WIN FESTIVAL PASSES FOR 4 DIFFERENT ANTIGEL EVENTS!
(See COMPETITION info at end of our article)
WHAT IS ANTIGEL?
The annual Antigel Festival – in its 8th year in Geneva – offers an interesting blend of music, sport, dance, culture, clubbing and creation for all ages.
THE ANTIGEL MISSION?
Their mission is to innovate and push boundaries and to get people who live in Geneva out of their state of hibernation and comfort zone during mid-winter to witness the exciting evolution of the canton.
HOW LONG DOES THE ANTIGEL FESTIVAL LAST?
24 days, 100s of performances in 23 communities of Geneva.
WHEN IS ANTIGEL?
26th January till 17th February 2018.
WHO IS THE FESTIVAL AIMED AT?
Some of the performances are aimed at 25-45 year olds, but there is something for all ages. We’ll let you decide which ones are for which age group! 😉
OUR GUIDE OF TOP THINGS TO SEE AT ANTIGEL 2018
ANTIGEL RUN AND NIGHT RUN
The Antigel runs take place on the 20th January 2018 – places are still available.
The run (10K) starts and finishes from the Parc la Grange in Eaux-Vives and is open to all. Even more fun is the Night Run (5K) – Get out your headlamps, torches, fairy lights, glitter and fireflies and light up the sky!
Online registration is now closed, but you can register on the day (subject to availability with a CHF5 surcharge (free for kids).
A SATURDAY IN THE COUNTRYSIDE PLUS AN ORIENTAL MEAL
A friendly and welcoming meal, where the word “sharing” takes its full meaning. The asylum seekers from the shelter in Presinge prepare a savoury Eritrean breakfast. A day to tell and hear stories, smile and laugh, and a simple opportunity to spend a delicious moment. And who said it was only about the food? The countryside around the village of Presinge is begging to be explored and this is a great opportunity to take a walk there. Chatting, walking, all this to the rhythm of performances and live music with, among others, master Paul Grant and his fantastic Sitar. Stop at Carrat farm in La Louvière, before going to the shelter for a snack that ends this shared moment of warmth.
Don’t miss this blending between the choreographer’s (Van Acker) intimate solo and the photographer’s (Lutz) politically aware and melancholy pictures. The dancer enters the dark and poetic images of Las Vegas that depict lonely souls, spat out of predatory casinos.
WHEN: 27th January and 28th January 2018.
WHERE: Musée International de la Croix-Rouge et du Croissant-Rouge, Genève.
Also check out ARCHI TRIP which showcases Geneva’s architecture in an artistic procession in the heart of the Paul Waltenspuhl-designed En-Sauvy school.
WIN 2 TICKETS TO ARCHI TRIP – info at the end of this article.
GRAND CENTRAL HIGHLIGHTS
The festival centre stage will be Grand Central 2018 in the Pont Rouge Tower in Lancy as it was in 2017. Festival Antigel creates, every year since 2014, an ephemeral center in a pre-existing industrial place that is currently under construction. In collaboration with the property owners, the festival organisers transform the premises into a Clubbing and Live Center that they have named Grand Central. It is the meeting place of the festival-goers where they can party and enjoy CLUBBING, LIVE PERFORMANCES AND DJ SET nights.
GRAND CENTRAL is in the heart of the PRAILLE ACACIAS and VERNET (PAV) area – the biggest urban project led by the city of Geneva aiming to transform the largest and oldest Geneva industrial area into an urban district. Grand Central will be at the same place as last year but the craters and excavators that surrounded the building have been replaced by towers which have risen out of the ground.
SYRIAN CHEF – RESTAURANT PANORAMIQUE
This area will host a range of interesting events for all ages. The Restaurant Panoramique in Grand Central will features Syrian chef Talal Rankoussi in association with Geneva restaurant Où Bien Encore.
ROLLER SKATE OPENING PARTY
The festival will open with a legendary Roller Skate Party – California Dreaming, old school socks and rollers with fringes… anything goes.
Enjoy the 500 metre long track with friends, kids and the dog – why not?