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French conversation group

Next meeting:
7.30pm, Monday 23 April

German conversation group
Next meeting:
10am, Wednesday 2 May

21 to 25 June 
Twinning Visit to Wirksworth

see details on this page

Join us for our next Evening of Foreign Film on Monday 30 April...

...where we'll be raising funds for the visit from our twinning partners in Die and Frankenau and new friends from Die's twin town in Italy - Varallo, which we will be hosting in June this year (see below).

Ticket La Famille Belier


Thursday 19 April Ecologie au Quotidien in Die - What happened when Wirksworth took part?

You might remember a feedback meeting was planned for the beginning of March but had to be cancelled due to the weather.  This has now been rearranged and we hope you can come along to the Eco Centre at 7.15pm.

Wirksworth to welcome visitors from our twin towns of Die and Frankenau - 21 to 25 June 2018

WTA June 2018 visit
We are looking forward to welcoming our friends from Die in France and Frankenau in Germany who will be arriving in Wirksworth on Thursday 21 June.  Timed to tie in with Wirksworth Open Gardens, we are planning a programme of events, that will keep them busy getting to know more about our lovely town and people.  If you would like to get involved, or might be able to host a visitor, please let us know.

Discussion on Biodistricts in Die - January 2018

In January Wirksworth sent representatives to an event called Rencontres de l'Ecologie, which promotes organic and sustainable living. See more here including the montage Des Voix de Wirksworth.

Visit to Die, our twin town in France - 18 - 22 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 - 12 - 20 August, 2017

Singing in Die

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

Dromoise Cycling - 24 September, 2017

Read about the Dromoise cycle ride here

Wirksworth extends links to Italy Wirksworth, 11 July 2017

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.

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.