The Barnes WI (Women’s Institute) is a thriving community of like-minded women who, yes, enjoy baking, but that’s probably one of lesser things they get up to – more like learning to play poker, how to mix a cocktail and learning to belly dance – all with a glass of wine. So if you’d like to meet some other Barnes women (of all ages) and learn a new skill or two while having a good natter, then do get in touch. barneswi.co.uk. Email: email@example.com. Meetings take place: 2nd Thursday of the month (except Aug & Dec), 7.30pm, Bulls Head, Lonsdale Rd, Barnes.