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Southside Round Up

Now on to our Round Up, where we discuss all the latest happenings in the Southside. It’s certainly been a busy summer for us southsiders; there’s been plenty of different ways to get out and enjoy ourselves come rain or shine.

You may remember our excitement last issue about The Rum Festival coming to The Briggait on the 7th and 8th of June. Well it certainly didn’t disappoint! Rum fans enjoyed tasting over 100 different rums as well as some creative cocktails, and, perhaps best of all, taking home some free samples. There was also food, music, entertainment and dancing which got the whole of The Briggait jiving! The Rum Festival, which tours the country, said that the event was one of their best and the ‘busiest one in Glasgow yet’. If you missed it, we advise you to get it marked it in the calendar for next year!

One of our favourite events of the summer so far was this year’s Bungo in the Back Lanes. Thankfully the weather favoured us and the southside’s iconic community festival was another huge success. People of all ages enjoyed pop-up cafes, bars, bric-a-brac stalls, face painting, food vans and even live music, all organised by the community of Strathbungo! We already can’t wait for next year.

Another great local day out for all the family was the East Renfrewshire Festival of Colour held in Rouken Glen on Saturday 27th July. There was loads of activities for the kids to get involved in including colour play, kite flying, brooch making, henna and sponge throwing. Meanwhile, the grown ups enjoyed the live music and dancing.

The Tramway Theatre featured the solo exhibition in Scotland by Mexican artist Pia Camil. Named ‘Bara Bara Bara’, the exhibition featured interactive sculptures inspired by the markets of Mexico City and crafted from hundreds of t-shirts from the artist’s hometown. It certainly provided a fun day out to save from the boredom of the summer holidays!

And who could forget all the events held at Queens Park this summer. They’ve had outdoor screenings of Wimbledon matches and classic films such as Jumanji and Jurassic Park at their open-air cinema. They’ve also had a series of Parties in the Park hosted by Melting Pot and Heverlee throughout the summer. The parties included Floating Points on the 6th July, Disco Sessions on 20th July and Giles Peterson on 21st July, all held at the Queens Park Arena. But don’t worry if you missed it – they’ll be returning on Saturday 10th August with a party featuring none other than Mr. Scruff!

So what a summer it’s been in the Southside so far. Read on for our top recommendations of how to spend the rest of this season in the Southside, and why not follow us on Facebook and Instagram to keep up to date with all the latest goings-on in our local area.

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