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A market to quench a specific phobia

Events, Uncategorized  -  0 Comments 22/08/2016 - 21:33

A market to quench a specific phobia

The Basel Beer Market has experienced a growing popularity – and comes up with a premiere in 2016. By Martin Pütter Anybody suffering from “Cenosillicaphobia” absolutely must – repeat: must – visit Vogesenplatz this last weekend of August. The 4th beer market taking place there contributes significantly [...]

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Taking The Bard Into The Woods

Taking The Bard Into The Woods

Shakespeare in the Courtyard is an open air event with a twist, set in the medieval backdrop of Basel’s Old Town. By Lya Pfäffli This year marks Shakespeare’s 400th anniversary and to celebrate, Shakespeare in the Courtyard is presenting a ‘teaser taster trio’ of arguably the Bard’s most famous tragedies: Dogg’s Hamlet, Cahoot’s Macbeth by Tom Stoppard and Benvollo & Tybalt are Dead (Romeo and Juliet), abridged by Patrick Deslarzes.  This performance (in English) takes place from 18 August to 3 September and returns once again to the intimate courtyard setting of «Schönes Haus», a beautifully preserved building dating from

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The little differences (11): Time to eat – but when?

The little differences (11): Time to eat – but when?

Whether simply for nourishment or out of enjoyment – both locals and expats want to eat. What can vary, however, is who eats what meal and when. By Martin Pütter One scene made me laugh when I recently watched “The Fellowship of The Ring” (Part 1 of the “Lord of The Rings” trilogy) again. At one stage after leaving the Shire, Peregrin “Pippin” Took is clearly annoyed that he has to forgo a second breakfast and asks: “What about elevenses, luncheons, afternoon tea, dinner, supper?” A short instant later he gets hit by an apple on the head that Aragorn

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Basel’s link to the Church of England

Basel’s link to the Church of England

Over a period of 600 years, Basel and the church in England influenced each other, as Ettingen resident Bryan Stone, originally born in England, shows in his book «Basel and the Church in England» – an English-language contribution to Basel’s Erasmus Year Team TBJ This year Basel is commemorating an immigrant, one of its most famous expats, actually. In this very city in 1516, Erasmus of Rotterdam published a critical edition of the New Testament, in its original ancient Greek text version; the book had been printed by his close friend, book printer and publisher Johann Froben. Thus the renowned

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