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From our good friends at the Bristol Hannover Council http://bristolhannovercouncil.org.uk/ :
We would like to invite you to the launch of the 50 Cities 50 Traces Art and Peace Exhibition. Please find the invitation attached.
Over two years ago the Mayor of Hannover asked Bristol to host the Mayors for Peace (M4P) Art Exhibition http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/english/ and finally after its global tour, the exhibition is now coming here. After Bristol the exhibition will move to the United Nations General Assembly in New York. The City of Hannover in partnership with its twin city of Hiroshima is one of the driving forces behind this exhibition. It is also important to remember that the twinning between Hannover and Bristol signed in 1947 was based on a desire for Peace and Reconciliation after the destruction of WWII.
Bristol has been a member of the M4P http://www.mayorsforpeace.org/english/ network since the 1980s and Mayor Rees has given this exhibition his full support. The Bristol Hannover Council is the lead partner on the project and financial support has come from the Southall and Taylor Quaker Trusts. The Bristol Quaker Peace and Justice Committee has also been very supportive of this initiative. The exhibition has been curated by Sarah Knight in collaboration with Raimund Menges.
There will be a series of free lunchtime talks on weekdays at 12:30 during the exhibition’s stay in the Vestibules Gallery in City Hall and details of these will be on the Vestibules Whats On pages https://theislandbristol.com/events/list/
We look forward to seeing you on Monday 3 February at 6pm to be welcomed by the Mayor and to meet the artist Klaudia Dietewich.
2017 marks the 70th anniversary of Bristol’s twinning links to with the cities of Bordeaux and Hannover. The year-long celebration was launched on Friday 20 January with a special reception at M Shed. The event featured lively presentations by a range of people with longstanding relationships and involvement with both Bordeaux and Hannover, as well as songs, poetry and theatre by pupils Bristol primary and secondary schools.
Visit the 70th anniversary website to find out about the exciting programme of events planned for 2017 including a free party at Bristol Zoo in the summer, a cycle ride to Bordeaux, a city business summit and many other sporting and cultural events.
Please join us for the first ever Bristol Bordeaux Partnership winter social and wine tasting. Book your ticket on Eventbrite.
We’ve teamed up with 5th generation family wine merchants Averys to organise an exclusive evening celebrating Bordeaux wine. Host Mimi Avery will talk about the family’s long-standing Bordeaux connections and guide us through some specially selected Bordeaux wines.
There will also be contributions from wine experts from the Bristol Commanderie de Bordeaux, including reports of the new wine museum at Bordeaux, as well as the chance to meet Partnership members and hear updates on Bristol Bordeaux Partnership activities and other initiatives.
Tickets £15 – includes 3 glasses of wine and free raffle ticket with the chance to win a special bottle of Bordeaux wine, as well as the opportunity to stock up for Christmas with 10% discount on all Bordeaux wines. We will also be offering a reduction on next year’s BBP membership.
On Thursday the 21st July 2016 the Lord Mayor of Bristol unveiled a cabinet in the Central Library to commemorate the twinnings that Bristol has with cities across the world. The cabinet is set to remain in the library next to the Twin Cities Reference Section and will be changed every three months. It contains objects that were gifted by our twinned towns to represent the culture of their city, such as a sculpture from Hannover.
Many people who have played key roles within these partnerships were present, and it was great to hear from them about how these links between cities have benefited Bristol.
Text and photos courtesy Emily Brown (BITA work experience student)
Twenty students from Bristol’s twin city of Bordeaux in the south west of France were in the city in January on a study visit. Tutors from the Jean Condorcet FE College in Bordeaux worked with the Bristol Bordeaux Partnership and local businesses to arrange a packed programme of visits and meetings. The students started with a 30 minute Q+A with Mayor Ferguson on arrival and also spent time with the outgoing European Green Capital chair exploring how businesses and companies were involved in the project. The students loved their trip to Bristol and ended it by taking the Banksy tour.