Stripping the illusion: lapdancing campaign    



 


TAKE ACTION!

  

Lobby your council on lap dancing licensing

Local councils can now license dancing clubs as part of the sex industry rather than as 'leisure venues'. 
 

This is a 2-step process. Councils must first adopt the new license and then need to decide how to apply it.

Use our simple step-by-step guide to lobby your council at both stages of the process!

 

Step 1: Find out if your council has  adopted the new licensing 


Find out if your council has passed any resolutions by the full council on 'Sexual Entertainment Venues' (lap dancing clubs) by:
 

- Contacting the licensing department of your local council

(the telephone number for the main switchboard will be on your council's website)

- Or searching your council's website
 

 

Step 2: Download the relevant Toolkit and take action!

 

To be used if your local council has not already taken up the new licensing regime.

 

Toolkit 2:  How to make sure your council makes full use of new licensing regime for lap dancing clubs

To be used after your council has adopted the new licensing regime.
 


 Other Useful Information

 


Organisations


Read the Joint Statement of support and email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to add your organisation as a signatory


Spread the word 

Download Stripping the Illusion campaign images. Spread the word in your community, workplace or home.

Download Stripping the Illusion posters featuring testimony from women formerly in lap dancing :


     Lucy poster
     Liz poster
     Sarah poster
 


 
 

Protests and activism

Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to find out about action taking place in your area. To date, OBJECT activists have protested outside Parliament, City Hall in London,  Spearmint Rhino's Christmas party and held our own 'Stripping the Illusion' awards. Click below to watch these actions on youtube:


Student and trade unions 

Are you part of a student or trade union and want to get involved with the campaign? Download our campaign packs including model motions below. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.
 

  • Student campaign pack  (pdf)
  • Trade union campaign pack (pdf)