28 May, 2024

Coffee and Cake hosted by Fatimah

Fatimah hosted a lovely coffee and cake morning in May in her garden to fundraise for The Women’s Council. Fatimah takes a lot of pride in her garden and its…

21 May, 2024

JCO Boat Trip on the Thames to Kew

The Joint Commonwealth Organisation (JCO) annual event is a highlight in the calendar! The JCO is a collaboration of six charities including The Women’s Council, The Victoria League, Commonwealth Countries…

29 April, 2024

Coffee afternoon at Doria's residence overlooking the River Thames

Doria Adam kindly hosted a coffee afternoon for TWC. It was a lovely afternoon with warm hospitality, delicious food, a relaxed atmosphere and lovely views of the River Thames. Thankfully…

28 February, 2024

Leap Year Lunch

The Mandarin Kitchen played host to a lively gathering of TWC members and guests celebrating Leap Year with a delectable lunch. Renowned for its culinary delights, the restaurant lived up…

30 January, 2024

Fauna Quiz

TWC started off 2024 with a  popular zoom quiz on animals. Our Quizmaster extraordinaire Jenny, tested our knowledge on animals from around the world. Everyone shared their fascinating wildlife adventures.…

6 December, 2023

Christmas Lunch 2023

We all enjoyed a festive celebration at The Army & Navy Club. Superb company, atmosphere and outstanding music from the Wellington College Jazz Band directed by Mr Heeley and Dr…

7 November, 2023

TWC’S Golden Anniversary Celebration

A celebration of TWC’s 50th Anniversary as a registered charity at the Embassy of Nepal. Our heartfelt thank you to His Excellency and TWCs Patron Madam Sunita Acharya for their…

27 September, 2023

Afternoon Tea & Culinary Quiz

Thank you to patrons, members and guests for their wonderful company and support at the welcome back Afternoon Tea and Quiz at the Army & Navy Club. The tea was…

19 June, 2023

RHS Wisley Gardens

We enjoyed a walk around Wisley Gardens on a hot summer’s day. Thank you so much to Gerda for an enlightening horticultural tour. We all learnt so much about the…

26 May, 2023

Fatimah’s Coffee & Cake Fundraiser

A gorgeous afternoon in Fatimah’s beautiful garden. Fundraising for TWC with tea, coffee, cakes and plants. Thank you to Fatimah for her warm hospitality, and Savitrie for the relaxing hand…

25 May, 2023

Joint Commonwealth Organisation Annual Event-The Queen’s Gallery

It was wonderful to meet many members of the 6 collaborative organisations: The Victoria League, Corona Worldwide, Commonwealth Girls Education Fund, The Royal Commonwealth Society, Bath, Commonwealth Countries League and…

18 May, 2023

Thank you to our Patrons, Trustees, Committee and Guests for making our 50th AGM a very special and successful occasion. An informative meeting and enjoyable Coronation Lunch and quiz at…

20 April, 2023

History of Carpets by Roberta Marin

We all enjoyed a riveting talk by expert Roberta Marin. Her knowledge and passion on the History of Carpets took us on a remarkable journey, including the intricacies of the…

1 February, 2023

2023 Lunar New Year Lunch

The Lunar New Lunch celebrating the Year of the Rabbit was held at Mandarin Kitchen. Members and Guests were joined by Her Excellency the High Commissioner from Sri Lanka, Patrons…

7 December, 2022

Christmas Lunch 2022

After three years, we came together to celebrate our Christmas Lunch at the elegant Army and Navy Club. Seasonal festivities were enjoyed by our Members, and guests from FIWAL, CCL,…

19 October, 2022

British Library Tour

An educational tour of the Treasures of the British Library was enjoyed by Members and Guests. Our guide showed us the world’s most beautiful and interesting books, and the first…

9 September, 2022

Tribute to Her Majesty

It is with great sadness that we acknowledge the death of Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II. Our truly remarkable Queen who dedicated her life to service. She was an inspiration…

30 August, 2022

Fatimah's Coffee and Plant Sale

On a sunny day at the end of August, we enjoyed a wonderful fundraising coffee morning with plant and cakes sales in Fatimah’s beautiful garden. With her vast horticultural knowledge…

16 June, 2022

TWC 2022 AGM

The Annual General Meeting was held in the impressive library at the University Women’s Club. We were honoured to be joined by representatives from the Embassies of China and Malaysia,…

3 May, 2022

Spring Luncheon

The Women’s Council members and guests enjoyed a wonderful Spring Luncheon at the Royal Overseas League. This was held in the elegant Rutland Room with outstanding views of the ROSL…

22 February, 2022

Lunar New Year 2022, Year of the Tiger

The first event of the year was a celebration of the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival as it is also known. As last year, it was celebrated virtually and…

8 December, 2021

Christmas Celebration

TWC celebrated a virtual Christmas full festive cheer. A video about “Christmas around the World” was enjoyed by guests from around the world, including our friends from ADAPT in Mumbai.…

10 November, 2021

Diwali Luncheon

We were delighted to host the return of our events at The Army and Navy Club in London. Diwali, the Festival of Lights, was celebrated with our Patrons and representatives…

15 September, 2021

A Talk by novelist, Sarah Harrison

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…

23 June, 2021

Patrons’ Welcome Event

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…

9 June, 2021

Virtual Garden’s Tour

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…

14 April, 2021

A Carpet Ride to Khiva

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…

14 February, 2021

Valentine's Day

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…

8 December, 2020

Christmas Celebration

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…

10 November, 2020

Diwali, The Festival of Lights

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…

7 October, 2020

Origami: The Art of Japanese paper folding

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…

20 February, 2020

Lunch At The House Of Lords

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…

30 January, 2020

2020 Lunar New Year at Mandarin Kitchen

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…

9 December, 2019

TWC 2019 Christmas Lunch

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…

24 October, 2019

East London Mosque Visit

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…

17 September, 2019

Lunch at Jimmy's Restaurant, Wimbledon.

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…

7 August, 2019

Tea in the Garden of The Royal Overseas League

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…

10 July, 2019

Suanplu Chorus from Thailand

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…

2 July, 2019

Indonesian Brunch

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…

24 April, 2019

TWC 2019 AGM

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…

25 March, 2019

Visit to Apothecaries’ Hall

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…

19 March, 2019

Malaysian High Commission Cultural Coffee Morning

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…

5 February, 2019

Chinese New Year at Mandarin Kitchen

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

7 December, 2018

Christmas Luncheon at the RAG

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…

27 November, 2018

Tour of the Houses of Parliament

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,…

14 November, 2018

Coffee By The Riverside

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…

30 October, 2018

Visit To Stationers’ Hall

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…

11 October, 2018

Luncheon In The River Room

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…

4 July, 2018

The London Charterhouse

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…

20 June, 2018

2018 Annual Garden Party at the ROSL

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…

1 May, 2018

2018 AGM

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…

25 April, 2018

Tour of Leighton House Museum

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. …

19 March, 2018

Sakura – the Cherry Blossom Festival

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…

12 January, 2018

Visit to The Wallace Collection

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…

11 December, 2017

Christmas Luncheon at the National Liberal Club

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…

16 November, 2017

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

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…

13 November, 2017

Diana, Her Fashion Story

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…

28 September, 2017

4th Konooz Fine Art Auction

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…

17 July, 2017

A Tour of Spencer House, 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…

18 May, 2017

House of Lords Afternoon Tea 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…

2 May, 2017

2017 AGM

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,…

19 April, 2017

A Visit To The London Silver Vaults

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.…

21 February, 2017

Brunch at the Residence of HE the Ambassador for Jordan

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…

23 January, 2017

3rd Konooz Auction

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…

18 January, 2017

Luncheon at the Lansdowne Club

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…

4 January, 2017

3rd Meeting of the Patrons

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…

4 January, 2017

A visit to Bevis Marks

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.…

18 December, 2016

Annual Christmas Lunch

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…

18 November, 2016

At the Royal Albert Hall

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…