6 November 2016
The Entrance of Mineshaft

Mineshaft, the most legendary and ‘infamous’ crusing bar

Mineshaft, the legend The beautiful documentary “Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures” , by Bailey and Barbato, is actually screened in a limited number of cinemas. The film, through the voices of lovers, family, celebrities, and models tells the story of one of the most original photographers of the 19th Century, […]
5 January 2017
ECMC LOGO

The complete list of ECMC AGMs and Bikeruns

The ECMC, (European Confederation of Motorcycle Clubs), organizes each year two events: – ECMC AGMs: the annual meeting and conference of member leather and fetish clubs (from 1974) – BikeRun: 3 days long meeting for bikers (from 1982); Both AGM and BikeRun take place, each year, in a different location and […]
6 January 2017
Leather Pride Flag

Leather Pride Flag History

The leather flag (or, better, the leather pride flag) was cretaed in 1989 by Tony DeBlase (well known American activist who died in 2000 and was, among other things, a writer, the editor of the famous magazine Drummer and the manager of leather bars). He was thrilled by the rainbow […]
7 January 2017
The Hoist Entrance

London Fetish Club THE HOIST closed at the end of 2016

The Hoist, London’s long-running leather and dress-code club, closed on Sunday 11 December 2016. Actually (Jan 2017) the website www.thehoist.co.uk is still online, but it has only a page to promote the same name apartments in Berlin. The venue has run for over two decades beneath railway arches on South […]