Members of exchange parties invited to submit memories of German twin visits (From The Northern Echo)
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Members of County Durham exchange parties invited to submit memories of German twin visits
MEMBERS of exchange parties to Germany over more than half a century are invited to the unveiling of a unique art project.
A celebration event is to be staged to mark the successful 60 year partnership between County Durham and its German twin area of Kreis Wesel, in the North Rhine-Westphalia region.
It will see a specially painted, life-sized donkey presented to one of the county’s schools to be selected to stage the event.
The project, organised by Durham County Council’s international office, is being funded by the German Embassy’s UK-German Connection project.
Kries Wesel’s adopted animal symbol is a donkey, which features in many businesses and street locations around the area.
Schools in County Durham are invited to draw up their own donkey design as part of the twinning celebration.
People in the county who have attended cultural and student exchanges down the decades are asked to come forward to attend the unveiling ceremony, on November 14.
They are also invited to submit pictures and memories of visiting Kries Wesel or hosting members of reciprocal German exchange parties.
These will be used to create a special display as part of the event.
They can be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to The International Office, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UF.
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