On Air WES VENN

Theatre Recovery Programme For Injured Military Personnel

waterside

7:01am 6th November 2014

A pioneering theatre project is set to be a new "alternative way" for injured military personell in Buckinghamshire to get their lives back.

Bravo 22 Company officially starts today - and it's starts in Aylesbury - aiming to get wounded soldiers involved in theatre - as a way to 'find their voice' once again.

The performance art is designed to improve military personnel's self-awareness, confidence, and motivation to support their individual recovery after any trauma - including support into the civilian workplace.

Bravo 22 Company Project in Buckinghamshire is supported by funding from The Royal British Legion and the Community Covenant Fund.

Producer Alice Driver told Mix - it all started when she spoke to a soldier in hospital:

"He said to me when you become wounded you become incredibly vulnerable. You lose your sense of self, your pupose but fundamentaly your voice.

So I decided to create the first theatre recovery project with the MoD - they'd never used theatre before."

Share This Story

Delicious Submit this page to reddit
Email Icon Get the latest local news direct to your inbox.
Sign up now for our email updates
.

Comments

No comments have been posted and approved yet.

Submit a Comment

Please log in to comment on this page.

Suggested articles
Coach Crash - M40

Coach crashes off M40: 17 injured

A coach has come off the M40 near Thame in the early hours of this morning, injuring 17 on board.

Remembrance Day

Listen again: our Remembrance Day programme

If you missed our special programme for Remembrance Day, catch up here.

Most read
Police Car - Thames Valley Police (TVP)

Hit and run driver kills cyclist

A cyclist has died after being hit by a car which then drove off.

Newer article

What IS Wrong With Our Local Health Service?

Local: Another on-line survey asks us what is still wrong with local health provision On-line survey and public meetings

Older article

Men Only! Sheds Open Doors Taster Session Start Today

Local: A group which helps combat loneliness for men in Aylesbury AND helps teach them new skills - is opening its shed doors today.

Top articles

Police still looking for witnesses following death of cyclist

Local: The 28-year-old victim sadly died at the scene.

Victory for people with disabilities in 'wheelchair v buggy' bus case

National: Disability campaigners have welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that bus drivers may have to do more to accommodate wheelchair users.

HS2: 'It's Stolen My Time & Things I'd Promised Myself For 40 Years'

Local: Stan Mason is 79 and has been fighting the High Speed route for over 6 years. We wanted to see how that's affected him

Bollywood actor Salman Khan cleared of gun charge over hunting trip

Showbiz: Bollywood actor Salman Khan has been cleared of using unlicensed arms while hunting for rare blackbuck antelopes 18 years ago.

Diego Costa dropped by Chelsea after £30m a year offer from China

Sport: Diego Costa has been dropped from Chelsea's squad to face Leicester City after a row with a club fitness coach, according to Sky sources.

Gambia crisis: Senegal threatens military action at midnight

World: Britons are leaving The Gambia as Senegal says troops will take action at midnight unless a solution is found to the crisis there.