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Projects
my not-work

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👆 Unreel (2020-)
A weekly radio show, playing the songs you hear less often, 8pm on Monday evenings at West Wilts Radio
https://westwiltsradio.com/category/shows/unreel/

Picture of the studio at West Wilts Radio

👆 Giles on the radio (2020-2021)
Presenting the 2-4pm slot on Fridays at West Wilts Radio

Screenshot of the monochrome home page

👆 Monochrome (2019-)
An email newsletter about my efforts to become a better black and white photographer
https://monochrome.substack.com

Listening to 1001 albums before I die (2019-)
Because otherwise, how will I know which of them are the good ones?
https://gilest.org/1001.html

Black and white and RSS (2019)
A set of photos you can only view if you subscribe to an RSS feed.
https://gilest.org/bwrss.html

screenshot of not_ifications

👆 NOT ifications (2018)
A bot that tweets the opposite of notifications.
https://twitter.com/NOT_ifications

BoA Ticket Machine (2017-2018)
Documenting the ways and times that the only ticket machine at Bradford on Avon railway station is not working.
https://boaticketmachine.carrd.co

Blockbox / Anti-blockbox (2014-2017)
Blockbox is a set of ideas and prompts to help you re-think your writing project. Anti Blockbox is a parallel-universe set of prompts that hate you and your stupid idea.
https://gilest.org/blockbox.html

Luvly (2014)
A book made of old bits of internet I found lying around on my rented server. Good enough for reading while you’re sitting on the loo. Not much better than that, though.
https://gilest.org/luvly.html

Bad transport poetry (2013-2014)
Initially a Little Printer publication, later a newspaper you could print on demand, this was a collection of terrible poems about public transport. Not poems about bad public transport. The difference is important.
https://gilest.org/bad-transport-poetry.html

The John Peel record collection playlist (2012)
Peel’s record collection was published online for the first time since his death. No-one had thought to turn it into a Spotify playlist, so I decided to do something about that.
https://gilest.org/peel-playlist.html

Twitter by Post (2011)
Actually doing Twitter through the post. It was expensive and very time consuming but also quite a lot of fun. This project was a finalist in the Online Journalism Awards 2012.
http://www.themorningnews.org/article/twitter-by-post

Winner of the Best Regional Chip Shop Award, 2006 (2010)
Short fiction, published by Every Day Fiction.
https://everydayfiction.com/winner-of-the-regional-best-chip-shop-award-2006-by-giles-turnbull/

Rising Slowly (2008)
A blog about the weather
https://risingslowly.tumblr.com

Satire for The Morning News (2007-2014)
Contributions included names for Lego bits, talking dogs, political nonsense, explaining cricket, strange job interviews, tactful beds, playful kittens, internet noises, and many more.
https://themorningnews.org/archive/author/giles-turnbull

Moments from pop music history (2007-2014)
Things that got left out of official band histories. Not all of them very true.
https://gilest.org/pop-moments.html

gorjuss (sporadically 199? - 2015, approx)
An email newsletter, long long long before they were the new cool thing.
https://gilest.org/gorjuss-mailing-list.html

How to catch mice (2002)
For a while after it was published, this page was the top hit on Google for “how to catch mice”. Unexpectedly and delightfully, the comments became a community. At least one couple got married after meeting each other in the comments on this page.
https://gilest.org/how-to-catch-mice.html


(7 April 2021)