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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July 24
Thursday 11th, 08:00 – Saturday 13th, 18:00
100th Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2024 in Lucerne

Theme: Together across borders

The 100th Congress of the Swiss Abroad 2024 will be held in Lucerne from Thursday 11 July to Saturday 13 July 2024.

Find all information the dedicated Congress pages on the SwissCommunity.org website


July 24
Sunday 14th, 16:30 – Sunday 14th, 18:00
Max Hoehn, Sonata for Broken Fingers - A Chamber Opera
CBSO Centre, Birmingham, B1 2LF

In the last days of Stalin’s reign, a mysterious phone call from the Kremlin launches a desperate and seemingly hopeless search for a missing pianist… British composer Joe Cutler and Swiss librettist Max Hoehn’s new opera explores the meaning of music in a terrifying world. Inspired by the remarkable life of Maria Yudina, the virtuoso pianist and survivor of Stalin’s purges, this dark absurdist thriller is brought to life by Birmingham Contemporary Music Group and a fine cast of soloists.

Conceived as an intimate sound experience, the piece is influenced by the radio operas of the past and the recent flourishing of audio drama during the pandemic. Hear the world premiere performance at the CBSO Centre this summer and stay tuned for a future album release by Birmingham Record Company.

Max Hoehn, Sonata for Broken Fingers - A Chamber Opera, CBSO Centre, Birmingham B1 2LF, 14 July 2024, 4.30pm

July 24
Wednesday 17th, 12:00 – Sunday 21st, 18:00
Exhibition by University of the Arts LCC MA Sound Art students
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY

17 – 21 July 2024 (12 – 6pm) | Celebratory reception Friday 18th July

We are pleased to announce our 2024 annual collaboration with LCC MA Sound Art.

Students on the MA course are invited to submit applications that creatively incorporate the unique acoustics of the Swiss Church’s hall via an open call process. The selected proposal will be exhibited at the Swiss Church in July 2024.

Read more about our 2023 exhibitors here.

More information to follow!

July 24
Saturday 27th, 12:00 – Sunday 28th, 18:00
Community Artists' in Residence Exhibition
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY

Amanda Camensich & Therese Westin | Residency Exhibition

27 – 28 July 2024 (time tbc)

Join us for the culminating end-of-residency exhibition by Community Artists in Residence, Amanda Camenisch & Therese Westin.

More information to follow! Visit the Swiss Church website to stay in the know...

July 24
Saturday 27th, 19:15 – Saturday 27th, 22:00
Swiss National Day Manchester
Swiss Club Manchester
Brookdale Club & Theatre, Bridge Lane, Bramhall, Stockport SK7 3AB, ,

Dear Friends,

Once again it is time to invite you to our National Day Celebration. It will be on the 27th of July. 2024, 7.15 p.m. for a 7.45 start and will be held at:

The Brookdale Club
Bridge Lane, Bramhall
Stockport SK7 3AB
Tel: 0161 439 2782

The club is licensed, so alcoholic drinks should be purchased from the bar. We shall serve sausages with Thomy Senf and potato salad., etc., followed by delicious desserts.

After the dinner we shall listen to the speech of the Swiss President for this year, and then sing the National Hymn.

We round off the evening with the children’s Lampion procession to see the bonfire outside and have a sing-along. 

If you know of anyone who could supply and deliver unwanted wood for us towards the bonfire we would be very grateful. Please get in touch.

The cost of the event is £19 for adults and children over 15 years, £10 for students with valid ID. Children under 15 are free.

We look forward to welcoming many of you to this major event in our calendar.

For more information, please contact laure.pasteiner@ntlworld.com or margrith@btconnect.com.

July 24
Sunday 28th, 14:30 – Sunday 28th, 18:00
Swiss National Day Edinburgh
Edinburgh Swiss Club
Saughtonhall Community Centre, Edinburgh, Scotland,

We will celebrate the Swiss National Day on Sunday the 28th of July at 2:30 at Saughtonhall Community Centre in Edinburgh.

There will be grilled sausages (also vegetarian options) and beverages.

Salads or desserts to share are welcome.

If you are interested to come please let us know though contact via our website >

August 24
Thursday 1st, 14:00 – Thursday 1st, 21:00
Swiss National Day London
1st August London
79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY

Swiss National Day London will be celebrated on the 1st August 2024 at the Swiss Church in London.

2pm - 4pm: Children's activities (lantern-making workshop)

6pm - 9pm: Evening party

Get your ticket: www.snd-london.com

Amazing raffle prizes to win on the night

2 x 8 days in Switzerland

dinner at St Moritz restaurant in London

2 tickets to Jungfraujoch

1 day pass to Titlis

1 room at Vitznauer hotel.

and more....

Get your ticket


August 24
Thursday 1st, 14:00 – Thursday 1st, 18:00
1st August Swiss (International) Day in Pembrokeshire
South Wales
Pembrokeshire, South Wales

This event is organised on the Swiss National Day every year by Beat Wehren and his wife Elisabeth in their delightful garden in lovely Pembrokeshire, South Wales.
Website & location: http://www.beatsfronhaul.co.uk

The event is outdoors and will take place whatever the weather. Outdoor shelter is available, in case it is a rainy day.

All are welcome, friends, children and dogs.

A donation of £15/person is requested.

After a welcome drink and pizza, you can feast on breaded pork Schnitzel prepared by Beat and served with mixed vegetables.

(Please bring your own drink)

There will be a dessert buffet, donated by guests and coffee/tea

Live music

You are invited to participate in an auction to benefit 'Tir Dewi'

All proceeds of the event goes to 'Tir Dewi', a Welsh charity which supports farmers in difficult times. Details of 'Tir Dewi' are available here: https://tirdewi.wales

RSVP: by 25st July Email: bwehren@btinternet.com Phone: 01348 840019

August 24
Saturday 3rd, 17:00 – Saturday 3rd, 20:30
Swiss National Day Southern Area
Southern Area Swiss Club
Darby Green Centre, Darby Green Lane, Blackwater, GU17 0DT

Let’s celebrate our National Day!

We will have our famous raffle.

Saturday 3rd August Time: 5.00 pm
At the Darby Green Centre, Darby Green Lane, Blackwater, GU17 0DT

Do bring food to add to our communal feast and please let Berni Curtress know whether you are coming (tel: 01276 452516 or e-mail berni@nbtsc.plus.com) and liaise with Berni what you are bringing so that we can get the balance of savouries/puddings right.

We’ll provide a Bockwurst, tea and coffee but if you want something stronger please bring it yourselves (and suitable glasses). You might also want to bring your own mug for tea/coffee.

RSVP please by Wednesday 31st July 2024 (please also notify if you can’t attend)
I look forward to seeing you all! 

Berni Curtress

September 24
Saturday 7th, 20:00 – Saturday 7th, 22:00
Ballet Gala
Swiss Church London
79 Endell Street, London WC2H 9DY

Ballet Gala 2024

7 September 2024 | 8pm

We are excited for our 2024 annual fundraising ballet gala! Each year, with the help of ballet dancer and choreographer, Ruth Gordon-Jaeggi, the Swiss Church in London puts together a Ballet Gala and fundraising event to help support our Arts Programme. This event not only allows us to share a glimpse into our annual Arts Programme but also helps us support our emerging and mid-career artists and exhibition programme.

We hope you can join us for an evening of dance and music in September.

More information on the evening coming soon!

Visit the Swiss Church London website to stay in the know...