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

Göttingen Delegation Visit – July 2022

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”

A Celebration of Cheltenham and Göttingen Storytelling Project

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”

Twinning at its Best

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”