Newark-on-Trent Twinning Association

News and Updates


Erscht ä' mol Gugge Causing Traffic Chaos

The Emmendingen band, Erscht ä' mol Gugge, had previously played in Newark and their eclectic style of music had proved a big hit as they played ad hoc around the town. As a result they had been asked back to appear in the Carnival procession in June 2015. A short video clip of the traffic chaos that ensued has been uploaded here.

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Newark Advertiser Review of Proms

2016_0404_LNOP report Newark Advertiser
© Newark Advertiser

Proms Photos & Videos Uploaded

Following the success of the recent Last Night of the Proms, photos and videos from the evening have now been uploaded. Follow the links here and here or go to The Proms page for more information. Photos © Anthony Cregg and videos © Max Cope.

Last Night of the Proms was a great success

Last night's event, again held at the Palace Theatre, was one of the best yet and heralded as a great success by members of the Twinning Association Committee and the Newark & Sherwood Concert Band in their first appearance at the event. The event is the Association's major fund-raiser for the year and was well supported by regulars and first-timers alike. Chairman of the Twinning said, "a lot of hard work goes into organising events like the Last Night of the Proms but we know that many people look forward to it each year. We are delighted to have been joined this year by the Newark & Sherwood Concert Band and they have shown what wonderful talent we have locally."

The band was equally pleased with the evening and their news item is
available here. The first-half programme included Lucy Long, Puttin' on the Ritz, Mary Poppins and Ave Maria beautifully sung by conductor, Colum O'Shea, who entertained the audience with light hearted and well-informed banter during the whole performance. After the interval, "Proms" favourites, Nimrod, Fantasia on British Sea Songs, Jerusalem and Pomp and Circumstance - amongst others - were performed to the delight, and active participation, of the audience who sang, clapped and threw balloons to their hearts content before the concert closed with the National Anthem.

Photos and videos are available on the Proms page of our web site.

Oberburgermeister Visits Radio Newark

IMG_2333During a fact finding mission to Newark visitors from our German twin town, Emmendingen, were hosted by our local radio station, Radio Newark. Chairman, Rita Crowe, and Oberburgermeister, Stefan Schlatterer were happy to give an interview, a recording of which appears below.

Stefan : Rita - Radio Newark - 28th January 2016

Showcasing New Leisure Centre on Twin Town Visit

Visitors from Emmendingen, Newark's twin town in Germany, toured the National Civil War Centre and the new leisure centre site on Friday during a two-day fact finding mission.

Oberburgermeister Stefan Schlatterer was accompanied by Hans Jenne (Family & Culture Services, Alexander Copp (Finances & Human Resources) and Julia Sennekamp, who works alongside Mr Schlatterer.

The Chairman of Newark Twinning Association, Mrs Rita Crowe, said the visitors were impressed with both facilities.

"They were enthusiastic about what they saw", she said. "I was proud to show them both centres."

At a meeting in the Town Hall with the Mayor of Newark, Cllr Rob Crowe, the Town Clerk, Mr Alan Mellor and Council Leader, Cllr David Lloyd, they discussed political systems.