From the naughty North to the sexy South, you can’t escape from Goths ? they’ve even been seen advertising a popular fizzy drink on TV recently! Ara (based in Manchester) and Happygoff (based in London) both seek to provide sanctuaries for those who prefer black and purple to white and beige. In reality (euch!) this is done in a variety of ways, ranging from something as simple as a hug and a chat to something as complex as a full-on club event. The key? Acceptance offered to the often unaccepted.