Monthly Archives: May 2010

Ctrl.Alt.Shift: Dear Diary

Two events this week; two weeks of university remain.

As the exam season peaks, invaluable opportunities seem to increase ten-fold. It’s a troubling, yet brilliantly optimistic period for me to be me; two important exams loiter close-by, and all I feel for doing, is throwing myself to the winds of enterprise and employment. I must prioritize, but this is a skill yet to establish itself in my cognitive meanderings – may I reiterate, ‘yet’ to establish.

Monday saw the opening of an exhibition in Super Superficial, Covent Garden. Dear Diary was the title, and down the stairs and into the basement, white-washed walls played host to a plethora of diaries and diary entries – from the notable Sylvia Plath and Kurt Cobain, to the unsung champions of Kenyan slums. It was most definitely an immersive collection of experience and raw memory – both light-hearted, and heart-wrenching.

Thursday was a night to remember, and for many of the readers who took part, a night that would see them relocated to detached pasts – recalling former loves, hates, and antics. Hoxton Hall, in all its Victorian grandeur, was the venue, and the likes of Henry Holland, Alexa Chung, and Suede’s Brett Anderson and many others were the participants. It was an evening of hysterics, palatable humiliation and some really quite introspective pondering.

Monday’s photos will be up soon.

Ctrl.Alt.Shift website:

http://www.ctrlaltshift.co.uk/article/dear-diary

Enter Thursday

The infamous 'Diary' bedroom

Mr Henry Holland

Brett Anderson

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The City of Abacus, V V Brown

University ends; outlook broadens.

Yesterday evening was a wonderful suprise. Called two hours before the event was to start, I went from the nightmarish ordeal of learning shorthand, to the ecstatic, if not hysterical world of a fifteen year old cider drinker. Thinking back on it only makes me more typsy.

It was the launch of the new comic by V V Brown, The City of Abacus. Situated in a musical utopia, the contents of this mad world had been extrapolated, arranged and plastered about The Book Club in Shoreditch. It was all very impressive.

Please forgive my laziness, but shorthand beckons and this website summarises the event far better than I could ever hope in this algebraic state:

http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/london/event/the-city-of-abacus-612887/

Enter images.

And to finish

http://www.spoonfed.co.uk/london/event/the-city-of-abacus-612887/

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