Councillor Diggory Seacome, chair of Cheltenham Twinning Association has issued a statement on Cheltenham’s link with Sochi in relation to the situation in Ukraine. “Fostering links through Twinning was borne out of a desire after the Second World War to encourage greater co-operation and understanding between towns and cities. Cheltenham’s Twinning Association has a proudContinue reading “Statement from the Cheltenham Twinning Association on the situation in Ukraine”
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.
To mark the 70th anniversary of the twinning link between Cheltenham and Göttingen, a joint project between the Local History Societies of both towns has been undertaken and a presentation of photos has been put together that clearly shows the changes that have happened in the townscape of Cheltenham and Göttingen during the past 70Continue reading “70 Years of Cheltenham and Göttingen”
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”
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.
Twenty three residents from Cheltenham celebrated over 30 years of friendship with its Chinese twin town of Weihai and 20 years since the two towns were officially ‘twinned’ during a recent 3 -day stay in the beautiful coastal city of Weihai. Weihai, formerly called Weihaiwei, is a prefecture-level city in eastern Shandong province, China, andContinue reading “Forging new links and friendships with Weihai”
On Tuesday 18 September, 7pm, a fund raising dinner will be held at the Spice Lodge in Cheltenham. Tickets are £25 per person and the proceeds will go towards the Twinning Association to support young people taking part in twinning activities and the Mayor’s Charities which are the Pied Piper Appeal and the Cheltenham AnimalContinue reading “Fund Raising Supper”
A busy year of twinning activities is scheduled between Cheltenham and it’s twin towns. Do have a look here.
The Cheltenham Festival in Göttingen, often referred to as the Big Party Visit, will take place from 25 to 31 July 2015. This visit to our German twin town is open to everyone, young and young at heart, who wish to spend 6 days in Göttingen experiencing German culture and life. Accommodation can be with a familyContinue reading “Cheltenham Festival in Göttingen 2015”
The next winter Olympics will be held in Sochi from 7-23 February 2014 and applications for volunteers are open until the end of February this year – 2013. So visit their website and apply soon if you fancy being part of this exciting event in our twin town.