Words by Dave Jones.
The annual Sexhibition event comes to Manchester this year with its reputation as The Erotic Event of the Year fully intact. It’s a three-day event dedicated to every aspect of the world of erotica, sex, burlesque, porn and all those other desires too numerous to mention.
Opening on Friday 19 August, the Sexhibition people are willing to show you around their fabulous new home at Victoria Warehouse. This is a great opportunity to get to know the venue and how the weekend is going to pan out and also for the networkers to do their voodoo. This will no doubt lead you to the Sexhibition awards ceremony at the Velvet Hotel on Canal Street at 9pm, where the industry rewards its great and good with loads of fizz and fur.
Saturday is dedicated to everything “pretty and feminine”, with vintage cinema screenings throughout the day, lingerie shows and retail outlets. The must-have guide for the weekend is Alix Fox, whose blog not only answers individual questions, but also gives you the inside track on Sexhibition events and personalities. Head to and click on Alix’s logo and do as you are told.
The European Queen of Burlesque, Immodesty Blaize, will lead us into the Saturday: After Dark session with a burlesque show to savour, including live performances, jazz and a three course dinner with waiter service if you book it through the website before the event.
Sunday is Funday. The darker side comes out with explorations into the world of fetish, latex, leather and domination including a play area for the bold (or not so bold). Shows will be held during the day including Sex Sirens and Sir Midnight Blues, performances by Shelly d’Infreno and Lusy Logan, and today’s top models will be showing off all the latest designs for you to devour.
The whole wonder weekend is signed off with a live performance by Saffron from 90s pop rockers Republica, bringing an enlightening and exhilarating weekend to a fitting climax.
Sexhibition Manchester runs from Friday 19 to Sunday 21 August
For more information and tickets, visit sexhibitionexpo.co.uk
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