Promoting sporting, cultural and educational links across Europe
25th-27th June. REA members are invited to the Richmond Art Society Summer Exhibition at the Landmark Centre, Teddington. Richmond Art Society is twinned with Art Fontainebleau.
REA Annual Garden Party Saturday 3rd July
Saturday 3rd July. 12.30 p.m. The REA Annual Garden Party will be held as usual at 5, Longfield Drive, East Sheen. SW14 7AU
The guest of honour will be the deputy mayor, cllr. Suzette Nicholson.
A sumptuous buffet lunch will be provided al fresco by Brenda Morris and her team at 1.30 p.m.
Cost £10 – payable on the day.
It’s a great opportunity to meet up with old friends & to get to know new members. To reserve your place please write to Carol Wain at
There will be a maximum of 30 people.
18th July. 3 p.m. The new town twinning sign in Oak Avenue, Hampton will be officially unveiled by local councillor and REA member, Avril Coelho. Members are invited to the ceremony & the Middlesex Yeomanry Band will perform a variety of English, French & German music.
Altogether now there are 22 of these magnificent signs, which greet you as you enter the borough.
Climate Change Week
1st-8th November. Lots of joint activities are being planned with our twin towns for climate change week, which co-incides with the United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP26) which is being hosted in Glasgow. Further details to follow shortly.
For information about COP26 please click on the following link.
6th-14th November. A photography exhibition in Fontainebleau, on the theme of women, organised by the “Association Arts et Culture Solidaire”. Submissions are invited by 30th June from men & women photographers in all Fontainebleau’s twin towns, including Richmond. (Please note that the deadline for entries has been extended until 30th June).
For further details please click on the following links or write to firstname.lastname@example.org
On a date yet to be determined David will lead REA members on a guided tour of the Mausoleum of Napoleon III & Empress Eugenie in Farnborough. Tours usually take place at 3 p.m. on a Saturday, but the mausoleum is currently closed because of Covid 19. For further information about the mausoleum please click on the following link.
The next Europakonzil will take place in Konstanz. The Konzil promotes the benefits of European co-operation & the theme for the 2022 meeting is “The Climate Emergency.”
As in 2017, Richmond will be sending youth delegates to join those of a similar age from Fontainebleau, Tabor, Lodi & Konstanz. Last time there were 100 young delegates from the five nations. This time there will be 75, including 15 from Richmond. English will be the lingua franca. So successful was the Konzil in 2017 that it was nominated for two awards in Germany & won prize money totalling €1250.