The home of Harry Giles, a performance-maker, poet, and general doer of things.
Where should I go?
Click on the About page to find out more about who I am and what I do, or the Gigs, Shows &c page for professional credits, or the Upcoming Events page for where you can find me soon . Read the blog to the left to look at what I've been thinking about recently; browse it and my sites to the right. Below are some stories from an interactive writing project I keep.
What is Harry up to?
Harry is, in no particular order: co-organising Inky Fingers, a spoken word event series; co-curating ANATOMY, a new night of experimental performance; working as an Environment Officer for the Edinburgh festivals; doing spoken word gigs and workshops; reviewing poetry for Sidekick Books and Sabotage; working on performance projects "What We Owe", "Class Act" and "Safeword".
To our regret, Chocolate Lightbulb is on holiday for the past week and this week, and maybe the next. It is much better for the Experiment to decide this than for it to struggle to keep up. We look forward to seeing you soon.
When I was 6, a teacher told me not to run with scissors: it only made me want to try. I ran again and again, and survived unblemished every time. Now I rock-climb freehand, refuse to look both ways, dare the world to hurt me. I feel, always, disappointed.
“It’s not right” said Miss Spence. “All the other boys love the football. He’s ostracising himself.” Mr Watkins nodded, saying, “He says he doesn’t see the point. He says, ‘Why can’t they both win?’” Miss Spence harrumphed. “With an attitude like that, he’s a born loser.”