Here's our current selection of upcoming fetish events - hope you can get to one or two of them and have fun. Meantime, see you at Skin Two North this Saturday...
Thursday August 30th-September 3rd, Montreal, Canada: 8th Annual Montreal Fetish Weekend
It’s time for the eighth annual Montreal Fetish Weekend, drawing guests from across North America and beyond. This is five days of BDSM partying, shows, performances, after-parties, educational workshops and fun. The website has recommended hotels - meaning you can stay with other fetish people, which always adds to the fun. It’s not too late to book tickets and hotel rooms - visit the website to check the schedule and make your booking at www.fetishweekend.com
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Friday August 31st - September 3rd, Maryland, USA: FetFest 2012
The event takes place on a private camp estate near the Susquehana river in an attractive part of Northern Maryland. There’s a world class education programme, a huge vending area - and over 70,000 sq feet of outdoor and indoor dungeons. There’s live music, a femdom village, rope village, slave auction, even a ‘Starfucks’ coffee shop! Take a look at the website and register now - www.fetfest.com
Friday August 31st - Thursday 6th September, London, Torture Garden Exposed
Photo Exhibition by: Mark Bennett, DivasAndTears, Regis Hertrich, Ben Hopper, Dafydd Owen and Manolo Remiddi - top photographers who have been capturing the Torture Garden experience for years. This will be the first photo exhibition revealing a glimpse into the world's largest and most famous fetish, body art and burlesque club. Launch Night is Fri 31st Aug. from 7pm to 1.30am, with Torture Garden DJ and Cocktail Lounge. FREE ENTRY and all welcome. Please RSVP
Friday August 31st, London, UK: Club Antichrist, Night of the Vampires
Antichrist joins forces with figurehead of vampire subculture Father Sebastiaan for a big party featuring Ultraviolence, Alice Bizarre, bondage master Esinem, the RubberCult Collective and Angelbomb. Dungeon space overseen by Mitsress Rebekka Raynor, seven themed zones, including couples room and chillout. Club Colosseum, 1 Nine Elms Lane, Vauxhall, SW8 5NQ www.clubantichrist.com
Saturday 1st September, Leeds, UK: Skin Two North Fetish Market
We’re having a daytime fetish market at Skin Two North this year - make a day of it and drop in to shop, browse and socialise. Traders include Cathouse Clothing, Arcanum Accessories, Psiclone, Phoenix Designs, Alternative Footwear, Floggermeister, Discrete Boutique, Mellie D, BettyEx, Barbarella, Lady Sea & Heresy n Heelz.
Skin Two North Fetish Market is from 11am to 4pm at Vox, New Craven Gate, Leeds, LS11 5NF. Admission is FREE if you show your ticket to Skin Two North party that evening. Otherwise, it’s only £2. Full information on Skin Two North Fetish market is here -
Saturday 1st September, Leeds, UK : Skin Two North Pre-Party Meet and Drinks
Start the evening with a few drinks with the Hellcats team, Leeds’ local fetish group, 7pm – 9pm, at Blayds Bar, 3-7 Blayds Yard, Lower Briggate, LS1 4AD. Blayds is a fetish friendly bar, which Hellcats will be using for their monthly get-togethers in Leeds. Come dressed to impress for the big night, or a little more vanilla with plans to change before the party, the meet and greet is a relaxed way to start your evening.
Hellcats is at www.hellcatsclub.zzl.org
Saturday 1st September, Leeds, UK: Skin Two North 2012
Now in its fourth year as the biggest fetish gathering in the North of England. Our MC is the fabulous Rosie Lugosi of Lash in Manchester, star of Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Berlin and the North’s number one lesbian vampire poet and perv queen. There will be fashion performances by Cathouse and Arcanum Accessories, other guest performers, designers and guest DJs.There will be a fully equipped dungeon by Nemesis.
Venue this year is VOX, a contemporary event space near Leeds city centre and just off junction 3 of the M621 motorway. Parking is easy and free. There are three main zones: the performance & dance area, the chillout and retail area and of course the the play area. Tickets to Skin Two North 2012 are £15 in advance from www.skintwoevents.com/tickets (Entry on the door will be £20) The website also has full details of the event, what’s happening, who’s appearing, etc., at www.skintwonorth.com
Saturday 1st September, Koln, Germany: Fetish Art Exhibition
From 1st. to 12th September, Galerie am Brüsseler Platz presents selected art from the members of the Guild of Erotic Artists featuring the UV images of Robert Babylon alongside work by the iconic modern fetish photographer John Tisbury; Gregory Brown, Paul John Ballard, Jeff Wack, Emma Horsefield, Dirk Richter, Harry Weisburd, Mark Roberts and Nora Ness amongst others. Since its conception in 2002, The Guild of Erotic Artists has grown in not just numbers but in stature. Already an international organisation, it is the largest erotic art organisation in the world. The exhibition is open from 09:30 - 21:00. Galerie am Brüsseler Platz can be found at www.gabp.de
Sunday 2nd - Tuesday 4th September, London, UK: London Edge
Big alternative fashion trade show, including fetish, retro, vintage, rockabilly, burlesque, punk etc, etc. If you love alternative fashion, this is for you. In the National Hall at Olympia from 10 am to 6pm (4pm on Tuesday). Admission £5 includes free catalogue, see www.londonedge.com
Friday 7th September, London, UK: Torture Garden at Electrowerkz
Club Arena – stage shows: Pandora Delux Latex Fashion, Syban Body Art, Luna Eve / Am Statik Fashion. DJs: Allen TG, Jimmy Mofo, David TG, Rockit Riyad Electro House, Electro, Booty Breakz, Dub Step, Drum n Bass
Mash-up Ballroom – stage shows: Karis Wilde (USA) Hula Hoop Performance, Kitty Bang Ban Fire Geisha Burlesque, Miss Miranda & Elegy Ellem Twin Peaks. DJs: The Roustabouts, The Secretary, Hitman Hearn, Tony Trauma Electro Swing, Glamour Trash, Mash-ups, Electro Clash, R n B Booty Dungeon Playroom – play equipment by Play Penz Music: Atmospheric, Ritual, Erotica, Electronica, Boudoir, Ambient Soundscapes Kit Kat Cabaret – cabaret & burlesque stage shows DJs: Marcella Puccini, Duncan DeMorgan, Lydia Darling Burlesque, Swing, Cabaret, Gypsy Punk Near Angel Islington tube at 7 Torrens St, EC1V 1NQ.
Friday 7th September, London, UK: PisSoir
Watersports party for all genders and sexualities in London SE5 from 9pm to 3am www.bizarre-events.com
Saturday, 8th September, Miami, USA: Apocalypse
Performances by Val Vampyre and Hellcat Meow, special guests from Japan: Mistresses Hibiki, Tsubaki and Mai. Strict dresscode, valet parking, table reservations. From 10pm to 4 am at Karu Nightclub, between Miami Dade and Broward, the home of Alter Ego for several events. Full information and recommended hotels etc - www.thefetishparty.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=Content.Events
Saturday, 8th September, Walsall, UK: Impulsion
Friendly BDSM event on the second Saturday of each month in the West Midlands, from 8.30 to 2am. Admission £12:50. Free tea, coffee and snacks. Newcomers welcome. www.impulsion.org.uk
Sunday 9th September, East Midlands, UK: Fem Sub Social Club
The club for women who enjoy playing the submissive and the men they choose to play with. From 2 m to 8pm at a very nice venue in Leicestershire. Entry is £16.50, you must pre-book and single men must be vouched for by someone known to the promoters.
Thursday 13th September, London, UK: Apocastrip Wow - The Freak and the Showgirl
For one night only - starring Mat Fraser & Julie Atlas Muz - two Coney Island New York sideshow legends. Married by the Mayor of Coney Island earlier this year, Mat and Julie have the sexual prowess of newlyweds. Julie is a former Miss Exotic World, film & stage actor, performance, artists, cabaret and game show hostess. Mat is the award winning disabled film television and stage actor, comedian, writer, composer, singer, sideshow and performance artist, drummer, winner of the Erotic Award (UK) for Best Male Striptease Artist 2007 (and door person at Skin Two Rubber Ball). Venue: Priceless London Wonderground on the Southbank. 10.30pm ONE NIGHT ONLY.Tickets: £12.50 / concs £11.00 / Wonder seats £17.50. Box Office: 0844 545 8282 www.pricelesslondonwonderground.co.uk
Friday 14th September, London, UK: Bound - Japanese Bondage Show, Play and Social Night
BOUND is a regular monthly event for enthusiasts of Japanese rope bondage, created by internationally renowned performer and teacher Esinem in conjunction with The Flying Dutchman (a cool new venue in South London) and artist/model Nina Russ. It’s a platform for new talent to cut their teeth or old hands show off their skills, and a friendly atmosphere in which to socialise. The event is at The Flying Dutchman, 156 Wells Way, London SE5 7SY. 7pm - 1 am. Tickets £10 in advance, £15 on the door. It's on the third Friday of each month. www.esinem.com
Friday 14th - Sunday 23rd September, Melbourne, Australia: Oz Kink Fest
Kink Fest runs at venues across Melbourne, including a big fetish expo, cocktail party and after party on the 15th at Fitzroy Town Hall. There’s Hellfire Resurrection at Chasers in South Yarra on Friday 21st, followed by Club Kunst on Saturday 22nd. All the details here - www.ozkinkfest.com
Saturday 15th September, Newcastle, UK: Liber8
Liber8 in Newcastle have scheduled their next event for 15th September at The Grove. There will be performers, a playroom and a full-body Japanese suspension trap. Strict fetish dress code. Entry is £10 by pre-reserved ticket only. Check the latest info at www.liber8.biz
Saturday September 15th, London, UK: Club RUB
It’s medical fetish night at Club RUB at The White Swan, 20 Farringdon St, London EC4A 4AB. There’s a full medical installation and a couples-only room for those who really need a full examination. It’s a chance to dress up as nurse, doctor, surgeon, matron, or injured patient. (You can wear normal fetish if you like, but no streetwear.)
Entry is £18 on the door or £15 in advance for all this...
* Straight jacket prize from Dom-estics.co.uk
* Porn Star - wet t-shirt competition! RUB DJ Irish Pete AKA Peter O'Tool (porn star) is inviting all of his porno babes along. Love those girls.
* FREE medical goodie bag for everyone stuffed with latex gloves, mask, condoms etc...And Liquid Silk lubricant for everyone as they arrive.
* The Earl will give a medical CP performance as Doctor Love!
* Violet wand demo
* Needles demo
* Mummification demo
* Genital rope bondage demo
* Electrics demo
* Free needle play for anyone who would like to try one (in the nipple, scrotum etc).
* Queens Latex is donating a full-length black medical themed rubber apron and tie for BEST dressed 'patient'.
Full details here ...
Saturday September 15th, London, UK: Fem Sub Club
FSC provides a comfortable environment for female subs to relax and enjoy meeting others subs and men who appreciate them. It’s is safe, fun and friendly for socialising and – should the women choose – play. Entry is £12 in advance or £15 on the door. 8.30 pm - 2 am in West London. For more details, contact Alys on email@example.com
Saturday 15th September, London UK: Violate
House music and fetish together for all sexualities in 3 zones…
In room 1, DJs are: Gaelle Trincheiras, Wayne Ritchie, Thomas Wonderland and Gianni Mila. In room 2, DJs are: Attila Kiss, Yvette Lindquist, Ian Crooks and Ian Crouch. In room 3, it’s the fully equipped dungeon. Strict fetish dress code. Tickets £20. 10pm - 6 am at Hidden, 100 Tinworth St, SE11 5EQ www.kinkproductions.net
Saturday 15th September, Brighton, UK: Torture Garden
TG at Psychosocial has been cancelled, as the venue has gone bust. Tckets will be refunded, see www.torturegarden.com/events/brighton/
Sunday September 15th, Berlin, Germany: Wasteland
Amsterdam’s Wasteland crew bring their brand of fetish clubbing to Berlin’s legendary KitKat club. 3 floors, 3 show stages, visuals + special effects, play + torture areas, lounges + chill areas, smoking section, pool, first aid and more! International performers include Aesthetic Meat Front (Berlin/London), The Robots Lasershow (Belgium), “Bridgeward Bound” by Erektor “The Bridgebuilder” + Sophi Tseuss “The Human Bridge” (UK), Dominique INSOMNIA presents “Die Patin” (Berlin), Goddessira (Belgium), Haydee Sparks (Berlin), Shibari Bondage by Amrita (Japa), “Fetish Rokoko” by Tatajana Warnecke, Cyberesque & Joey Love (Berli), Avalon S/M Studio (Berlin), Alex Tsander “The English Hypnotist” (UK) Shoe Shine Slave, and Go Go Fuckers. Tickets 35 Euro + booking fee. Venue: KitKat Club, Köpenicker Strasse 76 (Entrance via Brückenstrasse) www.wastelandparty.de/
Friday September 21st, London, UK: Bi-Kink
A new full-on party for bisexual and bi-curious fetish people - males, females, poly groups, TV, and TS all welcome. The venue is in SE5 and there’s a fully equipped dungeon basement, with plenty of BDSM equipment, plus a darkroom and a wet room.
September 22nd - 29th, Jamaica: Fetish Queen of the Universe Pageant
Kink Events is at it again with yet another fetish in paradise event, this time bringing together top models, performers and dominatrixes to compete in a week long pageant spectacle to win a $1,000 cash prize, fabulous vacations, and the title “Fetish Queen Of The Universe”. A distinguished panel of fetish celebrities will judge contestants on style, personality, fetish fantasy wardrobe, and performance talent. All candidates chosen to compete will enjoy a fun filled, complimentary, 7 day vacation at Hedonism Resort just to participate in the pageant, so everyone goes home a winner! Candidates wishing to be considered for the pageant should contact Robert at Kink Events. www.kinkevents.com
Saturday September 22nd, London, UK: Rubber Cult
Would you believe that this is the only strict rubber-only club in London! Brought to you by Kim of Club RUB, with Cynth Icorn, so it should be good. If you love rubber, this is for you!
There will be rubber performances from Cynth and from Marnie Scarlett, demos by D-vote, a rubber body bag to try, music and a playroom. Dress code: Rubber/latex ONLY! Entry is only £20. From 8pm to 2am at Shilibeers, Carpenters Mews, North Road, N7 9EF.
Saturday September 22nd, London, UK: The Gate
Now at The Flying Dutchman, 156 Wells Way, SE5 7SY, entry is £10 and you must arrive before 12.30am. Free cloakroom, outside smoking area, bar, plenty of dungeon equipment, space to relax and chat. www.thegateclub.co.uk
Sunday September 23rd San Francisco, USA: Folsom Street Fair 2012
San Francisco Leather Week starts on Sunday 16th September and ends with the legendary Folsom St Fair on the 23rd. This is one of the world’s top leather events and, although essentially a gay celebration, all sexualities are welcome and have a great time. Don’t miss it. www.folsomstreetfair.org
Monday September 24th, Richmond, West London, UK: Richmond BDSM
Come and have a drink and a chat with us at the White Cross, by Richmond Bridge, at 7pm. Maria has tickets at a discount price for the Annual Rubber Awards on October 20th - she’s performing there as Lady Lydia Sings. Buy a couple of tickets and help to pay her piano player!
Thursday September 27th - Sunday 30th September, Lyons, France: Bal des Supplices
This major BDSM weekend takes place around the last Saturday of September in Lyon, attracting over 500 guests from around Europe, Japan, USA and Australia. The programme runs for days, from 27th through 30th, including a literary café, body modification night, fetish market, Miss Marquis France contest, a fetish happening in the old town and the big party itself.
Fashion shows include Shhh! Couture and Vital Vein, performances include Aurore Petite Sukub and Ophelia Overdose all introduced by Tanushadoll from Russia. More information, full programme and English translation at www.baldessupplices.com
27- 29th September, Los Angeles, USA: Los Angeles Fetish Film Festival
Competition and celebration of short fetish films and videos. Submissions are being accepted now.
Saturday 29th September, London, UK: Torture Garden
TG at The Sidings, see www.torturegarden.com/events/
Saturday 29th September, Amsterdam, Holland: Europerve
You may not know that the name “Europerve” was invented by Skin Two for the legendary party we organised with Steve English of DeMask at the Artis (zoo) in Amsterdam, which made the front page of The New of the World! Now, Amsterdam’s famous Wasteland promoters are bringing back the event, in partnership with DeMask’s new owners. www.europerve.org
4th-7th October, Kandersteg, Switzerland: Eccentric Fashion Weekend
This must be one of the world’s longest running fetish parties - would you believe it’s their 47th year! The location is a comfortable hotel in the beautiful Swiss Mountains. The website is www.eccentric-fashion.ch
5th-7th October, London, UK: London Fetish Weekend
This is the fifth annual London event, starting on Friday 5th with a dance party at Pulse, 1 Invicta Plaza, SE1 9UF. Then, it’s London Alternative Market on Saturday 6th from noon to 6pm, followed by a big fetish ball at 10pm at Covert, 65 Albert Embankment, DE1 7TP. On Sunday 7th, there’s Brunch & Bondage from noon to 5pm at Revoluion, 1 America Square, EC3N 2LS, followed by Sadistic Sundae from 8pm at The Flying Dutchman, 156 Wells Way, SE5 7SY. You can go to individual events or get a weekend ticket for £60. Get full details at www.LondonFetishWeekend.com
Sunday 7th October, Washington DC, USA: DC Fetish Ball
From 9pm at the Ultra Bar in DC, featuring a fashion show by Passional, fully equipped dungeon, BDSM performances, Vac Bed by Slyx, demos, electrics, sybian, full line-up of top DJs. www.DCFetishBall.com
Saturday, 13th October, Walsall, UK: Impulsion
Friendly BDSM event on the second Saturday of each month in the West Midlands, from 8.30 to 2am. Admission £12:50. Free tea, coffee and nibbles. Newcomers welcome. www.impulsion.org.uk
October 18th - 25th, Dominican Republic: Dominican Domination Holiday in the sun for dominant women and their slaves, attended by Mistress Absolute, Jewell Marceau, Lew Reubens, JSin from SecretRoom and many other scene people. www.dommetrips.com/
Saturday October 20th, Annual International Rubber Awards
The 15th annual rubber fest, organised by Club RUB - not to be missed for rubber fans. Lots of great prizes, including some worth £200 or more. The event is on board HMS President, a lovely vintage yacht moored beside Blackfriars Bridge.
The entertainment features the UK debut of Lady Lydia Sings - see a clip and get cheap tickets (it will help to pay her pianist!) See her at www.rockethub.com/projects/10317-lady-lydia-s-premiere-hms-president-cabaret
Details of the Rubber Awards are here -
Saturday October 27th, Fort Lauderdale, USA: Fetish Factory Halloween Ball
Performances by Masuimi max, Brit Dibbs and Sin Fisted. Venue is Exit 66, 219 S, Fort Lauderdale Beach Blvd. www.fetish-factory.com/_cf/alterego/halloween/2012/overview.html
Saturday October 27th, Las Vegas, USA: Fetish & Fantasy Halloween Ball
The 2012 Fetish & Fantasy Ball is at the Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas. It’s a great trip and not expensive. If you have never been to Las Vegas, give it a go. www.halloweenball.com
Sunday October 28th, Brighton, UK: Brighton Twisted Market
Daytime fetish market from 12 noon to 6 pm, now at the Latest Music Bar, 14-17 Manchester Street, BN2 1TF - then there’s an after party until 2 am. Entry is only £5 and dress code is not compulsory. Check the list of traders etc at www.brightontwistedmarket.com
Saturday November 3rd, Sydney, Australia: Club Lush
Lush returns to the Polo Lounge – info online soon at www.clublush.net
November 3rd - 10th, Dominican Republic: Kink in the Caribbean
Now in it's thirteenth year, Kink In The Caribbean is the original "Fetish In Paradise" vacation at an all-inclusive, adult resort. After 12 years on the island of Jamaica, this year’s event is moving to The Dominican Republic and has announced both a complete resort takeover and it’s most affordable prices in 13 years! Featured on Playboy TV's "69 Sexiest Things To Do Before You Die", fetish enthusiasts from around the globe converge on this island paradise to experience a 7 day itinerary of fetish fun in the tropical sun, including pervy pool parties, fashion shows, nightly theme parties, workshops, world class performers, kinky karaoke, beach parties, indoor/outdoor play areas, group excursions, and more. www.kinkevents.com
Sunday 11th November, East Midlands, UK: Fem Sub Social Club CM/nf Event
The club for women who enjoy playing the submissive and the men they choose to play with is holding a special event for smartly dressed gentlemen only - and naked submissive ladies...
Other Cool Stuff
The New Skin Two issue 63 is Out Now!
Headlining the new issue 63 of Skin Two Magazine is the fabulously stylish photography of Bérénice V from Paris. Then there’s a seventeen-page gallery of fetish fashion, from the worlds top designers. We take a look at the trend for treating latex clothes with a chlorination process. Will this help bring rubber into the mainstream? Will it make our lives easier? Do we want it to?
Did you know that Canada has a large and growing fetish community, with major events, leading fashion designers and great photographers? You didn’t? Well, the liberal political climate up there sits well with the fetish lifestyle – come North of the border with us and see what you’ve been missing.
The term “sado-masochism” sends a thrill down the spine of some of us. (You know who you are.) Unfortunately, it sometimes also invites the ignorant to assume that we are a bunch of undesirables. Dr Romana Byrne looks into the cultural history of SM and how the Marquis de Sade, Krafft-Ebing and Freud have earned us such disrepute.
What about fetish nightlife? Well, they have a rather individual take on fetish clubbing in Japan; Ontoshiki Vun presents a six-page photo feature on Department H, the hot place to party in your rubber. Back in Europe, visit Démonia in Paris with Jemima Freeman. And, if you’re a submissive man, then hell on earth awaits you at Pedestal. (Or heaven on earth, as it were.)
Art is vital to the fetish sensibility, because the metaphysical can go directly to those vital places the material world cannot reach. We bring you Boudicca Blue, body painters like you won’t have seen before. Sardax, the world’s leading illustrator of female domination, branches out into portraits – commission a drawing of the one you love. There’s some recommended autumn reading for you in our review section and a new short story by Tessa Ditner.
There’s so much good stuff in Skin Two issue 63 that we’ve had to increase it to 116 pages. But there is no price increase! You can immediately download a PDF to read on your laptop, iPad, PC, etc, for only £3. The printed magazine is £10 - we are shipping it out worldwide this week. (In the UK, shipping is only one penny!)
See sample pages now and order from our own online store at www.KFSMedia.com
If you’re in London, drop in at the Honour shop beside Waterloo station and pick up a copy. The shop is at 86 Lower Marsh, SE1 7AB (020 7401 8219)
On Saturday 1st September, it’s Skin Two North in Leeds – pick up a copy of the new magazine at the daytime fetish market on the Arcanum Accessories or Cathouse Clothing stands. Check all the details of the party and the daytime market at www.SkinTwoNorth.com
Celestial Custom Cakes - A Fetish for Gorgeous Cake!
At Richmond BDSM, we recently held our Summer barbecue, and what better to finish to off then a special cake, baked for us by West London’s premier specialist, Michelle of Celestial Custom Cakes. In the shape of a corset, beautifully decorated, and inscribed with the legend ‘Richmond BDSM’, the cake looked fabulous - and it tasted delicious too.
You may not need a fetish cake every day, but Celestial Custom Cakes have made some really eye-catching designs including Hogwarts, Quidich, Buzz Lightyear, a Red Bull Formula 1 car, a rugby ball, a Porsche 911, etc. A really fab cake is great fun for special occasions and family parties - have a look at their website at www.celestialcustomcakes.co.uk/
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