See our presentation on the current and future proposals for twinning activities with our twin towns. Presented to Twinning Association Friends in February 2020.
We have been and continue to be very busy with twinning this year. Please take a look at what has been happening here and if you wish to be involved in our busy twinning programme, take a group to one of our twin towns or have ideas for future activities please contact the Twinning Officer.
This summer Cheltenham Twinning Association and some 70 residents of Cheltenham and beyond participated in the highly successful 2019 Big Party visit to Göttingen. Making their way by trains, planes, cars and a comfortable Marchants’ coach, participants were given a very warm welcome on arrival and at a formal welcome ceremony at the Altes RathausContinue reading “A Celebration of 68 years of Twinning between Cheltenham and Göttingen”
A group of 11 young people and their 2 leaders from our twin town of Göttingen, Germany, met the Mayor for coffee and cakes in the Parlour during their stay in Cheltenham. The youngsters were in Cheltenham for 11 days, staying with local host families and enjoying an organised programme of language learning, sporting activitiesContinue reading “Göttingen Students meet the Mayor”
One of the first engagements of the newly elected Mayor of Cheltenham was to welcome a group of 8 students and their 2 leaders from the Heinrich-Böll Special School in Göttingen on Thursday 16 May. The students presented roses to the Mayor and Mayoress in the Parlour, sang a German pop song and asked theContinue reading “Göttingen students present roses”
THIS IS NOW FULL BUT WE’LL BE BACK WITH NEWS OF HOW IT ALL WENT Plans are underway for the main twinning trip this year to Cheltenham’s twin town of Göttingen in Germany. The dates are: Thursday 25 July to Friday 2 August 2019 The organised travel there and back will be by coach with overnightContinue reading “Twinning Trip to Göttingen July 2019”
Ten students from Göttingen are experiencing working life in Cheltenham as they embark on either a 4 or 6 week placement with local companies, such as UK Naric, Abercrombie and Kent, local charities such as Sue Ryder and Oxfam and Cheltenham Borough Council. All are staying with families and enjoying being part of English family lifeContinue reading “Göttingen Students experience work placements in Cheltenham”
With the support of Cheltenham Twinning Association and some determined fund-raising, six young people from Cheltenham together with two youth leaders from CMAS (Community Mentoring and Support CiC) had a wonderful opportunity to participate in the annual Peace Camp along with young people from France, Germany and Poland, in the historic city of Torún (Poland).Continue reading “Youth Peace Camp 2018 – ‘A Space Week in the City of Nicolaus Copernicus’”
A small delegation of three people including the Mayor of Cheltenham were invited to Gottingen over the weekend of 1-4 June 2018 to take part in 3 events, namely marking the 40th anniversary of Gottingen’s twinning link with its Polish twin town of Torun, the presentation of the Samuel-Bogumil-Linde prize for literature and the eveningContinue reading “Culture in Gottingen”
One of the first twinning events for 2018 took place during the third week of January with a Mayor’s Reception in the Council Chamber for further education students from Japan, and from Cheltenham’s twin towns of Annecy in France and Göttingen in Germany. The ten students from Annecy were on the return leg on anContinue reading “International Visitors”