Forthcoming Events

Given the current health crisis it is likely that most of the forthcoming events will be postponed.

Ein Deutsch-Französischer Gesprächsabend in Konstanz 

Christian L & Evelyne
Christian with Evelyne Wenzel, President of ARCIF.

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.

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13th-14th June. Real Tennis. The Field of Cloth of Gold Tournament.

Field of cloth of Gold

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 was to have been celebrated in Richmond from 26th-28th June 2020, has been postponed – probably until 2021.

The official poster for the Reaffirmation designed by Selim Bener, aged 11.

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. 

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The Fahnenschwinger from Konstanz will be parading through Richmond

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.

Winning poster with text


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.

Jumelage-Pentecôte 2015

After the Current Emergency

The friendships will continue including the school exchanges.

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The children from Ellenrieder Gymnasium at Hampton Court Palace in 2019

The children from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Richmond in 2018

 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