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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 shor

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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 he

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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

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  • ‘The Two Worlds of Charlie F’ Review

    The Two Worlds of Charlie F
    5 June 2014

    By Bryony Stevens, Communications Assistant. The powerful play explores the real life stories of injured service personnel performed, not by hired actors, but people with real-life experiences of injury, amputations and theatrical aspirations.  I am not usually the theatre-going type. There are certainly plays that catch my eye, but I wouldn’t say I was a regular! I’m even less of a theatre critic so you’ll have to e

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