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What We've Done

Newsletters

Spring 2011 Newsletter

Autumn 2011 Newsletter

Spring 2012 Newsletter

Autumn 2012 Newsletter

Pictures from Chantilly Christmas Market 2013.  Our team in action! Click Here

Spring 2013 Newsletter

The twinning team from Chantilly visit          Read more here


Autumn 2013 Newsletter

Spring 2014 Newsletter

Choir Festival at Überlingen Click Here  We were represented by Sponsalia

The Chantilly Handicap Stakes Winner 2014 - Pictures here

Our Trip to Chantilly Christmas Market in December 2014 - some pictures of a memorable weekend

Autumn 2014 Newsletter

French Speaking Competition 2014 - click here for Junior & Inter

  

English Public Speaking Competition in Chantilly 2015.  Click here to read all about it.

Latest Newsletter - click here -earlier Newsletters, see below

Spring 2015  Newsletter

The Cheese and Wine Evening 2015

The visit of the historical society from Chantilly 2015

Jill’s Afternoon Cream Tea

Mayor’s Visit to Chantilly 2015

Senior French Speaking Competition

Excellent evening last night 30th Jan 2016 to celebrate Rabbie Burns. Ron and Carol Thorley had organised it and we had 54 people attend. The evening was great fun, the food and whisky of course was extremely good and with Paul Smy singing, Scottish Country Dancing with Celia, Margaret Nightingale reading poetry and Ian Hay stabbing the Haggis we had fun. We also raised something near £800 for the Choral festival funds. It was a shame that we couldn't have the festival choir singing one of Burns songs!

Clive Richardson

Visit to the Lycee in Chantilly

Clive and Anne visited the Lycee Jean Rostand to see project work carried out by students of the Lycee on the 20 years of twinning between the borough of Epsom and Ewell and the town of Chantilly.  We were met at the school gate by three students who took us in to the library.  There we met around twelve students with three of the staff.  The students had prepared a presentation for us and each made a short introduction in English to a section of the work they had undertaken.  We were able to ask questions and comment of the work.  It was really fascinating to trace back the history of horse racing in the town and to see how this made a natural link between Chantilly and Epsom and Ewell.

After the presentation we were treated to a range of photographs from the 20th anniversary celebrations last year where were able to see many old friends having an excellent celebration!

We then had some drinks in the central area of the library where we were able to talk to the project team and find out about them and what they wanted to do after they left college.

It was an excellent morning and the pupils had worked so hard.  We left them with a gift of cake to help them through the day!  See their work here

Anne Richardson

Burns night supper

Well, we did it! Thanks to the tremendous efforts of the committee, our members, singers, friends and other groups in the community, the festival (30th June to 3rd July 2016) was a great success. Our visitors and audiences complimented us on every aspect of the event, everything ran smoothly, everyone was fed and housed, transported and given as much shopping time as possible. The main aim of singing together was achieved and exceeded, in our magnificent venues, and the rain only came down when there were time and places to avoid it. The marquee at Epsom College was a major factor and a wonderful space to put on a good show. Any minor hiccups passed unnoticed.

Three concerts in as many days were preceded by a week of fun and song and dance in the Ashley Centre, with a good number of our local schools taking part, not to mention our visitors performing in the town following a civic welcome at the Playhouse. The visiting civic delegations were taken on a coach tour of the Borough, stopping off at the Racecourse, and being treated to tea at Nonsuch. We did ourselves and the Borough proud and are grateful for their support. We received thanks and congratulations from the Mayor and other council members who were very much in evidence throughout the weekend, and those sponsors who were able to attend. Our European visitors were thrilled and enjoyed every minute of their sadly too short stay. The best account of the weekend is shown in the pictures taken by Clive Richardson and Tony Rowe, a few of which are included here.

Thanks to careful negotiation and organisation, the amazing generosity of so many, and no major disasters, we also ended the weekend in a comfortable position financially.

Chantilly has bravely taken up the challenge yet again and will already be planning the 2018 Choral Festival. They have also suggested more cooperation and events involving the four twin towns together, perhaps sharing some of their regular festivals, e.g. Watermael-Boitsfort rugby tournaments, water sports in Überlingen, and maybe we can include some of them in a future Arts Festival or one of our sporting events. The committee will be looking at taking some of these ideas forward now we have recovered!

Once again, many, many thanks to you all for your hard work and support for what really was a major undertaking.

Diana Deavin, Vice Chairman and Festival Coordinator

Europe in Harmony - Choral Festival in Epsom and Ewell

June/July 2016

Autumn 2016

Autumn 2015  

Spring 2016

Autumn 2010 Newsletter

Spring 2010 Newsletter

Autumn 2009 Newsletter

Spring 2008 Newsletter

Summer 2008 Newsletter

Coach Trip to Paris and Chantilly 2007  (see Winter 2007 Newsletter)

Mayors Charity Coachtrip to Le Touquet (see Winter 2007 Newsletter)

Members Christmas Dinner 2007  (see Winter 2007 Newsletter)

Railway Club Links continue 2007 (see Winter 2007 Newsletter)

An intrepid band of 8 set forth again for the annual Christmas Market Trip.  Laden with mince pies, marmalade, Christmas Puddings, Christmas Cakes and Crackers, not forgetting the Stilton and Cheddar we headed off on 9th Dec to cross the channel.  The market runs from Saturday at 9am through to 9pm and again on Sunday, but finishing earlier.  The eight of us manned the stall and we sold 90% of the produce. We met many old friends and made some new ones.  All in all a successful weekend.  Thanks to Clive and Mary Woodbridge, Ron and Carol Thorley, Richard and Diana Deavin and Clive and Anne Richardson.

Christmas Market

French Speaking Competition


We ran, in conjunction with Epsom Rotary Club three competitions (Senior, Intermediate and Junior) for French Speaking.  All three competitions were a great success

To find out more, click here

Spring 2017