Musicians from Southwark's twin town of Langenhagen in Germany will be performing at Hay's Galleria on Tuesday.
Percussion Group Langenhagen plays a huge variety of percussion instruments – from bongos to glockenspiels and triangles to kettle drums. Although they have toured Germany, playing at a range of venues including the new Chancellory in Berlin, the Southwark visit will be their first tour abroad.
During the visit the group will also give a concert and workshop at St. Saviour's and St. Olave's School.
Langenhagen, near Hanover, has been twinned with Southwark since 1980 and exchange visits between local schools take place on a regular basis. During their visit to the borough the percussion group will be staying at Rotherhithe Youth Hostel.
Seven members of the Langenhagen Business Club, including former Mayor, Frau Waltraud Krueckeberg, are visiting Southwark from 10 to 14 April. They will be staying with local families and renewing contacts which, in many cases, have been established for years.
They will visit Shakespeare's Globe and be given a talk and guided tour on the Regeneration of the Southwark riverside by Southwark Council's Tourism Manager Phil Evans. The highlight of their stay will be a reception hosted by Southwark Mayor Cllr Hilary Wines.