As part of our Seriously Awkward campaign we've teamed up with Spark London for an evening of seriously awkward stories

3 polaroids of people being awkward teenagers

Date: Wednesday 27 June 2018
Venue: Dogstar, 389 Coldharbour Lane, Brixton, London SW9 8LQ
Time: 7.30–10pm (stories at8pm)
Tickets: £10
Over 18s only (ID required)

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Awkward Age event

Join us and London’s longest running storytelling night Spark London for a special evening of honest stories told by you, the audience. We’ll be laughing, cringing and maybe even crying as we look back on our seriously awkward teenage years together.

As part of our Seriously Awkward campaign for vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds, the theme for the night will be ‘Awkward Age’, so come and tell us what you were up to at that age.

Think you have a story to tell?

It’s hard to know what life’s like for older teenagers today. Remember what it was like for you then: did you feel like an adult or a child? Could you stand on your own two feet or were you nervous about facing the adult world? Did you keep a teenage diary? What did you enjoy? What did you regret? Did you find yourself in harm’s way?

These aren’t easy questions, and the answers can sometimes be seriously awkward. Come along and tell us about it. Tell a story for the first time, or tell the one that always gets a laugh. And if it’s all too embarrassing to recall you can just listen to other people’s stories.

What to expect

Our Seriously Awkward campaign fights to improve life for vulnerable 16 and 17 year olds, because no child should feel alone, whatever their age. At this special open mic night we’ll invite the audience to tell a five minute story from their life.

It’ll be a friendly and relaxed environment where it’s easy for anyone to get up and share something on stage. So, is your teenage story awkward – or is it seriously awkward? Whatever it is, we want to hear it.

Photography, audio and video will be taken on the night which you may appear in; this material could be used online, on marketing materials or in the media.

Media enquiries: 24-hour mobile: 078107 96508, office hours tel: 0207 841 4422, e: media@childrenssociety.org.uk


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