Category: Events (page 1 of 17)

Volunteers welcome

The Strathbungo Society and its events are run entirely by volunteers and we always welcome new people who want to help in any way they can. It’s important that volunteers are able to move on, so we are always looking for people to take on roles, from the small to the not-so-small, but also to develop new initiatives. Our Committee Meetings are open to all and advertised under the events sections of the bungoblog and Strathbungo Facebook page, so if you have ideas or want to know more do come along.

Current volunteering opportunities include:

  • Stewards for Window Wanderland 23rd February. We have stewards at larger events just in case anything goes wrong (stewards are briefed beforehand and we have a pick up point for lost children). Don a yellow bungo jacket for part of the evening and wander the streets. If interested either contact treasurer@strathbungo.co.uk or come to the Committee Meeting on 19th February
  • The Spring Fling. A small group is responsible for organising this event (co-ordination of craft stalls and events on the day) and would welcome someone else to join the team Contacts events@strathbungo.co.uk
  • The Bungo Committee. At our last AGM several people retired and were not replaced. We need more people on the Committee to keep going and have up to five vacancies. Do contact our Chair, Jane Carolann, at chair@strathbungo.co.uk or come along to our next meeting to see what is involved.
  • Newsletter delivery. Our distribution co-ordinator, Imelda Devlin, is always looking for new people to distribute our newsletter (3-4 times a year) whether to take on a street permanently or to act as a reserve when people are away.
  • Newsletter production. Our newsletter designer has indicated she would like to step down after many years. We now have a thriving editorial team who produce the copy so we are looking for someone who has layout skills.
  • Brighter Bungo. This is one of the easiest and most social ways to help with no commitments! Simply turn up on the day with your friends or family and help other volunteers keep our backlanes clean (all equipment provided). Next event will be probably be in April. More details from brighterbungo@strathbungo.co.uk

The Strathbungo Society
January 2019

Window Wanderland 2019

STRATHBUNGO WINDOW WANDERLAND IS BACK… GET THE DATE IN YOUR DIARY AND YOUR THINKING CAP ON!

On Saturday 23 February 2019, Strathbungo Window Wanderland will once again transform the streets of Strathbungo into a spectacular outdoor gallery for all to enjoy.

As always, the success of last year’s event was down to the incredible efforts of residents and their wonderful window displays… From performances in front rooms to amazing projections onto buildings; mischievous monkeys, polka dot parties, disco balls, bubble baths, mythical creatures, intricate installations, pop up bingo halls and tattoo parlours, fantastical faraway lands and music filling the streets…. It was beautiful! We can’t wait to see what 2019’s event brings!

Simply create a window display in the front windows of your flat, house, business or shop. Please don’t feel intimidated! A ‘display’ could be as simple as a candle, book, fairy lights or image in a window. Or you could go all out and stage a performance in your front room! Simple or spectacular… it’s completely up to you.

Strathbungo Window Wanderland is organised entirely by volunteers in their spare time. If you have any questions or would like to help spread the word about the event, please contact Sarah Reid at bungo_window_wander@hotmail.com

You can follow the event on Facebook.

Strathbungo Window Wanderland was inspired by and is part of the wider Window Wanderland programme which was set up in Bristol in 2015. If you would like to run an event in your area, go to windowwanderland.com

Supported by the Strathbungo Society and Pollokshields Area Partnership.

Putting the satire back into the Saltire

Where is all the biting Scottish Political satire these days? It seems to have just disappeared along with original Irn Bru and your online personal data. Well two of your Bungo neighbours have decided to do something about it!

Putting their years of experience to work the result is News Hacks. With a hysterical new script each month they deliver a fresh take on the news, those making the news, plus a smattering of side swipes at life in general in 21st century Scotland. If you watch, listen or read the news on any platform this is the show that puts it all into perspective. No one is immune from their spotlight.

Karen Townsend and Rikki Brown, who live in one of the garden streets, have set up a theatre production company, Bialystock and Brown. Main aim? To ensure that those in the public eye aren’t allowed to take themselves too seriously at all.

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rikki brown play NEWS HACKS FB

Bungo in the Back Lanes 2018

It’s that time again! Bungo in the Back Lanes is back for 2018, this Saturday, 1-5 pm. It’s one of the Southside’s greatest and longest running events.

Final preparations are underway, and the Bungo map is now available, showing just some of the events you can expect.

Meanwhile it take a lot of effort to make this happen, and if anyone wishes to help out in any way, may I suggest:

  • Set up your own stall in your back garden / lane.
  • Donations to the bottle stall
  • Donations to the tombola (contact bitbl@strathbungo.co.uk)
  • Stewarding on the day – there’s a briefing at 11.45 at the Society stall in the Marywood / Queen Square lane, or just show up any time and say hi, if you can spare us an hour with one of our fancy new orange jackets!
  • Set up (and take down) the gazebos – we start 9am (ish) in the Marywood / Queen Square lane, and pause for bacon rolls at some point

For more guidance see the FAQ on this site.

Stalls at Bungo in the Back Lanes 2018

Famous for its residents’ stalls selling everything from bric-a-brac and jewellery to homemade food and crafts, Bungo in the Back Lanes is an annual community festival that takes place in the lanes of Strathbungo.

The most exciting part of the festival is seeing which DIY stalls are set up on the day. Previous years have produced snail races, jumble stalls and a guess-the-sweeties-in-the-jar competition.

This year, #BitBL2018 is on 23rd June 2018.

Do you want to put up a stall?

Are you happy to host a stall or three in your garden?

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Residents are free to open up their garden or let someone else use it. Please let us know if you are happy for your garden to be used and we can help match you with a stallholder.
  • If you are not a resident and are planning on setting up a stall outside someone’s garden, please check first that they are happy for you to do so. Alternatively, there are several spots along the side lanes that are not directly outside people’s gardens.
  • If you are selling from your garden, make sure you have good signage on the lane letting people know what awaits them. Otherwise, nobody will know!
  • Do let us know where your stall is so we can add it onto our map.
  • If you are planning on selling food, you will need a food safety licence from the council. Please contact:

Alison Lochrin, Technical Officer (Food Safety)
Business Regulation, Environmental Health and Trading Standards
Land and Environmental Services
231 George Street, Glasgow, G1 1RX
0141 287 7990
07825780159
alison.lochrin@glasgow.gov.uk

There’s more detail on our BitBL FAQs page. If in doubt, drop us an email at bitbl@strathbungo.co.uk and we’ll do our best to help.

Spring Fling 2018 – March 17th from 12-3 pm

poster for spring fling event

Spring is here! (well, almost)  And so is Strathbungo’s Spring Fling…

The Bungo Bake Off is back, with some terrific prizes. Email springfling2018@outlook.com with “Bake Off” in the subject line for more information and to register.

And come along on the day – there’s something for everyone with home baking, craft market and face painting.

Doors open day – Pollokshields Heritage organised walks 16th/17th September

Pollokshields Heritage will again be offering three walking tours and two bus tours as their contribution to this year’s Doors Open Days Festival, as follows:-

 

On Saturday 16th September

Pollokshields Heritage Trail One: the Villas

Starting at 11am from Maxwell  Park Station

Walk duration is two hours

 

Saturday 16th September

Pollokshields Heritage Trail Two: the Tenements

Starting at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station

Walk duration is two hours

 

Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September

Pollokshields Bus Tour

(Registration from 1.45pm at Maxwell Park Station)

Tours start at 2pm from Maxwell Park Station

Tour duration is two hours

 

Sunday 17th September

Dumbreck & Hazelwood Heritage Walk

Starting at 11.30am from the café at House for An Art Lover

Duration of walk is 60-70 minutes

 

All the above appear in this year’s Glasgow Doors Open Days Festival brochure on pages 37 and 39, at paragraph numbers 9, 33, 34 and 35.

www.glasgowdoorsopendaysfestival.com

New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show – 19 August 2-5pm

NVG poster

New Victoria Gardens’ Annual Flower & Vegetable Show is adding something new this year —a home-grown High Street with ‘shops’ and open spaces dotted throughout the 3.3 acre site.

A highlight of the Glasgow summer calendar for over a century, this year’s event  is set for Saturday, 19 August, 2-5pm at 55 Glenapp Street in Pollokshields G41 2NQ.

Among the attractions:

  • Vintage & Retro Boutique with upcycled clothing and collectables
  • Fiona’s Flower Shop, with cut flowers and bouquets, houseplants & floral-themed gifts
  • Shed-loads of Art – mini galleries in the greenhouses
  • High Rise Bakery with artisan loaves and rolls
  • The Open Air Market with jam, pickles and cordials plus pick-of-the-day produce
  • Street food – delicious grub with veggie options
  • The NVG Tea Room with legendary home-baking
  • Plants grown and sold by the allotmenteers
  • Kid’s corner with a bouncy castle and games
  • ‘Live from Albert Square’ – music and performance in the courtyard
  • and no High Street is complete without a pub so there’s a beer & wine bar too!

All that and more,  plus an old-time Flower & Vegetable Show, with hundreds of prize-winning plants, flowers and produce, much of it on sale for bargain prices at the end of the day.

Admission is a very reasonable £1, and accompanied children under 12 are free!

Bungo in the Back Lanes – clearing the lanes

Bungo in the Back Lanes… It’s back, this Saturday June 17th, and better than ever!

To make sure that we make best use of the space in the lanes, we’re asking that folk could move vehicles out of the lanes, just for the day.

So, if your property backs on to the lanes, can you help by moving your car / van / etc out of the lane for the day please?

Thank you!

Bungo in the Back Lanes – helpful hint for stallholders

Are you planning on having a stall in your garden or lane on Saturday?

Please ensure that you have adequate signage for your stall on the day, especially if you are tucked away in a garden. This helps us to keep people moving but – more important – helps them to find you so that you can earn more money in sales!

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