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There are lots of kink events, some are purely for the subject of rope bondage. This is where you will find those events though they may be marked as kink events too. After all rope’s a kink too.

Une soirée de performance, sous le signe du semenawa, à la Place des Cordes avec Akira Naka

By |2018-09-30T18:12:12+00:00May 17th, 2015|Categories: Events, Performance|Tags: , , , , , , |

This was an unexpected little trip for us but a really nice one. We were asked to perform in Paris with Naka Akira in Paris. We live 15 minutes from an Airport but in usual style appropriate flights to Paris weren't available so we first had to drive to Birmingham to catch a flight to Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport.

Shibaricon 2012 Favourite moments.

By |2018-08-09T00:55:47+00:00Jun 2nd, 2013|Categories: Events, Festivals, Learning, Performance, Teaching, Workshops|Tags: , , , , , |

Anticipation Well there was a bunch of things to look forward to. Number one was learning that a photographic hero and inspiration, Norio Sugiura would be there! Getting nervous about meeting him. Being so pleased to meet him and having the chance to get a print in person. (It's strange looking back on this years later and thinking how much more we've seen him, what an extraordinary person he is and what a great artist he is. What we've learned over the years only makes us appreciate him more!) Takeshi Nagaike san's good humour, charm and old school tying style. It was very much a pleasure to meet him. If you see his work it's not like the shibari you might imagine it to be. Getting to go to the Andersen Japanese gardens for the first time was a great treat, our thanks to Jimmy Tato for taking us. We picked up some nice hashi before leaving. Also visiting the Asian market on the way back to the hotel I got an Agatsuma CD I didn't have. Saki Kamijoo And Wykd Dave In Nekomimi Ears In The Bar At Shibaricon 2012 Saki Kamijoo san was just so infectiously fun and instantly fitting into the mind as one of those people that you're just always glad to see. We've seen her many times since and I well remember getting drunk in the bar with her late one night. We had some time with Milla Reika and discovering the sweet, un-egotistical, enthusiastic and grounded person behind the mistress image. People are often not what you might imagine. Iambic9 is one of the most unassumingly nice and generous people I can think of, we've been glad [...]

Sinsations BDSM Play Party

By |2018-08-07T21:07:37+00:00Sep 16th, 2012|Categories: Events, Performance, Teaching|Tags: , , , , , |

It was great to be a part of the first Sinsations, a new event in Derbyshire. I can't remember a better first night of any event. Firstly the venue was excellent. It was as clean and well done as any I've been to. Normally a swingers club they naturally enough did not have a lot of BDSM furniture but everyone knew that before the event so nobody had a reason disappointed by that, also there were large benches in every room that were put to good use by many kinksters during the evening. There was a really good crowd came to the event, it was busy and convivial and I have to congratulate the organisers for the way they put this together, publicised it and ran it. We were there to do a rope bondage demonstration and a BDSM 101 class. The rope bondage show was newaza or floor work. Some of the people had seen us doing suspension based shows before so it was nice to be able to show them something closer to the kind of bondage that we enjoy in private. We would like to thank everyone that gave us such kind comments after the show and those that have posted and blogged about it since. We are really blown away by all your kindness and generosity. The BDSM 101 class is something that we present together and changes every time we do it. We try to cover the basics for a BDSM newcomer in a reasonable time. Again we have to thank everyone that gave such positive feedback and told us that they found it informative. All in all it was a tremendous first night for a new event. We [...]

Yukimura Haruki Kinbaku in Copenhagen

By |2018-08-07T23:28:05+00:00Aug 31st, 2012|Categories: Events, Learning|Tags: , , , |

This post is from 2012. I was really excited as you will see. This interaction with Yukimura Haruki really had an impact on us and our Kinbaku. It lead to us planning a trip to Japan to study with him further. Sadly Yukimura Sensei passed away not long after as we learned the week before we were scheduled to see him in Japan. We decided to go anyway and we had an amazing time in Tokyo, more of that in another post. This is a brief account of that first meeting though.

Twisted Leprechaun (Dublin 2011) Shibari bondage performance by WykD Dave and Clover

By |2018-08-05T19:50:33+00:00Aug 17th, 2012|Categories: Events, Festivals, Performance|Tags: , , , , |

Twisted Leprechaun was Irelands first fetish and shibari festival. There is a lot goes into a festival event and I can only congratulate all the people who worked behind the scenes to make it so memorable. There are always problems behind the scenes but it's a testament to those behind the scenes that pretty much nobody attending the event saw them.

Nemesis rope shows (2010)

By |2018-08-05T18:10:22+00:00Aug 16th, 2012|Categories: Events, Performance|Tags: , , , , , |

This was a bit of an intense shibari session. Clover spaced out very early on in the performance and even though we were up on a stage in an art deco ballroom it managed to feel very intimate. The music was perfect for the sustained mood of the show and it all went off very well.

Shibaricon (Chicago 2011)

By |2018-07-20T21:20:33+00:00Jul 17th, 2012|Categories: Events|

2011 was our first time at Shibaricon so we weren't 100% sure what to expect. At one point it was touch and go if we'd even get to Chicago as Iceland's volcano had erupted and volcanic ash was in the air progressively closing airports in the UK and mainland Europe further and further south. We were listening to the news with interest as we drove south toward London, Heathrow and our flight. We stayed over the night in London with our friend Jon Murakawa who's surprising and delightful wooden house is an old and hidden treasure of London, in fact Murakawa san is one of London's lesser known treasures himself. We were sorry not to have more time with him. Heathrow was still open for international flights as we drove toward the airport. Once in the air we thought that our travel worries were over. We'd beaten the ash and airport closures out, all plain sailing right? Well plain flying anyway. Unfortunately not, we were to have another moment of worry as the pilot announced that  due to bad weather we might be diverted... happily however we weren't but were instead treated to a typically bumpy descent into O'Hare. We were quite excited to get to Chicago and the hotel. We'd come a couple of days early so we could have a day just looking round down town Chicago. Unfortunately the weather was foul and it rained a very rainy rain pretty much continuously. So on to Shibaricon itself... One of the things that I was most looking forward to was meeting people that we'd only ever spoken too on-line before. I'll say this, some of the guys we met were entitled to have egos if anyone was. They [...]

London festival Japanese bondage. Shibari by Hajime Kinoko (London 2010)

By |2018-07-20T21:09:08+00:00Jul 14th, 2012|Categories: Events, Festivals|Tags: |

It was also our first encounter with Hajime Kinoko but not our last. His stage show really showed people what could be accomplished on stage and I think that his performance was a wake up call for many riggers who thought that they were pretty good already.