• AIWC American Women’s Club of Geneva
  • Space of Mine
  • Signal de Bougy - Little paradise between Geneva and Lausanne
  • Cirieco Design

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Monsieur le directeur comm, Photo credit: Circusography

After the success of its previous editions, Arts à la Rue, le festival éclaté, is back on the Geneva streets with even more shows.

From July 5 to August 11, every Tuesday and Thursday evening, make way for an offbeat universe. The Agrippa d'Aubigné Terrace, in the Old Town, will be transformed into a playground of discoveries punctuated by humor and tenderness.

On the program, a multitude of artistic talents where street theater, circus arts, musical humor, object theater, magic, puppetry and dance are mixed.

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Fil à retordre, Photo credit: Pierre Colletti

Orchestrated by fourteen Swiss and French companies, the performances are played as close as possible to the spectators and allow them to discover, in the heart of the city, the diversity of the living arts.

Organized by the company Mine de Rien, Art à la Rue, the festival is a free event for all. For the third consecutive year, Joane Reymond, creator and artistic director of the event, is working to liven up the Geneva summer evenings.

In 2019, she answers the call for tender of the City to animate the 2020 summer season with her four street shows, while respecting the sanitary rules. And in 2021, thanks to a subsidy from the transformation fund proposed by the canton and the Federal Office of Culture, it will develop this project initiated in 2020 into a real festival welcoming companies from Switzerland and neighboring France. This year, the event is enriched with even more shows, as many favorites spotted during its tribulations.

A production of the Mine de Rien Company with the support of the Federal Office of Culture, the Republic and Canton of Geneva, the Sandoz Family Philanthropic Foundation, the Leenards Foundation and the Ernest Göhner Foundation.

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Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5 July to 11 August 2022, at 19h30

Agrippa d'Aubigné Terrace (Geneva old town)
7, rue de l'Evêché
1204 Genève

FREE ENTRY - Hat at the exit

You will find the complete program at this link.

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From Thursday, 9 June to Sunday, 26 June, the festival 'Pianos égarés' is back in the Geneva communes!

Come and try out one of the 18 self-service pianos available to passers-by in public spaces around Carouge, Chêne-Bourg, Cologny, Geneva, Perly-Certoux, Vernier, Versoix, and Veyrier. These musical moments in the streets and parks create new opportunities to meet and exchange with like-minded people.

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Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892)
Illustration du pont Gojô de la Chronique de Yoshitsune, 1881
Fondation Baur, FB.DFC.2019.9 © Fondation Baur, photo Marian Gérard

The Fondation Baur exhibit on Japanese prints take place from 25 May through 24 July 2022 in Geneva. Make sure you try to pass by and see this exceptional showing of rare items.

This exhibition presents, through three distinct themes, a glimpse of the enormous diversity of subjects and styles that characterize Japanese printmaking in the second half of the 19th century. All of these works were produced between 1860 and 1890, three decades corresponding to the last years of the Edo period 江戸 (1603-1868) and the beginning of the Meiji era 明治 (1868-1912), a crucial period in the history of modern Japan that saw profound political and societal changes brought about, among other things, by the opening of the country to ideas and technologies from the West. The first part of the exhibition, the so-called "Yokohama images" (Yokohama-e 横浜絵), illustrates the initial phase of this exchange, that of the encounter with Westerners, marked above all by curiosity.

The second part, the hashika-e 麻疹絵 ("measles pictures") reflects the hopes and fears felt by the population in the face of a deadly epidemic in 1862. The exhibition concludes with a presentation of the great draftsman Tsukioka Yoshitoshi 月岡芳年 (1839-1892), whose professional career took place precisely between 1863 and 1892: deeply attached to the history and values of his country, he was also an innovative and creative artist.

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Casper Edmonds is Barnum in The Greatest Showman

Founded in 1972, GAOS (Geneva Amateur Operatic Society) is celebrating their 50th anniversary! To mark this milestone, GAOS is staging a unique show 17-19 June 2022, “A Night at the Musicals”, with a very festive ambiance for all ages. They are kindly offering a pair of tickets to one of our readers! Please read down to participate in the draw.

They will perform 30 hit songs from 14 recent Broadway and West End shows which the society has not yet staged. The cast is comprised of 45 adults and children; they will sing, dance, and bring the show to life in their own special way.

Extracts include songs and actions from:

  • Les Misérables
  • Wicked
  • The Lion King
  • Phantom of the Opera
  • Jesus Christ Superstar
  • A Chorus Line
  • Come From Away
  • The Book of Mormon
  • Andrew Lloyd Webber's Cinderella
  • Annie
  • Frozen
  • Matilda

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One of Know-it-all Marketplace's newest members is an awesome resin jewelry creator, Kimmie Chung. She is periodically hosting resin workshops and we wanted our readers to know more about her and her upcoming workshop. We asked Kimmie more about her background here.

Have you been working on this idea forever?
For about 4 years I organized painting and wine workshops. However, once I discovered resin, it became my new passion. The painting workshops have metamorphosed into resin jewelry workshops in the last year. Once someone tries the technique, they are hooked. It has elements of surprise as it is something that needs to be mastered and experimented with overtime. You are not always expecting the exact result but many are happy accidents too! Plus you can stick almost anything in resin, recently I have been asked to put a baby dog tooth and honeycomb in resin.

I really encourage all ages 10 and up to attend one of my workshops to have a first experience. The next one will be held 11-12 June 2022.*

What is your background and your “day job”?
I am originally from Southern California. After a bachelor in Fine Arts, then a Master in Education from the University of California, Santa Barbara, I believe I am really fit for my job teaching Art to Middle School students at an international school in the area. I moved to Europe 10 years ago and have now settled just outside of Geneva in neighboring France. I consider my home now in Europe and have adapted to the local lifestyle.