Upcoming Events

Correct as of 10 June 2020. These dates may be changed or cancelled due to disruption caused by COVID-19 emergency measures.



SUMMER CONCERT IN TRAUNSTEIN TUESDAY 1 SEPTEMBER 2020 
HHTA have been invited to the 40th anniversary of Traunstein's Summer Concert which will feature music from British composers including William Walton, Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell. 

HAYWARDS HEATH TOWN DAY WITH CAFE BONSTEIN 12TH SEPTEMBER
We will be opening up Cafe Bonstein again this year to provide teas, coffee and cake at Victoria Park during Town Day.  There is always a lovely atmosphere at this event and it's nice to see so many or our members visiting and helping out on the day.

FRENCH GROUP LANGUAGE EXCHANGE TRIP TO BONDUES 2ND TO 4TH OCTOBER

Planning is underway for what promises to be an interesting and enjoyable weekend in Bondues including a day trip to Bruges.


VISIT THE TRAUNSTEIN CHRISTMAS MARKET
We are considering a visit to Traunstein at Christmas. Likely dates are departure Friday 4th December and return on Monday 7th December.  This event will be dependent on the level of interest shown, so please do let us know if you would like to take part in this.

For more information or to reserve your place on any of these events please email hhtwinners@gmail.com.

Recent Highlights:

February 2020

Interview on BBC Radio Sussex!

Haywards Heath Twinning Association was featured on Mark Carter's Saturday Breakfast show on BBC Radio Sussex on 1 February.  Mark interviewed the Deputy Mayor of our French twin town Bondues Alain Fauvarque and the Association's very own Chairperson Irene Balls. You can listen to the interview on BBC Sounds by following the below link (available until 25 February 2020). The interview starts around 2 hours 47 minutes:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p080dv4t

You can also see the photos that Mark took of Bondues on BBC Sussex's Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/BBCSussex/

October 2019

Musical Evening with Support of Haywards Heath Town Council

This was a truly international musical evening with the support of Haywards Heath Town Council. The Anything Goes duo provided fabulous entertainment with a mix of English, French and German popular songs.  It was wonderful that so many of our friends from Bondues and Taunstein came over to Haywards Heath and shared the evening with us.

August 2019

Traunstein's Twinning Anniversary

A large group travelled from Haywards Heath to Traunstein and were looked after exceptionally well by our friends.  A spectacular event!

January 2019

Bondues Jumelage (Twinning) AGM

Members of Haywards Heath Twinning experienced the customary warm welcome from our friends in Bondues during their AGM weekend at the start of February. An interesting programme of activities was enjoyed. This photo was taken during the visit to the Carrière Wellington

in Arras, which is a network of tunnels dug under the city by New Zealand troops during the First World War.

September 2018

Twinning Celebration in Bondues

Twinning members enjoyed a marvellous weekend of festivities in Bondues, celebrating 20 years of close twinning friendships including the inauguration of of the Square d'Haywards Heath. Our friends in Bondues were fabulous hosts and as usual provided superb food and entertainment.

September 2018

Haywards Heath Town Day

What a fantastic day we had at Town Day in Victoria Park.  Café Bonstein, HHTA's  pop up continental style Café, was a great hit with the public.  There was scarcely a crumb of Apfelstrudel or solitary coffee bean left behind at the end of the day.  Customers were impressed by the delicious home baked cakes and thanked the young student linguists from Oathall College who had served them with charm and smiles.

Celebrating out Twinning Anniversaries

HHTA celebrated 25 and 20 years respectively of twinning with Traunstein in Germany and Bondues in France. Celebrations included a gala dinner with the mayors of all three twinning towns in Borde Hill.

 

To mark these anniversaries we set up a community project to create three textile wall hangings, one for each Town Hall; the theme was ‘Friendship’. Several schools in Haywards Heath contributed to the project and created their own 'friendship' designs celebrating connections with Traunstein and Bondues. 

Mayors reception at the Town Hall.                                  Traunstein and Bondues were each given a wall hanging             

Our Celebration Cake!         

One beautiful and creative example of students creativity 

in the textile project with the theme of 'friendship'