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:Send us your event
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
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
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
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/
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.
Date: Wednesday 13 July 2022 from 14:30 to 16:30 (Swiss time) followed by an aperitif from 16:30 to 17:30
Language: In English
Age: 15 to 25 years
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
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 email@example.com for enquiries.
Bus from Richmond every 7 minutes
Scenic Thames walk from Richmond (20 mins)
Public parking nearby (5 mins)
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.
Mark the weekend of 19 to 21 August 2022 in your agenda and visit us in Lugano!
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.
Traditional Summer Bank Holiday is on Monday, 29th August 2022.
2022 UK Bank Holidays
|03.01.2022||Monday||New Year's Day (substitute day)|
|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|
|27.12.2022||Tuesday||Christmas Day (substitute day)|