New Winter & Spring Tour of The Attic

13th November 2017

Starcatchers and Hazel Darwin-Clements present new production of The Attic for 2 – 4 year olds and their adults, playing in Fife and Edinburgh over Christmas 2017/18, with a full Scottish Tour in Spring 2018.

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Starcatchers Celebrates 11th Birthday

13th November 2017

On 1st October 2017, Starcatchers celebrated its 11th Birthday

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Starcatchers wins Sunday Herald Culture Award

14th July 2017

We are delighted to be able to report that Starcatchers was awarded a Sunday Herald Culture Award, at the Culture Awards ceremony held in Glasgow on 13th July 2017. Chief Executive Rhona Matheson received the ‘Judges Choice’ award, for absolute stand-out prominence in the Scottish arts, at the end of the evening from BBC Scotland’s Janice… Read more »

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Dance, theatre & live music production set to tour Scotland

20th April 2017

Scottish baby theatre pioneers and award-winning dance company join forces to create exciting new performance for very young babies and their families   This captivating new collaboration between Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years organisation Starcatchers and award-winning dance theatre company Curious Seed, MamaBabaMe is designed especially for babies aged 18 months – 3 year olds, combining dance and physical… Read more »

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Making theatre accessible to families in need across Scotland

10th April 2017

Today we launched a new fundraising campaign, Forward for Families, to provide theatre seats for very young children and their families in need across Scotland.   A recent study suggests more than 200,000 children are growing up in poverty in Scotland. Scottish Government Social Research consistently evidences that access to theatre and cultural experience enriches lives… Read more »

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Audition call for new Spring 2017 show MamaBabaMe

16th January 2017

Curious Seed and Starcatchers are looking for an experienced female professional dancer for their new co-production MamaBabaMe

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What an amazing year… what an amazing 10 years!

31st December 2016

Rhona Matheson, Chief Executive of Starcatchers looks back at the past 10 years:   2016 has been a year of reflection, celebration and sharing. Reflecting on what we have achieved over the years, celebrating these achievements and sharing our work with audiences in communities across Scotland as well as to new audiences across the world…. Read more »

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2017/18 Funding secured for new Creative Kin project

22nd December 2016

We’re delighted to be able to announce that we’ve been awarded funding by The Scottish Government’s Children, Young People and Families Early Intervention and Adult Learning and Empowering Communities Fund.

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Creative Skills goes to South Korea

20th December 2016

At the start of December Starcatchers’ CEO Rhona Matheson and Creative Skills Manager Heather Armstrong spent a week in Korea running training for teaching artists and spreading the word about Starcatchers are our approach to the arts and creativity for very young children. Here, Heather reflects on their experience.

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CEO Rhona Matheson featured in Product Magazine

19th December 2016

Product Magazine is an independent arts and culture magazine established to showcase innovative work by new writers and artist from Scotland beyond. In the lead up to Christmas they have published a campaign 10 things we can do for children in Scotland with contributions from experts across sectors in Scotland working with and for children…. Read more »

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Free Christmas storybook for Shape of Things audiences

13th December 2016

As a special festive treat, audiences who come to see The Shape of Things at Dundee Rep will receive a free Christmas themed storybook called Snow Business!   Following our characters Cubert and Triantán as they travel through the sparkly circle into a winter wonderland, finding shapes along the way.   If you didn’t make… Read more »

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Expecting Something awarded Big Lottery funding

9th December 2016

The Expecting Something project has been awarded 2 year funding from Big Lottery to continue the innovative programme of creative activity in communities in Scotland

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Help us this #Giving Tuesday

29th November 2016

Today is #GivingTuesday – a global day of giving! In a milestone year, where we  turned 10 years old we undertook a huge amount of work across our 3 strands of activity. Starcatchers a charitable organisation with very limited core funding we rely on the generous support of individuals, businesses and trusts and foundations to help… Read more »

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The Shape of Things sets off on it’s Scottish & Irish tour!

19th October 2016

New show for 6 months – 2 years touring Scotland & Ireland in 2016

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Scottish & Irish collaboration secures funding from Creative Scotland

7th June 2016

We’re delighted to announce that a new production for babies aged 6 months to 2 years made in collaboration with Branar Téatar do Pháistí (Galway) has been awarded Open Project Funding from Creative Scotland.

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Starcatchers SQA qualification registration open

6th June 2016

This qualification is designed for Early Years practioners working across the sector, including staff in nursery and family care setting, health workers, childminders and out of school and play workers.

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Competition time!

6th June 2016

Have you ever played spot the dragon on a long car journey, or pretended the trolley was a train as you dashed round the supermarket?

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Hup receives Made in Scotland funding

6th June 2016

We’re absolutely delighted that Hup has been successful in securing funding from Made in Scotland to perform at this year’s Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Hup’s international adventure 2016

26th May 2016

We can now finally reveal ALL of our plans for Hup in 2016. It’s been a long time in the pipe line, but we’re really excited to announce that Hup will be touring internationally from Canada to China before returning to premiere at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.

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Starcatchers 10th Anniversary @ Imaginate

26th May 2016

During this year’s Imaginate Festival Starcatchers held a reception to celebrate 10 years of creating innovative work for under 5s. It was a chance to reflect on all of the achievements made in the past 10 years and celebrate!

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