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English Guide through the Alsace

English Guide through the Alsace

Have  you wanted to taste French cuisine, but not sure where to go?  Have  you hosted a dinner party and not sure what the right French cheeses and  wine to serve?  The answers to these questions and more are waiting for  you in The Expat’s Guide to Southern  Alsace. Amanda Vo Park and Susie Woodhams have pulled together, after  months of research and interviews with local experts, a guide to the best of  Southern Alsace – written by expats for expats.  And what’s more: the guide is available in e-book format for download from Amazon.com  You can also  purchase the

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Comments Off   |  03/11/2013 Entertainment

“Time in Flux” – The story of a journey down the Rhine

“Time in Flux” – The story of a journey down the Rhine

The Rhine meanders from the Swiss Alps in Graubünden through Central Europe and then flows into the North Sea in Holland. In total the Rhine stretches over 769.7 miles, 548 of which are used for shipping. The river that flows through Basel is not just one of the busiest waterways in the world; there is much more to it. Photographer Elke Fischer and journalist Sabine Theil put together various shipping exhibitions in 2008, and as part of this cultural project, they went on a five day journey along the Rhine, from Basel to Rotterdam. To gain insight into the fascinating

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Comments Off   |  28/10/2013 Entertainment, Uncategorized

Nostalgia and Thrills Galore at the 543rd Herbstmesse (Autumn Fair)

Nostalgia and Thrills Galore at the 543rd Herbstmesse (Autumn Fair)

For two weeks beginning this Saturday, Basel’s city centre will be given over once again to the sounds, sights and impressions of the annual Autumn Fair. For the first time this year, the venues will include the whole of the completely redesigned Exhibition Square, as well as the covered space dubbed “the City Lounge,” which lies under the giant oculus connecting the square exhibition halls. Delighting all who hark back to the good old days, indoor rides under the theme “Super 80s” will excite fair goers in Hall 3 on Riehenring, where originals such as the Ghost Train from the

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Comments Off   |  25/10/2013 Entertainment, Society

New York Musicians Perform in Basel’s “Konzert-Galerie Pianofort’ino”

New York Musicians Perform in Basel’s “Konzert-Galerie Pianofort’ino”

Soprano Amanda Sidebottom and lutenist Erik Ryding formed Well-Tuned Words in 2011 to explore the rich repertoire of Renaissance and early Baroque lute songs.  Based in New York, they have also performed fringe concerts at the Berkeley and Boston Early Music festivals and toured in Europe, with concerts in Milan (Sforza Castle), Paris and Amsterdam. Recent recitals have featured collaborations with harpsichordist Rebecca Pechefsky and the ensemble Brooklyn Baroque. This trio of musicians will appear on Friday, October 18,  at 8 pm in the “Konzert-Galerie Pianofort’ino” (Gasstrasse 48, Hinterhof) with a programme of songs and instrumental pieces by John Dowland

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1 Comment   |  11/10/2013 Entertainment
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