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


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.

Planting the Seed

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


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.

Bubbles, Lycra, and a Spotty Egg

Beth Hamilton-Cardus has spent five weeks with the Lochgelly group as an Emerging Artist. She is a storyteller usually for primary aged children and is a local artist in the Lochgelly area.

“i hope that this art project goes well”

Jillian Read spent five weeks with the WHALE Expecting Something group as an Emergent Artist. Her interest was film and blogging which she used to capture the essence of the group over the weeks.