Promoting sporting, cultural and educational links across Europe
6th – 10th May Cultural trip to Fontainebleau.
This has now been rearranged so that members can make their own travel & accommodation arrangements. Once in Fontainebleau there will be, as previously planned, a guided tour of the château, trips to the artists’ village of Barbizon & another historic venue as well as a reception at the town hall.
For further details please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244 or at email@example.com
9th May. Europe Day. The peace & unity of Europe is celebrated throughout the continent on 9th May each year. The date marks the anniversary of the historic Schuman declaration in Paris in 1950, which provided the foundation for the European Union. For further information please click on the following link.
12th May Richmond Fair. REA will be running a stall. Fairs are a very effective way of raising awareness of our twin towns & the opportunities which European friendship & co-operation offer. If you could help for part of the day please contact Hugh Morrison
27th May Twickenham Fair. REA will again be running a stall. If you could help on this day please tel. 0208 890 0202.
30th May. Young musicians from Richmond, Fontainebleau, Konstanz & Lodi will be meeting in Konstanz to rehearse prior to a performance on 1st June. Their last performance in England at Twickenham rugby stadium was sensational.
Saturday 8th June. Ham Fair. REA will be running a stall to promote the twinning & the opportunities it affords. If you could help please tel. 0208 890 0202.
Saturday 29th June. 12 noon. REA Annual Garden Party at 5, Longfield Drive, East Sheen SW14 7AU.
This is always one of the highlights of the season. A delicious two course meal in delightful multinational & multi-lingual company in beautiful surroundings. To reserve your place or places please write to
Payment of £10 per person can be made on the day.
Sunday 30th June Members are invited to attend the new Mayor (and REA President’s) civic service at St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham at 11.30 a.m. Refreshments will be available at York House following the service.
3rd – 8th July. Children & teachers from Teddington School will be visiting the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz for their annual exchange.
4th-8th July. Richmond Shakespeare Society dynamic Young Actors Company will be performing in the Blue Box Theatre, Malta. The RSS will host a return visit to Richmond in 2020.
The group are now fundraising to cover the cost of their accommodation in Malta. If you would be interested in supporting the group with any ideas please contact the director, Katie Abbott, at
where you can also join the waiting list for the Young Actors Company.
5th-12th July. Children & teachers from Hampton & Lady Eleanor Holles Schools will also be visiting Konstanz for their annual exchange with the Ellenrieder Gymnasium.
6th July St. Margaret’s Fair
16th-17th July. Konstanz Golf Club will be hosting their partner clubs from Richmond & Fontainebleau.
26th September – 3rd October. Children & teachers from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz will be visiting Teddington School for their annual exchange.
Wednesday 13th November. 7.30 p.m. REA AGM. York House
Das Große Städtepartnerschafts-Jubiläum
27th & 28th June 2020
The 60th anniversary of the first twinning between the three towns will take place in Richmond on 27th & 28th June 2020.
This will be a community event involving sports clubs, cultural associations & educational establishments. We are expecting thousands 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.