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

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

Time: to be confirmed nearer the date 
Programme
* Buffet lunch at the Royal Mint
* Tour of the the Royal Mint Experience
* Coffee/tea & cakes after the tour 

Costs: £8/adult

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 and the Swiss in Wales and will organise 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 45 mins and you can strike your own coin. Everything about the Royal Mint Experience read  HERE. 

We are visiting as a group and get reduced 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 visit is interesting for children too. It is a family event, children are welcome. If you wish to bring along someone else as well, feel free to do so. We are not restricting it only to Swiss in South Wales. The exact start time of the tour is not available yet, we will communicate again with everyone who puts their name down for this event but the intention is to meet around lunchtime on the 14th at the Visor’s Centre of the Royal Mint for the buffet lunch, followed by the tour.   Please register for this event as soon as possible and mention how many will be in your party (& how many children) in order for the organisers to make catering arrangements. Tickets can be bought by yourself on the day. To book write to the Swiss Consulate in Cardiff here

DEADLINE to book: SATURDAY  31st August, after this date we cannot guarantee places. 

PROGRAMME

We will all meet at the Royal Mint experience in Llantrisant.  (Meeting time to be confirmed)

Prior to the tour, the Consul General, Ms Manuela Ferrari, generously invites everybody who attends for a buffet lunch at the Royal Mint Experience. We have reserved a private  room for this purpose. The tour itself lasts 45 mins

After the tour we are again invited for coffee/tea and cakes by the Consul General who hopes to meet as many as possible of the Swiss community in and near Cardiff and the South Wales area.

 
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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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E Voting for the Swiss Abroad by 2021 – Sign the Petition

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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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1st August Swiss National Day in Wales 2018

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FOSSUK for the first time in Belfast

 is holding their AGM and Cultural event this year in Belfast. For more information see their website here 

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