Union Jack Flag / Флаг Великобритании
Общество Дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер
Gothic Cathedral of St. Peter, Exeter / Готический собор Святого Петра, ЭксетерEternal Flame, Yaroslavl, Russia / Вечный огонь, Ярославль, Россия Royal Albert Memorial Museum Exeter. We meet up in the Museum Cafe 14:00 - 16:00 first Tuesday of Each Month Gazebo on Volga - Kotorosl River Embankment, Yaroslavl, Russia / Беседка на Волге - Которосль набережной реки, Ярославль, Россия

 

Upcoming Events

 

 

02 May 2017

welcome Party for Yaroslavl Group - White Ensign Club 12:00

 

05 June 2017

04 July 2017

Informal EYTA Gathering

First Tuesday every Month

14:00 - 16:00

The Pantry Café

Royal Albert Memorial Museum,

Queen Street

EXETER,

EX4 3RX

If you are a newcomer, please ask the counter staff to direct you to us. Better still tell us that you plan to attend so we can look out for you.

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1 - 10 May 2017

Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Association visit Exeter

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15 May 2017

Russian Language Conversation Group

14:45 - 16:45

Activity: "Travel and Visiting" - asking and answering questions about travel and visiting.

Group supported by Russian members Elena Coles, Larisa Lyons or Nataliya Gubina

Enquire about our Russian Conversation Group

21 - 30 May 2017

We visit Yaroslavl

All places now filled

07 June 2017

Committee Meeting

19:00 - 21:00

We welcome people who are willing to be co-opted onto our committee as additional members

Our Commmittee

9 December 2017

Date for your Diary

Russian Xmas Fayre

Guildhall

High Street

EXETER

EX4 3BD

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Link to our YouTube Channel

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Supported by

Exeter City Council

Exeter City Council Logo

 

 

Link to Devon Freewheelers Website, Lord Mayor's Charity 2016 - 2017

 

 

Exeter Yaroslavl News

 

Visit to Exeter by Guests from Yaroslavl

Russian guests of Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association will be dining here on 3 May. They have already chosen their meals — with Галина Жиганова, Elena Esina, людмила дитмар and Marina Kofanova at White Hart Hotel Exeter.

 

Our Russian guests will be with us 1 - 10 May. If you would like to meet them and join in our programme you can download our newsletter which includes the visit plan. On 3rd May they are having dinner at the White Horse Hotel in South Street. Just drop in to meet them.

 

Download a copy of our programme here

 

 


Yaroslavl Demidov State University

When Marija Lees of Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association visited Yaroslavl she met the students of Ariadna Borisovna Poletaeva at Yaroslavl Demidov State University. They were very much impressed by the meeting with Maria and were eager to contribute their stories. Here is what they have written and you can read more about the life of university students who have chosen to learn English and to make it their career

 

Students who have written for us so far are:

 

 

We will be adding more in the next few days

 


Extraordinary General Meeting and Social Event 6th April 2017

Heavitree Sports and Social Club

At our Annual General Meeting (24th October 2016) the annual accounts were issued in draft form. They have now been finalised and approved by our Independent Financial Examiner. We will present them for your acceptance at an Extraordinary General Meeting on 6th April 2017 at Heavitree Sports and Social Club.

Download a copy of our accounts here.

After the Extraordinary General Meeting, we will hold a social event with buffet at £5 per person. Heavitree Social Club has parking and a reasonably priced bar.

 

John and Joyce Burgess will give a presentation about their trip to India, then Clare Meiklejohn and Peter Barker will speak about their visit to Yaroslavl in September 2016.

 

This will be a good opportunity to meet up with other members. We can also discuss ideas and plans for this year’s exchanges from Yaroslavl to Exeter and Exeter to Yaroslavl.

 

New members or people interested in our association are particularly welcome

 

Enquire about this Event

 


Yaroslavl and Exeter photographers prepare an Exhibition devoted to the Twinned Cities

Marija with Members of Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society

In May a joint Exeter - Yaroslavl photo exhibition will open in Yaroslavl. Our member Marija and also with Exeter Camera Club has been working on the exhibition with Алексей Лобанов from Yaroslavl. It will eventually be brought to Exeter.

You can read a English language report about Marija's visit to Yaroslavl and the exhibition here

 

Alternatively the original Russian language report is here

 


Irina Holme's Art Exhibition

Painting of a flower

Our member Irina Holmes has a solo art exhibition in Real Food Café in Paris street. It's mainly about food - fruit, veg, bread. Also some landscapes and portraits Acrylics, chalk, pastels, collages and mixed media. Reasonably priced. Handmade cards of the original artwork are available as well. Will be on for the next six weeks or so.

 

Real Food Store website

 


Yaroslavl 21 - 30 May 2017

Church at Village of Vyatsckoe — at Село ВятскоеWe have been invited to Yaroslavl 21 – 30 May 2017. The visit will include Yaroslavl Day on 27 May, the excellent one-day “city-show”. We have also requested a day-trip to Moscow by train. Maximum group size is 10 people. There was considerable interest in the visit, so all places in the group have now been filled. If you are interested in coming with us with us in future please let us know. Contact us

 


Newsletter

facsimile front page of newsletter

We have just issued a newsletter to our members, giving reports of our activities and details with booking forms for our upcoming activities. If you would like to join us and / or be on our mailing list please contact us. We are always pleased to hear from potential new members as well as our existing membership.

 

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Photo Exhibition

Irina Peneva, Chairperson Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society has written an interesting article about the photo exhibition which was part of the 2016 Year of Friendship announced by the Yaroslavl Mayor’s Office. Photo ExhibitionIt was called 'Devon in Summer: People and Places’, featuring photos taken by Irina Efimova, YEFS member and English teacher in Tutaev School № 6. It proved to be long-running and popular. It opened at Exeter House during the visit of the Exeter City Council delegation and members of Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. It is the second time Irina has presented her Devon photos to the public and it is now traditional that her pictures are exhibited in Yaroslavl and Yaroslavl Region schools.

Read about the exhibition here

 

 


ЯРОСЛАВСКАЯ ГОРОДСКАЯ ОБЩЕСТВЕННАЯ ОРГАНИЗАЦИЯ

«ОБЩЕСТВО ДРУЖБЫ ЯРОСЛАВЛЬ-ЭКСЕТЕР»

приглашает к участию в конкурсе творческих работ учащихся средних школ, педагогических колледжей, ВУЗов г. Ярославля и Ярославской области

 

Положение Конкурса

о проведении в 2017 году XX конкурса творческих работ на тему «Красота спасет мир - Beauty will save the world»

 

Положение Конкурса

Competition Badge

 

Note for English language speakers:

 

Announcement of the 2017 Competition for English language students in Yaroslavl. The competition has been held for the past 20 years by Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society, with support from Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. This year's theme is "Beauty will save the world". Closing date 30th April 2017

 


International Creative Contest for Children “Twin-Cities” 2016-2017

Yaroslavl City Council have announced a special International Creative Contest for Children It is open to young 12-15 from Yaroslavl and partner and twin cities of Yaroslavl, including Exeter

 

Advert for Competition

Entrants simply need to create an articistic work of A5 postcard format 210x148 mm, on thick paper, coloured in any artistic technique. Any artistic tools can be used

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Theme of the artistic work: “Yaroslavl through the Eyes of Children of Twin-Cities”. Any sights of Yaroslavl, symbols of the city, key-places of the city, famous people connected with Yaroslavl (writers preferably), literary characters, etc., maybe pictured on a postcard. On the back side of a postcard please write a message to Yaroslavl in English, German, Italian or French. Each participant may submit only one artistic work.

 

Deadline for sending artistic works is February 20, 2017. Announcement of results will be in April 2017, awarding ceremony will be at the end of May 2017.

 

You can download further details here

 

If you want any ideas, suggestions or further information contact us

 


Christmas and New Year Greetings from our Friends and Partners at Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society:
«Общество Дружбы Ярославль - Эксетер»

 

Xmas Greetings from Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship SocietyXmas Greetings from Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society

 


Christmas and New Year Greetings from International Relations Division, Yaroslavl City Hall

 

Xmas Greetings from Yaroslavl

 

 

Our friends in the International Relations Divisional at Yaroslavl City Hall have sent us a seasonal greeting.

 

Отдел международных связей Мэрия города Ярославля

 

 

 

 


Russian Xmas Fayre - Saturday, December 10

Sam, a young visitor to our Russian Xmas Fayre meets the Russian BearOur Russian Xmas Fayre at Exeter Guildhall was a grand sucess, the result of excellent team work by many members. We were very pleased and encouraged by other members and friends who dropped in to see us, as well all those busy Exeter shoppers. Takings were substantially up on last year's. Thanks to everyone who helped to make it such a pleasant and successful event.

 

Express and Echo, our local newspaper reported on the event as follows:

 

Twinning Fair

The Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association held its annual Christmas Fair in the Guildhall on Saturday. The atmosphere was enlivended by Russian Music and the singing and ukelele playing of local groups who were performing to raise money for the Lord Mayor's Charity, the Devon Freewheelers. The event was a chance for people to buy Christmas presents and learn more about the association, which organises an annual visit to Exeter's twin town of Yaroslavl. More information can be found at www.eyta.org.uk

 


Christmas Card from the Lord Mayor of Exeter

We have received a Christmas card from the Lord Mayor:

 

Lord Mayor's Xmas Card Lord Mayor's Xmas Card

 

 


 

RUSSIAN “ BEREGINYA” DOLLS - held on Saturday 3rd December

Russian Bereginya Dolls

Elena Coles led a workshop at her home, giving us the opportunity to make Russian "Bereginya Dolls". These are traditional talisman dolls which were made by women from scraps of worn out fabric to amuse and protect their children, bring prosperity, happiness and joy to the life of the family, protect and heal their folk and home and get “magical” help with house chores, crafts and harvest. Traditionally the dolls are made without the use of scissors or needles . The red thread is used magically for protection and the number of knots and ties have symbolic meaning. The dolls haven’t got facial features, so that evil spirits cannot enter them through eyes or mouth, but each one of them has its own character, purpose and story.

 

We plan to hold further sessions soon. If you are interested in attending, please let us know. It may be possible to arrange lifts, please ask - Contact us

 


Visit of Delegation from Yaroslavl - Report

Our friends from Yaroslavl were with us in Exeter 11 - 20 July. They were great company. Yulia Samsonenko and Maxim Korobovhey have written an interesting report on behalf of the group about the visit. We have many photographs and are uploading them daily.

 

Just click the links to read Julia and Maxim's report or see the latest photographs.

 


Vespers «всенощная» and Talk at Exeter Orthodox Church

 

We have now uploaded our report on Vespers «всенощная» in English and talk at Exeter Orthodox Church.

 

It was a beautiful service and we then went on the Globe Inn for good conversation over a nice meal

 

Our report about the visit to the Orthodox Church