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Stammtisch in Lausanne (French)
French speaking lifespark members are invited to meet and share.
When: Saturday November 10, 1.30pm - 4.30pm (welcome from 1pm)
Where: Pôle Sud, avenue J-J Mercier 3, Lausanne
As usual, we’ll organize a meal afterwards if some of the participants will feel like it.
Please register here.

Stammtisch in Zurich (English and German)
A hearty welcome to our Lifespark Stammtisch in Zurich on Saturday November 10 from 11:00-13:00 in the Restaurant Oase in Zurich Main Station. See the map.
You need to take the lift up to the third floor. In case anyone has difficulty finding the restaurant, please contact Nick on my mobile phone: 079 705 21 88. I will also be at the HB Treffpunkt from 10:45 to 10:55 with a Lifespark banner held high.
We are very much looking forward to seeing you and sharing experiences.
Please register so we have an idea of how many people are coming.
Warm wishes, Nick, Ines and Annette

Stammtisch in Munich (German)
lifespark members are invited to meet and share.
When: Monday, November 12, 2018 at 7.30pm
Where: Georgenhof in Schwabing
Please register here.
Your contact person: Cara Coetzee
We look forward to meeting you!

“Cities for life, cities against capital punishment”
Events co-organized with Community of Sant’Egidio, ACAT, Amnesty International, Inmates’ Voices  and lifespark

Saturday November 24, 2018 – Lausanne

  • From 9am to 1pm: meet at the market, by St-Laurent Church to collect signatures and share with the local folks about capital punishment.

  • From 5pm to 8pm: walk the streets of Lausanne with torches. Meet at 4:45pm at the Place de la Louve. An aperitif will be offered at the closing of the event. See more information here.

Friday November 30, 2018 - Lausanne
Inmates’ Voices will present the world pemiere of World premiere of a musical creation  « SWANSON », in Lausanne, Switzerland. SWANSONG is a multimedia project merging alternative rock, lyrical singing, words and drawing, providing an opportunity to give a voice to prisoners beyond the walls of their cells. See more information here.
Where: Théâtre 2.21, rue de l’Industrie 10, Lausanne

  • November 30 at 8 pm (world premiere)

  • December 1st at 8pm

  • December 2nd at 5pm

  • December 15 at 8pm, au Caveau du Cœur d’Or, Chexbres, Switzerland

lifepark's projects
You are most welcome to start a project that supports our pen pals or connects our members. All ideas are welcome! Find further information on how to become active on our website or contact the board.

Tips & ideas how to cheer up your penpals
We are looking for creative ideas to help cheer up our friends on death row which can be sent by letters - for example, our member Isabelle Délèze collected some ideas for the Christmas time which you can find here. For any further information or when you have other creative ideas, feel free to contact Claudia Tramér at We will share the ideas in our newsletter.

Report: Christmas cards project
One of lifespark’s members had a wonderful project idea just before Christmas: Sending Christmas wishes to the inmates on our waiting list, who didn’t receive a pen pal yet, to let them know that they are not forgotten (the average waiting time is about two years in order to receive a pen pal) and that we are doing our best to find a pen pal for them. The project was a real success and a lot of lifespark members participated. Thank you on behalf of the board!
To display the project’s success as well as the thankfulness of our waiting inmates, we decided to display a selection of their answers here.

lifespark member Monique wrote to Howard
lifespark member Josephine wrote to Cedric
lifespark member Susanne wrote to Tim

Projects in cooperation with Inmates' Voices
Inmates' Voices is a Swiss organization which develops and promotes different artistic projects with the goal to give a voice to inmates. It was found by lifespark members. Find more information under

Project INMATES’ PICTURES / COULOI'ART – Artworks by American prisoners
Lifespark and Inmates’ Voices are pleased to present a new project which will provide another opportunity for American prisoners to be heard outside their walls: we created an exhibition that will display artwork of your pen-friends: Drawings, paintings, objects made in the cells, decorated envelopes, texts illustrated by drawings, for example a poem with a drawing, drawings of the inside of the cell, collection of texts, literary works (a copy of a book or manuscript)...
The first exhibit took place in spring 2017, click here for more details.
To order postcarts, please visit the catalog and use the following order form: English I FrenchI German

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