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Once again it is time for our summer BBQ. We changed the Barbeque to a BBQ/Picnic and this worked extremely well last year and ensured that everybody was in charge of their own food and drinks. We will provide the grill for you to grill your meat etc., the coffee machine, coffee cups, coffee, cream and sugar. An apéro will be offered to you but please bring your own wine, soft drinks, water and food. We have been writing for many years now that the Barbeque will be held come rain or shine, but as we are usually lucky and have glorious weather why should we worry! Cost: CHF 10.00 (Pay on the day). Children free of charge. Reservations to: Martin Rudolf, Erlensträsschen 62, 4125 Riehen, or email email@example.com By Friday, 05 August 2022 please. Transport: To get to the Eisweiher Hut take tram number 6 to Riehen village, Erlensträsschen is immediately on the left, walk down there for about 5 minutes. Parking: Is available along the street.
The Kunstmuseum turns the spotlight of Pablo Picasso’s (1881-1973) engagement with art with the Cretan-born Old Master Doménikos Theotokopoulos, better known as El Greco (1541-1614). In around 30 pairs of paintings, it retraces their dialogue, one of the most fascinating such colloquies in the history of art. A core set of works by Picasso from the museum’s own collection is complimented by loans from all over the world, many of which have never before been exhibited in Switzerland. After the visit we will, as usual, meet up for coffee. Cost: Self-paying (many Members have museum or TCS memberships, or Bank passes) Meet: At the entrance to the Museum Reservations to: Angie Meier-Jones, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 079 322 44 52 By Monday, 15 August 2022 please.
We meet the last Tuesday of each month, but please phone or e-mail to be sure it is taking place. We have found a new summer venue for our Book Club. Now that the nights are lighter, we will once again be meeting at 18:00 hours. The Movenpick Hotel is near to the train station and local trams. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations: Angie Meier-Jones at: email@example.com or 079 322 44 52 We have been delighted to know that some members, not in our book club, have also been reading the books we have recommended. Anybody wishing for a list of our books past and present should contact Angie on the details above.
Do not miss this chance to catch up with old and new friends. It has proven to be a real backbone event for the North-West Region and is well attended with always a lot to discuss! Restaurant just opposite to the Swiss railway station. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations: Not required
The Pantheon is an attractive event venue and a classical car workshop, as well as a classical car museum. During the visit we will hear all about the history of the motor car. One of the oldest cars in the museum, a De Dietrich Vis-a-vis dated from 1901, took part in the London-Brighton Classic Car Run. After the tour we will go down to the restaurant for coffee and your own choice of cake or refreshment. Cost: CHF 30.- (this includes entrance fee and guided tour in English) Meet: Outside the Pantheon entrance. Reservations to: Angie Meier-Jones, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 079 322 44 52 By Tuesday, 30 August 2022 please. Transport: The No.47 bus will take you to the nearest bus stop for the Pantheon. Parking: There is parking outside the Pantheon.
Our third discovery trip takes us to Aarau, the capital of the northern canton Aargau. It is a German-speaking town. The town of Aarau was founded between 1240 and 1250 by the Counts of Kyburg and in 1248 is first mentioned as Arowe. In 1273 the Counts of Kyburg died out. Agnes of Kyburg, who had no male relations, sold the family’s lands to King Rudolf 1 von Habsburg. In 1415 Bern invaded lower Aargau with the help of Solothurn. As we are having our usual guided tour, I will leave the rest of the history to the tour guide. One characteristic of the city is its painted gables, so Aarau is also known as the “City of Beautiful Gables”. After lunch we can take the time to look around the shops or perhaps revisit something of interest from the tour. Meet: Outside main entrance to Aarau main train station Cost: Self-Paying Lunch menu between CHF 20.50 and CHF 23.50 Guided tour CHF 15.- Reservations to: Angie Meier-Jones Email: email@example.com or mobile 079 322 44 52 By Saturday, 10 September 2022 please Transport: For those travelling from Basel the train leaves the Basel SBB at 09:42, stopping in Liestal at […]
Starting with a light evening meal or refreshments and then with the evening open to us let us see how James Bond felt in Casino Royale! The evening is ours to enjoy. Dress casual. Meet: 18:30 outside the Casino Cost: You are responsible for whatever you wish to give out in the casino! Reservations to: Angie Meier-Jones Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or mobile 079 322 44 52 By Thursday, 15 September 2022 please.
Marking the 150th anniversary of the artist’s birth, the Fondation Beyeler is devoting an exhibition to the Dutch painter Piet Mondrian. As one of the most important artists of the avant-garde movement, Mondrian shaped the evolution of painting from figuration to abstraction. His early work was influenced not only by late 19th century Dutch landscape painting but also by Symbolism and Cubism. It was only in the early 1920s that he began concentrating on a wholly non-representational pictorial vocabulary consisting solely of rectilinear arrangements of black lines on a white background and the three primary colours blue, red and yellow. While the collection of the Fondation Beyeler focuses primarily on works from the later phases of Mondrian’s career, the exhibition will look at his development as an artist up to the 1920s and the stylistic genesis of his later work. Separate sections will deal with motifs such as windmills, dunes and seascapes, the farmstead reflected in water and plants in various states of abstraction. After the visit, we will, as usual, meet up for coffee. Cost: Self-paying (many Members have museum or TCS memberships, or Bank passes) Meet: At the entrance to the Museum Reservations to: […]
This year our National Autumn Luncheon is being held in the lovely town of Neuchâtel, our Central Region. We hope many BRA Members from other areas will take this opportunity to join us and meet the BRA Members from the Central Region. The Hôtel DuPeyrou is a mansion in the city of Neuchâtel. It was built between 1765 and 1771 for Pierre-Alexandre DuPeyrou by the Bernese architect Erasme Ritter. MENU: Betterave en carpaccio et tartare, mayonnaise au Wasabi §§§§ Effilochée de joue de bœuf, crème d’ail et gingembre Pomme de terre nouvelle au romarin §§§§§ Trilogie de desserts d’automne (Tarte citron, Crumble aux pommes, dessert au chocolat) §§§§§ Vegetarian option for Main Course (State in advance if you wish the vegetarian option or have any allergies) Cost: CHF 61.- BRA Members /All inclusive CHF 91.- Non-Members /All inclusive NO SHOWS WILL BE CHARGED Reservations to: Email: email@example.com or Mobile: 079 322 44 52 Please send your reservations and payment as soon as possible and at the latest by Friday, 07 October 2022. You can make your payment in advance to the BRA PostFinance account. IBAN: CH38 0900 0000 1705 5708 4 Account No. 17-55708-4 REMEMBER TO MENTION AUTUMN LUNCHEON […]