Forthcoming Events


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Children from Teddington School in Konstanz in 2018

8th-15th October. Children & teachers from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz will be visiting Teddington School for their annual exchange.

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Children & teachers from Hampton & Lady Eleanor Holles Schools in Konstanz in July 2019

8th-16th October. Children & teachers from the Ellenrieder Gymnasium in Konstanz will be visiting Hampton & Lady Eleanor Holles Schools for their annual exchange.

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One million people joined REA members on the People’s Vote March in March.

19th October. Members might be interested in joining another People’s Vote March on Parliament.  1 million people joined REA members on the last one earlier this year.

For further details please click on the following link:

People’s Vote March


Tuesday 22nd October. Members are invited to a meal at Valentino’s Bellissimo in Twickenham at 6.15 p.m. before watching “Loving Vincent,” the world’s first fully painted animated  feature film, at The Exchange cinema.  If you would prefer just to see the film we shall be meeting in the foyer at 7.40 p.m. Tickets should be purchased in advance to avoid disappointment.

Richmond Film Society website

To reserve your place for dinner or for further details please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244

Wednesday 13th November. 7.30 p.m. REA AGM followed by wine & cheese in the Salon at York House.

Deputy Mayor, Mona Adams, presented REA chairman, Alan Mockford, with a £500 award from the Skipton Building Society at the 2018 AGM in recognition of our work in promoting European friendship.

Friday 6th December. 7 for 7.30 p.m. REA Christmas Dinner at Steins Bavarian Restaurant in Kingston.

To reserve your place please write to Carol Wain at 

or telephone   0208 892 5244

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About 40 REA members attended the 2017 Christmas Dinner at Steins.

Sunday 15th December. 5-8 p.m. Carols at Clare’s. 

For further details please contact Clare Head


19th-21st February. REA members are invited to Konstanz for Fasnacht. Further details to follow.

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Former REA chairman, Bernd Steinlechner, with Oberbürgermeister, Uli Burchardt, during Fasnacht in 2017


13th-14th June. Real Tennis. The Field of Cloth of Gold Tournament.

Field of cloth of Gold

This tournament will take place between Le Cercle du Jeu de Paume de Fontainebleau & the Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court at the Château de Fontainebleau to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the famous meeting between Henry VIII & François I in 1520 & as an appetising hors d’oeuvre for…..

The 60th Anniversary of the twinning of Richmond, Fontainebleau & Konstanz, which will be commemorated in Richmond from 26th-28th June 2020

The official poster for the Reaffirmation designed by Selim Bener, aged 11.

This will be a community event involving sports clubs, cultural associations & educational establishments. We are expecting hundreds of guests from our twin towns of Fontainebleau & Konstanz, plus their twin towns of Sintra, Tabor & Lodi. Guests from Richmond, Virginia will also be invited. 

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The Fahnenschwinger from Konstanz will be parading through Richmond

For further details please click on the 2020 Reaffirmation link at the top of this page.

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

The reaffirmation takes place every 5 years on a rotating basis. The last time it was in Richmond was in 2005.

Here is the programme of festivities from the 55th Anniversary which took place in Fontainebleau in 2015.

Jumelage-Pentecôte 2015

Foreign Language Films

Watermans in Brentford screens films in both French & German. 

Richmond Film Society meets at the Exchange opposite Twickenham Station. Films are shown on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets £5 (students £4)

The Exchange Cinema, 75, London Road, Twickenham

All films not in English are shown with subtitles.

Further details on:

Curzon Richmond also screens films in French & German with English sub-titles.

For further details please click on this link.

Film Reviews

Please click on the following links for reviews of films seen by REA members. 

Villages, Visages (2017)  by Carol Wain