BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Taster Sessions

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is back with their weekly play & food sessions for 3 to 8 year olds in Ruchill, Whiteinch and The Gorbals!

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Taster Sessions

About BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Taster Sessions

27th April 2019
1st May 2019
2nd May 2019
Ruchill Saturday 27th April 3 - 5.15pm / Whiteinch Wednesday 1st May 4 - 6.15pm / Gorbals Thursday 2nd May 4 - 6.15pm
Various Locations Glasgow
This is a free event
Call 07413800342
Visit the event website here
Follow LicketyTweet on Twitter
Facebook information can be found here

We had a fantastic time delivering the second year of BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow with wonderful families and cannot wait to return to Ruchill, Whiteinch and The Gorbals this year!

What is BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow? 

BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow is a project which brings together local families with 3-8 year olds for 7 weekly play & food sessions (younger/older brothers & sisters are welcome too!)

At Porridge & Play we play the wonderful Lickety Playcard games, rhymes, street-play, songs, dressing-up, giant silk and imaginary play. This is child-centred play for families led by the Licketyspit actor-pedagogues. The sessions are easy, very relaxed and welcoming, and we are usually surprised and delighted by what we all come up with!

After the play session we have a meal of delicious homemade soup, bread and fruit – “It’s like a Big family round a table!” (Child,Gorbals 2018).

We hope families will want to come to all or most of the sessions so that together we can build towards a Celebration Event to which everyone can invite wider family & friends to join in and see what we’ve been doing.

Sessions are free, friendly and relaxed.

This year for the first time – in weeks 4 and 5 - we are planning to turn our sessions into Picnic & Play sessions and hold them in two outside spaces. Depending on the communities, these will include the Tall Ship, Botanics and Glasgow Green. Travel will be organised in advance and for free.

Come and join us if you can! Open the door to other wonderful opportunities through Licketyspit's Children & Families Network.

Ruchill
Ruchill Community Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive, Glasgow, G20 9NF
Saturday 27th April
3.00pm - 5.15pm
www.facebook.com/events/312499139425652/

Whiteinch
Whiteinch Library, 14 Victoria Park Drive, Glasgow, G14 9RL
Wednesday 1st May
4.00pm - 6.15pm
www.facebook.com/events/812365695788919/

Gorbals
St Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, G5 0SE 
Thursday 2nd May
4.00pm - 6.15pm
www.facebook.com/events/425219034709684/

The Taster Sessions are open to all local families and we will ask everyone to tell us how many of the next 6 sessions they can manage. If we are over-subscribed we may need to prioritise places for families who can come to the most sessions.

We look forward to engaging with families who participated before as well as welcoming new ones, so if you live locally in any of these three communities we would love to see you at our Taster Sessions! There you will be invited to sign up for the weekly sessions.

If you cannot make it to the Taster Sessions please contact Rita Velaviciute, who looks after the Children & Families Network, to see if there are still spaces available for the weekly sessions.(cfn@licketyspit.com / 07413800342)

Go to our website to watch the BIG Porridge & Play Year 2 Film!

"It has inspired my kids to grow in confidence. F has come right out of his shell. G is still shy outside (of sessions) but during them she is not shy and the change in her confidence is amazing" Ruchill

Not in your area?

If we are not in your local area but you would like Licketyspit’s drama-led play projects to be delivered there please get in touch and explain why and what dream you have for the families in the community and we will try to get the necessary funding to realise it!

Additional Dates: 01 May 2019, 02 May 2019

While we take every opportunity to ensure the details for BIG Porridge & Play Glasgow Taster Sessions are accurate, we always advise that you contact the event organiser before setting out for the event to avoid disapointment.

Workshops Events you might like...

Overlocker for Beginners
Overlocker for Beginners
22nd April 2019
Sew Confident Glasgow, Glasgow West End
Get ready to unlock the overlocker! This class will get your threading and stitching away on this fabulous machine!
Dumpling Workshop
Dumpling Workshop
23rd April 2019
Lagom Kitchen, Glasgow South Side
Fancy doing something different? Created by popular demand! Learn how to make traditional Chinese Hakka Dumplings at Sunshine Tea Lounge's Dumpling Workshop!
Mindfulness for Exam Stress & Nerves
Mindfulness for Exam Stress & Nerves
23rd April 2019
The Wee Retreat, Glasgow South Side
Got exams coming up? Feeling nervous, stressed and/or anxious? Join The Wee Retreat for this wee pop up workshop and pick up some new skills to keep you calm and focused during exam time!
Find Workshops events in Glasgow

Family and Kids Events you might like...

Easter Eggstravaganza Magic Show
Easter Eggstravaganza Magic Show
21st April 2019
Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre, Glasgow West End
Enjoy magical mayhem in this fun and interactive magic show for all the family courtesy of Alex the Magician at the Scottish Mask & Puppet Centre!
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run
21st April 2019
Glasgow Green, Glasgow City Centre
The annual Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run will take place on Easter Sunday, setting off from Glasgow Green and ending opposite the hospital in Govan!
Easter Family Fun Day
Easter Family Fun Day
21st April 2019
The Clockwork Beer Co, Glasgow South Side
Bring the whole family along to Clockwork Beer Co on Sunday 21st April for one of their fantastic Family Fun Days!
Find Family and Kids events in Glasgow

Food and Drink Events you might like...

Breakfast with the Bunny
Breakfast with the Bunny
21st April 2019
Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow, Glasgow City Centre
Hop on over for Breakfast with the Bunny and enjoy a fun packed morning at Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow on Sunday 21st April!
The Market at Loch Lomond Shores
The Market at Loch Lomond Shores
21st April 2019
Loch Lomond Shores, Balloch
Browse homemade treats, arts & crafts, artisan food & drink and local produce at Loch Lomond Shores' regular Market Days on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month!
Platform at Argyle St Arches
Platform at Argyle St Arches
21st April 2019
Argyle Street Arches, Glasgow City Centre
Ten of Scotland’s best independent street food traders vendors set up stall every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, within the newly refurbished Argyle Street Arches!
Find Food and Drink events in Glasgow

Find other events in Glasgow

Sponsored Links

Popular Events

Inflatable Fun City
The amazing Inflatable Fun City is returning to Glasgow Green for the Easter holidays between 30th March and 14th April plus the 19th to the 22nd April!
Glasgow Children’s Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run
The annual Glasgow Children's Hospital Charity Easter Egg Run will take place on Easter Sunday, setting off from Glasgow Green and ending opposite the hospital in Govan!
T.Rex in Town
Step back in time to the Cretaceous period at Kelvin Hall and meet Trix in this once in a lifetime opportunity to come face to face with a T.Rex!
Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt
Bring the whole family together this Easter and treat your loved ones to the magic of the Cadbury Easter Egg Hunt at Pollok House!
Dippy On Tour: Glasgow
Dippy, the Natural History Museum's iconic Diplodocus cast, is going on a natural history adventure across the UK, and will visit Glasgow between 22nd January - 6th May 2019!

Advertise With Us

Advertise With Us

Looking to reach new customers? We offer a variety of advertising options with prices starting from just £30 per month!

Click here to find out more »