The Anglo-Swiss Club of Locarno (ASCL) was founded in 1934 to promote good relations between Swiss and English-speaking people. We now have become very international with members from all countries. Quite amazing!

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.


Recently in Tessiner Zeitung

The ASCL does this through a programme of several events throughout the year. (The article to the left from the Tessiner Zeitung describes the recent lecture on Antarctica by Andreas Nüssel on 9th March 2023). Rather than specialising in any particular type of activity, the ASCL tries to give its members as wide a choice of activities as possible. Cultural outings, walks, lectures, lunches and dinners! We celebrate in style!  Halloween, Fish & Chips, morning coffees and great aperitifs.  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, Anglo and international cultures - the good organisation and frugality of the Swiss with the more relaxed, less formal Anglo approach.

Our club year begins in January with a summer break from June to end of August. During 9 months we offer a wide range of interesting activities. We have a nice clubroom, which is located on one of Locarno's most beautiful squares, Piazza G. Pedrazzini 12, 3rd floor, 6600 Locarno.

For further information, programmes and application forms please contact:

Stefanie Bertoneri Amrein


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On the 6 April 2023, Thursday, 6pm there will be a presentation by acclaimed photographer Jill Mathis at the Hotel La Palma au Lac, Muralto.

Jill has numerous monographs and has been included in dozens of photography books and magazines including American Photo, Marie Claire and Elle Decor. She exhibits regularly in Europe and America and her work can be found in both private and public collections among which include the Whitney Museum of American Art, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, the Norton Museum, the Birmingham Museum and the Delaware Art Museum. Her work has been cited in various university studies and is included in many academic collections including Columbia University, Georgetown University, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt University and the University of Maryland.

For more details on Jill, please click on the Event.

Please register with Stefanie

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Presentation by our member Lisa Bruggink Weis

Join us for an entertaining & educational presentation on the fundamentals and different types of sparkling wine.

Whether you're new to wine or a seasoned pro, we'll have fun going over the basics of the different production methods of sparkling wines, and a brief introduction to the most well-known versions of this special treat, traveling through 4 different wine-producing countries along the way.  The wines discussed will be poured for your tasting pleasure, accompanied by some tasty bites. Salute!

A full-time resident of Ticino (Gerra Gambarogno) since 2002, Lisa is originally from the US where she served as a Captain in the US Army for 7 years after university followed by a career in the wine business working for Robert Mondavi Winery in Sales & Education.  Today she continues her ties in the international wine trade, is a member of the Society of Wine Educators and holds certifications from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust (WSET).  She and her husband Frits are both members of the Anglo-Swiss Club.

The dates for this event are 23 May 2023, Tuesday, 4pm  and 25 May 2023, Thursday, 4pm at the clubroom.

The contribution will be  Fr. 15.-- per participant!

Please register with Stefanie clearly stating if you wish to join on Tuesday or Thursday. Each event is limited to 15 participants due to space limitation!

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We are delighted to announce that Victor Vertunni di Albanella will return to Locarno for a presentation to the Anglo-Swiss Club Locarno. Those members who attended his wonderful presentation on William Blake last autumn, all wished for him to return!

Victor is a London born actor and singer-songwriter and educator, now living in Italy. After graduating in theatre studies at the University of East Anglia he worked on a variety of theatre productions before co-founding the international theatre ensemble Theatre of Eternal Values. Victor comes across as an old musical soul; speaking and singing from some deep ancestral or universal memory that has never required remaking. He has performed his original musical adaptations of William Blake's Songs of Innocence and of Experience in venues and festivals across Europe and in the USA. The song Ah, Sun-Flower is featured in the award winning motion picture, The Italian Key. Other songs are part of the theatrical production Eternity in an Hour, first performed at the Helsinki International Arts Festival 2008 followed by performances in Italy, Switzerland, Turkey and the USA at The New York International Fringe Theatre Festival 2010.

30 May 2023, 7pm, Hotel La Palma au Lac, Muralto

You will receive more information regarding Victor's recital nearer to the date. The event will be followed by our "closing aperitivo ricco" before our June/July/August summer break!

If you wish to secure your seat, you can register now!

Please register with Stefanie!

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I am delighted to announce that Christine Rossal is our new Club Secretary.

Her Email address is:

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These events and all details can also be found by following the Menu: "Programme" and "Other Events" 

For all films, please see "Programme" and "Bob's Film Club", or read the separate article on this page


30 March 2023Thursday, 1.15pm,  "Culture Club Outing" - Stella chocolate factory, Giubiasco. A separate invitation will follow. Please register with Kurt!

01 April 2023, Saturday, 10am - Coffee morning in the clubroom " Easter bunnies" in abundance! No need to register!

6 April 2023, Thursday, 6pm at the Hotel La Palma au Lac, Muralto.

Presentation by acclaimed photographer "Jill Mathis". Please register with Stefanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

12 April 2023, Wednesday, Walk with Katy - details will follow and you can register with Katy!

28 April 2023 13:15 Due to popular demand we will visit REGA once more. Registrations please directly with Kurt: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

06 May 2023, Saturday, 10am - Coffee morning in the clubroom. No need to register!

23 May 2023, Tuesday, 4pm and 25 May 2023, Thursday, 4pm at the clubroom.  Fr. 15.-- per person!

"Everything's Better with Bubbles!" Presentation by our member Lisa Bruggink Weis - see article

30 May 2023, 7pm, Hotel La Palma au Lac, Muralto Recital by Victor Vertunni di Albanella - see article


We look forward to welcoming you at our many events!

Bob Ronay is continuing to present timeless

"Oldies but Goldies"

musicals and films in our clubroom.  Snacks and drinks also offered by the club. All events start at 15.00

You can find these events under the Menu item "Programme", then "Bob's Film Club"

Bob will be showing Casablanca on April 5th, The King and I on April 19th and The Sound of Music on May 17th


Please register for these events with Stefanie: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 
Due to our limited seating capacity we have 20 seats available on a "first come - first served basis".

Please join us!

Very best wishes


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