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Photographe Swiss Press de l’année 2018
© Guillaume Perret, Swiss Press Photo 
Daniela – la traversée du cancer
Lundi 13, HNE Magazine

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. 

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A local mother, Marine Sinclair, saw a need for a children's museum in the Geneva area. With the grand opening looming, knowitall.ch thought an article would drum up just the right amount of interest.

Accessible for children as young as age 3, this new museum with an unprecedented concept in the region, will offer two exhibition spaces dedicated to scientific and digital fields, as well as environmental awareness.
Their motto? Forbidden not to touch!

A museum to make the world of science accessible to all
The Exploracentre intends to meet the expectations of the inhabitants of the region by offering the first museum of playful and interactive learning dedicated to children. The idea is to propose a new offer to the Lake Geneva area of creative, innovative, and technical activities for the whole family, and thus easily relay scientific, digital, and environmental concepts.

A new exhibition and workshop space in the heart of Geneva
After several months of preparation and work, the Exploracentre is preparing to receive the explorers of all ages in the heart of the Bains neighborhood in Geneva. With a space of more than 400m2 spread over two floors, the museum offers about thirty interactive experiments. While the first level hosts a renewed thematic exhibition each year, the second offers independent evolving experiments each month. In addition, three rooms are dedicated to workshops, to school groups, to leisure centers, and to the organization of birthday parties.

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The Decrochons la Lune campaign translates into English as Shoot for the Moon. This sponsored physical activity has reached a symbolic 73,080km so they really need your help in getting more people involved in reaching their goal of 380,000km as the moon is that distance from the Earth!

They encourage people to get sponsored Fr. 1.- for every kilometer they cover doing their sport, whatever that may be. The money goes to their charity partners, however if a club or group start a team, they can benefit from up to 50% of donations. They are also keen to partner with communes, who put their share of the money towards a local cause linked to youth, health or physical activity.

Health Movement Solidarity
The distance between the Earth and the Moon is 380,000km, their target number for this campaign. This association is encouraging everyone to get physically active; promoting physical, mental and social wellbeing; and supporting three great causes.