We aim to foster links beyond education, to encourage contact between the arts and businesses in our region and their counterparts in Germany.

Our partners include:
The "German for Enterprise" project at the University of Sheffield invites businesses in Yorkshire and the Humber who are keen to create trade connections to Germany and Austria to work with language students to gain a mutual benefit of accessing German business. Further information regarding this project can be found on in website above.

The German "Stammtisch" meets at the University Arms in Sheffield each month to engage in topical conversation in the German language. Information about upcoming events can be found on the following website: (

Fokus Sheffield is a website introducing the Sheffield City Region to German-based businesses. The website is source for information on educational, social and cultural activities of interest in the region, as well as providing profiles of German business professionals and promoting inward investment. Information regarding current news and activity can be found on their website.

The Leeds Anglo German Club are a non-profit group that organises a variety of social meetings, events and trips for German speakers of all abilities. They also hold a Language Café on the first Monday of every month at the Lawnswood Arms from 10-12 noon. Information regarding all recent and future events can be found on their website.

The Barnsley Schwäbisch Gmünd Twin Town Society fosters a strong and historical relationship between Barnsley and the town of Schwäbisch Gmünd in Baden-Württemberg, who have been officially twinned since 1971. They hold monthly meetings at The Fairway - Meeting Room( Elmhirst Lane, Dodworth, S75 4LS), while also holding a number of other social events and accommodating visits from there twin town. More information about the history of the society and their meetings can be found on their website.

We are keen to hear from any other Twin Town Societies and groups who promote cultural, business or educational exchanges with the German-speaking world.