17 February 2016
19:00 - 21:30
22 February 2016
Russian Language Conversation Group
15:00 - 17:00
Special Discussion Topic: "Questions and Discussions with our Russian Members"
Group supported by Russian members Larisa Lyons and / or Nataliya Gubina
01 March 2016
First Tuesday every Month
Informal EYTA Gathering
14:00 - 16:00
Royal Albert Memorial Museum,
If you are a newcomer, please ask the counter staff to direct you to our table
22 March 2016
Social Evening - Details available shortly
11 - 20 July 2016
Yaroslavl Twinning Group Visit Exeter
Exeter Twinning Group visit Yaroslavl
Please let us know if you would like to come to Russia with us in September
Exeter City Council
приглашает к участию в конкурсе творческих работ учащихся средних школ, педагогических колледжей, ВУЗов г. Ярославля и Ярославской области
о проведении в 2016 году XIX конкурса творческих работ на тему «Молодежные организации и объединения Великобритании/ России»
Note for English language speakers:
This is about the 2016 Competition for English language students in Yaroslavl. The competition has been held for the past 19 years by Yaroslavl Exeter Friendship Society, with support from Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. The 2016 theme is "Youth associations and organizations in Great Britain / Russia"
We held a very successful Russian Christmas Dinner at @34, Exeter College. If you are interested in coming next year or want information about any of our activities please contact us.
We have just uploaded a report on our most successful Russian Xmas Fayre, held in Exeter Guildhall in December.
We have already booked the Guildhall again for 10 December 2016. Please make a note of that date.
Our initial 2016 Fayre planning meeting will be on 29 January 2:00 p.m. at George's Meeting House, South Street, Exeter EX1 1ED. All welcome!
In the meantime you can read the report on the 2015 Fayre here
Our Yaroslavl Friends will visit Exeter 11 - 20 July. We will be planning an interesting programme for them.
We have received a letter from Yaroslavl City Council explaining developments regarding Exeter House. In future, it will be managed by the company InTC and used to carry out activities connected with the English language, British Culture and the City of Exeter.
Yaroslavl Civic Leaders have invited a delegation from Exeter City Council to Yaroslavl in September to renew the joint agreement. Our Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association outward visit to Yaroslavl will also be in September, so we can participate.
If you have any questions about this, please contact us
Gordon Sparks of Radio Devon interviewed Peter Barker, Chairperson of our association and John Wheeler, Head of Faculty at Exeter College. Peter talked about our links with Yaroslavl and John focussed on our joint project with the College for the Russian Christmas Dinner. The programme is available on-line for one month via BBC i-player
We have received Xmas and New Year Greetings from our friends in the International Relations Division at Yaroslavl City Hall
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year
We have received Season's Greetings from the Right Worshipful the Lord Mayor of Exeter, Councillor Olwen Foggin.
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 AGM was held on 19 October 2015
Although we have full-strength committee, plus one extra person who has volunteered to become an extra "co-opted" member. If you would also like become involved in the work of our committee please let us know. In any case, we would welcome your ideas about what we should be doing, or projects in which we can become involved.
Our new committee look forward to seeing you at our events, which are advertised here and in our regular newsletters.
Congratulations to John Street (manager at Exeter City Council responsible for twinning) who successfully completed the Great West Run on 18 October in time of 2:08. A great achievement! He did this in aid of the Lord Mayor of Exeter’s Charity. If you have not sponsored him but would like to do so, you can make a donation via the link:
We are on facebook, as Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association. Please give a "like" !
You can upload photographs or other twinning material directly to the page. We look forward to seeing your twinning photos or other interesting things.
В рамках программы деятельности Общества дружбы Ярославль-Эксетер 13-22 июля 2015 года состоялась ежегодная поездка ярославской делегации в город-побратим Эксетер (Великобритания).
Our friends have returned to Yaroslavl after a most happy visit. They have written an account of the visit.
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.
Exeter Yaroslavl Twinning Association members "Art Haven Group" would like to make contact with painters and other 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. Please let us know if you are a painter or other graphic artist and would like to work with 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.