We are very sad to report that The Alternative & Burlesque Fair will cease running in 2017.

From the event’s facebook page:

After what has been a very turbulent & challenging year, it is with more than a touch of sadness that I am announcing the closure of Heresy n Heelz events from January 2017 hence the Manchester Christmas A&B Fair on Saturday 17th December will be our last event.

Shazzie & I have dedicated almost all our energies to developing & running this business for the last 8 years. It has at many times completely monopolised our lives. We are tired of the on-going stress for relatively modest rewards, and speaking personally I need to move onto new business challenges outside the events industry and to spend more time with those dear to me.

We would like to thank all the public, performers, venues, staff & traders who has supported us over the years.

Heresy n Heelz has undoubtedly been one of the biggest event success stories of the last decade within the fetish/alternative/burlesque scenes. Few have replicated the scale, expansion & scope of our operations from such humble beginnings in a pub function room in Nottingham back in 2009 to a chain of events spanning almost the whole of the country. We’re pround of what we have achieved, but we couldn’t have done it without all of you.

Heresy n Heelz Productions Ltd will remain in business to support my future ventures, but I have made no firm decisions on whether I wish to sell the event business & associated intellectual property as an on-going concern either in full or in part, I would therefore be interested in hearing from anyone with serious interest.

We will go out with a festive flurry at Cound Control on Saturday, the venue which hosted the very first A&B Fair back in 2011. Anyone wanting FREE TICKETS on us can register for them HEREā€¦.

All that remains is for me to say that we look forward to seeing some of you on Saturday in Manchester for what I’m sure will be a somewhat emotional final event, and to wish you and your families a wonderfully Happy Christmas.

Jules & Shazzie


Here at The Little Blue Gem, we’re very sad to see this great event go, but we wish the team at Heresy n Heelz all the best for the future!

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