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Bungo in the Back Lanes 2016 (BITBL 2016) – Planning Meeting


BITBL 2016 will be held on Saturday 18th June. To help make the day a success a team of willing volunteers is needed to plan, organise and run the event.

If you are interested in getting involved, the first planning meeting for BITBL 2016 will be held at the Den, The Bungo on Tuesday 23rd February at 7.30pm.

If you unable to come along on the night and wish to volunteer please send an e-mail to to record your interest.

Brighter Bungo – This Sunday 27th September at 11.00am

Your quarterly Strathbungo Volunteer Clean Up is back this Sunday. Alan Dobson will be taking over Brighter Bungo this Sunday from Bryan Miiler who has departed to warmer climes. Your support for Alan as he takes on this venture would be greatly appreciated. Please meet at the corner of Nithsdale Road and Moray Place at 11.00am. Equipment and training will be provided!

Brighter Bungo Poster

Santa Dash 2014‏

Santa Dash

Registration is open for this year’s 5k Glasgow Santa Dash.

The event will take place on Sunday 7 December 2014 starting and finishing in George Square.

The run, co-ordinated by Land and Environmental Services, is always popular – attracting runners of all abilities and ages.

This year 3,000 ‘Santas’ will run to raise funds for our two nominated charities: the Prince and Princess of Wales Hospice and the Sunday Mail Centenary Fund.

Every registered participant will be issued with a Santa Suit and will receive a medal at the finish line. There are also fabulous spot prizes to be won on the day

Register now.
Registration for adults (over 16) is £15; £5 for children. To register and find our more visit

BITBL 2014 – 21st June – Bring it on!

If its not already in your diary a timely reminder that Saturday 21st June 2014 the place to be is the annual Bungo in the Back Lanes held between 1-4pm, in the back lanes between Nithsdale Road and Vennard Gardens in Strathbungo. A warm welcome (if not dry!) will be extended to you all.

Full details of the day will be updated at

Fancy helping put on Glasgow’s “best local community event”? The Strathbungo Society is always looking for extra volunteers on the big day to help us get things ready and pack things up.

Victims of the success of the event, we’ve found ourselves with a smaller volunteer pool than ever this year because everyone wants to enjoy the day and set up their own stall. Sound familiar? You can help before and after the event doing any of the following:

•Putting up (and later taking down) gazebos, moving tables and chairs, putting out A Frames etc: Meet at 9.30am on Saturday at 26 Marywood Square or follow the noise in the back lanes. For packing up, come to the Society stall at 4pm.
•Baking: We’d love donations of home baking for our tea garden on Marywood and Queen Lane. Just drop it off on the day.
•Prizes: We’re taking donations of prizes for the tombola, bottle stall and raffle. Drop them off at 53 Queen Sq or send an e-mail to if you want them picked up
•Making space: Not holding a stall yourself? We have several stall holders looking for a pitch. They will squeeze in wherever they can on the day but if you’ve got a great garden or yard you think could be used by someone else, get in touch and we can send them your way. Contact

We look forward to seeing you all on the day.


spring fling


Saturday 29th March 10.30-13.30

Queen’s Park Baptist Church Hall,

180 Queen’s Drive

Come along and enjoy a cup of coffee or tea and scrumptious cake with your family neighbours and friends, which is included in the entrance price of £1.  All children get in FREE.  Lots of stalls and activities to sample:  chocolate lucky dip, guess the birthday, guess the weight of the cake, raffle, artists stalls, up-cycling stalls, Red Kite animation workshop (must be booked in advance), Bike Doctor and more!  And, of course, all art competition entries will be on display for you to enjoy! Plus the chance to vote for the entry you would like to see as the poster for Bungo In The Back Lanes and our Commonwealth celebration.  See you there!

For Red Kite workshop bookings, please request through:

Any donations of home baking, raffle prizes or chocolate items would be much appreciated and please use  to arrange delivery or collection.  Many thanks.


STOP PRESS! STOP PRESS! Children & Young People’s Art Competition 2014 !

painting graphic

There is still time for you to submit an entry, as the DEADLINE is EXTENDED and is now noon on the morning of Wednesday 12th March.  If you have entered via a school, your entry will be picked up from your school.  If you haven’t entered from a school and want to put in your work, please put it in the large folder outside 53, Queen Square any time from today.  If you have a 3D entry, large bags are available for you to cover your work.

Please contact:  for entry forms or any queries. GOOD LUCK!   All entries will be displayed at the Society’s Spring Fling event on Saturday 29th March.  See you there!


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