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Oh Dear Video Diary

Like a phoenix from the flames (kinda), something wonderful is rising from the ashes of Oh Dear Diary.

Yes, in collaboration with our friends at Birmingham’s brilliant film festival, Flatpack – it’s Oh Dear Video Diary!

VHS video tapes

For the last few months, the good people of Flatpack have been asking you to explore your attics and seek out those old videos you made when you were a teenager.

You know the ones – the remake of Titanic where you play Rose and your brother plays Jack, or those episodes of Heartbreak High you ‘reinterpreted’ and committed to VHS many moons ago and forgot about.

Well some of you were prepared to admit such things exist, and amazingly some of you were even happy to share them with an audience! We salute you, and we’ll be laughing along with you on the night.

Compering this evening’s nostalgia trip is Richard Soames whose show Let’s Make a Movie was the inspiration for this event.

Event info

When? Friday 3 May, 20:00 – 21:30

Where? Flatpack Hub – underneath the arches at the Custard Factory

Tickets £ 6.00 / £ 4.00

Click here to book Oh Dear Video Diary tickets from Flatpack

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Announcing Oh Dear Diary 5!

Another Oh Dear Diary, you say? Oh, go on then. Yes, you can look forward to more diary readings at a venue near you (um, if you’re in Birmingham) on

Friday 22nd April 2016.

Flatpack Film FestivalWhat’s more, we are delighted to announce that April’s Oh Dear Diary will be part of Flatpack Film Festival – in the festival’s tenth anniversary year, no less! So you can expect a slightly different format, with some extra additions to the diary readings to add a bit of variety. Exciting, non? We’ll be releasing the details in good time (ie when we’ve got them).

In the meantime… did you keep a diary when you were aged between about 12 and 20? Could you bring yourself to get up on stage and read some of it to us? It’s not as scary as you think, honest! If you think you’d be up for it, and you can make it to Brum city centre on the evening of 22nd April, we’d love to hear from you. Email emma@ohdeardiary.com and tell us a bit more about yourself and your diary.

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