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Club Vanitas - July Ball

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Time 22:00
Date 07/07/23
Price £32

Club Vanitas — a bastion of exquisite hedonism, where the fetish and the fashionable intertwine with the enigmatic realms of drag, burlesque, and beyond.

Born from the restless minds of David Wood, co-founder and creative director of the infamous Torture Garden, and the enigmatic artist Karina Akopyan, Club Vanitas emerges as a twisted tapestry woven with the threads of fetish, fashion, and everything in between. It is a place where boundaries crumble like stale promises, and inhibitions melt away under the seductive glow of strobe lights and throbbing beats.


Envision a grand fashion show, where the catwalk becomes a stage for the audacious, and the models exude a mesmerising aura of unrestrained liberation. Here, the unconventional becomes the norm, and the ordinary finds no sanctuary.




Expect delights from:

Body Jewellery & Wearable Art Fashion show: Coutorture

Boylesque Dance Performance: Jake DuPree (US)

New Priest Themed Fire & Freakshow Performance: Chrisalys

Drag Opera: Freddie Love

Shibari Art Installation: Nik Yournots

Performance Art Installation: Charles Jimenez


DJs Mars Montana + David TG + Vanitas: Electro House, Electro Rap, Techno, Burlesque, Atmospheric Erotica.



Fetish Fashion, Edgy Couture Fashion, Drag Star, Theatrical Glamour, Erotic Fantasy, Burlesque, Luxury Latex, Masked Ball, Boylesque, Vintage Dandy, Avant Gothic, Historical Costume, Black Tie Tuxedo, Surrealism, Decadent Kabaret, Militaria, Helmut Newton, Glam Clubwear etc


No casual street wear


There is a cloakroom & changing areas

The July Ball takes over glamorous Soho members club The Century Club, featuring: Club Room & Main Stage, Burlesque & Cabaret Chill Out Roof Top Room, & Roof Terrace (including a small Dungeon area). *However due to the glamorous high profile Soho Venue this will not be a ‘play party’, & the focus is on fetish fashion, performance, SM & Shibari only.


COMPETITION: Win 1x pair of tickets to Club Vanitas - July Ball at the Century Club, at 22:00 on Friday 7 July (last entry midnight).

To enter the competition, send an email to with the correct answer in the ‘subject’ line. The winner will be randomly selected. 


Q. In an interview with The Fetishistas David Wood explains the inspiration behind the club name. Which of the following played an influential part?

A: .1) 19th Century Italian marble vanitas busts .2) Hawaiian Floral Prints  .3) Rosary Pearls .4) Araki's Tokyo Lucky Hole

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