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. Since then we’ve enjoyed a river trip to Greenwich, including a visit to The Queens House as well as a day, this year, in the City of London, visiting Guildhall, Pewterers’Hall and St Lawrence Jewry.
Please contact: Mrs Gerda Pope at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
VISIT TO STATIONERS’ HALL
Visit to Stationers’ Hall, Ludgate Hill, Ave Maria Lane, London EC4M 7DD . The Stationers’ Company is 600-year old City of London Livery Company for the Communications and Content Industries. Cost: £20 to include coffee/tea at 11.45 am.
Livery Companies were first created by groups of medieval tradesmen who joined together to promote, protect and regulate their trades. 600 years ago most craftsmen in London were itinerant. However the manuscript writers and illuminators decided to concentrate their efforts and set up stalls or ‘stations’ around St Paul’s Cathedral. Because of this they were given the nickname ‘Stationers’ and this was the obvious choice of name for the guild they established in 1403
30th October 2018
CHRISTMAS LUNCHEON with a concert by the Upbeat Strings duo at The Army And Navy Club (RAG) 36 Pall Mall, London, SWlY 5JN entrance on St James’s Square on Monday, 3rd December, 2018 12.30 for 1pm. Cost : £39