Cirencester Twinning Association

Latest News


Our friends in Itzehoe have again sent us a kind invitation for anyone who wishes to visit them for the Advent Markets - 29th November to 5th December



The 2019 CTA Calendar est arrivée! Buy them for your friends, and of course one for yourself!



We're having a PARTY! Come and join us for a French themed evening with wine, cheeses, nibbles and pétanque - Friday 6th July; 7:30 for the meeting,

8pm for the party!




Our French Connection

Following up the visit from Saint Genis Laval, three of our committee went there to meet our new friends and explore the town



We've all been invited to the Itzehoe Advent Market festivities on the weekend of 2-3-4 December 2017!

Don't miss this chance to see Itzhoe really buzzing, and visit some other markets too!

See our News page for programme details



In May 2017 a group from the CTA, together with the Cirencester Science and Technology Society, visited Itzehoe for Weinfest and to see their Fraunhofer Institute

See our Visits page for details


The CTA hosted 26 visitors from Itzehoe over the Easter weekend, and had a wonderful time. See our News page for more details!


BE a part of the Future!

The CTA Calendar was such a huge success that we're gathering photos for next year's calendar. We need beautiful pictures of Ciren to represent each month of the year.

Send us as many as you can by July to be in time for printing





CirenTwinning encourages Culture



The Objectives

Cirencester has a long history of twinning links, but in recent years activity had slowed. We have been twinned with Itzehoe for many years, and strong friendships have been established with exchanges and trade links.


Under the leadership of a small, newly formed committee the Cirencester Twinning Association has begun to re-establish, and build strong links with our friendship towns once again.


There are many drivers of interest in twinning and the Association will offer different things to different members. But the overarching goal is to have an active link between Ciren and its partners Itzehoe, St Genis Laval and La Couronne.. This will include cultural visits abroad with reciprocal hostings and opportunities to share experiences amongst local people with an international interest. There are also possibilities such as hosting work experience placements, developing links between clubs and societies and language learning.


The newly reformed Cirencester Twinning Association is in the early days of its journey. New members are very much welcome to help the committee drive this initiative forward, and develop a thriving twin town relationship for the people of Cirencester.


Choir Rehearsal in St Laurentii Church, Itzehoe

Cirencester Twinning Association offers Scenery


The Public Pool at Ciren Twinning links with La Couronne


Itzehoe Restaurants


Who can get involved?

Anyone who likes travelling and making friends !


Please contact us if you would enjoy visiting France or Germany,




The Cirencester Twinning Association works in cooperation with the Cirencester Town Council