Hanging with the Suffragettes
Hanging with the Suffragettes

In October, our members had the rare treat of a private viewing of the new Women’s Library at the London School of Economics. The Library recently moved there from London Metropolitan University and the collection has stayed intact thanks to the hard work of the staff. The new reading room at the LSE library is amazingly […]

Writers wanted for the GVWI
Writers wanted for the GVWI

Do you love to write? Would you like a chance to see yourself published on our website and in social media? Gothic Valley WI is looking for members to write regular reviews of our monthly meetings and other events. The reviews are short 100–300 word posts we can use on our website and to help publicise […]

Picnic in style
Picnic in style

Gothic Valley members and guests had an excellent summer picnic on Hampstead Heath on 3 August. The weather was perfect, and it was easy to spot the sea of black on the lawn below Kenwood House. We ate, listened to some appropriately gothy tunes, lounged in the shade (eschewing the bright sun) under a blackthorn tree, […]

September 2013 Meeting
September 2013 Meeting

Our September meeting was full of surprises! We had lots of new guests attend, at least several of whom have now joined as members. Welcome! After the business, we had a bit of a change of schedule.  Our speaker postponed due to illness, so we had a surprise quiz about all things vintage.  Thanks Corinne for […]

A little goth glamour
A little goth glamour

Sunday I saw the amazing Miss Honey Bare for a vintage hair and makeup session, which I won on her blog.  I never expected to win, but it was so much fun and really useful! I first met her when she did a vintage hair and makeup demo for Stoke Newington WI back in the summer.  […]

Dunn’s Bakery
Dunn's Bakery

Dunn’s bakery in Crouch End is a well loved local institution. It has been part of the fabric of Crouch End Broadway for generations and still prides itself on using high quality, locally sourced ingredients to produce a fabulous array of breads, cakes, pastries and confectionery. There is always something tempting in the window as […]

The Shaftesbury

The Gothic Valley WI meets monthly at the Shaftesbury Pub on Hornsey Road.  We love the Shaftesbury and wanted to tell you a bit more about it.… The Shaftesbury has a great friendly atmosphere.  Landlord and landlady Dave Herron and Wallis Leahy have made the community welcome and lots of us in the area are use […]

N19 — food and fun

The N19 pub is located just down the road from our usual meeting place (the Shaftesbury), and is the local pub for many of the Gothic Valley WI members. It serves excellent food, including the best Sunday Roast in London (IMHO, and for a reasonable price). It has a good selection of real ale, ciders […]

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