(including 10th anniversary of Twinning with Theillay, France)

1-4 May 2008



Nether Stowey is twinned with Theillay in a big loop of the Loire below Orleans. In 2008 the mutual twinning arrangement celebrated its 10th anniversary.

Nether Stowey Parish Council were also involved in the twinning weekend when a party of some 50 French visitors and friends stayed in Nether Stowey and a wide range of community events, extending well beyond the normal twinning activities, were held.

This included road closure in the village centre and a day-long street market.



Michael Barry of Somerset Screen Productions has produced a set of four interactive DVDs of the weekend. They cover all the main events and include as much footage of French and English participants as possible. Some French photos and movies prior to their arrival are also included.



Some 5 camera crews and 4 roving interviewers covered all events between them, and met as many people and talked to as many experts in local subjects as they could.



4 DVDs, 27 stories, 6.5 hours of entertainment!

DVD1: The French visit and 10th Twinning Anniversary
The French en Voyage - the pix, The French en voyage - the movie, The French s'arrivent, Twinning Reception, The Twinning Story, The Challenge Cup, The French se departent, The Festival in brief

DVD2: The May Festival Activities
Getting Ready, The Church Centre Coffee Morning, The Official Speeches, Maypole Dancing, The Street Fair, Duck Racing, A Visit to the Micro-Brewery, Meet Local Businesses, The Fire Brigade, Meeting People, The Marquee Party, The Festival in Brief

DVD3: Nether Stowey's May Festival Culture
The Art Exhibition, "Village Made" Craft Exhibition, Coleridge Cottage Open Day, A History of Nether Stowey (D Worthy), Some Historical Documents (M Todd), A Musical Selection, The Festival in Brief

DVD 4 Nether Stowey Primary School's Festival
School Open Day + The Old Folks' Lunch, The School Choir, Maypole Dancing, The Festival in Brief

The DVDs are now ON SALE.

The French version includes French narration as needed on DVD1

Prices: Any 1 DVD £8; 2 DVDs £15; 3 DVDs £21; complete set of 4 £27



Michael Barry at:  marketing@perceptivecreation.co.uk

The Counting House, Dodington, Nether Stowey, Bridgwater, Somerset TA5 1LE

01278 733100


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Somerset Screen Productions fait un production de 4 DVDs de tous les evenements et activites de jumelage qui se passent en Nether Stowey ce weekend. Il y a sections traduit en Anglais et Francais.


Prix: 1 DVD £8; 2 DVDs £15; 3 DVDs £21; complete set of 4 £27

C'est plus cher en Euros a cause de conversion - demandez-vous un value.




1)     Paiement est possible par PayPal (inc la poste).

A premier: remettez votre email addresse et ordre a marketing@perceptivecreation.co.uk


2)  Disponible en liasses par un courier occasionel de Nether Stowey a un contact en Theillay (nomme au moment). Ca est un prix en argent liquide (pas de charge pour la poste) au jour de distribution.


Photos thanks to Alain Henault