Past Events Archive

A list of all the past events that the Women’s council has organised.

Tea in the Garden of The Royal Overseas League

7th August 2019

After the success of last year this was again held in the Garden of Overseas House (The Royal Over-Seas League) St James’s, London. Patrons for Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia, together…

Suanplu Chorus from Thailand

10th July 2019

Ambassador for Thailand, H.E. Mr Pisanu Suvanajata and Mrs Suvanajata, with members of The Royal Thai Embassy hosted the award winning Suanplu Chorus from Bangkok for a most successful evening…

Indonesian Brunch

2nd July 2019

Mrs Hana Satryo, wife of the Indonesian Ambassador, hosted a Brunch in the garden of their residence, on a lovely sunny day in early July.  Fifty members and guests were…

TWC 2019 AGM

24th April 2019

The Annual General Meeting was once again held at the University Women’s Club when we were pleased to welcome members of other organisations and Mr Sam Cooray (representing our Patron…

Visit to Apothecaries’ Hall

25th March 2019

Apothecaries’ Hall, Black Friars Lane A tour of this magnificent building highlighted that The Worshipful Society of Apothecaries lies at the heart of the foundation of modern-day medicine. It is…

Chinese New Year at Mandarin Kitchen

5th February 2019

This event celebrated the Chinese Lunar New Year of the Pig at this popular restaurant in Bayswater, famous for its lobster dishes.

Christmas Luncheon at the RAG

7th December 2018

Although we have enjoyed several events at the Army and Navy Club (the RAG) in recent years, for the first time we chose it as the venue for the last…

Tour of the Houses of Parliament

27th November 2018

On a rather dreary, wet day in late November, a small group of Patrons and Committee Members were fortunate enough to have a private tour of the Houses of Parliament,…

Coffee By The Riverside

14th November 2018

Our hostess, who had attended the River Room Luncheon, welcomed us very warmly to her flat which overlooks the Thames, affording a wonderful view up the river. Her hospitality was…

Visit To Stationers’ Hall

30th October 2018

This was a tour of The Stationers’ Company, The City of London Livery Company for the Communication and Content Industries. We had an excellent guide who talked about the magnificent…

Luncheon In The River Room

11th October 2018

This year the regular meeting between Patrons and Committee Members took the form of a light lunch in the River Room at the Houses of Parliament.  This was an opportunity…

The London Charterhouse

4th July 2018

A visit in July to Charterhouse was much enjoyed. With its fascinating history going back to the 14th Century there was much to see and, of course, we had a…

2018 Annual Garden Party at the ROSL

20th June 2018

Our Summer Afternoon Tea was held in the garden of the Royal Over-Seas League. We all relaxed in the sun and enjoyed a delicious tea while talking to old friends…

2018 AGM

1st May 2018

Our Annual General Meeting was once again held in the library of the University Women’s Club. The Chairman and Treasurer presented their Reports for 2017 and our new Treasurer was…

Tour of Leighton House Museum

25th April 2018

In April there was a visit to Leighton House, former home of the Victoria artist Frederic, Lord Leighton and the only purpose-built studio-house open to the public in the UK. …

Sakura – the Cherry Blossom Festival

19th March 2018

Members and friends spent a fascinating afternoon at the RAG when Kuniko and some friends on a visit from Japan, gave everyone insights into the significance of the embroideries on…

Visit to The Wallace Collection

12th January 2018

The first event of the year was to the Wallace Collection for a private tour. The Wallace Collection is a National museum in an historic London town house. In 25…

Christmas Luncheon at the National Liberal Club

11th December 2017

The end of the TWC year was celebrated, as so often before, at the NLC under the sponsorship of Ruth Whitehouse. Sadly there had been some heavy snow falls two…

Coffee and Film 'Margarita With A Straw' at the RAG

16th November 2017

This film was premiered in London a couple of years ago, but very few membeers had a chnce to see it. Another opportunity was offered at The RAG in the…

Diana, Her Fashion Story

13th November 2017

On this visit to Kensington Palace we had a large group of PERWAKILAN Ladies and about 9 ladies of The Women’s Council members and guests. Kensington Palace has been the…

4th Konooz Fine Art Auction

28th September 2017

Once again Mrs Zainab Al-Farhan Al Imam generously offered the proceeds from the auction of one of the paintings on display to The Women’s Council. Conducted by Bonham’s, this prestigious…

A Tour of Spencer House, July 2017

17th July 2017

The visit to Spencer House in July was extremely popular, with 40 members and friends attending. This late 18th century town house was built by the 1st Earl Spencer, ancestor…

House of Lords Afternoon Tea 2017

18th May 2017

TWC welcomed visitors and guests, many from FIWAL, to its annual Afternoon Tea sponsored by Hon Vice President Baroness Flather. Mr Richard Rieser, who joined the tutors for lectures on…

2017 AGM

2nd May 2017

The Reports of activities, financial and social, showed 2016 to have been a good year in all respects. There had been a varied programme of events, organised by Mrs Pope,…

A Visit To The London Silver Vaults

19th April 2017

Steven Linden, former chairman of The London Silver Vaults, welcomed us and spoke about the history of The Vaults and the family businesses which have been there for many generations.…

Brunch at the Residence of HE the Ambassador for Jordan

21st February 2017

Mrs Alia Armouti Homoud, wife of His Excellency Mr Mazen Kemal Homoud, invited members of the Women’s Council and their friends to join her for Brunch at the Residence. A…

3rd Konooz Auction

23rd January 2017

The 3rd Konooz Fine Art Auction was held in the gracious surroundings of the Lanesborough Hotel at Hyde Park Corner. Before the Auction guests had an opportunity to view the…

Luncheon at the Lansdowne Club

18th January 2017

Organised by The Women’s Council to celebrate the life of the late Joan Kings Norton, 30 members of the three organisations of which she had been President (Corona Worldwide, The…

A visit to Bevis Marks

4th January 2017

Another Friendship/Cultural event was to the Bevis Marks Synagogue in the heart of the City. This was part of our programme to visit the places of worship of other faiths.…

3rd Meeting of the Patrons

4th January 2017

An opportunity for Committee Members and Patrons to meet and exchange ideas held in the River Room of the House of Lords, sponsored by Baroness Flather and chaired by the…

Annual Christmas Lunch

18th December 2016

Once again our Annual Christmas Lunch was held at the National Liberal Club in the David Lloyd George Room and thanks go to Ruth Whitehouse for her sponsorship and to…

At the Royal Albert Hall

18th November 2016

A very successful Friendship event was to the Royal Albert Hall where our excellent guide showed the group some of the areas of the building not usually seen by the…