The Veterans' Project

10th January 2018

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Are you a Veteran? Do you find it difficult to get out of the house? Do you miss being with friends who share your experiences? Do you miss having a challenge? Do you find yourself low in confidence? Would you benefit from having people really listen to you? 
 
Then this project is for you. 
 
Where: Macrobert Arts Centre, Stirling University

When: Monday to Friday between 5th and 23rd February 2018, 11am-5pm

Who for:  Any Veteran, and it is also open to spouses or partners 
 
What is it?

You will work with a community drama Director, a Musician and a small group of volunteer actors.  You will learn drama and music skills, with the focus on building your confidence, having fun, talking and listening, and socialising.  You will work in a creative, safe and supportive – but also challenging - environment.  You will gain a sense of achievement at having met the challenges offered.  The process helps to reduce anxiety and stress.  You will also benefit from being with both Veterans and civilians, from talking things through with others who will listen and who will value your experience, views and feelings.   
 
Over the three weeks you will create a short piece to be shared with an invited audience of friends and family.  However, it must be stressed that no one has to perform, and throughout the process, if you are ever uncomfortable, there is always the option of stepping aside from the challenge at that moment. 
 
No previous drama or musical experience is required 
 
We will be holding an information session for the project on Thursday 18th January at Macrobert Arts Centre from 3pm-4pm.  
 
To apply please contact:  

 
Ally Gemmel – Regional Support Officer, Armed Services Advice Project  Tel - 01786 451225 Email - allygemmell@stirlingcab.casonline.org.uk  
 
Hannah Uttley – Creative Learning Officer, Macrobert Arts Centre Tel – 01786 466 627 Email – Hannah.uttley@macrobertartscentre.org 

 

This project is funded by Veterans Scotland.  

 

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