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 Community Centre, 671 Bilsland Drive, Glasgow, G20 9NF
Saturday 27th April
3.00pm - 5.15pm
Whiteinch Library, 14 Victoria Park Drive, Glasgow, G14 9RL
Wednesday 1st May
4.00pm - 6.15pm
St Francis Centre, 405 Cumberland Street, Glasgow, G5 0SE
Thursday 2nd May
4.00pm - 6.15pm
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.(firstname.lastname@example.org / 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!
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.
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