What’s On in June 2017

Summer is finally here & the countdown to the family holidays has begun. Here’s our monthly list of events in Geneva, Vaud and nearby France, filled as usual with exciting outings for the whole family. Remember to keep checking our blog as we will be updating this post with more events each week.

  • Take a look at our previous post to find all the best child-friendly places to enjoy a delicious and stress-free Sunday brunch with your little buttons.
  • Now that the sun is out, take your little ones strawberry picking! Strawberry season is a few weeks late, due to the amount of rain we’ve endured so far, but these delicious fruits are now ready for the picking. Try La Fraisière in Meyrin; the farm at number 15 chemin de Pacoty in Founex; the Potager Verdonnet-Bouchet in Troinex (30 chemin de la Cantonnière); the Ferme Pré-De-Vers in Rolle; the Wyss Farm in Genolier or the Burdet family farm in Mathod.

© www.fraisesacueillir.ch

 

  • Genève-Plage (Quai de Cologny 5, Port-Noir) has re-opened for the summer. There’s no better place to be with your little swimmers on a hot, sunny day so make the most of the swimming-pools, water slides, sandpit and play area – don’t forget your sun cream! You can find out more about it & other lidos in our previous post.

© Genève-plage

 

LUDOBUS

The toy library buses called LUDOBUS are back in Geneva for the summer season! From the 8th of May until the end of summer the red and blue ludobus will be travelling to different parks in Geneva to keep the little ones entertained in the afternoon from 4pm to 6.30pm (from 5.30pm to 7pm during the summer holidays). FREE ENTRY, activities are free for children. You can click here to download the  exact dates and locations for both ludobus covering Servette; St-Jean; Petit-Saconnex; Plainpalais; Jonction; Acacias; Pâquis; Grottes; St-Gervais; Eaux-Vives; Champel and Cité.

Plenty of outdoor fun to be had with the Ludobus © Ville de Genève

 

LAKE BEACHES, LIDOS & POOLS Find out more about our favourites lake beaches; lidos and pools in the Geneva region and Vaud. If it’s a real scorcher, why not take the kids to the Parc de l’Auberge in Meyrin, with its fantastic water jets and tipping buckets?

Parc de l’Auberge, Meyrin – Photo © Atelier d’Ici Architectes

 

SUMMER FESTIVALS French-speaking Switzerland comes alive during the summer months with a profusion of great music festivals. From the international pop stars who will be performing at the Caribana Festival and Paléo, to the free concerts of the Fête de la musique in Geneva, Nyon and Lausanne – this is the time to let your hair down and shake what your mama gave you!

 

JUNE 2017 EVENTS:

  • Thursday 1st June 2017: Le marché du jeudi soir in Carouge. This great weekly event will run until the 22nd of December 2017 on the Place du marché in Carouge. From 5pm until 9pm this bustling neighbourhood market will be accompanied by live music bands and gourmet tastings! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • Friday 2nd; 9th; 16th; 23rd and 30th June 2017: Art Jamming, organized by Life of Art at La Fabrique bistrot in Geneva. But what is Art Jamming exactly? It’s a new way to get creative whilst socializing and making new friends! Art jamming is all about creating art in a fun environment, with great music to inspire you and drinks at hand. In a group of about 10 people, our in house artist/teacher will create a painting in front of you, guiding you step by step through the different stages and techniques so that you can follow at the same time on your own canvas. So even if you are a beginner you can still join in the fun. It’s a 2 hour workshop where all materials are supplied and you get to take home your canvas. Meet and greet at the Bistrot La Fabrique, just opposite the Life of Art studio, at 18:00. For more information and to reserve a place contact Lisa Anderson at Life of Art on +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • 3rd-5th June 2017: Les Grandes Medievales d’Andilly, an absolutely spectacular medieval fest in Andilly (France) perfect if your little ones are going through their “knight” or “princess” phase. The costumes and historical reconstructions are amazing, and the tournament shows will have you mesmerized. Read about a previous edition we attended in our previous post — just a word of warning: if the weather turns rainy you will need your wellies as the fields get quite muddy.

© 2016 Grandes Medievales, Le Petit Pays

 

  • until 4th June 2017: Festival Poussière du Monde, puppet shows, world music and dance under two giant Mongolian yourtes at the Parc Bernasconi in Grand-Lancy. Check their official website for full details of their kids shows. Tickets are 25CHF for adults and 10CHF for children aged 12 and older, places are limited so advance booking is highly recommended.

© 2017 Festival Poussière du Monde, Geneva

 

 

  • Sunday 4th June 2017: “Cap sur l’Océanie avec Tohu Wa Bohu” story-time songs and music for children at Geneva’s MEG museum (in French). Suitable for toddlers from age 2, the first session will take place from 3pm to 3.45pm in the museum’s foyer, and the second one from 4pm until 4.45pm. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking required. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

Photo: MEG, J.Watts

 

  • Sunday 4th June 2017: Petits Rendez-Vous for children: “L’Usine des formes” at Geneva’s MAMCO, conducted in French and English. These are free, interactive guided tours for kids aged 5 to 10 accompanied by an adult. The tours start at 11.15pm. FREE entry, no advance booking required.

Photo © MAMCO, Geneva.

 

  • 4th-5th June 2017: Plainpalais La ville est à vous returns for its 14th edition, kicking off in Philosophes with street parties, second-hand sales and activities for children. Take a look at the official website for all upcoming weekends and join in, because the city belongs to you! Here’s the list of all the upcoming street parties in Geneva: 10th-11th June: Sécheron; 17th-18th June: Pâquis; 26th-27th August: Vieusseux; 2nd-3rd September: Schtroumpfs; 9th-10th September: Jonction; 16th-17th September: Geisendorf; 7th-8th October: Eaux-Vives. 

«La ville est à vous», Geneva – Photo © S. Rubio, Ville de Genève

 

  • until 5th June 2017: Peppiland, an itenerant outdoor bouncy castle park will come to ‪‎Gland‬ from the 1st to Sunday 5th of June near Les Perrerets school complex. Entry is 10CHF per child for the day. Opening times will be 2pm until evening on Wednesdays and 11am until evenings on all other days.

Copyright © 2012-2015, Peppiland. Tous droits réservés

 

  • Tuesday 6th; 13th; 20th & 27th June 2017: Chinese Painting classes for adults at Life of Art in Geneva. The classes will run every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm until 3pm. Each class costs 65CHF per person – all materials aare supplied. To book your Chinese Painting Workshop, please email Life of Art at info@life-of-art.ch or call 022 525 5232.

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017: “UNE MUSIQUE ANGÉLIQUE”, part of the Mercredis Family at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva (Rue Charles-Galland 2). Children aged 6 to 10 accompanied by an adult are welcome every Wednesday at 3pm to discover all about the museum collections in a fun, interactive way. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking required.

© Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva

 

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017: Les mercredis à la Villa Freundler, free Wednesday activities for children at the Villa Freundler in Plainpalais (Place de Saint-François 4). Activities include games, creative workshops, sports and they will run from 1.30pm to 6pm. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking necessary, children must be accompanied by an adult/carer.

Image © Maison de Quartier de Plainpalais

 

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017: Jours d’ouverture aux familles at the Maison de la Créativité in Conches (7, chemin Calandrini). These family activities will take place in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 5pm (on Saturday 25th of February the centre will also be open in the morning from 9.30am until midday). Entry is 3 CHF per adult and per child aged 2+.

© 2015 Maison de la créativité, Conches (GE).

 

  • Wednesday 7th June 2017: “Les animaux amis des plantes” – Ateliers Verts du Jardin Botanique in Geneva for kids aged 6-9 (in French). What better place than Geneva’s beautiful botanical gardens to learn more about nature, micro-organisms and plants ? These fantastic workshops take place on Wednesday from 2pm to 4.30pm and cost 15CHF per child. Places must be booked in advance at 022 379 70 68. Click here to download the full programme.

Les ateliers verts © Ville de Genève

 

  • 7th-11th June 2017: Caribana Festival in Crans-sur-Nyon (Canton Vaud). This is one of Switzerland’s finest music festivals, boasting international stars such as Wyclef Jean, Alvaro Soler, Evanescence and Rag’n’Bone Man in this year’s edition alone. Check tickets availability online as they are selling out fast!

© 2017 Caribana

 

  • 7th-17th June 2017: Festival Tôt ou t’Arts Pays de Gex (France), a great festival for the whole family dedicated to street theatre. The programme is filled with many exciting performances: puppetry, balancing acts in 70s costumes, pyrotechnics, “fanfare recycl’art” and much more. Visit the official website for full details of all performances in Gex, Fort l’Ecluse, Peron, Divonnes-les-Bains, Versonnex and Ferney Voltaire.

© 2017 Festival Tôt ou t’Arts, Pays de Gex (France)

 

  • Thursday 8th June 2017: Le marché du jeudi soir in Carouge. This great weekly event will run until the 22nd of December 2017 on the Place du marché in Carouge. From 5pm until 9pm this bustling neighbourhood market will be accompanied by live music bands and gourmet tastings! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • Friday 9th June 2017: “C’EST L’ÉTÉ! – Visite à petits pas” free guided tours for children aged 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva starting at 10.30am. No previous booking required, FREE OF CHARGE.

© Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva

 

  • 9th-11th June 2017: Festival Mondial de la Terre in Montbenon, Lausanne. A festival committed to the preservation and celebration of our planet’s biodiversity. All the food available at the festival is from organic farms; all infrastructure is from renewable, recycled and FSC certified sources – and every effort is made to preserve water & energy. The festival is free of charge and offers some great activities for the whole family, from the animations enfants to yoga for children and the “Parents-bébés” area where local midwives will be on hand to provide advice and give practical demonstrations. Click here for full details on the day-to-day programme, which includes live concerts, screenings, as well as thai chi & meditation taster sessions.

© 2017 Festival de la Terre, Montbenon – Lausanne

 

  • Friday 9th; 16th; 23rd and 30th June 2017: Art Jamming, organized by Life of Art at La Fabrique bistrot in Geneva. But what is Art Jamming exactly? It’s a new way to get creative whilst socializing and making new friends! Art jamming is all about creating art in a fun environment, with great music to inspire you and drinks at hand. In a group of about 10 people, our in house artist/teacher will create a painting in front of you, guiding you step by step through the different stages and techniques so that you can follow at the same time on your own canvas. So even if you are a beginner you can still join in the fun. It’s a 2 hour workshop where all materials are supplied and you get to take home your canvas. Meet and greet at the Bistrot La Fabrique, just opposite the Life of Art studio, at 18:00. For more information and to reserve a place contact Lisa Anderson at Life of Art on +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Saturday 10th June 2017: Parent & child art workshop at Life of Art in Geneva. The workshop will run from 1pm until 3pm. Feel free to contact the school’s founder Lisa Anderson for more information and to reserve your place: tel. +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Saturday 10th June 2017: Atelier Pizza, from 10.45am to 11.30am at Signal de Bougy. For ages 5 to 12, let your little ones learn the ropes of authentic pizza making with a professional pizzaiolo, they will also be able to eat up their yummy creations once they’re cooked. The workshop costs 20CHF per child, places must be reserved at signal.bougy@gmvd.migros.ch or +41 58 568 31 50.

© Signal de Bougy

 

  • 10th-11th June 2017: Sécheron La ville est à vous returns for its 14th edition, kicking off in Philosophes with street parties, second-hand sales and activities for children. Take a look at the official website for all upcoming weekends and join in, because the city belongs to you! Here’s the list of all the upcoming street parties in Geneva: 17th-18th June: Pâquis; 26th-27th August: Vieusseux; 2nd-3rd September: Schtroumpfs; 9th-10th September: Jonction; 16th-17th September: Geisendorf; 7th-8th October: Eaux-Vives. 

«La ville est à vous», Geneva – Photo © S. Rubio, Ville de Genève

 

© 2017 Festival de marionnettes du Pays-de-Gex – Fort L’Ecluse

 

  • Sunday 11th June 2017: Brunch du Signal at the Parc Pré Vert Signal de Bougy (VD). Brunch open from 9.30am until 1pm in the main restaurant. Parc Pré Vert is a fab place for a family day-out, find out more about it in our previous post here! Prices for the family brunch are 35CHF per adult and 2CHF per year of age for children up to the age of 14. Call reservations on 058 568 31 50 or email info@signaldebougy.ch

© 2017 Signal De Bougy

 

  • Tuesday 13th; 20th & 27th June 2017: Chinese Painting classes for adults at Life of Art in Geneva. The classes will run every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm until 3pm. Each class costs 65CHF per person – all materials aare supplied. To book your Chinese Painting Workshop, please email Life of Art at info@life-of-art.ch or call 022 525 5232.

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Wednesday 14th June 2017: Jours d’ouverture aux familles at the Maison de la Créativité in Conches (7, chemin Calandrini). These family activities will take place in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 5pm (on Saturday 25th of February the centre will also be open in the morning from 9.30am until midday). Entry is 3 CHF per adult and per child aged 2+.

© 2015 Maison de la créativité, Conches (GE).

 

  • Wednesday 14th June 2017: Les mercredis à la Villa Freundler, free Wednesday activities for children at the Villa Freundler in Plainpalais (Place de Saint-François 4). Activities include games, creative workshops, sports and they will run from 1.30pm to 6pm. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking necessary, children must be accompanied by an adult/carer.

Image © Maison de Quartier de Plainpalais

 

  • 14th-27th June 2017: Play Me, I’m Yours a contemporary installation by British artist Luke Jerram will see 53 pianos placed on the streets of Geneva, Bellevue, Carouge, Chêne-Bougeries, Chêne-Bourg, Collonge-Bellerive, Cologny, Confignon, Divonne (France), Lancy, Le Grand-Saconnex, Meyrin, Nyon (VD), Onex, Perly-Certoux, Plan-les-Ouates, Pregny-Chambésy, Thônex, Vernier and Versoix. The pianos will be available for everyone to play and familiarize themselves with. What an amazing way to see our city with different eyes…and ears!

Play me, I’m yours Geneva – Photo © Sebastien Puiatti

 

  • Thursday 15th June 2017: Le marché du jeudi soir in Carouge. This great weekly event will run until the 22nd of December 2017 on the Place du marché in Carouge. From 5pm until 9pm this bustling neighbourhood market will be accompanied by live music bands and gourmet tastings! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • 15th-18th June 2017: Bol d’Or Mirabaud, Geneva’s famous yachting festival, which takes place in June every year since 1939 when 26 competitors took part in the first Bol d’Or, sailing 123 km from Geneva to Le Bouveret and back. Today, there are over 600 sailing boats taking part, attracting competitive crews from around the world. Visit the official website for full programme details, the race itself starts at 10am on Saturday 17th of June. A really amazing race to watch from the lake shore, the children will enjoy it too!

© 2017 Bol d’Or Mirabaud, Geneva

 

  • Friday 16th; 23rd and 30th June 2017: Art Jamming, organized by Life of Art at La Fabrique bistrot in Geneva. But what is Art Jamming exactly? It’s a new way to get creative whilst socializing and making new friends! Art jamming is all about creating art in a fun environment, with great music to inspire you and drinks at hand. In a group of about 10 people, our in house artist/teacher will create a painting in front of you, guiding you step by step through the different stages and techniques so that you can follow at the same time on your own canvas. So even if you are a beginner you can still join in the fun. It’s a 2 hour workshop where all materials are supplied and you get to take home your canvas. Meet and greet at the Bistrot La Fabrique, just opposite the Life of Art studio, at 18:00. For more information and to reserve a place contact Lisa Anderson at Life of Art on +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Saturday 17th June 2017: Fête d’Avant l’été at the Promenade St-Antoine in Geneva from 4pm to 8pm. A nice summer fest with circus shows and workshops, music and theatre. FREE ENTRY, the event will be cancelled in case of rain.

© 2017 MdQCC Fête d’Avant l’été

 

  • Saturday 17th of June 2017: Fête de la musique in Nyon (VD). Enjoy this fantastic line-up of free concerts, covering all music genres from jazz to traditional African music and punk. Click here to see the full programme.

© 2017 Fête de la musique, Nyon

 

  • 17th-18th June 2017: Diabolo Festival at the Esplanade and Théâtre de Beausobre in Morges (VD). A fantastic festival for kids aged 2 to 10 with songs, circus shows, introduction to astronomy sessions and much more. Click here for programme details and ticket prices. Free entry for children under the age of 2.

© 2017 Diabolo Festival, Morges

 

  • 17th-18th June 2017: Pâquis La ville est à vous returns for its 14th edition, kicking off in Philosophes with street parties, second-hand sales and activities for children. Take a look at the official website for all upcoming weekends and join in, because the city belongs to you! Here’s the list of all the upcoming street parties in Geneva: 26th-27th August: Vieusseux; 2nd-3rd September: Schtroumpfs; 9th-10th September: Jonction; 16th-17th September: Geisendorf; 7th-8th October: Eaux-Vives. 

«La ville est à vous», Geneva – Photo © S. Rubio, Ville de Genève

 

A stunning view of Nyon castle. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • until 18th June 2017: “Les portes de la fantaisie”, a great exhibition suitable for ages 4 to 11 at the Espace des Inventions in Lausanne (Vallée de la Jeunesse 1). The exhibition will introduce your little ones to the fascinating world of architecture.

© 2017 Espace des Inventions, Lausanne

 

  • Tuesday 20th & 27th June 2017: Chinese Painting classes for adults at Life of Art in Geneva. The classes will run every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm until 3pm. Each class costs 65CHF per person – all materials aare supplied. To book your Chinese Painting Workshop, please email Life of Art at info@life-of-art.ch or call 022 525 5232.

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Wednesday 21st June 2017: Les mercredis à la Villa Freundler, free Wednesday activities for children at the Villa Freundler in Plainpalais (Place de Saint-François 4). Activities include games, creative workshops, sports and they will run from 1.30pm to 6pm. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking necessary, children must be accompanied by an adult/carer.

Image © Maison de Quartier de Plainpalais

 

  • Wednesday 21st June 2017: “C’EST L’ÉTÉ! – Visite à petits pas” free guided tours for children aged 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva starting at 10.30am. No previous booking required, FREE OF CHARGE.

© Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva

 

  • Wednesday 21st June 2017: Jours d’ouverture aux familles at the Maison de la Créativité in Conches (7, chemin Calandrini). These family activities will take place in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 5pm (on Saturday 25th of February the centre will also be open in the morning from 9.30am until midday). Entry is 3 CHF per adult and per child aged 2+.

© 2015 Maison de la créativité, Conches (GE).

 

  • Thursday 22nd June 2017: Le marché du jeudi soir in Carouge. This great weekly event will run until the 22nd of December 2017 on the Place du marché in Carouge. From 5pm until 9pm this bustling neighbourhood market will be accompanied by live music bands and gourmet tastings! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • Friday 23rd June 2017: “C’EST L’ÉTÉ! – Visite à petits pas” free guided tours for children aged 3 to 5 accompanied by an adult at the Musée d’art et d’histoire in Geneva starting at 10.30am. No previous booking required, FREE OF CHARGE.

© Musées d’art et d’histoire, Geneva

 

  • Friday 23rd June 2017: Les 125 ans du Quotidien de La Côte at Signal de Bougy. A great party to celebrate the 125th anniversary of La Côte newspaper, from 3pm to 10pm there will be live concerts, including Sonia Grimm, basket, hockey and Capoeira tournaments as well as plenty of kids activities and fun games! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 Groupe ESH Médias

 

© 2017 Groupe ESH Médias

 

  • 23rd-25th June 2017: Fête de la musique in Geneva, a wonderful opportunity to enjoy free concerts in some of the city’s most beautiful spots. All musical genres will be represented, from classical to reggae, jazz and rock – there are so many events that we can’t possibly list them all here so visit the official website for full programme details. Children will also be catered to with a number of great workshops, concerts and shows devised just for them, here’s the link to the kids’ programme, don’t miss it!

© 2017 Fête de la musique, Geneva

 

  • Friday 23rd and 30th June 2017: Art Jamming, organized by Life of Art at La Fabrique bistrot in Geneva. But what is Art Jamming exactly? It’s a new way to get creative whilst socializing and making new friends! Art jamming is all about creating art in a fun environment, with great music to inspire you and drinks at hand. In a group of about 10 people, our in house artist/teacher will create a painting in front of you, guiding you step by step through the different stages and techniques so that you can follow at the same time on your own canvas. So even if you are a beginner you can still join in the fun. It’s a 2 hour workshop where all materials are supplied and you get to take home your canvas. Meet and greet at the Bistrot La Fabrique, just opposite the Life of Art studio, at 18:00. For more information and to reserve a place contact Lisa Anderson at Life of Art on +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Saturday 24th June 2017: Jours d’ouverture aux familles at the Maison de la Créativité in Conches (7, chemin Calandrini). These family activities will take place in the morning from 9.30am until midday and in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 5pm. Entry is 3CHF per adult and per child aged 2+.

© 2015 Maison de la créativité, Conches (GE).

 

  • Saturday 24th June 2017: Parent & child art workshop at Life of Art in Geneva. The workshop will run from 1pm until 3pm. Feel free to contact the school’s founder Lisa Anderson for more information and to reserve your place: tel. +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • 24th-25th June 2017: Fête de la Montagne at various locations across France. A great festival for mountain lovers offering over 200 events, such as walks, live music, foodie gatherings and much more! Click here to search for the event closest to you.

© 2017 Fête de la Montagne

 

A stunning view of Nyon castle. Photo © genevafamilydiaries.net

 

  • Tuesday 27th June 2017: Chinese Painting classes for adults at Life of Art in Geneva. The classes will run every Tuesday afternoon from 1pm until 3pm. Each class costs 65CHF per person – all materials aare supplied. To book your Chinese Painting Workshop, please email Life of Art at info@life-of-art.ch or call 022 525 5232.

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

  • Wednesday 28th June 2017: Jours d’ouverture aux familles at the Maison de la Créativité in Conches (7, chemin Calandrini). These family activities will take place in the afternoon from 2.30pm to 5pm (on Saturday 25th of February the centre will also be open in the morning from 9.30am until midday). Entry is 3 CHF per adult and per child aged 2+.

© 2015 Maison de la créativité, Conches (GE).

 

  • Wednesday 28th June 2017: Les mercredis à la Villa Freundler, free Wednesday activities for children at the Villa Freundler in Plainpalais (Place de Saint-François 4). Activities include games, creative workshops, sports and they will run from 1.30pm to 6pm. FREE ENTRY, no advance booking necessary, children must be accompanied by an adult/carer.

Image © Maison de Quartier de Plainpalais

 

  • Thursday 29th June 2017: Le marché du jeudi soir in Carouge. This great weekly event will run until the 22nd of December 2017 on the Place du marché in Carouge. From 5pm until 9pm this bustling neighbourhood market will be accompanied by live music bands and gourmet tastings! FREE ENTRY.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • Friday 30th June 2017: Art Jamming, organized by Life of Art at La Fabrique bistrot in Geneva. But what is Art Jamming exactly? It’s a new way to get creative whilst socializing and making new friends! Art jamming is all about creating art in a fun environment, with great music to inspire you and drinks at hand. In a group of about 10 people, our in house artist/teacher will create a painting in front of you, guiding you step by step through the different stages and techniques so that you can follow at the same time on your own canvas. So even if you are a beginner you can still join in the fun. It’s a 2 hour workshop where all materials are supplied and you get to take home your canvas. Meet and greet at the Bistrot La Fabrique, just opposite the Life of Art studio, at 18:00. For more information and to reserve a place contact Lisa Anderson at Life of Art on +41 22 525 5232 or by email at info@life-of-art.ch

Photo © 2016 Life of Art, Geneva

 

ONGOING:

  • Just a quick reminder about the iconic Carrousel des fables at the Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques in Geneva: it’s a great activity for the little ones on a sunny day, to be coupled with a visit to the free mini zoo and the park’s playground! And when the little munchkins get a bit peckish, you can grab something delicious at Le Pyramus restaurant, located right next to the playground.

© 2017 Conservatoire et Jardin botaniques

 

  • until 15th July 2017: “T’es sûr-e ?”, a fantastic new exhibition suitable from age 7 at the Espace des Inventions in Lausanne (Vallée de la Jeunesse 1). The exhibition will teach and amuse your little ones with fun science experiments. Alongside the exhibition there will also be a series of fun workshops for ages 7 to 12 called “Le Club des petits inventeurs”, from 2pm to 5pm on selected days. Click here to download the list of activities.

© 2017 Espace des Inventions. Tous droits réservés.

 

  • until 20th August 2017: Ma vie de Courgette L’Expo at the Musée de Carouge (Place de Sardaigne 2). If you have seen this exceptional movie you will want to know more about how it was made and this exhibition is all about that: discover how Céline Sciamma and Claude Barras went about making what is probably the best movie of 2016! Kids will love to watch how the stop-motion animation and the puppets were made, so don’t miss it. Open Tuesday to Sunday from 2pm until 6pm.

© 2017 – Ville de Carouge

 

  • until 17th of September 2017: Audrey Hepburn & Hubert de Givenchy: Une élégante amitié. A unique exhibition of Hubert de Givenchy original sketches for some of Aufrey Hepburn’s most beautiful and memorable dresses, including her LBD from Breakfast at Tiffany’s and her mini skirt, 60s pink wedding dress! The exhibition is shown across 3 venues in the pretty lakeside town of Morges: the Fondation Bolle, the Musée Alexis-Forel and the Château de Morges. The entry ticket to all 3 exhibitions is 18CHF per person, opening times are Tuesday to Sunday, from 10am to 5pm.

Courtesy of Fondation Bolle

 

Courtesy of Fondation Bolle

 

  • until end of September 2017: the Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers in Gex (France) re-opens this Saturday from 9am to midday and then from 2pm to 6pm in the afternoon. The museum is open every Saturday from 9am to 12pm and from 2pm to 6pm until the 26th of September, as well as every Wednesday and Sunday in July and August from 2pm to 6pm. Entry tickets are 5 € for adults and 3 € for kids. Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers – 380 avenue des Alpes – 01170 Gex – FRANCE (Tel : 04 50 20 86 97).

© 2015 Musée Départemental des Sapeurs-Pompiers, GEX

 

  • The permanent exhibition “Noblesse Oblige” at Prangins Castle is a great day-out for the whole family, take a step back in time with your children to see how a noble Swiss family lived in the 18th century! Find out more about this fantastic family exhibition in our previous post.

“En visite chez le Baron” © Château de Prangins

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2 Responses to “What’s On in June 2017”

  1. Daniel Anner says:

    Please note that the international Geneva Yoga Festival 2017 will take place from Sept 8 – 10 at Geneva. Thanks for spreading the word!

  2. Daniel Anner says:

    Geneva Yoga Festival 2017 is upcoming

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