Welcome to the Anglo-Swiss Club of Locarno!
The Anglo-Swiss Club of Locarno (ASCL) was founded in 1934 to promote good relations between Swiss and English-speaking people.
The ASCL is mainly a social club, which helps people meet each other, enjoy each other’s company and, most importantly, speak English, the language of the Club.
The ASCL does this through a programme of several events from September to June each year. Rather than specialising in any particular type of activity, the ASCL tries to give it's members as wide a choice of activities as possible, In September the club year launches it's activities with a fabulous opening dinner. At Christmas we organize a traditional afternoon tea with all the trimmings and musical entertainment. In between we celebrate Halloween, enjoy Fish & Chips and morning coffees. We have outings and walks as well as a great lecture programme. We try to hold events within a reasonable radius of Locarno, rather than going farther afield.
The Club also has its own library of books in English. The library is run by volunteer members and is open on coffee mornings during the Club season.
The Club is open to members from all backgrounds and ages, and the only two conditions of membership are to be socially congenial and have a reasonable command of English.
We try to combine the best of Swiss and Anglo cultures - the good organisation and frugality of the Swiss with the more relaxed, less formal Anglo approach.
The Club operates in conjunction with the English Film Club of Locarno, which has a programme of 10 films from October to March.
For further information, programmes and application forms please contact:
Stefanie Bertoneri Amrein