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Week 6: A big Lickety goodbye to our wonderful new pals

June 29th, 2020|

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play blog, where we share the stories of the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom. If you'd like to join in with our open session on Saturday mornings at 10am, all you need to do is either email us [...]

Week 5: Funky chickens, magic balls, and wolves with watches!

June 22nd, 2020|

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play blog, where we share the stories of the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom. If you'd like to join in with our open session on Saturday mornings at 10am, all you need to do is either email us [...]

Week 4: Love letters, marshmallow monsters & a seahorse picnic!

June 15th, 2020|

Welcome to the Big Porridge & Play blog, where we share the stories of the adventures we've had during our virtual play sessions on Zoom. If you'd like to join in, all you need to do is either email us at cfn@licketyspit.com, text us at 07413 800 342, or [...]

Week 3: Pirate Captains & Magic Ball!

June 8th, 2020|

Big Porridge & Play Blog 8th June 2020 Govan - Tuesday 2nd June 2020 The Govan posse got together yesterday for a bit of hang out and a lot of PLAY! We talked about how much everyone likes dressing up with just any old stuff or [...]

Week 2: Freezing Monster Trees & Grandmas!

June 1st, 2020|

Big Porridge & Play Blog 1st June 2020 Govan – Tuesday 26th May 2020 FUN FUN FUN!!! Great play session last week!! We had a wee chat about our weekends while we were getting all connected to Zoom and Bob told us about his garden and [...]

Saturday Sessions Starting!

May 27th, 2020|

Big Porridge & Play Open Sessions start this week! 27th 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! Families across Scotland are invited to join Porridge & Play Online [...]

Week 1: Meeting & Flying Balloons across the Sky!

May 22nd, 2020|

Big Porridge & Play Blog 22nd May 2020 Govan - Tuesday 19th May 2020 Hiya everyone! What fun we had yesterday, right? Jack, Iona, Ruby & myself were so excited to welcome all our new families from Govan. And it was so great to have so [...]

Govan, Milton, Easterhouse Online Sessions

May 21st, 2020|

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! Families in Govan, Milton and Easterhouse are invited to community specific sessions of Porridge & Play [...]

Hare & Tortoise Audio-Show

May 11th, 2020|

Hare & Tortoise Audio-Show Online Sunday 10th May 2020 “Hare will be there! Yeah, yeah, yeah!”  “Go Tortoise go! Don’t be slow!" We're very excited to be sharing the audio-show version of Hare & Tortoise in 9 Episodes on our website! 🕖 EVERY NIGHT @ 7pm from 10th-18th May on [...]

Big Porridge & Play is Going Online!

April 28th, 2020|

Licketyspit Press Release 28th April 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 specialists Licketyspit have received funding from the National Lottery Community Fund to adapt their popular [...]

Video: Hello My Name is Joe

April 20th, 2020|

Hello, my name is Joe I've got a wife and 3 kids And I work in the Button Factory One day, my boss says to me He says Joe are you busy I say no! Join actor-pedagogue Effie for this energetic action song, from the Lickety Playcard Repertoire! Part [...]

Licketyspit Digital Access Survey

April 16th, 2020|

Loading… Lickety Online! Throughout April, we're doing trial online Zoom play sessions every Wednesday.  Email Ruby at cfn@licketyspit.com if you'd like to come! Community Resources Molly Whuppie Audio-Show (From Licketyspit!) You can listen to the audio-show [...]

Lickety Online Play Sessions!

April 14th, 2020|

We were very excited to try out our first Lickety Online Play Session last week! We used the platform Zoom to play with families all over Glasgow  - in their living rooms! It was great fun. We flew up and off round the world in our Balloons. We saw [...]

Video: Ickerickeroo!

April 9th, 2020|

As I touch myself, what have I hear? This is my BRAINBOXER my mother dear! Brainboxer, Brainboxer Ickerickeroo! That's what they told me when I went to school! Join in with Iona to sing Ickerickeroo, one of the Licketyspit Playcards! Part of a series of Play Videos Licketyspit are [...]

Molly Whuppie Audio-Show

April 9th, 2020|

Molly Whuppie Audio-Show Online Tuesday 7th April 2020 We're very excited to be sharing the audio-show version of Molly Whuppie in 12 Episodes on our website! 🕖 EVERY NIGHT @ 7pm from 7th-18th April on the Molly Whuppie Page! There are some pictures to accompany the story, but you can [...]

Video: The Funky Chicken

April 1st, 2020|

Do you know the Funky Chicken? "What did you say?!" Taz and Jack lead a game of Funky Chicken, one of the Licketyspit Playcards! Part of a series of Play Videos Licketyspit are producing for children & families to join in with at home during the Coronavirus Outbreak. MANY [...]

Children’s Guide to Coronavirus 2: Lockdown

March 31st, 2020|

👀🎥 An update on the Coronavirus lockdown for children and families, from Virginia at Licketyspit. Also includes lots of hilarious ideas for things to play and do with everyday household objects - from our actor-pedagogue, Iona! This was prompted by Mrs Thomson at Oakwood Primary - one of our [...]

Videos: Lickety Rhyming Warm Ups

March 27th, 2020|

Try out our Lickety Rhyming Wake Up Warm Ups! Join in with the videos below. A fun and energising way to start the day for young and old. Or why not do it in between school activities to break up your morning? These warm ups are imaginative and interactive [...]

Video explaining Coronavirus to children in English, Arabic & Spanish

March 26th, 2020|

We know lots of children are wondering what on earth is going on with this Coronavirus, so we made this video to help parents, carers, teachers and other adults explain what's going on. Then our Lickety Volunteer Asim made an Arabic version and our Actor-Pedagogue Taz made a Spanish [...]

P6/5 Session 2 – Miltonbank

March 25th, 2020|

Monday 16th March 2020 We had a wonderful session of outdoor Storyplay with the bubbly and energetic P6/5’s at Miltonbank in their last session. The whole class remembered how to warm up by making yourself as Big as Bear! And as Fast as a Hare! You can do the [...]

Licketyspit & the Coronavirus Outbreak

March 24th, 2020|

We are sad to announce that all of our family sessions - including Big Porridge & Play Glasgow and Picnic & Play - are now postponed until further notice ☹️ 👨‍👩‍👦‍👦Our play sessions are social gatherings with shared food, dressing up & group play with families from across different [...]

Miltonbank P6/5 Playcard Play

March 12th, 2020|

Monday 9th March 2020 It was great to meet Primary 6/5 at Miltonbank for our first STORYPLAY session this week! We had such a great time playing and imagining together! We made ourselves as Big as a Bear and as Fast as Hare. Can you remember all the different [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 5

March 11th, 2020|

Session 5 Wednesday 11th March 2020 We had a fantastically exciting day with the Primary 4 class at Oakwood Primary on Wednesday. After a couple of games (warm up, funky chicken) to warm up our minds and bodies - led by the children - we revisited the stories we [...]

St Martha’s P3/2 Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 Today we had our second Playcard session with P3.2 and it was lots of fun! We met even more animals at the start of our session and everyone had the chance to draw and make up their own animal for The Funky Chicken - there [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 3

March 11th, 2020|

Tuesday 10th March 2020 In our third session with Primary One we all created Funky Chicken Animals and got a ride on a Dragon's back to a nearby lake where we went for a swim! We met the Running Zebra,  Nice Tiger, Happy Cat, Silly Giraffe, Friendly Shark and [...]

Miltonbank P3 – Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Wednesday 11th March 2020 Blog by Taz: I met the P3 class this morning for the first time. A lively lovely bunch! Even though they hadn’t met me before they were kind and welcoming. We had a good warm-up that everyone seem to enjoy and we got on with [...]

Miltonbank P4 – Session 2

March 11th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 We had another brilliant session of STORYPLAY with the Primary 4's this week at Miltonbank! Everyone was full of energy, excitement and creativity which was reflected in fantastic dressing up and the amazing drawings that followed! Everyone remembered lots of the warm up and joined [...]

Licketyspit seeks Volunteers!

March 11th, 2020|

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is BACK for another 3 years and we are looking for new Lickety Volunteers to support our actor pedagogues to deliver these sessions! In our 3 existing communities... Ruchill The Gorbals Whiteinch And 3 NEW communities! [...]

Big Porridge & Play is BACK!

March 9th, 2020|

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 we are delighted to be taking BPPG to *3 new communities!* Volunteering - We'll be [...]

Picnic & Play at the Dream Machine

March 9th, 2020|

29th Feb 2020 We had an incredibly busy Picnic & Play at the Dream Machine with 58 people!* However, it was wonderful to introduce so many new families to Lickety Play and have so many people from different backgrounds (over 5 different languages!) meeting and playing confidently and enthusiastically together. [...]

LicketyLeap Session 2 – Revisiting & sharing with families!

March 6th, 2020|

4th March 2020 It was great to meet again and talk and remember our journey through the BOG over the SEA into the CAVE and up the MOUNTAIN to find our HEART’S DESIRE! We talked about our Heart’s Desire – whether there was something we’d like most in [...]

St Martha’s P2 Session 2

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 We had a fantastic second session with P2 at St Martha’s today! After our fantastic warm up we met the Funky Chicken and Eldana introduced us to the Angry Cat, with Kristian we met the Roaring Dragon, Shapina introduced us to the Happy Unicorn and [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 2

March 6th, 2020|

Tuesday 3rd March 2020 We had a wonderful second session of STORYPLAY with Primary 1 where we went to Jamaica in the Magic Ball, Sent a Letter to our loves and learned some unusual new names for the body! In Ickerickeroo we learned some Scots inspired names of the [...]

Miltonbank P3 – Session 1

March 5th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 P3 had their first STORYPLAY session with us on Monday with Mr Lindsay, Jack, & Virginia. We were BIG as a BEAR and FAST as a HARE! We did the FUNKY CHICKEN and the NICE CAT and lots of great funny animals! We flew high in [...]

Miltonbank P4 – Session 1

March 5th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 It was great to meet Primary 4 at Miltonbank for our first STORYPLAY session this week! We had such a great time playing and imagining together!   As we introduced the class to the Funky Chicken we realised several members of the class had already met our [...]

Miltonbank P7/6 – Session 1

March 5th, 2020|

Monday 2nd March 2020 On Monday afternoon we welcomed the P7/6s to their first STORYPLAY session with us! Virginia told the class all about the importance of play and how beneficial it is to let yourself go and throw yourself into the session and we certainly had that from [...]

LicketyLeap at Miltonbank – Group 2

March 2nd, 2020|

25th February 2020 Miltonbank’s Storyplay Residency started with LicketyLeap for Primary Two. 19 children in two groups leaped into the story with Margaret & Margaret! We journeyed through the BOG over the SEA into the CAVE and up the MOUNTAIN to find our HEART’S DESIRES! It was an [...]

LicketyLeap at Miltonbank – Group 1

March 2nd, 2020|

25th February 2020 Miltonbank’s Storyplay Residency started with LicketyLeap for Primary Two. 19 children in two groups leaped into the story with Margaret & Margaret! We journeyed through the BOG over the SEA into the CAVE and up the MOUNTAIN to find our HEART’S DESIRES! It was an amazing [...]

St Martha’s P3/2 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 We had a fantastic first session of STORYPLAY with Primary 3/2 at St Martha's Primary this week! We introduced our playcard games to a very enthusiastic class! Lots of the children made up their own Funky Chicken animals including and Angry Sheep, a Snapping Dog [...]

St Martha’s P2 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 What an exciting day we had at St Martha’s STORYPLAY on Tuesday! We met the P2’s for the very first time and introduced a brilliant and creative class to our Playcard Play sessions! We made ourselves as Big as a Bear and as Fast as [...]

St Martha’s P1 Session 1

February 27th, 2020|

Tuesday 25th February 2020 We had a fantastic first session of STORYPLAY with Primary 1 at St Martha's Primary this week! Primary One and Mrs Reid all threw themselves into the start of the Storyplay residency on Tuesday! We were all as BIG as a BEAR and as FAST [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 4

February 25th, 2020|

Session 4 24th February 2020 We had another wonderful day on Monday with Primary 4! We started with the warm-up to get our minds and bodies working and created lots of our own rhymes and similes with actions. The whole class then had ten minutes to go and write [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Session 3

February 20th, 2020|

Session 3 19th February 2020 We had another great day with Oakwood’s P4s! We started with Storyplay games and our ‘Big as a Bear’ warm-up grew into a new group poem of similes and actions like 'Make yourself  as... ‘Smiley as a person!’  ‘as Spikey as a hedgehog!’, 'as [...]

Oakwood P4 Storyplay Sessions 1 & 2

February 18th, 2020|

17th February 2020 This Spring at Oakwood we are working with Primary 4 on a Storyplay literacy residency. All of the children's written & artwork can be looked at on our Facebook page - a selection of pics are below. Session 1 In our first session on Monday, we [...]

Storyplay is Starting at Miltonbank & St Martha’s!

February 18th, 2020|

18th February 2020 We are very excited to be starting STORYPLAY at Miltonbank Primary later this month and St Martha's Primary at the start of March! Virginia has already met the teachers and delivered Storyplay CPD. We'll be doing LicketyLeap and Porridge & Play with families at Miltonbank and [...]

Picnic & Play at the CCH

February 12th, 2020|

9th Feb 2020 We had a very friendly, relaxed Picnic & Play at the CCH with 42 people (14 families) on Sunday, to mark #ChildrensMentalHealthWeek. Newcomers to Lickety Play took to the session brilliantly and everyone was very supportive and warm towards one another. It was also great to [...]

CFN Trips to Celtic Connections 2020

January 23rd, 2020|

CFN Trip to Danny Kyle Stage, Celtic Connections 20th January 2020 We've had a couple of great CFN Trips to Celtic Connections this week!   On Monday, 38 of us went to the Danny Kyle Open Stage at the The Glasgow Royal Concert Hall. We saw some great bands [...]

Picnic & Play Spring 2020

January 16th, 2020|

16th January 2020 The Spring 2020 Picnic & Play Programme is here! With sessions at the Dream Machine, Hidden Gardens, Museum of Scotland and more, we can't wait to see you for imaginary play and exploration in some of the most exciting arts and culture venues in Edinburgh and [...]

Licketyspit Xmas Round-up 2019

December 20th, 2019|

20th December Merry Christmas from Licketyspit! Read & download the whole 2019 round-up here! Scroll down to see our 2019 timeline. Timeline 2019 January   New Website Launch Virginia to Philadelphia  for IPAY Conference Storyplay Residency Part 2 at Riverside [...]

Take 2: CFN Festive Trips!

December 10th, 2019|

CFN Trip to Rosemount Development Trust 30th Anniversary Celebrations 01st December 2019 It was great to join the Royston community for an afternoon of Christmassy fun for Rosemount Development Trust's 30th anniversary. Ruby, our Children and Families Network producer, went along with a couple of CFN families from Maryhill [...]

Licketyspit’s Book Week Scotland Competition

December 3rd, 2019|

3rd December 2019 Congratulations to Licketyspit's Book Week Scotland Competition Winners! To celebrate Book Week Scotland 2019, we invited CFN members to send us a photo of a drawing/painting their child had done, inspired by their favourite book or story. The prizes were copies of our Wee Witches and [...]

CFN Festive Trips!

December 2nd, 2019|

23rd November 2019 Mary Poppins Cinema Trip with the Caravan Project We had a FAB first ever Children & Families Network trip to the Glasgow Film Theatre (GFT) on Saturday to watch Mary Poppins! 22 families from St Marys Primary Storyplay and Wyndford Nursery Storyplay in Maryhill, and from [...]

FILM: BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow 2019

November 18th, 2019|

What happened in BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow 2019? A video introduction to BPPG 2019 from Artistic Director & CEO of Licketyspit, Virginia Radcliffe. With support from Jennifer at Whiteinch! Film credit: Jonathan Ley. Look out for more clips coming soon!

Picnic & Play Autumn 2019

November 6th, 2019|

6th November 2019 Catch up on all of our Picnic & Play sessions  so far this autumn! Click on the pictures to see more! Picnic & Play at the Riverside Museum 12th October 2019 Picnic & Play at North Edinburgh [...]

P1b Porridge & Play at St Marys

November 5th, 2019|

02 October 2019 Last month, Primary 1b shared some of the Lickety Playcard games they had learnt with lots of their families! - We played Big as a Bear, Funky Chicken (where we met a Feathery Peacock and a Funny Elephant!), Witches Fingers and Pirates! It was great to [...]

P1a Porridge & Play at St Marys

November 5th, 2019|

02 October 2019 It was wonderful to welcome so many parents and carers to the school last month for Porridge & Play! The children shared some of the Lickety Playcard games they had learnt with their families - from Funky Chicken (and the Silly Lion!) to Witches Fingers, and [...]

LicketyLeap at St Mary’s – Group 4

September 26th, 2019|

12th & 18th September 2019 St Marys Storyplay We had a lovely LicketyLeap with 9 children from Group 4 (P1a & P1b) and Miss Carty. They were particularly tickled by the Margaret & Margaret Peekaboo entrance. They loved the Oogly Boogly Lady's mini-worlds and were all actively involved. The [...]

Picnic & Play is Back!

September 25th, 2019|

25th September 2019 We are delighted to announce that Picnic & Play is back! Licketyspit's Picnic & Play sessions are free inter-generational drama-led play sessions for families with 3-8 year olds, in cultural centres around Glasgow and Edinburgh. Sessions include a delicious, healthy picnic and reflective drawing, where [...]

We’ve moved!

August 30th, 2019|

Licketyspit has moved to Glasgow! 30th August Earlier this month, Licketyspit moved into a new office at Community Central Hall, 292-316 Maryhill Road, Glasgow. This is a very exciting move, with the company now based a stone's throw away from one of our Storyplay Schools, St Mary's R.C. Primary, [...]

Storyplay is Back at St Mary’s Primary!

August 26th, 2019|

26th August 2019 We are very excited to be coming back to St Mary's R.C. Primary in Maryhill next month for another Storyplay Schools residency! Ruby, one of our lead actor-pedagogues, will be in this week to meet with the Primary One teachers ahead of LicketyLeap starting on September [...]

Storyplay is Back at St Mary’s Primary

August 26th, 2019|

26th August 2019 We are very excited to be coming back to St Mary's R.C. Primary in Maryhill next month for another Storyplay Schools residency! Our Lead Actor-Pedagogue Ruby will be in this week to meet with the Primary One teachers ahead of LicketyLeap starting on September 11th, with [...]

Holiday Play – Week 6

August 12th, 2019|

Final few days of the Summer Holidays…!! A good chance to play a few more games, craft a few more artworks and enjoy family play time together before you go back to school! To kick you back into action, this week we are singing our funny action song - [...]

Holiday Play – Week 5

August 9th, 2019|

A week and a half left until the school term starts??! How did it come around so quick??! Not to worry, Licketyspit is here to keep the summer spirit going! And so this week we are DRESSING UP!! Have you been somewhere new this summer – park, gallery? Made [...]

Holiday Play – Week 4

July 29th, 2019|

For the fourth week of joyful Summer Holidays, we have decided to play The Bear & The Honeypot! Can you sneakily creep up on the Bear and steal the Honey Pot without being caught??! This week we are also very excited to be sharing crafts & activities kindly suggested [...]

Holiday Play – Week 3

July 22nd, 2019|

Pirate Joke: Why pirates are awesome? Because they just AAARRR!   (he he he!) This week we are playing PIRATES! And showing how to build your own SELLOTAPE WORLD & make a musical INSTRUMENT out of JUNK! (LICKETY TIP!  If you can find an old box and keep it under [...]

Holiday Play – Week 2

July 15th, 2019|

This week we have some special recommendations for all ages! We are reminding you of how to play the Duck, Duck, Goose Lickety PlayCard game, showing you how to build a WORLD from paper scraps and make FUNNY ANIMALS from picnic food to make it even more delicious! Please [...]

Holiday Play – Week 1

July 9th, 2019|

We start our holiday play programme with one of children's favourites - The Funky Chicken! Do you know the Funky Chicken? Tell us HOW YOU GET ON with these games and crafts, and SEND US PHOTOS & DRAWINGS of your family play time & creations! We can’t wait to [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 7

June 26th, 2019|

15th June 2019 The final session in Ruchill was the last Big Porridge and Play 2019 and we were really moved and delighted to have so many people join us to send the project off in style. We had to add and extra table to fit all 44 people [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 7

June 26th, 2019|

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 up with the same gusto as everyone else, and big, collective games together in the [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 7

June 26th, 2019|

12th June 2019 The last Big Porridge & Play 2019 at the Whiteinch library was the biggest yet - with nearly 60 of us singing, playing and dressing up together, before sitting down for a meal. It was very characteristic of the project as a whole, with a lot [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 6

June 19th, 2019|

8th June 2019 We had a really fab sixth session at the Ruchill Community Centre. You could really see how everyone has got to know each other over the last six weeks, with the group chatting away at the start of the afternoon and during the meal, and other [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 6

June 19th, 2019|

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 extremely committed Pirates, wearing fantastic costumes and really feeling like we were on a huge ship, [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 6

June 18th, 2019|

5th June 2019 With our sessions drawing to a close we want to make sure our last Big Porridge & Play afternoons together are fantastic! On Wednesday at Whiteinch Library we had exactly that! We had such an enjoyable afternoon of play together! Ruby and Jack were joined by [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 4

June 11th, 2019|

18th May 2019 We are missing next week’s session not taking place because of the Bank Holiday so we wanted to make sure we had an excellent session of Porridge & Play today - and we did! –Jack, Iona and our General Manager, Shona were here for our 4th [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 5

June 7th, 2019|

1st June 2019 We had a really wonderful Picnic & Play on The Tall Ship with the Ruchill Porridge & Play group last week. Ruby met some of the group to get the bus to Partick after a quick game of Big as a Bear and Funky Chicken at [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 5

June 6th, 2019|

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! As we warmed up and danced like Funky Chicken’s we could tell we were in [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 5

June 5th, 2019|

29th May 2019 With the rain tumbling down and the wind blowing, we couldn't have our planned Picnic & Play in Victoria park, but we stayed and had a brilliant session in the Library instead, with a dressing up parade, another Balloon adventure and lots of songs. Jack read us a Letter to his Love - [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 4

May 31st, 2019|

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 a brilliant session! The Funky Chicken arrived with lots of funny animals - like the [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 4

May 29th, 2019|

22nd May 2019 Licketyspit travelled from the Whiteinch Library to The Tall Ship at Riverside for a brilliant outreach Picnic & Play session! We began our journey with delighting fellow bus travellers with an excellent rendition of Jelly on His Head! We wanted to share the Lickety songbook with [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 3

May 24th, 2019|

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 Saliha and 35 participants as we played, sang and ate together on Thursday afternoon. We [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 3

May 21st, 2019|

15th May 2019 Our third BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow at Whiteinch Library was brilliant – a great atmosphere and lots of great game playing! Jack and Ruby were joined by Iona and Asem, Lickety volunteer! We had over 40 participants attending the session as we all took shelter [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 3

May 17th, 2019|

11th May 2019 Our 3rd BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow session in Ruchill was a really great one! We played some great games, sang new songs and ate delicious lentil and carrot soup. You can find more about our Lickety food in here! Ruby introduced us to her friend [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 2

May 15th, 2019|

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 some strange bed-time habits and were chased by a scary witch. With 13 families made [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 2

May 13th, 2019|

8th May 2019 We had our second BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow session in Whiteinch and what a session it was, with 14 families and 43 people attending altogether! We travelled around the world to the coasts of Portugal in the magic ball, we danced the Ickerickeroo and met [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 2

May 8th, 2019|

4th May 2019 Our second Big Porridge & Play session at Ruchill saw us travel around the world, meet a shy sheep and got us to know some old Scots words for the different parts of our body. With our families getting to know us and each other better, [...]

Big Porridge & Play Gorbals Week 1

May 8th, 2019|

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 families from St Francis Nursery where we did a taster session the day before, and [...]

Big Porridge & Play Whiteinch Week 1

May 7th, 2019|

1st May 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session in Whiteinch this year was absolutely packed - with 14 families and 50 people in total! It was great to see some families from last year, as well as a few families we had met at the Whiteinch Nursery [...]

Big Porridge & Play Ruchill Week 1

May 3rd, 2019|

27th April 2019 Our first Big Porridge & Play session at Ruchill was wonderful - with a really buzzing atmosphere! We had a group of over 50 participants made up of current Children & Families Network families and new families at the Ruchill Community Centre. Lots of people came [...]

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow Year 3 has launched!

May 3rd, 2019|

3rd May 2019 BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Year 3 has launched! We were delighted to welcome over 40 families to Big Porridge & Play in the Gorbals, Whiteinch and Ruchill for the start of Big Porridge & Play Glasgow 2019. Launching in Ruchill first last Saturday, April 27th [...]

CPD with Licketyspit

April 23rd, 2019|

Licketyspit CPD "Out of my comfort zone...a new comfort zone begins!" Licketyspit Continuing Professional Development training offers those working with children a fantastic resource and renewed understanding of their unique creative capacity to support children’s development through play. CPD sessions are delivered by Licketyspit Artistic Director/CEO Virginia Radcliffe and [...]

Storyplay Schools

April 23rd, 2019|

Storyplay Schools Storyplay Schools is a unique project designed to support the development of children’s literacy, language and confidence through the introduction of shared stories and inclusive play across the whole school community – children, families teachers and PSA’s. Current Licketyspit Storyplay Schools include: Canal View Primary, Westerhailes, Edinburgh. Oakwood Primary, Easterhouse, Glasgow. [...]

Licketyspit at Playworks

April 15th, 2019|

15th April 2019 Licketyspit at Play Works - A Scottish Conference on Play Broxburn Family Centre, Saturday 18th May Virginia is really looking forward to running a workshop on Storyplay at the Broxburn Family Centre Play conference next month, which is sold out! Everyone is creative! The story is [...]

Big Porridge & Play Glasgow is Back!

April 15th, 2019|

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 Play & food sessions for families with children under 12. This year for the very [...]

Storyplay is Starting at Ibrox Primary

April 15th, 2019|

15th January 2019 We are very excited to be starting STORYPLAY at Ibrox Primary School in Govan. Virginia and Shona will be meeting teachers in January to introduce the project and it won’t be long until our actor-pedagogues go on a Storyplay adventure with the whole school… To find out more [...]

IPAY Talk in Philadelphia

January 22nd, 2019|

Licketyspit goes to Philadelphia! On 15th January 2019, Virginia was part of a Scottish Children’s Theatre delegation to the IPAY International Showcase. International Performing Arts for Youth (IPAY) brings together specialist children’s theatre companies and venues from around the world. Licketyspit was supported by Imaginate and Creative Scotland to [...]