I know some of the people involved in this, and it's just wonderful beyond words.
"Gothic Valley developed slowly as like-minded people came together in North London. What started as an inside joke became our way of identifying our local neighbourhood within the Goth scene. You won't find Gothic Valley on a map, but, as they say, home is where the heart is. Our hearts and homes tend to be off Holloway Road, reaching from Highbury and Islington to Crouch End.We have no geographical restrictions on membership and some of our members travel in from other parts of London.
"The Gothic Valley WI was started in early 2012 by a group of friends and like-minded women in London. The founding members are a mix of professionals and students, who in our spare time like baking, jam-making, crafting and wearing lots of black. We include some award-winning bakers and a few professional costumiers and seamstresses. ... Our first meeting featured a talk by one of our members, a professional costumier, who shared her experiences of literally running away with the circus. This month we ran a practical workshop on how to get the best results from your digital camera ... One of our first community events will be a 'bunting' party on 5 June to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee.
"Come and help us put the 'black' in blackberry jam!"
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