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.
June 2017 The Many Possibilities of Play
There is much more to BDSM than tying someone up and hitting them. During this workshop Vicky of Bondatrix will explore the ideas and intricacies of different types of scenes, particularly impact play scenes, showing the huge variety you can have. It will discuss many various aspects of play such as sensation, pain, fear, temperature, bondage and give you ideas how to base a scene around one aspect and why you might want to do this, or how to incorporate various aspects into a more varied general scene.
If you are a beginner this workshop will give you lots of ideas how to consciously construct a scene and put various aspects together. If you are a more experienced player this workshop will give you hints and ideas on how to take your scenes deeper and further.
Vicky of Bondatrix has run workshops and classes for over a decade at many events and BDSM conferences throughout the UK and Europe. This is a fantastic opportunity to see a new workshop topic by this skilled presenter.
Free as part of your entry to the BBB (what a bargain!). On the top floor from 1.30pm. Wheelchair accessible.