2015 saw the first Sexhibition, a lifestyle, fashion and sexuality show held in Manchester’s Even City. This was a truly bold move by the organiser’s, to host a specialist show for adults in the heart of Manchester. Nothing of this sophistication and scale had been held in the north of the UK previously.
Yes, historically there has been the annual Erotica event held in Olympia, London which closed its doors for the very last time in 2013 at the Tobacco Dock facility. Erotica’s de facto successor Sexpo ran in 2015 back at London’s Olympia, the original home of Erotica. However it has just announced that due to an increase in the price of the Olympia Venue “Sexpo is taking a hiatus [in 2016]” with no word as to whether a suitable venue has been identified for 2017 yet.
That would have left us with nothing for us Northerners to enjoy even if we were happy to endure the hassle of an expensive trip and overnight stay in an over-priced and under whelming London hotel.
So I was delighted when Cheryl Smith & Jay Smith put together a show which embraced all sexualities last year and brought them together over a 3 day period. With events taking place throughout the weekend, during the evening and daytime, with an amazing high-couture and fetish catwalk to keep spicing things up.
We attended last year and thoroughly enjoyed the show which drew attendees from the adult/fetish industry and the general public creating a real buzz.
It’s an entertaining and in some ways eye opening event (even for me 😉 ) which is beneficial to those in the industry wanting to network and the public for the variety of products on offer. Everything from handmade corsetry to whips and bondage wear. Many of which you will not find in the high street stores as they are created by genuine specialist artisan, not mass-produced.
This year’s Sexhibition runs from the 19th to 21st of August and is once again hosted at the Event City complex in Manchester. You can check out the show and purchase tickets here.
We look forward to seeing you get your kink on there.