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Reminder: Membership subs are due from 1st January more

German conversation group
Next meeting: Wednesday 13 December more

French conversation group. Next meeting: Monday 15 January 2018 at 7:30 pm more

Film Night
Monday 29 January 2018

Community Quiz
Friday 16 March 2018

Film Night
Monday 26 March
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21 to 25 June 2018 Twinning Visit to Wirksworth
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Visit to Die, our twin town in France - 18th - 22nd October 2017

Meal at_Salle_Des_Antonins

Over 40 visitors from Wirksworth were joined by twinning friends from Frankenau, Varallo, Kiskunfélégyhaza and Doughé and hosted by the wonderful people of Die. 

Merci beaucoup à tous nos amis de la région du Diois!  You made us all feel so welcome!

For photos and videos showing what we got up to, see the Past Events and News page.

For a link to Phil Richards' photos see here.

Ci-dessous le lien de notre site où vous trouverez les photos des trois jours de fabuleuses rencontres d'octobre:  http://dioisjumelages.fr/

And here is a link to the photos taken by our Varallo friends.


Die Summer Choral Course - 12th - 20th August, 2017

Singing in Die

See more pictures of the Summer Choral Course and read the report

Dromoise Cycling - 24th September, 2017

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Read about the Dromoise cycle ride here

Would you like to join a discussion on Biodistricts in our French twin town? January 2018

We are invited to send representatives to an event called Rencontres de l'Ecologie  which promotes organic and sustainable living. The event runs from 25 January - 2 February and includes a meeting of people from  Biodistricts in different countries. Read more here.

Wirksworth extends links to Italy

Wirksworth, 11 July 2017

Last weekend a group of Italian and French young people took part in an international youth conference which also included Anthony Gell students.  They were hosted by Mount Cook Centre on Porter Lane, Middleton.  WTA Co-chair Judie Taylor said: 'We were delighted to support the conference which brings together young people from Wirksworth and our twin town in France and we were really thrilled that we were also able to welcome young people from Varallo in Italy.'

Varallo is twinned with Die and this event followed a visit by several members of the WTA Committee to Varallo in April, as part of a wider international celebration of Twinning.  We are hoping to use the twinning network to build on our existing links with Die and Frankenau to develop friendship with Varallo.

During the visit to Italy, Committee members experienced the stunning scenery and marvellous architecture of the Piedmont region and used the occasion to catch up with friends from our existing twinning partnerships, who also attended the gathering.

Varallo, April 2017  Please click here for a link to more photos of the visit.

Stories of Stoney Wood

We've just heard about a new video put together by Bill Bevan, which tells the story of Wirksworth's Stoney Wood.  We thought you might like to see it.  It features some visitors from our twin town in France, Die, and a visit to Forêt Jean Giono, near Die, which partly inspired the planting of trees at the old Stoneycroft Quarry.  Click here to see the video.

Wirksworth Carnival Procession

Wirksworth Twinning Association members took part in the Carnival Procession on Bank Holiday Monday
Take a look at the video on the past events page.

Attention all cyclists, artists and singers! Events in Die, 2017

Events Poster December 2016

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Froggy Rosbif Radio Show
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Hear young people from Die talk about their visit to Wirksworth on Radio Diois.  (See full info here)
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We welcome members from Wirksworth and the surrounding area and villages.

If you'd like to know more, please go to the membership page and if
you're thinking about joining us, go here to find out how.

Wirksworth is twinned with Die in France and Frankenau in Germany.

For the latest news and plans, go to News and Events

For information on past events, go to Past Events and News