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Upcoming Events

Bloomsbury Institute

Bloomsbury Poetry Slam
Monday 24th February
The Water Poet, 9-11 Folgate St, London E1 6BX

Come and enjoy a night of competitive poetry, comedy and chaotic wordplay with the Bloomsbury Institute at the Water Poet pub. The Bloomsbury Institute are having a Slam; a democratic performance poetry competition where two teams of poets battle it out to be crowned the most dynamic wordsmith. With Bloomsbury authors and performance poets Brian Conaghan (When Mr Dog Bites) and A.F. Harrold (Fizzlebert Stump) as Slam Team captains and feature acts, this will be a fizzy, frenetic and ‘a-mayonnaise-ing’ night to remember.Guest poets include Rob Auton, Harry Giles, Fanny Walker and Deanna Rodger.


Book Launch: Naked Among Thistles
Friday 28th February
Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street , Edinburgh EH1 1SR

As part of LGBT History Month, join us to celebrate the launch of a new anthology of creative writing about about LGBT+ identities (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and other related gender identities and sexual orientations) and mental wellbeing. Featuring Harry Giles, Sophia Walker, Jo Clifford, and Kirsty Logan. Free entry, including a free copy of the book!


Sprint:  One-on-One Night

What We Owe @ Sprint One-on-OneFriday 21st March
Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY

Play the lead role in a zombie apocalypse. Write a postcard to your future self. Ride a car through 1990s Texas. Join us for a one-night extravaganza of intimate, one-on-one and drop-in performances featuring Claire Gaydon (Remy), Getinthebackofthevan, Greg Wohead, Harry Giles and many more – including Citizens Exchange Bureau, by Haworth + Hayhoe and The Human Clock, by Janine Harrington. Your ticket gains you entry to 4 one-on-one pieces, and there will also be durational pieces happening throughout the evening around CPT. Slots will be allocated on the night, so please arrive in good time if you’re keen to see a specific piece.http://www.cptheatre.co.uk/show/one_on_one.php#.UwiYpIX2308


I Want to Blow Up the Palace of Holyroodhouse
Saturday 22nd March
Camden People’s Theatre, 58-60 Hampstead Road, London, NW1 2PY

I want to blow up the Palace of Holyroodhouse. However, I am frankly terrified of the consequences this would have on my life, and think it probably wouldn’t be worth it. Therefore, I’ve decided that I will instead, in a symbolic action, blow up a scale model of the Palace in the name of art. I’ll be conducting all my research about how to do it live and in public. Drop by to learn about explosives, about rage, about the steady erosion of civil liberties, and about the limits of art and activism.

Notes for Lawyers and Cops: (1) All the information I am accessing is to be used only for blowing up a small scale model of the Palace of Holyroodhouse in a safe and legal manner (2) I neither condone nor encourage the actual blowing up of actual public buildings, and will not be sharing my research with anyone who does in an encouraging way. (3) Any websites I link to here or on Twitter are for information or humour purposes only, should not be used for acts of terrorism, and can be found by a very basic Google search anyway. http://harrygiles.org/2013/10/09/i-want-to-blow-up-the-palace-research-day-1/

This research performance is happening in the foyer of the theatre before and after Daniel Bye and Company’s How to Occupy an Oil Rig. You should go to that too: http://www.cptheatre.co.uk/show/oil_rig.php#.UwiZp4X2308

What We Owe @ Still Ready To Change?
23rd-24th May
Bunker Ljubljana, Slomškova 7, 1000 Ljubljana

Trapped in a maze of final demands from which you may never escape? Pestered by obligations to friends, family and the television? Cowering under the weight of your debts? What We Owe is the highly unqualified debt counselling service FOR YOU.  We’ll lead you through the journey of what you owe – not just financially, but also emotionally, socially, ecologically, and more. In just 20 minutes, we promise to leave you lighter and happier – or at least with a colour-coded spreadsheet. Vanquish your debt monsters! Burn your student loan statements! Ignore your friends! In an economy driven by huge financial debts, What We Owe is a tragicomic look at what we mean by debt, and how we might struggle to even begin to cope with it.


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[...] include shipping costs. The pamphlet itself is a mere £3! So if you’re in Edinburgh, either come to one of my events and buy it from me there, or email me at harry@harrygiles.org and I can arrange a dead-drop or super [...]

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