0 Have your say How do you set a play on the moon? Answer: you don’t – you set it on Earth. Today, it is 50 years since Apollo 11 lifted off from the Kennedy Space Centre on a mission that would change humanity’s view of itself, but when theatre-makers consider the moon, they tend to leave the lunar landscape to cinema and sci-fi literature. Instead, they use our nearest neighbour as a symbol. Whether talking about impossible ambition or fairytale mysticism, they make the moon about life down here.Take David Greig. Two decades ago, the Scottish playwright wrote about the Russian space programme in The Cosmonaut’s Last Message To The Woman He Once Loved In The Former Soviet Union. In it, he imagined two cosmonauts lost in orbit around a world that was changing unrecognisably. Their isolation became a metaphor for the everyday communication breakdown happening beneath them. It’ll be fascinating to see what metaphors Greig plays with … [Read more...] about All the Moon’s a stage at this year’s Edinburgh Fringe
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What happens when fathers suffer postnatal depression? Mental health issues affect one in 10 new Dads, with first-time parents at greater risk … [Read more...] about What happens when fathers suffer postnatal depression?
Bristol 17 June 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-bristol-48619867 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel A support service has started in Bath & North East Somerset to help men affected by post-natal depression.Bluebell's Dads in … [Read more...] about Post-natal depression ‘affects men too’
Postnatal depression is something that affects 1 in 10 fathers, but many dads say there is a lack of support available to them following the birth of a child. Dad of two, Nathan Urquhart, says he felt scared and alone after his two children were born. But he says this wasn't taken seriously, and a lack of support made things worse. "I questioned everything about myself, about what was the point, about was I even worthy of being my kid's father, I wondered whether anybody even needed me," he said. "It made me feel so low and when I tried to talk to somebody about getting some help about how I was feeling, if I did get an answer it was dismissive as if to shut me up so that they could focus on my partner. "It made me feel terrible, I was trying to support my partner as best as I could and I didn't know how to support myself." Nathan hopes by sharing his story he can help others too. "When you are having a bad day that it's not going to keep being bad," he said. What are the … [Read more...] about Dad’s call for greater awareness of postnatal depression in men
0 Have your say A century ago, the passing of the Sex Disqualification (Removal) Act 1919 allowed Madge Easton Anderson – a Scot who had studied at Glasgow University – to become the first woman to practise as a professional lawyer in the UK. Much has changed since then: today, women make up more than 50 per cent of solicitors under the age of 40 in Scotland and the President of the Supreme Court is a woman: Lady Brenda Hale. As Lady Hale has pointed out, however, there is a long way to go. The upper echelons of law – and certainly the judiciary – are still predominantly male. What are the consequences of this gender gap? In her book, Invisible Women, Caroline Criado-Perez has pointed out that a dearth of women in tech has produced a world designed by men for men. Could it be that under-representation at the top of law has resulted in a similar systemic bias?To mark 100 years of women in law, three academics – Sharon Cowan, … [Read more...] about Insight: Feminists rebalance the scales of justice