Katy Wilson, Matt Addicott and Joanna Susskind

Katy Wilson likes to create new worlds and environments for people to feel good, relaxed and inspired in – often sophisticated and far from conventional baby friendly spaces – she likes to shake things up. Katy created Starcatchers’ creative play space for babies 0-24 months and their adults, Blue Block Studio, and also delivers the Expecting Something project for young parents and their babies under 2.

Matt Addicott is a performance maker and theatre director. He first worked with Starcatchers in 2007, performing in Little Light and went on to become Starcatchers Artist in Residence at Platform in Glasgow. Matt has created numerous productions and experiences for early years audiences, and is also a regular contributor to the Creative Skills programme.

The Production

The News and Weather is a short film created by children from 6 nurseries in Falkirk and East Glasgow, assisted by Starcatchers Associate Artists Matt Addicott and Katy Wilson and filmmaker Joanna Susskind from digital and analogue artists collective Toad’s Caravan. The film was created over a period of 10 weeks, with the children taking part in each stage of the process, from influencing the content of the film, presenting and acting, and filming.


The News and Weather follows on from the success of This Sucks! The Movie by Matt Addicott, Katy Wilson & Toad’s Caravan.

The finished product was premiered at sparkling private gala performances for the children who took part in the project, and their parents and carers and nursery staff. There were also public performances at the GFT, Glasgow and Hippodrome, Bo’ness.

You can view This Sucks! here

The Making of This Sucks! The Movie can be viewed here:

Audience Feedback

The children loved the build up to the screening – the bus, the red carpet, the balloons , the hype.


They said it is really important and rare for these families ( in the area) to go out as a family this year. The Hippodrome will be the only time they do this (organised through the nursery)



Screenings 2013

Platform | Glasgow 18-19 June

Hippodrome | Falkirk 20 June

Additional Information

Read the News and Weather BLOG

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