Keynsham twinning group give visitors a taste of France at coffee morning

February 05 2016
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Crepes, croissants and canels de Bordeaux brought a truly French flavour to a coffee morning held in Keynsham.

February 2016

Crepes, croissants and canels de Bordeaux brought a truly French flavour to a coffee morning held in Keynsham.

Members of Keynsham and District Twinning Association were kept busy serving up pancakes, pastries and the speciality cakes to visitors throughout the event at the Fear Hall on January 23.

The coffee morning was the first of a number of events planned by the group in coming months to raise funds for the association and to give residents the chance to find out more about twinning.

The next event will be a Valentine Barn Dance at Saltford Hall on Saturday, February 17, from 7.30-11pm when there will be a “cowboy supper”, a licensed bar, raffle and a prize for the best “Valentine couple”.

Tickets are £7.50 for adults and £4 for children, available from 0117 986 5350 or by emailing carole.duckett@caduce.plus.com or on 07733 102741 or by emailing annemay@yahoo.co.uk.

Members of the group are also planning a quiz in April, with more details to be announced soon.

Keynsham has been twinned with the French town of Libourne for almost 40 years, with many visits between the two over the decades.

Twinning association president Carole Duckett said links between the towns’ young people were growing and the group were delighted to welcome a 19-year-old student from the Max Linder School in November, with Waitrose offering a work experience placement. It is hoped a similar opportunity for a Keynsham student can be organised in future.

Carole said: “Libourne is a beautiful area of France, where wine makers busy themselves caring for their vines, producing high quality wine, and Bordeaux is a short drive away. 

“We welcome our younger generation to become members of Keynsham & District Twinning and have the same opportunity that two of the young people from TimeOut did during June 2015. The two girls had a great experience of all that twinning brings to members.” 

To find out more about Keynsham and District Twinning Association and forthcoming events, visit http://keynshamtwinning.org.