The next LAMchester (shopping, workshops, a bar, social, and after party) will be on Sunday 22nd May 2022
at the wonderful Theatre Impossible at 36 Peter St, Manchester M2 5QR.
Doors will open at midday and the market will run until 6pm, after which we will host
our fabulous after party from 7pm until (approximately) 10.30pm.
Admission will be primarily by advance ticket, available from Ticket Tailor.
There will be a limited number of tickets available on the door, credit/debit cards only (no cash).
Accessibility update: The venue has informed us that the disabled lift is not working and needs to be replaced, which will take some time to approve and complete the repair. We apologise on their behalf for the inconvenience.
LAMchester events are Kink+ (see below) and open to everyone regardless of gender, sexuality or personal circumstances. We offer a non-judgemental environment for exploring kink, whether you are a De Sade devotee or relatively new to exploring this aspect of your sexuality.
The schedule for the event is:
- 12pm ~ Doors open.
- 1pm ~ Newbie and returners orientation with @The-Real-Brat and @Jerry_LAMchester
- 2pm ~ Workshop – Healthy Mental Practices with @SceneCounsellor
- 3pm ~ Workshop – Miss Buffy Brown will be sharing her knowledge and skills on traditional Corporal Punishment and Domestic Discipline
- 4pm ~ Workshop – Due diligence for deviants with @Cosmic1
- 6pm ~ Stalls & market close
- 7pm ~ After party opens
- 10:30pm ~ Bar closes, cool down starts
- 11pm ~ Event closes
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LAMchester is a great place to come and find out about alternative lifestyles, and to meet and socialise with those with similar interests.
All LAM events are “Kink+“, meaning that we are open to all genders and sexualities who accept kink as a positive influence on our lives. We care not what you have between your legs, who you want between your legs, or even if you have *anything* between your legs, we aim to provide an environment that is accepting and welcoming of all kinks and individuals.
There is no dress code – street wear is entirely acceptable, although fetish and kink are always encouraged.
In addition to a wide variety of stalls selling the best in handmade kinky items, clothing, and accessories, we also hold three kink-related workshops every month (included in the admission fee) on such topics as consent, flogging, bondage for sex, needle and medical play, BDSM and the law, and so on. Our 2pm ‘Healthy Mental Practices’ workshop, run by kinky psychotherapist popi (@scenecounsellor), is always popular, so arrive early for that one! Anyone new to LAMchester, or kink in general, is also encouraged to come to our 1pm induction session.
Our events are run in support of good causes within our communities and are open to anyone with an open mind and a tolerant attitude towards other peoples’ lifestyles. Come along to find out about the latest fashions, clubs, and events in and around Manchester. You will find our flyers table in the lobby of the venue, where details can be found on all manner of events and services.
Absolutely no admittance below the age of 18, and no photography by attendees is permitted (including camera phones). The official photographers are on hand to take photos for you, and any LAMchester crew member can take a photo for you using your phone.
The venue staff and event organisers reserve the right to refuse admittance if they feel you will not enjoy the event, or if you are likely to adversely affect the enjoyment of others. The safety, privacy, and comfort of our guests, stall holders, and crew is our highest priority.
LAMchester has been running for over two years in the north, although our parent event London Alternative Market (LAM) has been running in London for sixteen years and regularly attracts upwards of 500 people every month. However we are keen that LAMchester should not be seen as ‘LAM in Manchester’, and to this end we are encouraging local traders to join us in order to better reflect the local communities. We are also looking for crew members based in the north west to help load in and out, oversee the dungeon/play areas, and generally keep an eye out to ensure that everyone is respecting the basic rules (no photography, no nudity/sex, no touching without consent, etc.). If you are a local kinky trader, or know anybody that might be interested in joining the LAMchester crew, please ask them to email Jerry or come along to an event and find one of us.