About this Archive
Club Rub was a fetish club that ran every month from 1996 to 2017, over 21 years in and around central London. It was conceived by Miss Kim who after a short 2 year partnership running The Rubber Nipple Club branched out alone.
Its dress code focused more on stylish fetish glamour with an emphasis on rubber-wear and there were regular themes including medical, pirates, Alice in Wonderland and many others. Club Rub's regular DJs were Irish Pete and Rob Parish but it also headlined guest DJs with Boy George for one Xmas bash.
Club Rub and Miss Kim also hosted an Annual Rubber Awards which included categories such as Best Creative Rubber Outfit, Best Rubber Uniform, Best Rubber Couple & Best Full Rubber. Winners receiving valuable vouchers from the cream of London’s rubber fashion designers. The club traversed quite a few venues over the years but is possibly best remembered at Dukes in the City of London.
Scope and content
Archive of fetish club, Club Rub, including: flyers for Club Rub events, including artwork and photography by Trevor Watson, Vince Ray, John Chiltern, Marcus T, Michael Lake MacMillan, helen Jones and others, 1997-2014; press cuttings of articles regarding Club Rub, including club reviews, features covering Club Rub, Miss Kim's 'Tales from Club Rub' columns, Derek Ridger's photo features for Loaded magazine and miscellaneous club and fetish ephemera (1997-2013).
4 boxes and digital materials.