Visit the multilingual interactive website www.missione1agosto.org for our fellow Swiss around the world and all lovers of Switzerland! You will find Swiss music, fun facts about Switzerland and Do-it-yourself activities: traditional recipes, yodeling classes, table decorations, tutorial on how to make your own lantern, initiation to flag throwing, cervelat cutting! Share the results of your do-it-yourself activities directly on missione1agosto.org and maybe win a dinner with Ambassador Fabrice Filliez in Singapore! Make noise on social media with #SwissNationalDay!
Switzerlanders is a feature-length film edited from over 1,400 hours of film material submitted from all regions of Switzerland directed by Swiss director Michael Steiner (Wolkenbruch). Inspired by Ridley Scott's 2010 documentary ‘Life in a Day’ it offers glimpses of unknown ordinary Swiss lives in summer 2019. Originally intended to be released in the Swiss cinemas, it is now available for pay-per view streaming in Switzerland. In collaboration with The Projector, the Swiss Embassy if happy to screen the film online for free on 1 August, from 8 – 9.30 pm. Visit theprojector.sg or tune in on Facebook to get the screening link.
Location: Online. Link to screening will be available on theprojector.sg or our Facebook
This year, we have felt the importance of social closeness, ties and solidarity more than ever before. This is why we want to celebrate the Swiss National Day together with you – digitally!
Live-broadcast ‘Swiss National Day at home’
Join us on our embassy Facebook page to celebrate with us! The live-broadcast will bring you performances by Swiss music artists Veronica Fusaro, Aliose, Rahel Senn, Nico Brina, Sophie de Quay & the Waveguards, and Marcel Baerenfaller from the Swiss Alpine Lions. You will be greeted by H.E. Ambassador Fabrice Filliez and our Swiss-related partners in Singapore. Tune in and get the chance to win great prizes: 50 SGD Vouchers from V-Dining by V-Zug and Huber’s Butchery, Happy Lilly Kits (Wooden Toy Cow) and more!
Location: Online on Facebook @SwissEmbassySingapore, Live-broadcast
Celebrate French-speaking cultures and communities at the Francophonie festival 2020! Every March, francophone communities across the globe celebrate cultural diversity and the French language. This year marks the 50th anniversary! To commemorate this special occasion, we are happy to present a series of events co-organised by, amongst others, Alliance Française and the Embassy of Switzerland.
Location: Singapore, Alliance Française, Le Théâtre
How can the disruption of nature/culture binaries foster more-than-human entanglements? What kind of futures can we imagine in light of precarious migrations, securitised fears and asphyxiated commons? What cultures of care could be freshly fermented amidst racialized divisions? Tomorrow Is An Island, as inland, a sinland, is an artist-led project that brings together four artists and two writers from Singapore and Switzerland to rethink ideas of systemic change, counter-map traditional ideas of boundaries and envision new forms of assemblage.
Location: NTU ADM Gallery, Nanyang Technological University, School of Art, Design and Media, 81 Nanyang Drive, Singapore 637458
Switzerland deplores the execution of Mr. Abd Helmi Ab Halim by the Singapore authorities on 22 November 2019 and recalls its opposition to the use of capital punishment, which can never be justified. The Switzerland Embassy in Singapore calls on Singapore authorities to adopt a moratorium on all executions.
Do you want to learn about studying in Europe and in Switzerland? On 28th September "Study in Europe", takes place at the largest education fair in Singapore! A dozen European countries will present their university programmes during the whole day at Suntec City. This is your first step to a study programme in Switzerland!
Location: Suntec Singapore International Convention and Exhibition Centre, Level 3, Rooms 324-326
The call for applications for ThinkSwiss Scholarships 2020 is now open! A unique chance for students enrolled at Singapore universities to spend up to three months in Switzerland and redefine your research thinking at a Swiss university. Send your application until 15 January 2020.
The annual tournament will be graced by Ambassador Filliez and Guest-of-Honour, Ms. Sim Ann, Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Communications and Information (MCI) & Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth - MCCY.
The Embassy of Switzerland takes this opportunity to extend its warm invitations to all football fans to join this year’s Switzerland-Singapore Football Festival. Stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter (@SwissAmbSGP) for more updates and coverage of the event!
Location: NS Square (previously known as The Float)
The Embassy is pleased to present VR_I Cie Gilles Jobin and Artanim at Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA) from May 28th to 30th at The Arts House.
Gilles Jobin has created the first ever choreographic work in immersive virtual reality. With VR_I, the choreographer invites the audience for a unique sensory experience. Equipped with virtual reality headsets, five visitors at a time freely navigate a real world inhabited by virtual dancers.
The Embassy is pleased to present ELDORADO by Markus Imhoof at the 29th European Union Film Festival on May 17th at 7pm at the National Gallery.
Throughout history, there have always been refugees. They used to come from places closer to home: In the lean years of WW II and its direct aftermath, the family of Swiss director Markus Imhoof, a small boy of four years at the time, took in Giovanna, an undernourished eight-year-old Italian girl as part of a limited-term program for children. After the end of her stay, she had to go back to Italy.
“Forty years separate these two exceptional musicians, but everything brings them together in music: Lindemann's energetics, lyricism and inventiveness, the sense of melodic phrasing and great instrumental technique in the young and incredible virtuoso Jeanlou Treboux. The taste that these two musicians have in common for beautiful melodies, whether from the pen of Lindemann, Jeanlou, Chick Corea or Gary Burton, make this duo a sound alchemy, poetic or energetic, which carries the listener in a dreamlike and colourful musical journey.” JazzTimes
Location: Alliance française de Singapour, 1 Sarkies Road, Singapore 258130
The Embassy of Switzerland is pleased to present at the National Design Centre (NDC) a selection of objects created by international students graduated from the Master of Advanced Studies in Design for Luxury & Craftsmanship at ECAL/University of Art and Design Lausanne.
Location: National Design Centre, Design Gallery 1, Level 1, 111 Middle Road, Singapore 188969