Semi-Circle, Buchclub Basel, GusGus

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17 October, 2017

Sue Newstead from the Semi-Circle Theatre Group came in to tell us about their new production. "Secrets" is an evening of short plays both by established playwrights (e.g. Woody Allen) and new young playwrights. There will be laughter, there will be tears, there will be excitement! Performances are on October 26th, 27th & 28th and November 2nd, 3rd & 4th at the Theater Arlecchino. Get your tickets now! Listen to the interview again here.




Buchclub Basel's Lydia Zimmer talked to us about the book club's next event "Reading the World". The book that you'll be discussing is "The Jasmine Isle" by Greek author Ioanna Karystiani. The event (which lasts about 90 minutes) is on Sunday 29 October at 5 pm in Café Smilla, Grimselstrasse 1 in Basel. Tickets at the door are CHF 20.-. This is an exclusive event for the CULTURESCAPES Festival - it'll be a great afternoon talking to like-minded people! Book your space by writing to Lydia at




Icelandic band and music collective GusGus performed a blinding set at the Kaserne Basel on the weekend. The band has been in the business for over 20 years, forging a path through the frontiers of electronica - from trip hop to techno to house and beyond. Theirs is a sound that you can dive into and luxuriate in for hours. We caught up with producer Biggi Veira after the show and he told us about their upcoming album and how you know you're on the right track when creating music. Listen to the interview again here.



Time to get out your shoulder pads and neon spandex: our music theme this week was pop from 1980 - 1985! We played:

Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams

Tears For Fears -  Everybody Wants To Rule The World

Yazoo - Don't Go

Cyndi Lauper - Girls Just Wanna Have Fun

Soft Cell - Tainted Love

Queen - Crazy Little Thing Called Love

Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy

Gary Numan - Cars

Depeche Mode - Everthing Counts

Starship - We Built This City