Stand Easy at Edinburgh Festival with Bravo 22

Stand Easy were busy in Edinburgh last week.

On Wednesday, Alan Cameron and Billy McWilliam attended the play ‘Wired’ at Army at the Fringe. Alan reports, “the play about post traumatic stress was produced and performed by an all female company, and was excellent – well researched and well dramatised. Billy and I were on the panel for a discussion afterwards. Billy was very pleased as he was sat next to Keith Brown (SNP Deputy Leader) who recognised him (and not me!) from a previous visit Keith made to Stand Easy at Macrobert Arts”.

Gary Gray and Richard Caffrey during a break at the Bravo 22 workshop

On Thursday, we took 6 Veterans and 3 members of staff along to a Bravo 22 day. Stand Easy was inspired by Bravo 22, so this was an important day for us to come together with our Southern counterparts.

Thanks to Gary Gray of Poppy Scotland who kindly organised the whole day. We’re also grateful to Erskine House for accommodating a drama workshop for us,  all Bravo 22 cast members (who helped run the workshop) and residents at the Personnel Recovery Centre. They also provided us with an excellent lunch and then we were given tickets to see the performance of ‘Unspoken’ at the (Pleasance).

Bravo 22 cast member Tip Cullen, with 2 of our Veterans, George Holmes and Susan Dunham

By the end of the day we all felt we had known each other for much longer as our experiences were so similar. A really great day!

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