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

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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

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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

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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.

Planting the Seed

This week we have a Guest Blog by Zac Scott who explored songwriting with the mums and babies.

I AM A MOTHER HEAR ME ROAR!

This weeks blog is written by one of the young parents attending Expecting Something. Jamie opens up about how important the group has been for her and her son, and the experiences they have shared.

Things to Remember as we Grow

Maria Giergiel is the Lead Artist with Expecting Something in Lochgelly. In this blog she reflects on the last year and some things to remember as we continue to grow.