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Events Programme for 2020


Here is our programme of events, in partnership with Guildford Borough Council – do come along!



Last updated: Feb. 12, 2020





Public - do come along!


Members only - do join us!



In Guildford


In Freiburg





German dinner celebrating Freiburg's 900th anniversary in the Guildhall, High Street, Guildford. For details see here.

Wednesday 4 March:

6.30 for 7 pm



Public lecture on “The German Love Affair with Shakespeare” by Dr Ben Schofield of Kings College London University in the Council Chamber, Borough Council Offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB (free admission):

Wednesday 13 May: 7.15 pm


For details, see here


International twin town start-up network, Guildford’s participation managed by Guildford Borough Council:


7-10 May 



“DiverCity 2020 art-lab” – a collaborative workshop by young people from all 12 twin towns, facilitated by Freiburg, with performance, full details to follow:


8-25 May 




GTA stand at Picnic in the Castle Grounds (free admission):


Date to be confirmed




Exhibition of artworks from all of Freiburg’s 12 twin towns, including Guildford, in Meckelhalle

23 June – 23 July 

AGM in the Council Chamber, Borough Council Offices, Millmead House, Millmead, Guildford GU2 4BB:


Wednesday 24 June: 7.30pm

Festival of Choirs, Guildford Vox participating:


26-28 June





Partner Cities Fair in Rathausplatz, Guildford stand run by GTA and Guildford Borough Council (free admission):


10/11 July



    Members' trip to Freiburg, detailed programme to follow (includes visit to Partner Cities Fair):


9-13 July






Summer lunch:

Sunday 23 August



Heritage exhibition at Guildford House Gallery, 155 High Street, Guildford GU1 3AJ (free admission) – details to follow


Heritage exhibition tea party at Guildford House Gallery – details to follow


Public lecture on Beethoven - in celebration of his 250th anniversary year - by Prof Erik Levi of Royal Holloway, University of London at Council Chamber, Millmead (free admission):

Date to be advised





Mini German Christmas market in the Guildhall, High Street, Guildford GU1 3AA:

Sunday 29 November:
11am - 4pm




All enquiries to guildfordtwinning@gmail.com


Note: you may also like to click here to go to the British German Association's website, and see details of some of their forthcoming events.