Anna Downie

Anna has over a decade of experience working on community engagement projects. Her background is in museums, coordinating projects that combine museum collections and creativity to tackle inequalities and improve wellbeing. She currently splits her time between Starcatchers and National Museums Scotland. Anna believes passionately in the ability of the arts to have a positive… Read more »

Kirsty Pennycook

Kirsty is a theatre maker and facilitator based in Glasgow, focused on working in community settings. As an artist, Kirsty specialises in making work for young audiences, and creatively integrating access for disabled audiences and performers. Art for social change is always present in her work, and Kirsty is so excited to see the Creative… Read more »

Kirsten Hogg

Kirsten has worked in voluntary sector policy for 15 years, influencing Scottish Government policy and legislation relating to children and families, learning disability, social care and voluntary sector funding. Kirsten’s love of the theatre came from trips with her parents to the National Youth Music Theatre and the Singing Kettle, and her search for the… Read more »

Fraser Stone

Fraser has been a professional musician and educator for over a decade. Having created multiple rhythm based projects for schools around Scotland, he believes creativity is an innate quality found in everyone; it does not recognise the social divide or adhere to stereotypes. Creativity can be used to explore who we are and as a platform to… Read more »

Marion Geoffray

Marion Geoffray is a performer, theatre-maker and the artistic director of Theatre Sans Accents, an innovative bilingual theatre company promoting language learning through the arts to children and adults as well as producing original pieces of theatre by bilingual artists. Her practice is playful, multi-sensory and interactive challenging conceptions of identity and pushing communication boundaries.

Kerry Cleland

Kerry has worked as a performer for over 10 years and has much passion and drive for creating work and performing with early years audiences and children with complex needs. Expecting Something has been a project that she has admired since it’s beginnings and she is now delighted to be on board with the Starcatchers… Read more »

Judith Walsh

Judith has a career in managing arts organisations and projects that are good for the soul, believing that the performing arts have a central role to play in our society – from their therapeutic value, to the way they connect people and ideas, to the expression of who we are and how we feel. Judith… Read more »

Natalie Gibson

Natalie has worked in an administration and marketing role since 2014. She has years of experience working and volunteering in the children’s sector which has taken her both overseas as well as closer to home. Natalie started working for Starcatchers in 2018 and is very excited to be part of the team. She believes that… Read more »

Adrian Harris

Adrian has spent over forty years working in and running cultural organisations. He held the post of Chief Executive of The Queen’s Hall in Edinburgh for fourteen years presenting, promoting and producing live concerts and gigs across all styles of music. From 1995 – 2002 he was Director of the Nuffield Theatre at Lancaster University and,… Read more »

Vel Gnanendran

VEL HAS SPENT NEARLY 20 YEARS WORKING ON INTERNATIONAL POLICY. HE IS CURRENTLY A DIRECTOR AT THE LARRY ELLISON FOUNDATION AND WAS PREVIOUSLY THE CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER AT THE DEPARTMENT FOR INTERNATIONAL DEVELOPMENT. HE HAS ALSO WORKED AT THE FOREIGN OFFICE, CABINET OFFICE AND TREASURY INCLUDING VARIOUS ROLES OVERSEAS, MOST RECENTLY IN TANZANIA. VEL HAS EXTENSIVE EXPERIENCE… Read more »