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  • Blesma collaborates with Mad Dog Casting

    Mad Dog casting
    23 June 2014

    We are proud to be joining forces with one of Britain's top casting agencies to offer our Members the opportunity to be a TV or movie star.  In a unique partnership Blesma is teaming up with Mad Dog Casting to offer our Blesma Members paid-for TV and movie roles as 'extras' in blockbuster movies as well as top television series and commercials. Research has shown that public performances such as acting or singing can significantly impact on recovery and the levels of self-confidence and self-esteem of those leaving the military. Mad Dog Casting, based in Ealing Studios, west London,

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  • The Eight Voices One Story Project

    Eight Voices One Story Project
    20 June 2014

    Eight ordinary people, who were faced with extraordinary circumstances, hardships and challenges, have bravely volunteered to tell their stories on camera. Eight Voices One Story was conceived as a way to acknowledge the courageous journeys of some of the Soldiering On Through Life Trust award winners and raise public awareness of the nominating Armed Forces charities concerned. This multi-media exhibition consists of eight short f

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  • Armed Forces Day

    Armed Forces Day
    17 June 2014

    This year's Armed Forces Day national event is being held in Stirling on Saturday 28th June and plans are well underway to create a spectacular programme of activities in the historic city, for military personnel and their families, veterans and visitors to make this a truly memorable occasion everybody can enjoy.  2014 is especially important as it’s the 70th anniversary of D-Day when troops from Scotland, England, Wales and Northern Ireland were among those who fought their way across the beaches of Normandy to begin the liberation of Europe.  The National Event will be held

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  • The Two Worlds of Charlie F

    The Two Worlds of Charlie F tour
    9 June 2014

    A group of soldiers have been wowing audiences across the country with their real-life stories of courage. After a tour that has taken in 14 stages across the UK and Canada "The Two Worlds of Charlie F" is coming to an end.   The project was the conceived by Theatre Royal producer Alice Driver after a chance meeting. “I met a surgeon in Birmingham who introduced me to a military patient,” she explains. “He told me that when you get injured, you lose your purpose – but you also lose your voice. I thought it made sense to create the first theatre recovery project for wounded, injured a

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