Japanese Buddhist textiles

The Baur Foundation is exhibiting for the first time the Japanese Buddhist textiles dating from the 18th and 19th centuries. The collection consist of textiles used to cover altars in the temples. These cloths are evidence both of the religious beliefs of the time and of the skill of the Kyoto weavers.

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Museums at night 2014

Around thirty museums are taking part in the programme, offering visits, workshops, film screenings and many other activities to transport both young and not so young into an astonishing night-time world on Saturday and for a day rich in discoveries on the Sunday.

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Gourmet pleasures: A gastronomic and historical tour

Thsi exhibition explores, from a historical perspective, our culinary habits and the tradition of hospitality in Carouge which, in 1792, already contained 143 inns or other drinking establishments, to the great delight of the people of Geneva; a tradition that is more alive than ever.

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Der Ring des Nibelungen

Stage Festival Play in 1 Prolog and 3 Days by Richard Wagner. Das Rheingold: prolog in 4 scenes. Die Walküre: first Day in 3 acts. Siegfried: second Day in 3 acts. Götterdämmerung: third Day in 3 acts and 1 prolog. Sung in German with English and French surtitles. Duration: approx. 15h

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Musical Marathon

Students and professors are together in a firework of concerts that will take the shape of a musical marathon: musical initiation’s students to pre-professionals, ensembles of children or confirmed bands, teachers playing with or for their students, choirs, chamber music, youngs soloists: free entry, emotions and discoveries granted!

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Geneva Marathon

The Marathon offers a route of 42,195 km (26 miles) in the heart of Geneva. The course will take in both town and countryside, allowing the runners to admire the mind-blowing mountain landscapes, whilst discovering the beautiful sights of Geneva: The Jet d'eau (water fountain), the Flower Clock, the Mont Blanc bridge.

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Dance festival

At the begining of May, libraries, theaters, pedestrian crossings and even private apartments will act as dance floors. The 9th edition of the Festival of Dance offers over 90 dance classes and workshops in Geneva and in the partner communes of Carouge, Meyrin and Vernier. Ballet, jazz, foxtrot, urban dance and even oriental dance : the young and old alike will certainly find something that suits them.

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The Chronokids

The Chronokids Adèle and Marvin travel through time using their mobile phone found at the fleamarket. On the basis of the graphic novel, visitors will be able to discover, from a historical and scientific perspective, seven major inventions which have had a substantial impact on our society.

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