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Fabienne Hess, billboard presented during the exhibition Mother Mercury, June 2019. © Julien Bader

connec+ is an initiative by the Embassy of Switzerland in the UK to help people stay connected over the challenging weeks ahead. As long as social distancing rules are in place for general health and wellbeing, special online content will be shared in a weekly newsletter and on the Embassy’s social media accounts. connec+ shares many ideas to link in with others, engage with arts and culture and find new ways to stay active whilst indoors.

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Swiss Book Club

Winter in Sokcho, by Elisa Shua Dusapin, translated from French by Aneesa Abbas Higgins

  • Introduction – video
  • Visual imagery and perfection – video
  • Food and communication– video  
  • Panel discussion hosted by Rosie Goldsmith, with writer Elisa Shua Dusapin and translator Aneesa Abbas Higgins - video

Damnation, by Peter Beck, translated from German by Jamie Bulloch

  • Introduction video
  • First 100 pages – video
  • Pages 100 to 250 – video
  • Panel discussion hosted by Rosie Goldsmith, with writer Peter Beck and translator Jamie Bulloch - video 


Louis Schwizgebel: Tableaux

To learn more about pianist Louis Schwizgebel and his selection, see the newsletter.

James Varghese, Quiet Love Record: Introducing… Quiet Love 

To learn more about musician and producer James Varghese and his selection, see the newsletter.

Ta’Shan: Bombay Mami Culture&Spice

To learn more about singer Ta’Shan and her selection, see the newsletter.

Gaspar Narby’s selection

To learn more about electronic musician and producer Gaspar Narby, see the newsletter.

Elina Duni’s selection

To learn more about Jazz singer and composer Elina Duni, see the newsletter.