What’s the dress code and is nudity allowed?
No outfit, no effort = no entry, you must be in fetish or fantasy wear. We encourage you to transform to a different person for the night. Think BDSM, fantasy, Gothic, uniform, steampunk, medical, futuristic, cyber, body art/decoration, drag, burlesque, showgirl etc. We allow bare bums in eg chaps, but no private bits on parade please as venues don’t allow nudity. All plain black is NOT considered an outfit, so if you just throw on a black shirt and black trousers, you won’t get in.
Can I play in the dungeon and is sex allowed?
You are encouraged to indulge in sensual BDSM play, but we don’t allow any breaking of skin – no needle-play etc. Spank is a fetish dress-up event, not a sex party – so no on-premises sex or nudity please, due to local Council licence restrictions. But of course you’re quite likely to meet play partners there, and you can always invite them home for naughtiness afterwards.
Can I take photos?
No. We can’t allow you to use cameras or camera-phones in the club as many people want to protect their anonymity. An official Spank photographer is usually on hand to take pics, but with your express permission only.
What sort of people go?
All of you with that certain distinction: fetishists (of course, and of all varieties), crazy clubbers, cross-dressers, swingers, subs, doms, those with wicked piercings or tattoos, wizards (yes really)… and any curious people new to this sort of thing as long as you’re open-minded and tolerant, polite and just want to have a Really Good Time. You don’t have to be a couple, and you don’t have to be straight.
How long has Spank been putting on events?
Spank founder ‘Ms Muffie’ moved to Perth, Australia in 2004 with fond (if rather sketchy) memories of wild nights out at London fetish clubs. She was devastated to learn that Perth had no fetish dance parties (the horror)… so in 2006 Spank was tentatively unleashed on an unsuspecting populace. ‘How hard can it be?’, she asked… and was soon to learn that the answer was ‘hard… very hard’. Faced with a steep learning curve as a novice promoter, Muffie freely admits she couldn’t have done it without her partner ‘DJ Deviant’, former Camden Palace DJ and club manager.
That first party attracted 200 people and managed to break even financially. Since then, attendance has grown steadily and Spank soon became one of Australia’s foremost fetish events; it was lucky enough to attract the likes of bondage model Emily Marilyn, who travelled to Australia to perform at two Spank parties. Mr and Mrs Spank have now moved back to the UK and are now putting on parties in lovely Brighton.