#WeAreOxford Twin Cities

We’re staging a showcase of cultural projects to celebrate our links with our eight twin cities.

A free event in November at the Sheldonian Theatre will celebrate past projects and future plans and connections.

Oxford City Council is extremely proud of our links with Bonn, Grenoble, Leiden, León, Padua, Perm, Ramallah and Wrocław. 

About the event

The event will be a mixture of performance, talks and demonstrations to highlight the kind of projects have happened in the past and give people the opportunity to showcase new projects and ideas.

The free event will take place at the Sheldonian Theatre on 5 November 2020.

How to get involved

If you have an idea and you’d like to be a part of this event, we’d love to hear from you.

If you would like to be part of a wider programme of activities in November we’d also love to hear from you.

Our aim is to include a range of fringe events to showcase a wider range of twinning themed activities than can be showcased on stage – anything from twin city cuisines to sharing craft skills and more.

Use the form below to express your interest in taking part.

Proposals must be from individuals, groups or organisations based in Oxfordshire and involve one or more of Oxford’s twin cities.

The deadline for proposals is 5pm 9 March 2020

Please fill in the online form below with your proposal:

#WeAreOxford Twin Cities application form

Terms and conditions

Applicants will be notified of decisions after 20 March 2020. If successful, applicants must be available to take part in the event on Thursday 5 November 2020.

Selection process

Proposals selected for inclusion in the event will be chosen by a panel which will include officers from Oxford City Council and members of Oxford International Links. Selected participants will be chosen on the following criteria:

  • Quality of the proposal
  • Involvement of people from one or more of Oxford’s twin cities in the project
  • Achievable and realistic proposals with a clear delivery plan and budget.


There is a fund of £10,000 with a number of small grants available of up to £500 per organisation for each link made with a twin city to help facilitate activities for #WeAreOxford Twin Cities at the Sheldonian Theatre.

Proposals which link with more than one twin city will be eligible for more than one grant.

Applicants are welcome to apply for/bring additional funding from other sources to help support their proposal.

More information

If you need any more information or extra support please let us know by emailing [email protected].