Demos and Workshops
We've been running demonstrations at the BBB since the very beginning. In fact, the BBB was the first UK fetish event to offer free monthly demonstrations.
During the years which we have been running, we have widened the definition of demonstrations to include workshops and discussions, and our unique performances. Subjects for demonstration and/or discussion have included technical and practical information on bondage, flogging, single-tails, electrical play, fire-play, wax-play, pony play, scene etiquette, role-play, and many others.
We have been fortunate to have had presentations by some of the UK's foremost experts in their craft, and we have also welcomed visiting demonstrations from the USA and the Netherlands. These demonstrations have proved to be invaluable for new-comers to the BDSM scene, but have also been appreciated by experienced players who can recognise that learning never stops, and that there are always new twists to some of the oldest games.
However, the "jewel in the crown" of the BBB over the years has been in the performance area. In December 1999 we presented (to a rapturous and appreciative audience) the world’s first ever BDSM pantomime, "Sinderella and the Magic Butt-Plug". A month later we presented the first of our (now) annual Fetish Fashion shows, reclaiming fetish fashion back from the "body police", and showing that ordinary people can look fantastic in fetish clothes.
Each year we have had Fantasy and Role-Play performances that have included electric-play light shows and spectacular fire-shows. In December 2004 we presented (again, to a rapturous and appreciative audience) "My Fair Subbie", the world's first BDSM musical.
The demos are organised by Keith, but with the active participation of a huge number of other people. If you'd like to be one of those people get in touch with him.
July 2017 Erotic Impact Play
Probably the most common form of play in the BDSM repertoire, impact play is also the area of S/M that we most often take for granted. After all, if you can't hit someone effectively, then what kind of Top or Dom are you?
But the truth is, hitting someone effectively requires great skill, and lots of practice. Because the key word is "effectively". What effect are you intending to have, and are you using the right piece of equipment, in the right way, to achieve it?
This month's demo on Sunday 16th July will emphasise the erotic side of impact play – how to hit people and turn them on, with an exploration of techniques with a variety of impact instruments including whips, canes, crops, floggers and, of course, hands.
Free as part of your entry to the BBB (what a bargain!). On the top floor from 1.30pm. Wheelchair accessible.