Virtual concert – save the date!

After the success of the Odenwald Association’s last two virtual concerts, the Open Evening and the Burns Supper, we are organising another one, this time to coincide with the Falkirk Tryst Festival.   Entitled “Willkommen, Bienvenue, Welcome”, the event will take place on Tuesday 27th July 2021 at 7pm. This is a joint venture withContinue reading “Virtual concert – save the date!”

Welcome to our website

Welcome to our new website highlighting Falkirk’s Twinning Partnerships. Falkirk District Twinning Association works to promote links with Créteil in France. The Odenwald Association promotes the Odenwald region of Germany. You’ll find out more about our activities here. You’ll also find contact details and membership information on our Contact page. Please note that we areContinue reading “Welcome to our website”

Archive: Odenwald minutes

Minutes from previous meetings of the Odenwald Association are published below. If you have any queries, please contact the Association. Minute of Meeting of Odenwald Association held on 12th November, 2019 at 7.00 p.m. in Municipal Buildings, Falkirk Present: Gray Allan (Chair), Walter Simms (Vice-Chair), Anne Simms (Secretary), Charlie Tibbles (Treasurer), Andy and Myra Christie,Continue reading “Archive: Odenwald minutes”

German students visit Falkirk

Two German students, Saskia and Anne, arrived in Falkirk on June 16, 2019, to spend four weeks doing work experience with Falkirk Libraries, and at Callendar House’s ‘Gladiators’ exhibition, with a few days at the Stadium too.  Odenwald Association members took them around in their free time, showing them Inverary and places en route, Culross,Continue reading “German students visit Falkirk”

Gallery: Spielmannszug FF visit Falkirk

The Odenwald Association was very pleased to welcome the award-winning Spielmannszug FF flute and percussion orchestra from Fränkisch-Crumbach to Falkirk in May 2019.   As well as the fabulous concert they gave in Falkirk Trinity Church, they visited Edinburgh, Doune, Loch Lomond, and Stirling, were shown round Falkirk by Chair Gray Allan and Fiona Aird,Continue reading “Gallery: Spielmannszug FF visit Falkirk”

Twinning partners meet in Créteil

A Seminar for librarians from several of Créteil’s Twinning partners was held in the Médiathèque in Créteil from 21-24 November 2018. Library Services was represented by veteran librarian Gray Allan. Gray wrote the following short report on the event and his experiences during the visit. I was delighted to have the opportunity to visit FranceContinue reading “Twinning partners meet in Créteil”

Next meeting on March 12, 2019

The Odenwald Association’s next meeting will be held on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, at 7 p.m. in the Committee Suite, Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, FK1 5RS, when we will have a performance from the Falkirk Junior Gaelic Choir. There will be the usual refreshments and a fundraising raffle (donations of prizes welcome).

Twinning conference report

A report of proceedings at the recent Twinning Conference is reproduced below. The conference was held in Municipal Buildings, Falkirk, on Wednesday, August 22, 2018. Attendees :- Odenwald Association (Falkirk area/Odenwald region, Germany) – Walter Simms (Chair), Gray Allan (Vice-Chair), Anne Simms (Secretary), Charles Tibbles – Treasurer), Andy Christie (former Chair), Isabella Allan, Lynda KennaContinue reading “Twinning conference report”