The annual garden party will be held at 5, Longfield Drive, East Sheen on Saturday 11th June from midday onwards. A delicious buffet lunch will be provided as usual. Cost £10 per person.
The garden party is one of the highlights of the social calendar & provides a relaxed opportunity to get to know other members.
Thursday 16th June. 5 – 6.30 p.m. A Modern Foreign Languages Evening to promote the learning of foreign languages & culture hosted by Orleans Park School in conjunction with the German School & supported by REA. (Further details to follow).
Friday 24th-Sunday 26th June. Richmond Art Society Summer Exhibition at the Landmark Arts Centre in Teddington. This will include exhibits from artists from Fontainebleau. Madame Evelyne Wenzel, the President of ARCIF, will be the guest of honour.
Saturday 10th September. 12 noon – 4 p.m. National Rejoin March from Park Lane to Parliament Square.
For further information please click on the following link:
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 26th-28th September & the theme will be, “Gemeinsam für den Klimaschutz.” (Together for climate protection).
15 youth delegates from each town have already been selected & they are being paired with a youth delegate from another country. English will be the lingua franca.
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 a press report about the award winners in 2017 please click on the following link.
If you have any questions about the 2022 Europakonzil please contact Slavica Stella
A tour of Farnborough Abbey
Napoleon III, the last Emperor of the French, died in exile in England & his body lies in the Imperial crypt of St. Michael’s Abbey Farnborough. At a date to be confirmed in the spring, David King, will lead a tour of the abbey for REA members.
Napoleon had very strong connections with both Fontainebleau & Konstanz. As Emperor, he refurbished his favourite palace at Fontainebleau & he spent his childhood at Arenenberg on the shores of Lake Constance, overlooking the town of Konstanz itself. It was said that, as a consequence, he spoke French with a slight German accent.
If you missed David King’s lecture on Napoleon III you can view a recording on the REA YouTube channel by clicking on the following link.