The latest newsletter has arrived. If it hasn’t made it through your door already, you can read it here.
You can also find it, and old newsletters back to the 1990s, at the BygoneBungo Newsletter Archive.
We’re calling for videos and pictures for “Doors Open in Strathbungo”!
Glasgow’s Doors Open Day is going digital this year and they are asking for contributions. The Strathbungo Society is helping with a couple of projects in the area, but we also proposed one of our own – made up from contributions from residents in the ‘Bungo.
We’d like to present a short film giving a residents’-eyes view of our area. It would be made up of videos and photos by ‘Bungo-dwellers to share what they love about this part of Glasgow (we’ll also include some Then & Now comparisons from the Bygone Bungo site). Overall, it will show the streets, the lanes, the architecture and some of Strathbungo’s history, perhaps with a flavour of the community events that are held throughout the year.
Here’s where you come in… We’d love to include your videos and your pictures in the film. Videos need to be short – we only have a total length of about 5 minutes and we have lots to pack in! Contributions should show off the bits of the ‘Bungo that you love – be that the railing or cornices at your home, the greenery currently along the railway line, the architecture – close-ups or panoramas – with or without a commentary… The choice is yours!
- you don’t need any fancy equipment – using your phone is fine
- all photos and videos sent to us must be in LANDSCAPE orientation, not portrait
- for video, feel free to record a short voice-over saying what we’re looking at and why you love it
- ideally, we need to have contributions in by the end of next week, i.e. Friday 24th July
Send your contributions to email@example.com (we’re recycling that email address!) and we’ll do our best to include it in the ‘Bungo movie of the year 😊
First, a big Thank You to all who took part today:
- the talented musicians (hope their busking was well rewarded!)
- the stall holders (especially those local stall holders responding through the day)
- and everyone who had a party, lunch, glass of wine or water or cuppa, and celebrated all things Bungo on their own, with family or with suitably distanced friends
In normal times, BITBL is put together by the Society’s committee and many other willing volunteers & local business. This year was a wee bit different. Well, a lot different.
So there are three special Thank Yous:
- A huge Thank You to Bungo-ites Mark & Mandy Reid-Foster from Submarine who put together the online market for us, as well as the supporting BNITBL pages on our website. An amazing job, and a LOT of work.
- Massive thanks to Crawford Smith of Southside Sessions for pulling together the music schedule and keeping it all on track today (as well as finishing with a set of his own!).
- From the initial suggestion of “we should do something in our gardens/homes on the day”, one committee member in particular picked up the idea and made this event happen. So another big Thank You to Paola Rezzilli for the vast amount of work she put into making this event possible and keeping things on track through today.
We hope everyone enjoyed their virtual BITBL today, and will carry on visiting our our market! [open until 8pm Sunday 21st June]
The music has come to an end, but we’re extending the online market until 8pm tomorrow (Sunday) night.
You’ll find the stalls at http://bungoblog.com/bnitbl/ so, if you were out enjoying the sunshine and missed your chance today, head over there now and see what’s still on offer!
PS you can also watch most of the musicians on catch-up in the event at https://www.facebook.com/events/590808154972852/.
Every year, the Strathbungo Society organises the community summer festival that is Bungo in the Back Lanes. This year, we’ve had to be a little more inventive.
We couldn’t physically hold the event this year, so the Society has organised an online version of it to create a little of what the event brings to our community, complete with stalls, live music and virtual participation!
The online market will be here from 12noon until 5pm. You can listen to the music and contribute photos or videos of your own celebrations in our Facebook event.
We can’t hold Bungo in the actual Back Lanes this year, so we’ve gone online!
Right now, we’re planning the last details (like the music schedule) but here are the headlines:
- we’re holding it on the day we’d already planned: Saturday 20th June, from 12-5pm
- there will be an online market of stalls, live music online and hopefully your contributions of what you are doing to celebrate all things ‘Bungo
- if you would like a stall, you can bag one here (there are two types: one for those with an existing online presence, and one for those without)
- on the day, the market will be here
- on the day, the music will be here, and that’s also where we’d love your contributions to the day
So… put the date (back) in your diary, book a stall if you’d like one, and plan what you will be doing on the day! With the easing of lock-down, you could even invite another household to join you if you have a garden (suitably distanced, of course).
Fellow ‘Bungo dwellers and visitors from further afield:
It will come as no surprise, with all that is happening – and all that is not happening – during these unprecedented times, that the Strathbungo Society has regretfully decided that we won’t be able to hold Bungo in the Back Lanes on 20 June as planned.
The safety and health of our community and its visitors are paramount. We cannot put our community at risk by welcoming hundreds of people from far and wide to our summer community festival in ‘Bungo’s narrow back lanes. We don’t know what the Government’s guidance will be over the next couple of months but, even if the rules were to be relaxed, we feel that people will still be nervous about attending a crowded public event in June. And – being purely practical – normally we’d be in full swing right now preparing for the event, lining up bars, music and stalls, but all of that has been put on hold and we wouldn’t be able to organise the event in time.
We don’t yet know if we can postpone this event to a later date this year. We will continue to monitor both government guidance and the public mood over the next few months. There is a risk that there will be no Bungo in the Back Lanes in 2020 (along with Wimbledon, the Olympics and many other events) but we will keep you posted on that, and on any alternatives that we might plan.
We hope that the Strathbungo community are safe and well. Please stay at home, and take all precautions if you need to venture outdoors.
In case people aren’t aware of it, the Council has created a page showing the changes to services during this period. For example, changes to refuse collections (no brown or purple bins being emptied until further notice) or parks (all car parks now closed). You can find all the details at: https://www.glasgow.gov.uk/coronavirus.