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The week ahead Booming Geneva, beaming Locarno and rocky Nyon

The Piazza Grande Square where nightly films are shown during the Locarno Film Festival

The Piazza Grande Square where nightly films are shown during the Locarno Film Festival

(Keystone/Urs Flueeler)


Here are the top stories we’re following in the week of August 3:

(Keystone/Jean-Christophe Bott)

Monday:

What’s behind Geneva’s immigration influx, the largest since the 1960s? We analyse the data and hear the stories of some of the new arrivals.

(Keystone/Urs Flueeler)

Tuesday:

Lights, cameras, azione! The curtain goes up at the Locarno International Film Festival this week. In an interview, festival president Marco Solari stresses the importance of artistic independence and multiculturalism in Switzerland.

(Keystone/Gaetan Bally)

Wednesday:

Rural sporting camps for young people are institutions in cantons Vaud and Fribourg, but they have had to adapt to maintain their appeal.

(Keystone/Gaetan Bally)

Friday:

To mark the 200th birthday of the Swiss Academy of Sciences, we look at the institution’s legacy – both in Switzerland and the scientific world – and the significance of the “feline rock” near Nyon!





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