Göttingen and Cheltenham Musicians partner for Jazz Festival

Göttingen bass clarinet player and improvisor, Ove Volquartz, teamed up with Cheltenham musician Chris Cundy and Cheltenham Improvisers Orchestra to perform as part of Cheltenham’s Jazz Festival’s Around Town programme.   The combined improvised jazz concert took place at The Wilson on Thursday 27 April and highlights a true example of international artistic collaboration through music.

Göttingen Musician performs at Jazz Festival

Göttingen Musician, Ove Volquartz, in Cheltenham We are very happy to welcome bass clarinet player, composer and improviser Ove Volquartz who visits us from our German twin town of Göttingen, to participate in the prestigious Cheltenham Jazz Festival 2023, in recognition of cross-cultural music and artistic exchanges. During his visit, he will take part inContinue reading “Göttingen Musician performs at Jazz Festival”

Citizens twinning trip to Göttingen

Fancy a visit to Cheltenham’s German twin town of Göttingen? From 21-28 September 2023 Cheltenham Twinning Association is organising a visit for all local citizens to take part in. The visit will coincide with Göttingen’s Goose Girl Festival and is a wonderful opportunity to see this delightful half timbered town near the Harz mountains andContinue reading “Citizens twinning trip to Göttingen”

2022 / 2021 Twinning Activities

Twinning activities in 2021 were still very much curtailed by the corona virus pandemic, this however meant more online talks and virtual links being made. Many activities with Göttingen to celebrate 70 years of twinning had to be cancelled, but the online Cheltenham – Göttingen Photography competition to celebrate ‘My Town’ was very successful. TwinningContinue reading “2022 / 2021 Twinning Activities”

Choirs combine for Concert

Cheltenham Bach Choir and the Göttingen Stadtkantorei performed a joint concert in the beautiful setting of Tewkesbury Abbey on Saturday 29 October 2022. The Göttingen Town Choir were in Cheltenham as guests of the Bach choir from 26-30 October. The two choirs have a longstanding link and exchange visits every two years. After rehearsals andContinue reading “Choirs combine for Concert”

Twinning supports 2022 World Clean Up Day

Cheltenham Twinning Association members joined together with Springbank Community Group volunteers to participate in a litter pick in Springbank Park and the surrounding area as part of 2022 World Cleanup Day on Saturday 17th September. Springbank Community Group is based in West Cheltenham and runs a welcoming and successful Community Food Pantry, Community Cafe, CommunityContinue reading Twinning supports 2022 World Clean Up Day

Safe water provided for Kisumu schools

A successful fundraising appeal by Cheltenham Twinning Association in conjunction with Cheltenham Rotary Club means two water wells can be rehabilitated in Kisumu, Kenya to provide safe water to two primary schools and their communities. The Chippenham-based WellBoring charity is managing the process including the well installations (https://www.wellboring.org/). The first well was completed in JulyContinue reading Safe water provided for Kisumu schools