Forthcoming Events

RAS Summer Exhibition


From Saturday 4th July REA members are invited to view the latest work by the artists of the Richmond Art Society, which is twinned with Art Fontainebleau.

Link to exhibition

Town Twinning Signs

One of the existing signs before refurbishment.

The borough’s 15 town twinning signs are currently being refurbished & it is hoped that they will be back in place, along with 7 brand new ones, by the end of July or early August. The new ones will be located in London Road & Rugby Road in Twickenham, Hounslow Road in Whitton, Oak Avenue in Hampton & Mill Hill Road & Queens Ride in Barnes. The original plan was for the signs to be in place for the 2020 reaffirmation, but this has now been postponed until next year because of the coronavirus.

Hopefully it will be possible to stage  unveiling ceremonies for one or more of the new signs.

Twinning information board
One of the new information boards

Later this year (Date to be confirmed) Two new high quality information boards about our twin towns will be installed in the Terrace Garden on Richmond riverside & in the garden of Orleans House, Twickenham. REA was able to fund these lecterns with part of the proceeds from a civic pride grant from Richmond Council for the 2020 reaffirmation, which has had to be postponed until next year. The boards now also make reference to the pandemic.

Further details about the unveiling ceremonies will be announced in due course.

AGM three in 2019
Vice-Chairman, Clare Head, Chairman Alan Mockford & secretary, Carol Wain at the 42nd AGM in the salon of York House.

Monday 9th November. 7.30 p.m. The 43rd Annual General Meeting of the Richmond in Europe Association.

The annual dinner in 2019 was held at Stein’s in Kingston

Friday 4th December. 7.30 p.m. The REA annual dinner will take place this year at a French restaurant. Venue to be confirmed.

Sunday 13th December. 2.30 p.m. Carols at Clare’s.


Das Europakonzil

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

11th-15th April 2021

The next Europakonzil will take place in Konstanz. The Konzil promotes the benefits of European co-operation & the theme for the 2021 meeting is “The Climate Emergency.”

As in 2017, Richmond will be sending a large delegation of young people to join those from Fontainebleau, Tabor, Lodi & Konstanz. Last time there were 100 young delegates from the five nations. English was the lingua franca. So successful was the Konzil in 2017 that it was nominated for two awards in Germany & won prize money totalling €1250.

The award winners with their cheque

Press Report

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The date on the official poster will have to be amended once the new date is confirmed.

Summer 2021. (Date to be confirmed) The reaffirmation of the twinning, which had been scheduled to take place in Richmond in June 2020, has been postponed until 2021 because of the coronavirus. We are awaiting confirmation of the rearranged date.

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