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winegrowers' festival Swiss artist Daniele Finzi Pasca designs the 2019 Fête des Vignerons

A portrait of the stage director and choreographer from Ticino, the designer behind the 2019 Fête des Vignerons, which opens in Vevey on July 18.

Jazz festival Elton John delivers message of tolerance at first, last Montreux show

British singer-songwriter Elton John has made his first and last appearance at the Montreux Jazz Festival.

This content was published on June 30, 2019 10:19 AM

Federal Gymnastics Festival Nearly 70,000 gymnasts perform at rare event

The 76th edition of the Federal Gymnastics Festival in Aarau, northern Switzerland, ended on Sunday with a colourful closing ceremony.

Fête des Vignerons How Vevey organises its once-in-a-generation winegrowers’ festival

Throwing the Fête des Vignerons, a traditional winegrowers’ festival held roughly every 20 years in the lakeside town of Vevey, is no small endeavour.

Winegrowers’ celebration A journey back in time at the Fête des Vignerons

A historical look at the once-in-a-generation Fête des Vignerons (Winegrowers’ Festival) held in the small Lake Geneva town of Vevey.

Fringe arts The man who created Zurich’s shoe box-sized opera

The world’s smallest opera scenes are on display in the Swiss city of Zurich. They are the work of the late artist Bernhard Vogelsanger.

Artonomics Basel art scene re-thinks its relationship to Art Basel

Art Basel, the world’s biggest art fair, brings a flurry of exhibitions, events, and parties to the Swiss city. But not everyone is excited. 

‘Blossom’: in photos Photographing a floral symphony

The photo book "Blossom" shows flowers in all their forms. A veteran Swiss photographer and team of designers bring the blooms to life on its pages. 

Artistic imbalance Women artists struggle for visibility in Swiss museums

Male artists far outnumber their female counterparts in Swiss art museums, our research shows.

Forgotten women artists ‘Swiss art museums must become more female’

Women are not visible enough in the Swiss art world, says Fanni Fetzer, the director of the Lucerne Art Museum.

Grave concern Facing up to Switzerland’s Roman past

Meet Adelasius Ebalchus. He lived in what is now northern Switzerland some 1,300 years ago, centuries after the collapse of the Roman Empire.

Swiss design in denmark Sustainability is key for Switzerland’s young designers

How do young Swiss designers make an impact in an international market, and what’s important to them as they set out in their careers?