Welcome to the Anglo-Swiss Club of Locarno!
The Anglo-Swiss Club of Locarno was founded in 1934 to promote good relations between Swiss and English-speaking people. The ASCL is a social club where people living in the Ticino have the chance to meet regularly and converse in English.
The Club has a programme of events every month from September to June, and there is one event during the summer break which is called "Club picnic". A coffee morning is held on the first Saturday of every month in the Club rooms, and an informal gathering on the last Saturday of each month at restaurant Verbano in the center of the city of Locarno. Dinners are held in September, December and June, and a mixed programme of walks, outside visits, lectures, wine-tasting, chestnut roasts and other events is spread throughout the year. The club’s website is operated by a professional webmaster Sander, who updates the site regularly.
The Club has its own library of books in English which are regularly updated. The library is run by volunteer members and is open for borrowing on coffee mornings and every Tuesday afternoon during the Club season.
The Club operates in conjunction with the English Film Club of Locarno, which has a programme of 10 films from October to March. A special rate of Fr. 50.- is available to ASCL members for the whole film season.
New members of all ages and nationalities are welcome to join the ASCL. Current membership fees are Fr. 50.- per single member, Fr. 80.- per couple and Fr. 10.- for students. For further information, programmes and application forms please contact:
Paula Merlini (Secretary)
The Anglo-Swiss Club of Locarno
Via Borenco 8
Tel. 077 409 16 10