TOP 5 THINGS TO DO
Need some inspiration for things to do in Geneva this coming week? We share our top 5 suggestions. Enjoy!
GENEVA STREET FOOD FESTIVAL
The last Street Food Festival in Geneva takes place this coming weekend in the Old Town. A great opportunity to find your favourite food trucks or try out something new.
Click here for our review of the festival back in June.
WHERE: Place Promenade de Saint-Antoine in Geneva’s Old Town.
WHEN: Friday 15th September 2017 from 5pm-midnight, Saturday 16th September from 11am-midnight and Sunday 17th September from 11am-9pm.
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CAROUGE CERAMICS FESTIVAL
A true ceramics festival, the 15th ‘Parcours Céramic Carougeois’ runs from Saturday 16th to Sunday 24th September 2017.
Experienced as well as amateur ceramists show their recent work and share their techniques with you. With 44 artists from 12 different countries, exhibiting in 22 different locations in and around Carouge, there’s a lot to see and do.
Of special interest will be Hannah Tounsend, a British ceramist from Chichester, who will demonstrate the techniques she uses in her work on Sunday 17th September 2017 at the Foundation Bruckner.
In conjunction with the Festival, Carouge organises a themed Bi-annual International Ceramics Competition, This year’s theme is “Miroir Céramique” (Ceramic Mirror) and it’s left to the imagination of the entrant to interpret that in their own way. A prize of CHF10,000 is offered to the winner and a selection of the best works are displayed at the Museum of Carouge. Free guided tours are available on Tuesday 19th September 2017, Thursday 19th October 2017 and Thursday 16th November 2017.
Click here for programme information.
Click here for a map of the event.
JARDIN D’IRIS (THE IRIS GARDEN)
Enjoy a taste of an Indian Summer at the Jardin d’Iris for the final two weekends of the season. Enjoy a walk through the themed gardens, admiring some impressive sculptures including a favourite of ours ‘Le Big Bang’ by Etienne Krähenbühl – a gigantic sculptural wind chime which is demonstrated by its creator at 2.30pm every day.
As well as autumnal flowering irises, for which the garden is well known for, other seasonal flowers (roses, nepeta, grasses, cosmos, lilacs, anemones, asters, fuchsias, rudbeckias, hostas, lavatera, perovskia, honeysuckle and clematis will be on display – in all their autumnal glory.
WHERE: Les Jardins du Château de Vullierens, CH-1115 Vullierens.
WHEN: Saturday 16th to Monday 18th September 2017 and Friday 22nd to Sunday 24th September from 10am to 4pm.
COST: CHF10 per person, children 12-16 CHF5, under 11s FREE.
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FÊTE DES VENDANGES (HARVEST FESTIVAL) – RUSSIN
The Domaine de Russin in Geneva – is hosting a harvest festival celebrating 135 wines that come from 35 different grape varieties. There will be music, food, a local produce market, children’s activities and of course lots of wine tasting throughout the weekend.
Although we’ve never been Russin, it is definitely on our to do list.
For more info click here.
CINE 17 – MOTHER!
The weather isn’t looking great for the weekend – so why not take in MOTHER! – the latest offering from filmmaker Darren Aronofsky (Black Swan, Requiem for a Dream) billed to be one of the most controversial and even hated movies of the year!
A couple’s relationship is tested when uninvited guests arrive at their home, disrupting their tranquil existence. The film stars Jennifer Lawrence, Javier Bardem, Ed Harris and Michelle Pfeiffer in a psychological thriller about love, devotion and sacrifice. Be prepared to be shocked.
We’ll reserve judgement until we’ve seen it – let us know what you think!
All movies at Ciné 17 are in the original version with subtitles in French and German. Find out why we love going to Ciné 17 in our cinema guide (click here) and no, it’s not only the prosecco ; )
Also showing at The Arena Cinema in La Praille and Pathé Cinemas.