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What’s On July 2016

Tuesday 19th July


Only Skin Theatre presents SCRATCH

“The Only Skin collective have set the bar high for themselves” – The Herald

SCRATCH returns to The Poetry Club on Tuesday, July 19th, hosting another eclectic mix of work-in-progress showings by local theatremakers and performers.

Tickets £4 OTD
Also available:
Doors: 7pm, First performance: 7.30pm / facebook

Wednesday 20th July


Martin Creed – Thoughts Lined Up

Doors: 7pm / Tickets here

Friday 22nd July

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Daisies’ POTS OF JOY

an au natural HIGH all draped up in satin, gaffa tape, fake cigs, body paint, ink, whistles, t-shirts, joggies, chocka block and laid across leatherette bonquettes for your pleasure ~
~ Josie Rae Turnbull joins us in a splattered collabration across the walls.
~ Becky Marshall (SO LOW/ Subcity) stirring the wheels of JOY
and we are pleased to host the very special guest all the way from Disco Tropicabana, the remarkable! …~ DJ MIngo-Go ~

£3 OTD / 9pm / facebook

Saturday 23rd July

Tim Burgess Book Tour (SOLD OUT)(6.30pm) / DILF (10pm)

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Tim Burgess Book Tour / Tim Book Two: Vinyl Adventures From Istanbul to San Francisco

Doors 6.30pm

Proceeds to Carey Lander Fundraiser –

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This DILF party with be held in The Poetry Club and the adjoining Gallery Room and with have an additional pop-up bar and cloakroom.

Online tickets for sale NOW on-line or via The Gallery Bar, Waterloo or Underground Bar. Alternatively if you happen to pas by Luke & Jack gift store who not secure your ticket there whilst buying that new jock, ;P

DJ Eddy Murf / Doors 10pm / facebook

This week at The Poetry Club ~ May 2016

Wednesday 4th May: SCRATCH


SCRATCH // The Poetry Club // 04.05.16 // £3

Only Skin’s SCRATCH returns to The Poetry Club on Wednesday, 4th May! With work-in-progress showings from Annie Lowry Thomas & James Oglethorpe, Jo Sharp, Clare Marcie and Georgie Mac & more!

Tickets available now:

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Friday 6th May: VOX POP presents BILLIONAIRE


So u poisoned u 50 year old daddy and inherited that gorjy munni? Just robbed the bank hun? Did u finally sell that filthy story to the papers? Win ur law suit against ur psycho ex? omg did u win the lottery?????


Just an update before ur billionaire coming out party!!! We’ve booked the limo, ur chauffeur will pick u up at 7 and we’ve hired the best makeup and wardrobe staff in Glasgow. Btw’s congrats on the magazine cover we love it – instagram’s going crazy! We have ur caviar shipped first class and your jacuzzi will be filled with triple distilled fiji water. Strictly VIP’s only on the guestlist, the paparazzi will be kept to a minimum and we have issued a strict no autograph policy as u requested – and remember, bubbly will always be in the fridge xxx

Can’t wait to see you!! xxxxxxx


VOX POP invites you to the second instalment of our 4 part arts/club experience. Forget your inhibitions and live like a Hilton for a night of faux billionaire realness! We encourage you to dress accordingly to heighten your experiences. For one night only the Poetry Club will be illuminated as a VIP privé par-tay for the not so rich and famous.

DJ’s – Wheelman // Unicorn Daughter
10pm – 2am

£5 – Dressed for the ball, Darling! (+B4 12)
£7 – After 12

Set Design in collaboration with Zoe Kirkland

There will be sneak peaks of collaborative work from artists, films, photos, music and inspo to come!

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Saturday 7th May: HOT MESS



We’ve had some fantastic guests for our past two parties, but this month we go back to basics with Simonotron taking full control for another signature four-hour, vinyl-only set.

EXPECT: psychedelic and dramatic dance tracks old and new, and a crowd of friendly and enthusiastic dancers in various states of undress. We have a “no phones on the dancefloor” policy, which keeps things wild, sexy and energised. What will you do when all the lights go out?

Entry is £7 on the door and there are no advance tickets.

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WildLife #3 feat. Blood Sport , The Modern Institute (Hologram Special), DJ Clelia Ciardulli, Ideal Mexico DJs

Thursday 21st April 2016

8pm – 2am /  £5 tickets here

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Ideal Mexico and Alex Neilson’s freeform Poetry Club party returns for a late-night April special.

Premier ambassadors of Steel City ‘Aggro-Beat’, Blood Sport take a tool kit of drums, electronics, electric chordophone, baritone guitar and voice to deconstruct the sounds and energy of the club. As part of party agitators ‘Hybrid Vigour’ the trio have delighted in transgressing boundaries of genre, ‘dance’ and geography, and for this visit bring HV resident and Sheffield Live radio star DJ Clelia Ciardulli along for the ride. Their latest LP, Axe Laid To The Root (out on Blast First Petite), comes as a joyous statement of intent and polyrythm, leading The Quietus to proclaim “If groups like This Heat created the template for template-destroying music some 40 years ago, then Blood Sport are their contemporary spawn, continuing such annihilation with gleeful abandon and head-spinning flair – creating their own sound, and space, to operate within.”

Support comes from Glasgow’s own post-Industrial noise and performance trio, The Modern Institute, this time with vocalist James performing a live hologram set from Switzerland , complete with Green Screen and naked flames. Ideal Mexico DJs will fill any gaps with a dancefloor selection of post-punk, jazz, weirdo RnB and dancehall B sides.
Bare feet and flailing limbs encouraged.

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Glasgow International at The Poetry Club


7.30PM / FREE / facebook

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Friday, 8th April 2016 at VoidoidARCHIVE 6-9PM

Glasgow International Preview Night


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Saturday, 9th April – HOT MESS meets WASABI DISCO

10pm – 2am / £8 / No advance tickets


It was never going to work out between them, but they just couldn’t help themselves. In February Simonotron got stuck into Wasabi Disco like a pig at a trough, and now it’s Kris Wasabi’s turn to grab Hot Mess by the hips and take control. Who’s going to come out on top? There’s only one way to find out.

Monday, 11th April – SCREENING: The Decline of Western Civilisation – Penelope Spheeris

6.15pm / £4



To accompany the exhibition of the same name featuring Baldvin Ringsted and Otto Piene for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, The Hidden Noise presents a one-off screening of Penelope Spheeris’ 1979 punk documentary masterpiece.

Their message is brutally clear: Destroy the old and make way for the new. This is the punk’s violent revolution; Their lawless world. This is THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION: A Riveting, unflinching account of the punk rock phenomenon and its alienated, reactionary subculture. This fierce, bleak portrait documents L.A.’s infamous punk bands as they perform on stage and discuss their lives, music and philosophy off stage. Through interviews with punk fans, music critics and club owners, it is a crucial, compelling statement of the most significant and influential youth movementand musical transformation of the past 3 decades. It is perhaps a prophetic glimpse of the forces that will inherit our world…. Witness THE DECLINE.

Tuesday, 12th April – SCREENING: The Decline of Western Civilisation Part II: The Metal Years – Penelope Spheeris

6.15pm / £4



To accompany the exhibition of the same name for Glasgow International Festival of Visual Art, The Hidden Noise presents a one-off screening of Penelope Spheeris’ 1988 follow-up documentary about the Metal scene. This screening with include a brief introduction by artist Baldvin Ringsted.

In the mid 80’s a new scene took over the Los Angeles nightlife–Heavy Metal. Loud, rude, sexy, sexist and anti-authoritarian. Penelope Spheeris’ THE METAL YEARS takes an in-depth look at rabid fans, desperate groupies, wanna-be rock stars that go so far as to threaten suicide if they don’t “make it.” The film also portrays the harsh reality of the music business, where everyone’s dream to become a star can’t possibly cometrue. It’s a real life “Spinal Tap” that makes us look back and ask, “What the hell were we doing?”

THE DECLINE OF WESTERN CIVILIZATION, PART II: THE METAL YEARS was released in 1988, to spectacular critical acclaim. It is a caustically hilarious look at the LA heavy metal scene. Commentaries from Ozzy Osbourne, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, Alice Cooper, Lemmy of Motorhead, Poison, etc. accentuate the mostly unknown metal bands who perform the music. It features a spectacular performance from Megadeth and the scene with W.A.S.P. rocker Chris Holmes and his mother will probably remain one of the most memorable pieces of rock film history.

Wednesday, 13th April – Some Thing Funny

7.30pm / FREE

A screening of artists’ videos exploring the intersection of critical comedic techniques and contemporary art

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Saturday, 23rd April – Gigantic Lying Mouth

7.30pm – 10pm

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Gigantic Lying Mouth (Work in Progress Performance)

Written and Performed by: Kevin P. Gilday
with George Docherty
and Belle Jones
Director and Dramaturg: Allie Butler
Video Artist: Tim Courtney
Sound Artist: Kevin Frew

Kevin P. Gilday is an award winning writer and spoken word artist. Unfortunately, he is also dead.

After perishing in a tragic yoga accident, Kevin finds himself trapped in the afterlife and in line for a celestial judgement only to find things are a little different on the other side. Guided through the afterlife by a machiavellian guardian angel, the mischievous Havering Lazarus, Kevin must analyse the decisions and lies that characterised his existence if he ever hopes of justifying his life on earth.

A reflexive solo performance exploring the human desire to lie and the damage it does. Combining contemporary spoken word with monologues, multimedia and imagined conversation; this is a piece that delves into the personal experiences of one man and in doing so exposes the immutable truth of humanity – we are all liars.

This work in progress performance will be followed by an audience Q&A session.


So Low Compilation Launch Party

Saturday, 20th February 2016


So Low returns for a fourth instalment at The Poetry Club on Saturday February 20th. This time around we are having a launch party for the So Low compilation which is coming out on double vinyl in a hand printed sleeve designed and made by our very own Katie Shambles. This is being released by Vinyl Factory at the end of February and will be followed up with a 4 track 12″ featuring reworks of tracks from the comp by Helena Hauff, Powell, Kubler-Ross and JD Twitch. There will also be launch parties in London and Berlin.

So Low will run from 10 – 2 and will feature Lorelei, Percy, Trix and Twitch playing Dark Waves / Cold Waves / Minimal Synthesis / Maximal Industrial / NDW / Forgotten Flemish Goth Bands and Belgian Apocalyptic Beats. Entry will be £6 before 11, £8 after and £3 all night if you are unemployed (please bring proof).

STRICTLY for creatures of the night.



Friday, 19 February 2016


Paraphernalia returns in 2016 with a night of films, performance, spoken word, live music and DJ’s

* Chump
* Adam_Boyd
* Tim Dalzell
* Conal Blake

(Spoken Word/Film)
* Alice Seville
* Lucian Moryiama
* Angel St Angel
* Fred Weedon
* Tessa Maudlin & Polly Johnston
* Clara Hastrup
* Tomas Palmer

– Entry: £1 – Doors: 9pm –