Home > News > Leeds Erotica Festival This Weekend • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options


Leeds Erotica Festival This Weekend

Leeds Erotica Festival This Weekend
Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
Yes, but in a few years
Out of 179 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Oct 31, 2008 10:00 AM PDT    Text size: 
LEEDS, England — The city's first Erotica Festival takes place this weekend at venues across the city, offering cultural, charitable and educational events dealing with erotica "in a serious, tasteful and intelligent manner, but with a strong element of fun and celebration."

“The Leeds Erotica Festival will be a celebration of sexuality, sex and the beauty of the human body," festival organizer Amy Minns said. "We plan to use the arts to break down the stigmas associated sex and erotica.”

Festival visitors can attend events including artistic workshops, an erotic art exhibition; an erotic literature day with short story and poetry writing workshops and a competition for erotic writers; screenings of films including Pier Paolo Pasolini's controversial "Salo," "Kinsey" and "The Nototious Bettie Page"; and a night at "Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School," described as "a cross between a life-drawing class and burlesque."

There will be a Halloween Masquerade Ball tonight at the newly opened "Loft," with DJs playing in the main room and an intimate side room with entertainment by alternative dancers, performers and cabaret stars.

Burlesque and Cabaret night is scheduled for Saturday, with dancers, comedians, musicians and cabaret stars — more than 30 different acts — performing at four different venues.

The festival started last night with a burlesque costume skills workshop, a bisexual speed dating get-together and a screening of Pasolini's 1971 film "Il Decameron."

For more information, including a full schedule, visit the festival's website.

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !


Evil Angel Chief Adam Grayson Champions Brand Evolution

Evil Angel is hardcore. More than a quarter-century after John Stagliano revolutionized adult filmmaking with his unique brand of gonzo titles and a lucrative director-as-producer business model, CFO Adam... More »

WIA Profile: Lupe Martinez

Each month, industry news media organization XBIZ spotlights the career accomplishments and outstanding contributions of Women in Adult. WIA profiles offer an intimate look at the professional lives of... More »

Jose Sanz Weaves a Profitable Tapestry at FreeWebCams

Navigating the complexities of customer service in the camming industry is a varied and oftentimes chaotic task, pulling even the most seasoned professionals in a multitude of directions. Fortunately for... More »
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.

Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.


Latin America Adult Business Expo

Jul 10 - Jul 12
Cartagena, Colombia

ANME Founders Show

Jul 16 - Jul 18
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport


Aug 03 - Aug 06
Montreal, Quebec

XBIZ Berlin 2017

Sep 11 - Sep 14
Berlin, Germany
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!