Forthcoming Events

The Lion King

Lion King

Saturday 14th December.  10 a.m. The Mayor (and REA President), Nancy Baldwin invites you to a private screening of “The Lion King.”

All proceeds will go to the Mayor’s charities.

Tickets £5. To book please tel: 0208 891 7123 or write to

Tennis Halle und meine Wohnung im Schnee
Christmas in Konstanz

Saturday 14th December. 5-8 p.m. If you cannot make it to Konstanz this Christmas why not  join Clare Head in Teddington for Carols at Clare’s. Musical accompaniment will be provided by Richmond Brass Band.

Christmas Carols Flyer 2019

For further details please contact Clare Head


Friday 10th January. 7.30 p.m. York House Society invites you to

“A Twelfth Night Dinner”

In the Salon of York House in the company of the mayor, councillor Nancy Baldwin.

Tickets £35.  RSVP: by 30th November.

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Guests at the 2019 dinner

19th-21st February. REA president & mayor of Richmond, councillor Nancy Baldwin, will be leading a delegation of REA members to Konstanz for the annual Fasnacht (carnival) festival. If you would like to join the delegation please write to

For further information please contact Bernd Steinlechner on 0208 241 2217

Bernd und der Oberbürgermeister
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 celebrated 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

For a downloadable version of the official poster for the event which is copyright free please click on the following link.

Winning poster with text


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.

Forthcoming Films

7th January. The White Crow.  

REA members will be meeting prior to the screening in The Cabbage Patch pub at 7 p.m.  If you would like to join us please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244

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