Celebration of Commonwealth Games 2014
Sunday 8th December 2013, 4.00pm – 5.30pm
Downstairs Function Room, The Bungo, Nithsdale Road
- Welcome & Introduction: Teresa Mooney, Chair
- Ideas Groups: facilitated
- Formation of young people’s group
- Decisions & next steps
Some possible ideas:
- Strathbungo Games/Bungo in the Back Lanes on same Saturday in June 2014?
- Closure of Nithsdale Road for half/full day for Strathbungo Games events?
- Use of Queen’s Park/use of local school facilities?
- Strathbungo games events in age groups: under 5, 6 – 12, 13 and above, adult (including senior citizens event)?
- Opening of Strathbungo games by a well known sports personality?
- Invitation to Sports/Games clubs & centres to take part and/or promote their activities?
We are looking for YOUR ideas! Especially our younger residents, who we would like to play a prominent role in helping to organise and run this special event.
Tea/coffee/Juice will be provided
The December newsletter is done and will be delivered all over Strathbungo within the next week or two. I think it’s a good issue. Thanks to a great effort by Nick Kempe, who has been attending the Glasgow Civic Forum, we have an article on saving energy in traditionally constructed buildings by Moses Jenkins of Historic Scotland, plus an article on burglary prevention and an update on enforcement from the Gorbals Police Office. We’ve also got a good local enterprise section. I had a very pleasant chat with Sam and Anna of bakery47, and interviewed Rosie Ilett about her crafting. Thanks to Sharon Schweps and Vivienne McGregor for their articles, and of course thanks to everyone who took the time to look over the draft. To view the newsletter, click on the image.
Hey Birlers! Just to let you all know we raised an enormous £500 at the Bungo Birl!! Well done everyone and a huge THANK YOU!!
Those funds will go toward mince pies and mulled wine at this year’s Bungo at the Bells and to the other fab The Strathbungo Society events next year – a new one being The Bungo Games, especially to celebrate the Commonwealth Games. See the link below, please come and lend your support.
Anyhoo! Thanks again everyone and see you for a Birl next year!!
It’s less than a year until Glasgow hosts one of the biggest occasions in the sporting calendar.
The Commonwealth Games are coming to town!
The Strathbungo Society want to mark this huge occasion by hosting our own Games in our own streets. It’s a street party with races!
We want it to be YOUR games, so need YOUR help in deciding what we do on the day. We’re having a brainstorming session downstairs at The Bungo on Sunday 8th December, 4-5.30pm. What races would you like to take part in? Egg and spoon? Sack Race? Could we do syncronised apple bobbing? Or should we have more serious games, like the 100m, long jump. The choice is yours!
These games are for everyone. We’ve arranged the brainstorm for a Sunday afternoon, so that we can hear from children, grandparents and everyone in between.
We will be looking for members to be part of the organising group and volunteers on the day, but this is specifically a brainstorm to hear what you would like to do on the day.
Sunday 8th December, downstairs at The Bungo 4.00 – 5.30pm
The BungoBirl was a success, with a huge crowd of people, a fantastic live band, great raffle prizes, fantastic food from Babu Bombay Street Kitchen and Bakery47 and a perfect venue and (importantly!) cheap booze from the Queen’s Park Bowling Club. Thanks most of all the the organizers, Paola, Allison and Allison. Brilliant idea and execution.
It had more kids in kilts than even a wedding, so naturally there was adorableness to spare. I’ve posted a set of pictures of the event on the Strathbungo group on Flickr, and anyone else who took pictures is invited to do the same. If you need instructions, just ask in the comments. The pictures can be viewed, motion blurs and all, here.
What a great night! We hope everyone had a fab time. It would be good to hear your feedback on the night, good and bad so that we can improve for next year’s Bungo Birl. Please leave comments – it will be really helpful.
Leave photos if you want to. It would be good to see what everyone got up to!
Thanks again everyone!
Guess what…we are officially SOLD OUT!! Looking forward to seeing everyone Birling around!
The Monthly Strathbungo Society Meeting will be held on Tuesday 19th November at 7.30pm downstairs in The Bungo, Nithsdale Road.
The meeting is open to all, so please come along. If you are unable to attend and wish to be involved with the work of the Strathbungo Society, keep up to date with all the goings on via www.bungoblog.com or via our Facebook page