- 26th January/ South Bristol Schools
Bordeaux teaching assistants to visit South Bristol Schools
Six schools across the south of the city will be taking part in the scheme which aims to introduce local children to the French language in a new and exciting way. Informal drinks with the Bordeaux assistant will take place at 7pm that evening.
Project Partners: Bristol Bordeaux Partnership (BBP)/ Quartet/ ESPE University of Bordeaux and the Association Bordeaux Bristol
- 6-31 March/ Bristol Archives/ Free
Opening the Bristol and Hannover archives
Bristol and Hannover will be opening up their archives to explore the history of the twinning partnership and will be putting the best of it on display. The Archives exchange will start soon when Christian Heppner of the Hannover Stadtarchiv will come from 6th-31st March, to work in the Bristol City Archive on Bristol’s historical documents, in particular on the history of the twinning partnership between the two cities. Christian will give a talk about his work in Hannover while he is in Bristol, which will be open to the public. In November Bristol archivist Graham Tratt will visit Hannover for a similar period, when Hannover Archives will put on an exhibition about the twinning link.
- 19th March/ 3:15pm/ Colston Hall/ £19.50
Bordeaux’s legendary jazz drummer Roger Biwandu brings his trio to perform at the Bristol Jazz and Blues festival with Pee Wee Ellis. The Bordeaux trio will also appear as the house band each night of the festival. Roger Biwandu has toured and recorded with Jeff Beck, Joe Zawinul, Marcus Miller, Salif Keita, Carole King and Womack&Womack. A jazz drummer with heavy funk and African influences, his rhythmic concept is unique.
For more information and tickets, visit: http://www.colstonhall.org
Project Partners: Association Bordeaux Bristol/ Bristol Jazz and Blues festival
- 22nd March/ 7:30pm – 9.00pm/ City Hall
Rescuing history: How the Hannover Archives Survived World War Two
Talk by visiting Hannover archivist, Dr Christian Heppner, entitled: “Rescuing history: how the Hannover archives survived World War Two” – Christian is visiting the Bristol Archives as part of an exchange with Bristol archivists in honour of the 70th anniversary. If you would like to attend, please let the Chair of Bristol-Hannover Council know at email@example.com.
- 26th March/ 4:30pm/ Colston Hall
University of West of England
A one-day festival showcasing performances from members of the UWE Centre for Performing Art alongside work of UWE Bristol students. There will be varied programme throughout the day ranging from jazz to classical. A culmination concert featuring the UWE Symphony Orchestra and University Singers will celebrate Bristol’s twinning with Hannover and Bordeaux and feature music by Brahms, Wagner and Poulenc amongst others.
- 30th March/Stoke Lodge Adult Education Centre
Talk on “Degenerate Art” Exhibition
Bristol-Hannover Council will present a talk on 30th March by Colin Evans on the ‘Degenerate Art (Entartete Kunst)’ exhibition held in Munich in 1937. This exhibition, with 650 works of art, was organised by the Nazi party to show the destructive nature of modern German art, but it was attended by over 2 million people and largely had the opposite effect from that planned by Hitler’s henchmen. The talk will be held at Stoke Lodge Adult Education Centre, Stoke Bishop and, although space is limited, it is open to the public.
If interested, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- 10th/11th June/Maple Leaf Court in Clifton Green Squares and Secret Gardens celebration of Hannover and Bordeaux
Maple Leaf Court in Clifton, with its sunken Japanese garden complete with teahouse, will be opening their communal gardens to the public as part of the Green Squares and Secret Gardens event. This year they will be promoting the Bordeaux-Hannover-Bristol 70th anniversary, by having an information stand with posters, history, flags and news. They will also be giving their refreshment a twinning twist by serving “Apfel Strudel und Kaffee” and “tarte tatin et café” as well as tea and scones. The organisers include Sylvia Supple, who formed a friendship with a girl in Hannover 1949 and has recently been reunited with her, and also Lynne McAleavey, who lived in Germany for a number of years and is a member of the committee of Bristol-Hannover Council. For more information, see the website.
June/ 11am – 1pm/ Different Libraries
Bordeaux Bristol Libraries Art & Craft Workshop
Free Arts and Crafts sessions for children aged 4 to 12 based on Bordeaux artists styles, colours and inspirations as part of the 70th anniversary of the twinning with Bordeaux. All children welcome. Contact the libraries below to reserve a free place. When you’ve completed the session why not come to Bristol’s Urban Paint Festival on 30 and 31 July to meet Bordeaux artist “Lady JDay” and take part in more free Bordeaux art sessions for children.
- 3rd June / 11am – 1pm / Junction Library 3, Baptist Mills Court, BS5 0FJ. phone: 0117 9223001 mail: email@example.com
- 10th June / 11am – 1pm / Bedminster Library, Bedminster Parade, BS3 4AQ. phone: 0117 9038529 mail: Bedminster.firstname.lastname@example.org
- 17th June / 11 am – 1 pm / Filwood library, Filwood Broadway, BS4 1JN. phone: 0117 9038581 mail: filwood.library@Bristol.co.uk
- 24th June / 11am – 1pm / Hillfields Library, Summerleaze, Speedwell, S16 4HL. phone: 0117 9038576 mail: hillfields.library@Bristol.gov.uk
The sessions are organised by the Bristol Bordeaux Partnership in collaboration with Colourful Minds, Bristol’s Library Service and the Quartet Community Foundation.
- 22nd June / CREATE Centre, Smeaton Road, BS1 6XN / 10am – 4pm
Historical Exhibition of the Bristol-Hannover Partnership
An exhibition of photographs documenting the history since 1947 of the city partnership between Bristol and Hannover is now on show at the Café at the CREATE Centre on Smeaton Road, BS1 6XN. It shows personalities and events from the very first visit by 5 Bristolians to Hannover, who went to help out when the message came to Bristol that in the terrible winter of 1947 the children of Hannover were unable to go to school because they did not have any shoes. Subsequent decades show great gatherings and events demonstrating the growing friendship between the two cities. The celebrations to date in this celebration year of the 70th anniversary are shown, and it is a tribute to all the hard work of many citizens of Bristol that after so many years, the friendship is stronger than ever.
The café is open to the public from 10-4 p.m. Monday to Friday, and will be available to view until mid-July. Part of the exhibition can be seen below.
- 22nd June / Priory Road Lecture Theatre, Social Sciences Complex, University of Bristol / 5.15 – 7.30pm
The Next 70 Years? Re-thinking our Relationship with Europe
This year the city of Bristol is celebrating 70 years of twinning with Bordeaux and Hannover. These relationships were forged in the immediate aftermath of the Second World War, putting Bristol at the forefront of a European project based not just on economic factors, but on shared humanitarian and cultural values.
The University of Bristol’s School of Modern Languages warmly invites you to join us to explore those values and consider how they might be maintained and adapted for the future. We hope the view from Arts and Humanities subjects will help to refocus the debate about Bristol’s and the UK’s ongoing relationship with Europe in a positive, productive way. Please come along and share your views!
Tickets are free of charge – please register here
- 5th- 8th July / Bristol- Bordeaux/ £650
Departure of PROPS cycle ride to Bordeauxe
Now in it’s 9th year, the Bristol to Bordeaux Cycle Challenge is one of the UK’s top charity bike rides. Departing Bristol on Wednesday 5th July the ride takes in 500 miles of the finest cycling routes that the UK and France can offer, before arriving in Bordeaux on Saturday 8th July. Riders can choose between 2 routes, the 500 miles ‘extreme’ or the 300 miles classic. The ride is fully supported, with regular feed stations, fully trained physios and bike mechanics, and transport of all bags between each overnight hotel stop.
For more information and to register, visit:http://www.bristol2bordeaux.org/