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© Jaques Berger 1971, Composition Abstraite

With a new look, the Pully art Museum looks at the work of Jaques Berger (1902-1977). An elegant, subtle character with a singular style, almost unclassifiable, the painter and lithographer Vaudois is known for both the international avant-garde scene as much as local.

After beginnings influenced by the abstract and purist movements in 1920s, Berger turned to a less abstract model with more order, before returning to abstraction as early as the end of the 1950s. In search of new expressive means, the artist continued for into his 70s in the lithographic adventure, which solidified his reputation.

The exhibition is an opportunity to discover the path of a demanding painter who has been able to forge a path avoiding academicism. Through paintings, drawings, and lithographs, the spectator discovers that the artist's profession is above all to do with color, the relationship between masses, volumes and contrasts. The usual categories fade, the painting is purified, the eye opens to a set of shapes and lines, to a space of meditation.

If you want to keep track of Santa Claus/Father Christmas this month you must add this website (www.noradsanta.org) to your favorite’s list! On the 24th December check the website on a regular basis to see where Santa has been sighted. Your kids will bubble with excitement! Don't forget that there is still a lot to see on the website before Christmas.

Note: The website also has delightful stories about Santa, full explanations about how they do it (NORAD uses four high-tech systems to track Santa - radar, satellites, Santa Cams and jet fighter aircraft), a countdown from now until Christmas eve, videos, games, and songs.

Based on historical data and more than 50 years of NORAD tracking information, we believe that Santa Claus is alive and well in the hearts of children throughout the world.

Santa Claus is known by many names, including Saint Nick. Historians claim that the history of Santa starts with the tradition of Saint Nicholas, a 4th century Christian priest who lived in the Middle East in an area of present-day Turkey who became famous for his kindness. He was known for giving gifts to the less fortunate, sprinkling gifts of gold down people's chimneys and hiding surprises in their stockings.

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Photographe Swiss Press de l’année 2018
© Guillaume Perret, Swiss Press Photo 
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The Swiss National Museum – Château de Prangins is showcasing the best Swiss press photography of 2017 in the 27th Swiss Press Photo exhibition. This eagerly awaited annual exhibit proves once again that in addition to informing, press photographs can also open a window into the soul.

Divided into six categories the Swiss Press Photo revisits the key events of the last year, from the momentous to the anecdotal.

  • News
  • Daily Life
  • Swiss Stories
  • People
  • Sports
  • World

The 2018 “Photographer of the Year” title goes to 44 year-old Guillaume Perret, for his series entitled “Daniela – la traversée du cancer” about a 67 year-old woman suffering from breast cancer. With great sensitivity, his reportage documents her ordeal and optimism following an operation and chemotherapy. One of the images from the series also earned him first place in the “News” category.

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Trending Comics Gala is back with another spectacular English-language gala showcasing some of the hottest comedians from all over the world. Read down to find out how to win a pair of tickets!

It promises to be another epic celebration of the truly universal language of laughter. Catch this unique comedy experience on Sunday the 2nd of December, 19h30 at the Auditorium Stravinski, 2m2c, Montreux. Some amazing talent includes: Tats Nkonzo, Mike Ward, Thomas Wiesel, Aditi Mittal, Shappi Khorsandi, and others!

World-renowned comedians are coming all the way to Montreux

Montreux Comedy presents another fantastic line up of international acts in this year's Trending Comics Gala, the only one entirely in English. The show is fast becoming a popular feature at the Festival.

  • This year’s edition will be hosted by Festival favorite and laugh-out-loud-funny comedy superstar Rachid Badouri.
  • Iranian born Shappi Khorsandi, one of the most respected and funniest comedians performing in the UK today makes her much anticipated Montreux debut.
  • The host of South Africa’s Got Talent – Tats Nkonzo, descends on our shores with his award-winning brand of humor and effervescent comedic charm.
  • All the way from Canada we have the first ever Quebecois to win the Comedic Artist of the year at the Canadian Comedy Awards in 2016 – the one and only Mike Ward.
  • One of India’s biggest comedy exports, fresh from shooting her first Netflix comedy special last year – the hilarious Aditi Mittal joins our stellar cast of comedians.
  • Switzerland’s very own breakout international superstar, Thomas Wiesel, will be joining the lineup to share his latest and hottest English material.
  • More amazing acts will be added to this list glittering line up of comedy stars.

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Enter our competition to win a double ticket for the opening night performance!

The Geneva Amateur Operatic Society (GAOS) will bring a lively performance to the Christmas season again this year!

It is a traditional Pantomime (Hans Christian Anderson with a happy ending) with a great comedy line-up of the King, Queen, funny man and funny girl and a strong plot to enchant children from 2 to 92. From the royal palace to Neptune's underwater kingdom there is plenty of scope for spectacle and ample opportunity for the chorus, dancers and children to sparkle.

What a few people have said about the show:

  • This is a fast-paced, energetic musical comedy that takes you from a king’s royal palace on earth to King Neptune’s palace underwater! Journey into the briney see. Mermaids like you’ve never seen! Folks of all ages will enjoy this.
  • You’ve never seen sea creatures like these! Some are very young and bring magic to the stage.
  • How can a handsome prince fall in love with a gorgeous mermaid, and live happily ever-after? Oh yes they can! Only in a fun-filled traditional English pantomime.
  • We’ve got it all! A bigger-than-life Dame named Queen Hypochrondria*; a story of true love that overcomes evil deeds; lots of modern, lively music borrowed from the Disney film and other contemporary sources that embrace jazz and line dancing, etc. *This is the part I am playing, if all the gowns are ready. Edward Brown
  • Panto is a magical moment not just for the audience but for those on stage as well as this very old British tradition allows us to use our imagination - a rare treat these days - and relive our childhoods. 
  • I love playing in pantos (as well as other musicals) and this will be my first role as a panto dame - Queen Hypochondria. For me she's a bit like Hyacinth Bouquet in "Keeping Up Appearances" a well know UK TV series some 30 odd years ago - but feel free to let me know afterwards who you think the Queen reminds you of.