Our SIRF18 Festival Launch, This Is Not For You, is an epic outdoor performance paying moving tribute to Britain’s wounded war veterans, men and women whose contributions to history often go unnoticed. The piece is performed by Blesma, The Limbless Veterans, professional performers and local community choirs.

This Is Not For You, part of 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary, is a story of veterans’ fight for respect and remembrance, told with heft, beauty and wry humour, both on the ground and off it, with audio description and signing (BSL) as integral parts of the production. Graeae, with the National Centre for Circus Arts, has trained 25 disabled veterans in performance
especially for the piece.

You can download a copy of the This Is Not For You programme.

A Graeae Theatre Company production co-commissioned by Blesma: The Limbless Veterans and 14-18 NOW, the UK’s arts programme for the First World War centenary and supported by Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation (UK Branch).

Plus, check out these fantastic images taken during a recent training session with Blesma members preparing for This Is Not For You.

Showing at

  1. Thu 02 Aug 2018



  2. Fri 03 Aug 2018



  3. Fri 03 Aug 2018



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