Working as an artist with kinship carers and their children over several months in Ayrshire, I’ve been privileged to get to know families whose personal stories all involve great bravery, resilience and love. Through family den-building, performing in wild punk bands, creating home-made instruments and so many other creative activities we have found new… Read more »
I’ve been reflecting on the time that I’ve had with Expecting Something over the past year and a half, since I returned to the project after having my own baby. I recently left the project to have another baby and I’ve handed the project over to the amazing Kim Donohoe. I have been… Read more »
The musicality of infants and very young children is remarkable and this is why music, particularly live music, is such a strong feature in early years theatre. For composer Greg Sinclair, how babies and young children experience and respond to sound was the inspiration for MamaBabaMe’s beautiful soundtrack. Sensitivity to music appears very early on,… Read more »
Every set designer endeavours to help tell a story, create atmosphere and arouse emotion, but when audience members are very young – sometimes just a few weeks old – there’s a lot of other important things to take into account! In designing the set for MamaBabaMe, a show created for babies and young children… Read more »
Heather Fulton is lead artist for Creative Kin in Moray. In this blog Heather explores how the significance of the project has developed over the course of several months.
Associate Artist and theatermaker Kim Donohoe (recent work for Starcatchers includes Sprog Rock) recently returned from a residency visit to France as part of the Artists, Art and early childhood project. This is an artist development opportunity taking place over two years and supported by arts organisations including Starcatchers in Scotland, Compangie ACTA in France and Festival 2Turvenhoog in the Netherlands.
Chris Orr reflects on how Froebel’s ideas about creativity are a fundamental part of Starcatchers’ Creative Skills professional development.
As Hup, our classical music and theatre experience for babies premieres in New York, co-creator Hazel Darwin-Clements reflects on the process involved in creating music and theatre that babies and their adults can connect with.
Jimmy Gordon’s creative writing sessions with a group of young mums and their babies and toddlers generated a heart-warming story about pregnancy and friendship.
Associate Artist Hazel tells the next part of the story of the Lochgelly Expecting Something’s group’s book project, Ellie’s Egg.