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On the 21st August, we decided on the first 4 books for our reading group. We will be discussing the following books on the following dates: BOOK TITLE AUTHOR To be discussed The Immortalists Chloe Benjamin 25th September 2019 Little Fires Everywhere Celeste Ng 16th October 2019 A Keeper Graham Norton 20th November 2019 The Bookseller of Kabul Asne Seierstad 18th December 2019 Please feel free to share with anyone interested in a monthly English […]
We really look forward to welcoming you to this national event in the beautiful city of Vevey. Speaker: Ms Jo Fahy, Head of Multimedia, Swiss Broadcasting Corp, International. Presenter of “swissandchips” podcast. The Hotel Astra is just opposite to the main train station. Apero at 12h00 Menu Cheese and Tomato Quiche accompanied by a vegetable spaghetti Beef cooked in a cream of mushroom sauce with roesti maison Pineapple carpaccio with a mango sorbet 1 glass of red or white wine, per person, mineral water, tea and coffee are included in the price. Vegetarian main course (vegetable tempura, tomato rice and rucula salad) is also available, please mention when booking. Cost: CHF: 70.- BRA Members CHF: 80.- Non Members Please pay into: BRA Post Office CCP Account No.: 17-55708-4 IBAN: CH38 0900 0000 1705 5708 4 Bookings should be made to: Angie Meier-Jones at email@example.com by Thursday 10 October please.
Following the visit to ” From Turner to Whistler “, BRA art lovers might wish to continue the art conversation by visiting ” Shadows “. This collection of 140 paintings represents 500 years of the history of art. Masterpieces presented reflect the sustained interest artists have shown in shadow, such as are self portraits ( Rembrandt, Delacroix ), De Hooch, Munch, Dali, Magritte, Ernst, Picasso, Warhol. and many others: a cornucopia, a feast of wonderful art !! Place: Lunch: “Le Chalet”, Route du Signal 12, 1018 Lausanne Visit: Fondation de L’Hermitage, Route du Signal 2, 1018 Lausanne. Time: Lunch: 12h00 to 13h30 Exhibition visit: 14h00 to 16h00 Coffee/Discussion: 16h00 to 17h00 Cost: Lunch: Plat du jour between CHF: 18.- and CHF: 25.- (not including drinks) Exhibition: CHF: 14.- (group price 10 attendees plus) Directions: Car Park at Le Chalet. No parking at Fondation de L’Hermitage. For non car users take the No. 16 bus, direction Grand-Vennes, from Lausanne railway station to Route du Signal for the restaurant, or L’Hermitage for the exhibition. (bus frequency every 20 minutes) Reservations to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or Tel: 021 921 23 30
Local Valisanne Bakery/Tea-Room, Zenhäusern in Sierre “Chez Zen” have agreed to prepare for us a full English breakfast consisting of :- Fresh orange juice 2 slices of bacon, 2 sausages, 2 eggs, tomato (2 halves), Baked beans, mushrooms, toast & butter Coffee or tea, for the price of CHF: 19.90.- pp Vegetarian option also available 🙂 There is also a huge selection of food and drink to choose from on their regular menu. Come along and join us for just a drink or something to eat, it’s your choice…. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations to: email@example.com by the Wednesday before the event. When reserving please let me know if you wish to eat an English breakfast or not.
Join us for just a drink, for those who wish to eat, food is also available. This is a lively family place where you can also play various games: Ten Pin Bowling Pool Darts Table Football Table Air Hockey and other games. Be sure to bring some 2 franc pieces with you for the slot machines. Catch up with old friends or meet new acquaintances. This regular “meet up” has become the backbone of the Romandie-East region of the BRA. Anyone new to our area and who would like to meet our group, are welcome to join us. 🙂 It’s easy to find us…. we always have the Union Jack flags on the table. Cost: Pay for what you consume Reservations: None required – just turn up
2019 marks the 80th Anniversary of the outbreak of the Second World War in 1939 and the 75th Anniversary of the D-Day Landings in Normandy in 1944 to start the liberation of Western Europe. To commemorate these historic events a concert, which has the non-financial support of the BRA, is being held at the magnificent Rosey Concert Hall in Rolle to raise money for the Invictus Games Foundation (IGF). Founded by HRH The Duke of Sussex, the Foundation organizes biennial Games for Armed Forces personnel with disabilities from all countries. The 5th Games will be held in The Hague, the Netherlands, next May. The concert this November will feature the Brass Band Arquebuse, one of Switzerland’s leading bands directed by Jean-Pierre Chevailler, the Power of Lemania Pipe Band in full Highland regalia led by Pipe Major Ari Spassov, and the “In Remembrance Choir led by Kirsty Griffiths. Brigadier Richard Smith, CBE, who is the IGF Operations Director, is coming from the UK to open the concert which will be narrated by Major General Roderick Porter, MBE. Tickets at CHF 45 and 60 may now be bought from Starticket, either online Click Here or from their network of ticketing partners who include […]
This exhibition highlights the similarities between these two renowned artists. Both represent extremes of movement. Giacometti uses distortion and a distinctive factor of mobility. Rodin is all to do with natural form whilst his surfaces are rough, which enabled light and shadow to be an essential element of his sculptural technique. Time: Lunch: 12h00 to 13h30 Visit: 14h00 to 16h00 (optional lecture, 14h00-14h40) Place: Lunch at the Cafe de Barry, Barryland, Rue du Levant 34, 1920 Martigny Exhibition at Giannadda Fondation, Rue du Forum 59, 1920 Martigny Cost: Lunch: Plat du jour, CHF: 17.- to CHF: 22.- for three courses (Does not include drinks) Exhibition: CHF: 16.- (Seniors; group rate; 10 plus attendees needed) A lecture from one of the resident staff on the exhibits with a slide show is available for an extra CHF: 6.- per person. (15 attendees needed) Directions: Giannada Fondation car park is located between Barryland and the Fondation. It is a 4 minute walk between the Barry de Cafe and the Fondation. Non car users take the 201 bus from Martigny railway station to the Giannadda Fondation and walk across the car park to Barryland. Bus times 11h16 or 11h46 Reservations to: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org […]
We look forward to seeing you all at our Christmas lunch to finish off the year in festive style. This is the hotel where we had our Christmas lunch in 2017; it has now been taken over by Campanile Hotels and has been completely renovated and modernised. Included in the price: 12h00 – Christmas Aperitif 13h00 – Christmas Lunch Menu (Vegetarian option also available) Prawn Cocktail *** Roast Turkey with Gravy Roast Potatoes Carrots & Brussels sprouts served with Cranberry sauce and Sage & Onion Stuffing *** Christmas Pudding Brandy Sauce *** Coffee or Tea After lunch we will have some fun and continue in festive style with a Sing-a-long of Christmas Carols. 😉 Cost: BRA Member CHF: 55.- pp Non Member CHF: 65.- pp (Please pay cash on the day – Drinks not included) Reservations to: Email: email@example.com by the Friday 1st December 2019 please.