Forthcoming Events

 Die Deutsche Schule London

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REA members often visit the German School

23rd April   7.30 p.m.  REA members are invited by the Deutsche Schule London, which is based in Petersham, to an evening with Sir Vince Cable M.P. The event has been organised by 6th form students and will cover the potential effects of Brexit on UK universities, trade & business, the environment & political stability in Europe. If you would like to attend please register by writing to

dslplus@dslondon.org.uk

For further details about the Deutsche Schule London please click on the following link:

Deutsche Schule London

Tuesday 24th – Saturday 28th April. The award winning play “Kindertransport” is being performed at Richmond Theatre. (Partly in English & partly in German).

Further details

Pétanque

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1st May    A team from Richmond will be competing in an international tournament in Fontainebleau. We wish them “Bonne Chance.”

REA members are invited to learn to play pétanque or French boules in Richmond for free. For further details please click on the following link.

 An invitation from REA to play pétanque

When Hitlewr Stole Pink RabbitAlso on Tuesday 1st May    REA members are invited to an evening with the famous children’s author  & illustrator Judith Kerr at the German School in Petersham. The quintessential English Ms. Kerr, now aged 95, was a refugee from Nazi Germany. Her most famous work is “When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit.” She is also the author of “Mog” & “The Tiger who came to Tea.”

Please note that the event will be mainly in German. Admission is free. For further details please click on the following link.

Judith Kerr Invitation

5th – 7th May. 10a.m. – 6 p.m. Richmond Art Society Spring Exhibition. The Landmark Arts Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington. Entry free. All original work from artists across the borough, including, oils, watercolours, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography & more, is for sale. For further details please click on the following link:

Richmond Art Society

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Richmond Art Society Exhibition 2017

9th May.     Europe Day is held every year on 9th May to celebrate the peace & unity of Europe. The date marks the anniversary of the Schumann Declaration in 1950 which paved the way for the European Union which was founded to prevent another European war. 

More information about Europe Day

12th May   Richmond Green Fair. 10 a.m to 5 p.m. REA will be running a stall to promote our twin towns & the opportunities they afford. If you are able to help please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244

 

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Sunday 13th May.  Europe Day will be celebrated in the UK. Some members may be interested in this. For further details please click on the following link.

Europe Day 2018

28th May   Twickenham Green Fair. 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.  REA will be running a stall to promote the twin towns and the opportunities they afford. If you can help please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244   Len Griffiths will also be demonstrating how to play pétanque & inviting passers by to have a go.

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Twickenham Green Fair 2017

4th June. 7.30 p.m. Last Exit before Brexit.  A one man play on Europe written & performed by Bernard-Henri Lévy at the Cadogan Hall, London. For further information please click on the following link:

Last Exit before Brexit

Saturday 30th June    The Annual REA Garden Party hosted by Brenda Morris at 5, Longfield Drive, East Sheen SW14 7AU from 12 noon until 3 p.m.

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Some of the guests at the 2017 garden party

Lunch will be served at 12.30 p.m. Cost £10 – payable on the day. Please bring your own drinks. It’s always a wonderful event & a great opportunity to meet new members. Please pencil the date in your diary & confirm your attendance with Brenda nearer the time.

Elastic Band

Saturday 7th July  St. Margarets Fair. Moormead Road. 12 noon to 5 p.m. REA will be running a stall to promote the twin towns and the opportunities they afford. If you can help please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244   Len Griffiths will also be demonstrating how to play pétanque & inviting passers by to have a go. St. Margarets Elastic Band will be providing the music.

 

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Some members at the 2017 AGM

Wednesday 14th November   REA Annual General Meeting. 7.30 p.m. The Winter Garden, York House, Twickenham.

2019

Trip to Fontainebleau

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Château de Fontainebleau

Plans are underway, together with Arts Richmond, for a 5 day group trip to Fontainebleau with a rich programme of cultural & heritage activities and a chance to meet twinning partners.

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Fresco of Diana         Château de Fontainebleau

The likely departure dates are either 8th or 29th April 2019. (To be confirmed shortly). There will be door to door transport by coach. Trips to surrounding venues, such as the artists’ village of Barbizon, will also be made by coach. There will also be free time for shopping, exploring & making contacts with twinned clubs & associations. The group will also be received at the town hall by the mayor.

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Robert Louis Stevenson’s house in Barbizon

Accommodation will be in 3 or 4 star hotels. The anticipated cost is between £500 & £700. Further details will be posted on this website as soon as they are confirmed. If you are interested in joining the tour please contact Carol Wain on 0208 892 5244 or write to

tigresstwickers40@gmail.com

A visit in 2019 will be particularly appropriate. Fontainebleau theatre organises a special week about another country each year. Last year it was Italy & this year Spain. Next year they have chosen Great Britain. 

Foreign Language Films

Watermans in Brentford screens films in both French & German.                   

For further details see the Watermans website.

Richmond Film Society meets at the Exchange opposite Twickenham Station. Films are shown on alternate Tuesdays at 8 p.m. Guests £6 or students £4.

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The Exchange Cinema, 75, London Road, Twickenham

All films not in English are shown with subtitles.

Forthcoming Films

 Tuesday 22nd May.   Le Havre (French 2011)

A comedy-drama produced, written & directed by Aki Kaurismaki.

A shoe-shiner tries to save an immigrant child in the port of Le Havre.

Further details on: http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk/

 

Curzon Richmond also screens films in French & German with English sub-titles.

For further details please click on this link.