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”
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”
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“
Cheltenham was delighted to welcome an official visit from Göttingen for 2 days in July. The group of five was headed by the Mayor of Göttingen, Petra Broistedt. The gallery below shows the launch of the jointly produced ’13 Stories’ book, local places the group visited and the exchange of pictures to mark the 70thContinue reading “Göttingen Delegation Visit – July 2022”
Gordon was an unfaltering supporter of twinning. A man with passion and enthusiasm for uniting the young people of the two towns and co-founder of the Cheltenham Göttingen Youth Sports Exchange in 1967. He will always be remembered.
A beautifully illustrated bi-lingual English/German book of short stories was launched on Thursday 21 July 2022 at a reception event attended by delegates from Göttingen and supporters of Cheltenham twinning association. The inspirational joint collaborative project marks the 70th anniversary of the link between the twin towns of Cheltenham and Göttingen in Germany. The 13Continue reading “A Celebration of Cheltenham and Göttingen Storytelling Project”
A celebration of the Cheltenham-Gӧttingen storytelling projectOn Thursday 21 July 2022 6pm to 8pmAt Chapel Arts Centre, Knapp Road, GL50 3QQ In the presence of the Mayor of Cheltenham and an Official Delegation from Göttingen,headed by the Mayor of Göttingen Frau Petra Broistedt This project highlights joint cultural collaboration and celebrates the 70th Anniversary ofContinue reading “Twinning at its Best”
Highlights of events we have successfully organised in partnership with our Gӧttingen colleagues over the last year, inspite of covid restrictions.
The results are in! We had some amazing images from both Cheltenham and Göttingen and would like to thank everyone who entered, as well as the judges and Cheltenham Camera Club. We hope you enjoy browsing through the selected images.
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’”