Expecting Something | Project Blog

Katy Wilson and Hazel Darwin-Clements Welcome to the Expecting Something project blog. Here you will be able to explore our community engagement project through reflective written accounts contributed by the various people working on the project including artists, participants and partners. You’ll gain insight into what we do, who we work with and how we do it! … Read more »

The idea behind Expecting Something

Artist Katy Wilson explains what the Expecting Something project is and what her group, based at Wester Hailes, has coming up over the summer

Exploring feelings with flowers

Jenny’s worked with us on Expecting Something as part of the Lochgelly group and was thrilled to be asked to bring a springtime feel to welcome new members to Expecting Something in Wester Hailes.

Exploring the Music of MamaBabaMe

Greg Sinclair is a performer and composer as well as a Starcatchers’ Associate Artist. He recently composed the music for our co-production with Curious Seed, MamaBabaMe, which is currently touring Scotland. In this blog he reflects some time he spent with the babies and families at Expecting Something in Wester Hailes, where they took a deeper look at the music in the show.

Sharing a Practice

Leyla Jospehine worked with the families at Expecting Something in Wester Hailes to explore spoken word performance and telling stories through poetry.

Interview with Lead Artist Katy Wilson

Katy Wilson is lead artist on the Expecting Something project in Westerhailes. Katy has been collaborating with Starcatchers for about 10 years. Together they have made many performances and installations for very young children and their adults. Recently Katy was interviewed by Sophie Kurylowicz who is doing a masters project on ‘Designing Theatre for the Very Young’ at Charles Sturt University in Australia

Welcomes

For the past year, Artist Hazel Darwin-Clements has been on maternity leave. Yesterday, we had our first session of the new block of Expecting Something at Lochgelly with Hazel as our lead artist. In this blog marking her return, Hazel considers the ways in which both work and home can support and sustain one another.

Design Thinking

Textile Designer Jeni Allison has been working with the Expecting Something group at WHALE Arts in 2017. Here she tells us about her experience so far and what she has learned about working with an early years audience.

I Finally Found the Words

Lead Artist at Expecting Something in Lochgelly Maria Giergiel has recently said goodbye to the families of Expecting Something, and in her final blog, talks about what she has learned over her time with the mums and babies.

Dancin’, singin’ and sparkles

The group’s final blog of the year has been penned by Lead Artist Katy Wilson who writes about the mums and babies getting the glam cabaret experience.