Harry Giles : Home

live artist, poet, and general doer of things

Gigs, Shows, Videos, Publications

for upcoming events, see here

Bibliography (i.e. places my poetry has been published)

Videography (i.e. places you can watch me performing)



Gigography (i.e. significant poetry gigs I’ve done)

  • Mar 08: StAnza Poetry Festival, StAnza Slam, 2nd Place
  • May 08: PencilFest: UK Student Slam, 1st Place
  • Sep 08 – May 09: Inklight Slam Series, Organiser / MC
  • Jun 09: BBC Scotland Slam, 1st Place
  • Dec 09: Farrago Seasonal Slam, 1st Place
  • May 10: Keats House Forum, Feature Poet
  • May 10: Fishbowl, Feature Poet
  • May 10 / Nov 11: Chill Pill Poetry, Feature Poet
  • Oct 10: Express Excess: Feature Poet
  • Oct 10 – present: Inky Fingers Edinburgh, Manager / MC
  • Dec 10: Glasgow Slam, 1st Place
  • Jan 11: London Zoo Awards, Best Performance by a UK Poet (Nominated)
  • May 11: Last Monday at Rio, Feature Poet
  • Jun 11: Demented Eloquence, Feature Poet
  • Aug 11: Blind Poetics, Feature Poet
  • Aug 11: Catherine Brogan’s Poetry Hitch, Feature Poet
  • Aug 11: The Howling Trinity, Feature Poet
  • May 12: 10Red, Feature Poet
  • Jul 12: JibbaJabba, Feature Poet
  • Aug 12: BBC Festival Slam, Feature Poet
  • Aug 12: Summerhall Festival Club, Feature Poet
  • Aug 12: Utter! Feature Poet
  • Oct 12: National Museum of Scotland, Museum Lates, Feature Poet
  • Nov 12: Rally & Broad, Feature Poet
  • Nov 12: A Poem and a Pint, Feature Poet
  • Jan 13: Edinburgh’s Hogmanay, Poetry Host
  • Feb 13: Fail Better, Feature Poet
  • Mar 13: StAnza Poetry Festival, Feature Poet
  • Jun 13, Tricolour, National Library of Scotland, Feature Poet
  • Jun 13: OutSpoken, Feature Poet
  • Aug 13: BBC Festival Exhibition Slam, Heat Finalist
  • Aug 13: Scottish Parliament Slam, Finalist
  • Feb 14: Artbar Toronto Slam, 1st Place
  • Feb 14: Bloomsbury Slam, Feature Act
  • Aug 14: A Bird Is Not A Stone, Touring Act
  • Aug 14: Edwin Morgan Poetry Award, Edinburgh International Book Festival
  • Aug 14: Festival of Politics, Scottish Parliament

Showography (i.e. performance and theatre work I’ve been involved in)

  • 15th August 2014: All I Want For Christmas Is The Downfall Of Globalised Late Capitalism, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh
  • 28th July 2014: BDSMV, Bark, Edinburgh
  • 20th June 2014: Drone, Counting House, Edinburgh
  • 15th Oct 2013, 22nd Mar 2014, 31st Mar 2014: I Want to Blow Up the Palace of Holyroodhouse, Forest Café Edinburgh, Sprint London, Buzzcut Glasgow
  • 23rd-24th May 2014: What We Owe, Bunker, Slovenia
  • 21st Mar 2014: What We Owe, Sprint, London
  • 5th-9th Nov 2013: What We Owe, New Theatre Institute, Latvia
  • 20th-23rd Aug 2013: What We Owe, Forest Fringe, Edinburgh
  • 3rd-27th Aug 2013: PEEP/ANATOMY, Assembly George Sq, Edinburgh (curator)
  • 22nd Jun 2013: What We Owe, Two Degrees, Artsadmin/LIFT, London
  • 18th May 2013: What We Owe, The Junction, Cambridge
  • 22nd March 2013: A Room Of One’s Own (Performer), Tilting at Windbags (Writer) (Whisper Down the Mountain, Edinburgh / New York)
  • 21st March 2013 / 27th March 2013: CLASS ACT, Artist/Performer (Sprint, London; Buzzcut, Glasgow)
  • 14th – 20th March 2013: What We Owe, Artist/Performer (Rogues’ Galleries, Chester)
  • 5th March 2013: SAFEWORD, Artist/Performer (Arches Scratch)
  • 27th January 2013: Tax Return, Artist/Performer (Forest Café, Edinburgh)
  • 12th December 2012: Surplus Value, Artist/Performer (Hatch, Nottingham)
  • 1st December 2012: A Game of Many Stories, Artist/Performer (Scottish Book Trust)
  • 28th October 2012: SAFEWORD, Artist/Performer (Glasgay!)
  • 25th-26th September 2012: What We Owe, Artist/Performer (Arches LIVE)
  • 25th May 2012: A Party for the Socially Awkward, Curator (Easter Rd, Edinburgh)
  • 17th-19th May 2012: CLASS ACT, Artist/Performer (Ovalhouse Counterculture Commission)
  • 23rd Oct 2011 (The Yard, Hackney); March – April 2012 (Touring Scotland); July 2012 (CrisisArt Festival, Tuscany): This is not a riot, Artist/Performer
  • Aug 2011: 3rd Ring Out, Artist-in-Residence (Metis Arts, Edinburgh)
  • 7th – 10th Jul 2011: Marx in Soho / The Fever, Producer (Forest Hall, Edinburgh)
  • 11th – 25th Mar, 1st – 8th May 2011: PROPERTY&THEFT, Artist/Director (Tollcross Community Centre, Edinburgh; the Glue Factory, Glasgow)
  • 5th – 29th Aug 2010: The Secret Grove, Director / Facilitator (Royal Botanical Gardens, Edinburgh)
  • 19th – 26th Apr 2010: Israel/Palestine, Artist/Director (Clifftown Studios, Southend; Corbett Theatre, London; Byre Theatre, St Andrews; The Forest, Edinburgh)
  • 12th Apr 2010: STEAL THIS PLAY, Artist/Performer (Soho Theatre, London)
  • 29th – 31st Jan 2010: The Real Britain, Assistant Director (Clifftown Studios, Southend)
  • 18th – 25th Apr 2009: Cloud 9, Director (Byre Theatre, St Andrews)
  • 9th – 14th Feb 2009: 4.48 Psychosis, Director (Barron Theatre, St Andrews)
  • 7th – 15th Dec 2008: Terrorism, Director (Barron Theatre, St Andrews)
  • 31st Oct – 6th Nov 2008: The Call of Cthulhu, Director (Barron Theatre, St Andrews)
  • 13th – 20th Dec 2007: Tis Pitty Shee’s a Whore, Director 9Byre Theatre, St Andrews)
  • 1st – 29th Aug 2007: Twelfth Night, Design / Music (St Augustine’s, Edinburgh)
  • also many student and amateur acting credits, once upon a time

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  Where did all the poetry go? « Harry Giles : Home wrote @

[...] to have too many sites for yourself, and I already have too many! So instead I’ve made a new page with ographies of every kind: places I’ve been published, filmed, performed and directed. [...]

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