St Albans for Europe found out who really knew their Balkans from the Baltics and their Rhine from their Rhône at the group’s first Quiz for Europe last Saturday.
Filling a local community centre resplendent with flags of all the Member States and with the Union Jack and the European Union flags side by side, nearly seventy Euro-quizzers scratched heads over questions such as: “In what year did the Eurotunnel open?”; “How many points did the UK award Abba’s Waterloo at Eurovision 1974?” and “Which European country has had the same name since 683?”. Quiz goers also puzzled out taxing anagrams, pored over photos of European landmarks and peered at politicians’ baby photos.
Hosted by Danny Clare, our Quizmaster, who sported a jacket adorned with EU stars especially for the occasion, the evening culminated in a tantalising “guest round” with questions from cross-party pro-Europeans David Lammy, Nick Clegg, Molly Scott Cato and Stephen Dorrell, who had all offered our event their full support.
Congratulations to the winning team 'The European Table of Culture', who shared a cash prize.
The large group, which included several nationalities, shared a European-themed potluck buffet table, groaning with everything from ratatouille, German salami and spanakopita, to tarte tatin, Finnish marshmallows and panettone. Together with a raffle, the event raised over £600 for the group’s continued campaigning for the UK to remain in the EU. These funds will help pay for our regular and very successful market stalls, leaflets, and future events.
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