Cringe is teaming up with youth charity Ctrl.Alt.Shift to produce a one time only event:
Ctrl.Alt.Shift & Cringe present DEAR DIARY: Secrets & Struggles from Kenya to the UK
Thursday, May 13, 7:30 – 11 pm
130 Hoxton Street, London, N1 6SH
Admission: £10 (all proceeds go to Maji Na Ufanisi, working with young people from the slums of Nairobi)
Also: a beautifully designed, limited edition journal with cover illustration by Alexa Chung as well as diary extracts from Anaïs Nin, Kurt Cobian, Sylvia Plath, Courtney Love, Daniel Johnston, Dan Eldon, Jodie Harsh and more available to buy for £18 at store.jotta.com
And: an exhibition looking at the diversity of diary keeping, including the diaries of unknowns from the 19th century to the present day from the collection of Irving Finkel, featuring audio, video and written diaries, including a library and comfy chair for in-gallery browsing at Gallery Seven, Super Superficial in Covent Garden from Tuesday May 11 until Sunday May 23rd.
I’m really excited about this, and happy that for once, Cringe is helping current teenagers, not just poking fun at former ones. (Not that there’s anything wrong with poking fun at former ones.) We’ll be back at The George and free as usual in June, but until then, book your ticket and come out for a great evening benefitting a great cause.