2019 December Events for the Swiss in Wales

Sunday, 1st December from 2pm 

Ty Tawe, Welsh Centre, Swansea

Buffet 

The Swansea Swiss are organising once again a 1st Advent get-together for all the family. There will be a buffet of savory and sweet finger food, (each family brings something to put on our buffet table to share) 

The Bar is open to purchase drinks till 4pm 

Samichlaus will call in  at around 3pm 

Friday 6th December from 7pm

Chez Mosers, Penarth 

Raclette 

Every one participating will bring own Raclette cheese and sausages/bacon to grill if desired. Own alcoholic or soft  drink, a sweet to share.

Saturday 7th December 

Bangor

Raclette or Fondue

Raclette or Fondue for all the family  Each participant brings their own Raclette or Fondue ingredients and their own cheese melting equipment as well as a sweet to share 

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Swiss Info has a new App called SWI Plus 

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Visit to the Royal Mint Experience on the occasion of the visit to Wales by the Consul General of the Embassy of Switzerland in London

Please pay your entry fee for the exhibition on arrival at the Royal Mint Experience ticket office

Costs of the tour: £8/adult under 5’s free, under 18 sponsored by the South Wales Swiss Society.

The event is now fully booked

Date: 14 September 2019 

Venue: The Royal Mint, Llantrisant CF72 8YTDirections: It is just four miles from Junction 34 of the M4, 20mis from Cardiff  via the M4 see here

Arrival time: 12.30pm 
Programme
* 12.30pm: Welcome drink & buffet lunch
* 2 pm: Tour of the the Royal Mint Experience
* 3 pm: Coffee/tea & cakes after the tour 

The welcome drink, lunch buffet & coffee/tea/cakes is sponsored. 

javascript:DeCryptX(‘2e0a2t1e3l1g1g2B3k2q2p0r1f0p200c2j’)On Saturday, 14th September, the Consul General at the Swiss Embassy in London, Ms Manuela Ferrari, will visit Wales and the Swiss Community in Wales. 

 For this occasion the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff has organised a tour of the “Royal Mint Experience” in Llantrisant, near Cardiff for the Consul General and interested members of the South Wales Swiss Community. The Royal Mint exhibition is one of the top tourist attractions in Wales as per Tripadvisor.  The tour itself lasts about 45 mins and you can even strike your own coin. The visit is interesting for children too. It is a family event, children are welcome.  Everything you want to know about the Royal Mint Experience read  HERE. 

 

We are visiting as a group and get a reduced group entry to the Mint Experience which is £8/per adult, (under-twos are free and the Swiss in Wales kitty can make a bit of a contribution towards the tickets for the older children) 

the entry tickets to the exhibition can be bought by yourself on the day. 

PLEASE NOTE:  This event is now fully booked. We have sent a confirmation to all who registered per email. If you have registered and did not receive a confirmation email please write to the Consulate of Switzerland in Cardiff here 

If you are now unable to attend, please write an email immediately here in order make room for people on the waiting list. Thank you 

 

PROGRAMME

We will all meet at 12.30 pm at the Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant. 

12.30 – 2pm: Welcome drink of Swiss sparkling wine & cold buffet lunch ( selection of sandwiches, small bites, crisps, fruit & orange juice ( We have reserved a private  room) 

ca. 2pm: Tour of the Mint Experience. (the tour lasts ca. 45 mins)

ca. 3pm:  coffee/tea and cakes (Welsh cakes & Bara Brith)

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Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2019

Thursday 17 October 7.45pm

Royal College of Music & Drama, Cathays Park, Cardiff 

Time: 7.45pm 

This year’s Swiss Ambassador’s Award goes to the Switzerland-based AKMI Duo, with French saxophonist Valentine Michaud and Lithuanian pianist Akvilé Sileikaité. They met while studying for their Masters at Zurich University of the Arts, where their friendship and passion for modern and contemporary music inspired them to form the AKMI Duo.

Tickets: £12 (including programme and a complimentary glass of sparkling Swiss wine during the interval) Concessions available.

Booking link

Venue: Dora Stoutzker Hall

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A young Swiss in Wales’ first visit to the Embassy of Switzerland in London on the occasion of the Jungburgerfeier

 
 
 

” I have visited Switzerland multiple times throughout my childhood and having a Swiss grandfather, I always felt close to Switzerland at heart and through our local Swiss group we have been able to exercise our Swiss culture in Wales. It was very exciting and honouring to be invited to visit the Swiss Embassy in London and meet the Swiss Ambassador Alexander Fasel. It was a most informative and enjoyable event. I was told of the responsibilities that I hold as a Swiss citizen and the privileges of becoming of age to claim Swiss nationality and voting rights. We had live music from Swiss performer Bastian Baker and after a short online Swiss-related Quiz we were able to go upstairs for a reception and mingle with other young Swiss people and the Ambassador himself. I talked to a few other young Swiss but I think I was the only one from Wales and I couldn’t hear any Scottish accents either. It really was a great experience and I felt stronger connected with the country and its people.”

Samuel Schmidhalter Jones, Glan Conwy, North Wales

Member of the North Wales Swiss Club 
 
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Talk in German

On Thursday 14 March Professor Bernhard Moser of Cardiff University’s School of Medicine will give a talk at the Cardiff- Stuttgart Association.

Immunzell Migration im Zentrum von Gesundheit und Krankheit

The event starts at 6 p.m. in City Hall, Cathays in Cardiff, Room 1

The German speaking Swiss Community is cordially invited to attend

Professor Bernhard Moser holds the Chair of Infection and Immunity at Cardiff University. He studied at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zürich (Diploma in Biochemistry, 1981) and at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver (PhD in Microbiology and Immunology, 1988).

 

 

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Up Snowdon with Brienz Rothorn Steam Locomotive

 The Brienz Rothorn locomotive will take passengers up Snowdon as far as the Waterfall station, 182m above sea level. See this link:
https://switzerlandtravelcentre.co.uk/offer/snowdon/

On SATURDAY, 22nd September 2018, the Swiss in North Wales meet at 11.00 a.m. at Llanberis Mountain Railway station. 

The station master will give a short talk about the history of the Swiss locomotive and its connection with Wales, before it departs to the Waterfall stop.  

DEPARTURE OF THE TRAIN: 12.32

The 12.32 train on the 22nd September has been reserved for the Swiss party only. Bost seats are now booked but a very small number of tickets (free) are still available for this departure with the North Wales Swiss. Should you wish to join them, get in touch with the organiser Beatrice Schlegel as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. 

Switzerland to Snowdon Flyer

 

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Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2018

Photo © Marco Borggreve

ORION STRING TRIO 

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This year’s Award goes to the Switzerland-based Orion String Trio, with South Korean violinist Soyoung Yoon, German violist Veit Hertenstein and British cellist Benjamin Gregor-Smith. 

Royal Welsh College of Music & Drama

Cardiff 

Tuesday 16 October 7.45pm    

Booking via the RWCMD here 

Click Swiss Cultural Fund for information about the concert

 

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