Greg Sinclair is a composer, performer, musician and one of Starcatchers’ Associate Artists. He’s worked with us across all areas of our work, including recently as composer/performer in MamaBabaMe; delivering Creative Skills music sessions, and bringing music to the babies at Expecting Something. Greg’s also a member of Sprog Rock and right now, he’s preparing for the final two gigs at LYRA this weekend. In this blog he gives a wee behind the scenes tour of the Sprog Rock workshops, and his favourite moments.
Artist Liam Chapman is one of the Sprog Rock band members working across four local authorities to create brand new music with children in different nurseries. In his project blog he talks about his favourite moments of creative genius from the children he’s been working with, and how the kids engage with new music and instruments in their own unique ways.
Naomi is our lead artist in North Ayrshire. She facilitates the sessions with creative kinship carers and the children they look after, enabling and empowering familial relationships through creative activities. In this blog, she reflects on how the project has developed during its first block of sessions.
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.
Artist Geraldine Heaney is one of the Sprog Rock band members working across four local authorities to create brand new music with children in different nurseries. In her project blog she talks about the creative process for the children at Kelly Street Nursery in Greenock, whose music was performed at the gigs on 30 September at the Beacon Arts Centre.
Recently, at Expecting Something in Wester Hailes, the group were lucky enough to welcome a special musical neighbour . . .
Ronan joined the project as our trainee, and has been working hard to support the company at their workshops and rehearsals as they create brand new music with the nursery children. Here he gives us a wee glimpse into his awesome adventures!
Sprog Rocker Katy Wilson writes about how our brilliant live music project Sprog Rock came to be!
Expecting Something regular Ewan Sinclair visited the Wester Hailes group recently to explore creative stimuli with new participants.
Naomi O’Kelly is one of the artists facilitating the Creative Kin sessions in North Ayrshire and Moray. In this blog, she reflects on the first steps the project has taken as it finds its feet.