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Next Foreign Film evening
Monday 29 April
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French conversation group
Next meeting:
Monday 15 April at 19.30
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German conversation group
Next meeting:
Friday 18 April at 14.00
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Twinning Visit to Frankenau 20 to 24 June 2019
more details to follow

Welcome to Wirksworth Twinning Association

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 see below or go to News and Events

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



Italian Film Evening

Mafia poster Apr 2019

We thought you might be interested to hear about the following showing of a cult French film on Monday 6 May at Northern Light Cinema...


Film fund-raiser (for INdependDANCE's tour to Edinburgh Fringe Festival), cult French Film from 1980's, includes food and bar.
Come and delight in the beautiful music, cinematography and suspenseful story-telling of a multi award-winning cult French film, in support of INdependDANCE's new production trip to Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2019. Includes showing of The Romeo and Juliet Project before food, bar and mystery feature.
Tickets in advance £12 (includes food and first drink) from Debi: 07900 690237 / debi.learningthrougharts@gmail.com. All proceeds to company cost of Fringe tour.
Showing of The Romeo and Juliet Project dance film by INdependDANCE at 6pm; food and bar 6.45pm; feature film 7.30pm.
Raffle for sofa and armchair seats.

Open Meeting - Varallo

Over the last two years we have been developing ties with the Twinning group of Varallo, a town in the Piedmont region of north-west Italy, which has been twinned for many years with our partner in France, Die.  A group of four from Varallo visited Wirksworth during our hosting visit in June last year and earlier this month a small group from WTA travelled to Varallo to join the carnival celebrations there.  (See below.)

Varallo is a beautiful spot and we know it will be popular with members for such visits in the future, but we believe there are also many opportunities for community groups to develop links with Varallo (and indeed with Die and in Frankenau) and we’d like to help in this.  If you are interested in finding out more about making links with community groups in our twin towns who might have similar interests to yours here in Wirksworth, we would love it if you could join us
• in The Maltings (Parish Rooms), Church Walk, Wirksworth
• at 8.30pm
• on Monday 8 April

to see a short slideshow and hear about the latest visit and about Varallo in general.

This evening is open to all so please invite friends, colleagues and anyone from other community groups who you think would be interested.

We look forward to seeing you on 8 April. If you have any thoughts or comments but can't it make that evening, please let us know.

Buongiorno di Varallo!

3 March 2019: Nine visitors from Wirksworth, including our Mayor, Chris Whittall, are being hosted by members of the Varallo Twinning group over the Carnival celebrations.

We are hoping that a group from Varallo will be able to make a return visit next month. 

Varallo March 2019





















Foreign Films at the Northern Light Cinema in Wirksworth

Monday 29 April 2019
La Mafia Uccide Solo D'Estate (The Mafia Kills Only in the Summer) Cert 15, Italian with English subtitles


Tickets (£11) are available online from the Northern Light Cinema.

Doors open at 6.30pm for canapes (included in the cost of the ticket) and the film will be shown at 7.30pm

We'll be selling wine to go with the nibbles and the normal NLC bar will be open.

Proceeds from the evenings go towards putting on an exiciting programme of activities for guests that visit us here in Wirksworth from our twin towns every three years.



Wirksworth Twinning Association Annual General Meeting Friday 23 November 2018


Held at 7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, St John’s Street, Wirksworth

Many thanks to those of you who joined us for the AGM.  We looked back over the last 12 months and forward to the next 12 (there will be more to follow on the Frankenau trip when we have more details…). We also invited you to let us have suggestions for Twinning and we’ll be looking at those at the first meeting of our new committee next month. If you couldn’t be there and have any comments or suggestions you’d like to make, please do let us have them.
For those of you who weren’t able to be there please click here to download a copy of the presentation that was given.



Our friends from Dios Jumelages have sent us a link to their website where you can see news of their latest events:

http://dioisjumelages.fr

Diois Jumelages



Die Cantat joins the Wirksworth Community Choir for the 'Wirksworth Remembers' Concert
3 November 2018

die-cantat

On 3 November Wirksworth Community Choir welcomed singers from Die Cantat for the WW1 commemoration concert, which was held in St Mary’s Church. Singers from Raise Your Voices who travelled to Die in August also joined the choirs for the concert.




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.