Ticino Spring Lunch

We were a good number for our Ticino Spring lunch and we had a good turn out from the other side of the Gotthard, with people coming to enjoy the early spring, surrounded by magnolias and camellias already in bloom. Our famed Ticino weather came up trumps yet again and we were able to have […]

Tennis get-together

Four young-at-heart tennis players gathered at the splendid Stade Lausanne Tennis Club on 6th March for the first BRA tennis event. Happily, all were reasonably well matched in terms of ability, and some closely disputed games of doubles ensued.  Three sets and two hours later (the precise scores were not recorded for posterity…), the regulation […]

Monthly Sunday Brunch

On the last Sunday of February, BRA Members and 4 guest, some who came all the way from the Zurich area of Switzerland, got together for our Monthly Sunday Brunch. This was the first time that Zenhäusern bakery/tea-room/restaurant in Sierre has served an English breakfast, this was accompanied by a glass of freshly pressed orange […]

Visit to Picasso exhibition Blue and Pink Period

Pablo Picasso (1881-1973) one of the most important artists of all, has shaped the modern art of the 20th century like no other. With over 30 of his works, the Fondation Beyeler owns one of the largest and most high quality Picasso collections worldwide.  The Young Picasso – Blue and Pink Period transforms temporarily the […]

Funi’ Fondue 2019

On 15th February 12 of us caught the funiculaire and arrived at the Petit Hotel for our traditional fondue Neuchateloise. The moon was shining, the fields were covered in snow and we had a delightful stroll to the hotel. The fondue was excellent, the wine flowed, and the conversation was lively. An enjoyable evening! Joy […]

Oskar Kokoschka Exhibition

Five intrepid art lovers went to see the Kokoschka retrospective at the Zürich Kunsthaus on Saturday 9th February.  The artist, almost a vagabond, lived in Vienna, a long time in England before ending his years and changing his nationality in Switzerland. He remained true to his art, not wavering to cubism or other modern movements. […]

Visit to Rolla Foundation in Bruzella

The exhibition ‘Factories’ is a selection of 30 photographs from the private collection of Phil and Rosella Rolla. Club members were able to enjoy an interesting guided visit at the foundation in Bruzella, Val di Muggio. On such a beautiful sunny day we were able to take in the wonderful scenery on our way to […]


BRA members travelled to Sion town, not only from the Valais, but also from Lausanne and Zurich. Many were glad to see the Union Jack flying outside the restaurant, which made it obvious where they should meet up. We were warmly welcomed at the Restaurant Paradiso “Chez Chou” where we celebrated the Chinese New Year […]

Pygmalion in Bern

11 BRA Members went to see a play at the Theater am Käfigturm in Berne on 24th January and what a great time we had! We were carried away in a dizzy whirl of laughter, love, folly, and wisdom. George Bernard Shaw wrote Pygmalion a hundred years ago and it reflects how our values have […]