Author Archives: Nan Taplin

Arts Alive! Drawing Buildings Workshops

Local artist David Brown has already conducted two very successful workshops on ‘Drawing Buildings in our Twin Towns’. He started with Salon de Provence on September 8th, and on September 22nd it was the turn of Wertheim. This is the … Continue reading

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Twin Town Art, September 23rd and 24th

It was great to display work from our twin towns on 23/24 September at the Commemoration Hall as part of our partnership with their Arts Alive project.  Over 60 people saw the exhibits, and we were able to further spread … Continue reading

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Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité! French social evening, September 18th

There was a decidedly gallic flavour to Huntingdon Town Hall on Saturday September 18th when members of HGTA and their guests got together for a french-themed social evening of wine, cheese, pâté, french bread and a rather fine tarte aux … Continue reading

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Arts Alive! Cosy-up knitting, September 15th

As part of HGTA’s involvement in the Arts Alive project which is being held in the Commemoration Hall, Huntingdon, a group of enthusiastic knitters and crocheters got together to work on the creation of some lap blankets for the Arts … Continue reading

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Godmanchester Gala, September 11th

Following the very successful Huntingdon Carnival last month, HGTA was again out in force at the Godmanchester gala on September 11th. We were lucky with the weather and had plenty of visitors to the stall. Publicity leaflets were handed out … Continue reading

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Huntingdon Carnival, August 7th

HGTA had a very successful day at the Carnival on Saturday 7th August. The Pimms was a hit with everyone who visited the stall, and the tombola had sold out by 3pm! Here are some photos of the day:

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Bonne Fête Nationale! Happy Bastille Day!

July 14th is an important national holiday in France, as Bastille Day commemorates the anniversary of the storming of the Bastille on that day in 1789. “The Storming of the Bastille” a watercolor painting by Jean-Pierre Houël Copyright © French … Continue reading

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Fêtes Renaissance – Salon de Provence

Salon de Provence would normally be celebrating their famous ‘Fêtes Renaissance’ this week-end.  Although, sadly, this year has to be different, our friend Mauricette in Salon de Provence has sent us this message, together with some history and photos of … Continue reading

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The Ceri Festival, Gubbio

The beginnings of this celebration are unclear but some say it was to commemorate a victory of the town and others that it is to honour the goddess Ceres. Either of these would date the start of the event to … Continue reading

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Happy Easter from everyone at HGTA!

Easter Customs and Traditions in our Twin Towns The Easter break in our twin towns is celebrated over a 4 day week-end, as it is here.  This year, they are mostly unable to celebrate with the events that would normally … Continue reading

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