Pioneer to lead Lab for early years artists in Scotland

We’re delighted that Dalija Acin Thelander, an award-winning Swedish artist of Serbian origin and pioneer of installation-based performances for babies, will visit Scotland next year to lead a five-day laboratory for experienced and emerging early years artists from across disciplines. Dalija has been a pioneer of installation-based performances for babies since premiering The Book of Wandering in… Read more »

‘No ordinary playgroup’

Young parents and their little ones 0-2 today (18th October) attended a special screening of Expecting Something: ‘This is no ordinary playgroup’ – a short film they have helped create to celebrate their group, working with artist Becky Manson and musician Rory Clark.   The film was shown on a big screen set up at WHALE Arts, Edinburgh,… Read more »

Access to arts from earliest age

Our call to ensure every child can participate in high quality, innovative arts experiences from the earliest age is one of 25 calls for action to improve children’s lives – part of a campaign led by Children in Scotland as part of the organisation’s 25thanniversary. You can read the full article here.   Our Chief… Read more »

ArtFelt – bringing generations together

An exciting new arts project is bringing together young children from an Edinburgh nursery and older people from a local care home to explore and celebrate their creativity.   This unique collaboration between Luminate, Scotland’s creative ageing organisation and Starcatchers, Scotland’s National Arts and Early Years Organisation, recognises the positive impact that strong intergenerational partnerships can have… Read more »

Aberdeen’s Music Hall Babies

Starcatchers is delighted to be delivering artist-led workshops for babies and their adults in Aberdeen this month – part of Aberdeen Performing Art’s programme of events leading up to the reopening of the city’s new Music Hall in Winter 2018. The series of five workshops will focus on music, movement, sensory and visual art, nurturing… Read more »

Playspace – Starcatchers’ artist development programme

“Playspace is an invaluable and essential necessity for all artists to share their practice, connect, collaborate, learn and most of all to have a lot of fun without the pressure of time, space, finances or performance. It felt incredibly good and inspiring to just play with each other and get out of our comfort zone…. Read more »

The Art of Human Connection

MamaBabaMe – Starcatchers’ and Curious Seed’s unique dance, physical theatre and live music experience for babies and young children 0-3 – has been announced (24th May) as part of the Made in Scotland showcase 2018. Following its critically acclaimed tour in 2017, we are delighted that tickets are now on sale for MamaBabaMe at The Pleasance… Read more »

Children’s book created by local mums delights children in Fife nursery

A group of young mothers who have written and published a children’s story about their experience of being new parents delighted youngsters Sunflower Family Nurture Centre, Lochgelly with a reading of their work. The group are part of Expecting Something, a project run by Starcatchers to connect artists with mothers under the age of 25 and their babies.

Hup Tours to the Lincoln Center in NYC

Our five star show Hup will cross the Atlantic this month to give Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York, USA, its first live classical music and theatre experience for babies.