Porridge & Play Gorbals

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Gorbals Page!

Porridge & Play Gorbals is an intergenerational Storyplay project for families with 3-12 year olds in the Gorbals area of Glasgow.

It is part of our project Big Porridge & Play Glasgow, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.

Porridge & Play Gorbals started in 2017 and ran at the St Francis Centre until 2019. We then had sessions for local families online during the pandemic.

We hope to bring Storyplay sessions back to the Gorbals soon! If you would be interested in partnering with us to make it happen, please get in touch.

Contact ruby@licketyspit.com

‘It just feels like a big family having breakfast. This is a magical project!’

Mum, 2017

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Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

April 28th, 2020|0 Comments

Licketyspit Press Release 28/04/2020 We may all be at home, but in our imaginations we can go anywhere, be anyone, do anything. All we need to play is each other! Scotland’s pioneering intergenerational imaginary play [...]

Big Porridge & Play is BACK!

March 9th, 2020|0 Comments

We are thrilled to announce that Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is BACK for another 3 years! We're very grateful to the National Lottery Community Fund for continuing to support this innovate project and [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 7

June 26th, 2019|0 Comments

13th June 2019 Our last session at the St Francis Centre was a wonderful celebration of what Porridge & Play can be, with families bringing countless delicious things to share in the meal, guests dressing [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 6

June 19th, 2019|0 Comments

6th June 2019 Week 6 at the Gorbals was a day for Pirate captains keeping things ship-shape on the open sea, storytelling and a surprise from poor Old Rodger. Everyone really at ease playing together today. We had some [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 5

June 6th, 2019|0 Comments

30th May 2019 Travelling from the St Francis Centre in several taxi’s, we all managed to avoid the wind and the rain arriving at the wonderful and exciting Dream Machine on the London Road! [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 4

May 31st, 2019|0 Comments

23rd May 2019 This week the BIG Porridge & Play Gorbals families set off from the St Francis Centre through the Gorbals and over the Suspension Bridge to play on Glasgow Green. We had [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 3

May 24th, 2019|0 Comments

16th May 2019 Our third session of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow at the St Francis Centre in the Gorbals was very enjoyable indeed! Jack and Ruby were joined by Iona, our Lickety volunteer [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 2

May 15th, 2019|0 Comments

9th May 2019 We returned to the St Francis Community Centre for our second BIG Porridge and Play Glasgow session in the Gorbals where we visited the tropical forests of India, met people with [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 1

May 8th, 2019|0 Comments

2nd May 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session in the Gorbals was a lovely coming-together of new and familiar faces in the St Francis Community Centre. 35 participants joined us, with several [...]

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is Back!

April 15th, 2019|0 Comments

12th April 2019 BIG Porridge & Play is back for the third year from late April in Ruchill, Whiteinch and the Gorbals. BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a 7-week block of Licketyspit Playcard [...]

Thank you to our funder

The National Lottery Community Fund