Cheltenham German Club

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                              Cheltenham-Göttingen Twinning.


Göttingen visitors in Cheltenham this summer

22nd-27th July

There are still a few spaces left for the barbeque and the reception, as well as the day trips – with prices on the trip proforma doc. Contact Annette Wight. Details below.

 Annette writes:

This summer there will be over 100 visitors from our German twin town in Cheltenham from Saturday 22 to Thursday 27 July for the Göttingen Festival.

 The group includes the Mayor of Göttingen, Herr Rolf Georg Köhler, council party leaders and officers from the administration of Göttingen, 60 residents of Göttingen, 15 youngsters on an extended sport and language visit, and 30 members from the Göttingen Town Sports association.

 Many of the visitors are staying with Cheltenham families and a full programme of activities, tours etc. has been arranged for the 5 days.    A copy of the programme is attached.

 There are two events that I would particularly like to invite you to so that you have the opportunity to meet the visitors and become involved in this twinning event.


1.                   The Welcome Reception on Sunday 23 July at 12 noon till 1.30pm at Chapel Arts, Knapp Road, GL50 3QQ.
The reception will be preceded by an Anglo-German church service at the Cheltenham Minster at 11am to which you are all welcome as well.  Coffee will be served at 10.30am prior to the service.


2.            The Twinning Party on Tuesday 25 July at 7.30 pm at the Cheltenham Civil Service Club, Tewksbury Road, GL51 9SL.   Tickets cost £18p.p. and include a welcome drink, barbeque and entertainment by the jazz band, JB3.  Admission is by ticket only and numbers are required by Monday 10 July for catering purposes. Please complete the attached form for tickets.  

                                                                                                                                                                                If you are interested in attending these events, please email and / or return the form and payment to as soon as possible (cheques made payable to Cheltenham Borough Council).

 If you would like to take part in any of the other events on the programme, we would be delighted to see you and if you would like to come on any of the trips please contact me about availability.

 Finally, for Association members and any others who are interested in attending, there is a joint Cheltenham/Göttingen Twinning meeting on Tuesday 25 July at 10.00 am in the Pittville Room.  For refreshment and organisational purposes I would be grateful if you would let me know if you will be attending this meeting.

 I hope many of you will be able to support some of these events and experience this memorable and important week in the Cheltenham / Göttingen twinning calendar.

 Kind regards


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Contact Annette Wight for the programme and other information.

Cheltenham Twinning Association

Midsummer Wine Tasting

(of unusual grape varieties, but all easily available)


Friday 29 June 2018 at 7pm

64 Brooklyn Road, Cheltenham, GL51 8DU

Large garden but also cover if wet


Raising funds for the Twinning Association – £15 per ticket

To include cheese and biscuits

Payment by cash, cheque (Cheltenham Twinning Association) or BACS  (16-16-13; Acc 10155423)

RSVP by 22 June latest




Contact : Annette Wight 01242 264311 [email protected]


Many thanks



Annette Wight

Twinning & Events Officer

Cheltenham Borough Council

01242 264311


Details from :

Annette Wight

email: [email protected]

Twinning Officer : Monday, Tuesday and Thursday
tel  01242 264311
(Democracy Assistant : Wednesday and Friday
tel 01242 775153)

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