Porridge & Play Hubs

Porridge & Play Hubs in Castlemilk, Bridgeton & Cranhill will be running throughout 2022!

The hubs will run in 3 different blocks with lots of fun activities and play to be had by all who take part!

Porridge & Play – Starting 9th March 2022!

Block 1 is all about Porridge & Play and getting to come together to play and eat! We will be playing lots of fun games, eating some yummy food and getting to know one another for this 6 week block. We are working with our partners Cranhill Development Trust, Church House and the Indigo Childcare group to deliver this block. We look forward to see you there!

Castlemilk Porridge & Play – The Indigo Childcare Group- Wednesdays (3:30-5:30pm)- 9th March, 16th March, 23rd March, 30th March, 20th April & 27th April 

Cranhill Porridge & Play – Cranhill Development Trust- Thursdays (4-6pm)- 10th March, 17th March, 24th March, 3st March, 21th April & 28th April 

Bridgeton Porridge & Play – Church House – Fridays (4-6pm) – 11th March, 18th March, 25th March, 1st April, 22nd April & 29th April 

Picnic & Play –  18th May – 1st July 2022!

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

We are bring this back for Porridge & Play Bridgeton, Cranhill & Castlemilk! We are hoping to take Margaret and Magnus and go on a great Scottish Adventure and show all our participants fun family activities that Scotland has to offer!

If you have any suggestions on places that would be good to visit then let us know! Also if you are a venue who would like to partner with us to host a Picnic & Play in the Year of Stories then e-mail Rhianne on rhianne@licketyspit.com

Porridge & Play – July – August 2022!

Porridge & Play will be back in July for more fun games and more yummy food! But, in these sessions we also want to work with you to create some fun new playcards! At Licketyspit we use playcard games during our sessions, you might know a few already! From the Funky Chicken to Flying Balloons these playcards are easy to understand and great for intergenerational family friendly play. In July we want to collaborate with YOU and make playcards from all your wonderful ideas during our Sessions!

Licketyspit’s Storyplay Festival will also be happening in September 2022!

We can’t wait to play with you all and celebrate the magic that is Storyplay!

‘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 two new Porridge & Play Hubs in Glasgow!

Porridge & Play Hubs – Castlemilk & East End will be 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.

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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