July 7 LAM: The range of products from regular LAM exhibitor Jed Phoenix includes not only men’s and women’s corsetry and other clothing, but also accessories such as bags and luggage

JULY 7 LAM: LAST LONDON ALTERNATIVE MARKET AT REVOLUTION BAR

Sunday July 7 LAM marks the end of an era in London when the capital’s currently longest running fetish fair, aka London Alternative Market, hosts its last event at Revolution Bar, Leadenhall in the City of London, owing to the imminent closure of the venue.

The good news, however, is that, after seven years of monthly events at Revolution, this is most definitely not the end of LAM. The fair will be moving to a new home from this August onwards.

We’d love to be able to tell you right now where LAM will be taking up residence from next month. But the organisers are remaining tight-lipped about it until this Sunday’s market. That’s when details of LAM’s new home will be announced. But we’ll update this item to include that info after they spill the beans.

Top image: The range of products from regular LAM exhibitor Jed Phoenix includes not only men’s and women’s corsetry and other clothing, but also accessories such as bags and luggage

30-plus exhibitors signed up for July 7 LAM

Bound By Lust will exhibit its range of flightcases for toys, plus sensory play items such as this scary-looking implement to put in themBound By Lust will exhibit its range of flightcases for toys, plus sensory play items such as this scary-looking implement to put in them

For the very last LAM at Revolution, the organisers understandably anticipate a substantial turnout of people wanting to say farewell to the multi-floor bar that proved such a popular venue for the market’s monthly gatherings for some seven years (bar pandemic lockdowns).

July 7 LAM will take over all three (and a half) floors of Revolution (140-144 Leadenhall EC3v 4QT) with kinky shopping, workshops and socialising.

More than 30 exhibitors are signed up for Sunday’s event. In A-Z order, these are: Ada Zanditon, Affordable Leather, Bear Bite Bondage, Bound By Lust, Crystals N Couture, Dirty Sexy Words, Domn8z, Figure of A, Freebound Studio, Freja’s Field, Fubar Treasures, Fudge Builds, Funny Unicorn Studio, Godemiche, Hedonista Lingerie, Him & Her Erotic Steel, Jed Phoenix, Kinky Kraken, Kinky Moongazer, Kinkz Clothing, Leather Delights, Leni’s Atelier, Metal Mania, Mintt, Nes Noir, Ravenwerks, Seven Sin Latex, Spank Clothing, Spoilt Kitty, The Gay Glass Stall, 3nlisted.

Revolution final event includes four free workshops

Crystals N Couture will be showing its range of leather lingerie, couture corsetry and alternative accessories at July 7 LAMCrystals N Couture will be showing its range of leather lingerie, couture corsetry and alternative accessories at July 7 LAM

In addition to its broad selection of artisan fetish brands, July 7 LAM will feature four workshops, all of which are free, with seating allocated on a first-come-first-served basis.

1pm: NEWBIE ORIENTATION
The LAM crew will provide a tour, share advice on how to make the most of your day, and discuss the ways they keep you safe.

2pm: HEALTHY MENTAL PRACTICES led by Cosmic1
Cosmic1 is standing in for Deb, LAM’s resident workshop host running Healthy Mental Practices. It is a Q&A on any question around Kink, Play, Toys, Authority Transference, Ethical Non-Monogamy, Psychology, Mental health, Transitioning, Gender and Identity, Sexual Issues, Communication etc.

Freebound Studio makes vegan-friendly collars, cuffs, belts, harnesses and more — including brightly coloured straps, lockable heavy duty gear and custom optionsFreebound Studio makes vegan-friendly collars, cuffs, belts, harnesses and more — including brightly coloured straps, lockable heavy duty gear and custom options

4pm: NEEDLE PLAY (repeat of last month’s workshop by popular demand)
Miss Nightingale aka Kitten Fingers has approximately 12 years experience practising this kink. An ambivert within the scene, Miss Nightingale fluctuates between private play and events, and is emerging back into the London scene. She/they will be guiding you through surface and temporary piercing with info and tips about Health and Safety, Equipment, Set-up & Scene Setting, Skin Preparation, Surface Piercing, Removal and Disposal, and Aftercare.

5:30pm: PEER ROPE LAMDON led by OpalFruit A safe, controlled environment for both beginners and more experienced riggers and rope bunnies aiming to learn both from this instructor and one another.

Further details of July 7 LAM plus call for volunteers

Freja’s Field (left) is queer, disabled artist Elisabeth Ad Astra’s range of art, jewellery and craft items. Right: Nes Noir will be showing its handwovern chainmaille and steel couture at July 7 LAMFreja’s Field (left) is queer, disabled artist Elisabeth Ad Astra’s range of art, jewellery and craft items. Right: Nes Noir will be showing its handwovern chainmaille and steel couture at July 7 LAM

The retail market runs from 12 noon to 6pm, and is followed at 7pm by the LAM After Party downstairs at Revolution, with a rope room in the vault on the middle floor, a well-equipped dungeon on the lower floor, and play equipment positioned throughout the bar (if you like drawing a crowd!).

More details, including exhibitor profiles, can be found on the LAM website (link at bottom) where you can also buy tickets for the Market only, After Party only, Market and After Party combined, or any of these three options combined with the addition of a carer. Tickets are also available directly from TicketTailor.com (link at bottom).

LAM’s organisers tell us that they are also in need of more volunteers to help load in the traders (arrival 8:15–8:45am); and to help load out at the end of the After Party (around 10:15 -11:15pm). They stress that they only expect individuals to help with one or the other of these tasks, not both! Volunteers can expect free entry to the market, free tea and coffee all day, and a stipend as a contribution for their time. To offer your services, contact LAM at: [email protected].

londonalternativemarket.com
tickettailor.com/events/lamevents/576808

3nlisted makes bold and bright impact and lifestyle toys using selected hardwoods, carbon fibre and leathers  3nlisted makes bold and bright impact and lifestyle toys using selected hardwoods, carbon fibre and leathers  

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