A FEW THINGS BEFORE YOU JOIN
VERBOTEN was born in 2016 from a need to create a safer space for alternative forms of human interaction and true freedom of self-expression.
THE CULTURAL CLIMATE of London’s nightlife was undergoing an extensive change. Tolerance towards aggression, harassment and assault felt to be at an all-time low. This has come in part from the vocalisation of the needs of marginalised communities both in London and on a global scale. With this comes a desire to express the creative potential and interests of people outside of society's idea of convention.
THE DESIRE to house these marginalised communities and provide a space that embodies personal and community safety is at the core of Verboten’s Ethos. We promote consensual forms of alternative human relationships and it is our core objective to champion safeguarding within the context of liberal nightlife culture.
OUR MEMBERS & FRIENDS are drawn from the broad fellowships of the kink communities that embrace the full spectrum of human diversity and inclusivity.
OUR ETHOS is centred around three key concepts. The first is Respect for one another that goes above and beyond contemporary ideas of consent. This includes the acceptance and promotion of equality, diversity and inclusion within our communities. Second, Wellbeing as a right. For marginalised communities, nightlife culture in metropolitan areas does not provide ample safety to allow people to live their lives the way they want. We believe that wellbeing should not have to be earned, fought for or reclaimed. Third, Safety within our space and at all our events. Through education, cultural exchange and collectivism we hope to create a collective consensus on safety by giving people the hard and soft skills necessary to operate in our space, at our events and within our wider communities.
CREATING SAFER SPACES was never about hanging up a poster alone. It takes dedication & effort to bound a caring ethos from within. Hence why Verboten committed to become the first entity of its nature to be fully trained & accredited by the Good Night Out Campaign - who actively combat sexual harassment in nightlife culture.
Over the years we have helped to shape a perverted but caring community, who's individuals defend and carry these values from within. If you read so far, it means you could fit right in.
Reading & inheriting our ethos & values before applying gives clear advantages on the appliction process.