19th-21st February. REA president & mayor of Richmond, councillor Nancy Baldwin, will be leading a delegation of REA members to Konstanz for the annual Fasnacht (carnival) festival. If you would like to join the delegation please write to
For further information please contact Bernd Steinlechner on 0208 241 2217
17th-24th March. The young musicians of the Heinrich-Suso-Gymnasium Orchester in Konstanz will be performing in Richmond with the Hampton School Orchestra.
Ein Deutsch-Französischer Gesprächsabend in Konstanz
22nd April. 7.30 p.m. Europas Krise: “Was hält uns zusammen?” Ein deutsch-französischer Gesprächsabend mit Prof. Dr. Christian Lequesne aus Fontainebleau und Prof. Dirk Leuffen aus Konstanz in der Volkshochschule, Katzgasse 7, Konstanz.
13th-14th June. Real Tennis. The Field of Cloth of Gold Tournament.
This tournament will take place between Le Cercle du Jeu de Paume de Fontainebleau & the Royal Tennis Court, Hampton Court at the Château de Fontainebleau to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the famous meeting between Henry VIII & François I in 1520 & as an appetising hors d’oeuvre for…..
The 60th Anniversary of the twinning of Richmond, Fontainebleau & Konstanz, which will be celebrated in Richmond from 26th-28th June 2020
This will be a community event involving sports clubs, cultural associations & educational establishments. We are expecting hundreds 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.
For further details please click on the 2020 Reaffirmation link at the top of this page.
If you would like your club, association or society to participate in the celebrations please write to
For a downloadable version of the official poster for the event which is copyright free please click on the following link.
The reaffirmation takes place every 5 years on a rotating basis. The last time it was in Richmond was in 2005.
Here is the programme of festivities from the 55th Anniversary which took place in Fontainebleau in 2015.
After the Reaffirmation
The friendships continue…..
3rd -10th July Pupils Hampton & Lady Eleanor Holles Schools will be visiting the Ellenrieder Gymnasium in Konstanz for their annual exchange.
8th-13th July Pupils from Teddington School will be visiting the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz for their annual exchange
6th-13th October. Pupils from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz will be visiting Teddington School.
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)
All films not in English are shown with subtitles.
Further details on: http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk/
Curzon Richmond also screens films in French & German with English sub-titles.
Please click on the following links for reviews of films seen by REA members.
Villages, Visages (2017) by Carol Wain