Cheltenham has received a kind and generous donation of 10,000 disposable face masks from its Chinese twin town of Weihai. These will be distributed to frontline staff and key workers within Cheltenham with a large number going to local care homes. The Council is very grateful to Weihai. The Mayor of Cheltenham received a letterContinue reading “Weihai donate face masks”
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Greetings of Solidarity from Göttingen
The Mayors of Cheltenham and Göttingen have exchanged letters of solidarity during this Corona virus pandemic, wishing the citizens of both towns health and success in dealing with the current situation. Letter from Herr Rolf-Georg Köhler, Mayor of Göttingen can be read here.
Russian Film – One War
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS Cheltenham Twinning Association is delighted to present the screening of the Russian film ‘One War’ which is being shown on Tuesday 24 March, 7pm at Chapel Arts to mark the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII and which is part of the Sochi International FilmContinue reading “Russian Film – One War”
2020 Presentation on Twinning
See our presentation on the current and future proposals for twinning activities with our twin towns. Presented to Twinning Association Friends in February 2020.
Visit to Annecy
This visit has now been postponed to October 2022 – details will be published later in 2021. Cheltenham Twinning Association is organising a visit to its French twin town of Annecy, for local residents and people interested in twinning. The trip will take place from 7-14 October 2020 to coincide with the ‘Retour des Alpages’Continue reading “Visit to Annecy”
Summer Work Placements in Annecy
THE DEADLINE HAS NOW PAST – PLEASE TRY US AGAIN IN 2021 Our French twin town of Annecy has a number of interesting work placement opportunities available this summer for young people aged 18-30 from Cheltenham and local area. A summary of the positions available can be seen here. Most are for a 4 week duration. Continue reading “Summer Work Placements in Annecy”
Visit to Sochi to mark 60 years of twinning
To mark 60 years of twinning with the city of Sochi in Russia, three members of Cheltenham Twinning Association were invited to visit the Black Sea resort in November to strengthen relationships between the two “sister cities”. Whilst in Sochi, the group attended the 4th Sochi International Film Festival Awards and the closing ceremony andContinue reading “Visit to Sochi to mark 60 years of twinning”
Twinning Association AGM
The AGM of Cheltenham Twinning Association was held on 24 October 2019 and the minutes are available to read here.
Annecy’s Retour des Alpages 2019
The Retour des Alpages (Return from the mountain pastures) took place on 12 October this year and a group from Cheltenham were in Annecy to see this wonderful traditional spectacle. This vibrant Annecy festival is one of the highlights of the Annecy year attracting many, many thousands of visitors from allContinue reading “Annecy’s Retour des Alpages 2019”
Homestay in Annecy
Written by Sophia Malden 11S1 At the ungodly hour of 4am, 11 year 10s from Balcarras School embarked on a challenging yet incredible opportunity – to spend a week living with a French family in Cheltenham’s twin town, Annecy. After our flight, we arrived in Geneva airport and travelled through the mountains, across the SwissContinue reading “Homestay in Annecy”