Forthcoming Events


Fasnacht in Konstanz

Bernd und die Galeone
Former REA chairman, Bernd Steinlechner, often joins the parade.


Late February   REA members are invited, as always, to the annual week long Fasnacht celebrations in Konstanz. The craziest day, Schmotziger Dunschtig, is on 28th February. Further details to follow.


the three mayors Nov. 2018
L-R Konstanz Oberbürgermeister, Uli Burchardt, Councillor Penny Frost & Fontainebleau mayor, Frédéric Valletoux in Fontainebleau. November 2018

The 60th anniversary of the first twinning between the three towns will take place in Richmond in 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. We are waiting for Richmond Council to confirm the actual date of the reaffirmation ceremony.

Foreign Language Films

Watermans in Brentford screens films in both French & German. 

For further information please see the Watermans website.

Watermans website

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.

9th January 2019   “Happy End” French (2017)

The patriarch of the affluent Laurent family shares his Calais manor house with his son & daughter. When his son’s teenage daughter, Eve, comes to stay the fates of the dysfunctional Laurents become entangled.

5th March 2019    “In the Fade” German (2017)

When a terrorist outrage brings tragedy to Katja and the perpetrators go free, despite the evidence against them, she decides justice can be served through other means. (A multi-award winning film.)

2nd April 2019    “Faces, Places”  French (2017)

Filmmaker Agnes Varda joins forces with JR, a street artist & photographer, to roam the French countryside in his van. No ordinary van, it contains a camera capable of producing extraordinary photos to the delight and surprise of those who venture inside it.

 Further details on:

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

For further details please click on this link.