I casually attended the Erotic Art Exhibition with the glorious Kinky Tiger (check out her stuff- she reviews events too!) as we had a discount from the Charmskool market tickets. What’s the harm? I thought I’d pop in and look at a few pictures for half an hour. Boy, was I wrong! The London Erotic Art Exhibition is all that- but it’s also an absolute event in its own right, with performances, food and drinks, wonderful inclusive mingling opportunities and a variety of awesome friendly people with an open mind. I left at 10pm!
What is the London erotic Art Exhibition?
We strolled around the Oxo Tower (having first gone to the wrong exhibit next door and thinking it was a little tame) and I set the questionable social game of having to introduce a random word into the conversation of everyone we spoke with. We chose from the graffitied ceiling of the urban-decay styled old factory of ‘horror’. This was a bit too easy, and I’d racked up 4 points in 4 conversations, chatting with the artists who were there showing their work.
The art styles were very eclectic and the images were up for sale- if I had 400-4000 pounds with me I could have made some nice purchases. Some of the art was also interactive in various ways, including using tokens to select which sort of bag a little bunny boy submissive would be forced to sleep in that night. It was the hottest day of the year, and I’m glad to see the choice was eventually canvas and not latex.
What was the experience like?
There were rooms off rooms, all in a complex maze, with multiple floors (though the stairlift for wheelchairs was out of order) and up at the top was a room packed with people- an indoor street food vendor cooking up a tasty array and a well stocked and reasonably priced bar. My first drink was served with a willy straw. A Shibari artist was performing a suspension before the audience, and multiple shows were going on through the day (in fact, the whole weekend).
I was making to leave and the door staff told me I’d miss the show. Show? There was more? Absolutely there was more. There were a series of burlesque acts, songs, kink themed performances, a fashion show of lingerie…the list goes on. I even managed to get a front row seat.
What did I get up to at the London Erotic Art Exhibition?
The crowd was friendly but not pushy, had folks of every gender and sartorial choice there and I even got the phone number of a lovely blonde lady who said hello. All in all, I paid £10 entry for what was huge art exhibition, burlesque cabaret, interactive theatre, Shibari show, cruising spot, night out and wonderful munch rolled into one.
It wasn’t even crowded! Great fun, total random surprise and excellent value for money. Will completely go again next year.
I’ve edited the photos of the art (all photos are with permission, I checked) so you cheeky devils can’t upload it to redbubble and make your own replicas. Erotic Art Exhibition artists deserve their due. Buy the stuff for real at Home – Erotic Art Festival London (londoneroticartexhibition.co.uk)
GUESTS ARE APPROACHABLE – Folks were really nice and happy to chat about their art. Other guests were approachable and pleasant
ATTRACTIVE PEOPLE – not really what this event was designed for, but brimming with absolute cuties
SWINGING FRIENDLY (PROVISION, ATTITUDES) – A SEX-POSITIVE SPACE RATHER THAN A SWINGER PARTY. Very sex positive. But not somewhere to get naked and play
KINK FRIENDLY – shibari, bondage and other bdsm themes were in the performances and artwork
TRANS-INCLUSIVE – ALL GENDER IDENTITIES COMPLETELY WELCOME. TRANS PEOPLE AND ENBIES IN ATTENDANCE. wear whatever you want. Be your best self.
BODY SHAPE INCLUSIVE – IT’S A VERY BODY POSITIVE EVENT, with absolute celebration in art of different body types
AGE INCLUSIVE – YES, OVER 18. BROAD AGE SPREAD, MOST PROBABLY 30-80.
RACIALLY INCLUSIVE – PEOPLE OF DIFFERENT ETHNIC IDENTITIES IN ATTENDANCE, THERE IS NO ISSUE WITH RACIAL DIFFERENCES IN THIS CROWD. It is a celebration of desire and beauty in all its forms
COUPLES – could come as a couple if you like. Some did
SINGLE WOMEN – COMPLETELY SAFE AND WELCOMING FOR SINGLE WOMEN.
SINGLE GUYS – SINGLE GUYS WELCOME, NO HIGHER TICKET PRICES OR SPECIAL RESTRICTIONS.
AFFORDABLE AND VALUE FOR MONEY- I got entry for £10 with a discount from another event. Bar was cheap. Food was cheap and good. Show was free. Art varied in price if you wish to buy it, but was over £100 and often in the thousands
SAFE – there were no issues with safety
SPACIOUS – THE NUMBERS WERE PERFECT AND THERE WAS NO ISSUE WITH SPACE. light and AIRY WITH HIGH CEILINGS, huge space divided into many rooms
WELL EQUIPPED – it is an extensive art gallery repurposed from a crumbling old factory.
DIFFERENTIAL GENDER PRICING- NO
DIFFERENTIAL COUPLES PRICING-no
ROCK UP LAST MINUTE WITH A FRIEND? – absolutely
EASY TO GET A MEMBERSHIP? NONE REQUIRED
TRANSPORT- oxo tower is pretty central
DISABLED ACCESS? – the stair lifts for wheelchairs were signposted out of order. im not sure if there was an alternative way to get around
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