Newtown Twinning Association AGM 2024

Our 2024 AGM will be held on the 29th of February.  It will be held this year in the Sportsman lounge at 6.30pm.  If you are intending to join us for this, please can you let NLTA know by responding by email to:

newtowntwinning@gmail.com.

The lounge is not very large so it would be good to have an idea of the number attending prior to the meeting.

Many thanks

French Film Evenings 2024

Our 2024 Film evenings will continue on Friday 26th January with ‘Chacun cherche son chat’. When the Cat’s Away, a 1996 Comedy/Drama of 1h 31m duration.

  • Followed by ‘Cezanne et Moi’ a 2016 Drama/Romance of 1h 57m duration. Held on Friday 23rd February 2024.
  • Both will be Held at the Crescent Christian Centre.
  • Doors open at 19:00hrs, Film starts at 19.30hrs.
  • Wine and nibbles are included in the bargain price of £8.00pp.
  • Organic wine by the glass from the Mareuil vineyard close to Les Herbiers.

Hope to see you there!


Music Trip to Les Herbiers: April 2024

Music exchange visit Les Herbiers April 2024. 

Details and Itinerary:

Please note that we are now in a position to confirm the total cost of the trip which is no more than £220.00 pp.

(Please note: We have 25 remaining seats available on our coach for anybody wishing to join the Musicians on the trip.  The final cost pp will obviously be less if we are able to fill those 25 seats!  We would encourage everyone involved to promote the Music Exchange visit and encourage others to join us!).

The final deadline for all deposits and booking forms is the 16th February 2024.  The deadline for the final balance payment for the Trip, to be paid to Newtown and District Twinning Association by BACS NO LATER than the 29th February 2024.

Music Trip Itinerary:

Tuesday April 2nd 2024:

  • Coaches arrive at The Bus Park by the Band Room in Back Lane Car Park at 22.00 h, Depart Newtown at 22.30 h, from Bus Park. Stop in Welshpool to Collect ONLY Gloria’s Gang at 22.45h.
  • Travel to Dover overnight. Passengers are advised to bring a packed lunch for the journey as we will be travelling overnight and through the following day in France.

Wednesday April 3rd 2024:

  • Crossing: Dover- Calais at 06.55h P&O ferries (PO Liberte.)
  • Travel to Les Herbiers to arrive 18.30h estimate.
  • Welcome event arranged by Les Herbiers Twinning and meeting hosts on arrival.
  • Evening Meal with host family.
Ecole de Musique Les Herbiers

Thursday April 4th 2024:

  • Breakfast with Host Families
  • Day at leisure and visiting Les Herbiers and locality.
  • Hopefully opportunities for all 3 musical groups to perform in different venues in Les Herbiers. (More Information to Follow when confirmed)
  • Rehearsals at Ecole de Musique Les Herbiers for all Music groups 17.30h
  • Evening meal with Host Family

Friday April 5th 2024:

  • Breakfast with Host Families
  • Day at leisure and a visit to Clisson by coach.
Clisson
  • Hopefully opportunities for all 3 musical groups to perform in different venues in Les Herbiers. (More Information to Follow when confirmed)
  • Rehearsals at Ecole de Musique Les Herbiers for all Music groups 17.30h
  • Gala Dinner for all including evening performances with Monty Folk, Ffonic and Youth Choir Gloria’s gang 20/30 min each also with the local Joyeux Vendeens?

Saturday April 6th 2024:

  • Breakfast with Host Families
  • Morning at leisure in Les Herbiers.
  • Hopefully opportunities for all 3 musical groups to perform in different venues in Les Herbiers. (More Information to Follow when confirmed)
  • Grand Musical concert held in the Théâtre Pierre Barouh at rear of Espace Herbauges at 5.00pm.
  • Evening meal with Host Family

 

  • Théâtre Pierre Barouh

 

Sunday April 7th 2024:

  • Depart Les Herbiers: 08.30 h
  • Crossing Calais – Dover 15.50h P&O ferries (PO Liberte.)
  • Arrive Welshpool 22.15h, arrive Newtown: 22.30h approximately.

PLEASE can we draw your attention to the two different application forms found below on our homepage.

  1. Musicians and Family Form
  2. Non Performers Form wishing to visit Les Herbiers

Important:  If you are a musician taking part in the music exchange or a family member accompanying a musician then you should complete the Musicians form in one of 3 ways:

  • Electronically and then email to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com
  • Electronically and print off and Hand to Robin Midgley.
  • Print and complete by hand and hand in to Robin Midgley.

For Non musicians please can you complete your application form electronically and forward it to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com

Completing the electronic form:  We suggest you follow the three stages outlined below to ensure the form is sent correctly.

  • First please open the electronic form from our Website homepage at: https://newtowntwinning.co.uk
  • Save the form/file with your full name as the title on your own device.
  • Finally after completing the form please email the form to: newtowntwinning@gmail.com

IMPORTANT: Personal Travel Insurance

Neither Newtown Twinning Association nor the coach company are able to provide personal travel insurance.   It is something we advise members of our coach party to arrange themselves.

 

Musicians and family application form
Non-Musicians Application Form

How to Pay your Deposit and final balance:

Please can all musicians pay their £50.00 deposit on completion of the electronic booking form. Please pay by BACS, the details are shown below:
Bank: Nat West Bank
Account name: Newtown and District Twinning Association
Account Number: 16126629
Sort Code: 54-10-40
Reference: Your Name

Our events for 2023-2024 in outline

Our events for 2024-2025:  In outline

  • The NLTA exhibition will be at Hafan Yr Afon throughout January 2024.
  • Film evenings in January and February 2024: Please see below in our homepage for more details.
  • Music visit 2024: We are in the process of organising a return Music exchange visit to Les Herbiers during the first weekend in April 2024. If you remember we were all set to visit with two coaches in 2020 but unfortunately Covid struck and it was cancelled.  This is another opportunity for Newtown people to join us for this joint musical visit and event.  Please see below in our homepage for more details.
  • Food Festival 2024: We are currently waiting for a decision from Les Herbiers regarding the Food Festival 2024.
  • Film evenings 2024-25 season will return in November 2024, more information to follow.
  • We are currently in the process of planning for an International Beer Festival to be held in Les Herbiers in the spring of 2025 which will involve French, German and Spanish beers along with our local Welsh beers which we are hoping to take to promote and sell. More information to follow soon.  This will also be an opportunity for Newtown people to join us on this visit.

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Ein digwyddiadau ar gyfer 2024-2025: Amlinellol

 

  • Bydd arddangosfa Cymdeithas Gefeillio Y Drenewydd yn Hafan yr Afon drwy gydol Ionawr 2024.
  • Nosweithiau ffilm yn Ionawr a Chwefror 2024: Gweler isod yn ein hafan am ragor o fanylion.
  • Ymweliad cerdd 2024: Rydym yn y broses o drefnu ymweliad cyfnewid Cerddorol yn ôl â Les Herbiers yn ystod y penwythnos cyntaf ym mis Ebrill 2024. Os cofiwch roeddem i gyd ar fin ymweld mewn dau fws yn 2020 ond yn anffodus tarodd Covid a chafodd ei ganslo . Dyma gyfle arall i bobl y Drenewydd ymuno â ni ar gyfer yr ymweliad a’r digwyddiad cerddorol hwn ar y cyd. Gweler isod yn ein hafan am ragor o fanylion.
  • Gŵyl Fwyd 2024: Rydym ar hyn o bryd yn aros am benderfyniad gan Les Herbiers ynghylch Gŵyl Fwyd 2024.
  • Bydd nosweithiau ffilm tymor 2024-25 yn dychwelyd ym mis Tachwedd 2024, mwy o wybodaeth i ddilyn.
  • Rydym ar hyn o bryd yn y broses o gynllunio ar gyfer Gŵyl Gwrw Ryngwladol i’w chynnal yn Les Herbiers yng ngwanwyn 2025 a fydd yn cynnwys cwrw o Ffrainc, yr Almaen a Sbaen ynghyd â’n cwrw Cymreig lleol yr ydym yn gobeithio eu cymryd i hyrwyddo a gwerthu . Mwy o wybodaeth i ddilyn yn fuan. Bydd hwn hefyd yn gyfle i bobl y Drenewydd ymuno â ni ar yr ymweliad hwn.

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