Bravo 22 Company is an award-winning recovery through the arts programme for our Armed Forces community.
Funded by the Royal British Legion and delivered by The Drive Project, the programme provides an opportunity to develop new skills, and helps improve confidence, self-awareness, and motivation to support an individual’s recovery and transition into civilian life.
Bravo 22 Company was created by Alice Driver, using theatre as a vehicle for recovery for the Armed Forces community. In 2011, produced with the Theatre Royal Haymarket Masterclass Trust, RBL and Ministry of Defence, Bravo 22 Company brought together 30 wounded, injured and sick current and ex-serving personnel to write, produce and perform their own play, The Two Worlds of Charlie F, written by Owen Sheers and directed by Stephen Rayne.
After the success of its theatre projects, we expanded the programme to art.
The programme currently offers both in-person and live digital sessions and includes everything from painting, sculpture, photography, improvisation, writing and storytelling workshops to visits to theatres and galleries, residential courses, play readings and live interviews with industry experts. The annual programme is seasonal (winter, spring and summer) with new activities continually being added - so there’s something for everyone.
Who can join?
Bravo 22 Company is open to current and ex-Service personnel, reservists and family members.
To date, Bravo 22 Company has worked with over 600 members of the Armed Forces Community using the arts to support their recovery and the work has been seen by over 48,000 live audience members.
Everyone is welcome and you don’t need to have any experience – just the enthusiasm to try something new!
To see what’s coming up this season, have a look at our event calendar.
If you’d like to get involved please email Bravo22@thedriveproject.co.uk for more information.
After two weeks of doing Bravo 22 I felt better and as the weeks progressed, I began to talk and communicate..Participant interview, 2021
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"Bravo 22 is an awesome project, come and get involved."
Ray Winstone Patron of Bravo 22 Company
There are several ways to stay connected and contact the team at Bravo 22.
Go to our YouTube channel for some creative inspiration and a host of resources to keep you entertained.
To see what’s coming up this season – have a look at our event calendar.