The Stadt Casino re-opens and Im Fluss is back!!

17th-23rd August 2020

We had wonderful news this weekend that Im Fluss the evening concerts on the floating stage on the Rhine will be back on 1st of September.  The Stadt Casino opens its doors on Saturday after a 4 year renovation project lead by Basel based architects Herzog De Meuron.

I hope you enjoyed my recent blog post on Rhine Swimming, that will be one of the last summer blog posts this year!  

Have a great week,  Louise

What's on during the week

Start the week learning to make the fermented drinks Kombucha, Kefir, Kwas.  The course starts at 18:15 in Markthalle and costs 95 CHF more details here

Taco Tuesday at Viertal Dach the cool and chilled roof terrace in Munchenstein, every Tuesday until the end of September more details here

There’s live jazz at the Kunstmuseum courtyard from 18:00 on Wednesday accompanied by an outdoor Grill more details here

The Basel Children’s trust welcomes new and old members to a Teddy bears picnic at Drei Kase Hoch on Thursday at 15:30 more details here

Galerie Katapult hosts the artist RUSSI to exhibit her Art and Furniture from 19-30th August more details here

Try some after work drawing at the Kunstmuseum from 17:00 on Thursday, entry to the drawing class is free more details here

Food truck Thursday at Merien Openheim platz including burgers and curry wurst more information here

Basel’s world renowned music school has resumed it’s weekly recitals and concerts many of which are collection concerts more information here


Summer Rolls at V'oodles

The summer rolls from V’oodles are a real treat, fresh and tasty but highly filling as they have egg noodles in the centre.  The meat, tofu or fish plus thinly sliced vegetables make a fresh and tasty change from a traditional salad.  The team at V’oodles offer 5 aromatic dipping sauces, I tried lime, chilli and sesame which was to die for.  Each role is between 4 and 5 CHF depending on the filling.  

V’oodles is located at Freie Strasse 89, 4051 Basel

Friday Night

Gin and Tapas after work at MO Bar on Mehret-Oppenheim-Strasse-6, Basel 4053 get your tickets here

Friday sessions at Klara continue with the singer song writer Rhea Konig more information here

The Stadt Casino re-opens

The Stadt Casino will re-open this Saturday this huge Pallazzo style building that is right in the middle of town at Barfüsserplatz has been under renovation for 4 years.  The renovation was lead by the Basel based architects Herzog du Meuron.  The Stadt Casino has seen many famous people perform in it great such as the amazing mezzo-soprano Teresa Berganza, I hope that this great building goes on for many generations providing a place for world class music for all.

The upcoming concerts are to be found here

IMFLUSS is back!!

We had wonderful news this weekend that Im Fluss the evening concerts on the floating stage on the Rhine will be back on 1st of September.  The line up is on their website with James Gruntz being the big name this year, follow Imfluss on Facebook

Photograph of the week

I was invited by a good friend who is an organic walnut farmer in canton Bern to take some photos of him and his farm this week.  Here’s Christian with his 7 year old walnut trees, the walnuts from Scheurlibiohof’s trees are sold at Jasseli’s hofladen.

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