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.
Kayleigh and Carson are mum and son; one family that makes up the Lochgelly group for Expecting Something in Fife. In this blog, we share their story.
Lead Artist in Lochgelly – and Starcatchers Associate Artist – Hazel Darwin-Clements writes this week about the Lochgelly group’s adventures so far in creating their own artistic project.
Scottish writer and illustrator Debi Gliori visited Expecting Something in Lochgelly last week. The group in Lochgelly are working towards creating their own story for babies and their adults, all about the experience of being a new parent, welcoming in a new person. Together – through all the chaos and energy of young children – they explored children’s books and stories for wee ones. Afterwards, Debi wrote about her session and the ways in which the challenges we think we can never overcome, may be opportunities in disguise.
Rosie Sunshine is a movement and performance artist, who worked with the Lochgelly group for five weeks as part of our Emerging Artist Bursary programme. In this blog she reflects on her experience of developing the idea of a circus theatre piece for babies and their adults with the group, and witnesses the real power of collaboration in creating new ideas.
Recently, at Expecting Something in Wester Hailes, the group were lucky enough to welcome a special musical neighbour . . .
Expecting Something regular Ewan Sinclair visited the Wester Hailes group recently to explore creative stimuli with new participants.
“You seem like a friendly bunch!” said one new participant this week. It is true, we are. When new folk come along to the group we try to explain how what we do every week is different. Perhaps you’d like some examples of the kind of things we get up to? Maybe you’d like to join us? It’s free!
Greg Sinclair is a Starcatchers Associate Artist, performer, composer and cellist. Recently be brought his skills to the Expecting Something in Lochgelly families, to share the music from MamaBabaMe, our Spring 2017 Tour.