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.
November 2019 Pony Play with the Whitby Wolves
A ride-by look at Pony Play with the Whitby Wolves, who will take you on a whistle stop tour of what Pony Play can be, what gear you need to be able to do it, and what to do next when they're all tacked up, and you don't have fifteen acres of land to walk them in.
We'll hear from a pony (before the bridle goes on) about why she loves what she does, and from a trainer who will take us through equipment, basic training and his views on the Polo mints versus apples debate.
Between them they hope to convince some of you to give Pony Play a try, or at least cause some you to groan at some truly dreadful puns!
From 1.30pm in the BBB performance area on the top floor.
Free as part of your entry to the BBB (what a bargain!). Wheelchair accessible.