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Having tested the water in Yverdon-les-Bains last year, Second World has just opened a new virtual reality gaming center in Ecublens, near to Lausanne.

The largest of its kind in Suisse Romande, the new center has 5 VR cabins and will cater for large groups of people keen to experience multiplayer games.  So, whether you’re looking to organize a birthday party, team building event or just want to have fun with your friends, Second World is the hip new place to be!  Let your imagination take you to the virtual world of escape rooms, laser games or paintball as if you were there in person!

The ultimate multiplayer experience

Whilst the center has a special focus on groups, you can have just as much fun if you simply want to come with a friend and try out some of the experiences for yourself.  However, for all bookings, you do need to reserve a place in advance.

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Annual theme 2018, Alimentarium © Anne-Laure Lechat

From fruit picking to a master chef’s prowess, humans intervene on every level to make, combine and enhance the food we eat. Directly reflecting the growing collective awareness of issues related to food, the Alimentarium’s new annual theme, The faces behind food, showcases expertise in food professions. By choosing to throw the spotlight on the people themselves and the skills they use to give food an extra special touch, the Vevey-based Museum is celebrating their talents and quest for a whole palette of different flavors. Through a variety of exhibits and activities, food becomes the axis of a human and social adventure, from the most basic flavors to a sophisticated art form.

Theme throughout the Museum

With this new theme focusing on professions, the Alimentarium invites visitors to think about the people who work to make our food ‘good’ in every sense. The theme features interactive experiments extending across the Museum’s three sectors – Food, Society and the Body – supplemented by various presentations and events, its digital content and the columns of its online magazine (www.alimentarium.org/en/magazine).

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Switzerland’s largest kitchen garden © Swiss National Museum

2018 marks the 20th anniversary of the Château de Prangin’s role as home to the Swiss National Museum in French-speaking Switzerland.  Over the past 20 years, it has welcomed more than a million visitors, presented some 50 cultural history exhibitions, and launched a wide array of innovative events, such as Rendez-vous au Jardin (a fête and spring market) and Déjeuner sur l’Herbe.

500 volunteers needed!

A highlight of the museum’s celebrations will be the creation of a new social sculpture by the artist, Muma. Remembered by many for his work in the historical kitchen garden back in 2008, Muma, will return to the Château on Saturday 29 September 2018 with 50,000 candles and a new work entitled Flowers of Fire. For this special occasion, some 500 volunteers will be needed to create a unique light performance, which will reflect the idea of clarity dear to the Age of Enlightenment – an era of which Château de Prangins is an iconic monument.

To kick off their anniversary year, the Château has just made a formal appeal to the general public, asking anyone interested in taking part in this event to sign up via an online form on the website, www.fleursdefeu.ch, or contact Jacqueline Naepflin at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or on 022 994 88 67 (Tuesdays and Thursdays). All languages welcome, including children from 7 years old, accompanied by an adult.

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Following a period of renovation, the Lausanne History Museum (MHL) will reopen its doors to the public with a special Open Day planned for the weekend of 20 – 22 April 2018.

The museum will mark the occasion, which coincides with its 100th anniversary, with the opening of a new permanent exhibition focusing on the rich artisanal, industrial, economic, social and cultural history of Lausanne.

Called Lausanne, L’Exposition, the new exhibition will be divided into 11 sections, all with a common thread…the city’s urban transformation.  With amazing new scenography, designed by Atelier Oï, La Neuveville in collaboration with Brauen Wälchli Architects,  the exhibition will focus on the many different facets of Lausanne: from its foundations to the present day, the exhibition will highlight transformations linked to the rivers, industrial development, cultural influences and its huge appeal to tourists.

With an investment of over 7 milion francs, the renovation not only includes major works within the building, but also a new snack bar in the garden, and an impressive new entrance opposite the cathedral.

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With free entry over the entire weekend of 20 – 22 April, this special Open Day provides a wonderful opportunity for visitors to see not only the remarkable transformation of the museum, but to understand better the many significant changes that have occurred during the growth of this historic Swiss city.

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Expo Beaulieu Lausanne, 19 - 22 April 2018

First announced on our site last year, the Lausanne Art Fair will shortly return to the region with another outstanding display of international contemporary art.

To celebrate this special occasion, knowitall.ch will once again offer tickets to the show, which will take place at the Expo Beaulieu between 19 and 22 April 2018.

More than 3000 pieces of work, 80 galleries and 504 artists represented

More than 3,000 pieces of work, including paintings, sculptures and photographs, will be displayed over the 6000m2 of floor space that has been allocated to the 504 artists displaying their work this year. 

With 80 galleries from Europe and the rest of the world taking part in the fair, visitors can expect to see all the latest trends in contemporary art represented. So, whether you are looking for examples of expressionism, abstract art, crude art, the Cobra movement, naive art, kinetic art, Pop art, minimalism, new realism, free expression, graffiti, bad painting, or post graffiti, you can be sure to find something that will appeal to your artistic taste!