UPCOMING EVENTS

Swiss Community Events Calendar

Available for the first time, a comprehensive calendar to download with all Swiss events in the UK - from music concerts to art exhibitions to talks to just having a cuppa.

If you know of an event that is not listed on the calendar below of the PDF download, please do let us know so that we can keep it as up to date as possible:

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April
09
April 22
Saturday 9th, 10:00 – Saturday 2nd, 16:00
Works of Alfred Gruber & his artistic friends
Crossing borders from the Danube to the Humber Exhibition
East Riding Museum, Treasure House, Champney Road, Beverley, East Riding of Yorkshire, HU17 8HE
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We invite you on this artistic journey from the Danube to the Humber, to discover the outstanding work of Alfred Gruber and his artistic friends.

Our story begins at art school in Linz, with Gruber’s first taste of 'degenerate’ modern art. From Austria, we travel to Switzerland, where this exceptional artist worked with celebrated architects and artists including Jean Arp.

He was mentor to the young David Weiss, who established a Danuben international reputation with the artistic duo Fischli/Weiss.

While in the turbulent year of 1968, Gruber experienced the elation and despair that accompanied Prague Spring, forming friendships with Czech artists Jiří Kolář, Čeněk Pražák and Jan Švankmajer.

Finally, to East Yorkshire where, alongside the sculptor Jacqueline Stieger, he built a workshop and foundry.

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Find out more and visit the accompanying online tour on the website: https://www.eastridingmuseums.co.uk/whats-on/?entry=danube_to_humber

July
11
July 22
Monday 11th, 17:30 – Friday 22nd, 19:30
Online language course 2022 for young Swiss Abroad
15 to 25 years old
Online
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Young Swiss people abroad will be able to familiarise themselves with a national language or improve their language skills.

SwissCommunity's two-week offer includes 20 lessons in German or French. These online lessons will enable young Swiss people abroad to learn a language or improve their language skills in a fun and effective way and to experience unforgettable moments. The main theme of the language courses will be "Switzerland", in order to maintain participants’ link with their home country even from the other side of the world.

Course in July: From Monday 11 July 2022 to Friday 15 July 2022 and from Monday 18 July 2022 to Friday 22 July 2022, from 18:30 to 20:30 Swiss time

Place: online

Age group: 15 to 25 years old

Number of participants: Min. 5 participants per course, max. 10 participants per course

Price: CHF 390.00

Level: No knowledge, A1-A2

Registration: until Monday 20 June 2022. Registration is only possible via the registration form on the website of the OSA.

More information: Website of the Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA), SwissCommunity

12
July 22
Tuesday 12th, 11:00 – Sunday 17th, 18:00
The Life & Works of Maurice André Kaspar 1892-1946
New Helvetic Society
Bankside Gallery , 48 Hopton St, SE1 9JH, London
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Swiss Watercolour Artist and Architect revealed in the first UK public exhibtion.

The exhibition showcases never-before publicly revealed Swiss Watercolour paintings carried out by René Dee's Swiss Grandfather that is being held at the Bankside Gallery in London 12-17 July this year.

The New Helvetic Society is co-sponsoring the Official Opening when Alexandre Kaspar, the great-grandson of Maurice Kaspar will come from Switzerland to open the exhibition on the 12th July. See https://papermine.com/booklet/31702502/ 

More info on the Bankside Gallery website: https://www.banksidegallery.com

13
July 22
Wednesday 13th, 13:30 – Wednesday 13th, 16:30
2nd Congress of Young Swiss Abroad
15 to 25 years free to attend
Online
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This interactive conference will address current issues of direct interest to young Swiss Abroad, such as education, the world of work and democracy. It will be organised in conjunction with the parliament of young Swiss Abroad and will take place online on 13 July 2022.

The programme and detailed information will follow during 2022.

Information:

Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022 from 14:30 to 16:30 (Swiss time) followed by an aperitif from 16:30 to 17:30

Place: Online

Language: In English

Age: 15 to 25 years

Price: Free

Registration: From Monday 16 May 2022, 14:00 (Swiss time) until Monday 11 July 2022 on the website of the Organisation o the Swiss Abroad (OSA), SwissCommunity

How to contact the organizer SwissCommunity Youth
youth@swisscommunity.org
+41 31 356 61 24

17
July 22
Sunday 17th, 11:00 – Sunday 17th, 18:00
Swiss National Day London Celebration
German School Richmond
German School London, Richmond, TQ10 7AH
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Swiss National Day 2022

Happy Birthday Switzerland in Richmond, London! Join us on Sunday, 17th July for Swiss food & drinks, entertainment, playground for kids and more...

Ticket sales and full programme to be announced soon. 

Contact snd.committee@outlook.com for enquiries. 

Location:
Bus from Richmond every 7 minutes 
Scenic Thames walk from Richmond (20 mins)
Public parking nearby (5 mins)

August
01
August 22
Monday 1st, 00:00 – Monday 1st, 23:59
Swiss National Day 1 August
Swiss in the UK
Celebrate with a local club across the UK
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Since 1891, the 1st of August has been celebrated as Swiss National Day. The date refers to a historic alliance concluded in 1291 by the three cantons of Uri, Schwyz and Unterwalden, the founding of the Swiss Conferderation. 

Find our what is happening locally by visiting Swiss in the UK on Facebook, and following activities by the New Helvetic Society, Unione Ticinese, Swiss Club Manchester, The Swiss in Wales, Swiss Club Edinburgh, Soutern Area Swiss Club, Swiss Church London, Swiss Benevolent Society and more.

As events are confirmed, we will publish them to the various Facebook Groups and on this website's Events Calendar. 

19
August 22
Friday 19th, 08:00 – Sunday 21st, 22:00
98th Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2022
Organisation of the Swiss Abroad (OSA)
Lugano, Switzerland
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Mark the weekend of 19 to 21 August 2022 in your agenda and visit us in Lugano!

Find out more on SwissCommunity.org 

What are the challenges for our democracy?

Globalisation, migration, data protection, increasing digitalisation, exercising political rights, ensuring the rule of law, the Covid-19 pandemic and possible future pandemics: how is the democratic system of Switzerland reacting to the current challenges? Where does it need to reform? How can we ensure Switzerland's unique democratic basis is preserved as we are exposed to increasingly supranational political, economic and financial forces?

Personalities from the fields of politics, economics and science will try to provide answers or reflections on these and many other questions.

29
August 22
Monday 29th, 00:00 – Monday 29th, 23:59
Summer Bank Holiday
August Bank Holiday
United Kingdom
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Traditional Summer Bank Holiday is on Monday, 29th August 2022.

2022 UK Bank Holidays

03.01.2022 Monday New Year's Day (substitute day)
15.04.2022 Friday Good Friday
18.04.2022 Monday Easter Monday
02.05.2022 Monday Early May bank holiday
02.06.2022 Thursday Spring bank holiday
03.06.2022 Friday Platinum Jubilee bank holiday
06.06.2022 Monday Whit Monday (Swiss holiday)
01.08.2022 Monday Swiss National Day
29.08.2022 Monday Summer bank holiday
26.12.2022 Monday Boxing Day  
27.12.2022 Tuesday Christmas Day (substitute day)
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