Menu

Thame quiz format adopted by its Romanian twin Sinaia

A group of three ladies, from Sinaia, Thame’s twin town, have organised a quiz inspired by the format of Thame’s TAL popular event on 10th April.

 

Mariana Cojoc Wisernig, Irina Avramescu and Felicia Mirza, who had visited Thame, recruited nine ad hoc teams, which competed on different themes of general culture: history and the city’s personalities, literature, music. The contest called for maximum ability and knowledge of the teams, among which competitors of all ages evolved.

 

The quiz took place at Sinaia’s “Carmen Sylva” Cultural Centre which celebrated 10 years since its opening. The centre take its name from Queen Elisabeth of Romania (1843-1916), wife of King Carol 1st. She wrote poems and children stories under the pen name of Carmen Sylva. Her favourite residence was Peles Castle in Sinaia.

 

The winning team was “Sinaia 365” who included Vlad Oprea, town’s mayor, and his colleagues Gheorghe Badaran, Anca Hogea and Corina Ghimbaş.

 

When reading the news on Facebook about Sinaia Quiz, Sue Boyle, who has conducted quizzes for TAL and other Thame local events over the years, said: “I am delighted to read this post! So proud my quiz format has made its way to Sinaia, we loved you, Sinaians, being with us for the TAL quiz.”

 

Mariana Cojoc-Wisernig, quiz organiser, said: “During our beautiful visit in Thame to our friends, in October2017, I was very impressed by the way the local organisers succeeded to attract a large number of people, of all ages, to entertaining and instructive activities. I came home with the strong desire to repeat the experience of the TAL Quiz in Thame, with my townspeople and with a lot of excitement because such an experience is completely new in my town.

 

Mariana added: “I decided to organize, with the help of the other ASPE members, a Quiz for each season. The first Quiz was the Spring Quiz, with questions about the town we live in.

Since we had no idea about the number of people joining in our event, we decided on four members in each team. I was surprised when we had to bring more tables and chairs and when the hall seemed too small.”

 

Mariana continued: “With each step, I learned something new, I got feedback, and I will have to consider the suggestions when organizing our next Quiz in the summer.”

 

Mariana concluded: “We would like to thank our Thame friends for offering us the opportunity to bring something new to Sinaia’s cultural life.”

 

Cecilia Francu, one of the participants, said:  “I enjoyed the first set of questions about Sinaia. I think all teams did well in this section. During the last section “Music”, well, I got lost. But I enjoyed it. It was relaxing, entertaining, we socialized, talked over a cup of coffee, had a piece of cake. I can’t wait for the summer Quiz.”

 

Thame and Sinaia have been officially twinned since 28 September 2012. The Twinning Charter can be viewed on one of the walls inside Thame Town Council’s Information Centre. For more information about Thame and Sinaia twinning, visit www.facebook.com/thamesinaia

Like or share our posts with your friends:

Upcoming Events

Apr
21
Sat
7:00 pm Elijah by Feliz Mendelssohn Bart... @ St Mary's Parish Church,Thame
Elijah by Feliz Mendelssohn Bart... @ St Mary's Parish Church,Thame
Apr 21 @ 7:00 pm
Elijah by Feliz Mendelssohn Bartholdy @ St Mary's Parish Church,Thame
Elijah by Feliz Mendelssohn Bartholdy with professional soloists and the Thame Sinfonia   Conducted by Helen Swift   Saturday 21st April 2018 at 7.30pm   St Mary’s Parish Church, Thame   Tickets £15.00 at the door(u16s free) or £13.00 in advance from A Piece of Cake, Thame or Tickety Brew, Haddenham
Apr
26
Thu
3:30 pm Betty Bloom Dance Presents Child... @ Small Barn, Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Ox9 3aj
Betty Bloom Dance Presents Child... @ Small Barn, Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Ox9 3aj
Apr 26 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Betty Bloom Dance Presents Children’s Free Dance taster classes in Thame @ Small Barn, Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Ox9 3aj
Betty Bloom Dance Presents Children’s Free Dance taster classes in Thame Thursday 26th April 2018 Small Barn, Thame Barns Centre, Church Road, Thame, Ox9 3aj 3.30-4.10 Violets (Toddlers/Parents) 4.10pm-4.50pm Sweet Peas (4-6yrs) 4.50pm-5.30pm Poppies (7yrs+) Fabulous dance routines, musical theatre, stories/role plays, performance! IDTA accredited For further information visit www.bettybloomdance.co.uk
Apr
27
Fri
7:00 pm Brush Party is coming to Thame! @ Chinnor Rugby Club
Brush Party is coming to Thame! @ Chinnor Rugby Club
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm
Brush Party is coming to Thame! @ Chinnor Rugby Club
The Lord Williams’s School Day Nursery in conjunction with Brush Party are hosting an evening of art…fundraising for the Nursery Garden Improvement Scheme. Date: Friday 27th April Venue: Chinnor Rugby Club Time: 7pm Tickets: £30 In addition to the Brush Party there will be Play Your Cards Right with prizes. Tickets are available by contacting lwsnursery@lordwilliams.oxon.sch.uk quoting ‘Brush Party’ in the subject header. We look forward to seeing you there!
7:30 pm Sandy Lane Farm Pop-up supper club @ Sandy Lane Farm
Sandy Lane Farm Pop-up supper club @ Sandy Lane Farm
Apr 27 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
Sandy Lane Farm Pop-up supper club @ Sandy Lane Farm
EASONAL SUPPERS: SPRING 2018  Friday 27th April / Saturday 28th April 7.30-10.30pm Friday 4th May / Saturday 5th May 7.30-10.30pm £42 per person (BYOB). Places can be booked online at: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk  ​(please note there is a booking fee per ticket) or via the farm shop on Thursdays or Saturdays. Experience a local ‘pop-up’ seasonal supper in the relaxed surroundings of our barns & savour the seasonal flavours of Sandy Lane Farm. We aim to use as much freshly harvested, organic vegetables from the farm as possible & our free-range, slow reared meat. The ingredients are transformed into a delicious 3 course meal by the fantastically talented & experienced chefs, Nicky & Phil, personal chefs to the Rothschild family at Waddesdon Manor & who run Passion for Food. See menu below & please…

Read More...

Apr
28
Sat
1:00 pm Lord Williams’s Family Fun Run @ Lord Williams's School
Lord Williams’s Family Fun Run @ Lord Williams's School
Apr 28 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Lord Williams's Family Fun Run @ Lord Williams's School
The Lord Williams’s Fun Run is back for a second year – bigger, bolder and a whole lot more colourful! The 5k route offers a mixed terrain,perfect for runners looking for a challenge or those looking to soak up the fun of the day. All runners will receive a mighty cheer and a special edition medal at the finishing line.

Recent Tweets

Got a news story? Or do you want to reach out to the people of Thame?