A musical performance will take place at the iconic Newbiggin Maritime Centre, on Friday, with young people from Germany.

Students from the Remscheid Music & Arts College will be visiting Northumberland and they will provide an outdoor musical performance as part of their week long visit to the area.  

The links between Ashington, Newbiggin by the Sea and the Remscheid area in Germany go back to the early 1950’s and the town twinning agreement was one of the first between the United Kingdom and Germany following the Second World War. In 2015 a new partnership agreement between the town councils of Ashington and Newbiggin by the Sea and the City of Remscheid Council was duly signed by the respective mayors of each area reaffirming these links. 

The free musical performance will feature a folk ensemble and string orchestra and include a wide variety of musical styles and tastes.  The performance will take place, at the Maritime Centre, on the promenade, on Friday 26 April, commencing at 2.00pm. If the weather is too inclement the performance will take place inside the Centre.

As part of their trip to the area the young people will also visit Woodhorn Museum & Northumberland Archives in Ashington. The visit is being supported by the town councils of Ashington and Newbiggin by the Sea as well as the recently formed Ashington & Newbiggin by the Sea Town Twinning Association.  The Association has been developed by local people with the aim of encouraging participation in town twinning as well as to provide practical support in developing and organising exchange visits such as the current trip.

The Civic Head of Ashington, Cllr. Marjorie Chambers, and the Mayor of Newbiggin by the Sea, Cllr. Malcolm Peden, will be welcoming the young people to the area on the day.

Why not come along and see the performance and welcome the young people to the area.