Forthcoming Events


Sunday 23rd June    A French Market will be held in Church Street, Twickenham from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

RAS 2019

Friday 28th June. 6-8 p.m. REA members are invited to a private viewing of the Richmond Art Society’s Summer Art Exhibition at the Landmark Art Centre, Ferry Road, Teddington. TW11 9NN.

For further details please click on the following link:

Richmond Art Society

REA Annual Garden Party

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REA Treasurer, Marina Tuffier (left), with Sarah Olney at the 2018 garden party.

Saturday 29th June.  12 noon. The REA Annual Garden Party will take place at 5, Longfield Drive, East Sheen  SW14 7AU.

This is always one of the highlights of the season. A delicious two course meal in delightful multinational & multi-lingual company in beautiful surroundings. To reserve your place or places please write to

Payment of £10 per person can be made on the day. Please bring your own bottle. Tea/coffee & soft drinks will be provided.

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The 2018 garden party was blessed with gorgeous weather

Sunday 30th June      Members are invited to attend the new Mayor (and REA President’s) civic service at St. Mary’s Church, Twickenham at 11.30 a.m. Refreshments will be available at York House following the service.

Children & teachers from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz were greeted by the mayor, Ben Khosa, at Teddington School in October 2018.

3rd – 8th July. Children & teachers from Teddington School will be visiting the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz for their annual exchange.

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The mayor, Ben Khosa, welcoming the children from the Ellenrieder Gymnasium to Hampton in October 2018.

4th-8th July. Richmond Shakespeare Society dynamic Young Actors Company will be performing in the Blue Box Theatre, Malta. The RSS will host a return visit to Richmond in 2020.

Young Shakespeare

The group are now fundraising to cover the cost of their accommodation in Malta. If you would be interested in supporting the group with any ideas please contact the director, Katie Abbott, at

where you can also join the waiting list for the Young Actors Company.

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Students from Hampton & Lady Eleanor Holles schools in Konstanz in 2018

5th-12th July. Children & teachers from Hampton & Lady Eleanor Holles Schools will also be visiting Konstanz for their annual exchange with the Ellenrieder Gymnasium.

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Roger Federer on Centre Court

9th-15th July   A representative of Konstanz Tennis club will be in Richmond to visit St. Mary’s Tennis Club, with which it is twinned, & the All England Championships at Wimbledon. Roger Federer lives not far from Konstanz Tennis Club, where his wife, Mirka, used to play.

16th-17th July. Konstanz Golf Club will be hosting their partner clubs from Richmond & Fontainebleau.


10th August.  Das Konstanzer Seenachtfest. Please click on the following link for details.

Konstanzer Seenachtfest

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Children from Teddington School in Konstanz in 2018

26th September – 3rd October. Children & teachers from the Geschwister-Scholl-Schule in Konstanz will be visiting Teddington School for their annual exchange.

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REA members at the People’s Vote March in March.

12th October. Another People’s Vote March on Parliament.  1 million people joined REA members on the last one earlier this year.

Wednesday 13th November. 7.30 p.m. REA AGM. York House

Friday 6th December. 7 for 7.30 p.m. REA Christmas Dinner at Steins in Kingston.

Sunday 15th December. 5-8 p.m. Carols at Clare’s. 

For further details please contact Clare Head

Das Große Städtepartnerschafts-Jubiläum

26th-28th June 2020

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L-R Konstanz Oberbürgermeister, Uli Burchardt, Councillor Penny Frost & Fontainebleau mayor, Frédéric Valletoux in Fontainebleau. November 2018

The 60th anniversary of the first twinning between the three towns will take place in Richmond from 26th-28th June 2020.  

This will be a community event involving sports clubs, cultural associations & educational establishments. We are expecting thousands 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. 

To register your interest please write to

The reaffirmation takes place every 5 years on a rotating basis. The last time it was in Richmond was in 2005. Below you can see the twinning oath which was signed by the mayors of the three towns on this occasion.

The Twinning Oath 2005

Here is the programme of festivities from the last reaffirmation which took place in Fontainebleau in 2015.

Jumelage-Pentecôte 2015

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