa: the new Captain of the Swiss hip-hop scene
    Danitsa: the new Captain of the Swiss hip-hop scene

    The future of hip-hop is female. Geneva-based artist Danitsa’s showcase today was definitely a reminder of that fact. As female hip-hop artists and rappers are changing rules of the game all over the world, from the amazing Princess Nokia in New York, to rappers like Nadia Rose or Little Simz in the Uk (the latter […] The post Danitsa: the new Captain of the Swiss hip-hop scene appeared fir...

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  • Girl power and new French pop for Paléo’s second night
    Girl power and new French pop for Paléo’s second night

    Wednesday’s line-up featured a certain number of women under the spotlight, from Angèle, the 21-year-old rising star from Brussels to the Russian queen of techno Nina Kraviz (no relation to Lenny Kravitz who will be playing on Friday!). The most convincing of the three shows on the main stage was definitely delivered single-handedly by Jain, […] The post Girl power and new French pop for P...

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  • A cup’s life at Paléo: behind the scenes at the eco-cup facility
    A cup’s life at Paléo: behind the scenes at the eco-cup facility

    Sustainability has been an important issue at Paléo Festival for a number of years now. The festival even received a prize a couple of years ago, and Daniel Rosselat took pride in the fact that they were often looked at as an example when it comes to reducing the ecological impact of the festival and […] The post A cup’s life at Paléo: behind the scenes at the eco-cup facility appeared fi...

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  • A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival
    A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival

    There was an air of nostalgia floating around the grounds of Paléo Festival for the first evening of the 43rd edition of the festival. The 70s and 80s were massively represented, be it by the bands that actually defined those eras, like the new wave giants of Depeche Mode, or musicians who found their inspiration […] The post A nostalgic and electric first night at Paléo Festival appeared f...

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  • App and Ticket Info for Paléo
    App and Ticket Info for Paléo

    The Paléo festival starts next week in Nyon from the 17th- 22nd July. Transport info and information signs have gone up around the town in readiness for festival-goers, posters are up in the railway station and the Paléo App is now online. This App is full of all the info you need to get to […] The post App and Ticket Info for Paléo appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Breaking News: Brigitte Announced An Acoustic Tour For 2019
    Breaking News: Brigitte Announced An Acoustic Tour For 2019

    Brigitte is definitely our “coup de coeur” in 2018. The French singing female duo reinvented a laid-back type of music, like if California was invited to Paris with more sexiness! It is a women’s talk that will appeal to everyone. In Switzerland we discovered them earlier in the year at their concert in Les Docks in Lausanne. Now, after an amazing concert in the legendary Olympia in Paris...

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  • CLOCKWORK

    I was thinking for long about how to start this article… So many things to say, so much on my heart and yet, I somehow don’t want to say too much either. You see, I’ve always been used to share a lot of my live and I do feel like I grew up in some […]

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  • Buzz at the Festival Bar in Nyon – Catch up on films on Saturday
    Buzz at the Festival Bar in Nyon – Catch up on films on Saturday

    If you haven’t yet had the chance to watch any films at Visions du Réel, there are still a couple of days left to catch one or two of them. Tomorrow, Friday the 20th April is the last official day of the festival, however on Saturday 21st, 5 of the winning films entered in to the […] The post Buzz at the Festival Bar in Nyon – Catch up on films on Saturday appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • When Arabs Danced – Film Visions du Réel Weds 18th April
    When Arabs Danced – Film Visions du Réel Weds 18th April

    “I am a dancer, music soothes our soul, but not the soul of our censors”, says a teenager in a school in Egypt. We hear the voice of someone speaking on the radio, “There is no scholar that allows you to listen to the lyrics of Madonna and Beyoncé and Michael Jackson and those kinds […] The post When Arabs Danced – Film Visions du Réel Weds 18th April appeared first on Living in Nyon.

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  • Films screened in Gland at Festival – Packed house for “Ladies”
    Films screened in Gland at Festival – Packed house for “Ladies”

    Films at Visions du Réel are not only screened in Nyon, but they are also being shown at the Théâtre de Grand Champ in Gland. Shuttle buses have been arranged between Nyon and Gland and are timed to arrive for the start and end of screenings in Gland. Yesterday, Sunday 14th April there was a completely […] The post Films screened in Gland at Festival – Packed house for “Ladies” appe...

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  • Canadian Retirees who Migrate to the sun each Winter – Film review
    Canadian Retirees who Migrate to the sun each Winter – Film review

    Visions du Réel. Nyon’s International Documentary Film Festival will open tonight with an official ceremony, followed by the screening of the film “Of Fathers and Sons”, which focusses on the day-to-day life of an important member of a branch of Al-Qaeda in Syria. This film is sold out for tonight (Friday 13th) but will have an […] The post Canadian Retirees who Migrate to the sun eac...

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  • Life in Barstow, California to Sisterhood in St Cergue – Two Films at Visions du Réel
    Life in Barstow, California to Sisterhood in St Cergue – Two Films at Visions du Réel

    Nyon’s International Documentary Film festival – Visions du Réel begins this Thursday 12th April and continues until the 21st.  This festival is for both film professionals and the general public, with hundreds of films on offer screened throughout the day and evening. Many films are in English or are subtitled in English. During the festival, there are […] The post Life in Barstow, C...

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  • Happy Easter from Living in Nyon!
    Happy Easter from Living in Nyon!

    Happy Easter to all Readers! The next post will be on Friday 6th April. As this will be a week before Vision du Réel officially starts in Nyon and Gland, we will back with recommendations of films to see and reporting on events happening at this prestigious International Film festival. The programme is already out and […] The post Happy Easter from Living in Nyon! appeared first on Living i...

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  • Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices
    Brigitte new album Nues, an unique sound for two amazing voices

    Certain artists are gifted with the capacity of reaching your heart and soul. Brigitte is an astonishing group with two amazing voices and a very unique sound. Brigitte is a French indie folk musical duo formed in 2008 by Sylvie Hoarau (the brunette) and Aurélie Saada (the blonde). Their 2011 debut full-length album Et vous, tu m’aimes ?, went platinum in France. The Brigitte duet returns w...

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  • Conference in English for writers – Workshops, editors, agents, networking and more
    Conference in English for writers – Workshops, editors, agents, networking and more

    “Whether you are a published author or are just beginning to write, this is the place to be.” On the 2-4 March 2018, the Geneva Writers’ Conference will take place at Webster University in Bellevue. This is just ten minutes from the centre of Geneva and is easily accessible by car or train.The conference aims to unite writers […] The post Conference in English for writers – Worksho...

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  • Visions du Réel – Nyon’s film festival gets a new look
    Visions du Réel – Nyon’s film festival gets a new look

    A new visual identity has been unveiled for the next Visions du Reél film festival, due to take place in Nyon from 13th – 21st April 2018. The festival has a new artistic director (Emilie Bujès) and now, a new look. This new logo retains the key elements of identity that the Festival is recognised for […] The post Visions du Réel – Nyon’s film festival gets a new look appeared first...

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  • Björk New Album UTOPIA: Here is Why Nobody is Talking About it Since it Was Released.
    Björk New Album UTOPIA: Here is Why Nobody is Talking About it Since it Was Released.

    The music industry has been waiting eagerly for the new Björk album. So, when the news came and the press release was available, all media started talking about it. Nevertheless, once the album was released into market and people could actually listen to it… nobody shared their experience, no positive or negative critics… pure silence. Why? Well we are big Björk fans and we listened to th...

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