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German Fetish Ball Weekend is an event you must visit – a programme of eight fetish events over five days in Hamburg, one of Europe’s nicest cities. I just got back from the 2011 events and there will be a report, with photos, in the next Skin Two magazine, issue 62. Meantime, here’s the story on just one of the events, German Fetish Fair www.skintwo.co.uk/german-fetish-fair-2011/

Speaking of Skin Two Magazine, we are working on the next issue, number 62, now, with a report on everything that’s happening around the fetish world and loads of latex fashion. It’s the leading glossy fetish magazine, designed to the highest standard, established since 1984 – subscribe now! You can start your sub with the current issue 61 or the new issue 62 and our distributor will shop anywhere in the world - just go to www.skintwo.biz/order_main.php


Fetish Freedom is another new fetish social networking site, with a business directory and all sorts of special faciities, including a marketplace called FetishBay (a bit like a pervy eBay). Check it out at www.FetishFreedom.co.uk


Learn to make latex - Saturday 2nd July, London Take a class in making latex clothes and accessories - it’s organised by Club RUB and this is their seventh class – it really works well. There are morning and afternoon classes, catering for different levels of experience. Details at www.club-rub.com/index.php/club-rub/workshops


Upcoming Events

9th - 20th June, Hadid Pavilion, Mattrain 1, Weil-am-Rhein, D-79576, Germany
Art Sensuel, 12:00 - 19:00 daily, featuring photography by Peter Felix Kurtz, who has worked with fetish/BDSM imagery for over 20 years. Kurtz has worked with dominatrixes, fetish fashion designers, and alternative lifestylers. His work is exhibited worldwide, see - facebook.com/kurtzexpo

Sunday June 18th, Club RUB, London - NEW VENUE
Club RUB is this saturday at their new venue, Protocol, 6a South Lambeth Place, Vauxhall, London, SW8 1SP, from 10 pm to 4am This is part of the FIRE complex and the entrance is at the back gate (not the Lightbox). When you are standing in front of FIRE, go left with he traffic flow, under the bridge and it’s the first gated yard on the right. It’s a medical theme night, see www.club-rub.com/index.php/events/381-emergency-room

Saturday June 18 - October 1st, Cleveland, USA
Cleveland Fetish are running a full Summer Schedule of events, including…Saturday June 18th: Part Erotique at Cleveland House of Blues. Saturday June 25th: Cleveland Pride, at Voinovich Park. Sunday July 31st: Dancin' in the Streets, outside Twist Social Club. Saturday August 27th: Sin & Skin, at Cleveland Agora. Saturday October 1st: Detroit Erotic Ball, at Bert’s Warehouse Theater, Detroit. Keep an eye on their website for more… clevelandfetish.com/

Saturday June 18. Nuit Elastique, Paris, France
Founded in 1998 by Francis Dedobbeleer, this is a fetish night in Caves LeChapelais, 7 rue Lechapelais, 75017 Paris, from 10:00 pm to 5:30 am - you must arrive before 1 am. More info at - www.nuit-elastique.com

June 18-25, Dominican Republic: Caribbean Fetish Fest 2
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. 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


Friday June 24th, London: Antichrist 7th Birthday Party

Antichrist is at the Colossuem, near Vauxhall tube, with live bands, theatre, Satanic strip shows and the Devil's dungeon hosted by the fabulous Rebekka Raynor. Performers include Marnie Scarlet and Sophia Disgrace. Expect 1,200 pervs in one of London's better venues. Doors - 8pm - 3am / Club Close - 6am / Bar happy hours 8pm til 12am! Single tickets - £20 adv. / Couple tickets - £35 adv. plus earlybird offers www.clubantichrist.com

Saturday June 25th, London: Immoral Intent, produced by Rubber Ron of Submission.
This is a one-off FREE fetish event hosted by the legendary Rubber Ron, with DJs, visuals,installations,couples playroom, fantasy adult furniture, themed environments, multimedia and stage performances. Acts confirmed include Out of Order, Photobooth, Julietta la Doll & Erotic Peepshow. Please note that this event is strictly by invitation only. All invited guests must RSVP to immoralintent@yahoo.co.uk More information at - www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=144922068913046

Monday 27th June, Richmond, West London: Richmond BDSM

This pleasant suburb of West London has a new BDSM group starting up - a few local pervs meeting up at 7 pm for a drink by the river. Email to RichmondBDSM@gmail.com for info or see www.RichmondBDSM.org

Saturday 2nd July, London: The Boat!
This annual riverboat cruise down the Thames is a London institution, run by the legendary Ishmael Skyes, of The Firm. Cruise down the Thames, past all the sights, on a July evening, while getting your bottom spanked. That certainly beats Butlins. We love The Firm's parties. www.the-firm.org

Saturday 2nd July, Los Angeles: Bondage Ball
LA’s famous Bondage Ball is back, at 6655 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90038, from 10pm - 4am. Tickets and info at www.bondageball.com

Saturday 2nd July, Brussels, Belgium: Fetish Project 25
Belgium’s fetish party on a boat starts with an Expo from 6pm to 9pm with free admission, then the party’s at 10pm right through to 6am. Tickets and info at www.fetish-project.be

Saturday 2nd July, London: Subversion
Pack up your books, throw away your locker keys and get ready to have some twisted fun at their July event, School’s Out for Summer. Come as a naughty school girl or boy, a wicked Head Mistress, a ‘sub’ teacher, a cheeky cheerleader, Prom King and Queen, a deviant dinner lady, a perverted professor or a naughty school nun…the possibilities are endless. Of course if you don’t fancy going in theme, then regular fetish wear is acceptable. There’s a dungeon, a couples’ room and DJs include Miles, Craig Gunn and Miss T. Venue is Union, 66 Albert Embankment, SE1 7TP, from 10 pm to 5 am. Tickets are available online or by calling the ticket booking line on 020 7582 4545 www.clubsubversion.com

Saturday 4th July, London: Torture Garden July Ball
TG returns for a one-off smaller scale party at Dex, with it’s excellent outside terrace, ideal for Summer nights. Advance Tickets: £23 TG Members / £26 Non Members. Tel: + 44 (0)20 7613 4733 (+ booking fee) Dex, 467-469 Brixton Road, Brixton, London, SW9 8HH. 10pm - 5am (last entry 2.30am) www.torturegarden.com

Saturday July 9th, London: Isis Annual Masked Ball
Isis is on the second Saturday of each month - the annual masked ball is a special twist. Tickets £15 per person, entry from 9pm to 11pm only - finishing at 2.30 am. Details at www.fetishclubisis.co.uk

Saturday 30th July, London: SM Gays Celebration Party
This valuable and respected organisation has provided education and a safe social space to meet others interested in safe, sane & consensual SM since 1981. SM Gays regularly donates to trusts and charities, they have published resource books, organised SM Pride, represented the SM community on the Metropolitan Police Liaison Committee, given evidence to the Law Society that was published in the Law Commissions Report on Consent in the Criminal Law, etc, etc.

Come and celebrate at a special one-off Saturday evening celebrating this remarkable record of service to the community in partnership with The Hoist. It opens at 9pm to those with advanced tickets, and at 10pm for ticket sales on the door. A live show and a Japanese bondage demonstration are among the attractions, and the Hoist is relaxing its usually strict weekend dress code for the occasion. Several former organisers are expected to attend. Advance tickets at £7 are available at Discovery Nights, at Fetish Freak @ the Hoist and Master U in Kennington Lane. Tickets on the door are £10.(Before that, the 30th Annual Discovery Night Birthday Party takes place on Thursday 21st July, with the usual birthday activities, including the legendary birthday cake.) For more information see www.smgays.org

Tuesday August 30th - Monday September 5th, Montreal Fetish Weekend, Canada
This is one of North America’s top events -now in their seventh year. There’s a full 7-night programme of pervery in the friendly city of Montreal across labor day weekend, see fetishweekend.com/news.htm

Saturday September 24th, Bal des Supplices, Lyon, France
The lovely city of Lyon is home to this major event - performers include Rack Framboise and Suka Off, fashion shows include Jane Doe Latex and Torture Garden. Maîtresse Salem from Fetish Project in Brussels is Dungeon Mistress. There’s a fetish market from 2pm to 7pm (actually the first fetish market in France!) and the Bal des Supplices from 10 pm to 5 am. at Ninkasi Kao, 267 rue Marcel Merieux, 69007 Lyon. (Metro line B, Gerland stop) www.baldessupplices.com

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