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 2017 Make 'em Blush, Make 'em Squirm!
The term "Humiliation" causes confusion within the BDSM community, although many of us indulge in this specific form of role-play, from light teasing and embarrassment to serious humiliation.
Why do some people get off on being humiliated? What are the distinctions between humiliation as embarrassment, and humiliation as degradation?
What are the potential psychological ramifications? What's different for a one-time scene vs. playing with your life partner?
On Sunday 19th November the demo will be largely discussion based, and will explore this particular area of BDSM. Is this a style of play you've struggled to understand? Or have you ever secretly wanted to be put on the spot or shown to the world how really naughty you are? Come along to the discussion - you may even get a chance to volunteer for some mild play in front of the class!
Free as part of your entry to the BBB (what a bargain!). On the top floor from 1.30pm. Wheelchair accessible.