Deputy mayor of Brest in Plymouth for twinning anniversary plans
The deputy mayor of Brest, Reza Salami, will be in Plymouth from Thursday 21 February to discuss plans for the celebration of the 50th twinning anniversary between Plymouth and Brest.
He will be attending meetings on Friday with Brian Vincent, Peter Smith and other representatives of Plymouth City Council and leaders of city establishments, and members of the Brest Twinning Panel.
Twinning operates in conjunction on two levels: civic and the Brest Twinning Panel.
The Panel is preparing to welcome 116 visitors from Brest between May 8-11, including a Breton pipe band, a choir, a small Breton folk group, three basket ball teams, and members of the twinning group.
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As the spirit of twinning is "exchange", host family accommodation is being sought.
The programme is being drafted, and it is hoped to include a talk "the French connection" and choir concert at Stoke Damerel Church on Thursday morning 9th May, followed by a concert in the bandstand in Devonport Park.
On Friday and Saturday, the Breton musicians will be seen around Plymouth city centre, and the whole group will attend a Gala Ceilidh at Plymouth City College hall with the Lord Mayor in attendance on Friday evening.
The basket ball teams (age 14-16 boys and girls) will play counterparts at Marjon basketball club, and are hoping to play other games during their visit.
The group departs on Saturday 11th May in the evening. The return visit to Brest will take place on September 26 to 29, and plans are afoot to include members of Plymouth Morris, Plymouth Maids, Wreckers Morris, Devonport Community Choir.