Newark-on-Trent Twinning Association

30th Anniversary Visit - Videos

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Friday 19th September 2014


Refreshed after a good night's sleep we set off by coach from Emmendingen to Breisach am Rhein. A steaming hot day saw us climb the cobbled path to the cathedral of St Stephan. A guided tour of the minster followed by enjoying the views across the Rhine from the shaded terrace around it.


Trip to Breisach am Rhein from Max Cope on Vimeo.



After the trip to Breisach am Rhein we were all treated to a tractor ride up into the mountains for lunch at Rasthaus Lenzenberg. Great lunch and a small zoo to boot.


Lunch in the Mountains from Max Cope on Vimeo.



The evening was spent at a buffet and concert in Kollmarsreute. Great food, great company and the entertainment was superb. The female singer / comedienne was brilliant and I hope she visits Newark soon.


Ring of Fire from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Saturday 20th September 2014

25 years ago a traditional red telephone box was presented to Emmendingen as the official gift from Newark. Unfortunately, it was destroyed in a storm when a tree branch fell on it. A replacement was sourced in the UK and it was officially handed over by Town Mayor, Tom Bickley, and Chairman of the Twinning Association, Rita Crowe. The replacement had actually stood in Castlegate, Newark when it was operational. The presentation was preceded by a short display by our old friends the Hachberger Herolde who then led the procession from Theodor-Ludwig-Straße to the Markt Platz. On the way drinks were served by Krystal Grabbe, Emmendingen councillor and friend of twinning, causing a severe blockage down Kirchstraße.


Dedication of New Red Telephone Box by maxcope
A stage had been set up next to the old rathaus in the Markt Platz. Singers / dancers from Zagarolo performed for a few minutes. Zagarolo is the Italian twin town of Emmendingen's French twin Six-Fours-les-Plages. After the dancing the crowd was treated to a short performance by Matt Shephardson and Jo Dewberry. They were well received in the sunshine.


Songs In The Markt Platz - Matt Shepherdson... by maxcope

At an official ceremony marking the 30th Anniversary of the twinning between Newark and Emmendingen speeches were made by OB Stefan Schlatterer and Town Mayor, Tom Bickley. Young representatives from Emmendingen read the reaffirmations in German, English, French and Polish. Finally, officials from Emmendingen, Newark, Sandomierz and Six-Fours-les-Plages signed reaffirmation documents before exchanging them. This concluded the official element of the evening and the rest was given over to a concert by Newark Amateur Operatic Society which has been involved in the twinning since day one.


Speeches & Reaffirmations by maxcope

Chairman of Newark Amateur Operatic Society introduces the concert.


Introduction to the NAOS Concert from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Fugue for Tinhorns - Guys & Dolls. This the first (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performing, left to right, are Steve Watson, Justin Day & Matt Shepardson.


Fugue for Tinhorns - Guys & Dolls from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Marry the Man - Guys & Dolls. This the second (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performing, left to right, are Jenny Cowan and Rachel Mowbray.


Marry the Man - Guys & Dolls from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Sue Me - Guys & Dolls. This the third (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performing, left to right, are Justin Day and Rachel Mowbray.


Sue Me - Guys & Dolls from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Leaning On A Lamp Post - Me & My Girl. This the fourth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Matt Shephardson.


Leaning On A Lamp Post from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Oom Pah Pah - Oliver. This the fifth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Georgina Tagg, Mel Cooper & The Chorus.


Oom Pah Pah - Oliver from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Someone to Watch Over Me - Oh, Kay! This the sixth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Jo Dewberry.


Someone to Watch Over Me - Oh, Kay! from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night - Annie Get Your Gun. This the seventh (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Rachel Mowbray.


Sun in the Morning and the Moon at Night - Annie Get Your Gun from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Lullaby of Broadway - 42nd Street. This the eighth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Jean Robinson & The Chorus.


Lullaby of Broadway - 42nd Street from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Wouldn't it be Lovely - My Fair Lady. This the ninth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Georgina Tagg.


Wouldn't It Be Lovely - My Fair Lady from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific. This the tenth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Matt Shepardson.


Some Enchanted Evening - South Pacific from Max Cope on Vimeo.



I Wish I May - Witches of Eastwick. This the eleventh (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Jo Dewberry, Rachel Mowbray & Jenny Cowan.


I Wish I May - Witches of Eastwick from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Bosom Buddies - Mame. This the twelfth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Mel Cooper & Jean Robinson.


Bosom Buddies - Mame from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Master of the House - Les Miserables. This the thirteenth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Becky Cope & Ben Atkinson.


Master of the House - Les Miserables by maxcope

Bring Him Home - Les Miserables. This the fourteenth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by Matt Shephardson.


Bring Him Home - Les Miserables from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Do You Hear the People Sing? - Les Miserables. This the fifteenth (of 15) number performed by members of Newark Amateur Operatic Society at a concert to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the twinning link between the towns of Newark-on-Trent, UK and Emmendingen, Germany. Performance by The Company.


Do You Hear The People Sing? - Les Miserables from Max Cope on Vimeo.



Sunday 21st September 2014

Dean & Lou ordered a cup of tea. This is what they got! Even the waiter realised he hadn't delivered what the customer was expecting. A good laugh to finish a tremendous weekend. Well done to all involved.


German Attempt at Making a Cup of Tea from Max Cope on Vimeo.