Eddie Izzard comes to Zurich – Saturday 27th April

For those of you who like to forward plan, a quick reminder that if you haven’t got tickets for Eddie Izzard’s performance in Zurich on Saturday 27th April yet – there are still some available via : ticketcorner!

Edie Izzard in Zurich















Eddie will be entertaining in Zurich on 27th April as part of the Swiss leg of his “Force Majeure” tour, following a 2 night stint in Geneva.

Fashion in Zurich – Mode Suisse 2012 & Mercedes Benz Fashion Days

In the next couple of weeks or so there are two fashion events taking place in Zurich. The first, Mode Suisse is on this Friday, October 19th and the second, Mercedes Benz Fashion Days (formerly Charles Vogele) takes place over four days on the 7th, 8th, 9th and 10th November.Mode Suisse is known for show casing and selling selected Swiss fashion – young and established – in a smart, simple yet elegant way. The event is aimed at professionals in the fashion industry but also to everyone who simply loves fashion.

Mode Suisse takes place twice a year (Spring & Autumn) in both Geneva and Zurich. After the event in Geneva last week, Mode Suisse will be in Zurich on 19th October at the Kunsthaus Zurich Auditorium and Villa Tobler.  From 3pm – 11.30 on Friday it will be open to the public. For more information and to see the list of designers please click here.

Mercedes Benz Fashion Days Zurich is where national and international designers such as Roberto Cavalli, Julien Macdonald, Missoni, Alexander Wang and many more show their collections and it takes place from 7th – 10th November at Schiffbau in Zurich.

On Wednesday 7th November there is the opening night, “An Homage to Design and Desire” featuring desgigners including MSGM di Massimo Giorgetti, Marco de Vincenzo, Mila Schon, Angela Bratos and music by Pegasus. The Thursday show “An Homage to Youth” features the 9th Anabelle Award with runways shows from Claudia Zuber, Laend Phuengit, van Berry, Barbara Bui.  Friday 9th November focuses on Swiss Designers “An Homage to Diversity” with KAZU, Portenier Roth, Marc Stone, LBD white and Javier Reyes. The closing night, 10th November, “An Homage to Glamour and Nightlife” features Dawid Tomaszweski, Arzu Kaprol, DIMITRI, Charlotte Ronson and music by Kyla La Grange. For more information and to buy tickets (available from 10am Monday 22nd October) click here.

Photos: © Mode Suisse and © Mercedes Benz

What’s On this Weekend in Zurich – 13th and 14th October

There’s plenty on this weekend in and around Zurich. If you’re an art afficianado or perhaps you are even thinking of starting your own collection, the Art International Festival at Kongresshaus, near Burkliplatz is on this weekend and is open from 11am – 8pm both Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th. Amongst many of the artists showing is Elena Bardina, see photo below.

If you favour going just outside Zurich why not visit the Jucker Pumpkin Farm in Seegraben to admire their amazing “Olympic Display” and giant pumpkins. Earlier this week in the Swiss Pumpkin Championship competition (see photos) Beni Meier’s gigantic pumpkin set a new European record weighing 768.5 kg on the scales! This pumpkin is competing in the European Championships on Sunday, October 14 in Ludwigsburg in Germany, but the other giant pumpkins will still be on display until 4th November. The Juckerfarm is open both Saturday and Sunday and you can even try out some of the seasonal pumpkin delicacies. Their pumpkin soup is delicious!

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The Zurich Bierfest is on at Zurich Hauptbahnof until Saturday 13th October with plenty of beer a fun atmosphere.  It’s advisable to make reservations if you can but there are sometimes seats availble if you’re passing by.  For more information and to make a booking click here. Zurich Oktoberfest at Bauschaenzli began yesterday and promises to be one big party. Tickets went on sale for this event back in May and sold out weeks ago but if you’re prepared to queue there is seating reserved for passers by, so that you too can experience this unique event. For more information click here.

Then a little further afield there is the Olma Agricultural Show in St Gallen which continues until the 21st October and in Geneva the Expat-Expo takes place on Sunday 14th.

And looking ahead  a couple of weeks, on Saturday 3rd November there is The Long Night of the Hotel Bars from 9pm – 3am. Get transported from one hotel bar to another around Zurich and listen to different live music and sample different atmospheres in each location. Hotels participating include the Hotel Storchen, The Claridge Hotel, the Renaissance and the Hotel Ascot.  A fun evening!

Pumpkin photos courtesy of Juckerfarmart.ch

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.