It’s BUNGO fest


STRATHBUNGO is set to cement its place as one of the southside’s cultural hotspots on Saturday.

Following other popular annual Bungo in the back lanes event, the Strathbungo society have teamed up with the Arches theatre to create BUNGO fest.

In its first year, the free one day festival of micro-performances and kids’ workshops will take place in various bars, cafes, shops and restaurants.

From 11am, Cookie, Mulberry St, Moyra Janes, Mise En Place, Tapa, Gusto and Relish and Sammy Dow’s will play host to theatre, plays, music, art and poetry. Local Arches-affiliated artists, will each take turns to entertain the crowds.

While the Arches community choir will move from venue to venue, singing choral versions of music by popular pop artists such as Erasure and Amy Winehouse.

The event kicks off with a reprisal of Hole in my pocket’s popular HIMPTOLOGY exhibition.

At Cookie from 11am the duo will provide a non-denominational look at belief for creative types.

Lucy and Gary Gaizely-Gardiner will see children to dance from 11am, before a performance for friends and family at 11.45.

At Gusto and Relish from 12.30pm, Iain Campbell, Clemence Blum and Wounded Knee perform improvised Cello and Percussion.

Writer Alan Bisset will read scenes from Death of a Ladies’ Man, Moira Monologues and Pack Men at various locations throughout the day.

While performer and theatre maker Martin O’Connor will presents a selection of his Glasgow-themed words and sounds at a number of different venues.

The finale is a performance by Kieran Hurley of critically acclaimed theatre piece Hitch at 4.45pm at Sammy Dow’s.

The piece tells the story of a man hitching a lift, alone, from Glasgow to the G8 summit in Italy.

Speaking on his popular local blog Southside Happenings, one half of Hole in My Pocket, Allistair Burt said: “Bungo in the back Lanes is one of our favourite events in the Southside calendar so we’ve got high hopes that this becomes a regular sister event.

“There are a lot of great little venues in the area and from our creative Thursday interviews we know the area has its fair share of artists and musicians.

“We hope people will go along and check it out”.