ARCHIVE: This event has now finished The History of Arts of the Dominatrix

14February 2014 7.00PM FREE

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Ventnor Arts Club

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(former Nat West Bank)
13 High Street
Ventnor
PO38 1RZ

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As part of our DARK VALENTINES' WEEKEND programme we are delighted to welcome a leading academic, historian and author. This is her book launch, talk and unique chance to meet THE expert on this intriguing subject - in Ventnor, on Valentines day. Her talk will be followed by an evening of music played straight from original, black vinyl.

About the Talk:

Archaeologist & historian Anne O Nomis will be presenting a special talk at Ventnor Arts Club, on the Dominatrix through the ages. From ancient Goddess rites in Mesopotamia, to parables of the Greek philosopher Aristotle ridden like a horse by Phyllis, the paramour of Alexander the Great. From the female flagellants of the 17th to 19th Century whose names are recorded in 'forbidden books', to the bizarre ladies of the 20th Century underground in New York, London, The Hague and The Herbertstrasse. Lastly, Nomis will discuss the 'seven realm arts' used by the Dominatrix to emphasize the subservient place of the man, to keep him devoted and disciplined, to serve and worship the woman.

About the Book:

'The History & Arts of the Dominatrix' by Anne O Nomis will be available for sale, as a special limited edition with Phoenician purple and gold foil cover and quarter-bound in black arlin, evoking the Victorian forbidden book. Fully illustrated with 86 rare images and artwork drawn from museums and private collections around the world, and a scarlet red ribbon. Further information: www.historyofthedominatrix.com

About the Author:

Anne O Nomis (a word-play on 'anonymous') was born in the Antipodes. She received her MA degree in Comparative Art and Archaeology from University College London (UCL), and works as an historian, consultant and curator on ancient and contemporary art. Nomis undertook clandestine training in one of Australia's leading dungeons under tutelage of some 15 Dominatrices, and pursued independent research in the British Museum, British Library and underground 'scene' over a four year period. She is currently writing two works of fiction, and plans to continue her studies to obtain a doctorate in Near Eastern material culture, ritual and mythology. Nomis lives between London and Melbourne.

This is a free event for members and guests but requires that you are over 18 and on our guest list for the talk. Submit names at info@ventnorartsclub.com

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