AWBS International Women's Club
All Women of Berkshire & Surrey
AWBS is a sisterhood of international and local women living in Berkshire and Surrey, who come together to enhance their UK experience through fun and fulfilling volunteer-run activities.
There is something for everyone in the AWBS! In addition to general meetings and social events, AWBS members have access to a wide variety of activities together. Activity groups are established and organized by members who are interested in pursuing their personal interests and hobbies with other AWBS members. Joining an activity is a fast, fun, and easy way to meet new people and develop a sense of belonging in your community.
Our activities run from September to May and we are looking at creative ways to continue most of our activities in light of the Coronavirus and in accordance with Government guidelines. We are always looking for fun, interesting, or educational activities to add to our offering!
Ashlyn Hall, AWBS VP Activities
Book Club meets once a month. The only requirement is a love of books and a commitment to read the book being discussed. There is no charge and no full year commitment. Book Club takes place during the day around lunch time.
Learn to play bridge in a non-threatening fun setting with other AWBS members.
We are just steps away from some of the most stunning scenery in the United Kingdom with miles of paths, criss–crossing the landscape, making all areas of this charming country accessible. Walks vary from 3 to 6 miles and are typically once a month, September through May.
England does gardens best! This group visits some of the most beautiful gardens England has to offer.
This group enjoys going to a wide variety of day trips in and around the local area. These trips may include visiting historic homes or sites, doing interesting activities or tours, visiting museums, or shopping.
Informative and educational walking tours led by a professional tour guide followed by lunch once a month in different London neighborhoods. Sometimes the focus will be a geographic location, other times, a particular subject matter within London.
This once per month food related activity will include activities such as high tea experiences, food foraging, food history and tours, cookery courses, jam-making, and more!
Learn about the rich history and culture of Britain, with four lectures and a field trip each term (autumn and spring). Occasional one-off special events are also featured.
This class is for everyone from beginners to the most seasoned art enthusiasts. Art history attracts a fun group of women interested in learning about artists’ lives, the history of their time and the meaning in their work.
The Inner Artist
Come along to this relaxed, 10 week drawing course and unlock your inner artist. Learn about perspective, proportion, shading and toning, using charcoal, graphite and coloured pencils.
Beginners photography tutorial on how to use and enjoy your camera taught by award-winning portrait photographer.
Tennis & Golf
Our members enjoy social tennis at all skill levels.
We have plenty of social occasions, including Pot Luck Lunches where AWBS members bring their favourite dish, Happy Hour where partners and spouses are included at events in local pubs or restaurants, and monthly coffee mornings where we welcome new and old members.
Trips and Travel
Join a constantly changing mix of women who get together to travel in the UK and abroad, explore, shop, and above all, have fun.
One-off Activities &
These are put together by one or more members as a one-off and are meant to be social and fun. Traditionally they would include Ascot Race Day in June and Thanksgiving Dinner. We’ve also seen some Horseback Riding, a tour of a Gin distillery and more. Keep your eye on this one--fun opportunities often pop up!