James Mallord William Turner
What is the connection between the Borough of Richmond, Konstanz & one of Britain’s finest painters?
J.M.W. Turner lived in a house he himself designed in the vicinity of Marble Hill park.
Turner also spent a lot of time in Konstanz where he painted many famous landscapes.
Turner’s house in St. Margarets has been conserved by Turner’s House Trust & recently was re-opened to the public.
40th Anniversary Celebrations in Richmond
Arrangements for the 40th anniversary of the twinning with Fontainebleau have just been announced. Richmond will be hosting the celebrations to which delegations from Fontainebleau, Konstanz & Lodi have been invited.
There will be an official reception for our guests at Strawberry Hill on Saturday 7th October. REA committee members will be there to welcome them.
At 9.30 a.m on Sunday 8th October there will be a commemorative service at St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham to which everyone is invited.
This will be followed by an official unveiling by the mayors of Richmond & Fontainebleau of a commemorative plaque in the grounds of Orleans House. This again will be open to everyone to attend.
Finally at 7.30 p.m. there will be a concert in the Live Room at Twickenham rugby ground to celebrate 40 years of friendship between Richmond & Fontainebleau. The 60 strong European Youth Orchestra, which comprises musicians from Richmond, Fontainebleau, Konstanz & Lodi, will be performing a range of music from the four European countries.
Members of REA are invited to attend this special event. (Entrance is free).
Further details to follow.
Das Konstanzer Europakonzil Update
Only 2 places remain for this wonderful, all expenses paid, opportunity to visit the beautiful town of Konstanz & engage with 100 young delegates from France, the Czech Republic, Italy, Germany as well as the UK.
Our two young ambassadors, Jack Lewis & Omega Love, have just returned from the preliminary council in Konstanz. The full council is from 2nd-6th November & outward flights for our 20 delegates have already been booked for 1st November.
Jack said, ” The Pre-Council was incredible opportunity to meet other young people with a passion for European unity in these difficult times.”
Jack & Omega contributed to a multi-lingual presentation on the harbour shore to the residents of Konstanz. Despite the rain the turn out was impressive. To see the presentation please click on the following link.
If you would like to apply for one of the last places please write to
or telephone 0208 890 0202
For further information please see below.
Das Konstanzer Europakonzil – 2nd-6th November 2017
Konstanz is hosting a European Youth Council in November this year. 80 delegates from France, the Czech Republic, Italy and Richmond have been invited to join their 20 German counterparts to discuss how the links between our towns can help to keep the people of Europe together in the current age of nationalism.
Jack Lewis & Omega Love have been appointed as our ambassadors & have already attended the preliminary council in Konstanz.
The full council is from 2nd – 6th November to which 20 delegates are invited from Richmond. The town of Konstanz is meeting the costs of all travel and accommodation. Anyone aged 18-26 living in the the borough of Richmond or neighbouring boroughs may apply to become a delegate by writing to
or telephoning 0208 890 0202
For further information please click on the following attachment.
Konstanz enjoys a stunning location on the border with Switzerland, overlooking Lake Constance.
Foreign Language Films
Richmond Film Society screens foreign language films regularly in room G5, St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX. Tickets. Guests £6 or students £4.
The new season will start in September 2017. Details on: http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk/
18th -20th August Smugglers’ Bay Tennis tournament in Konstanz. For all standards aged 8 to 18. Entry is free for all those under 18. Accommodation for children & accompanying adults will be provided by Konstanz Tennis Club. For more information about the tournament please tel. 0208 890 0202
19th August. 12 noon. Annual REA Garden Party at Brenda Morris’ house, 5 Longfield Drive, East Sheen SW14 7AU. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy a delicious meal in a beautiful setting next to Richmond Park. With so many new young members it will also be the ideal occasion to to get to know one another.
The cost of the meal is £10 (payment on the day). Please bring your own liquid refreshment. Longfield Drive is off Christchurch Road, about 100 metres west of the church. There is ample free parking in Christchurch Road.
RSVP to Brenda please.