Forthcoming Events


Carols at Clare’s

Clare, seated on the right, at the recent REA Annual Dinner at Brouge.

Thursday 16th December at 6 p.m. REA members are invited to our vice chairman, Clare Head’s beautiful new home at 108, Stanley Road, Teddington for an evening of festive music, mulled wine, red & white wine & Christmas nibbles. (Street parking is available in Stanley Road & Gloucester Road). Carol singing around the piano will begin at 7 p.m.

A donation of £12 per person is requested. Children are free. Funds raised will be shared between the Richmond in Europe Association, Sightsavers, the Chapel Royal & Cancer Research. Please let Clare know that you are coming for catering purposes. or 07734 958988

Friday 17th December. 7 p.m. The Mayor’s Christmas Concert in York House, Twickenham. The Middlesex Yeomanry Concert Band will be providing the music.

Saturday 18th & Sunday 19th December. The annual French market in Church Street Twickenham


Fasnacht in Konstanz

This is not Bernd, but a Konstanzer Trolle.

23rd-25th February. REA members are invited to the Fasnacht celebrations in Konstanz. If you are interested in joining the REA delegation in 2022 please contact former chairman, Bernd Steinlechner at

This is Bernd (left) in Konstanz with the Oberbürgermeister, Uli Burchardt.

Das Europakonzil

Gemeinsam für den Klimaschutz

25th-27th April 2022

The Europakonzil, which comprises youth delegates from Konstanz & its twin towns of Richmond, Fontainebleau, Tabor (in the Czech Republic) & Lodi (in Italy), promotes the benefits of European co-operation. The next meeting will take place in Konstanz from 25th-27th April 2022 & the theme will be, “Gemeinsam für den Klimaschutz.” (Together for climate protection). 

Europakonzil der Konzilstadt
Delegates in 2017

15 youth delegates from each town have already been selected. They will be paired with a youth delegate from another country from November until April next year. English will be the lingua franca.

Konstanzer Oberbürgermeister, Uli Burchardt (back row left), with some of the delegates from the 5 nations in 2017

Two decision makers, (senior council officials or councillors), from each of the 5 twin towns will also be invited, as will two representatives from each of the town twinning associations.

The last meeting  of the Europakonzil took place in 2017. So successful was the Konzil in 2017 that it was nominated for two awards in Germany & won prize money totalling €1250.

For further information please click on the following link:


The award winners with their cheque

For a press report about the award winners in 2017 please click on the following link.

Press Report

If you have any questions about the 2022 Europakonzil please contact Slavica Stella

Phemina Photo Festival in Fontainebleau

L’etang aux carpes. Château de Fontainebleau

May 2022. A photography exhibition in Fontainebleau, on the theme of women, organised by the “Association Arts et Culture Solidaire.”  

Submissions by three REA members, Jan Lee Johnson, Paul Douglas & Carol Wain, have already been selected for exhibition.

For further details please click on the following links or write to

Information in English

Information in French

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.

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