Forthcoming Events for 2019-20

NTA Summer Social: Sunday, 21st of July 2019.

On Sunday 21st July Newtown Twinning Association are holding their 2019 Summer Social which is open to all our friends and members.

This is the 4th Summer Social and will be held at Penstrowed Parish Hall which provides us with the option of outdoor and indoor accommodation and all the facilities such as a dance hall, kitchen and toilets.

We will be providing shelter with some gazebos and small tables for outdoor use. We will also provide a bbq for your use to cook your food if you wish.  It will be a bring and share event so please bring food and drink (inc. alcoholic beverages!) and your own seating or blankets for your comfort.

If you are a large group attending can I suggest that you also organise your own shelter (Gazebo) if you wish.

We will be meeting at 12.00 midday at Penstrowed Parish Hall.

This year we have a little suprise for all who wish to participate, we have arranged an Archery experience for those interested, at no additional charge, preferably before the wine!

Twinning Committee AGM – 2019 : Thursday July 25th 2019.

The twinning association will be holding its Annual General Meeting on Thursday July 25th, at 7.00pm in the cocktail bar of the Elephant and Castle Hotel where the committee will be elected / re-elected after the main business has been completed. This is a public event and all are welcome to attend. If anyone wishes to join the association, they will have a chance to do so during the evening.
We look forward to seeing you.

Newtown Food Festival 2019 and The French Village: 7th and 8th September.

Upwards of 50 people visiting from Les Herbiers for the 2019 FF and for the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Twinning charter.

38th Chrono Race 18th and 19th October. Chrono Fair 18th to the 21st Oct

HCC are returning with Newtown Twinning Association.

Hafren Cycling Club trio prepare for the prestigious French time-trialing event the Chrono des Nations which will take place on 20th October 2019.

Emma Serjeant, Sam Holwill and Louise Hurdley, all members of Hafren Cycling Club are currently training for the UCI Chrono des Nations, an elite race against the clock in the town of Les Herbiers twinned with Newtown where they will go head to head with some of the world’s leading time triallists. Previous winners of the event have included Chris Boardman, David Millar and Tony Martin.

This will be Emma’s third trip to Les Herbiers for the event. Emma is currently the Welsh Masters Time Trial Champion and is hoping to set a personal best at the event and looking forward to being reunited with her French friends made through the Newtown Twinning committee and hosts from previous years.

Sam and Louise will visit Les Herbiers for the first time in October.  Sam is currently the Welsh Youth Hill Climb Champion and regularly travels the length and breadth of the country competing in UK National Road Races. Sam will progress on to the Junior ranks next year and hopes to gain a place on a race team and compete regularly in Europe on the road.

Louise, who is relatively new to time trialing, is excited to be racing on the international stage and the trio are thoroughly looking forward to the amazing opportunity.

NTA Annual Dinner: Saturday the 19th of October 2019.

Newtown Twinning Annual Dinner held at the Waggon and Horses Newtown at 7pm for 7.30pm on Saturday 19th Oct 2019.  Two or Three courses with a French theme evening.  Please see below for Details of the menu and booking.

Please see below our Annual Dinner menu kindly provided by Neil at The Waggon and Horses Garden View Restaurant.

Please note that this is a French theme set menu with a provision for Vegetarian (V), Gluten Free (GF), and Dairy Free (DF).  These special dietary choices on the menu are only provided in limited numbers for our Vegetarian, Celiac and Vegan friends.

The set menu provided includes Soufflé, Lamb and triple dessert. GF Jus can be provided on request with the Lamb main course.

The Restaurant has a capacity of 40 so we would ask you to book early on a first come first served basis.  To make a booking please email: with your meal choices, full name and tel. number.   Please be aware that when we receive your booking request you will be contacted and advised regarding your payment.

Stuart Owen, Managing Director at Advance Building Designs Ltd., Chair of Open Newtown and member of Newtown community steering group / Newtown Unlimited will be our guest speaker for the evening and will be talking about the Open Newtown Project of which Newtown Twinning Association is a community member.

4th French Film event:  November 2019.


Wales France International, Principality Stadium Cardiff. February 22nd 2020.

This is a joint event with 26 of our French Friends from Les Herbiers visiting. A party of 50 Welsh and French block booked at the stadium!!

5th French Film event:  February 2020.


Erasmus:  March 2020.


Music Festival Les Herbiers: April 13th-20th 2020

17th April confirmed as the concert date, venue Theatre Les Herbiers.

Flyers for Musicians:


More information on each event to follow!