Association has existed for over 20 years and promotes links between Ipswich and Arras. Members are people who have an interest in France / French language. Members do not need to speak fluent French to be a member!
The Ipswich Arras Association warmly welcomes new members and family members to share in our friendship with the people of the city of Arras in northern France. Ipswich has long had an Accord with Arras which is a city steeped in history from Roman times through to the French Revolution, the Great War and World War 2. In medieval times Arras was renowned for the quality of its tapestries and that heritage is still celebrated today.
Purpose of the group is to encourage and assist in developing links between cultural, sport and leisure groups. To asssist local individuals, groups and clubs to visit Arras. To create opportunities to promote a love of the language. To provide speakers for events in both towns in both languages.
To encourage family and personal links between the 2 towns.To arrange social events for members and families in the Ipswich area. Events include; exchange visits, evening talks in French and English, French language films, a summer party, a christmas party and much more.