Newtown Twinning St David’s Day Dinner : Sat 24th Feb 2018

The Annual Newtown Twinning St David’s Day Dinner 2018

 Saturday 24th Feb 2018: 7.30pm for 8.00pm,

At the Elephant and Castle, St Mary’s Restaurant.

The Elephant and Castle has just appointed a new Head Chef, Jerome Turpin, who has previously worked at the Checkers Montgomery, a local Michelin star restaurant.  Jerome has created our St David’s Menu, which looks very appetising! A three course St David’s day theme meal, at £18.50 per head.

The evening will also include a guest speaker, Barrie Thompson of the High Street Delicatessen Newtown, one of our business sponsors.  We have also been able to arrange a short performance by a local Sax quartet at the start of the evening from 7.30 until 8.00pm to give us a little taste of the music to follow at our weekend music festival in April.  We will also be running a raffle during the evening.

We very much hope you will be able to join us for the evening when you will be able to find out a lot more about our busy year ahead.

Cash Payment will be taken during the evening

‘Please note if you do have any specific Dietary requirements and you feel that the menu is not suitable or you would like clarification regarding the ingredients of any of the dishes, then please contact us at: and we will liaise with the Elephant and Castle to provide an alternative course.’

 If you would like to join us for the evening, then you will find the booking form via the link below :

2018 Annual Dinner Application form.pdf

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We only have limited seating for the evening and booking will be on a first come first served basis.


Many thanks

Erasmus project: Feb 17th – 3rd March 2018

We are pleased to work with the Maison Familles Rurales colleges in the Vendee to arrange work placements for 4-5 Business students from Les Herbiers.

They will be working in small businesses within Newtown Town centre.  As business students they have an opportunity to learn about UK business through their own practical experiences and the local business should benefit from having an additional staff member, keen to support and help the business.  Newtown Twinning Association will also make arrangements for the visiting students to meet Local students and to discover more about the culture and life in Wales and Newtown.  The scheme is fully funded by Erasmus, and the students will not be paid by the Newtown businesses.  .


Newtown Twinning Association have arranging a two week work placement for business students from our Twin Town Les Herbiers.  Comité de Jumelage du Pays des Herbiers

We would like to thank all the local small businesses in Newtown who have very kindly agreed to support the forthcoming Erasmus project Erasmus Student Network

from the 17th February 2018 to 3rd March 2018.

Newtown Twinning Association will be organising the business student hosting during their two week work experience and the students have now selected their preferred business .

Newtown Businesses involved in this Erasmus scheme are :



No.1 High Street

Highstreet Deli


Club sport

Mid Wales Music centre

We were very sorry to hear that a young musician from Les Herbiers is unfortunately not able to visit due to an accident.  He is very disappointed as he was hoping to spend the two weeks at Mid Wales Music Centre Newtown. Mid Wales Music Centre


Looking ahead we are actively working on arranging an experience for some of our local College Students from Newtown to also experience working in Les Herbiers through the Erasmus scheme in the near future. Erasmus+ UK

If you would like to find out more about this scheme please contact NTA:

Students visit to Aberdyfi 18th Feb 2018

Erasmus students in their work placements with business hosts

Itinerary for Erasmus French Student visit 17th Feb to 3rd March 2018

Music exchange: Ecole de Musique visit April 27th 2018

A planned visit to Newtown by Ecole de musique Les Herbiers in April 27th 2018. Upwards of 40 young musicians will be visiting Newtown to take part in concerts and performances. We have recently appointed John Callaghan to coordinate and organise their visit and their performances and concerts. He is currently in the process of linking with local musical organisations working towards the organisation of performances and concerts. The young musicians would also be accompanied by upwards of 40 people from Les Herbiers linked through the Twinning Committee. Newtown Twinning Committee will be asking their local supporters to help with accommodation and the hosting of our French visitors. If you are keen to get involved in the project please contact NTA:


Itinerary for Music weekend







County Times coverage of our April Music event 25th Jan 2018 :

Further details to follow………

Newtown Carnival 9th June 2018

Newtown Twinning Association will have a stall on the Carnival Field on the 10th of June.  Come and see us for information regarding up and coming events and the latest news.  We are always looking for new members and corporate members, and if you would like to find out more about how we are helping local business and promoting cultural and sporting organisations within the town we would love to see you.

Newtown Food Festival Sept 1st and 2nd 2018

The Comite de jumelage du Pays des Herbiers are already planning a return to our September 2018 Food Festival with a greater variety and quantity of produce, along with many other new ideas to enrich our festival.

Watch this space for the returning FRENCH VILLAGE.

Further details to follow.

Chrono visit with Hafren Cycle Club Oct 2018

October 2018 sees the 37th Chrono des Nations Les Herbiers and we hope that Hafren Cycling will be returning to take part again. This is also an opportunity for Newtown Twinning to organise a coach trip to Les Herbiers to enjoy the race and the Chrono extensive fair 2018.

If you would like to find out more about the Chrono please contact NTA:


Further details to follow.

Jum Regal Dec 2018

November 29th until Dec 4th 2018, TBC.

Newtown Twinning Association will be organising a return to the Jum Regal International Food Festival which is held in our Twin Town. At the last Jum Regal Newtown Twinning Association sold £4000.00 of Montgomeryshire food and drink products working with Cultivate.

In 2018 we are hoping to persuade local producers to accompany us and with the support of The High Street Deli and Cultivate along with Newtopia and No1. High Street, we are planning a large Welsh Christmas Fair at the Jum Regal. This is a great opportunity to promote and sell Welsh / Montgomeryshire Food, drink and craft products on an international stage.

There will be opportunities for Newtown people to join us on this visit and enjoy the international Food fair in our Twin town. Not only a Welsh winter fair but also products from Southern Spain, Germany and France lots to enjoy and stock up for the Christmas period.

If you are a local producer and would like to get involved in this Christmas Welsh Fair, please contact us at:

Further details to follow.

Don’t forget to make a note in your diary!