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 Twinning Association is delighted to be hosting a series of events this month (February 2022) to celebrate our cultural links with the Sochi International Film Festival and to mark 60 years of friendship with Sochi. Events include an art exhibition, film screenings and musical recitals all held at Chapel Arts Centre. Find out moreContinue reading “Sochi International Film Festival”
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.
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”
The first virtual meeting between pupils from the Biology Centre in Sochi and the Eco Club at Balcarras School took place recently. This eco exchange initiative was started by Charlton Kings Futures, who want the young people of Cheltenham to discuss their thoughts on the climate emergency and what is being or can be doneContinue reading “Pupils Talk Eco”
Having twice been postponed, talks have restarted on the hosting of the Sochi International Film Festival and Awards UK to be held here in Cheltenham in February 2022. With the delightful Chapel Arts Centre being proposed as a venue for film screenings, concerts and an exhibition of Russian art, a meeting was recently held thereContinue reading “Plans Restart for Sochi Film Festival”
In November 2020 Sochi City Council organised a twin cities online chess tournament. Cheltenham had 5 participants who all did really well finishing in the top half of the competition. Congratulations to those who took part.
Sochi Football Club has sent a message of congratulations to Cheltenham Town Football Club on being champions of League Two and on their promotion to League One. Sochi has also had a succesful season, finishing 5th in the Russian Premier League and qualifying for Europe.
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”