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Dads in Adversity

Monday, 07 August 2017 at 07:30 PM
Quaker Meeting House in Edinburgh, United Kingdom

just fest

7 Aug | 19:30-21:00 | £5                      

Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2JL

Panel: Sam Pringle (Fathers Network Scotland CEO) / Chair, Dave Devenney (Fathers Network Scotland), Steve Small (Strange Town Theatre Company) 

In 2016 a conversation in a Wester Hailes dads'  group highlighted some of the significant challenges around social justice, parental access, and employment  faced by young dads. This became the start of a story about 'Being a Dad' in modern Scotland.

In August 2016, as part of the Festival Fringe, Fathers Network Scotland in partnership with Strange Town Theatre Company and Just Festival decided to tell the story of these dads who, despite culture which often judges them to be ' Bad Dads', are motivated to be the best dad they can. The play was a sell out and garnered impressive reviews and plaudits from the public, prison authorities and families groups across Scotland. 

This conversation will tell the story of how the play came into being, its continuing impact and the changing role of fathers in Scotland today