What’s On: Geneva and neighbouring Vaud this September

*All websites and information are attached in the titles.

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Entertainment

KNIE CIRCUS

Founded by the Knie family in 1803 but not old fashioned in any way – this is “Switzerland’s Got Talent”! Now touring and coming to a town near you:

Geneva: 24 August to 13 September
Nyon: 14-16 September
Lausanne: 28 September to 10 October
Vevey: 11-14 October

Full of dance, acrobat and impressive animal routines (check out some of their 2018 highlights here).

WALKING WITH DINOSAURS,  19th to 23rd September

This extraordinary computer animatronic performance features not just dinosaurs but the splitting for the earth’s continents, volcanoes erupting, forests catching fire. Nine species, including the Tyrannosaurus Rex, with movements so natural you’d think they’re real. Not to be missed!

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Film

HUMAN FLOW, 21 September, 18:00

A film for our time by the director and artist Ai Weiwei is screening on the International Day of Peace at LGB’s Centre des Arts. Human Flow “is an artistic, factual, visual expression” of the refugee crisis in Europe.

Sport

LG TRAIL , (Lausanne to Geneva hike) 21st to 22nd September

Not for the faint hearted, the countdown is on for LG Trail’s second adventure. The total trek is 110 kilometers and departs from Lausanne before dawn, detailed schedules and extra information can be found on the website. #ReadyToTrail.

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Music

LA BATIE-FESTIVAL OF GENEVA, Until 16th  September

La Batie is a showcase for contemporary music, theatre and dance. Performances happening in more than 20 venues in and around Geneva, check out the website for the full listing.

CARMEN – CLASSICAL MUSIC/ OPERA , Until Thursday 27th September

The classic tale of Don José who falls in love with the fiery gypsy Carmen and loses everything. Said to be the most popular opera ever written with some of the most well known tunes. Now performing at the Opéra des Nations.
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Art

TEMPORARY EXHIBITION : AES+F. THEATRUM MUNDI, Until October 7th

The Musée d’Art et d’Histoire is offering an avant-garde, unorthodox mix of Renaissance classics with digital technology, in the form of photographs and immersive 
video, creating “real, animated contemporary frescoes”.

EXIL – NEW TEMPORARY EXHIBITION WITH MAGNUM PHOTOS, Until 25th of November

The Red Cross Museum is currently holding the exhibition EXIL; a visual record of the terrifying journey made by so many, leaving homeland, family and friends. Rather than on display, visitors are allowed to handle the photographs, increasing the intimacy and connection with their stories.

LA COLLECTION  BEAUX-ARTS REVISITÉE, A re-hanging of the permanent  collection – ongoing.

Focusing on Swiss artists including: Hodler, Modigliani and Vallotton – three contemporaries with very different styles at the Musée D’Art et Histoire, Geneva.