How can we fit fat bodies into sex positive spaces? Join chub superstar Mathilda Gregory host of Fat Cabaret to try and find some useful and creative solutions for self-identified fat people.
Join Mr Wesley Dykes, your friendly neighbourhood fxckboi, for beard crafting and storytelling, as we celebrate and hold space for the weird, wonderful, and not-so-wonderful things we have gone through to be the people we are today.
Please be cognizant that this space is primarily for LGBTQI folks. Allies are more than welcome but please be aware of the space you may be taking up at any time.
Flagging and coding, from violets and green carnations to red bandanas, has been a part of queer culture for ages as a way to signal desire and availability to those within an Outsider group. Flagging is also a way to explicitly communicate what you’re interested in and opening up a conversation about specific desires!
I’ll give a brief queer history of how flagging and coding have been used to covertly signal same-gender and kinky desire in times when they were criminalised, followed by a practical workshop on different ways of flagging and what different flags mean, including hankies, femme flagging using nail art and other modern and historical queer signifiers. We’ll discuss modern flagging and position participants to flag during the play parties, in one of many ways we negotiate, navigate and communicate desire.
Do you hate speed dating? Men move around, women sit down, the same questions over and over again and the pressure to choose someone at the end of the evening. It all feels just a *little bit* forced. So we decided to throw the rules out of the window and create something entirely different. We will be starting with establishing consent and boundaries, followed by a series of fun questions and activities get stuck into. Everyone will be talking to everyone as we don't do gendered seating and we will be adopting our motto of #friendsoverdates because you can never have too many friends.
Access: Mostly sitting around, or short movement in space
Duration: 120 mins
sex+zine team Kim & Phil
Kim is a Somatic Sex Educator who specialises in women's sexual empowerment and healing through bodywork and coaching. Kim believes that pleasure is our birthright and that overcoming sexual shame is the key to joyful, powerful lives and relationships. Kim facilitates workshops and panel debates on a variety of topics and promotes inclusivity in the sexuality industry by leading Diversity For Sexuality Professionals - a practitioner group that provides support and best practice to widen access to sexuality-based services and training.
Phil is an Editor of sex+ and Somatic Sex Educator working to serve, nurture and expand the sexual landscape of her clients. They have many years of experience of empowering others through mind and body in the areas of mindful, sensory based movement, clinical hypnotherapy and sensual touch. More recently, they have trained as a Sexological Bodyworker and is enjoying sharing the expanded vision and nurturing that this work offers. Phil runs workshops and builds community around consent, overcoming shame and exploring new possibilities in the sexuality field.
Treat your Saturday night to a generous squirt of warm, thick Cocoa Butter! Founded, curated and hosted by velvet-toned songbird Sadie Sinner, The Cocoa Butter Club’s roster of queer performers of colour is one of the most sought after black books around! THEIR MISSION?…. To moisturise a thirsty performance scene with representations of The Other in everything from neo-burlesque and poetry to drag, live music and voguing. So, lotion up, baby, because their performances are bold enough to have you screaming ‘yaaaaas queen, smell like cocoa butter up in hurr!’
Nudity: Partial nudity might occur
Duration: 22:00 - 00:00
As a velvet-toned songbird or powerhouse of a host, "a bad girl with a good voice and a lot of loving to give..." Sadie Sinner is a creative force! Founder and curator of the Cocoa Butter Club, Sadie performs a seamless repertoire bursting with the RnB, blues, jazz, Motown, funk and neo-soul that raised her. Sadie brings entire rooms to their feet - her vocal and vibe, compelling them to dance the night away!
Nudity: Full nudity likely
Duration: All day
Nudity: Full nudity likely
Duration: Every day