Creative Discoveries

Since August I’ve been Lead Artist at Expecting Something in Lochgelly, exploring creative play with a brilliant group of parents and babies. I always look forward to each session and seeing how the babies will react to the activities I’ve planned, and each week brings new discoveries for me as an artist, and also for… Read more »

New Experiences – Reflections from Starcatchers Intern, Yola Sornsakrin

Yola Sornsakrin, a social work student from Berlin, Germany, spent six months working with Starcatchers across our community engagement and professional development projects.  During my six months internship with Starcatchers I had the chance to observe and support many projects, including the Community Engagement projects Creative Kin and Expecting Something and their professional development programmes… Read more »

Playful ideas

Time to share some of the good stuff we have been up to at Expecting Something Wester Hailes, which could also inspire activities at home. We all need a bit more genuine fun in our lives I reckon – and at Expecting Something we are constantly striving to find things which automatically inspire genuine fun… Read more »

Filming Magic

As a filmmaker, I’m used to working on diverse projects. From commercial video, to more conceptual moving image work, every project is unique. When you arrive at a location with your camera, your brain is throwing out tens of questions a second… What story am I telling? How can I tell that story visually? What’s… Read more »

Making Spaces

I’ve been reflecting on the time that I’ve had with Expecting Something over the past year and a half,   since I returned to the project after having my own baby. I recently left the project to have another baby and I’ve handed the project over to the amazing Kim Donohoe.   I have been… Read more »

Ellie’s Egg Part One | Expecting Something

Lead Artist in Lochgelly – and Starcatchers Associate Artist – Hazel Darwin-Clements writes this week about the Lochgelly group’s adventures so far in creating their own artistic project. 

Becoming | Expecting Something

Scottish writer and illustrator Debi Gliori visited Expecting Something in Lochgelly last week. The group in Lochgelly are working towards creating their own story for babies and their adults, all about the experience of being a new parent, welcoming in a new person. Together – through all the chaos and energy of young children – they explored children’s books and stories for wee ones. Afterwards, Debi wrote about her session and the ways in which the challenges we think we can never overcome, may be opportunities in disguise.