Thursday 17th February

live-to-air performances

p6 and the Tory Gloryhole

Thursday 17th February – 19:00-21:00Book Tickets

“So proud to be your sinner, in this reverse confessional” Unknown Poet ‘Sanguine Tears’,

Poetfreak 2019

Is it possible to rewire narcissism and humility? Reconcile sadism and masochism[1]? The revelation of human polarity and the ‘switch’[2] aesthetic are explored in a confessional ritual for radio. Using found sound, field recordings, electronics and personal / social irreverence, p6 brings mortifying, thrilling and downright banal lived experience together for an invited and uninvited audience. Duality abounds, a scent of righteous anger and absurdity in equal measure. Unsurprising from the offspring of disordered personality traits[3] and family tragedy[4]. The High Holy Disco Mass [5] can now begin.  

Content Warning: 18yr+ only. Potential themes of BDSM sexuality, spirituality and violent trauma. This autobiographical performance contains reference to lived experience of sexual violence, sadomasochism and a family murder (please listen with caution). Support for the issues raised can be found via Victim Support Scotland on 0800 160 1985.   

[1] Marquis de Sade – Wikipedia, [2] Top, bottom, switch (BDSM) – Wikipedia, [3] Types of personality disorders – Mental Health UK (mentalhealth-uk.org), [4] Home – Victim Support Scotland, [5] Clock DVA (1982) https://youtu.be/qu0SD5V67vQ


p6 is the artistic name of Glaswegian Phil Eaglesham (b.1965 – he/him), former vocalist with Stretchheads & Desalvo and currently in duo Security along with numerous collaborations on music and performance in OV (Glasgow Film Festival) and VIDIV (Unfix Festival). Self-taught via an 80s DIY hardcore punk background, he became known as a confrontational and provocative performer with increasingly queer perspective as a homophobic UK Government raged and the first waves of the AIDS pandemic landed ashore. His professional life had a parallel trajectory as a nurse in mental and public health, suicide prevention, blood borne viruses, HIV and sexual health, substance use, justice and ultimately in homelessness and human rights. His own lived experience of childhood and adult trauma alongside an increasing interest in esoteric and ritual responses to an increasingly draconian and divisive world has become a more recent autobiographic focus. Now retired from public service, he works as a walking tour guide, lives in Inverclyde in polyamory bliss and is slowly substituting his oversized vinyl collection for fine malt whiskies.

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