Forthcoming Events


Thames Philharmonic Choir

The Thames Philharmonic Choir in Konstanz before the pandemic.

25th March 2025. 7 p.m. 

The Thames Philharmonic Choir, which is partnered with the Sinfonischer Chor in Konstanz, will be performing Bach’s Mass in B Minor at the Cadogan Hall in Chelsea. Guests from Konstanz will be present. 

The two choirs will also be performing together in Konstanz in May. Music is the international language.

Further information about the concert in the Cadogan Hall, including ticket availability, can be found by clicking on the following link:

Bach Mass in B Minor

Die Deutsche Schule London   Tag der Offenen Tür 

25th March 2023  10 a.m. – 1 p.m.



The German School Open Day 10a.m.-1 p.m.

Everyone is invited to visit the German School in Petersham on Saturday 25th March. For further details & to reserve your place please click on the following link:

Open Day

REA works closely with the Deutsche Schule London to promote the German language & culture.


The King’s First State Visits to France & Germany

26th-31st March 2023. King Charles will make his first official state visits to France & Germany. For further details please click on the following link:

State visit details.

Vive le roi!      Lang lebe der König!

Prince Charles, as he was then, addressing the Bundestag in 2020.

Saturday 6th May. Charles III will be crowned at Westminster Abbey.

The King has strong connections with Germany. His mother was partly German & his father was German. Here he can be seen addressing the Bundestag, in German, in November 2020. The Prince, as he was then, spoke of the close ties which bind the United Kingdom & Germany & said,

“Wir werden immer Freunde, Partner uns Verbündete sein.”

Please click on the following link to read more.

Prince Charles’ speech.

Tuesday 9th May. Europe Day. How will you be celebrating it this year?

Saturday 13th May. Liverpool will be a sea of blue & yellow for the final of the Eurovision Song Contest. A celebration of Europe.

10th Anniversary Concert by the European Youth Orchestra

The European Youth Orchestra performing in the Live Room at Twickenham Rugby Stadium in 2017.

19th-21st May 2023. REA members are invited to Fontainebleau to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the European Youth Orchestra, comprising musicians from Richmond, Konstanz, Fontainebleau, Lodi, in Italy, and Alba Iulia in Romania. The orchestra will be performing in the Municipal Theatre in Fontainebleau on Saturday 20th.

For the provisional programme of events please click on the following link:

2023-01-31- Déroulé prévisionnel Rencontres Internationales Mai 2023 (ext).

For further details please write to

Ein Frühlingskonzert am Bodensee

Photo: Jörg-Peter Rau

20th May 2023.  The Thames Philharmonic Choir will be performing with the Sinfonischer Chor in the Stefanskirche in Konstanz.

The choirs have been partnered for many years & the REA chairman had the pleasure of meeting both the conductor of the Sinfonischer Chor, Wolfgang Mettler, and the joint chairman, Hans-Joachim Knopf, in Konstanz in February of this year.

Pictured right is the latest picture of the Sinfonischer Chor,  which was taken by Wolfgang Mettler.

Pictured below is the Thames Philharmonic Choir in Konstanz before the pandemic.

Twickenham Green Fair

The colourful REA Gazebo attracted lots of attention at the 2018 fair.

Monday 29th May. REA will be running a stall as usual to promote the opportunities which our international partnerships afford & to recruit new members. Our 2025 commemorative mugs will also be on sale.

The commemorative mugs cost just £5 each.

New Ferry Christening

One of the four current car ferries en route from Konstanz to Meersburg with Säntis in the background.

Saturday 17th June. 1. 30 p.m.  A new ferry across the Bodensee will be christened.

The very first ferry across the Bodensee is currently moored in Konstanz harbour. It is almost 100 years old. The new one will hold 70 vehicles & 700 passengers.

Wir Können Deutsch Sprechen

28th June. The pupils from Teddington School will be making their annual exchange visit to Konstanz. The school has been partnered with the Geschwister Scholl Schule for over 30 years.

Before the pandemic the pupils & teachers from the Geschwister Scholl Schule were welcomed in Richmond by the Mayor.

Annual Garden Party

The Mayor of Richmond, Cllr. Julia Cambridge, was guest of honour at the 2022 garden party.

Saturday 8th July. 1 p.m.  The Annual REA Garden Party will be held at 5, Longfield Drive, East Sheen.

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.

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