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Association prepares to head to Emmendingen celebration

August 12, 2014 in News 2013, News 2014 by Administrator

Emmendingen WeinfestThe 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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Truce Match aims to straighten twin-towns ties

August 12, 2014 in News 2013, News 2014 by Administrator

Nathan Burrows is hoping to be part of the Newark Town team to play FC Emmendingen 03

Nathan Burrows is hoping to be part of the Newark Town team to play FC Emmendingen 03

The president of the German team that will play Newark Town under-21s in a re-enactment of the first world war Christmas Truce game has said it is as significant as if Bayern Munich was playing Manchester United.

Renzo Duringer, of FC Emmendingen 03, said the importance of commemorating the Christmas Truce and the development of the link between the clubs and their parent towns meant the match could be compared to a game between two of the nations’ most successful teams.

He hoped the commemorations of the match 100 years ago, which may have been sparked by Newark soldier William Setchfield, would bring the clubs closer together.

Mr Duringer said: “This game has a more local approach but in terms of importance it could be played between Manchester United and Bayern Munich.

“The theory about William Setchfield and the Christmas Truce is more or less the foundation of having this match. I expect this match to be the start of more co-operation between Newark Town and FC Emmendingen.

“The partnership between the towns has existed for more than 30 years. I hope this project will bring us closer together so we can have regular exchanges.”

A contingent of around 60 people, including players, officials and supporters from Emmendingen, will travel to Messines, Belgium, for the match on August 24.

The German team will include a mix of first and youth-team players with an average age of 22 because they do not have an under-21 side.

Mr Duringer said the German delegation was looking forward to visiting the Menin Gate, Langemark Germany Military Cemetery, and the Tyne Cot Commonwealth War Graves Cemetery with the Newark contingent.

He said interest in the match was growing in Germany and in Emmendingen. A historian will give the German players a talk about the truce before they leave for Belgium.

“We have had a good reaction from the newspapers and one of the main German TV channels, ZDF, will show a report about the game on its main news programme the evening after the match,” Mr Duringer said.

“The interest in the war has increased because the anniversary of it starting is getting closer.”

Mr Duringer said although German football was on a high because of its victory in the World Cup in Brazil, the result of the game was not important.

He said: “We are sports people but in this case the result doesn’t matter. We will try to play the best we can, but it is a friendly game.”

Story & Photo: Newark Advertiser

Thirteen nights of live and local music in Emmendingen

April 25, 2014 in News 2013, News 2014 by Administrator

Emmendingen BandTen bands playing live in ten places in downtown, on the night of Thursday, May 1, in Emmendingen as part of 13th nights of music.

“The Night of Music has become a firm fan base that is constantly bringing and attracting new visitors,” says Hubert Buehrer, and initiator at the Gastro circle within the towns trade association.

The Palio host maintains contact with other colleagues and has secure knack for music groups. Every yeoar he manages the balancing act between good and yet affordable music.

“Where else is there for a one-time entry price, can you listen to so much different music,” said Theo, as he is convinced of the combination of classic restaurant food and live music has worked for over 30 years.

With him on the marketplace in Palio “ACA-Coustic” plays alongside their own songs frills rock and ballads by Pink Floyd, Deep Purple or Amanda Marshall. “Rock & Roll Big Block” occur in the Café Emotion. The Rockabilly sound dates from the 1950s and 1960s.

The Rock and Roll of the 50s from “Pig-Ass & The Hood” are at Caffè Narona beside the town church on the program. Beyond the railroad tracks, in Shamrock, there are of “bähd s bluh” authentic Straight skirt, reminiscent of Deep Purple, Uriah Heep and revive the rock classics from 1970 to 1990. “The Right Direction” are at Café Dackler “Clauss S. & Friends.”

At Post, located between the marketplace and the railway station, is a mixture of pop, listen rock with a dash of funk “Slim feat. Jeans” also has his own compositions in his repertoire. Singer Frank Vetter has upped the whole range of emotional and powerful.

In the Castle Basement, “The Swipes” perform. Typical of her music are sprinklings of reggae or whipping punk riffs. Here and there they are reminiscent of the cult group The Who, but they turn the tempo up a gear when they resort to rock and roll, psychedelic or garage punk.

The “Magnetband” is a guest at the “Café in the Back Building” in the Markgrafenstraße. There is therefore Jazz, Funky, hip-hop and New Orleans play music.

Fizzy pop and New Folk promises the singer Rebekka Dold with her band in the Vielharmonie in Karl-Friedrich-Straße. The arrangements are multi-faceted and the group radiates pure joy. Word lovers lyrics and melodious voice of the singer goosebumps make the music so special. This crystal-clear voice she inherited from her mother Roswitha, who also is no stranger to the music industry.

Story and Photo: Badische Zeitung Emmendingen
Photo: Gerda Oswald

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