Expecting Something works with new and expectant parents under 25 and their babies, 0-2 years, in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh and Lochgelly, Fife, providing a weekly safe artist-lead creative activities for the parents and their wee ones.
The sessions take place on a weekly basis at WHALE Arts in Wester Hailes and the Lochgelly Centre in Lochgelly led by artists Katy Wilson and Marion Geoffray. The content is shaped by the group and their interests. Sessions cover many different art-forms including photography, painting, sculpture, felt making, music, creative moment and puppetry.
As well as the weekly sessions the participants will be given the opportunity to visit and engage with cultural activities in their area. We hope that Expecting Something can create a bridge for participants to connect and understand that they can contribute positively to their local community.
We aim to empower these young parents – boosting their confidence, forging new relationships and developing strong bonds with their babies through regular and continued contact with arts and creativity.
If you, or anyone you know, are aged 25 or under with a little one from bump to 2 years, then why not come along to one of our sessions. Alternatively, if you have any questions please contact Kerry by email, call/text 07723 541628 or find out more on our Facebook page.
“It’s the highlight of my week” Expecting Something participant
“It’s such a great place for me and my son to express ourselves!” Expecting Something participant
“It’s great for me in my role as a Community Link Worker to have such a unique group to offer young mums in this area. I think the group has something special that other groups don’t have. The activities are always very creative and any mum I know that has attended has thoroughly enjoyed it, as has their little one. To have a group that not only supports mum and baby bonding but also links isolated young mums together is really invaluable.”
Julie Roxburgh, Community Link Worker, NHS, Healthy Living Centre
Expecting Something in Wester Hailes, Edinburgh and Lochgelly, Fife are funded by Children in Need, The Corra Foundation and Robertson Trust.