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Der Konstanzer Konzilspreis 2019

Herman Van Rompuy
Herman Van Rompuy
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Mohamed El Bahiri

On 4th November the Konstanzer Konzilspreis for 2019 will be awarded to Mohamed El Bahiri on the suggestion of the former President of the European Council & Belgian Prime Minister, Herman Van Rompuy.

Mohamed lost his wife in the attacks in Brussels in 2016. He has been campaigning for tolerance, humanity & openness ever since. Herman Van Rompuy, himself, will make the presentation, which includes an award of €10,000.

For further information please click on the following link.

Mohamed El Bachiri



The 2020 Reaffirmation

The winning poster

selimThe result of the competition to design the poster to promote the reaffirmation of the twinning, which will be taking place in Richmond next year, has been announced.

The winner is Selim Bener (aged 11), who attends Orleans Park School in Twickenham. Selim lives near Richmond Bridge, which provided the inspiration for his painting.

The standard of entries was extremely high. A winner was chosen in each age category & Selim’s design was selected as the overall winner.

Selim’s stunning poster will be displayed in the three towns, on the various websites & on social media.

Clara’s entry

Clara de Sancha’s poster was the winner in the 12-16 age group.

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Sarah’s poster

Sarah Urbatschek was the winner in the 17-18 age group.

The winning posters will be exhibited in Orleans House Gallery next year & all 3 winners will be invited to tea with Nancy Baldwin, the Mayor of Richmond & REA President.

For further information about the exciting events planned for next year please click on the “2020 Reaffirmation” link at the top of the page.

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The Octagon Room, Orleans House.

Free guided tours of Orleans House take place each Tuesday & Sunday afternoon at 2.30 p.m. As the name suggests, Orleans House has strong French connections & this beautiful building and gallery will be  centre stage in the 2020 reaffirmation celebrations, which will be taking place in Richmond.

Orleans House

The house is open to the public every Tuesday to Sunday afternoon from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Admission is free.

For further information about Orleans House or to register for a tour please click on the following link.

Orleans House website

Two REA Members elected to the European Parliament

bill newton-dunn

26th May 2019. Congratulations to REA members, Bill Newton-Dunn & Dinesh Dhamija, who were elected as members of the European Parliament. Both are passionate europhiles & have been members of our association for 2 years. 

Bill has invited REA members to visit the European Parliament in Brussels on 9th October, when the parliament will be in session.

A large group is going.