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Sunday activities

Sunday, 27th May 2018 at 11am

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The Fine Art Museum shows a second selection of art works from the Gurlitt “art trove” of pieces that were seized by the Nazis.

If you do not come to the Art Museum, you can still join us at the Botanical Gardens for a picnic and walk along the Aare, returning to the Gardens for music. We must be early for a place, the event will be very popular:

Deux duos et leur trio: Chansons, Lieder, jiddische Melodien und Canzoni. See for more information in the rubric Konzerte. Entry is free.


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Graham wrote
at 8:56am on Monday, 28th May 2018
3 at Philo cafe, 2 at Art Museum, 4 at Botanic garden walk, 4 at poetry, 3 at music. All great. I won't put photos up, it is too much bother for too few readers.
Graham wrote
at 2:30pm on Saturday, 26th May 2018
As at information yesterday, we will be joined by Mahroo and friend Rafique from Pakistan. We prefer the Philo Café but will join you afterwards with a snack at the Botanical Gardens.

Also on at the Botanical Gardens - a "pop-up" museum of "Mystery Things - Nature Edition". The idea is that people can bring unusual objects for the museum!

Will you join the guided tour at 14:00 - 15:00 - "Plants that changed the world", like the cocoa tree.
Nazanin wrote
at 9:35am on Friday, 25th May 2018
Hi, to follow up on Gurlitt, I'd join the art museum 11.00 and botanical garden. Perhaps poetry at 15.00 but haven't written any poems. Lunch is in restaurant or we picnic? Thanks and Greetings
Gerd wrote
at 8:04pm on Thursday, 24th May 2018
We prefer the art museum and perhaps the botanical garden.
Graham wrote
at 6:38pm on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Who is joining me on Sunday, 27 May ? I plan a fun day ...

Calliope: we discuss "Spring of Life" at the Botanical Gardens at 15:30.

(1) Meet at 11:00 at the Museum of Fine Arts for the English-language Guided Tour from 11:30 to 12:30

Afterwards we can have a bite to eat, picnic, or perhaps Restaurant du Nord where there is sausage grilling.

This is one option and the leader would be member Mahroo, art student from Iran.

Then (2) or (4)

(2) Meet at 14:00 at the Botanical Gardens at the Palm House for a guided tour from 14:00 to 15:00 about "Plants which changed the world" (in German)

(3) Meet at 11:30 at the Muristalden school, Muristrasse 8 for the Philo Café from 11:30 to 13:30 (in German)
This is what I plan, rather than (1) - Graham

(4) Then meet at 14:00 at the Bear Pit for a walk along the Aare back to the Botanical Gardens

(5) Meet at 15:30 at the Botanical Gardens for poetry readings and discussion

(6) Stay for music from 17:00–19:00 Music at the Botanical Gardens
Deux duos et leur trio: Chansons, Lieder, jiddische Melodien und Canzoni.
We have to get a seat early as it will be very popular.
On the Terace of the Fern house in good weather, or in the Cactus house in poor weather


Please make a comment on
if you will join me in any of these activities.


Botanical Gardens, Altenbergrain 21
Muristalden school, Muristrasse 8 (bus 12 stop Liebegg)
Museum of Fine Arts, Hodlerstrasse 8
Graham wrote
at 5:55pm on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018

Jamais le matin - Deux duos et leur trio

Sonntag, 27.05.2018, 17:00 Uhr

Als «Jamais le matin» sind Christine Holenweger (voc) und Urs Gigi Geiser (acc) unterwegs, mit Chansons von Piaf bis Brassens, mit Liedern von Knef bis Brecht/Weill, jiddischen Melodien, Canzoni und Songperlen. «figlioccio & padrino» (Urs Geiser/Raphael Stricker, git) fischen im gleichen Teich und darüber hinaus Richtung Jazz und Blues, mit Abstechern ins Gipsy- und Musette-Revier.

Seit letztem Sommer wird die überaus glückliche Liaison von Christines Stimme und Gigis Borsini mitunter zur gitarrenklangseligen Ménage à trois, mäandernd zwischen zarter Melancholie, heftigem Begehren, Heiterkeit und Aufbegehren.

Eintritt frei. Entrance free. Be early to get a place.

Graham wrote
at 4:45pm on Wednesday, 23rd May 2018
Public guided Tour in English Gurlitt:
Status Report Part 2 Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences.

In the second part of the exhibition "Gurlitt: Status Report", the Kunstmuseum Bern is again mounting a selection of works from the Gurlitt “art trove.” This selection comprises pieces that were seized by the Nazis in their persecution campaigns as well as artworks whose provenance and circumstances of acquisition still can not be conclusively ascertained today.

Nazi Art Theft and its Consequences traces the Nazi looting of European Jews and elucidates the role of art dealers and museums in the expropriation campaigns of the regime. Hildebrand Gurlitt was involved in forced sales and dealt with artworks that were either stolen or confiscated from museums as “degenerate art.” The works bequeathed provide a direct link to the biographies of his contemporaries who were persecuted by the Nazis. Most of the former owners were Jewish artists, collectors, and art dealers. The exhibition devotes a separate section to the “restitution” of looted art from the Gurlitt “art trove.”

English guided tours
Su 27.05 11:30 - 12:30
Tu 26.06 19:30 - 20:30

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By Graham on 17th January

Lots of virus and colds going around. Stay warm and protected.

Gerd our treasurer has had a stroke and is recovering in Riggisberg clinic. Call Emilia for condolences and information. I'll go up there in the weekend sometime. Ask me if you wish to come. Graham


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