Deviant UK Headlining at Skin Two Rubber Ball
Deviant UK are stars of the European dark alternative stage, spearheading the British scene. The band’s debut album 'Barbed Wire Star,’ spawned the anthemic club hits 'Raptured Saints' and 'Access Denied'. Their new album 'Very Bad Things' is out now.
Deviant UK is masterminded by devilish singer/songwriter Jay Smith ("A true showman with an ego the size of a planet" - Rocksound Magazine). This is pop with a black heart, Smith's angst-ridden vocals coating every song in ice. His lyrical stance is suitably dark; everyone has a secret to hide, friends will always let you down and love inevitably ends badly.
Hear four sample tracks, see tour dates and get their album “Barbed Wire Star” at www.myspace.com/deviantuk
Introducing the band on the main stage is our MC, the outrageous Ms Ophelia Bitz. A mixture of Jo Brand, Stephen Fry and Dorothy Parker - but splendidly filthy - Ophelia hosts the notorious Artwank events. She has rocked venues across the USA, Europe and UK, from Glastonbury to Madame JoJo’s. Described as “brilliantly twisted” (The Guardian) and "a stunning zaftig cherub" (The Independent), Ms Bitz will be unleashed at the Rubber Ball Watch out…
Skin Two Cabaret at the Rubber Ball
The Skin Two Cabaret features not one, not two, but three of London’s most creative comedy stars in a dedicated space on board. Check this out...
The Skin Two Cabaret features San Francisco’s hot gay comedian, Scott Capurro, star of Mrs Doubtfire and Star Wars. This is what GQ Magazine said about Scott - “If you thought Ricky Gervais pushed boundaries, nothing will prepare you for Scott Capurro. Having been shortlisted for the coveted Perrier Award, Capurro has gone from strength to strength, refusing to sell out, making each show more uncompromising that the last. He is the bravest and funniest comedian on the circuit.” Get a taste of Scott at scottcapurro.com/wp28/videos
Singer, songwriter, comedian and international sex symbol Earl Okin, star of Birdland in New York, Edinburgh Festival and Montreal Comedy Festival, has played the London Palladium, Wembley Arena, the Theatre Royal Drury Lane and appeared alongside Paul McCartney, Van Morrison, Stephane Grappelli and Cleo Laine. Not only that, Earl drives a Rover P4. Find out about Earl, download his podcast and check his gigs on his website, and come and see him at the Rubber Ball www.earlokin.com
Ivor Dembina is probably the most famous fetishist in the Jewish diaspora and certainly the funniest. His show 'Sadojudaism' memorably compares the Jewish faith to BDSM (“I like to be beaten – but not in business”). Ivor is one of the few Jewish comedians to play Palestine – apparently Hamas loved him. He runs the famous Hampstead Comedy Club and he’ll be in charge of the Skin Two Cabaret at the Rubber Ball. www.thinkbeforeyoulaugh.com
Skin Two Rubber Ball welcomes Rebecca Lowrie, who has a wealth of experience in sexuality and healing. Rebecca combines various forms of conscious and sacred sexuality to enable people to expand their possibilities of sensuality and intimacy. She is a licensed Bondassage practitioner and trainer and will be introducing the system at the Ball. What is Bondassage? Well, your experience begins with you naked and kneeling. A leather collar is placed around your neck, padded cuffs on your wrists and ankles. Your eyes are covered with a soft, fur-lined blindfold. Lightly secured to a luxuriously padded massage table, you allow yourself to sink deeply into your body as specially selected music plays through your headphones. You are now ready to surrender and release the mundane world completely...
* Rebecca's dedicated Bondassage website coming soon at www.bondassageeurope.com
The master of stylish sexy fetish photography, Terry Mendoza, will be exhibiting his supercool images at the Ball and he’ll also be running the photo booth. Terry’s retro cheesecake style is legendary (see our party flyer!) – also check the other aspects of his work at www.retrophotostudio.co.uk
Tickets for Skin Two Rubber Ball are on sale here
Book Your Accommodation Early
28th May is the night of the Champions League Final (apparently it's a popular footballing contest) and hotel rooms will be packed out - so book early!! Hotel info is here
* If you feel like splashing out, there’s a five star (!) hotel beside the river, just a few moments’ walk from the yacht - see www.swissotel.com/london
Mistress Sidonia von Bork... Off Duty
Who says dominatrixes don’t have a sense of humour! Mistress Sidonia von Bork heads The English Mansion and she’s hosting their Femdom Summer Ball on Thursday May 26th. Like to see what Mistress gets up to when she’s off duty and needs to relax? Go here
To experience Mistress very much ON duty at the Femdom Summer Ball, go here www.theenglishmansion.com/femdomball/
Redemption, from Heresy n Heelz, Derby, March 26th
Heresy n Heelz have launched a new event at a brand new alternative live music venue in Derby called "Redemption". As well as their usual fusion of decadent dance, alternative culture, and their burlesque & twisted cabaret stage show, the event also features live music for the first time. The opening night on 26th March, features a performance from the full line-up of 80s glam rock legends Doctor & the Medics. It’s a mixed fetish & alternative crowd, renowned for its guests’ outrageous & flamboyant outfits. More information at www.heresynheelz.co.uk
The Gate, London, Saturday March 26th
The Gate is now monthly - on the last Saturday of each month. The next event will now take place on Saturday March 26th 2011, starting at 9.30 pm and finishing at 4:00 am. Entry will be £15.00 per person You can’t just show up – you must be a member and you must email or call with your details, so you can be added to the door list. Due to the venue's capacity, please do not do so unless you can come along! If your name is not on the door list, there will be no admission.
For details, go to www.thegateclub.co.uk
Bob Carlos Clarke: Peep Show, London 30 March - 14 May
The Little Black Gallery announces the third part of a retrospective of the work of legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. The show features a selection of images from Bob’s 30-year career, including a series of nine16 x 20” bromide prints in a limited edition of 25, at £350 + VAT. The exhibition coincides with the announcement of a new film on Bob Carlos Clarke. For details, go to www.thelittleblackgallery.com
The Montague Club, London, Thursday March 31
The Montague Club is a small, exclusive dining club in a private apartment in the West End of London, for couples only. All guests are met and vetted by the hostess, Nina van Zegveld. We were at the last one and it was great - very nice people and very decadent behaviour. www.themontagueclub.com
Artcore, West Hollywood, March 26th
Art, sex and technology become one in an erotic film, Artcore - the latest in a series of erotic documentaries featuring Muse April Flores by director Carlos Batts. Artcore showcases a diverse range of sexual expression from body image and gender identity to fetishes and role playing. Artcore becomes a digital mix tape blending music, mood and tempo to create a new approach to recording sex. Show up at 8572 Santa Monica Blvd. in West Hollywood (The Palms) from 10:00 to 2:00. Meantime, see the trailer at fattyd.com/blog/2010/12/22/artcore/
Hollywood & Bind, Hollywood, Friday April 1st
A new fetish night on the first Friday of each month, starting Friday April 1st, this is planned to be an intimate, upscale fetish night with performances and play. (NOT another goth/industrial night with fetish on the side!) The venue has affordable cocktails, a good sound system, plenty of seating and valet parking. Location is North Hollywood Arts District, just a mile from Universal Studios. Organised by the well-known KinkEvents people, Hollywood & Bind is looking for performers, door staff and helping hands now...
Torture Garden Edinburgh Weekend, Edinburgh, April 1st - 3rd
The world’s most famous fetish club comes to Scotland on Saturday April 2nd and it’s the focus of a 3-day weekend. On Friday 1st, there’s an intimate play party hosted by DV8.
On Saturday 2nd, it’s the main event, Torture Garden is at The Caves, in Niddry St South, from 9 pm until 3 am. There’s a packed bill of acts, fashion shows and burlesque. There are three dungeons (!) and ambient performers. If you can get to Edinburgh, don’t miss this.
On Sunday 3rd, Violate present a fetish market from 1 pm to 6 pm at Jekyll & Hyde, 112 Hanover St, EH2 1DR. Entrance is free and there are demos and a play area. fetish dress not compulsory for this one!
See the entire weekend programme here...
Subversion, London, Saturday April 2nd
Subversion’s April party has a bondage theme and you can have a free suspension experience. There’a a dungeon, separate couples’ room and chillout. Tickets get you into the dance party after Subversion which goes on ’til 10:00 am.
Ftom 10:00 to 5:00 at Union, 65 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP
The Baroness’ Fetish Retinue, New York, Sunday 3rd April
New York's longest running monthly fetish party, The Baroness’ Fetish Retinue, is going to be a scorcher, with this month’s theme of fire, electricity, and hot wax. The Baroness and her latex lovelies turn up the heat with sensuous and serious fire play and performances, and Master Virage will be shocking with his violet wand.
The Baroness' Fetish Retinue, is at the decadently seductive White Noise, 225 Avenue B, between 13th and 14th streets (above the liquor store), New York City. Doors open at 9 pm. Bring your toys and come prepared to play. Entry is FREE if you’re FABULOUS, full Fetish $7, all black $20, $30 in street clothes, absolutely NO blue jeans or sneakers. www.Baroness.com
Isis, London, Saturday 9th April
Isis is a friendly fetish night in East London on the second Saturday of each month. The next event on April 9th celebrates the coming of Spring. The party is from 9:00 to 2:30 and you must arrive before 11:00. Entry is only £15. www.fetishclubisis.co.uk
Torture Garden, London, Saturday April 9th
TG in April features a fashion show by Eustratia, cabaret by Elegy Ellem and Missa Blue, a Japanese bondage Installation by Amrita, three themed spaces, a dungeon playroom, etc. Advance tickets are £23 for members, £26 - more on the door. Venue is Mass, London SW2, from 10:00 to 06:00 Full programme and info - www.torturegarden.com
Barcelona Fetish Weekend, April 15- 17
This is a major addition to the international fetish party calendar - and it’s in one of Europe nicest cities. The main party is on Friday April 15th, in a multi-space venue with dance space, play areas and outdoor chillout. Featured performers include Mistress Absolute and Lottie Kixx from the UK and Jewell Marceau from the USA. A new addition to the Friday party is a fashion show from Rubberluv
Also in the works for the first ever Barcelona Fetish Weekend are an open-top Kinky Bus Tour around the city, a daytime Expo for vendors of all things kinky with models strutting their stuff and a gala cabaret dinner with wild and sensual entertainment, bondage and other workshops in local dungeons and more. For details on event prices, tickets, transportation and more, including a bargain weekend pass offer, visit www.BarcelonaFetishWeekend.com
Subversion, London, Saturday April 30th
There is no Subversion in May - the May party has been moved forward to April 30th. The theme is ‘The Dark Side.’Demons, devils, witches and vampires, werewolves and the undead,etc. There’a a dungeon, separate couples’ room and chillout. Tickets get you into the dance party after Subversion which goes on ’til 10:00 the next morning.
10:00 to 5:00 at Union, 65 Albert Embankment, London SE1 7TP
Miss Alternative UK Live Finals, London, Saturday May 14th
Nearly 12 hours of entertainment - shows include fire, aerial, male burlesque and lesbian grinding! Watch 24 alternative women take part in catwalk shows, talent shows, and interviews! DJs playing rock'n'metal AND indie’n’electro. Live music from The McCarricks and Die So Fluid. More DJs after 1am, playing a mashup of goth/alt anthems/industrial. Walkabout performers. Usherettes with free sweets.
The Scala, 275 Pentonville Road, N1 9NL - 5 mins from King’s Cross tube & overground. Doors - 6.30pm / Live finals - 8pm / Crowning & start of Alternative Ball - 12am / Die So Fluid onstage - 12.30am / Close - 6am. Tickets are now on sale in the clubantichrist.com shop, and on Ticketweb and Skiddle, priced at £25, or £50 for VIP (limited to 40). Tickets for the afterparty will be available on the door, subject to availability, at £10. www.missalternativeuk.com
Skin Two Rubber Ball Weekend, London 26, 27 & 28 May
Skin Two Rubber Ball Weekend is 26 - 28th May 2011. This will be the first ever Springtime Rubber Ball, on board a vintage yacht, moored on the river Thames in the centre of London!
On Thursday 26 May, it’s the English Mansion FemDom Summer Ball organised by the expert dominatrixes of The English Mansion This is a dream day in the country for submissive men, attended by over 20 of the most famous mistresses. See the event website here www.theenglishmansion.com/femdomball/
On Friday 27 May there’s a play party in London, hosted by Pussy Control, the hot new women-owned SM club. There will be a fully equipped dungeon, monitored by Dominatrix Mistress V. Expect a friendly crowd of wonderful creative fetishists, newbie’s, lesbians, bisexuals, couples, transsexuals and transvestites. Men MUST be accompanied by a female. See www.pussycontrol.co.uk
On Saturday 28 May, in the daytime, it’s the biggest fetish market of the year, LAM Skin Two Special, organised by London Alternative Market at a great new venue very conveniently located near to Kings Cross, Euston and St Pancras stations. Details are here www.lamskintwospecial.com
On Saturday night, 28 May, it’s the headline event, Skin Two Rubber Ball, featuring a live performance by Deviant UK, Ophelia Bitz, Bondassage, The Skin Two Cabaret (with THREE comedy stars) and Terry Mendoza's Retro Photo Studio.
Get tickets here. See the latest news on Skin Two Rubber Ball Weekend as it happens at www.skintwoevents.com
Caribbean Fetish Fest 2
Paradise Bound, Dominican Republic, June 18 - 25
Paradise Bound, Dominican Republic, June 18 - 25
The creators of Kink In The Caribbean bring you their second fetish in paradise event, this time in the Dominican Republic. The week long vacation will be held at Caliente Caribe Resort in beautiful Abreu Cabrera, which offers 126 rooms on the sprawling 123 acres of private, ocean front property.
Everything is included in one up-front price, including your ground transfers to/from the resort, hotel room, all meals, unlimited premium bar drinks, all recreational and water sports activities, 24 hour fitness, wi-fi throughout the resort, maid service, and the entire 7-day itinerary.
The luxury resort features 3 fresh water pools, 2 hot tubs, tennis, volleyball and shuffleboard courts, ocean kayaks and snorkel gear, a fitness centre and a media room. The resort also offers scuba instruction and dive trips for a nominal charge.
As the “Paradise Bound” theme implies, bondage enthusiasts are encouraged to pack plenty of rope. But if bondage isn’t your passion, come to enjoy the fetish fun in the sun… pervy pool parties, fashion shows, nightly theme parties, workshops, world class performers, kinky karaoke, equipped play areas and more.
The event has already assembled a cast of world class fetish performers from around the US and abroad. Prices start at only $185.00 per person, per night, based on a 7 night, double occupancy stay, including the full 7-day Fetish Fest itinerary. See this and all their sister events at www.KinkEvents.com
High Protocol Charity Dinner in Philadelphia, Sunday June 26th
Mistress Zeneca is hosting a formal dinner and play party in aid of the Red Cross. Decadent decorations, 4-5 course dinner with an amazing dessert tray. Entertainment, music, silent auction, Chinese auction, raffles, and party games including human croquet! Venue: The Adobe Cafe, Philadelphia - June 26th. Dinner: 5pm-8:30pm. High Protocol ends and Play party begins at approx. 9pm. The play party will be open to the public and will be casual. Play party ends at 2am
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