- Swansea Swiss January Lunch out
- North Wales Swiss cheese melting and Santa Claus
- Swiss in Swansea 1st Advent Buffet 2019
- Swiss in Cardiff annual Raclette chez Mosers
- 2019 December Events for the Swiss in Wales
- Swiss Info has a new App SWI Plus
- 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
- Swiss Ambassador’s Award Concert 2019
- A young Swiss in Wales’ first visit to the Embassy of Switzerland in London on the occasion of the Jungburgerfeier
- Brexit news for Swiss in the UK
REGIONAL NEWS FOR UK SWISS
The North Wales Swiss and their families are having their annual cheese melting afternoon (Raclette and Fondue)
SATURDAY the 7th December from 1pm, Penrallt Community Hall,Upper BANGOR, LL57 2EU, NORTH WALES.
Anyone from the North Welsh border area or anyone willing to travel to Bangor is most welcomed to join them too.
The format is the same as every year:
- Everyone brings their own equipment to melt cheese,
- everyone brings their own cheese and whatever they eat with their cheese melt. Desserts to share are most welcome.
- There will be a raffle too. Proceeds of the raffle will cover the cost of the hire of the community hall.
The location is Penrallt Community Hall
The SWANSEA SWISS in Wales held their annual 1st Advent Sunday afternoon buffet for all the family with Samichlaus for the children.
A most enjoyable Sunday afternoon with delicious home made food, great company and many exited children.
The CARDIFF SWISS have Saint Nicholas traditional Raclette meal this year on the actual Samichlaus day on the 6th December from 7pm in Penarth.
As usual the Moser-Jost family are the hosts. Thank you, Therese and Bernhard!
If you would like to attend BOOK ASAP as places are LIMITED. Please send a message via Facebook Messenger to Therese Jost (via Swiss in the UK Facebook group) or send her an email to book and find out more details, as well as her address if you have never been at the Moser’s
Guests need bring their own Raclette cheese and accompaniments. Please also bring something Sweet to share for the dessert table.
Therese and Bernhard provide the setting, potatoes and coffee. A small contribution into the SWSS account is requested for a floral present for the Moser’s generous hospitality.
EMMI Raclette cheese is usually available at Waitrose in December. They may also have Raclette cheese at the fresh cheese counter or you could order it online.
Sunday, 1st December from 2pm
Ty Tawe, Welsh Centre, Swansea
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
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
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
Swiss Info has a new App called SWI Plus
The Briefing the editors of s SWI swissinfo.ch will inform you daily in a compact briefing on the most important debates in Switzerland and present you the best of Swissinfo, all the Swiss media, blogs and social media.
Thus, you are always informed about the most important topics
Download the I phone app here
Download the android app here
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
* 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.
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
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)
Thursday 17 October 7.45pm
Royal College of Music & Drama, Cathays Park, Cardiff
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.
Venue: Dora Stoutzker Hall
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