Following on from 2020's wonderful online visits, here are some suggestions for 2021!
All the 2020 Arts & Culture suggestions can be found on the 2020 Calendar.
Until we can join together on the fourth Thursday of each month to experience museums, concerts and other cultural events here are some more online suggestions.
Frick Museum Frick Museum, New York City, "Cocktails with a curator," discussing Boucher's "Four Seasons." Enjoy!
January 21 at 20:00OSR L'Orchestre de la Suisse Romande will be streaming live from the Victoria Hall "Symphonic poetry."
Kunstmueum Basel, "Rembrandts Orient" - Virtual tour
From Friday, January 22 - 31. Post-Tenebras, Geneva Lux Festival. Light sculptures will beautify the city center, the Paquis, Eaux-Vives and Plainpalais districts.
Mozart's newly-discovered musical piece https://youtu.be/Y7fZwJ_orfg
3D embroidery by the very talented Rosa Andreeva
Vincent Van Gogh - Run your finger,or drag your mouse, gently across the picture, It's spectacular! https://kuula.co/share/79QMS
Travel & Culture. Time to dream, and perhaps plan a future trip to lovely Andalusia, a region rich in culture and history. https://youtu.be/eP93PQMmXsc
Paris Louvre Museum virtual visit available in different languages.
Frick Museum, Cocktail with a curator
History of St Valentine's day - the most celebrated day.
Venice Carnival CARNEVALE DI VENEZIA 2021 streaming
Time to dream and perhaps plan a trip of art and culture, visit Tuscany
The following focuses on Vincent Van Gogh, his life and his work revisited using different mediums.
Starry night, light show Paris, France.
Drone display Longest animation performed by unmanned aerial vehicles 26 mins 19 secs.
National Gallery presenting Vincent Van Gogh's SUNFLOWER PICTURE
Hope you enjoy the visits.
For info contact Mona here.
YOGA with Michelle on ZOOM
Register today and come along and join a Yoga class on Zoom from the privacy of your own home.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link and Michelle's contact details.
This activity is open to all Club members at all levels from beginners to advanced although participation will be at your own risk.
My intention is to make Yoga accessible to everyone and help you to feel stronger and grounded in a safe and relaxed atmosphere.
Please wear comfortable clothing that allows your body to move freely, use a mat/non slip surface and have a blanket, blocks and strap nearby if you have them.
Turning up is the hardest part, then you can be kind to yourself, your mind and your body.
Kind regards, Michelle
Please feel free to contact Michelle here if you have any questions/feedback.
To receive automatic updates, members can subscribe to Yoga on the Activities Update Page on the Website.
The Zoom room will open 15 minutes before the class begins, be sure to join early enough to allow time for you to set up and settle on your mat.
Fun in French will meet on ZOOM ! Monday at 10:00
In this weekly class, we review grammar and aim to increase vocabulary in an informal, friendly, and supportive setting.
Please contact Denise here for ZOOM sign in details
Activity Leader: Denise
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Denise's contact information for requesting the Zoom sign in details.
Unfortunately there is no Introduction to French class today! We look forward to seeing you next week.
This month Introduction to French will take place on ZOOM, introducing French grammar and vocabulary for everyday use.
This friendly, informal class will introduce you to pronunciation, useful vocabulary, and simple phrases.
Please register for each class you plan to attend so that teaching material may be emailed to you and so that you can have the Zoom sign in details
Contact: Sylvie here for more information
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link.
Join us for a playdate!
Please join us with your little ones for a play date - if the weather is good we'll meet outdoors otherwise we'll have a virtual playdate on Zoom! When we meet outdoors during March our numbers are limited so please Register today!
Once registered you will receive a confirmation email with either the Zoom link or information about meeting points as well as contact details for Barbara and Justine.
Contact: For more information about the group contact Barbara or Justine here
Join us on Zoom for paper crafting fun!
Register today !
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Angie's contact information.
This is the first of a 2 session Zoom meetup to be held on March 2 and 9, 2021. I will prepare all the materials and mail them out to you in time to join us online on Zoom. The only thing you may have to provide is fine tip markers or colored pencils and liquid glue or glue stick. There is no charge for the materials I mail to you, however if you would like to make a donation to cover the supplies, it would be much appreciated.
If you’re interested and would like Zoom sign in details or have any questions please e-mail your address to Angie before Friday February 26th .
In these exceptional times, please be aware that on occasion, ZOOM meetups may be cancelled, please accept our apologies.
Contact: Angie Al Fakhouri here.
To receive automatic updates, members can subscribe to Paper Crafts on the Activities Update Page on the Website.
Join us on Zoom for papercrafting fun!
Contact: Angie Al Fakhouri here
How to Find Your Creativity in Writing
Join us from 19:30 to 20:30 for a Zoom conversation with Eric Stener Carlson, husband of AIWC Club member Luján
Anyone from your household is welcome to attend!
Eric is hails from the U.S. and aside from his job at the United Nations, he is a writer - writing novels, short stories, as well as non-fictions books and articles on Human Rights. Eric is well known for his books: “Anxiety of Ghosts”, “Muladona”, “Saint Perpetuus Club of Buenos Aires”, “I Remember Julia: Voices of the disappeared”, and “GAS: A Short Story Collection”.
You can register right up until the event starts. Once registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link.
There will be an opportunity for a Q&A following Eric's presentation.
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The first and third Wednesday mornings each month we follow hiking paths for generally 2 hours at a pace that allows for taking photographs and pausing at a particular area of beauty. We go into the countryside of the cantons of Geneva and Vaud. Public transport is usually necessary to join the hike. If you would like to explore local hikes at a gentler pace, this is the group for you! Registration is required, please only register if you are sure to come.
Register today! - hikers are limited to 5 plus Louise on this hike.
Questions? Contact Louise here
Please register at the latest, by the day before the Hike to be sure to receive final details.
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Louise's contact information and/or full hiking details.
Wednesday 3 March LAUSANNE TO ST SULPICE
This hike begins in Lausanne and finishes in St Sulpice. Allowing for time to enjoy the views along the lake and to take photos. It should take 2 hours to complete.
It is supposed to be a sunny day and the route is along paved paths.
As a reminder we need to wear masks or remain socially distanced.
Hope to see you there! Louise
Swiss Federal and Cantonal regulations will always be followed.
Wednesday Wanderers is open to all AIWC members.
Female adult guests are allowed (once per guest) and must be announced in advance when registering for the hike.
Children are not allowed on hikes.
Dogs and other pets are not allowed on Hikes.
Hikes are generally 2 hours, though this may vary. The distance covered will vary as these hikes are at a pace that allows for taking some photographs and lingering at a particular area of beauty. If you are interested in a brisker pace, please join the Friday Morning Hike group.
Hikes are generally in the cantons of Geneva and Vaud and are easily accessible by public transit. On occasion, there are hikes outside of these cantons that may be longer in length and require longer transportation links.
Anyone wishing to join Wednesday Wanderers must register on the Website or call the Welcome Desk to be registered for each outing.
In the interest of safety, it may be necessary to limit the size of the group - this is at the discretion of the Activity Leader
Hikers are responsible for wearing appropriate clothing and shoes and for bringing all necessary equipment and supplies, particularly water and snacks.
Participants are responsible for their own safety and wellbeing and must follow the instructions provided by the Activity Leader.
The AIWC declines responsibility for the loss of personal property.
Aerobics Class on ZOOM !
Register today and come along and join us on ZOOM for an hour long aerobics practice with a qualified Aerobics instructor.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link and Karen's contact information.
This activity is open to all Club members although participation will be at your own risk. Exercise is critically important to our mental and physical health, now more than ever, and every workout is set to music to keep you upbeat and moving throughout the session.
Wear something comfortable, appropriate footwear, prepare your mat if you have one and make sure to have a bottle of water nearby.
Plan to be in front of your ZOOM with the volume turned up and ready to start on time!
Contact Karen here for further information
Breath, Movement & Meditation Journey
Join Kara Gibson for the last of her 5 week Breath, Movement and Meditation Journey!
Please register for the Live Zoom today!
Following on from the four week course, introducing breathing exercises, short yoga practices and meditation, today we will join forces for a celebratory one-hour live practice on Zoom !
The 4 videos are viewable on YouTube indefinitely, so that you can access them any time you would like and as often as you would like. Feel free to practice the breathing, asanas (yoga postures) and meditation in sequence, or opt for just the parts that interest you (but keep an open mind - you might surprise yourself!).
,The recorded sessions are beginner friendly but suitable for all levels. They are also independent of one another so that you can choose to virtually attend one or all.
Video links can be found on the Calendar on January 21, January 28,
February 4 and February 11.
Note: Once you register for the Zoom class, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link and Kara's contact information.
All videos in this series can be found by searching for Kara AIWC when on the Youtube site.
Special Partage Project
Partage continues to help individual families who, due to the coronavirus, are in need of special assistance. Partage has set up a spacious distribution center at Palexpo, (Hall 7) to pack weekly sacks of food for two people which are then distributed by the communes and Colis du Coeur to registered recipients.
It is necessary to sign up so Partage can prepare for the appropriate number of people. Friends and Family are Welcome. Masks, hand sanitizer, coffee, water and snacks are provided . Directions to Hall 7 will be provided in your confirmation and reminder emails. If you have questions, feel free to contact Christine at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with the Zoom link and Sonia's contact information.
Pins and Needles. It’s great to see each other’s smiling faces and projects, so let’s get together on Zoom every Thursday morning. New members with creative projects who haven’t joined our pins and needles group are welcome too.
Contact Sonia here for further information
In these exceptional times, please be aware that on occasion, ZOOM meet ups may be cancelled, please accept our apologies.
The 1st Thursday of the month at 19:00-21:00 in the Clubrooms. Exceptions are marked *
Discussion will take place on ZOOM, please contact Activity Leader - Kate Eggleston here for more information. Register today!
Note: Once you register, you will receive an email with Kate’s contact details for the zoom link.
March 4 : First Lady by Sonia Purnell
2020/2021 Books and Dates
September 17th* :The Poison Garden by Alex Marwood
October 1st : The Reader by Bernard Schlink
November 5th : Half Blood Blues by Esi Edugyan
December 3rd : The Jane Austen Society: A Novel by Natalie Jenner
*January 14 : An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
February 4 : The Mountain Story by Lori Lansens
March 4 : First Lady by Sonia Purnell
*April 8 : One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marques
May 6 : My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante
June 3 : The Virgin Blue by Tracy Chevalier
July 1: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett
August 5: NO MEETING
September 2: The Weight of Ink by Rachel Kadish
October 7 : The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
November 4 : The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones
December 2 : Black Like Me by John Howard Griffin
To receive automatic updates, members can subscribe to Yoga on the Activities Update Page on the Website.
International Women's Day:
A Talk with Anne Hornung-Soukup
We are delighted to announce that Anne Hornung-Soukup has accepted to speak to us on on the occasion of International Women’s Day.
Find out about the inner workings of the Geneva public transportation system by one of our AIWC members as she shares her experiences in her role as Chair of the Board of the TPG.
There will be an opportunity for a Q&A following Anne's presentation.
This is the second of a 2 session Zoom meetup to be held on March 2 and 9, 2021. I will prepare all the materials and mail them out to you in time to join us online on Zoom. The only thing you may have to provide is fine tip markers or colored pencils and liquid glue or glue stick. There is no charge for the materials I mail to you, however if you would like to make a donation to cover the supplies, it would be much appreciated.
Neighborhood coffee will be held on ZOOM
Please join us for coffee which often turns into an apéro, the 2nd Wednesday of each month.
Contact: Mona Baz, here for sign in details
Meetings are on the 2nd Thursday of the month unless otherwise noted by an *. Make sure you read the book beforehand so that you can participate fully in the discussion. Register today!
March 11: Educated by Tara Westover
This month this activity will take place on ZOOM, please contact Sue for sign in details.
Contact - Sue Garland or Vicky Maltby here for Zoom details
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Sue's contact information for the Zoom link.
20/21 Books and Dates
September 24: Golden Hill by Francis Spufford
October 8: On Chapel Sands by Laura Cumming
November 12: Mr Mac and Me by Esther Freud
December 10: Where the Crawdads Sing by Delia Owens
January 14: Under the Rock by Benjamin Meyers**
February 11: The Kites (French title Les Cerfs-volants) by Romain Gary**
*April 15: Meet me at the Museum by Anne Youngson
* May 27: Winter in Sokcho (Hiver à Sokcho) by Elisa Shua Dusapin
June 10:: The Fortnight in September by R C Sherriff
A participant-run group of fairly fluent speakers. We are currently meeting on Zoom every other week for conversation in Italian and translation of articles and short stories from Italian to English.
The classes will be held on ZOOM until further notice.
Contact: Della here for sign up information.
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Della's contact information.
Join us on the 3rd Tuesday of each month for coffee !
This month this neighborhood coffee will take place on ZOOM.
Zoom, coffee and chat - Register today!
Note: Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you Sue's contact information for the Zoom sign in details.
Contact Sue or Jo here
We are photography enthusiasts exploring the fascinating world of digital photography. Our objectives are to help you develop your own style, improve the use of your camera, and have fun. Activities include monthly meetings, monthly themes, photo exercises, excursions, our Flickr group and creating the AIWC photo wall. Beginners and experienced photographers welcome. Type of camera is not important.
The photography group meets once a month on the 3rd Tuesday. Places are limited during March- details of where we'll meet coming soon.... Registeration will be open soon!
Once you register, a confirmation email will be sent to you with Yvonne's contact information and specific details about the meet up.
We look forward to when we may restart our group meetings but for now we shall keep our enthusiasm going with our 'Monthly Themes'.
We choose a theme each month (as shown below) and share our photographs on our AIWC (private) Flickr site. You will need an invitation to join this group. Please contact Melissa. Melissa also posts lots of information under the discussions section about photography exhibitions, printing services, local events and Courier themes.
2021 Flickr Themes
January: Looking up
March: The Unusual
April: Abandoned building
June: Tools of the trade.
Contact: Activity Leader Yvonne and Melissa here
St. Paddy's Day Irish Beer Tasting via Zoom
Wednesday, March 17 at 18:30
Grab your household, or fly solo and join our St. Paddy's Day Irish Beer Tasting via Zoom!
We are lucky to welcome Jonathon Klassen, a passionate brewer and co-founder of Gland’s Craft Brewery Dive Bär (divebar.ch).
Jonathon will lead us through the tasting of 5 Irish beers (3 craft) and discuss each beer style, tasting notes, suggested food pairings and other fun insider information.
A festive brewery experience will be brought to your own home with our specially curated tasting kits inclusive of the 5 selected brews, tasting notes, Irish embellishments and sweet treats.
Kits will be available for pick-up at the Club on March 15 and 16. Event cost is 25 CHF per household and space is limited to 20 households.
Deadline to register is March 14.
Once registered, you will immediately receive a confirmation email with the Zoom link. A reminder email with more information on when to pick up your beer tasting kit will also be sent closer to the event date.
Note: We ask that you pay by credit card when registering since paying with cash is not an option.
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