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DCIM100MEDIADJI_0226.JPGThe dates of Hexham's next visit to Noyon are 24-27 May 2024, the last day being a UK Bank Holiday. Please join us!

Travel to Noyon by coach and ferry. Accommodation is provided by our French hosts in their own houses/apartments.

If you would like to discuss this further, please send us a message on the form here.

Image © Jake Perrie



The Taste of Things 1Wednesday 20th March at 19.30 in the Forum Cinema, Hexham

In a delectable feast for the senses, peerless cook Eugenie (Juliette Binoche) has worked for the famous gourmet Dodin for the last 20 years. Bonding over a passion for gastronomy and mutual admiration, their relationship develops into romance and gives rise to delicious dishes that impress even the world's most illustrious chefs. But Eugenie is fond of her freedom and has never wanted to marry Dodin. So, he decides to do something he has never done before: cook for her.

This screening is sponsored and hosted by The Town Twinning Association. It is preceded by the music video Careless - Holly Rees by Zoe Murtagh.

Tyne Valley Film Festival is supported by Film Hub North with National Lottery funding on behalf of the BFI Film Audience Network.

Booking here.

Runtime: 140 minutes
Director: Tran Anh Hung
Cast: Juliette Binoche, Benoît Magimel
Country: France
Year: 2024
Rating: (12A)




Face-to-face conversation: fortnightly at 12pm in Caffè Nero, Fore Street, Hexham, with a German native-speaker, Edith, at a table on the first floor. Please buy a drink downstairs and join us. The next session is on Friday 1st March 2024, please write to Penny through the contact page.

Our German conversation group on Zoom has members from both Hexham and Metzingen. The fortnightly meeting is on Thursday evenings at 7pm UK time, next one on 7th March 2024, to chat in both German and in English. If you’d be interested in joining in, please contact Penny as above.

All standards of German and English are welcome – everyone is an expert in at least one of them. There are no set topics – this is informal chat and is an ideal way to keep in touch with people whom we know and to meet others.

Composite image, upper left, Hexham Gaol © Mike Quinn; lower left, Hadrian's Wall © Michael Hanselmann; upper right, Metzingen - Seldnerhaus © JohnMz; lower right, Weinbaumuseum. *Images via Wikimedia Creative Commons


Face-to-face conversation: fortnightly at 12pm in Caffè Nero, Fore Street, Hexham. The next session is Friday 23rd February 2024. Just buy a drink on the ground floor and join us on the upstairs. Please write to Stephen through the contact page.

The discussion group is very informal and is more of a chat. We may cover films, the weather, holidays, and much more. For some conversations sessions we have a text available.

The level of French spoken is varied, with some speaking little, if any, but happy to contribute in English.

Image credits: Musée Jean Calvin © Dguendel; cloister of the Cathedral of Noyon © Office de Tourisme, Noyon; Hexham - West Front of the Abbey © Bob Castle; Hexham signal box © Sadgrovem . Images via Wikimedia Creative Commons



Town Twinning Committee Meetings

Our committee meetings are held monthly throughout the year, usually on a Monday at 7.30pm, upstairs at the Beaumont Hotel.

Anyone interested is welcome to come along. Please contact us here for more information



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