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Discover “Pioneers of Photography in the Swiss Romandy” with highlights from the Auer Ory Collection at the Maison Tavel until March 2020

antique photograph

Auguste Garcin: Russian Church, Geneva, around 1865, albumin print, 126 x 215 mm, ©Fondation Auer Ory.

Until March 2020, a new exhibition at the Maison Tavel in Geneva’s Old Town displays a beautiful collection of photographs tracing the first 25 years of photography in the French-speaking part of Switzerland.

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“Shadows – From the Renaissance to Present Day” illuminates the walls of the Hermitage until 27 October

Joaquín Sorolla y Bastida, Shadow of the boat, 1903, oil on canvas, Museo Sorolla, Madrid. Photo: Museo Sorolla, Madrid.

I have to say I’m very impressed with how the Hermitage Foundation in Lausanne always manages in its exhibitions to include a favourite painting of mine, discovered during my five-year stay as an expat in Hampstead, London.

It’s as if they’re reading my mind and I’ll have to tell them how much I appreciate it on my next visit, which is never very long after my last one because their exhibitions consistently distinguish themselves by their quality and diversity. Read More

Meyrin Geneva Alpine botanical garden

Meyrin’s award-winning Alpine Botanical Garden + Botanica 2019: 70 events at 20 Swiss Gardens

Meyrin Parc Botanic Alpin

The Jardin Botanique Alpin can be reached in ten minutes from Cornavin Station via Trams 14, 18 and also by Bus 57, Stop: Jardin-Alpin-Vivarium. Above is the Saleve entrance, located off Rue Lect.


Every year since 1998, the Swiss Heritage Society recognises one garden in Switzerland for its outstanding achievements in the garden arts, placing as much value on efforts to conserve and maintain valuable historic green spaces as it does on the creation of new, contemporary ones.

On Saturday, 18 May, the Society awarded its Schultess Prize, named after the award’s benefactors Georg and Marianne von Schulthess-Schweizer and worth CHF 25’000.00, to the Jardin Botanique Alpin Meyrin, located in the Geneva suburb of Meyrin. Read More

African fashion designers in Geneva for Afrodyssée 2019

Afrodyssée 2019 Trends Market brings Africa’s newest wave of trendsetting designers to Geneva on 15 June

Afrodyssee 2019 African fashion talent in Geneva

SELLY RABY KANE from Senegal has just collaborated with nine other African designers to create IKEA’s Överallt special collection under the patronage of the Design INDABA agency. Her unique and lush style is deeply rooted in her Peuhl culture.

It’s Spring in Geneva and along with it the Afrodyssée African Style Market will be back in town for its fifth edition introducing the latest, exciting batch of trendsetting African fashion, beauty and design influencers to the European continent.

Some 40 designers of men and women’s fashion, accessories, jewellery, cosmetics, decor and design will present their unique, high-quality creations, some for the first time. An evening fashion show profiling the most audacious and popular brands promises to be an event highlight. Read More

‘Art in Geneva’s Old Town’ invites you to art openings and guided tours on 2nd and 4th of May

Art galllery open house in Geneva

Geneva’s Vieille Ville art galleries and museums welcome visitors twice annually during their communal “art openings”.


The 25th edition of the AVV – Art in Geneva Old Town – art openings and guided tours will take place this coming weekend, starting on Thursday evening, 2 May, from 18h00, when some 13 art galleries will hold a communal vernissage introducing their latest exhibitions to the art loving public, collectors, and art world professionals. They will again open their doors to the public on Saturday, 4 May, from 11h00 to 17h00.

A wonderful opportunity to visit galleries, view artworks, and talk with gallery owners and other art lovers in an easygoing social setting, this is something that I (and maybe even you?) might hesitate to do when on my own. Read More

Je Suis Invisible! A delightfully fresh take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Director Dan Jemmet opens at Le Théatre de Carouge’s La Cuisine

The enchanted lovers Bottom (David Ayala) and Titania, Queen of the Fairies (Valérie Crouzet) by the coral pink moss-covered camper van, the main prop in Dan Jemmet’s fanciful, rambuctious take on A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Photo: ©Sandy Korzekwa.


The new production “Je Suis Invisible!” that opened on 26 March at the Théâtre de Carouge’s impressive temporary venue La Cuisine derives it’s comedic inspiration from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

But its winning, madcap charm owes greatly to the modernised, offbeat interpretation its given by British-born director Dan Jemmett based on an approachable, down-to-earth but still lyrical translation into modern-day French by his longstanding collaborator Mériam Korichi. Read More

Visit Master Artisans in Geneva, Vaud, Neuchâtel & Ticino during the Journées des Métiers d’Art Suisse 2019

Christophe Kiss, master marionnette sculptor, in his Rolle studio during the art open house event “Zig Zag in Rolle”, September 2018. He will welcome visitors to his Galerie Ornicar from 5th to 7th April during JEMA 2019. Photo: CLG

Seeing master artisans at work in their own studios is to witness their love and natural affinity for their craft up close. That’s nowhere more true than when visiting with master marionnette sculptor Christophe Kiss at his Galerie Ornicar in Rolle.

Surrounded by his creations in various stages of completion and by the materials and tools he uses to craft them, you get the sense there’s nowhere else he’d rather be and that his devotion and delight in bringing them to life really is his raison d’être. Read More