13 to 22 July 2015
Yaroslavl to Exeter Exchange
Details in our Summer Newsletter
04 August 2015
First Tuesday every Month
Informal EYTA Gathering
14:00 - 16:00
Royal Albert Memorial Museum,
21 August 2015
Russian Language Conversation Group
15:00 - 17:00
Special Discussion Topic "Visit by our Russian Friends"
Group supported by Russian members Larisa Lyons and / or Nataliya Gubina
10 September 2015
19:00 - 21:30
19 October 2015
Annual General Meeting
19:00 - 22:00
Heavitree Sports and Social Centre
2 East Wonford Hill
Exeter City Council
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Our Summer Newsletter has been issued. It includes details of the Yaroslavl - Exeter Exchange 13 - 22 July 2015. All are welcome at the events we have arranged for the visit. Please download a copy of the newsletter, decide which events interest you, then complete and send in the booking form on the last page of the newsletter. We will be very pleased to see you.
The group from Yaroslavl will be with soon. The full programme for the visit is almost ready and will be distributed shortly. For your advance information, I can confirm that the "Welcome Party" is to be held at the White Ensign Club on 14 July at 12:00 - 14:30 and the "Farewell Party" at the New Inn, Broadclyst on 21 July at 19:00 - 22:00. Our guests will be delighted to meet up with you at these, or any of our events. Please keep an eye on this website for further information
Members will be interested to read the article Pavel Sergeev has written for us. Pavel is Conductor of the marvelleous Sobinov Children's Orchestra whose 2014 visit to Exeter was so successful. The Orchestra was a key feature of the 25 year's twinning celebration between Exeter and Yaroslavl. Pavel shares his thoughts and memories in his article. I am sure you that you enjoy reading it.
It was nice to see members at the European Flag Raising Ceremony on 9 May. On this occasion the Victory Flag was also raised, to mark 70 years since the end of World War II. It was also good to meet up with people from Exeter Twinning Circle, particularly as many of us are members of both associations. We had a few enquiries about twinnning with Yaroslavl and our committee will also consider how we can enhance our display for next year's event.
We are very grateful to those members who have already agreed to host our Yaroslavl guests 13 – 22 July 2015. However, to avoid them bearing too much of the hosting responsibility we are asking for a little more support. If you can provide hosting for even part of the visit it would be greatly appreciated.
We held our Russian Easter Party on Thursday 23 April 2015. Peter Scorer Protodeacon from the Orthodox Parish of the Holy Prophet Elias spoke to us about Orthodox Easter. He kindly invited us to visit St. Anne's Church in Exeter. We will arrange a date and time for a visit and then notify members. In the meantime, if you would like more information about the Orthodox Church in our area you may like to view their website. Website of Orthodox Parish
We have received an Easter Greeting from Irina, Chairperson of Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society. View Irina's Greeting card here: Easter Greeting
Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association members "Art Haven Group" would like to make contact with artists in Yaroslavl. Please let us know if you are an artist in Yaroslavl. "Art Haven Group" web site is at http://www.arthaven.co.uk/
We are looking forward to hearing from you. Contact us
This item has kindly been contributed by International Relations Division, Yaroslavl City Hall, together with this message:
As you probably know one of the most popular and interesting festivals in Russia of the end of winter – beginning of spring is Maslenitsa (the Pancake Week). We have prepared for Exeter the information letter about this festival and some pictures of Maslenitsa carnival in Yaroslavl in 2015.
О нашей поездки в Ярославль в 2014 году
Положение проведении в 2015 году XVIII конкурса творческих работ на тему «Традиции народностей Великобритании и России»
Note for English language speakers:
This is about the 2015 Competition for English language students in Yaroslavl. The competition has been held for the past 18 years, with support from Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. The 2015 theme is "National Traditions in Great Britain and Russia"