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The Diary of Anne Frank shocked the world after the Holocaust. Chronicling 735 days of fear and hunger in the daily lives of eight Jewish people trapped in a hideout in Amsterdam to escape the Nazis, this chronicle is famous the world over. Little is known, however, of the link between the Frank family, the circulation of the diary and Switzerland.

Anne, her mother Edith and her sister Margot, along with four other Jewish illegal immigrants, perished in the Nazi camps. The only survivor, Otto Frank, returned from Auschwitz in 1945. A stateless man, he chose to settle in Switzerland, and from then on devoted all his energies to making his daughter's writings known. A true plea for greater humanity and tolerance, Anne Frank's diary is part of the world's literary heritage.

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This is Shakespeare’s most popular comedy. The story follows the fortunes of a quartet of lover’s who are lured into the forest by fairies who trick them with a magic potion that forces them to fall in love with the first person they see. Sadly the Queen of Fairies herself takes the potion and when a donkey crosses her path she falls in love with the beast.

This hilarious comedy explores the madness of love and laughs at human folly. It contains some of the finest poetry that Shakespeare wrote, slapstick comedy, touching love scenes, mystery and theatrical magic. TNT’s production has been an extraordinary global success, performing hundreds of times across three continents and even being re-staged in Mandarin.

This is Shakespeare that is easy to understand and enjoy, even for an audience whose first language is not English.

Specially composed music is woven into the production as is choreography, poetry and above all comedy, led by one of the Bard’s greatest clowns: Bottom the hopeless amateur actor.

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Read below to enter a competition for the 20h performance on the 23 May 2024

Jonathan Larson drew inspiration for his musical RENT from Giacomo Puccini’s opera La Bohème.

He aspired to set up the narrative, bringing the challenges and experiences of struggling artists in New York City to a modern audience, paralleling Puccini’s approach in portraying 19th-century Parisian life in his opera.

RENT unfolds over the course of a year, capturing the lives of a group of friends residing in Alphabet City on the Lower East Side of New York City.

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The Morges Tulip Festival takes place every year - this year's theme is "Les pays du monde" (Countries of the World) and will be through 12 May 2024. The Parc de l'Indépendance de Morges becomes a fully flowering park where you can wander at your ease around the colorful flowerbeds boasting 140,000 flowers and around 350 varieties of tulips. This year the festival boasts its 54th edition! A spectacular view of Lake Geneva and the Mont Blanc is fronted by an abundance of flowers that will make every photo a winner.

You can now take advantage of the amazing weather among the tulips and of course the famous bulb sale mid-May (see below). The park is open daily and remember that Sunday, 12 May 2024 is Mother's Day in Switzerland.

The festival takes place on the shores of Lake Geneva, between the Château de Morges and the river La Morges. The Parc de l'Indépendance offers, in all seasons, a magnificent grassy setting and presents 50 varieties of trees such as impressive chestnut trees or giant sequoias. It is only a few meters from the historic city center, the CGN boat dock, restaurants, and shops.

The Association "Morges Fleur du Léman" organises the Tulip Festival and the Dahlia Festival every year. Along with narcissi, irises and daffodils, these are among the most beautiful flower gardens on Lake Geneva.

In addition to the colorful display of thousands of tulips in the Parc de l'Indépendance, visitors are enchanted by several oases planted with flowers, fountains and pots in the old town, in the Parc Seigneux and along the lake promenade. Admission to the Tulip Festival is free of charge and accessible to people with reduced mobility.

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To get this new Lausanne guided tours business to grow, we are very enthusiastically posting this article. Ilona Horvath tells us more about the business and is even offering a pair of tickets for one lucky reader.

What has been the inspiration?
I started Sincerely Switzerland because I love Lausanne. It is a historically rich town with fascinating inhabitants, today as 500 years ago. I wish to share this love with visitors so they find out how awesome this town really is.

Have you been working on this idea forever?
The idea of creating these tours came out of necessity. For four years, I did guided tours of the History Museum of Lausanne, garnering experience and information about it. My contract was not renewed but I had all this information and this love for Lausanne. Soon I realised that I had always talked about "in this place you can see this" and "in this place you can see that". Now I get to show those places, with some of the images found in the museum.

What is the biggest obstacle you have had to overcome?
As I am starting my own business, the biggest obstacle is networking and recommendation. I am working on creating a network of people in various positions able to recommend or book my tours.