Events and Fundraising

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Events and Fundraising


The programme includes occasional talks, coffee mornings, luncheons, receptions, concerts and other cross-cultural activities such as the Friendship/Cultural visits, all of which are designed to promote friendship and understanding between women of member countries or who are members of likeminded organisations.  These events are held in a variety of interesting locations, from private homes, restaurants and clubs, to Embassies and High Commissions and funds raised go, primarily, to the Council’s support of Training Programmes (see Courses page).

Where the venue is not restrictive on numbers, events are opened more widely.

In the last few years The Women’s Council has joined other organisations with ties to the Commonwealth in sharing an annual event. For example, in 2016 we visited The Middle Temple. Since then we’ve enjoyed a river trip to Greenwich, including a visit to The Queens House, as well as a day in the City of London, visiting Guildhall, Pewterers’Hall and St Lawrence Jewry and visiting The Museum of The Bank of England followed by lunch in a nearby restaurant. The other object of these shared events is to be more aware of our respective aims and provide an opportunity to share ideas.

For more information about these and other events please contact our Events Organisers at :


Members, friends and other supporters of The Women’s Council generously contribute their time and energy in raising funds to support our aims. Plants sales, coffee mornings and summer lunches are typical examples, but an outstanding gesture of support was Piaras Moore’s 1000 Mile Walk in 2018 which raised over £10,000.

TWC CookBook of International Recipes

During the Covid-19 ‘Lockdown’ The Women’s Council (TWC) formed a small team to create a E-Recipe Book.   Urged on by one of our Honorary Vice Presidents, Rosina Dhala, and with the encouragement of contributors, we have raised funds to sponsor a special Training Course for women professionals working in the field of disability, supported by TWC for the last forty years.

The Cook Book has since been printed and is available to buy. A poster advertising “The Way to Cook with The Women’s Council”can be seen and downloaded here.

We hope you will enjoy this exquisite collection of fine recipes from the kitchens of our wonderful supporters. There is a wide variety, coming from all over the world and from our Members, Friends and Patrons.

Please contact us by e-mailing :

Cook Book Video

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If you would like to help us by organising or participating in fundraising events, please do contact us.



Wednesday, 10th November 2021: DIWALI Lunch and entertainment; The Army and Navy Club (The RAG), St James’s Square, London.

Wednesday 8th December 2021: Christmas Luncheon at the RAG – subject to change depending on COVID-19 guidelines.

Subject to change depending on COVID-19 guidelines.
TWC will also continue to host some Zoom events.

For details contact

Some Recent Events

A Talk by novelist, Sarah Harrison

15th September 2021

On this occasion we were joined by novelist Sarah Harrison, a lady of many talents. Sarah told us she has always enjoyed writing, basing her stories on people she’s met…

Patrons’ Welcome Event

23rd June 2021

In the early part of the year several of our Patrons left the UK on relocation or retirement and, in view of the restrictions at the time, TWC invited their…

Virtual Garden’s Tour

9th June 2021

Beautiful gardens of TWC members bought colour and joy to Zoom. A collection of videos featuring stunning gardens throughout the seasons were enjoyed by our Patrons from Indonesia, Palestine and…

A Carpet Ride to Khiva

14th April 2021

Chris Aslan Alexander took us on a magical virtual journey to the walled city of Khiva, a remote desert oasis in Uzbekistan. He told us the marvellous story of his…

Valentine's Day

14th February 2021

A wonderful Valentine’s event was hosted by Caroline. Members and Guests enjoyed a presentation about the history of Valentine’s Day with a display of cards through the ages, a quiz…

Christmas Celebration

8th December 2020

With determination and enthusiasm TWC were able to host their Christmas event through Zoom. Members and guests from FIWAL, Corona Worldwide, the Kensington Chelsea Women’s Club (KCWC) and from as…

Diwali, The Festival of Lights

10th November 2020

A virtual Diwali, the festival of lights was hosted by Rajni. TWC members, friends and guests from The Victory League, even from as far as India joined in by dressing…

Origami: The Art of Japanese paper folding

7th October 2020

TWC Member Kuniko Tamai and her friend kindly hosted a wonderful Zoom demonstration to learn the intricacies of the Japanese art of Origami. There was an opportunity to make beautiful…

Lunch At The House Of Lords

20th February 2020

A working lunch was sponsored by Baroness Flather and held in the River Room by kind permission of Lord Speaker. Its purpose was to provide an overview of TWC’s aims…

2020 Lunar New Year at Mandarin Kitchen

30th January 2020

The Lunar New Year celebration for the Chinese year of the Rat was held at Mandarin Kitchen where we were warmly welcomed. There was a good atmosphere, the food was…

TWC 2019 Christmas Lunch

9th December 2019

The year ended in time-honoured fashion with a Christmas Luncheon, once again at the RAG where we were well looked after. Sixty-eight Patrons, members and guests enjoyed a delicious  lunch…

East London Mosque Visit

24th October 2019

TWC member Unaiza Malik very kindly hosted us to a very enjoyable and informative programme at the historic East London mosque in Whitechapel Road, Shadwell. The morning started with an…