Archive for April, 2010

Words from Kenya

Ctrl.Alt.Shift works with many aid organisations in Kenya to try and provide help for the young people there. What follows is an extract from the diary of one such youth living in the capital Nairobi, and highlights the extent of the poverty and dire conditions to which such a great number of people are subjected.


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Tickets are now on sale for our event in association with Cringe on 13th May – come along and be ready to laugh till your face hurts as you listen to members of the public reading extracts from their teenage diaries. It really is quite the most hilarious and cringeworthy thing we’ve ever heard. We also have some special guests in the form of Matt Horne and Filthy Dukes who are going to be playing special “teenage bedroom” DJ sets on the night. Tickets are limited so bag your seat while there’s still time – only £10 plus booking fee from Seetickets.com – the full ticket price goes to anti-poverty youth charity, Ctrl.Alt.Shift, and specifically their work with young people in Kenya, so it’s all for a good cause.

Meanwhile, check out some diary extracts from Lauren in Brighton:

And from Emma in London, aged 15:

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Ctrl.Alt.Shift presents ‘Dear Diary’ is a multi-format project that examines what it means to be a teenager, as well as the wider socio-political contexts of diary keeping. ‘Dear Diary’ takes the form of an exhibition, a live VIP event in association with international cult diary performance night ‘Cringe’, as well as a beautifully produced limited edition diary that can be used to record those all important youthful epiphanies.

Keep checking this blog for more information about all of the above, as well as any other news related to ‘Dear Diary’!

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