A Bookplay at Glasgow Women’s Library!!

Opening the pages of our imaginations!

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 is running throughout 2022 with this block being the 2nd of our exciting New Scots Integration Project!
Thank you to everyone who has partnered with us to provide such amazing experiences for our children & families, and to all our Storyplay Champions!

 Picnic & Play at Glasgow Women’s Library!

Saturday 28th May

‘I just love it, it feels like family, I love that the kids love it and that’s what gives me joy!’ – Moira

We opened the pages of our imaginations at the Glasgow Women’s Library before having a fabulous Picnic at Glasgow Green!

Our session started with a quick walk from Churchy to go to the Glasgow Women’s Library because that’s how close this wonderful library is! We started off by singing Jelly on His Head and Grandma Grandma! Saba and Colleen were chatting away on the way to the library and were talking about how much they look forward to the sessions. It was so much fun to sing Grandma Grandma as loud as we could in the middle of Bridgeton.

‘I feel like I have a community it’s really nice! We think differently too and our adventures show that.’ – Saba

Everyone was so excited to see the amazing Glasgow Women’s Library and take part in their first Bookplay! This is a type of Storyplay we do here at Licketyspit. Alan & Rayna helped so much at the start by giving everyone their name badges, Moira helped move the blocks away and everyone came together to play. We began by being as Big as a… Bear! There were some fabulous foxy tails all wagging in excitement. Soon we met some wonderful animals in Funky Chicken! We even played a new game called Old Roger is Dead and everyone’s actions were so expressive, it was really groovy!

We then all gathered around to explore a story called Glasgow Welcome by Jennifer T Doherty that took us on a magical Bookplay adventure to meet the fabulous BriggaitBeasts! We decided we wanted to meet lots, so we grabbed our Dressing Up and transformed ourselves into all kinds of BriggaitBeasts. We had a Sulman & Summer BriggaitBeast and an Ouff BriggatBeast. We had a very scary Tanishk BriggaBeast and a beautiful Princess Ridhi BriggatBeast. We wanted to see all the beasts, so Malek said we should have a parade! And have a parade we did! Lined up and marching we soon found ourselves at the River Clyde. We jumped in, exploring all around before coming back to the Glasgow Women’s Library.

Gabby came to join us too! She works in the Library and helped to get lots of us set up with cards so we could come back and explore again! It’s completely free! We thanked Gabby for showing us such a wonderful place and we do hope you all go back.

We left Glasgow Women’s Library and all headed off to Glasgow Green for a lovely Picnic in the sunshine. Mohammed helped with getting the blankets all set out for our feast! We had a selection of wonderful fruit and bread and there is nothing better than a cheese sandwich after an exciting day of play!

‘It feels like family you look forward to it every week, it’s all she talks about.’ – Colleen

We look forward to seeing you all next time!

Blog by Andre, Effie, Rhianne, Ruby & the Porridge & Play Bridgeton Hub!

In Partnership With

Thanks to our Hub partners, funders and Picnic & Play partners!

Porridge & Play Hubs Castlemilk, Cranhill & Bridgeton is a New Scots Integration Project by Licketyspit, in collaboration with the Indigo Group, Cranhill Development Trust & Church House.

For Picnic & Play we have partnered with Castlemilk Park, Tollcross Park, The Hunterian Museum, The Science Centre, Glasgow Green, Glasgow Women’s Library, Forth & Clyde Canal Boat Society, the Riverside Museum, the Tallship, Balloch Castle Country Park and Dream Machine! We’d like to say a big THANK YOU to all our partners for helping us provide such an amazing programme for all our families.


Find out all about Jack and his Magic Map here!!

Jack loves to go on adventures and during Lockdown he went on so many! He took us along too and that’s how Jack’s Magic Map came to be! We now use it on Picnic & Play when we want to find our next adventure.

Where will you go next with Jack’s Magic Map?!