New Year, New Work

By CRPNTR; Leyla Josephine, Nikhita, Queen of Harps & Wonder Fools

A night of exciting new music and theatre

After a twice sold out event back in January, we are excited to announce the return of New Year, New Work for another night of exciting new music and theatre hosted by Wonder Fools. Join us and be the first to hear the unveiling of our highly anticipated 2024 season programme, which includes Artist Development initiatives, Creative Engagement programmes and Productions.

Following the big reveal, immerse yourself with new music and theatre from our favourite artists including, CRPNTR; Leyla Josephine; Nikhita; and Queen of Harps with a scratch performance of Wonder Fools’ newest piece – Òran by Owen Sutcliffe.

Secure your place and see you there! 



CRPNTR is an emcee born in Stirling and based in Glasgow.
Since his debut album ‘You’re Going Where the Days Go’, CRPNTR has released projects including the ‘BUOY’ EP with Scottish producer Ardeer and the ‘Mallaig’ EP with London-based producer Turkish. He has also fronted the bands Polaroid People and Crooq, and performed across the UK and Europe.
As well as writing and performing, CRPNTR works in community contexts leading hip-hop and
writing workshops for adults and young people.


Award-winning filmmaker, playwright, poet and creative writing facilitator Leyla Josephine was named one of Screen International’s Rising Star Scotland 2022. She recently took part in Edinburgh International Film Festival Talent Lab and is a BAFTA Connect member.

Her solo shows Hopeless and Daddy Drag have taken the UK by storm with sold out shows across the country.


Using music as a vessel for self expression and honest storytelling, Nikhita glides through enchanting melodies over R&B, Neo-Soul soundscapes. 

Her debut single ‘Aphrodite’ received praise from the likes of BBC Asian Network- earning her an Artist of The Week feature, alongside plays on BBC Radio Scotland.

Inspired by artists, such as Joy Crookes, Ms. Lauryn Hill, Raveena, and Jhené Aiko- Nikhita creates her own sound and hopes you find solace in her art.


Queen of Harps is an Edinburgh based Scottish / Malaysian-Chinese Rapper & Harpist. They blend poetic flow, bars, harp compositions and claim the title ‘Hip-Hop-Harp’. Exploring a multitude of genres she takes inspiration from Dub, Jungle, and R&B. 

2023 saw Queen of Harps getting nationwide recognition.

Nominated for several accolades including best Hip-Hop at the SAMA’s, The Sound of Young Scotland at SAY Awards & BBC Introducing Scottish Act of The Year 2023. She also made the List Hot 100.

We shared a scratch performance of our newest piece – Òran by Owen Sutcliffe, a contemporary adaptation of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth with an electric new score by regular collaborators VanIves as part of the first New Year, New Work in January 24th at SWG3, Glasgow.

We were also joined on the night by some of our favourite music and theatre artists also sharing new bits of material including VanIves; Imogen Stirling and Susan Bear; India Blue; and Tues. We kickstarted the new year to get rid of those January blues with a brilliant night of new music and theatre.



Under (Working Title) featuring Imogen Stirling (Writer/Performer) and Susan Bear (Musician)

Contemporising the Greek myth of Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, Under fuses theatre, poetry and drum and bass fuse to delve into female choice, sexual autonomy and ownership with unbridled sensuous joy. Weighed down by the looming expectations of her age, fertility and motherhood, 29 year old Steph tries to ignore the pull of the underworld. But as the music builds and pleasure grows, is it any surprise that she finds herself yearning for something different? 


India Blue is a spell-binding songstress born in South East London, spending her present days in Glasgow’s Southside. Inspired by urban rhythms and nature’s stillness, India Blue delivers a soulful, rhythmic flow with a balanced yin-yang energy of calm and moody.

Her imaginative lyricism takes you on an inspirational journey; through healing in darkness and lightness, honouring the power of creation.


Tues. sits somewhere between the city and a grey beach. It’s rap (sort of).

Readied in tenement living rooms and notepads for a long while, Tues. launched in 2022,

announcing their arrival by self-releasing two EP’s.‘2235 pt. one’‘2235 pt. two’ are a blur of samples and dense imagery, a bundle of hopes and dreams. The track ‘Hill’ from ‘2235 pt. one’ was described on Foundation FM as “one of the most exciting rap songs I have heard in a long, long time”.


Vanives’ music is for sunsets and sunrises, for long car journeys and coffee shop corners.  The alt/pop, Glasgow based band, span multi-genres, taking the audience on a journey to memorable moments, from brotherly harmonies to Euphoric pop choruses to experimental genre exploring builds.

The band have grown together over the years, playing hundreds of live shows and countless hours experimenting in their DIY studio to create something unique, honest and powerful.