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Mixed Up

Starcatchers & Katy Wilson

Mon 4 Oct - Sun 17 Oct

Mixed Up

We’ve all been through a turbulent time. Emotions are mixed up and it’s hard to express how we feel. ‘Mixed Up’ is a vibrant, interactive experience for kids exploring a mix of emotions and feelings through painting, music, and dance. It gives young children an opportunity to explore and express big feelings in a visceral, physical way. At the core of ‘Mixed Up’ is a short energetic film full of colour and creative expression. The hip-hop dance and street art film was made in Edinburgh, Scotland.


Teachers and students watch the film together in the classroom before heading to the playground to get creative in a teacher-facilitated large-scale drawing session. The ‘Mixed Up’ experience includes a digital package of short videos that guide teachers through related activities and an in-classroom creative task to help children explore their feelings. Teachers will be invited to a zoom meeting with the makers of 'Mixed Up' in advance of the festival. Each class will receive a resource pack of materials by post in advance of the classroom experience.


Families can enjoy the 'Mixed Up' film and family online resources at home during the festival (4 to 17 October). Links will be made available on 4th October. Join our newsletter for the latest announcements.

Starcatchers is Scotland’s Arts and Early Years organisation. We believe in the transformational power of the arts to inspire Scotland’s youngest children and the adults who care for them. We deliver this vision through three pillars of activity rooted in creativity and designed to connect with our youngest citizens, their parents and carers, and Early Years practitioners in communities across Scotland.

Katy Wilson designs creative experiences, theatre sets and installations for children and their adults to enjoy together. She loves to draw and collaborate with children encouraging their ideas to become a reality. She designs and produces a band called Sprog Rock – the band is very popular with all ages. She wants to provide opportunities for wonder, for magic, hope and imagination, creating beautiful possibilities for exploration and connection. She likes creative experiences which expect great things from children.