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Switzerland and the UK have a long-standing relationship with common political and economic values, which form the basis for successful cooperation in many fields. Our two countries share a number of strengths: both are world leaders in innovation, research and education, and home to international financial centres and world-leading cultural institutions. #WeAreSwitzerland is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom to forge new synergies between Switzerland and the UK across innovation, science, culture, economy and politics.We are innovative. We are creative. We are sustainable. We are committed. We are connected.We are Switzerland.

Intro

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January 2025

Switzerland and the UK have a long-standing relationship with common political and economic values, which form the basis for successful cooperation in many fields. Our two countries share a number of strengths: both are world leaders in innovation, research and education, and home to international financial centres and world-leading cultural institutions. #WeAreSwitzerland is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland in the United Kingdom to forge new synergies between Switzerland and the UK across innovation, science, culture, economy and politics.We are innovative. We are creative. We are sustainable. We are committed. We are connected.We are Switzerland.

As part of the #WeAreSwitzerland tour of the UK, the Embassy, in co-operation with the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC), visited Manchester to highlight Switzerland’s strong economic footprint in the Northern Powerhouse.

Innovative
Committed
Connected

Switzerland’s Footprint in the Northern Powerhouse

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August 2022

As part of the #WeAreSwitzerland tour of the UK, the Embassy, in co-operation with the British-Swiss Chamber of Commerce (BSCC), visited Manchester to highlight Switzerland’s strong economic footprint in the Northern Powerhouse.

Swiss Selection Edinburgh by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer: solo performer Lea Whitcher, duo Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov and performance company Pintozor will all be bringing an eclectic mix of multi-disciplinary work to the Festival from 3 to 27 August 2022.

Lea Whitcher in a pink sequin dress showing her milkist breast, Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov jumping on a red carpet and a woman from the Pintozor collective with a baseball bat on the shoulder
Lea Whitcher in a pink sequin dress showing her milkist breast, Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov jumping on a red carpet and a woman from the Pintozor collective with a baseball bat on the shoulder
Lea Whitcher in a pink sequin dress showing her milkist breast, Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov jumping on a red carpet and a woman from the Pintozor collective with a baseball bat on the shoulder
Creative

Swiss Selection Edinburgh 2022

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July 2022

Swiss Selection Edinburgh by the Swiss Arts Council Pro Helvetia is to return to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this summer: solo performer Lea Whitcher, duo Trixa Arnold & Ilja Komarov and performance company Pintozor will all be bringing an eclectic mix of multi-disciplinary work to the Festival from 3 to 27 August 2022.

Ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Michael Trauffer tells us more about his show featuring music, ideas and lives classified as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis as well as original songs. Set at the transition from one of the most liberal societies of its time to one of the biggest tragedies in human history, Fabulett 1933 deals with the fragility of society's achievements and the struggle of visibility.

A man with a crown topless sitting on a suitcase
A man with a crown topless sitting on a suitcase
A man with a crown topless sitting on a suitcase
Creative

Ed Fringe Interview: Fabulett 1933, a queer one-person musical

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July 2022

Ahead of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, Michael Trauffer tells us more about his show featuring music, ideas and lives classified as ‘degenerate’ by the Nazis as well as original songs. Set at the transition from one of the most liberal societies of its time to one of the biggest tragedies in human history, Fabulett 1933 deals with the fragility of society's achievements and the struggle of visibility.

With poets visiting from Switzerland and based in the UK, this event brought ‘Typoetry: Rethink-Rebuild’ to an inspiring close. This event was part of Newham Word Festival (4-17 July 2022).‍

Creative

Discover the performances of Typoetry's closing event

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July 2022

With poets visiting from Switzerland and based in the UK, this event brought ‘Typoetry: Rethink-Rebuild’ to an inspiring close. This event was part of Newham Word Festival (4-17 July 2022).‍