Stand Easy Productions at the Macrobert
Stand Easy Productions veterans appeal
Forth Valley College students and staff who are forces veterans – or are the spouses or partners of a veteran – are being encouraged to take advantage of an entertaining opportunity to improve their lives.
Veterans Scotland’s Stand Easy Productions – which will run Monday to Friday from 5 February till 23 February at the Macrobert Arts Centre at Stirling University - has been created to use drama and musical skills to help build confidence, encourage talking, listening, socialising and fun amongst veterans who have found life difficult to get out of their house, miss a challenge and sharing experiences with friends.
Working with a community drama director, a musician and a small group of volunteer actors, those who take part will learn theatrical skills in a creative, safe and supportive – but challenging - environment helping to reduce anxiety and stress.
Over the three weeks the group 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 those taking part 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 and the organisers will be holding an information session for the project on Thursday 18 January at the Macrobert Arts Centre from 3pm-4pm.
To apply please contact: Ally Gemmell – Regional Support Officer, Armed Services Advice Project, on 01786 451225 or by e-mail on firstname.lastname@example.org or Hannah Uttley – Creative Learning Officer, Macrobert Arts Centre on 01786 466 627 or email – Hannah.email@example.com