The European Organization for Nuclear Research, « le CERN », was founded in 1954. Since then, it frequently causes particle collisions in a 27-kilometer tunnel near Geneva. One of its researcher, an Englishman called Tim Berners-Lee, invented the World Wide Web in 1989.
A song called « Geneva » was written by three local artists, Jaumesse, Geni Deli and Stefano Pollastri. A Wemakeit campaign is lead to afford the video clip.
Pregny Alp Festival, is fully dedicated to Swiss culture. The 12th edition will occur on August 4th, in Pregny-Chambésy. Röstis, here we are!
Swiss illustrator Noémie Weber is dedicating her first album « Junk food book », a parody of Rudyard Kipling’s Jungle Food Book at Cumulus and Payot.
From 16 to 18 August, the 12th reggae festival Plein-les-Watts will occur in Plan-les-Ouates. Cheer for the iron breath of the lion in Zion!
The first Tchiiz festival will take place on September 15 in the canton of Fribourg, known for Gruyère and Vacherin. Participants will visit cheese cellars and production centres and, of course, taste local products.
Zep is Genevan artist Philippe Chappuis’ name. It is a tribute to his favourite rock band, Led Zeppelin. Famous for his 8-year old character « Titeuf », Zep also likes to draw grown-up topics. Recently, he published « The End » (éditions Rue de Sèvres), a story about some kind of ecological apocalypse !
Canton de Vaud start-up Biolia offers restaurants its help to limit waste, through its Ecocook certification. Hotel Management School of Geneva’s restaurant Vieux-Bois is the first in Switzerland to have reached level 3 (out of 4).
World-famous Bernese painter Ferdinand Hodler died in Geneva a hundred years ago. The City Museums pay tribute to him. Until August 19th, 100 paintings are presented in the Musée Rath : self-portraits, landscapes and characters, which all attest the timelessness of Hodler’s work.