Porridge & Play Hubs

Porridge & Play Hubs in Castlemilk, Bridgeton & Cranhill

In 2022, Licketyspit set up three new family play hubs as part of our 2022 New Scots Integration Project, designed to bring children & their families together through the power of Storyplay! With the help of our partners, our Storyplay Champions and the families we work with, we have created vibrant, friendly hubs that giveour children & families a loving and safe community.

The Story so far…

Storyplay Champion training

In autumn 2021, we ran Storyplay Champion training sessions online, for local professionals and families who would help us launch our new hubs.

Porridge & Play Block 1 – February-April

Porridge & Play was all about getting together to share a meal and do Storyplay! We worked with our partners Cranhill Development Trust, Church House and the Indigo Childcare group to deliver this block.

Castlemilk Porridge & Play – The Indigo Childcare Group- Launched in February, then Wednesdays (3:30-5:30pm) March-April

Cranhill Porridge & Play – Cranhill Development Trust- Launched in February, then Thursdays (4-6pm) March-April

Bridgeton Porridge & Play – Church House – Launched in February, then Fridays (4-6pm) March-April

Picnic & Play – May-July

In 2019 we did Picnic & Play with our Porridge & Play groups in the Gorbals, Ruchill and Whiteinch and these ‘trips’ were a real highlight for all of our participants.

We brought this back for Porridge & Play Bridgeton, Cranhill & Castlemilk, going on a great Scottish Adventure around Glasgow and beyond.

Venues included the Science Centre, Balloch Castle Country park, the Riverside Museum, the Huntarian museum, Castlemilk Park, Troon Beach, the Forth & Clyde Canal, the Sensory Hub, the Dream Machine, the Glasgow Women’s Library and the Tall Ship!

we’d like to say a big thanks to all of our partners!

AllScot Playcards – July-August 2022!

Porridge & Play was back in July for more fun games and more yummy food! In these sessions we also worked with you to create some fun new ALLSCOT playcards! At Licketyspit we play the Lickety Playcard games during our sessions. From the Funky Chicken to Flying Balloons these playcards are easy to understand and great for intergenerational family friendly play. In this block we collaborated with YOU to make playcards about the other games you like to play or played as child.

Find the ALLSCOT Playcards here:

Bridgeton

Castlemilk

Cranhill

The Storyplay Festival

On Saturday 17th September, we held our first ever Storyplay Festival, to celebrate the project and bring everyone together in Dassie Park (on Glasgow Green) for a day of Storyplay, family art voyages, Lickety Mums multicultural picnic & more!

https://www.licketyspit.com/storyplay-festival-blog/

‘He will tell me about the games we played as he spoke about them after last week he had fun!’

Moira

‘I love it, I would like to come again and again!’

Sam

‘I wish I could come here everyday/I love going to Licketyspit is gives me more energy/I always draw and sometimes play at home’

Simmi

‘Amber and Ellie loved it today and the dressing up and all the games.’

Mary

‘They love all the games.’

Rosie

‘Really really good!’

Ryan

‘He asked to come back.’

Ruby

‘He asked to come back.’

Ruby

‘we just need to let ourselves be kids, don’t we?’

Leeanne

‘I feel nice so I drew a nice shape, Grandma Grandma was my favourite.’

Niamate

‘He’s fighting an evil pirate. And that’s the pirate flying out of here going ‘aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah’ He says ‘why don’t you get me out of here cause I just kick you away to space now’ I tried to get that pirate into space and get that evil pirate away.’

Alan

‘This is pirate John, he is a nice pirate. He eats fruit for breakfast. I enjoyed the pirate dressing up game.’

William

About the Project

Licketyspit has been funded by the New Scots Refugee Integration Fund to set up three new Porridge & Play Hubs in Glasgow!

Porridge & Play Hubs – Castlemilk, Cranhill & Bridgeton was delivered in partnership with Storyplay Champion partners, parents/carers and children from Bridgeton, Cranhill and Castlemilk.

The project has been designed in consultation with the Licketyspit Children & Families Network and draws on Licketyspit’s highly successful and well-evaluated intergenerational imaginary play project Big Porridge & Play Glasgow.

We chose Castlemilk and the East End for this expansion because of the high numbers of asylum-seeking families living in and around these areas who have joined Licketyspit’s Porridge & Play Online sessions and further, because of the enthusiasm of our local partners to learn about and use Licketyspit’s Storyplay approach.

Blogs!

The Storyplay Festival 2022

October 17th, 2022|0 Comments

The Storyplay Festival was part of our New Scots Integration Project 2021/22 Click here to find out more about the Cranhill, Castlemilk & Bridgeton Hubs who hosted the festival with us. [...]

Castlemilk

A Celebration of our Hub

October 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is back! Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

We Are ALLSCOTS!!

September 5th, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is back! Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

We made our own Rhyme and it was Divine!!

August 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is back! Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

Eyes, Musical Statues and Tag! What fun we had!

August 10th, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is back! Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

A Rainbow House and feeding our cats!

August 1st, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Castlemilk is back! Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

Picnic & Play at the Riverside Museum!!

July 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Riverside Museum!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at the Science Centre

July 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Science Centre

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Porridge & Play Danced With Adie!!

June 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Porridge & Play Danced With Adie!!

As part of our New Scots Integration project, Porridge & Play Hubs, we invited Ghanaian dancer Adie Baako to take us on a family art voyage in Bridgeton, Castlemilk & Cranhill. Read all about them [...]

Picnic & Play at Balloch & Troon Beach!

June 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at Balloch & Troon Beach!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at The Hunterian Museum!!

June 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at The Hunterian Museum!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay we did! Porridge & Play Hubs is [...]

Picnic & Play at Castlemilk & Tollcross Park!!

May 27th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at Castlemilk & Tollcross Park!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Our Castlemilk Porridge & Play Celebration!!

May 2nd, 2022|Comments Off on Our Castlemilk Porridge & Play Celebration!!

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Our Pirate Crew and the Gold Cup!

April 25th, 2022|Comments Off on Our Pirate Crew and the Gold Cup!

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Our Witches Have Some Mucky Brew!!

April 4th, 2022|Comments Off on Our Witches Have Some Mucky Brew!!

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Licketyspit’s Castlemilk Sunny Day Cake! 

March 28th, 2022|Comments Off on Licketyspit’s Castlemilk Sunny Day Cake! 

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Grannies and Monsters in the deep deep forest!!

March 22nd, 2022|Comments Off on Grannies and Monsters in the deep deep forest!!

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Castlemilk Hub!!

March 14th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Castlemilk group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Porridge & Play Castlemilk has started!

February 18th, 2022|0 Comments

find out about the brilliant time we had launching Porridge & Play Castlemilk! Porridge & Play Castlemilk launch! ‘I loved playing and meeting new friends!’ was what one of our [...]

Cranhill

A year of Storyplay!

October 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Find all of Porridge & Play Cranhill's adventures here! Blog posts are written by Effie! Celebrating Block 3 Thursday 25th August & Thursday 1st September Our last couple of weeks [...]

The Children show us how it is done!

September 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Cranhill is back! Find out what the Cranhill group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

The Grown-Ups take charge of play!

August 25th, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Cranhill is back! Find out what the Cranhill group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

Picnic & Play on a Canal Boat!!

July 25th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play on a Canal Boat!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at the Riverside Museum!!

July 19th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Riverside Museum!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at the Science Centre

July 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Science Centre

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at The Sensory Hub!!

July 13th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at The Sensory Hub!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay we did! Porridge & Play Hubs is [...]

Porridge & Play Danced With Adie!!

June 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Porridge & Play Danced With Adie!!

As part of our New Scots Integration project, Porridge & Play Hubs, we invited Ghanaian dancer Adie Baako to take us on a family art voyage in Bridgeton, Castlemilk & Cranhill. Read all about them [...]

Our Celebration of Porridge & Play Cranhill!!

May 3rd, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Cranhill  group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Meet our fascinating Witches

April 26th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Cranhill  group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Dinosaurland and a hotel made of sweeties!!

April 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Cranhill  group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Welcome to Granny Academy!

March 29th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Cranhill  group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Can you hear the Monster’s Footsteps?!!

March 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Cranhill  group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Cranhill Hub!!

March 16th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Cranhill  group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Porridge & Play Cranhill has started!

February 17th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out about the brilliant time we had launching Porridge & Play in Cranhill Porridge & Play Cranhill launch! "Amazing interaction with the kids, loved the imaginative play!! Thank you [...]

Bridgeton

A Big Play Party!

October 12th, 2022|0 Comments

Find all of Porridge & Play Bridgeton's adventures here! Blog posts are written by André! Block 3 Week 4 Porridge & Play Bridgeton Friday 26th August Hello and welcome to [...]

Presenting our FAVOURITE GAMES!!

August 23rd, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Bridgeton is back! Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

We played a whooping 18 Games!!

August 9th, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Bridgeton is back! Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

We became Investigators!!

August 2nd, 2022|0 Comments

Porridge & Play Bridgeton is back! Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Block 3 is all about YOU! We are getting ready [...]

Picnic & Play at the Tall Ship Glenlee!!

July 26th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Tall Ship Glenlee!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at the Dream Machine

July 21st, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Dream Machine

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Picnic & Play at the Science Centre

July 14th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at the Science Centre

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

Porridge & Play Danced With Adie!!

June 29th, 2022|Comments Off on Porridge & Play Danced With Adie!!

As part of our New Scots Integration project, Porridge & Play Hubs, we invited Ghanaian dancer Adie Baako to take us on a family art voyage in Bridgeton, Castlemilk & Cranhill. Read all about them [...]

Picnic & Play at Balloch & Troon Beach!

June 24th, 2022|Comments Off on Picnic & Play at Balloch & Troon Beach!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These Blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

A Bookplay at Glasgow Women’s Library!!

June 8th, 2022|Comments Off on A Bookplay at Glasgow Women’s Library!!

Find out all about our Picnic & Plays with the Bridgeton, Castlemilk and Cranhill Hubs! These blog posts show what we got up to and all the Storyplay-ing we did! Porridge & Play Hubs [...]

A celebration of Porridge & Play Bridgeton!!

May 12th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Ickerickeroo and a Volcano!

April 27th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

We are like one big family!!

April 6th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Playing some of our favourite Games!!

March 31st, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Week 2 of Porridge & Play Bridgeton!!

March 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Welcome to the Porridge & Play Bridgeton Hub!!

March 16th, 2022|0 Comments

Find out what the Bridgeton group get up to in their Porridge & Play Hub adventures each week! Porridge & Play is running throughout 2022 with this six week block being the first of [...]

Porridge & Play Bridgeton has started!

February 22nd, 2022|0 Comments

find out about the brilliant time we had launching Porridge & Play in Bridgeton!! Porridge & Play Bridgeton launch! ‘I liked all of the games!’ was what Storyplay Champion Adesayo [...]

More Blog posts…

Tasters Week 1 – Porridge & Play Hubs

January 27th, 2022|

Welcome to the Porridge & Play blog where we'll be sharing news of our preparations to launch our family imaginary play project in Castlemilk, Bridgeton & Cranhill! We've been very busy getting ready to launch [...]

New Porridge & Play Hubs!

September 6th, 2021|

7th September 2021 We are thrilled to announce that Licketyspit has been funded by the New Scots Integration Fund to set up two new Porridge & Play Hubs in Glasgow!  Porridge & Play [...]

Storyplay for the Planet in Cranhill

Storyplay for the Planet Zine

March 21st, 2022|0 Comments

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. Saturday [...]

Storyplay for the Planet is back!

January 27th, 2022|0 Comments

Welcome to the Storyplay For The Planet blog, where we share the stories of all the adventures we've had! Get in touch to find out how to join. We were back [...]

Storyplay for the Planet

Storyplay Champions

Licketyspit hopes these two new Porridge & Play Hubs will develop into popular and long-lasting cultural assets to support integration, children’s rights and family relationships in the East End and Castlemilk!

We are therefore involving partners and local Storyplay Champion parents, carers and children who already play with Licketyspit, from the very start of the project.

We have already started with Steering Groups to develop the project and bring the Hubs to you in 2022!

Ruby, Rhianne, Andre, Taz and Effie will be at the Porridge & Play Hubs along with our Storyplay Champions…

Kirsty

Michelle

Nicola

Amina

Areeb

Rohan

Ifeoluwa

Fiire

Pemi

Huma

Eshal

Ayra

Azaan

Josephine

Nicola

Mitchell

Kered

Victoria

Adesayo

Eunice

Brown

Bethel

Aleena

Mahek

Fathima

Ibrahim