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Photos from Newtown Twinning Association's post

Our French Erasmus Students from our Twin Town enjoying their work placements in high street businesses in Newtown town centre. They have one more week to experience working in Newtown. However ... See more

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Photos from Newtown Twinning Association's post

Visit to Aberdyfi beach Sunday afternoon with the Erasmus Business Students from Les Herbiers. Work starts Monday! http://newtowntwinning.co.uk/news-events/

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Many thanks to the County Times https://www.facebook.com/countytimes/ for their support in promoting our Twinning Music Festival in April this year and our Annual St David's Day Dinner. Please ... See more

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2 weeks ago
Newtown Food Festival

Support Newtown Food Festival!

Planning has started for the 2018 Festival - Yeh!
Thank You to everyone who gave us feedback last year - it took us three meetings to go through all your comments, which were very encouraging.
If you ... See more

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2 weeks ago
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Montgomeryshire Youth Music, North Powys youth Band, Newtown Twinning Association and other local musical organisations are looking for help with their April Music Festival!!

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3 weeks ago
Photos from Newtown Twinning Association's post

Newtown Twinning now has a new website!

Please visit to check out our News and events and Developing Links. If you took part in some of our events and activities in the last 4 years also check out ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Comité de Jumelage du Pays des Herbiers

Sorry we cant be with you!

Bientôt le bal annuel organisé Salle d'Herbauges par le Comité de Jumelage

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3 weeks ago
Comité de Jumelage du Pays des Herbiers

Newtown Twinning is looking forward to all our exciting activites and events this year!!

Assemblée générale du Comité de Jumelage du Pays des Herbiers le 26 janvier, Salle du Pontreau.

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3 weeks ago
Want to know the secret to grabbing a seat before they sell out?

Newtown Twinning Association would like to thank The High Street Deli for all their support throughout 2017. We are very pleased to have Barrie as our guest speaker at our Annual St David's day ... See more

Tenby ... London ... Glasgow ... Mr and Mrs Deli have been on the move during January, roaming near and far to seek out inspiration, great tastes and amazing food and drink producers. We have ... See more

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3 weeks ago
Llanidloes Twinning Association

Newtown Twinning Association support the Visit to Derval by Llanidloes Twinning Association.

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What is Twinning ?:

Twin towns or sister cities are a form of legal and social agreement between towns, cities, counties, prefectures, provinces, regions, states, and even countries in geographically and politically distinct areas to promote cultural and commercial ties.

The modern concept of town twinning, conceived after the Second World War in 1947, was intended to foster friendship and understanding between different cultures and between former foes as an act of peace and reconciliation, and to encourage trade and tourism.

In recent times, town twinning has increasingly been used to form strategic international business links between member towns and cities.

Historical Background to Newtown Twinning:

  • The twinning of Newtown & Les Herbiers first began in 1999.
  • Over the years, there have been many cultural exchanges such as musical events, school exchanges and food festivals along with sporting activities such as football, cycling and the twinning Olympiads.
  • Many personal relationships and friendships have been developed over the years to the benefits of all concerned.
  • In 2010, both towns celebrated the 10th anniversary of the twinning.
  • In 2015 the Newtown Twinning Association reformed.
  • In 2016, Les Herbiers celebrated the 20th annevarsary of the Comite Jumelage formation.

 

What Twinning brings to Newtown:

It covers a vibrant array of areas such as:

  • Art & culture; Education; Sports; Business; Sustainable development; Citizenship; Public services; Economic growth; Learning another language; Social inclusion.

By Bringing People together from different countries and cultures, it gives us:  an opportunity to share problems & solutions; exchange opinions; learn from each other; create friendships through common interests and issues.  Developing exchanges between many different groups and organisations within the twin towns.