A friend recently told me about her friend joining the Womans Institute. When handed a form on arrival in the interests box she wrote 'learning burlesque dancing'. A few weeks later a teacher came and taught the whole group burlesque dancing. So I guess the W.I. isn't just crocheting doillies and making jam. I'm thinking about joining. This branch in Shoreditch looks really good. They're mostly under 25 and they all like craft, this Telegraph article tells us all about them. Or the East End branch (pictured) looks fun with a more varied age range of people to meet.