Students from Balcarras School, Cheltenham and the Biology Centre in Sochi, met online and exchanged great ideas about CO2 monitoring; the Sochi Cook book and the ‘Balcarras Bee Hotel’! See the report on Balcarras School’s website.
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Twinning’s Own Climate Summit – Cheltenham Young Ambassadors invited to join discussion for a common peaceful, sustainable world
Has COP26 got you interested? Are you 16-18 years old and want to engage with other young people from across the world in discussion on sustainability and climate protection? By taking part in Göttingen’s online student discussion on a more peaceful sustainable world you could be an Ambassador for Cheltenham. The event takes place overContinue reading “Twinning’s Own Climate Summit – Cheltenham Young Ambassadors invited to join discussion for a common peaceful, sustainable world”
70 Years of Cheltenham and Göttingen
To mark the 70th anniversary of the twinning link between Cheltenham and Göttingen, a joint project between the Local History Societies of both towns has been undertaken and a presentation of photos has been put together that clearly shows the changes that have happened in the townscape of Cheltenham and Göttingen during the past 70Continue reading “70 Years of Cheltenham and Göttingen”
Cheltenham for Europe Online Talk – 22 September – Friedland Welcomes Refugees
Following on from the joint Europe Day Celebrations with our twin towns of Annecy and Gottingen, C4E is delighted to present a talk about the Refugee Transit Camp in Friedland, 12 miles from Gottingen. The talk will be given by Klaus Magnus of the Museum of Friedland who will provide an overview of the creation ofContinue reading “Cheltenham for Europe Online Talk – 22 September – Friedland Welcomes Refugees”
Edible Delights of our Twin Towns
As part of Cheltenham Heritage Open Day 2021 events, Cheltenham Twinning Association gave a talk on the edible delights of our twin towns on Thursday 16 September. Below is the slide presentation that accommpanied the talk.
Sochi Film Festival UK
On Friday 10 September at Chapel Arts Gallery in Cheltenham, the Sochi International Film Festival and Cheltenham Twinning Association launched their season of Russian film, art and culture which will culminate in the Sochi Film Festival UK awards being held in Cheltenham in February 2022. The event was very successful with a good audience includingContinue reading “Sochi Film Festival UK”
Picnic in the Park
To mark 70 years of twinning between Cheltenham and Goettingen, a twinning gathering was held in Montpellier Gardens on 3 August to celebrate the occasion. About 40 people who have been to Goettingen and taken part in exchanges over the years enjoyed a picnic with German food and drink and videoed messages of greetings toContinue reading “Picnic in the Park”
Did you know?
The name Kisumu refers to both the city and the district in which it is located. Its name is from the Luo word ‘kisuma’, itself a derivative of ‘sumo’ which means barter trade. It is situated on the banks of Lake Victoria, known locally as Nam Sango or Nam Lolwe. While there are many different food typesContinue reading “Did you know?”
Göttingen has best air quality in Germany
It’s worth taking a deep breath in Göttingen. According to the European Environment Agency (EEA), Göttingen has the cleanest air quality of any large city in Germany, and is ranked 29 out of 323 European towns based on recent research into air particulates in European urban areas. Göttingen’s Mayor, Rolf Georg Koehler (SPD) stated: ‘GöttingenContinue reading “Göttingen has best air quality in Germany”
Twinning Gathering – 2 August 2021
To celebrate 70 years of twinning with Göttingen a get together will take place in Montpellier Gardens on Monday 2 August from 5-7pm to mark the occasion here in Cheltenham, as we are unable to meet face to face with our Göttingen friends. Videos and photos will be taken and exchanged with Göttingen. Please bring alongContinue reading “Twinning Gathering – 2 August 2021”