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Velvet Tongue is dedicated to erotic performance. Velvet Tongue is held four times a year at Open Studio, Northcote, showcasing feature performers and offering open mic slots for writers and performers of erotica. Come down early for a spot, Velvet tongue gets…cosy.

Image: Mark Russell Dean

Date: 22nd of May

Time: 7.30pm, doors at 7pm

Location: Open Studio, 204 High St, Northcote

Cost: $8/$6 (free to open mic performers)

Our second Velvet Tongue features ukelele songstress Hissy Loco, writer, editor and performer Helen Symonds, performance poet Amy Bodossian.

Past performers have included Aimee Nichols, Urszula Dawkins, Randall Stephens, Maree Shefford.

To book one of the open mic slots (5 minutes) email Van. Once the places are full, there will be a waiting list.


An afternoon screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s erotic film, Shortbus (R) ‘You have to get on to get off.’

banQuetpress and Little Raven Publishing are collaborating on an erotic anthology. The eBook will be launched in September. All money raised will go towards covering the publication costs of the anthology.

Come early for a drink, snack and a chat. Make sure to bring gold coins for our raffle.

Date: 24th of May

Time: 4.00pm

Location: Loop Bar, 23 Meyers Place, Melbourne

Cost: $15/$12