The forgotten forest was a new residency process for Starcatchers working with a new partner in a very different way.

After being approached by Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh, Starcatchers delivered a 5-month residency which saw the creation of an installation space in the John Hope Gateway which was open 7 days a week to the public and this was supported by a programme of mini performances and workshops that the public could participate in every Monday, Wednesday and Saturday.

She loved it- caught bean bag fish, rolled around, made a bed, jumped in a puddle, played Billy Goats Gruff on the bridge- WONDERFUL!

Audience Member

The installation space was designed by Claire Halleran and used many elements from the production of First Light that she made for Matt Addicott at Platform.  The residency programme was led by Hazel Darwin-Edwards with support from Kim Donohoe and a team of artists and volunteers.

The installation space proved to be very popular with parents and carers which has informed planning for future Starcatchers work.