WINNERS TO BE ANNOUNCED SOON To celebrate 70 years of twinning between Cheltenham, UK and Göttingen in Germany, Cheltenham Borough Council and Cheltenham Twinning Association, in conjunction with Cheltenham Camera Club and Stadt Göttingen (Göttingen Town Council) are organising an amateur photo competition. Competition details The competition will run from Sunday 14 November to SundayContinue reading “70th anniversary photo competition ‘Celebrating My Town’”
Annecy bridge clubs invited Cheltenham Bridge Club to participate in a teams’ match online on 28 October 2021. The event was a huge success and each town entered 14 teams of four into the competition. 112 bridge players enjoyed a friendly and fun evening. We were lucky that the online platform RealBridge gave us theContinue reading “Online Bridge with Annecy”
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.
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”
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”
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.
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”
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”
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?”
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”