Cittaslow Taiwan?

Mo Anderson-Dungar, Aylsham Town Clerk, writes about a recent visit from Taiwan’s Yu Pei Chang and their hopes of joining Cittaslow.

“Aylsham was pleased to welcome Yu Pei Chang from Taiwan during the 9th to 17th September, as part of an international trip to explore Cittàslow towns in Germany, Italy and the UK.  Funded by the Taiwanese government, Yu Pei spent time researching how Cittàslow worked in the various towns with the ultimate goal to make her town the first Cittàslow in Taiwan.  She was particularly interested in work for older people, and it gave us the opportunity to show her the St Michael’s Care Complex – incorporating Housing with Care, a Care Home with Nursing, a Health Centre/pharmacy and a Community Centre.

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Cittaslow Mold AGM

Cittaslow Mold AGM is on Tuesday 20 November, at 7pm upstairs in the Chamber at Mold Town Hall, CH7 1AB. Continue reading

International Poets Perform in Mold

Leading international poets from as far afield as China came to Mold on Sunday 7 October to perform at Clwyd Theatr Cymru in The North Wales International Poetry Festival.

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North Wales International Poetry Festival comes to Mold

Next Sunday (7th October) sees the first North Wales International Poetry Festival come to the region. A series of events will be taking place from 1st October in Bangor, Aberystwyth, and Machynlleth, with the final event showcased by local arts promoters at Clwyd Theatr Cymru, Mold.


A private lunch, attended by Geoff Collett Mayor of Mold, will be held for the poets at the Town Hall with home-cooked food created by volunteers from both Flintshare and Cittaslow Mold.


This unique festival will then start at 4pm at Clywd Theatr Cymru, bringing leading poets from around Europe to Mold for a unique encounter between cultures. Presented with translation into Welsh and English, this is a chance to hear some of the most vibrant contemporary voices in their own languages, including Morten Søndergaard (Danish), Julia Fiedorczuk (Polish), Jeroen Theunissen (Belgian Flemish), Anja Utler (German) and Katerina Iliopoulou (Greek), Eduard Escoffet (Catalan) Estíbaliz Espinosa (Galician) and the Swedish-born multilingual poet Cia Rinne. If it is sometimes said that poetry is what is lost in translation, this event will show what is gained when different ways of looking at the world spark each other into life.

The event will be introduced by Zoë Skoulding, editor of Poetry Wales Magazine.

Book tickets online here.


Sunday 7th October 2012. Doors 4pm.

£8/£6 concessions

Clwyd Theatr Cymru the Clwyd Room.


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I’m inviting you to the hottest World’s Biggest Coffee Morning in the area!

I’d love to see you and a friend or two “chez moi” in Diss anytime from 10 am on Friday 28th September 2012! Continue reading

Aylsham goes for gold!

Aylsham’s Town Clerk, Mo Anderson-Dungar tells us more about the Olympic torch relay that passed through on 4th July.

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Cittaslow UK on Perthsire Online @Jubilee Celebrations






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Diss cleans up

The Big Clean Up is taking place in Diss on 26th and 27th May 2012. Cittaslow’s Margaret Mittins-Ladd gets us up to speed:

“All is coming together nicely. We have great support from south Norfolk Council who are bringing out the big machines to clean up the streets and grafitti, and on Saturday & Sunday we are hoping that the town will support us by cleaning up in groups around the town and other areas. Continue reading

Glocal Pride in Diss

Hi, my name is Graham and having been made redundant in the summer of 2011, I decided to set up a PR and Marketing Business near my home on the Norfolk/Suffolk border in East Anglia. Continue reading