Shadowland On in Basel till Sunday 2nd September

If you’re interested in seeing the amazing dance troupe Shadowland whilst before they finish their run in Basel – they are still on till Sunday 2nd September and there are still some tickets available.  For more information click here. If you haven’t seen them before click here to see a preview.

Room to Read Charity Breakfast September 6th

John J. Wood, the founder of Room to Read is coming to Zurich.  Room to Read believes World Change starts with Educated Children® and it seeks to transform the lives of millions of children in developing countries by focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.  John will be speaking at the SAMBAplus Leadership Breakfast at the Savoy Baur en Ville in Zurich on September 6.  The breakfast is from 7:30-9:00am and at the moment there are still places available. Please register here if you are interested in attending and supporting this worthy cause. In fact, you may be very interested to know that one of our Guest Bloggers, Rachel Dale will be running the Jungfrau marathon next Saturday 8th September to raise money to support it.

Sun, Rain, Riotous Barrock and The Clock at the Kunsthaus

It was only a week or so ago that the Swiss newspapers were proclaiming that the country was experiencing  the hottest temperatures recorded since the heatwave of 2003.  In fact the temperature of 39.6 degrees was recorded at Sitten – not quite breaking the record of 41.5 degrees (Switzerland’s hottest recorded temperature ever) which occurred in Graubuenden on August 11th 2003 – but hot nonetheless!

Well, what a difference a week or so makes!  There is plenty on this weekend but the rain is forecast to continue for a few days – so if you fancy escaping it for a while there are a couple of exhibitions you might want to catch before they end soon.

The Kunsthaus’s “Riotous Baraock – from Catelan to Zurbaran” exhibition closes this Sunday 2nd Septmber, and their exhibition of “Christian Marclay’s first and only showing in Switzerland of  “The Clock”, a 24 hour video work made up of thousands of clips from thousands of films, all featuring  time and clocks, has been extended till 9th September. The film can be viewed for the normal price of admission during general opening hoursIt will also be shown straight through from 10 a.m. today,  Friday 31 August to 6 p.m. on Saturday 1 September. The gallery will remain open overnight while the other parts of the collection are closed. Re-entry on the same day is permitted. Whilst you’re at the Kunsthaus you can also catch Rosa Barba’s “Time as a Perspective” exhibition which also closes on 9th September.

Photos courtesy of the Kunsthaus.

Expat Career Fair in Lausanne 11th September

On September 11th from 10.00 am – 3.00 pm : International Career Fair in Lausanne Internationally talented people seeking employment and / or career development  Free entrance for visitors

Compulsory registration here International Link, created by the CVCI and the DEV, is a non-profit organization that seeks to facilitate the integration of foreign businesses and expats into the local environment.

The International Career Fair aims to allow highly qualified local and international professionals  to meet employers and learn more about the job market. This fair also aims to inform the international community about career development and transition. Schools and Universities will also provide visitors a wide range of information regarding their program.

For further information click here.

  • Job seekers: Are you English-speaking, highly-qualified and looking for exciting new opportunities?
  • Employers: Would you like to attract and retain the best talent?
  • Schools: Do you want to build avareness about your program and inform about career openings? For more information click here.

Viadukt Event Friday 7th September Food, Music, Entertainment and more

If you haven’t yet visited the Viadukt in Kreis 5 in West Zurich, then Friday 7th September would be a great time to go!  They are having a special day and night of events and entertainment when they will stay open late till 2am. 64 shops, restaurants, and bars will be opening their doors on the day. There will be amazing food from all the delicatessens – local and international culinary delights for gourmets and gourmands of all ages. From sushi to Swiss specialties like bratwurst and raclette, to a Fontaine d’Absinthe – there will be lots of variety!  There will be music from the Flying Carrots, Ben Johnson and Ruedi Burkhardt and more, a photo exhibition, book reading, dancing under the stars in the form of tango taster sessions, a big fashion workshop and plenty to keep you busy. All shops will stay open till 11pm but the entertainment will carry on till 2am! Entrance free! For more information and a programme of events (in German) click here:

Photo courtesy of Viadukt

Last Minute Sports Discounts

Time Out Sports shop in Uster, near Zurich is running some great discounts on sports gear until 1st September for its “Club Weeks” promotion.
– 30% off boots and balls for tennis, soccer, handball, volleyball or land hockey
– 20% off the rest of the entire range (except for net items and service costs)
and what’s more, you can choose to support a local sports club will that will also benefit from you purchase if you want to! Please note payment must be cash or debit card and you just need to fill in a “club weeks” form in the shop. Hurry, as the offer ends 1st September
Sport Shop Time Out Uster AGPfäffikerstrasse 30, Uster

Food Festival with food from 28 Countries in Opfikon September 1st

Yet another event for this coming weekend – the Food Festival on Saturday 1st September in Opfikon, near Glattbrugg and Wallisellen .  Featuring delicacies from 28 counties this looks to be a real culinary fest! For more information click here. Takes place in Portikon-Gebäude an der Thurgauerstrasse 130 in Opfikon. En guete!

100 Years of Forchbahn Celebrations 1st & 2nd Sept – Aunty Frieda, “pig racing” and more!

The Forchbahn, the S18 service from Stadelhofen to Esslingen is celebrating 100 years of service and there will be celebrations at Esslingen station this Saturday, 1 September followed by light refreshments. All railway enthusiasts are welcome! There will be a procession of various railway wagons in unusual combinations along the route from Forch to Esslingen – so if you’re a railway fan do visit Esslingen station to check out it all out.
The journey from Stadelhofen to Esslingen originally took 67 minutes when the service came into operation in 1912 but these days it takes just around 36 minutes. The Forchbahn trains are also affectionately referred to as “Tante Frieda” – Aunty Frieda!
On  Sunday 2nd September there will be a “Fest” at  Forch station incorporating a small market, musical entertainment, local foods and drinks, and a wide range of activities for all the family, including “pig racing” – yes, really! There will be free rides on Sunday too! For full details of Sunday’s programme (in German) click here. For details about the Forchbahn and it’s jubilee year click here.
Photos courtesy of the

Budding Footballers Looking for After School courses?

Intersoccer “After School Courses” are now available to book online with a 10% discount if you book before Friday the 31st of August by 18h00. After School Courses:

• Mondays at Langnau from 16.00 -17.00, ages 5-8

• Tuesdays Sportzentrum Spode / Wallisellen from 15.35- 16.45, ages 4-8

• Thursdays at FC Seefeld from 16.10-17.10, ages 4-7

• Fridays at FC Seefeld from 16.10-17.10, ages 8-12

Mini Soccer: New Courses in Seefeld & Langnau!

Lots more and FREE trials for girls and boys too even if you are late joining the course.TOT Soccer for 2-3 yrs coming soon! For information on these and lots more:  Photo: copyright Intersoccer

Expat Expo Zurich

This year’s Zurich Expat Expo takes place next Sunday 2nd September from 11am to 5pm at the Kongresshaus in Zurich near Burkliplatz.  Expat services from all over Switzerland are on offer.  If you can’t make this Sunday, the next Expat Expo takes place in Berne on 23rd September, followed by another in Geneva on 14th October and then another in Lucerne on the 11th November.  Entrance free. We will update you on further Expat Expos for 2013 closer to the time.