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  • Behind the Scenes of the Diplomatic world – Foreign Affairs Film
    Behind the Scenes of the Diplomatic world – Foreign Affairs Film

    Foreign Affairs – Screening Sunday 12:00 at the Usine a Gaz – 12:00. Tickets here Fascinating insight into the world of diplomacy and foreign affairs Hotel rooms in India, Israel, Iran, Russia and many other countries around world. Boarding and disembarking endless planes and interviews, shaking hands and making small talk with world leaders. Such is […]

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  • Glencore and Vale – Film focussing on two commodity trading companies in Switzerland
    Glencore and Vale – Film focussing on two commodity trading companies in Switzerland

    “Trading Paradise” – next screening Sunday 17 April 20:15 at the Théatre de Grand Champ in Gland. Tickets here   There was a packed theatre in Nyon on Saturday afternoon to watch the world premiere of  “Trading Paradise”, a film that took the director Daniel Schweizer over three years to make. The film focusses on the practices of two high-profile commodity trading […]

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  • Zermatt Unplugged 2016 – Australia’s Finest (part 1)
    Zermatt Unplugged 2016 – Australia’s Finest (part 1)

    April is a buzzing month, because slowly but surely, I’m able to wake up from my brief festival hibernation of three months and stick my ears wherever I can in order to enjoy familiar tunes plus discover some surprising new ones. Gosh, how I missed that! And what’s the best thing to open this year’s…

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  • Juggling, Acrobatics and Circus Skills – New show from L’Elastique Citrique opens 4th March
    Juggling, Acrobatics and Circus Skills – New show from L’Elastique Citrique opens 4th March

    Family Entertainment in Nyon The bright red building near the Place Perdtemps car park in Nyon is looking very festive at the moment as there are strings of lights around it to mark the opening of the Elastique Citrique’s new show called IndiVIEsible. The title of the show plays on the word “life” and in this production, there will be 13 performers […]

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  • Play by Pulitzer Prize Writer performed in English 1 – 5th March
    Play by Pulitzer Prize Writer performed in English 1 – 5th March

     The Geneva English Drama Society will be presenting their first production of 2016 with the play “Rabbit Hole” by David Lindsay-Abaire from the 1st of March – 5th of March at the Théâtre de l’Espérance in Geneva. Performance times –  Tuesday – Friday 20:00 Saturday 19:00  Ticket prices: CHF 30, students CHF 20. Tickets here Winner of the 2007 Pulitzer Prize “David L...

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  • Photography Exhibition, Raclette Evening, Monday Movie, Music in Nyon
    Photography Exhibition, Raclette Evening, Monday Movie, Music in Nyon

    Raclette Evenings – Friday 12th and Friday 26th Feb at 19:00  Raclette à gogo (as much as you can eat!) evenings in the cave/cellar of Nyon castle CHF 35 per person. Includes a plate of charcuterie meat and fruit salad Doors open at 17:00 Reservations advised info@caveaudenyon.ch Monday Movie in English 14th February – 20:45 at the Capitole Cinema […]

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  • Juggling Performance at the Elastique Citrique this weekend
    Juggling Performance at the Elastique Citrique this weekend

    There will be a juggling performance/show this weekend at the Elastique Citrique (the acrobatic/circus skill school) in Nyon. Photos here.  The school is at la Caserne, 11 Rue des Marchandises, Nyon. This can be found very near to Place Perdtemps car park (look out for the red building!) The performance will take place on 19:00 on Saturday the 30th and at […]

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  • 12 goals for 2016
    12 goals for 2016

    Here we are in 2016! Are you ready to embrace a new year with its load of opportunities? Or are you more feeling like a boat on a river that just want one thing: follow the flow and see what happen? Either way, there is no bad or good answer! Indeed, the sure thing is that it's up to you! It's your call! It's your choice!!! How is that powerful!?! Here in Switzerland, I've decided to focu...

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  • New Living in the Know Podcast, Balloon Festival starts this week-end
    New Living in the Know Podcast, Balloon Festival starts this week-end

    Living in Nyon and Know-it-all passport have produced a new 2016 podcast: on this latest one you can hear about the key events happening in the Nyon area throughout the next 12 months, and suggestions for various spas and thermal baths that are worth a visit for a bit of New Year pampering. Lisa (from Know-it-all passport) also […]

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  • Retrospective of my 14 goals of 2015
    Retrospective of my 14 goals of 2015

    It's been such a long time since I didn't write that I feel like a student stressed by the exam blank sheet syndrome! Does it remember you something? Anyway, I've not left University years ago to get back to the same kind of constraints - I want to keep this blog something that I do because I want to, and not because I have to. So let me first wish you all the best for the upcoming 2016 year....

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  • Face the Cold: Polaris 2015
    Face the Cold: Polaris 2015

    The first part of December was quite busy for me – I never thought I was going to be in the mountains two weekends in a row, and both times to attend music festivals. Well, lucky me! It’s always nice to chase the sun even if the temperatures are freezing. This second ride took me…

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  • Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noël!
    Merry Christmas and Joyeux Noël!

    Living in Nyon would like to wish all its readers a Very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We will be back in 2016, with more news, local information, interviews and articles. Below is a snapshot of Nyon and surrounding region in photos taken in 2015.  All photos C. Nelson-Pollard Photo below: A wintry morning commute from Nyon Photo below: A decorated Easter fountain […]

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  • Dresden, Saxony’s historic capital: designed to charm
    Dresden, Saxony’s historic capital: designed to charm

    In Dresden, I encountered a proud, historic city with folksy inhabitants and imposing baroque architecture decked out for Christmas. 800 years old, rebuilt and vibrant today, this compact city is also known as the “Florence on the Elbe.” Dresden not only stands for renowned baroque... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmemo.com

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  • Five things to absolutely not miss in Dresden
    Five things to absolutely not miss in Dresden

    The classic answer to the question “What are the must-see attractions in Dresden?” normally goes something like this: The baroque Frauenkirche church, the Semperoper opera house, the Residenzschloss ducal palace with its Grünes Gewölbe treasure vault, the Gemäldegalerie art museum, the... Please click the title to read the full travelogue including all photographs on travelmem...

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  • Follow me to Polaris Festival
    Follow me to Polaris Festival

    Switzerland offers a great variety of festivals all year round. Clearly they prevale during summertime, but there are some great events to join in combination with a weekend out of your hometown during the colder months as well. This year, the festival playground gets richer with one more baby: Polaris Festival, Edition No.1. Polaris will…

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