The Konstanzer Europakonzil has just reached its conclusion. 21 delegates from Richmond were present including councillors Jean Loveland & Gareth Roberts.
The final presentation before 500 invited guests was in the historic Konzil building below.
A report will be posted on the Past Events page shortly. In the meantime please look at the following reports in the German press or the Ambassador presentation in May or click on the Facebook link.
Friday 8th December. REA Christmas Dinner
A Taste of Bavaria.
This will take place in the function room at Stein’s Bavarian Restaurant in Kingston starting at 7 p.m. Diners will pay their bills individually. Members may bring guests, but prior booking is essential.
If you would like to reserve your place please click on the following link which provides all the information
firstname.lastname@example.org 0208 892 4628 or 07876567623
Sunday 10th December. 12.30 p.m. Barn Elms Sports Ground. Re-enactment of the 1914 Christmas Eve football match. German & English choirs will perform “Silent Night” before the captains of the England & German teams, carrying white flags, meet in the middle of the pitch to exchange gifts (chocolate bars). The England team will be captained by Jack Whitehall. The German team will comprise fans of Borussia Dortmund. Then the match, refereed by former Arsenal & England player, Lee Dixon, will commence. There will be a bar & barbecue. Tickets £5 from
All proceeds will go to Prostate Cancer UK
7th – 11th February. REA members are invited by Herr Uli Burchardt, the Oberbürgermeister of Konstanz, to attend the annual Fasnacht celebrations. For further details please phone 0208 890 0202.
Foreign Language Films
Watermans in Brentford screens films in both French & German.
Sat. 18th November Belle de Jour (French)
13.00h Film Talk 14.30h Screening
Luis Bunuel made headlines with this film about a young woman who spends her midweek afternoons as a high-class prostitute while her husband is at work. The talk will look at the background of his extraordinary work in French cinema.
Richmond Film Society screens foreign language films at 8 p.m. in the Pete Postlethwaite Picture House, St. Mary’s University, Strawberry Hill, Twickenham TW1 4SX. Tickets. Guests £6 or students £4.
All films not in English are shown with subtitles.
The new season will start in September 2017. Details on: http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk/
13th March 2018 Outside the Law/Hors la Loi France (2010)
After losing their family home in Algeria, three brothers & their mother are scattered across the globe. Messaoud joins the French army fighting in Indochina: Abdelkader becomes a leader of the Algerian independence movement in France & Saïd moves to Paris to make his fortune in the shady clubs & boxing halls of Pigalle. Gradually their interconnecting destinies reunite them in the French capital, where freedom is a battle to be fought & won.
10th April Toni Erdmann German-Austrian comedy-drama (2016)
A practical joking father tries to reconnect with his hard-working daughter by recreating an outrageous alter ego & posing as her CEO’s “life coach.”
26th January 2018 Richmond Adult & Community College will be screening Untouchable/Intouchables, a French comedy drama with English sub-titles.
A rich aristocrat & habitual thrill seeker becomes quadriplegic after a paragliding accident. Alone in the world & unable to care for himself, he employs a young Senegalese émigré as his carer. Despite their very different backgrounds & outlooks on life, the two men quickly form a strong bond, teaching each other important life lessons about acceptance, respect & the true meaning of friendship.