The 70th Anniversary programme of activities and events will celebrate the historical links between our cities and include themes such as arts, business, environment, science, sports and education with the aim of enhancing international understanding among citizens from all backgrounds across the city.

You can download the official brochure here.

Main Events

The main events to be held in Bristol during in 2017 are:

20 January                 M-Shed opening event

12-13 May                   German Twinning Conference

23 June                       Bristol Zoo Event

18-20 October           Business Summit

23 November            Gala Dinner

Please check back regularly as new events are being added all the time!

2018 Events

  • Tuesday 30th January 2018, 5pm – 6.45pm, in the Vestibules at City Hall
    Exhibition Launch of ‘In Somebody Else’s Shoes’

In Someone Else’s Shoes is an exhibition celebrating the 70 year old friendship between Bristol and Hannover. Through first-hand accounts and oral histories, this touring exhibition will explore the roots of the twinning and tell the stories of some of the enduring friendships that were forged between inhabitants of these two cities, from the earliest gestures of goodwill in 1947 to the exchanges that still take place today.
The exhibition will also showcase a recent creative collaboration between students from Bristol and Hannover secondary schools. cc

To look back at completed events, click here: completed events