Porridge & Play Govan
Welcome to the Porridge & Play Govan Page!
Porridge & Play Govan is an intergenerational Storyplay project for families with 3-12 year olds in the Govan area of Glasgow.
It was set up as part of our project Big Porridge & Play Glasgow, which is funded by The National Lottery Community Fund.
Porridge & Play Govan was due to start in 2020, however due to the pandemic, we had to take the project online.
We were delighted to launch the P&P Govan Hub in person in autumn 2022 at The Pearce Institute (G51 3UU).
Licketyspit has also worked in Govan at Riverside Primary, Ibrox Primary and Nursery, and Elder Park.
With the help of our partners, Storyplay Champions and our pals in Govan, we get together for fun filled family Storyplay sessions of games, songs, food and community connection.
The story is is just the beginning!
What previous participants said
‘We love it. I wish we could go every week forever and always.’
‘Thanks for doing this. My family & myself like the program.’
‘(best thing) More confidences. They’re so nice people’
Upcoming events will appear here
Click on the event to find out more and sign up
Trailer for Helen McCrorie’s documentary about Porridge & Play Govan, Ruchill & Whiteinch, in autumn 2022.
Watch the full film below!
The 2022 Film
We also have fabulous Storyplay Champion volunteers who help us before, during and after the session.
For more information on becoming a Storyplay Champion click here.
Porridge & Play Govan Blog!
The Forest Grannies and the Monster Trees!
Week 3 Wednesday 17th May In the deep deep forest of Govan one can enjoy many interesting places and spot fantastic creatures. Have you ever seen a Silly Cat and Scary Cat hang [...]
A Day out with the Pirate Crew after a very Mucky Brew!
Week 2 Wednesday 10th May ‘The sun and that is another sun. The fish. Fish fish fish fish!’ The Govan Pirate Crew lined up ready for inspection. What a collection of misfits! Captain [...]
Can you Dance like a Witch in Pants?
Wednesday 3rd May Ha ha haa, the witchy fingers of Govan! When they dance they whirl and twirl They might trick you with their witchy words! We had a fabulous time back at [...]
New film demonstrates the power of Porridge & Play
Monday 27th March Thanks to the National Lottery Community Fund, Licketyspit’s Porridge & Play sessions will be back in 6 Glasgow communities and online for 2023/24. Now in its 7th year, Big [...]
The Wee Penguin who Loved Snowball Fights
Porridge & Play Govan is a Licketyspit Storyplay project for families with 3-8 year olds in the area. Find all of Porridge & Play Govan's adventures here! Blog post written by Sarah! [...]
An Exciting Celebration at the Pearce!!!!
Tuesday 15th November What an exciting Celebration we had in Govan to mark the final week of Porridge and Play at the Pearce Institute! The Magic Ball took us up into the sky [...]
Pirates of Govan!!!
Tuesday 8th November Pirates of Govan!!! We had some new faces in Govan this week as we said hello to Virginia, Paul and Johnny who came along to join Hilde and the usual [...]
Tree-House of Halloween!!!
Tuesday 1st November This week’s session was a lively one as always. We started with some moving about and made ourselves As Big as a Bear and as Fast as a …Hare! [...]
Tuesday 25th October 2022 This week at Govan we had great fun singing “Jelly on His Head” and making up new people in the song like Ameen’s skeleton Alan, and Sham’s character who [...]
Week 2 in Sunny Govan
Tuesday 18th October 2022 It was lovely to be back at the Pearce Institute for week 2 of Porridge and Play where we welcomed some new people to our group, finished Bimbo's delicious [...]
We’ve arrived at the PI!
Tuesday 11th October 2022 We had a fantastic time at the first Porridge & Play Govan! We got warmed up with a boogie and then Hilde invited us to make ourselves as Big [...]
Porridge & Play Govan is starting!!
Friday 26th August Drumroll please!! We are excited to announce that Porridge & Play is arriving in Govan for autumn 2022! Sessions will run on Tuesday afternoons at the Pearce Institute (4-6.15pm). [...]
Govan, Milton, Easterhouse Online Sessions
Community sessions have started online! 21st May 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! [...]
Big Porridge & Play is BACK!
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 [...]