Is Lausanne's night life sliding out of control? Monday, 4 June, 2012 Insults, brawls, bottles thrown at police officers—is Lausanne’s booming night life sliding out of control? Some think so and want more restrictions on opening hours, club licenses and the sale of alcohol. The police says that’ll help, but they also want more officers with more powers. WRS’s Lucas Chambers reports:
Thousands of gymnasts wow Lausanne Monday, 11 July, 2011 Gymnasts of every age — even as young as five — are wowing crowds in Lausanne with gymnastic demonstrations. In a week-long series of performances, which began on Sunday at the Pontaise stadium, 19,000 gymnasts from 55 countries are showing off their talents at the 14th World Gymnaestrada. The popular non-competitive sports event takes place every four years with the aid of more than 4,000 volunteers. WRS’s Lucas Chambers reports:
Urban bees bring taste of honey—and nature—to Lausanne city centre Tuesday, 5 July, 2011 City bees, and soon, city honey. That’s Lausanne’s plan to bring nature’s touch back to downtown. On terraces caught between a busy street and a bustling building, three hives have appeared, and their residents are busy now too, pollinating the lavender and geraniums. The fruit of their labor could soon be on sale in local stores. WRS’s Lucas Chambers finds out more:
Top track and field athletes compete at Athletissima in Lausanne Thursday, 30 June, 2011 Athletissma is on now in Lausanne. The track and field competition will have some big names there, but not Usain Bolt. The men’s 100 meter record setter is not running tonight. However, Reuters sports reporter Brian Homewood talks about the other major names to look out for. He talks to WRS’s Alex Helmick:
Lausanne to keep allowing beggars—for now Monday, 24 January, 2011 Begging has been banned in many Swiss cities, but not in Lausanne—at least not so far. Last week, city politicians rejected a motion by the right-wing Swiss People’s Party that would have banned the practice from the city’s streets. But the issue isn’t going away. The Liberal Party has said it now wants the people to decide whether Lausanne should be a beggar-free zone. Reporter Lucas Chambers has the story:
Vintage Lake Geneva boats under threat Thursday, 26 August, 2010 The vintage boats criss-crossing Lake Geneva day in and day out make up the oldest historical passenger fleet in the world, according to the company that runs them: the CGN. It’s no surprise then that renovations are much needed. But these are costly, as is maintaining the various ports of call. So who should pay, how much and under what circumstances? Talks in Lausanne tackled these prickly questions yesterday, to little avail. WRS’s Lucas Chambers filed this report.
Destination architecture: 5 feats of design worth the trip Friday, 23 July, 2010 Modern architecture tells you as much about a society and culture as its ancient constructs. So maybe it’s the tendency of Swiss architects to avoid being labelled as image-conscious “star-chitects” that has led, over the last 20 years, to so many public buildings in Switzerland that defer to their surrounding landscapes. And since these are best seen outdoors and in good weather, what better time than summer to hit the road and soak in the natural brilliance:
Summer is here and opera season is officially over, but that doesn’t mean they’ve stopped singing. For the first time ever, the Lausanne Opera will be touring close to home, stopping in small towns all across the Canton of Vaud as part of their Route Lyrique. WRS video journalist Amy Wong took her opera glasses and went to speak with Lausanne Opera director, Eric Vigié.
The Traveller: Big culture in Lausanne Wednesday, 17 March, 2010 Lausanne is punching above its weight on the global culture scene. It’s home to a quirky selection of world-class museums and international federations. Celeste Duvoisin fills us in:
Uncorked: Lausanne's state vineyards Tuesday, 27 October, 2009 Jack Turner has a date for wine lovers’ diaries, as the City of Lausanne’s vineyards prepare to open their doors and a few bottles of their excellent Dezalay later on this year.
Strings Attached: Lausanne Bach Festival Thursday, 15 October, 2009 Conor Lennon talks to Isabelle Watson from Radio Suisse Romande’s culture station Espace 2 about the return of Lausanne’s famous festival dedicated to the music of Johann Sebastian Bach, which this year explores the relationship between Bach and his great contemporary, George Friedrich Handel.
Dig It! Lausanne Jardins Dessus Dessous Friday, 31 July, 2009 Hester Macdonald and Pete Forster (and Hester’s intrepid family) check out what’s on offer at the Lausanne Jardins Dessus Dessous—a fabulous garden event which is part installation, part city greening.
Strings Attached: Sine Nomine festival Thursday, 4 June, 2009 Susan Flory talks to François Gottraux, a member of the festival quartet at the Sine Nomine classical music festival in Lausanne, who explains why the festival has this year taken ’spirit’ as its theme.
Competing at the Prix de Lausanne Sunday, 1 February, 2009 The finals of the 37th annual Prix de Lausanne were held today. This is one of the most prestigious international ballet competitions in the world. Student-dancers aged 15 to 18 compete all week long at the Beaulieu Theatre. The grand-prize winners are awarded a full-scholarship at a school or dance company of their choice. This year the jury was headed by Karen Kain. Seventy-three competitors overall partook in the event and WRS video journalist Amy Wong followed one of the talented young dancers, Jemima Dean, throughout the competition.