Aktivitäten in Epping


Quiznight 2024
Quiz night 2024

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The main focus of our activities is, of course, our international exchanges. However, the Epping association also organises local events, some of which are open to the public.

On this page we list all our forthcoming events. Members can make bookings or enquiries by contacting the organiser directly, or via the UK contact form at the bottom of the page. Non-members are welcome to get in touch by using the contact form. Scroll down the page for information about events that have taken place recently.



4–11 June 2024, Language Course in Eppingen

This will be a German language course held in Eppingen for members of the Epping association. It will include an overnight trip from Eppingen to the city of Augsburg. Bookings for this event are now closed.

27 June 2024 (Thursday), early evening, Stammtisch

This will be the second get-together in a local pub for our members. This one will take place during the evening rather than at lunchtime. Please contact the organiser if you would like to come, or get in touch via the contact form on this page.

3 July 2024 (Wednesday) at 7 p.m. UK time, Zoom meeting

The next online meeting between members of the Epping and Eppingen associations. The Zoom link and meeting ID will be emailed to members.

7 July 2024 (Sunday), Epping Town Show

The Epping twinners will have their usual stall at the show in Stonard’s Hill Recreation Ground. www.eppingtowncouncil.gov.uk/Events_Diary_35167.aspx


27–30 September 2024, Visit to Epping by members of the Eppingen association

Details to be announced.


23 November 2024 (Saturday evening), AGM and Social Event

Details to be announced.

Recent events

Epping Town Green


19 May 2024 at 3 p.m., ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’

Around 25 people attended our Coffee and Cakes event on a beautiful Sunday afternoon outside ‘Julie’s Cafe’ in Stonards Hill Recreation ground. Home-made cakes and pastries were supplied by members, and a good time was had by all.

2 May 2024, Zoom meeting

This was the regular online meeting between members of the Epping and Eppingen associations.

26 April 2024, Epping Community Award

The Epping Twinning Association was honoured to be presented with the town’s Community Award for 2024 at the mayor’s Civic Reception held on 26 April. This award is presented annually to a local voluntary organisation that has made an outstanding contribution to the community. Humphrey Wheeler, Barbara Scruton and Barbara Lane were invited to attend and to receive the award on behalf of the association.

At the same event, our current chairperson Barbara Scruton was made a Freeman of Epping, in recognition of her many years of service to the town.

19 April 2024, ‘Stammtisch’

Lunch im BullThis was our first informal get-together in a local pub. Ten members of the Epping association met for convivial conversation and a bite of lunch at The Bull in Theydon Bois, near Epping. The event was very successful, and we plan to hold more of them on a regular basis. The time and venue may vary to suit members’ wishes – details will appear here and be circulated by email.

29 February 2024, Zoom meeting

Members in Epping and Eppingen made good use of their four-yearly bonus day by attending a joint Zoom meeting.

3 February 2024, Quiz Night with Fish & Chips

This event was held at Theydon Bois village hall rather than in Epping itself, and was attended by about 80 people from the association and the local community. There was a break from all the brainwork in the form of a delicious fish & chip supper supplied by a local chippy. The winning team were presented with prizes, and there was a raffle which raised a record sum for association funds. With thanks to everyone who helped organise this event and to compile and present the quiz.


2023 Zoom meetings

Online meetings between members of the Epping and Eppingen associations began during the Covid pandemic, and these have now become a tradition. During 2023, these meetings took place at 7 p.m. UK time on the following dates:        1 March; 10 May; 8 November; 20 December (featuring an informal Christmas quiz).


1–4 December 2023, Epping Christmas Tree Festival

The festival takes place each year at St John’s Church. It includes musical performances, items for sale, and refreshments. Each of the many trees is decorated by a different community group or enterprise. The Epping twinners’ tree always has a German theme, and their presence showcases our partnership. The theme this year was the German Christmas carol ‘O Tannenbaum’ (‘O Christmas Tree’).

25 November 2023, Annual General Meeting and Social Event

Following the routine AGM business, there was a home-cooked meal prepared by members of the association.
To close the evening, there was a talk by Keith Wenden on William Morris (1834–1896), well known as an artist, designer, author and social activist. We heard about his wealthy background, his unusual upbringing, and his links (romantic as well as artistic) with the Pre-Raphaelites. And of course his astonishing creative output as the leading figure of the Arts & Crafts movement – textiles, furniture, wallpaper, book illustration, stained glass and more. William Morris has many local connections – his childhood home was what is now the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow, where Keith is a voluntary guide. This award-winning Gallery houses the world’s largest collection of Morris’s work.
https://wmgallery.org.uk (in English)
https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Morris (in German)


26 September–3 October 2023, English Language Course in Epping

Ten visitors from Eppingen took part in this year’s language course. You can find more information here….


22–23 July 2023, Eppingen Altstadtfest (Old Town Festival)

Some members from Epping travelled to Eppingen to participate once again in this two-yearly festival, together with visitors from Eppingen’s other twin towns in France and Hungary.

2 July 2023, Epping Town Show

This annual event at Stonards Hill Recreation Ground is organised by Epping Town Council. It features entertainment, displays and stalls representing local businesses and organisations. The Epping twinners had an Eppingen-themed stall as usual. It featured a photo display of traditional German foods; members of the public were invited to choose a food they fancied, and there was a prize for the one who chose the ‘lucky photo’. There were also books about Eppingen for members of the public to browse. The stall team spent an enjoyable day raising awareness about their much-loved twin town.


16–19 June 2023, 40th Anniversary Celebrations in Eppingen

A large group from Epping attended this event to mark the ‘40th+1’ anniversary, mirroring the celebrations that took place in Epping in 2022. For more information please click here….


21 May 2023, ‘Kaffee und Kuchen’

‘Kaffee und Kuchen’ afternoons – Coffee and Cakes, in keeping with the German tradition – are a popular activity in Epping. This event took place on a warm Sunday afternoon outside ‚Julie’s at Stonards‘ cafe in Stonard’s Hill Recreation Ground, with cakes and pastries supplied by members.


11 March 2023, Supper Evening

This took place at the Epping United Reformed Church hall, with catering provided as usual by members. There followed a talk by one of our members on the differences between British and German culture and her experience as someone from Germany of living in the UK.


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