Hey folks, while you’re thinking of what to do for Bungo in the Back Lanes 2017 (Saturday 17th June), along comes another Strathbungo-based event from the folks that brought you Strathbungo Window Wanderland – with funding support from the Strathbungo Society.
The Council’s Street Play programme offers a free road closure – it usually costs around £1,000 – so residents have decided to take up the offer and stage the first-ever Regent Park Square Street Party on Sunday 4 June 2017.
It’s got something for everyone; for the kids, there’s a Cycle Fun event and Sports Day; there’s home baking for discerning diners (please get in touch with organisers if you want to donate); a Bungo SwapShop (what can you swap, to get?) and – from 4.30pm – a self-organised, come ye all, Bungo BBQ (bring your own stuff).
Everyone’s welcome and the hope is that the road will be car-free all day! So hop, skip, jump or simply stroll down and mingle with the crowds.
It’s free and everyone’s welcome, but feel free to donate to keep the party going next year!
After a week that saw snow, the day of Spring Fling enjoyed glorious sun that brought hundreds of local people into this year’s new venue of Langside Halls. The home baking donated by Strathbungo Society members and friends was a great attraction in the vintage-themed tea-room. Stall holders in the craft fair demonstrated the range of creativity at work in the Southside – with everything from hats to blankets to jewellery to greeting cards to ceramics to fashion for sale.
This year’s Bungo Bake-Off was even more popular than last year and the nearly two dozen entries looked amazing. Our guest judges – Chris from Christopher Robin and Jules from Snugglemuffin – had a tough job assessing the cakes, and after much deliberation Kevin Kane, Society Chair, awarded the following prizes:
1st prize: Michelle Aaron for Coconut and Passion-fruit Cake
2nd prize: Frances Johnstone for Chocolate and Honey Cake
3rd prize: Adell Mitchell for Lemon and Elderflower Drizzle Cake
1st prize: Luca Corbett
Joint 2nd prize: Alexander Thomson
Joint 2nd prize: Matilda Barr
Thanks to everyone that made the event such a success. Firstly to Jules and Chris the Bake-Off Judges; to all those who donated prizes for the Bake-Off (Rosie Ilett and Gerry Hassan, Bakery 47, Christopher Robin, Gusto and Relish and Rock ‘n Rollers) and to all those who took part, and congratulations to the prize winners; to all the stall holders who came along and displayed their fabulous work; to everyone from the Strathbungo Society and their friends who helped on the day and who donated home baking, and to those who made other donations – Fenwick’s Café, Eastwood Toll; Snugglemuffin and Water Coolers Scotland. Thanks to Vera and the team at Langside Halls for all their help – and most of all to everyone who came along.
You’ll find photos from the event on our Facebook page. The photos are courtesy of Scott Obzrud, Tatiana dos Santos and Sharon Schweps.
Where: Gather at junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road
Time: 11.00 to 13.00 hrs
When: Sunday 19 March
A MAGICAL WALKING TRAIL TRANSFORMING STRATHBUNGO INTO A PLAYFUL OUTDOOR GALLERY!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Please join us this Saturday 25th February, from 6-9pm.
Everyone is invited to wander around Strathbungo and enjoy residents’ window displays.
We hear rumours of bands in front rooms, a pop-up tattoo parlour, a human fruit machine, disco balls and bubble machines…. But the magic of Window Wanderland is that no one will actually know what’s happening until the night itself.
If you live in the area and are still to register, add your home to the online map. 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 or project onto your building! Simple or spectacular … it’s completely up to you. Anything goes! And if you need some inspiration or practical help, there’s a free drop-in workshop at the Tramway this Tuesday 21st February.
If you have any questions or would like to help spread the word about the event, please feel free to email us.
The Strathbungo Society invites entries for the Bungo Bake-Off 2017
to be judged on Saturday March 25th 2017
at the Society’s Spring Fling at Langside Hall (The Large Hall),
5 Langside Ave, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2QR
Event runs from 11.30 – 3.00 – see below for Bake-Off timings
The Bungo Bake-Off is becoming a major part of the Strathbungo Society’s annual Spring Fling event with some fabulous prizes for 2017 winners.
1st prize: A 2 night stay (for up to 4 people) in a refurbished fisherman’s cottage by the sea in Galloway (donated by Rosie Ilett and Gerry Hassan).
Other prizes: Rock ‘n Rollers; Gusto and Relish; Christopher Robin and Bakery 47 have also donated other prizes for 2nd and 3rd placings and runners-up.
Bake-Off instructions & timings:
- Bakers from the Southside of Glasgow are invited to submit a cake or a plate of cakes that they have made from scratch to the theme of ‘Spring’.
- Fee to enter the Bake-Off is £2 per cake or plate of cakes to be paid in cash when submitting entry. This fee also covers entry into the Spring Fling event.
- Bakers can submit any number of entries (each will incur a £2 entry fee).
- All those entering the Bungo Bake-Off are expected to be amateur bakers and not selling/promoting cakes as a business or secondary activity.
- All cakes must be delivered on Saturday March 25th to The Large Hall, Langside Hall between 10.30 a.m. and 11.00 a.m to be signed in by a Spring Fling helper who will give you a receipt and a Spring Fling ticket.
- Any cakes arriving after 11.00 cannot be entered into the judging. No other arrangements can be made for cakes to be entered.
- The judging – led by a professional cake expert – will take place between 11.15 and 12.00. Judges’ decisions are final.
- Winners will be announced at the event, and all entries are then available for viewing. Winners are required to make themselves available for any media interest and coverage that may arise from this event.
- All bakers are invited to collect their cakes from the Hall from 1.00 onwards unless you wish to donate your cakes to be sold at the Spring Fling’s Tea Room in aid of the Strathbungo Society. Please say when you submit your cake for the Bake Off if you will donate or collect your entry.
Please contact Rosie Ilett on email@example.com if you plan to enter Bake-Off or if you have any queries.
Brighter Bungo is the name the Strathbungo Society gives to our regular community clean-up days. These take place quarterly in partnership with the Clean Glasgow campaign.
The next event is on January 8th 2017, 11:00-13:00. We’ll gather at the junction of Moray Place and Nithsdale Road.
Volunteers are given high-visibility vests, bin bags, gloves and litter pickers and encouraged to clean up litter and fly-tipped rubbish from the area’s streets and back lanes. Glasgow City Council’s Clean Glasgow campaign provides the equipment and removes the collected waste.
It’s a great hands-on way to improve the area we live in and a fantastic way to tackle the niggling issues that annoy anyone who lives in a busy, urban area.
We hope to see you there!
Welcome in 2017 with music, festive fun and a countdown to the bells at Strathbungo’s annual Hogmanay Street Party on 31st December.
Gather outside 52 Marywood Square from 11:45pm.
If anyone is bringing children along, get them banging pan lids with wooden spoons as loudly as possible from either end of Strathbungo as you approach.
See you there!
Your next chance to make Strathbungo that little bit brighter.
Join Alan and his team for a couple of hours tidying up. All necessary equipment supplied.
Meet at corner of Nithsdale Road & Moray Place, from 11am to 1pm.
Sunday 25th September 2016.
Strathbungo Society AGM
Note for your diaries; the Society AGM will be on Tuesday 25th October. More details to follow at bungoblog.com.
A BIG THANK YOU from The Strathbungo Society to everyone who contributed to making Bungo in the Back Lanes, 2016 such a great success.
We were lucky with the weather and with our local MSP, Nicola Sturgeon, who not only officially “opened” our event – she cut the golden ribbon – but stayed on to talk and chat to folks and stall holders and also made a few wee purchases into the bargain. Other elected representatives were also spotted – as were their tweets and re-tweets.
This year we had new volunteers, including from the Scouts and Harvest Bible, who joined Society volunteers to set up and take down the event; erecting tables and gazebos to placing chairs and signage and collecting donations from stall holders.
Thanks also to all who donated to the Society’s bottle and tombola stalls. The income from these, plus donations from stall holders, is what largely funds Bungo in the Back Lanes, plus a grant from Glasgow City Council to cover the hire of tables, chairs etc.
What makes Bungo in the Back Lanes a great bottom-up, community-organised event are all the people who open up their lanes and gardens to celebrate the creativity, community and fun of living in Strathbungo. It’s their enthusiasm that makes it the best community event in Glasgow – bar none – and the original Southside event.