2020 Reaffirmation

Fahnenschwinger der Niederburg - 2005 Einweihung Katamaran - 3
The Konstanz Fahnenschwinger will be coming to Richmond

The 60th anniversary of the twinning of the three towns will be celebrated in Richmond in 2020. The highlight of the year will be a long weekend of festivities from 26th – 28th June involving the whole community. We hope to welcome many guests from both Fontainebleau & Konstanz as well as from the rest of the world.

GSS at Hampton Court
Children from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule, Konstanz, at Hampton Court Palace in 2018

A provisional formal programme has now been approved to enable community groups to plan their activities around it.

Friday 26th June.  An exhibition, a naming ceremony & reception, jointly hosted by the Richmond in Europe Association & Richmond Council, for our overseas guests at Orleans House Gallery.

Saturday 27th June. Guests will be free to attend the many activities planned by partnered groups & to visit the local attractions, such as Hampton Court Palace.

There will be a formal dinner at York House in the evening.

Sunday 28th June.

Morning. A service at St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham, will be followed by a circular parade ending in the gardens of York House.

York House sunken garden.                                                        Photo by Rodney Mantle

There the formal reaffirmation ceremonies will take place, the bands will play & everyone will be invited to picnic.

The afternoon will be free for guests to attend community events.

Chris Cull
The European Youth Orchestra performing in Twickenham in 2017.

Evening. A performance of the European Youth Orchestra, comprising musicians from Fontainebleau, Konstanz, Lodi & Richmond.

Poster Competition 

Children will be at the heart of the celebrations. With this in mind young Europeans, aged 5 to 18, are invited to design the official poster for the reaffirmation. The winning poster will be widely displayed across the borough & in our twin towns.

For further details please click on the following link.

poster competition details

If you would like your club, association or society to participate in the celebrations please write to 


Bild SarahSarah Biechele is helping to organise the participation of Konstanz in the reaffirmation. She speaks English, of course, & has relatives who live in Feltham. She is currently researching town twinning as part of her undergraduate course of study. Sarah can be contacted at


For further information about Sarah please click on the following link

Sarah Biechele Vorstellung

The 55th Anniversary

The 55th anniversary was held in Fontainebleau in 2015. For details of the programme then please click on the following link.

55th Anniversary Programme 2015