The Newark Twinning Association is gearing up to showcase the best of Newark in Emmendingen, as the two towns celebrate 30 years of twinning in 2014.
The association last headed to Germany in 2012, with the aim of strengthening ties between our two towns. We brought along the Rattlejag Morris Dancers who performed to large crowds and huge praise at the festival, with hundreds of locals and tourists watching the traditional English dance take place in the towns main Market Square.
We also took in many fantastic sights deep in the Black Forest, including the Schwarzwälder Freilichtmuseum or Black Forest Museum at Vogtsbauernhof where many of us tried the traditional Schnapps, as well as plenty of cake.
The Rattlejags performing ‘Molly Broom’ in Emmendingen 2012
This year, the Association will head over to Emmendingen on the 18th of September, where we will visit Brisach Minster and the Kaiserstuhl area around the town.
We will also be joined by members of the Newark Amateur Operatic Society, who will be performing parts of their up-coming production of ‘The King and I’ both in the Emmendingen’s main square and at the convivial evening with brings together guests from Newark and their host-families.
One of the official parts of the weekend will be the rededication of the red phone box which was donated by Newark company X2 Telecom, who helped to restore the new phone box after the original phonebox in Emmendingen was damaged in 2013.
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