Recent Activities

Social Meal June 2022

On 16th June members of the Beverley/Nogent Twinning Association enjoyed a social evening at Elwells at East Riding College, Beverley. It was our first real get together since the start of the Pandemic.


It was great to meet up to kick start our activities and plan future visits with our friends in Nogent sur Oise, France. We hope this year to host a visit from councillors and members of their association over the weekend of the Beverley Christmas Fair.


Our Chair Martin Cox also read to us a communication from Alessio Spinelli the Mayor of the Italian town of Fucecchio who wished us a pleasant evening and expressed his hope of future twinning with his town in Tuscany.


Mayor Cllr Linda Johnson was in attendance and had opportunity to chat with members and other diners, and kindly drew the first raffle ticket in the obligatory fundraising raffle!


We thoroughly enjoyed the hospitality of Elwells staff and look forward to repeating the event in the Autumn. Elwells is definitely recommended for similar activities as the relaxed atmosphere and well presented 3 course meal ( and good value) went down very well.

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February 28th Wine Tasting 2020

The wine tasting event held on 28th February 2020 was a great success with everyone who came saying how much they enjoyed themselves. Once again thanks to Carrie Smith who led an informative and amusing tutored tasting of a selection of reasonably priced wines from Majestic.

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December 2019 - Christmas Tree Festival in the Minster

Once again we sponsored a Christmas Tree in conjunction with the Anglo-French society in the Christmas Tree Festival 2019 held at Beverley Minster.


Thanks to Carol again for decorating it.


4 - 7 October 19 - The Nogentais visit Beverley

From Fri Oct 4th - Mon Oct 7th we welcomed 21 guests from Nogent-sur-Oise in France and also a party of 8 Italians from Fucecchio in Tuscany, which is also twinned with Nogent.

Fucecchio has expressed an interest in linking with the Beverley Twinning Association and it seemed a good opportunity for representatives of their twinning group to visit during our French twinning visit to see what Beverley is about.

We had arranged an extensive programme for all our twinning guests which you can read about following the link below.

You can view some more pictures by clicking on the photo on the right.


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April 2019 - Film Night

Our very first film evening at Parkway Cinemas on 4th April proved to be a great success with over 40 people attending the showing of "Les Gardiennes" by Xavier Beauvoisin, a first world war period drama in French with English subtitles.


In addition to the film guests enjoyed some lovely themed nibbles thanks to Nancy from Lempicka cafe and a glass of bubbly.


This was the first of a proposed annual event which as well as raising much welcomed funds provided an excellent opportunity to meet like minded people and give information about our association.

A l'année prochaine.

December 2018 - Christmas Tree Festival in the Minster

Once again we sponsored a Christmas Tree in conjunction with the Anglo-French society in the Christmas Tree Festival 2018 held at Beverley Minster.


During the last visit to France we asked our French friends in Nogent to jot down some Christmas wishes on notelets. These were attached to the tree as part of the decoration.


Thanks to Carol again for decorating it.


December 2018 - 20th Anniversary of the Twinning Association. The Nogentais Throw a Party

The 20th anniversary twinning visit to Nogent sur Oise was an action packed weekend for the 28 twinning association members and 8 invited Beverley dignatories and partners.


Saturday was a day out (sous la pluie) visiting the WW1 museum at Albert in the Somme and visits to memorial sites in the afternoon. Sunday was given up to a party at the Chateau de Rochers in Nogent for an afternoon and evening of speeches, dinner and dancing.


You can view some more pictures by clicking on the photo on the right.


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April 2018 - The Nogentais Visit Beverley

The Nogentais once again visited Beverley during the weekend of 28th April with a varied programme of events covering most of East Yorkshire. Under cold weather we visited the Vintage Fair at Beverley Minster, Hull Museums, Beverley Bowls Club Open Day and the Tulip Festival at Burnby Hall Gardens.




February 2018 - Wine Tasting at Lempickas

Lempicka Café was once again full to bursting for our second wine tasting event.

This year it was all about grape and country identification with a light hearted quiz, a tutored tasting expertly led by Carrie Smith, followed by generous portions.

A buffet and fondue provided by Nancy helped to soak up the alcohol.

Another fantastic social night which was well supported by non members.


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December 2017 - Christmas Tree Festival in the Minster

Once again we sponsored a Christmas Tree in conjunction with the Anglo-French society in the Christmas Tree Festival 2017 held at Beverley Minster.


Thanks to Carol and Michelle for decorating it.


October 2017 - The Nogentais Visit Beverley

27th October saw the visit to Beverley of 15 Nogentais, slightly down on previous years due to the closeness of their annual visit to London.

Highlights of the visit were the Michaelmas Fair at Burton Agnes and the Blues Festival at various places around Beverley, followed on Sunday by a guided tour of Hull's historic old town with Paul Schofield from the City of Culture team.

You can read the report of the visit using the link below.


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September 2017 - Mystery Antiques Night

The Mystery Antiques Night was all about guessing the purpose of the antique, fittingly held in one of the oldest pubs in Olde Beverley, The Monks Walk.

A light hearted and amusing night in good company and delicious food. Derek, our host had certainly dug up some intriguing objects, and even found some older than the people attending. Each object was passed around with a multiple choice of 4 options as to what might have been their original purpose. This led to some interesting discussions around the tables. So interesting in fact that cameras were forgotten and alas we have no pictures.

You will have to use your imagination, or alternatively sign up for the next event, which judging by the feedback, is bound to be repeated.


April 2017 - Annual Visit to Nogent

On Friday 28th April a group of 14 travelled to Nogent-sur-Oise.

Opening the proceedings as usual was the Mayor's reception with speeches and entertainment from the local primary school children with light refreshments before retiring for evening dinner with host families.

The program had various options but included some or all of the following:

  • Visit to 13c gothic Beauvais Cathédrale

  • Visit to the pretty town of Senlis

  • Visit to the Chateau de Chantilly, des Grandes Ecuries (stables) and park. Home to the famous racecourse.

  • Communal dinner at Chez Séson

  • Visit to the Musée de la Nacre (mother of pearl)

  • Lunch at Templiers à Yvry le Temple golf course

  • Farewell dinner and speeches

You can download and read the report on the visit using the Download button on the right.

You can view some more pictures by clicking on the photo on the right.


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