Dates for Your Diary 2018
Please note this information is primarily a reminder for members and to give interested members of the public an idea of what we do as a group. Some events listed here may be open to non-members, but if you are interested, please note that booking is essential – please contact us if you would like further information.
Tuesday 27 February 2018: Tasting Evening at Waitrose
A cheese and beer pairing experience. The drinks expert, Ingrid Bauer, will showcase a selection of beers and match them with a selection of cheeses. Ingrid will give us a presentation about the beers and a cheese specialist will be on hand to answer any cheesey questions. Time and cost to be confirmed but a start time of 19.00h is likely and the cost is expected to be a modest fee to cover Waitrose expenses.
Thursday 26 April to Monday 30 April 2018: Our Turn to Visit Voiron
Members need to make their own travel arrangements to France but the expectation is that those travelling by plane from Birmingham on Thursday 26 April will be met at the airport in Lyon. A visit to Annecy is a possibility for the Friday. Details will be circulated in due course as soon as information is received from Voiron.
Sunday 27 May 2018: Sunday Bank Holiday Buffet Lunch and Garden Party
Our popular Summer Lunch will again be held at Rotary House. Lunch, as in previous years, will be a buffet with home baked salmon, cold meats and salads followed by a tempting array of desserts. Further details to follow.
Tuesday 26 June 2018: Soirée gastronomique at Le Bistrot Pierre
At Bistrot Pierre in Kidderminster for one of their Soirées Gastronomiques which are held every month on the second and fourth Tuesdays. A six-course meal, the cost of which is £23.95 to include tea or coffee. A table for twenty has been reserved and more details will follow when the menu for the evening has been published by the restaurant. Sample menus are available on their website.
Sunday 29 July 2018: Garden Visit with Afternoon Tea
We are delighted that David and Sarah, the former owners of David’s Nurseries in Martin Hussingtree, have kindly agreed to show us round their own sizeable private garden, following which we will be served tea or coffee with home-made cakes. This is a private visit and further details will follow in due course.
Friday 5 or 12 October 2018: Quiz with Ploughman’s Supper
Provisional dates for our very popular quiz. More details to follow.
Monday 26 November 2018 (provisional): Annual General Meeting
This date is provisional and will be confirmed in due course when the venue booked.
Further events of possible interest but not organised by French Twinning:
Saturday 19 May 2018
We have been asked to advertise a concert in Harborne which will be sung in “old” French and might be a pleasant way to end cup final and royal wedding day. The cost is expected to be about £12 each to include a light buffet supper. More details to follow.
Tuesday 30th January 2018
Film Matinée and Soirée – Jour de FêteAn amusing classic old French film by Jacques Tati in a home environment on a big TV screen. Ice-cream served in the interval and the film was followed by a natter over a cuppa and biscuit.
Monday 27 November 2017
Annual General Meeting and Social
The AGM took place at Park’s Café in Victoria Square, Droitwich, followed by an enjoyable social with refreshments – thanks to Paul at Park’s. Thanks too to Cllr Roy Murphy for joining us for the AGM and for his continued support.
We welcomed our new Chairman, John Everard and presented outgoing Chairman Mike Nott with a small token of appreciation for his extended 4-year term.
Wednesday 25th October 2017
Nightmares in Norfolk
An exciting new event, the proceeds of which go to Droitwich Spa French Twinning. The North Country Theatre Company presented ” Nightmares in Norfolk” at Belbroughton Church Hall.
Friday 6 October 2017
Quiz with Ploughman’s Supper
Together with the German Twinning Group we enjoyed an excellent quiz and supper at The Sacred Heart Parish Hall.
Sunday 25 June 2017
Salt King 200 – Chateau Impney Celebration
We were invited to celebrate the life and times of John Corbett by bringing our own food and having a pique-nique together in the grounds of the Chateau Impney -even a game or two of boules.
Friday 14 July 2017
Bastille Night Dinner
Held at Rotary House, a French-themed dinner with a hot main course followed by a choice of desserts.
Monday 29 May 2017
Bank Holiday Buffet Lunch and Garden Party
Our popular Summer Lunch was held at Rotary House, As in previous years, we enjoyed a generous buffet with home baked salmon, cold meats and salads followed by a tempting array of desserts, and a chance to meet up after the very successful twinning weekend.
Friday 5th May 2017
The Inter-Town Quiz was held at Tenbury Pump Rooms on 5 May.
Thursday 27 April to Monday 1 May 2017 Visit to Droitwich Spa by our friends in Voiron. See the 2017 page for more details.