Forthcoming Events

July 2024

Incoming visit from Terracina 13th to 18th July More details to follow.

Previous Events

Incoming Visit from Rennes April 2024

To see details and photos of our May 2024 incoming visit from Rennes, please see the May 2024 Newsletter here:



In order to see the programme for the the forthcoming visit from Rennes, please click the link below:

Rennes Visit 2024 – Programme

Visit to Bad Homburg - 29 September to 4th October 2023

We have been invited to visit our twin town of Bad Homburg between 29th September and 4th October 2023.

14 members have expressed their wish to join this visit.

Devon Twinning Circle Meeting - 22 July 2023

Exeter Twinning Circle is a member of Devon Twinning Circle.  There are over 160 towns and villages in Devon currently twinned with communities overseas including France, Italy, Germany, Switzerland, Holland, Russia, Uganda, New Zealand, Japan and Hungary,  The Twinning Circle members meet regularly to compare notes, offer ideas and offer ideas on the development of twinning activities and foster contacts in other countries.

The 30th Anniversary of Exeter Festival Chorus Choir was celebrated with a joint concert with its partner choirs, the Bachchor, Bad Homburg and Hanauer Kantorei, performed at Exeter Cathedral on the 15th July 2023.
Images by Tom Hurley

The Dream of Gerontius - Exeter Festival Chorus - 15th July 2023

Exeter Festival Chorus – a joint concert with the choirs from Bad Homburg and Hanau.  The Exeter Festival Chorus 30th Anniversary concert takes place in the magnificent setting of Exeter Cathedral.  Edward Elgar’s The Dream of Gerontius, widely regarded as his choral masterpiece, is a large and powerful work.  This concert will be held on 15th July 2023 (7.30pm).  There is a special discount for ETC members.  When using the TicketSource system from the Exeter Festival Chorus website, you will see a box labelled “Use discount code”.  If you enter “Twinning” here, the 10% discount will apply.

Joint Photographic Exhibition by Exeter/Rennes photographers at Thabor Gardens, Rennes 

May 2023

This exhibition is a result of continuing friendship and collaboration between two photographic societies – one in Exeter (Exeter Camera Club) and one in Rennes (La Societe Photographique de Rennes).  The theme of the exhibition was “Our Countryside”  (“Nos Campagnes”) – Devon and Brittany.  With 20 photographers from Exeter exhibiting in Rennes, this is a great example of cultural links between twin towns which we the ETC like to encourage.  The exhibition was held at  the Orangery in the beautiful park, Le Jardin du Thabor, in the centre of Rennes.  The opening was attended by the ETC representatives (Marija & Jeremy Lees), Exeter Camera Club members as well as our twinning friends from Rennes.

At the exhibition opening with our Rennes twins, Therese, Olivier, Marie-Emmanuelle and Christian

Coronation Lunch – May 2023


A special Coronation Lunch was held in honour of our new king, King Charles lll and Queen Camilla at the Red Ruby Cafe, Exe Valley Farm Shop, near Thorverton. Thirty three of our members attended, as well as our VIP guest, Paul Bristow of the British-German Association.  Paul, who is their regional representative for Devon and lives in Exeter, talked about the work of the British-German Association and various ways we (ETC) could expand and improve our twinning activities.  Paul has since joined ETC, so we look forward to benefitting from his considerable knowledge and experience.