Bracknell Twinning Association

27/06/2016
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Schloss Morsbroich – Morsbroich Palace, Leverkusen

Bracknell Twinning Association works with the Freundeskreis in Leverkusen to arrange regular visits to their partner towns and in particular to facilitate exchanges between local interest groups, schools and sports clubs and for work experience.

Bracknell originally twinned in 1973 with Opladen in Germany, a town of a similar size to itself.  During a local government re-organisation the Opladen local authority was absorbed by Leverkusen, a town of about 160,000 people and the home of the famous Bayer Chemical Works. Leverkusen continued the partnership and is also twinned with several other towns across the world. Leverkusen is just north of Cologne and has a good train service to this city. You can read more about Leverkusen in the “Welcome to Leverkusen” guide. (Link below)

Bracknell Twinning Association works with the Freundeskreis in Leverkusen to arrange regular visits to their partner towns and in particular to facilitate exchanges between local interest groups, schools and sports clubs and for work experience. In recent years the bond of friendship between citizens of the twin towns has been re-kindled with an increasing number of exchanges and joint activities.

Regular updates about exchanges and joint activities are posted on the Council’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/Bracknelltowncouncil

The Bracknell Twinning Association is run by a committee elected each year at its Annual General Meeting. All its meetings are held in the Bracknell Town Council Chamber, usually on Monday evenings at about monthly intervals. Any local resident interested in twinning is welcome to make contact and attend the meetings. Various sports and cultural exchanges take place on a regular basis and the committee is always pleased to facilitate other exchanges for clubs or individuals.

The Association would be pleased to hear from anyone who may be able to offer accommodation to visitors from Leverkusen.
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Leverkusen Friends of Bracknell Practice Language Skills Together

16/05/2019

On Monday, May 13, 2019, about 20 members of the Freundeskreis Bracknell-Leverkusen met for their monthly “table talk”, the English-speaking chat round, during which the Bracknell friends practice their English language skills together.
The theme this time was the upcoming election to the European Parliament. Of course, everyone present was a firm supporter of the European idea and spoke about how they benefited from the freedoms within the European Union on their travels.

 

Link to original article on the Leverkusen twin-website…

February 2019 Quiz Night

25/01/2019
Quiz Night

July 1st 2016, Quiz Night – to raise money for twinning

There will be a Quiz Night in support of Twinning on Friday 22 February 2019 – 7.30 p.m. at Braybrooke Hall, Makepiece Road, Bracknell RG12 2HF. Food will be provided – baked potato with tuna, cheese, beans and chilli (or any combination). Please bring your own drinks and glass. The cost will be £7.00 each.
Please encourage your friends to take part, and please phone Mary Temperton (01344 426191) or email (see below).

Clive Temperton
Secretary, Bracknell Twinning Association.

 

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