Polly Perkins’ Monthly Cycle will feature artists, entrepreneurs, scholars and luminaries sharing their journeys, insights and music-of-choice.
This weekly show will focus on celebrating the talent and investigating the truth behind fascinating females. About 50% of the show will be music and performances from local and international acts, curated by Polly and her guest-of-the-week. The famous, the obscure, the ridiculous and sublime- all will be cherished by our ever-loving host, who will interview the heck outta a diverse range of guests, uncovering their individual impact on the world and laughing at themselves…probably.
“I have an irreverent, radical and witty approach to broadcasting and an egalitarian ethos, so I want to investigate and celebrate the work, life experience and voices of women who traditionally get so little airtime. As an artist, musician, chef, parent, writer and film producer I have first hand experience of the unique challenges faced by women in the media, creative and cultural industries and a strong urge to challenge the misogyny, gatekeepers and trends which stymie female careers and continue to suppress feminine voices.
In love with all things creative and cultural, I find people fascinating and thrilling.
A direct descendant of William the Conqueror, I have always felt that I stand, or rather teeter on the shoulders of giants and have a self deprocating and ironic sense of humour.
As well as Type 1 Diabetes I also have a condition called PMDD which means that my mercurial personality is strongly influenced by hormonal fluctuations during the 4 phases of my monthly cycle.
So strong is this influence that I cannot hope to conceal it from an audience, instead I’ll celebrate it and will run this show with a four-weekly rotation of themes which reflect the four, quite different, people that I am.
The follicular, lutiel, ovulation and bleeding phases will influence my moods, modes and musings. By de-mystifying and celebrating these and other, socio-political, creative and economic influences on women I hope to encourage greater understanding and engagement with feminism, femininity and female-led projects in an intersectionality-aware and trans-inclusive show.
Each week will open with music from my dad’s old wind up HMV Picnic Gramophone player and will close with a weekly appearance from Period Positive ‘s Chella Quint, sharing advice, music and hilarity.”
Polly’s got to go through a short ‘period’ of technical training and raise £1k per year to cover the costs of producing this show. You can support her by making a one-off donation or a regular contribution through Paypal, just click the donate button above.