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New Town Twinning Information Boards
Thursday 1st October. 11 a.m. The second of the magnificent, new town twinning information boards, which have been commissioned by REA, will be unveiled by the council leader, Gareth Roberts, in Orleans House Garden.
The boards, designed by REA treasurer, Hugh Morris, were funded by a civic pride grant from Richmond Council to celebrate the reaffirmation of the partnerships with Fontainebleau & Konstanz. The celebrations, which had been due to take place in Richmond in June 2020, have had to be postponed, because of the coronavirus, until 2021.
A service tree of Fontainebleau will also be planted to commemorate the occasion. These trees are native to the Fontainebleau area.
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.
The borough’s 15 town twinning signs have been refurbished & seven new ones have been manufactured. 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 work was commissioned for the reaffirmation of the partnerships with Fontainebleau & Konstanz, which had been due to take place in Richmond in June 2020, but 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 in the near future.
Further details to follow.
Monday 9th November. 7.30 p.m. The REA Annual General Meeting will be held on Zoom.
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.
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 hope that the position will be much better next year, but it is difficult at this stage to plan with any certainty. Further details will be provided as soon as they become available.
25th-27th April 2022
The next Europakonzil will take place in Konstanz. The Konzil promotes the benefits of European co-operation & the theme for the 2022 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.