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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 :

TWC Chairman’s Newsletter, May 2020

To view a brief update report from our Chairman on the current situation with the TWC please click here
Please note that ADAPT’s interim report on the 2020 CII course can be viewed via the ‘Reports’ link on the ‘Courses’ page of this website.

TWC Facebook & WhatsApp Groups

If TWC Members would like to maintain contact with each other and the TWC they can join TWC’s Facebook and WhatsApp groups.  Please note that in order to protect their privacy both these groups are closed sites and members need to e-mail a request to join them to :

Postponed 2020 Events

Please note that due to the present Covid-19 virus crisis the following events are indefinitely postponed :

16th April :  JCO visit to Westminster Abbey and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries, with lunch in the Cellarium

21st April :  TWC AGM

4th June :  Backstage at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden.

24th June :  Tea in the Garden of ROSL.

Proposed 2020 Events

It is hoped that the following events will be held but this will depend on how the Covid-19 virus situation develops :

September :  Asian Lunch

October :  Japanese Autumn Celebration at the RAG

November :  Celebration of Diwali

December :  Christmas Luncheon at the RAG

Some Recent Events

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…

Lunch at Jimmy's Restaurant, Wimbledon.

17th September 2019

A most enjoyable buffet lunch was organised at Jimmy’s World in Wimbledon attended by forty members and friends.  There was a wide variety of dishes to choose from, mainly from…

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  Suanplu Chorus from Bangkok for a most successful evening in the…

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…

Malaysian High Commission Cultural Coffee Morning

19th March 2019

The Malaysian Cultural Coffee Morning (CCM) was a collaborative event between The Women’s Council and the ladies of PERWAKILAN London in order to raise funds for charity, specifically in aid…

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.