Kinklusive 2005 was a weekend
celebration of BDSM and Fetish in Manchester that took place on
Friday 11th November to Sunday 13th November 2005.
Kinklusive aims to be genuinely pansexual in scope,
and to reflect the diversity of Manchester's Straight, Lesbian, Bi and Gay
BDSM / Fetish / Leather scenes.
detailed programme shows everything that went
on; we produced
an interactive map to
see where the different city centre venues and shops were; and a
page about visiting Manchester for people coming
from outside the area.
The weekend kicked off on the Friday night with the official Kinklusive
launch party at Manchester's Club Lash, in its 9th year.
Confirmed workshop and speech topics for the Saturday daytime event were
Wax Play; Flogging; Strap-ons; Government Proposals to Ban Possession of SM
Images; Bondage with Steel, Wood and
Leather; Playing with Fear; BDSM and Employment Law; Interrogation;
Transformations: Drag Kings & TV/CD's; BDSM intros; the work of the
Spanner Trust; Body Modification; Singletail whips; and
Women doing Rope Bondage.
The Kinklusive Saturday after-party was at Nemesis near Huddersfield, and
then it was back to Manchester city centre on Sunday for the Kinklusive Klinic,
covering medical play
topics such as urethral sounds, catheters, cutting, needles, sutures and
staples. There was also a chance to chill out at a Sunday version
of Manchester Munch in the Village.
All in all it was a great success, with almost 300 people packing in to
Legends for the key event on Saturday, and we received a
huge amount of positive feedback in weblogs and forum
posts from the people who came.
Our credits page for 2005 thanks all the people who
made it possible.