Recommended age: 18
Brace yourself for an evening of angst-ridden, revealing and often unintentionally hysterical real life stories, as a group of volunteers read aloud from their adolescent diaries (yes, not everyone burnt theirs!). For one night only, our courageous readers will be reliving the awkward crushes, homework dramas and dubious musical tastes of their childhood and teenage years. All the diaries, scrapbooks, poetry and song lyrics read out at Oh Dear Diary are genuine, and we guarantee an ample dose of droll nostalgia… tinged with mortifying shame.
During the evening we’ll also be screening Oliver Griffin and Neil Richardson’s superbly funny Republic (42min). As teenagers in 1991, Oliver and Neil got their hands on a Hi8 camera and documented their hometown of Blyth in Northumbria, recently voted the worst place in Britain. 25 years later, the results can finally be seen.
If you’re brave enough to read from your diary, contact firstname.lastname@example.org to apply.