Archive | November, 2010

Fannying Around

22 Nov

Ladies, have you ever worried that your nethers are a bit smelly, funny looking or might close up due to lack of action? Have you a yearning to share advice about hair removal, your favourite vibe or pussy party trick? Or maybe you just like the idea of listening to others open up about their secret place? Well whoever you are and whatever your story, as long as you have a hole in your front bottom you are very welcome to attend Foreplay’s new support group Fannying Around.

We don’t have any medical training but we do have guest speakers, tea and coffee and lots of labia love. Fannying Around will take place at Sh! Women’s store on Portobello Road from 7pm on the last Thursday of every month. If you are interested in attending please email Sarah at editor@foreplaymag.co.uk

Hackney’s Pre-Olympic Anti-Sex Campaign…

17 Nov

The gentrification of London borough Hackney has accelerated in the run-up to the Olympics, which has resulted in some very good things; more community support on the streets, reduction in violent crime, sports funding for young people. The actual event itsself may or may not be a disaster…

Hackney Council’s newest and most discussed policy is a complete ban on lap-dancing clubs, sex shops, erotic cinemas and all other sites of ‘sexual entertainment’.

Their proposed policy and online questionnaire can be found here. Have your say.

 

 

 

Sex Is Not The Enemy

17 Nov

Blimmin’ marvelous blog of beautiful photography and pro-sex loveliness.

Sex Is Not The Enemy

We like! Many thanks to the delicious Missy Macabre for bringing it to our attention.

Art or Bust? The Great Burlesque Debate

14 Nov

 

Saucy fun? Self-exploitation? Cultural critique? Banal titillation?

Time Out Live House of Thoughts and the Blue Stocking Society present
ART OR BUST?
The Great Burlesque Debate

Monday December 6, doors 7pm, start 8pm
Bethnal Green Working Men’s Club, 42-44 Pollard Row, London E2 6NB
£7 (£5 adv)

A decade ago, burlesque erupted in a surprisingly popular underground revival. Many aspects of it have now entered the mainstream — watch out for the forthcoming Hollywood movie, Burlesque, starring Christina Aguilera and Cher (out Dec 17). But it remains a contentious scene, representing glamour, sisterhood, confidence and fun to some, reactionary sexual politics and artistic mediocrity to others.

ART OR BUST? brings together leading figures from London’s burlesque and cabaret scenes with very different opinions to explore some of the issues in a Question Time-style panel chaired by Time Out Cabaret Editor Ben Walters and Tricity Vogue, co-founder of female progressive cabaret company the Blue Stocking Society. The debate will be spurred on by turns from five very different performers on the contemporary scene.

With performances from:
Kitty Bang Bang
Audacity Chutzpah
Polly Cupcake
Kiki Kaboom
Spencer Maybe

And on the panel:
Marisa Carnesky, award-winning director, performer, illusionist and academic
Kitty Bang Bang, established burlesque performer
Ophelia Bitz, relapsed burlesque performer
Simon Casson, producer, Duckie
Lara Clifton, co-founder, Whoopee Club
Jo King, boss of School of Striptease and host of Tournament of Tease
Lucille Howe, burlesque performer turned novelist and journalist

Video directed by Ophelia Bitz, starring Audacity Chutzpah and Fatima