Blickfang Zurich 2012 – 23rd, 24th and 25th November

Blickfang Zurich 2012

Something to put in your diary! Blickfang is the International design exhibition for fashion, interiors and jewellery and the good news is that it is coming to the Kongresshaus in Zurich on the 23rd – 25th November.  If you have never visited it before, then now is your opportunity! There is plenty of innovation, inspiration and plenty of things to look at and buy.  There is even day care provided for children from 12 noon and 6pm – so the kids can come too!

Entrance Fees:

Day ticket             CHF 23.–

Students with ID   CHF 17.–

Opening Hours:

FR I 23. November 12.00 till 10pm
SA I 24. November 11.00 till 9pm
SO I 25. November 11.00 bis 7pm

Blickgang is all about trends and inspiration – an interaction between Art, Fashion and Music. Instead of a traditional fashion show, Blickfang is organising the “ABSOLUT Blickfang Fashion Performance” with Yannick Aellen staging the latest fashion looks on the catwalk three times a day as follows:

FR I 3 I 6 I 8.30pm

SA I 2 I 5 I 8pm

SO I 1 I 3 I 5pm

For more information click here

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A little Sunday Afternoon Art – More views of the Art International Festival

It’s snowy out there so if you don’t fancy going out why not curl up with a hot cup of tea and take a look at some art? Here are a few more photos of the modern art from the Art International Festival at Kongresshaus, the other week, featuring work by Elena Bardina, Sylvia Renggli, Joachim Oettli, Rolf Braem and many more artists.

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Free tickets to the Art International Festival up for grabs

Fancy going along to the Art International Festival at the Kongresshaus starting this Friday, Saturday or Sunday? We have 7 sets of tickets (each tickets admits 2 people) up for grabs.

Simply email newinzurich@gmail.com with your mobile number and we will draw the tickets on Thursday morning then SMS you for your postal address so we can send them to the lucky winners by Thursday lunchtime in time for the exhibition on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. 

For more information on this exciting art exhibition please click here.

Photos: courtesy of Art International

In and around Zurich this Weekend….

Here’s a quick round up of things on in and around Zurich this weekend:

On Sunday 7th there is the Alpabfahrt in Elm at 2.30pm.  For more information click here.

Circus Monti is on until Sunday 7th October with trapeze artists, clowns and acrobats from all over the world. The circus takes place in a big top located at Kasernenareal in Zurich and for more information and to book tickets click here.

The Gourmesse.ch – fine food and wine from all over Switzerland in Zurich is on at the Kongresshaus todayfrom 11am to 9pm and on Sunday 7th and Monday 8th from 11am – 8pm.  As well as food, wine and champagne tastings, there are also show kitchens with top chefs demonstrating their skills and there are restaurants there too.

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.

Or why not visit the Museum of Rietberg and see the exhibition of Women in Japanese Woodblock prints which runs till 14th October?

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

Gourmesse.ch – fine food and wine from all over Switzerland in Zurich 5th – 8th October

Do you like fine food and wine? Enjoy cooking? Fancy tasting some delicious gourmet food and drink from Switzerland and beyond? If so, make your way over to the Fine Foood Fair Gourmesse.ch which will be held this Friday 5th October until Monday 8th October at the Kongresshaus near Burkliplatz in Zurich. With over 150 exhibitors the 18th Gourmesse.ch exhibition is bound to offer something for everyone.

As well as fine foods and delicacies such as cheeses, coffee, bread, chocolate and meats from all over the country, and from Italy and Sicily too, there will be show kitchens featuring chefs such as Michelin starred chef Antonio Alampi and his team, Tobias Funke and Mauro Gianinazzi from Funkes Obstgarten and Pacal Haag and Tobias Hosli from Restaurant Hiltl to name just a  few. There will be opportunities for tastings, master classes and seminars on all things “foodie”.  There will also be great selections of wines, beers and champagne to tempt your palate.

And why not bring your children along? Children under 12 are free and there are complimentary childcare facilities for them where they will be entertained with food themed projects of their own. There are also reduced entry prices for 13-16 year olds and as well as for pensioners.

Opening Times:

Friday 5th from 12 noon – 10pm                                                                                    Saturday 6th from 11am – 9pm                                                                                    Sunday 7th and Monday 8th from 11am – 8pm

Entry: CHF 20  (Students and Pensioners and children aged 13-16 pay CHF 10 )   Children up to 12 free of charge.

Location: Kongresshaus Zürich
 044 206 36 36, www.kongresshaus.ch                             For more information on what’s on offer (in German) please click here.

Photos: Gourmesse.ch