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What’s Going On In Switzerland 1 JUNE Winterthur: FamExpo, with 130 exhibitors of everything expectant and young families may need. Eulachhallen, until 3 June. 2 JUNE Basel: celebration of the Diamond Jubilee of HM Queen Elizabeth II, afternoon flotilla on the River Rhine. Followed on 3 June by a garden party in Hegenheim from 14:00 and a special teaparty and service by the Anglican Church in Basel from 16:30. Until 3 JUNE Neuchâtel: Festi’Neuch Open Air Music Festival. The first of the summer season open-air music festivals in the French-speaking part of Switzerland. More great talent on the stage-on-the-lake. 3 & 4 JUNE Zurich: Two concerts to celebrate HM Queen Elizabeth II’s Diamond Jubilee: on the Sunday a family concert at Hull’s School, Falkenstrasse 28a, Zurich. Followed by refreshments. And a gala concert on the Monday, featuring Dr. Simon Lindley, Leeds City Organist (UK) and the Zurich Contrapunto Choir, under the direction of Beat Dähler. This will be followed by a Reception at the Guildhaus Meisen, Zurich. Both concerts are with the UK Fine Arts Brass. The events are supported by: The British Residents’ Association of Switzerland, supported by the British Swiss Chamber of Commerce, the Zurich Comedy Club and the Royal British Legion. 4 JUNE Zwingen: Opening of Birs-Golf, the first golf course in the Canton of BaselLand, with 9 holes.

5 JUNE Berne: Commemorate UN World Environment Day by taking part in the Filme für die Erde Festival (Films for the Earth), which will take place in 14 cities including Berne. 6 JUNE Horw, LU: The Lucerne World Theatre Company presents The Human Circus, a series of one-act plays in English. 20:00, Zwischenbühne, Papiermühleweg 1, Horw. 6-10 JUNE Crans-sur-Nyon: Caribana Festival The 22nd year for this global/rock music festival in the Lake Geneva region. An exciting Lakeside event with a “green and sustainable” policy toward transportation, food and drink. A line-up with something for everyone this year. 8 JUNE Zurich: Zurich Pride Week. LGBT political and cultural events, parties and a parade. Turbinenplatz, until 17 June. 9 JUNE Gattikon ZH: Places Drama Club presents Wind in the Willows. Schulhaus Schweikrüti, Obstgartenstrasse 2, 18:00. Also 10 June, 16:00. 10 JUNE Berne: Schweizerfrauenlauf (Swiss Women’s Race) The largest sporting event in Switzerland for women. 11-17 JUNE Ascona-Locarno: Deutsche Bank Ladies’ Swiss Open. An exciting golf tournament featuring Switzerland’s best female players. 12 JUNE Zurich: The Powerhouse network for women presents Tabi Haller-Jordan, General Manager of Catalyst Europe,

who will share the newest and hottest data on Gender topics and Workplace Settings. 19:00, The Hub. 14 JUNE Basel: Art Basel, the world’s leading show for modern and contemporary art, at Basel trade fair, until 17 June. 14-17 JUNE Bernese Oberland: Bollywood Festival. According to festival directorJörg Weidmann, no effort will be spared to turn the metropolis of the Bernese Oberland into the capital of the Indian cinematic landscape. 17 JUNE Basel: guided tour in English of the temporary exhibition at the Beyeler Foundation, 15-16 h. 21 JUNE Lausanne: Fête de la Musique A “summer solstice-shortest night” music festival with performances in the city streets, plazas and the Cathedral. For one day, one night only. Basel: Upstart Entertainment is producing three evenings of short plays, all related to baggage (mostly emotional!). Until 23 June. For more details, visit 21 JUNE – 1 JULY Ascona: Jazz Ascona. New Orleans Jazz comes to Ticino for this big European festival. Stages are spread around the lake, with 200 concerts providing some 400 hours of jazz, from trad to modern. 22-24 JUNE Geneva: Fête de la Musique. Performances from orchestral to world music for all ages by musicians and dancers from around the world. Roads closed, pedestrian walkways, spontaneous dancing.




Hello Switzerland for Expatriates, Summer Edition 2012  

Hello Switzerland is written by expats for expats living in Switzerland. Designed mainly for English speakers, the magazine contains feature...