Trustees for a village hall have cancelled planned bondage classes, saying their premises were hired under false pretences.
Trumpington village hall, on the outskirts of Cambridge, usually hosts Women’s Institute meetings, indoor bowls and the local Brownies troop. But next month it had been due to host a series of workshops including spanking and impact play, kink on a budget and flogging, in an event organised by the group Peer Rope Cambridge (PRC).
Now the hall’s trustees have issued a statement saying: “It has been brought to their attention that the premises have been hired under false pretences by PRC Cambridge. When the bookings were made, the activity was described as a relationship support group meeting.
“This description did not fully state the activities being undertaken. The trustees have therefore cancelled all future bookings and have no further comment to make.”
The online programme for the 12 October event, which was due to cost £10, ended with the note: “We’d very much appreciate it if you could help us to pack up – stack chairs, collapse tables. Our maid for the day, Sarah, serves tea, coffee and biscuits.”
Sheila Stuart, who represents Trumpington on Cambridge city council, told the Cambridge News: “I think this is becoming much more common and less hidden with the popularity of Fifty Shades of Grey, and has brought it much more out in the open. Cambridge has a very diverse community, so I am not surprised.”
Nobody from PRC has commented on the event but the Twitter account Cambridge Kink tweeted: “Workshops day has been cancelled.”
I don’t think I’ve heard the term “impact play” before, I imagine it’s a euphemism for beating someone up – all ‘safe, sane and consensual'[sic] of course.
Oh look (or rather don’t, since it’s gross, and includes a NSFW image), Wikipedia says I’m right: “Less common forms of impact play include punching”.