Cringe Readings No. 2 with Laura Park and James Folan

Featuring the diaries of James Folan and Laura Park

Why do people write diaries?
The world’s great diary writers have left invaluable chronicles of important historical events and periods. In addition, research has shown that writing down your thoughts and emotions is accompanied by considerable health benefits.
But should all of diaries be made available to the public? Would it not be better if some of our scribblings were not kept for posterity, but consigned instead to the forces of biological degradation or fire? Let us help you make up your mind by sharing a few of our diary entries with you.
We don’t give eyewitness accounts of the Great Fire or the Restoration, as the great diarist Samuel Pepys did, but we can offer a wealth of insight into life in England in the mid-to-late 70s. Exciting topics include:
• minute temperature fluctuations
• TV schedules
• football results
• meals
You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You may even be slightly bored.

James Folan is an actor and translator who has just realised how dull his Derbyshire childhood was.
Laura Park writes occasionally, and is now on the verge of destroying her teenage diaries.

Tuesday, 20th January 2015
8.15pm at England, England

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