Sex Workers’ Festival of Resistance

20–22 Apr 2017
Strathclyde Uni & Kinning Park Complex & CCA & Terrence Higgins Trust, Glasgow
Performance and Party

Party & Performances: Fundraiser for Umbrella Lane & Unity LGBT

20:00 Fri 21–00:00 Sat 22 Apr
Kinning Park Complex
 / Glasgow

Pay What You Can or FREE

  • A group of people hug tightly onstage
    Sex Workers Opera
  • a crop of a person crouching. They are wearing black t-shirt and no trousers
    Marianne Chargois
  • A group of people point and shout outwards from a stage
    Sex Workers Opera
  • a group of people on a stage
    Sex Workers Opera

About the event

A party and fundraiser to support Sex Workers’ struggles and LGBT Unity with music and performances from the sex workers’ community and allies, plus DJ’s and dancing. Suggested donation £5.

Performances

Sex Worker Opera

Breaking through stigma and stereotypes, Sex Workers’ Opera is an award winning, repeat sell-out show created and performed by sex workers and their friends.

With music spanning opera to ‘hip-hopera’, incorporating sound art, projections and poetry, it offers an unflinchingly honest, upliftingly human insight into the lives of sex workers locally and around the world.

Golden Flux a performance by Marianne Chargois

Urophilia, Sex Work and Queer Digestion are the themes of this performance combining ethnographic observation and the recycling of abjection into power.

Marianne Chargois has pursued a career for 10 years blending set design in contemporary dance and various forms of sex work. Her written end performed projects link real personal experiences, artistic research and feminist and political analysis around sex work. She is the co-director of the two queer and post porn festivals Explicit (Montpellier) and WHAT THE FUCK? FEST***! (Paris) and a militant from the STRASS (french syndicate for sex workers).

Tunes by

DJ Chris

DJ D-Harsh

DJ Sarcastathon

With MC Ray St. Ray

Event Info

The event is Pay What You Can donations for the fundraiser on the night, although no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Suggested donation £5.

Bus pass money available for people struggling in the asylum system.

This event is suggested for folks aged 18+

Beer, cocktails and mocktails will be available for purchase

Cloakroom available