8th-15th October. Children & teachers from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz will be visiting Teddington School for their annual exchange.
9th October. A large group of REA members has been invited by MEP, Bill Newton-Dunn, to a tour of the European Parliament in Brussels. A full programme is planned. Some members are staying for the whole week in order to visit many of the sights.
12th October. 12 noon – 3 p.m. Members are invited to the Oktoberfest at the Deutsche Schule London in Petersham, where authentic German food & liquid refreshment will be available plus much more. Traditional Bavarian costume is optional.
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:
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.
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 at York House.
Friday 6th December. 7 for 7.30 p.m. REA Christmas Dinner at Steins in Kingston.
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.
Das Große Städtepartnerschafts-Jubiläum
The 60th Anniversary of the twinning of Richmond, Fontainebleau & Konstanz will be commemorated in Richmond from 26th-28th June 2020
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.
To register your interest please write to
The reaffirmation takes place every 5 years on a rotating basis. The last time it was in Richmond was in 2005. Below you can see the twinning oath which was signed by the mayors of the three towns on this occasion.
Here is the programme of festivities from the 55th Anniversary which took place in Fontainebleau in 2015.
For further details please see the 2020 reaffirmation page above.
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)
All films not in English are shown with subtitles.
Further details on: http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk/
Curzon Richmond also screens films in French & German with English sub-titles.
Please click on the following links for reviews of films seen by REA members.
Villages, Visages (2017) by Carol Wain