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.
Recently The Women's Council has joined six other organisations with ties to the Commonwealth in sharing a limited number of events. For example, in 2016 we visited The Middle Temple and the most recent event was a river trip to Greenwich and visit to The Queen's House.
Please contact: Mrs Gerda Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Sakura : Cherry Blossom Season
At the Army & Navy Club (The RAG), 36-39 Pall Mall, London SW1Y 5JN
This will include the Japanese Tea Ceremony and Kimono Show and English Cream Tea at the RAG Monday, 19th March, 2018 and the time is 2.30pm until 5.00pm.
The RAG website address is : https://www.therag.co.uk/
19th March 2018
Tour of Leighton House Museum
A tour of Leighton House Museum, 12 Holland Park Rd, Kensington, London W14 8LZ built by the noted Victorian artist Frederick Leighton.
The Leighton House website address is: https://www.rbkc.gov.uk/subsites/museums/leightonhousemuseum1.aspx
25th April 2018
Once again shall be holding our AGM at the University Women’s Club at 2, Audley Square, Mayfair, London W1K 1DB. After the meeting the will be an opportunity to share lunch. Full details will be circulated to all members and co-operating organisations.
The University Women’s website address is : https://www.universitywomensclub.com/
1st May 2018
Day in the City
Note : Time to be confirmed.
TWC members will be joining members of several other organisations with ties to the Commonwealth for a “Day in the City”. This will begin with a private lecture in Guildhall, the scene of so many fascinating and sometimes frightening events in English History – and still the Headquarters of the Corporation of the City of London. Guildhall is where, in a highly theatrical and symbolic ceremony, each new Lord Mayor accepts office and responsibility for the Mansion House. It is known as “The Silent Ceremony” because the only words spoken are the those of Lord Mayor’s acceptance.
The party moves on to Pewterers Hall for lunch and, afterwards, there will be an opportunity to visit St Lawrence Jewry, the official church of the Corporation of the City of London, the Commonwealth and The Royal Marines. It is also where the annual Spital Sermon is delivered. After a tour and talk on this particularly special church, tea will be available.
Information about each of these venues can be obtained from the following websites :
Guildhall : http://www.guildhall.cityoflondon.gov.uk/
Pewterers Hall : http://www.pewterers.org.uk/
St Lawrence Jewry Church : http://www.stlawrencejewry.org.uk/
10th May 2018
Annual Garden Party at the ROSL
Note : Time to be confirmed.
For a number of years our Annual Summer Tea has been held at the House of Lords. However, this year, at the suggestion of our Hon. Vice President Baroness Flather, this event will take its place at The Royal Overseas League (ROSL), Park Place, St James's Street, London SW1A 1LR. If wet we shall move indoors to the Princess Alexandra Hall.
The ROSL website address is : https://www.rosl.org.uk/
20th June 2018
Some Recent Events
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…