Alkmaar Week Celebrations 10th to 16th July 2017

Information for City of Bath Pétanque Club Members

 The Bath-Alkmaar Twinning Association is celebrating 70 years of friendship with the city of Alkmaar (Netherlands) during July.  There has been a lot of coverage about this in the local press and on the Bath Newseum website

CoBPC is a corporate member of the twinning association and there are a number of events during that week that might interest you.

Buffet lunch followed by melee at LSC: Thursday 13th July

Lunch from 12.30  £5 per head.  Please RSVP to by Sunday 9th July

Melee starts at 14.00 prompt. Entry £3.  No need to book.  Contact Chris McGinn  for further information.  We hope to welcome members of L’Autre Chemin Pétanque Club of Alkmaar to this event.

The Great Bath Cheese Trail organised by Bath Comedy.  HOW DOES IT WORK? During Alkmaar Week, 75 cheeses, kindly donated by the Alkmaar cheese merchants, will be placed in the windows of independent Bath shops and other prominent places. Each cheese will have a fascinating fact about the history of the twinning attached, linked to a numbered quiz question on the accompanying entry form. Answer as many questions as you can and those with the most correct answers will be placed in a draw to win a fabulous prize: a giant cheese! Some cheeses will be hard to find, don’t worry if you don’t get them all.


The entry forms will be distributed to hotels, pubs, the Visitor Information Centre and to the participating shops. The entry form will also be available to download at

Dutch Comedy night: Tuesday 11th July 7.30pm for 8, Widcombe Social Club.  Four highly-regarded up-and-coming Dutch comedians from the Toomler Comedy Club Amsterdam.  Tickets £11 from

Concerts by the Artiance Youth Orchesta of Alkmaar, on Saturday 15th July  7pm to 9pm at the Roper Theatre, Hayesfield School, and on Sunday 16th from

3.30 pm to 5.30 at St Michaels Without, Broad St.  Both concerts will tell a tale of daring escape, tragedy and international friendship through music and readings, and an arrangement of Lily Marlene has been written specially for the occasion.

 Tickets are £6.50 per head and are available from or via twinning association website

 More information on all these events can be found on or contact Diana Lockwood