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UNION Bristol – The Return

You know that feeling when you’ve finally caught up with an old friend that you haven’t seen for ages? How you suddenly slip back to where you left off? Everything is familiar but fresh. Your interest and energy is reinvigorated. You have so much to share and want to hear what’s been going [...]

By |2018-02-12T15:31:23+01:00February 12th, 2018|Events, Socials and Parties, UNION, Venues|0 Comments

Five Years of Achievements

As LeatherWest celebrates its fifth birthday, it’s a good enough time as any to reflect on the past few years and to celebrate all that has been achieved. LeatherWest started in August 2011 as a way of highlighting and publicising the gay leathermen’s community in the south west of the England and south Wales. [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:33+01:00August 17th, 2016|Feature Article, News, Organisations and Societies|0 Comments

On Location with Matt Spike & Nick Dawson

Collaboration (n): the action of working with someone to produce or create something. One hot afternoon in Soho, London saw a collaboration that combined the talents of two creative lovers of leather to produce a set of stunning images. Matt Spike is one of the UK’s top photographers who has a passion [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:34+01:00August 4th, 2016|Photography|0 Comments

Leather Social: Cardiff

Some of the guys enjoying the Leather Social: Cardiff. Image courtesy of The Eagle Bar, Cardiff (all rights acknowledged). On 17th April 2016, a new chapter was begun in story of Leather Wales and the Rise of the Leather Dragons with the establishment of The Leather Social: Cardiff. The Leather Social is [...]

BLUF Bristol 11 – The Boots Edition

Wesco Pete working on BLUF 3005's boots Boots were the centre of attention at BLUF Bristol’s Spring meet, reports Leatherwest reporter Sam Benger. BLUF Bristol had its first gathering of the year last week and it certainly proved to be a leather clad example of what BLUF men are all about and [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:35+01:00April 12th, 2016|BLUF Bristol, Bristol|0 Comments

Antwerp – more than a diamond in the rough

The northern Belgium city of Antwerp is a city of contrasts and often overlooked as a destination. For leathermen it’s an important city to add to their travel plans, especially in February. LeatherWest Sam Berger explains. If you’re someone who likes truth and fact, then Antwerp’s name most likely derives from an 't [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:36+01:00February 20th, 2016|Belgium Leather Pride, Europe, Events, Socials and Parties|0 Comments

BLUF Bristol: The TENTH Meet at UK Leather Pride®

LeatherWest reporter Chris Malford reports on BLUF Bristol, who are busy making preparations for the first ever UK Leather Pride®. Now organising their tenth meet to come to the City, the full-on Leather men's club is also celebrating their fourth birthday. BLUF Bristol will be four years old at UK Leather Pride, so it seems timely for the group to enter into [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:37+01:00September 21st, 2015|BLUF, BLUF Bristol, Bristol, Event Reports|0 Comments

Reading Pride: In Leather Before the 5,000

Guest writer, James, a leather man in Reading, inspired by  'Leather On Parade' at Prides across the LeatherWest region this Summer, reports back from the first ever organised leather presence in Reading, where he was invited up on-stage to address five thousand festival goers. Well what can I say! Where do I begin? I made the call [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:37+01:00September 20th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Event Reports, Pride, Pride|0 Comments

FOCUS: The Leather World & The Men of LeatherWest – Part II

Guest writer Boy Dustin writes about his leather journey as "One boy’s International Experience" that started in deepest Georgia, in the heart of the Southern United States. Now living in the UK, pursuing his postgraduate degree, he's a culture and history lover. His journey now leads to Cardiff for Pride Cymru to join the men of LeatherWest, and reflecting on [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:38+01:00August 26th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, Cardiff, FOCUS, Wales|0 Comments

Reading Pride: First Ever Leather Presence

Guest writer, James, a leather man in Reading, inspired by  'Leather On Parade' at Prides across the LeatherWest region this Summer, makes a call for leather men to gather for a first ever organised leather presence in Reading. Having seen the growing leather presence at other pride festivals across the West this year in Birmingham, Bristol, [...]

By |2016-10-24T16:07:38+01:00August 24th, 2015|Being a Leatherman, FOCUS, Pride|0 Comments