Tickets now on sale for Zurich Comedy Club’s “Season’s Greetings” by Alan Ayckbourn

Ok, it’s a little early to be thinking of Christmas, but this theatre production by the Zurich Comedy Club looks like one not to be missed! It will be performed in Zurich’s “Theater im Seefeld”, Seefeldstrasse 91, 8008 Zurich on Weds November 7th, Thurs 8th, Fri 9th and Tues 13th, Weds 14th, Thurs 15th and Friday 16th at 19.30 as well as on Saturdays November 10th and 17th at 17.00 – and tickets are now available for purchase!

To set the scene: It is Christmas and Belinda and Neville are celebrating with relatives and friends. The family includes Neville’s alcoholic sister, Phyllis, and her husband Bernard, an incompetent doctor whose annual puppet shows are disastrous and boring to young and old alike. Add Neville’s friend Eddie and his pregnant wife, Pattie, Uncle Harvey, a slightly senile retired security guard and TV addict, Rachel, Belinda’s unmarried and emotionally unstable sister, and finally Clive, a writer in an unsuccessful relationship with Rachel. Forced together over 3 days at Christmas, the chaotic atmosphere becomes explosive… For more information and to buy tickets please click here.

 

Apparently, after watching this YOUR Christmas will seem quite normal!  Enjoy!

Photos: Zurich Comedy Club

British art at the Kunsthalle & Zurich Art at Helmhaus

With the International Art Festival starting in Zurich next Friday and the art theme in mind, you might be interested to know that British artist Helen Marten has an exhibition at the Kunshthalle Zurich entitled “Almost the Exact Shape of Florida” which runs until the 4th November. Marten has created a group of works interweaving diverse forms of media – from sculptures to wall pieces and floor works – all in a comprehensive exhibition. Marten pokes fun at the idea of ownership and dishonesty in materials, the relationship of object to artefact and of package to product.

OPENING HOURS:
TUE/WE/FRI 12–6 PM, THUR 12–8 PM, SAT/SUN 11 AM–5 PM, MO CLOSED Further information and images available on request by telephone 0041 44 272 15 15 or e-mail presse@kunsthallezurich.chAnd at the Helmhaus exhibition in Zurich entitled X-Malerei there are 150 works encompassing various aspects of Zurich painting. Some pieces are old, some new, some familiar and others forgotten. The X in the title represents the power of seeing things from different perspectives. The exhibition features the work of the following artists:

Tina Braegger, Florian Bühler, Prafull Davé, El Frauenfelder, Clare Goodwin, Bettina Graf, Dieter Hall, Christoph Hänsli, Valentin Hauri, Jahanguir, Vera Ida Müller, Ann Nelson, Giampaolo Russo. For more information (in German) click here. Helmhaus is situated at Limmatquai 31, 8001 Zurich and the exhibition is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10am – 6pm and on Thursday from 10am till 8pm. Closed on Mondays. Entrance free.

 

14th International Art Festival in Zurich 12th – 14th October

If you love art, photography, graphic design, sculpture and more this is the event for you! Starting on the 12th October you have the chance to visit the International Art Festival which is taking place at the Kongresshaus in Zurich.

This annual Art Show creates an amazing exhibition space and becomes an interactive venue for artists, gallery owners, collectors and all those interested in art. There is a huge variety of art on display including a vast array of modern and contemporary art  –  something for every taste. If you live in Zurich or are just passing through do take the opportunity to visit!

The opening hours are as follows:

  • Friday 12 October: 11:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.
  • Saturday 13 October: 11:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.
  • Sunday 14 October: 11:00 a.m. – 20:00 p.m.
  • Vernissage/Opening: Thursday 11 October, 18:00 p.m. – 22:00 p.m.

Entrance prices

  • Day ticket: CHF 16.00
  • Day ticket reduced: CHF 10.00 (pupils, students, pensioners)
  • Wheelchair user: CHF 10.00 / 1 escort person: CHF 10.00
  • Season ticket CHF 55.00 / reduced: CHF 35.00
  • Vernissage: CHF 25.00 (no reduction)
  • Children up to 16: free
  • Photos: Art International

What a Weekend in Zurich!

So much to do in and around Zurich this weekend!

Here is a quick round up of things going on this Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd September:

There is of course the Zurich Film Festival

Then there is the Opera House Open Day

The Freestyle.ch event at Landiwiese  – watch this video from last year to get a feel!

The Zuspa Shopping Fair in Oerlikon

The Procession of Cows down the mountain a little further afield in Flums

You can also get involved in Zurich Multi Mobile and even hire a video bike helmet and

make your own movie.

On Sunday there is the Slow Up from Meilen to Rapperswil and on to Schmerikon and if you cycle both directions you will have covered 56 km!

If the weather is off putting there is also the Local International Party at Holmes Place Jelmoli from 2pm – midnight. CHF 20 entry which includes 2 drinks and canapés .

Lots to do and let’s hope you can fit at least some of it  in. Certainly not a weekend to get bored!

Video: Youtube: fafagfreestyle

Photo: Freestyle.ch

It’s Zurich Film Festival Week – so why not make your own movie from a bike?

It’s Zurich Film Festival week (see post below for more info) so if you’re not watching one of the big screens why not shoot your own movie and perhaps even win a prize?
Photo of Velo Streifen - Go Pro campaign with Zuri rollt
Until 22nd September you can take your Ausweis along as a deposit to the «Zürich rollt» station at Pestalozziwiese and borrow a bike and helmet camera for 30mins to make your own movie of Zurich. By the evening you will be able to watch your own video of the city on Facebook. There will be a competition on Facebook and who knows if yours is voted best film you will be the competition winner!  Good luck!

8th Zurich Film Festival 20th – 30th September 2012

The 8th annual Zurich Film Festival is almost upon us! Starting on the 20th September until 30th September the festival is a great chance to see premieres, films you’ve been eagerly anticipating and lots of extra insights from the global film industry.The website is available here in English and one of our recommendations is the ZFF card which for a one-off payment of  CHF 29 allows you to see any regular film screening for a maximum price of CHF 14 per film. Holders of a kinokarte.ch, ArenaCard or the “Filmpodium’s GA or Half Card” can buy the ZFF card for CHF 24. There is also a special “Competitions Card” costing CHF 120 which allows you to see 10 of the films in the 4 competitions categories for free.

Click here to see the full programme of films on offer. Tickets can already be purchased online from either

  • www.zff.com (browse through the programme and click on ticket-links)
  • www.starticket.ch
  • or from any Starticket point of sale or from the Ticket Booth at Paradeplatz
  • From 17th September you can additionally purchase tickets from:
  • Ticket Booth at Sihl City (11.00 – beginning of last screening)
  • And from 20th September you can purchase from:
  • Festival Centre Sechseläutenplatz (11.00 – 21.30)
  • Ticket and Info tent next to Café / Bar Odeon
  • Arthouse Le Paris (13.00 – beginning of last screening)
  • Cinema Corso  (12.00 – beginning of the last screening)

Photos courtesy of ZFF.com

Sunset over the Greifensee

It was only a couple of weeks ago when Zurich was luxuriating in temperatures in the mid 30s and above.  It has gone very Autumnal since then but here’s a reminder of those sunny day with a photo of sunset over the Greifensee from a couple of weeks ago.

It’s forecast to be sunny on Friday – let’s hope so!

Have you met Vanessa?

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Vanessa is one of the sculptures making up part of the “Art and the City” exhibition in Zurich www.artandthecity.ch/which runs till 23rd September. The conceptual artist Alex Hanimann from St. Gallen provides one of the most eye-catching works of the exhibition with this monumental sculpture made of chrome steel. Vanessa was originally intended for the inner courtyard of a high school in Heerbrugg, but since the building has not yet been completed, the sculpture is temporarily located at the Steinfelsplatz.