North Wales Swiss cheese melting and Santa Claus

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

For more information and to BOOK ASAP send Beatrice Schlegel in North Wales a message via FB Messenger or email Beatrice 

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Swiss in Swansea 1st Advent Buffet 2019

The SWANSEA SWISS in Wales annual 1st Advent Sunday afternoon buffet for all the family with Samichlaus for the children is this year 

SUNDAY the 1st December from 2pm

As usual, it will be at TY TAWE, Welsh Centre, Christina Street, SA1 4EW (plenty of parking is available near Ty Tawe in council’s carpark) 

Anyone is most welcome to join. 

£5 is collected per two parent family and £2.50 per one parent family to cover the rental fee of the Centre 

The format is as usual:

  • The complimentary welcome drink this year is a glass of Swiss sparkling wine presented by the retiring Honorary Consul (squash for the children is available) 
  • Each family brings a savoury or sweet contribution or bring one of both to the buffet for all to share
  • bread will be availble
  • coffeee & tea is available free of charge
  • Pay bar is open for alcoholic and soft drinks
  • Parents with children bring a wrapped and labelled small present for the Santa’s bag
  • we need to pay for hire of Ty Tawe’s facilities for the afternoon and ask for a £5.- contribution from each family of four and more, £2.50 for a one parent and child  

Booking

If you would like to attend you would need to BOOK ASAP and send a message via Facebook Messenger to Ruth Thomas or send Ruth an email

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Swiss in Cardiff annual Raclette chez Mosers

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. First come first. Please send a message via Facebook Messenger to Therese Jost (via Swiss in the UK Facebook group) or send her an email to find out more details. 

Guests bring their own Raclette cheese and accompaniments. Therese and Bernhard provide the setting and much more. 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.

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2019 December Events for the Swiss in Wales

Sunday, 1st December from 2pm 

Ty Tawe, Welsh Centre, Swansea

Buffet

info here 

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 

info here 

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 SWI Plus

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 

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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(‘2e1b3u2f0i0f1g1A3k2q1o2t3h1q200c3k’)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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Brexit news for Swiss in the UK

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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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