Glasgow Mackintosh

Glasgow invites you to unleash your creativity across a range of exciting exhibitions, events & activities for the whole family at this year’s Creative Mackintosh Festival!

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The first major exhibition devoted to the architecture of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. It will present over 80 architectural drawings, many never exhibited before, alongside specially commissioned film, models and rarely seen archival material. The exhibition challenges the familiar view of Mackintosh as the isolated genius by presenting the wider context of his architectural practice, contractors, suppliers and clients, and outlining the building process, from initial planning permission to final inspection.

Fri 18 Jul 2014 - Sun 4 Jan 2015 :: Tue to Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

Mackintosh Architecture

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: General Admission £5.00, Concessions £3.00
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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William Davidson was one of Mackintosh's most loyal patrons and the client of his first important house, Windyhill, Kilmacolm. He was also an enthusiastic collector of contemporary Scottish art. His extensive collection came to include work by 'The Four' - Mackintosh, Margaret and Frances Macdonald and J. Herbert McNair, the Glasgow Boys and Scottish Colourists. This display presents a selection of watercolours and prints from his collection, including important works by Mackintosh.

Throughout October :: Tue to Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

William Davidson: Art Collector

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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Sketching was a lifelong activity for Mackintosh for work and pleasure, providing understanding of construction and materials, and a design reference library. His draughtsmanship was exceptional, economic and expressive. This exhibition presents a selection of watercolours, sketchbook pages and sketchbooks which plot his travels in Scotland, England, and on the Continent and show his wide-ranging interests, in Scottish tower houses, medieval English churches, vernacular architecture and flowers.

Fri 18 Jul 2014 - Sunday 1 March 2015 :: Tues to Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

Mackintosh Travel Sketches

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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This Spotlight display focuses on one of Mackintosh's finest still-life compositions, Begonias, which has been generously lent from a private collection. It is one of only ten still lives Mackintosh painted during the years he spent in London from 1915 to 1923. The display includes a group of Mackintosh's flower drawings and textile designs.

Throughout October :: Tue to Sat: 10am - 5pm; Sun: 11am - 4pm

Charles Rennie Mackintosh: ‘Begonias’

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.hunterian.ac.uk/hunterian

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A special practical one-day event using The Hunterian's outstanding collections of Mackintosh's work. The programme includes guided tours of The Hunterian's temporary exhibitions of Mackintosh's architectural drawings, travel sketches and watercolours, and practical demonstrations of architectural sketching, followed by individual tutelage and the opportunity to make your own sketches. The same event is offered on the two advertised dates. Advance booking is essential.

Fri 24 & Fri 31 Oct 2014 :: 10am - 3pm

Drawing Inspiration from Mackintosh

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: £35
Tickets: Email. openstudies-enquiry@glasgow.ac.uk 
Website: glasgow.ac.uk/centreforopenstudies

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Discover Mackintosh's Glasgow, his contemporaries' architectural achievements and Art Nouveau details in the 'Glasgow Style'. Look up to investigate Glasgow's distinct architectural language with GSA's knowledgeable student guides. Spot Mackintosh's work as a junior draughtsman as the tour uncovers his lesser known designs and investigate the architectural gems of he Glasgow greats such as Alexander 'Greek' Thomson. Every ticket purchased supports The Glasgow School of Art.

Wed 1, Thu 2, Fri 3, Sat 4 and Sun 5 Oct 2014 :: 11.15am - 1.30pm

The ‘Glasgow Style’ City Walking Tour

Location: The Glasgow School of Art, Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: Adult: £19.50, Senior: £16, Student: £16, Under 18: £9.75
Tickets: Book online at www.gsa.ac.uk/tours.  Call GSA on 0141 353 4526 or join a tour at the Window on Mackintosh visitor centre.
Website: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours

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Uncover public art, contemporary design and architecture as GSA's vibrant student guides explore Glasgow's remarkable creative regeneration. Investigate hidden artwork by Turner Prize winners, new buildings in the city and the development of Glasgow's booming creative industries. GSA's guides chart the rise of Glasgow's internationally acclaimed arts scene through the people and places that shaped this phenomenon to reveal the story behind the 'Miracle'. Every ticket purchased supports The Glasgow School of Art.

Fri 3 & Sat 4 Oct 2014 :: 2.45pm - 5pm

The ‘Glasgow Miracle’ City Walking Tour

Location: The Glasgow School of Art, Window on Mackintosh Visitor Centre, 164 Renfrew Street, Glasgow G3 6RF
Admission: Adult: £19.50, Senior: £16, Student: £16, Under 18: £9.75
Tickets: Book online at www.gsa.ac.uk/tours, call GSA on 0141 353 4526 or join a tour at the Window on Mackintosh visitor centre.
Website: www.gsa.ac.uk/tours

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Participants will take inspiration from Mackintosh's architectural drawings, and create artworks on thin pieces of wood. This class is delivered in a supportive environment and is suitable for beginners or those with drawing experience

Sun 19 Oct 2014 :: 11.15 - 4pm

Life Drawing on Wood

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Admission: £10 pp
Tickets: Please book in advance by calling 0141 276 9505 or email KGLearning@glasgowlife.or.uk and pay on the day at our museum shop
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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These tours for visually impaired visitors will provide participants with a descriptive account of key pieces within the museum's Glasgow Style gallery. As the tour may involve long periods of standing, folding stools will be provided. Guide dogs welcome.

Thu 9, Thu 23 & Sun 26 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

Descriptive Tours for Visually Impaired visitors

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Admission: Free/Book in advance
Tickets: Please book in advance by calling 0141 276 9505/9506 or email KGLearning@glasgowlife.org
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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This session will explore Hous'hill, the former home of tea room entrepreneur Miss Catherine Cranston. After a talk looking at the history of the building, archive images and related objects in museum stores, the group will walk over to the former site of the (now demolished) mansion house to explore the original setting of her home. Sensible footwear and warm (and possibly waterproof) clothes required!

Fri 17 Oct 2014 :: 1pm - 3pm

Rediscovering Hous’hill in Nitshill

Location: Glasgow Museums Resource Centre (GMRC) 200 Woodhead Road, South Nitshill Industrial Estate, Glasgow, G53 7NN
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Booking Essential - To book, call 0141 276 9300 or email. GMRCbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk 
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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Get creative designing your own fab facade - the decorative front of a fancy building Become inspired by the lovely Charles Rennie Mackintosh drawing on display at Provand's Lordship and after looking at fancy facades from around the world - make your own amazing architecture.

Tue 14 & Thu 16 Oct 2014 :: 1pm - 3pm

October Holiday Fun - Fancy Facades

Location: Provand's Lordship, 3, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0RH
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Drop-in
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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Taking inspiration from a sketch by Charles Rennie Mackintosh of Provand's Lordship, you will develop drawing skills and gain an understanding of architecture and interiors. Discover how environments are used and investigate how they can be affected by human presence. Drawing will be used as a tool to explore line, form, shape, perspective and light.

Sun 5 Oct 2014 :: 1pm - 4pm

Sketching Space and Place An introduction to architectural drawing

Location: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art,2, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0RH
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Free but must be booked in advance.  Book at mungobookings@glasgowlife.org.uk or call us on 0141 276 1625
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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Two original Mackintosh drawings - one featuring Provand's Lordship and another of an unidentified Glasgow house of a similar era - will be on display in the ground-floor dining room. Come and see Mackintosh's skills up close.

Wed 1 Oct 2014 - Tue Jan 6 2015 :: Tues to Thur & Sat 10am - 5pm. Fri and Sun 11am - 5pm

Mackintosh and Old Glasgow

Location: Provand's Lordship, 3, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0RH
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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Talk by Anthony Lewis, curator of Scottish History, about two Mackintosh drawings in Glasgow Museums' collections which are being displayed at Provand's Lordship. One, dated 1889 shows that venue and the other represents Glasgow's architectural heritage.

Fri 17 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

How Mackintosh understood Glasgow’s Past

Location: St Mungo Museum of Religious Life and Art, 2, Castle St, Glasgow G4 0RH
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Free but must be booked in advance.  Book at mungobookings@glasgowlife.org.uk or call us on 0141 276 1625 
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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The landscape paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which were painted during the final decade of his life from 1918 - 1928, will be the inspiration for spectacular costumes and performances with music at Mackintosh buildings in and around Glasgow during the festival. Unlooking will be led by Alex Rigg, an artist and performer who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has extensive experience of design and performance, working in a range of disciplines in a collaborative way. This project emphasises art as inspiration.

Sat 18 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

Un-Looking: Alex Rigg and Oceanallover

Location: The Hill House
Admission: Hill House entry charge

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The landscape paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which were painted during the final decade of his life from 1918 - 1928, will be the inspiration for spectacular costumes and performances with music at Mackintosh buildings in and around Glasgow during the festival. Unlooking will be led by Alex Rigg, an artist and performer who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has extensive experience of design and performance, working in a range of disciplines in a collaborative way. This project emphasises art as inspiration.

Sun 12 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

Un-Looking: Alex Rigg and Oceanallover

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
Admission: FREE

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The landscape paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which were painted during the final decade of his life from 1918 - 1928, will be the inspiration for spectacular costumes and performances with music at Mackintosh buildings in and around Glasgow during the festival. Unlooking will be led by Alex Rigg, an artist and performer who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has extensive experience of design and performance, working in a range of disciplines in a collaborative way. This project emphasises art as inspiration.

Sun 12 Oct 2014 :: 12 noon

Un-Looking: Alex Rigg and Oceanallover

Location: Scotland St Museum
Admission: FREE

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The landscape paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which were painted during the final decade of his life from 1918 - 1928, will be the inspiration for spectacular costumes and performances with music at Mackintosh buildings in and around Glasgow during the festival. Unlooking will be led by Alex Rigg, an artist and performer who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has extensive experience of design and performance, working in a range of disciplines in a collaborative way. This project emphasises art as inspiration.

Sun 5 Oct 2014 :: 2pm - 3.30pm

Un-Looking: Alex Rigg and Oceanallover

Location: Willow Tea Rooms into Sauchiehall St:along Buchanan St to The Lighthouse
Admission: FREE

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The landscape paintings of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, which were painted during the final decade of his life from 1918 - 1928, will be the inspiration for spectacular costumes and performances with music at Mackintosh buildings in and around Glasgow during the festival. Unlooking will be led by Alex Rigg, an artist and performer who studied at the Glasgow School of Art and has extensive experience of design and performance, working in a range of disciplines in a collaborative way. This project emphasises art as inspiration.

Sun 26 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

Un-Looking: Alex Rigg and Oceanallover Finale

Location: House for an Art Lover
Admission: FREE

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Tea with Mackintosh in the majestic setting of the Willow Tea Rooms. Choose from over 25 Loose Leaf teas or freshly ground coffee and enjoy this with our homemade scones or willow meringue. Hear and see the history of the Tea Room, how it came in to being and how it remains today one of Glasgow's most iconic buildings.

Tue 7, Fri 10, Tue 14, Fri 17, Tue 21 & Fri 24 Oct 2014 :: To sessions each on each of these days - 11am and 2.30pm

Making the Willow Tea Rooms: Tea, Talk and Tour with Mackintosh

Location: The Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EX
Admission: Adult/Conc: £5 pp. Child: £3.50 pp
Tickets: Call Willow Tea Rooms on 0141 332 0521 or email s.proctor@willowtearooms.co.uk 
Website: www.willowtearooms.co.uk

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The Willow Tea Rooms is one of the most distinctive buildings on Sauchiehall Street. Far less well known is how the Willow was built and who brought Mackintosh's designs to life. This exhibition tells the story of one of Glasgow's most famous tea rooms.

Wed 1 - Fri 31 Oct 2014 :: 9am - 5pm

Making the Willow Tea Rooms: Mackintosh Architecture Exhibition

Location: The Willow Tea Rooms, 217 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow G2 3EX
Admission: FREE
Website: www.willowtearooms.co.uk

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A talk event which seeks to reappraise the influence of Margaret Macdonald and her legacy as an artist, designer and collaborator with her husband, Charles Rennie Mackintosh.

Wed 29 Oct 2014 :: 6pm - 8pm

Margaret MacDonald and Her Influence on the Mackintosh Style

Location: The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NJ
Admission: FREE
Tickets: See the Lighthouse website for ticket details
Website: www.thelighthouse.co.uk

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A talk event looking at the work of Charles Rennie Mackintosh within the context of the greater Glasgow Style, including the Glasgow School and the predominance of influences such as the Celtic Revival, Arts and Crafts movement and Japonisme.

Wed 15 Oct 2014 :: 6pm - 8pm

Mackintosh Within the Context of The Glasgow Style

Location: The Lighthouse, Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NJ
Admission: FREE
Tickets: See the Lighthouse website for booking details
Website: www.thelighthouse.co.uk

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In collaboration with the List,The Lighthouse will open its doors for an evening of food, drinks, music and entertainment. See our website for details of talk events, bands and how to book your place.

Fri 24 Oct 2014 :: 6pm - 12pm

The Lighthouse Late

Location: The Lighthouse,Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture,11, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Admission: £15
Tickets: See the Lighthouse website for details
Website: www.thelighthouse.co.uk

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The Lighthouse will be running drop-in workshops for all ages. The workshops are inspired by the work and legacy of both Mr and Mrs Mackintosh.

Sat 18 and Sun 19 Oct 2014 :: 12 noon - 4pm

Mr and Mrs Mackintosh Workshop

Location: The Lighthouse,Scotland's Centre for Design and Architecture,11, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow G1 3NU
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Drop-in
Website: www.thelighthouse.co.uk

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This one day workshop,led by a professional artist, will use the fabulous walled garden, adjacent to the House, to inspire you to create botanical drawings and watercolours in the style of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. All materials and equipment are included in the course fee. Please bring a packed lunch.

Sat 18 Oct 2014 :: Design for a Plant Lover

Design for a Plant Lover

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: £30 pp
Tickets: online at www.houseforanartlover.co.uk/shop/tickets (where coures are listed alphabetically) or call 0141 353 4770/4776 during office hours.
Website: www.houseforanartlover.co.uk

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Enjoy a 7 course meal prepared by The Chefs Larder (twitter.com/TheChefsLarder) with accompanying wines in the stunning setting of The Music Room. 20% of the ticket sales shall be donated to The Mackintosh Building Fire Fund.

Wed 22 Oct 2014 :: 7pm

Pop-up Restaurant with The Chefs Larder at House for an Art Lover

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: £65
Tickets: Call 0141 353 4770
Website: www.houseforanartlover.co.uk

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The beauty of House for an Art Lover lies not only in the external character of the building and the sophistication of the interior but also in the story of how it came to be realised. From its original design by Mackintosh, dating to 1901, to its final realisation in 1996, it is clear how challenging it must have been to build House for an Art Lover. this is a unique opportunity to hear from three of the most significant contributors, Graeme Roxburgh, James Cosgrove and David Leslie as they give an unparalleled insight into the creation of House for an Art Lover. They, along with the late Andy MacMillan, transformed competition entry drawings into workable architectural plans and without them the house would never have been realised. Free event, includes a glass of wine.

Tue 21 Oct 2014 :: 7.15pm

The Story of House for an Art Lover

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Tickets must be booked in advance on 0141 353 4770
Website: www.houseforanartlover.co.uk

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Join Johnny Walker and go on a journey as Charles and Margaret did to Southern France.... Charles and Margaret first arrived in Roussillon in 1923. They stayed at a hotel in Amelie Les Bains and rented an old toll house, across the river, as a studio. For their first summer they moved down the coast and rented rooms in Collioure. What had started as a holiday became a permanent stay and this is where Charles and Margaret enjoyed some of their happiest times together... Come along to the House and join former UK Sommelier of the year, Johnny Walker, who has travelled the globe, including the South of France as a whisky and wine ambassador and who has also held top positions in some of the UK's leading hotels and restaurants for an entertaining afternoon getting to know Johnny and sampling some of the fabulous wines of the region.

Sun 19 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

“Mackintosh Country” Wine Tasting

Location: House for an Art Lover, 10 Dumbreck Road, Bellahouston Park, Glasgow G41 5BW
Admission: £15 pp
Tickets: Call 0141 353 4770  
Website: www.houseforanartlover.co.uk

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An opportunity to experience sublime classical repertoire in the remarkable acoustic and beautiful surroundings of Mackintosh's only built church.Frankfurt-based Gavin Brady joins Feargus in two colourful masterpieces for violin and piano. Part of a wider concert series featuring the highly talented musician Feargus Heatherington.

Thu 23 Oct 2014 :: 6.30pm (doors at 6pm)

Music Recital

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: £10/£7 Conc for children
Website: www.mackintosh.org.uk

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A site-specific ipad tour with with a haunting original score and stunning visuals, Alma Mater engages with themes of childhood and the coercive, civilising power of education. Individual audience members use portable screens to explore the school. In its pioneering form, the work makes the encounter with Mackintosh's architecture come to life, vividly evoking the unseen human dimension of the building.

Launching on Wed 1 Oct 2014 then throughout the Festival :: During building opening times

Alma Mater

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, 225, Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB
Admission: Free but safety deposit required
Tickets: Call 0141 287 0504 or email scotlandstreetbookings@glasgowlife.org.uk 
Website: www.fishandgame.org.uk

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Scotland Street School Museum will be sparkling with events related to light this month. From tours looking at Mackintosh's use of light around the building to craft sessions created to brighten up your day, there will be something for all ages.

Sat 4, 11, 18 & 25 Oct 2014 :: 2pm - 4pm

Let there be light!

Location: Scotland Street School Museum, 225, Scotland St, Glasgow G5 8QB
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Drop-in 
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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This exhibition includes a film showing the various stages of making gesso, culminating in Dai and Jenny Vaughan's Homage to The White Rose and the Red Rose gesso panel by Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. jenny now uses these techniques in other ways, including Tibetan Buddhist Tanka Paintings.

Wed 1 to Fri 31 October :: Mon to Sun: 1.30pm - 5.30pm

After Margaret - showing and using Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh’s gesso techniques

Location: The Hill House, 8 Upper Colquhoun Street, Helensburgh G84 9AJ
Admission: included in admission price - Adults: £10.50, Conc £7.50, Family: £24.50 (2 adults and up to 4 children, age 5-16); 1 parent family (1 adult and up to 4 children, age 5-16);£18
Website: www.nts.org.uk

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Within Garnethill's confined boundaries we spotlight the who pioneered European art movements, designed the banners for suffragette processions, created the first women's library in Scotland and made Garnethill into the most exciting cultural and multicultural hotspot in Glasgow. Garnethill is at the heart of Glasgow's City Centre but remains an unknown quarter for many. This walk takes in its grand tenements, painted gables, miniature park, synagogue and world acclaimed architectural triumphs. These and other landmarks help us to tell the stories of some of the most remarkable achievements of women in Glasgow's history.

Sat 11 Oct & Sun 26 Oct 2014 :: 2pm - 4pm

The Glasgow Girls of Garnethill - Women’s Heritage Walk by Glasgow Women’s Library

Location: Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landressy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP
Admission: £10
Tickets: Book online at http://womenslibrary.org.uk or in person at Glasgow Women's Library, 23 Landresy Street, Glasgow G40 1BP
Website: www.womenslibrary.org.uk

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As part of the Glad Academy's lecture programme and in conjunction with The Glad Cafe's "Fete de la France" weekend, Scotland's foremost art critic Roger Billcliffe will speak about the Mackintosh's life and work in the south of France.

Sun 12 Oct 2014 :: 4pm - 5pm

Mackintosh in Southern France

Location: The Glad Cafe, 1006a Pollokshaws Road, Shawlands, Glasgow G41 2HG
Admission: £5
Tickets: From the Glad Cafe or online at www.thegladcafe.co.uk/tickets.html 
Website: www.thegladcafe.co.uk

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Furniture, paintings, drawings and objects by Mackintosh and his contemporaries from private collections, not generally on view to the public, will be on display in the Lyon and Turnbull Glasgow office during this period following on from their J D Fergusson exhibition earlier in the year. There will be various talks and events scheduled throughout the month. For more information please contact Lina or James in our Glasgow office on 0141 333 1992 or Glasgow@lyonandturnbull.com

Tues 23 Sep - Fri 17 Oct 2014 :: Mon to Fri: 10am - 5pm

Mackintosh and his Contemporaries

Location: Lyon and Turnbull, 182 Bath Street, Glasgow, G2 4HG
Admission: Contribution to GSA fund
Tickets: Contact our Glasgow office
Website: www.lyonandturnbull.com

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Following the recent tragic fire at the Art School, Linda will be talking about the restoration of various original Mackintosh stained glass projects that she has been directly involved with since graduating from the Glasgow School of Art in 1983: House for an Art Lover, Glasgow School of Art, Willow Tea Rooms, Glasgow Museums and Art Galleries, and Windyhill House. Linda Cannon has been involved with various professional stained glass organisations since 1984. She is an Associate of the British Society of Master Glass Painters and for six years served on the Conservation Committee of the BSMGP, as Secretary and Accreditation Co-ordinator. Linda has served as Secretary of the Icon stained glass section and as member of the icon-PACR committee from 2003 - 2010.

Wed 15 Oct 2014 :: Mon to Fri 7pm - 9pm

Mackintosh Stained Glass

Location: GCHT Office, 54 Bell Street, Glasgow G1 1Q
Admission: FREE to GCHT friends/£5 donation
Tickets: Please book by contacting info@glasgowcityheritage.org.uk 
Website: www.glasgowheritage.org.uk

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Dress for the Weather will lead an architectural tour around the Glasgow Underground. Visiting a number of Mackintosh's key works and placing these in a historical context of the city as well as his own oeuvre. Join us for the full day where specialist tours will include House for an Art Lover, the Lighthouse and Scotland Street School Museum.

Sun 5, 12, 19, 26 Oct 2014 :: 10am - 4pm

Mackintosh Subway Tour

Location: Scotland Street School Museum and other Mackintosh venues
Admission: £10/£6 Conc
Tickets: www.dftw.co.uk/products
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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As part of our series of opportunities to experience a variety of musical forms in this atmospheric setting, we are pleased to present Bel Canto, the Edinburgh -based, 12 voice, a cappella group which specialises in the performance of choral music from the 15th and 16th centuries. The recital will consist of a selection of English and Scottish music from the Elizabethan/Jacobean periods, including music by Byrd and Tallis. The music will be interspersed with speciality selected readings.

Sun 26 Oct 2014 :: 6.30pm (doors at 6pm)

Bel Canto perform at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: £10/£7 Conc
Tickets: Online at Bookwhen/Mackintosh or by telephone on 0141 946 6600 or in person at Mackintosh Queen's Cross
Website: www.mackintosh.org.uk

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An Italian dinner, held within Mackintosh's atmospheric Queen's Cross building. Regional foods from the area Mackintosh visited on his formative sketching tour, are linked to tales from the trip, quotes from Mackintosh and images from Mackintosh's sketch books of the tour.

Sat 4 Oct 2014 (to celebrate the 41st anniversary of the founding of the Charles Rennie Mackintosh Society) :: 7pm

Mackintosh’s Italian Sketching Tour - Dinner

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: £25 pp/ includes Italian dinner
Tickets: Online at Bookwhen/Mackintosh or by telephone at 0141 946 6600, or in person at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.
Website: www.mackintosh.org.uk

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Here's a different way to experience this most atmospheric of buildings - a live music session - but this time it's more Rock than Rossini! Welcome to Croc Roc - whose music can be described as classic Rock and Pop and spans the years from 1958 to the present day, from Eddie Cochran to Snow Patrol by way of The Beatles, The Rolling Stones and Fleetwood Mac.

Fri 10 Oct 2014 :: 7.30pm (doors open 7.00pm)

Croc Roc Night at Mackintosh Queen’s Cross

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow G20 7EL
Admission: £12
Tickets: Tickets via www.bookwhen/mackintosh or by telephone at 0141 946 6600 or in person at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.
Website: www.mackintosh.org.uk

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The Glasgow School of Yarn is back! This annual event marks the fourth anniversary of the opening of The Yarn Cake, winner of the 2013 British Knitting Award for the best Scottish yarn shop. Join us for a marketplace featuring local independent dyers and makers, knitting and spinning workshops by a crack team of tutors, food and drink and more! More information at www.theyarncake.co.uk

Fri 17 & Sat 18 Oct 2014 :: Full day on both days

The Glasgow School of Yarn

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: Prices vary by workshop and entry, please see www.theyarncake.co.uk
Tickets: Online at www.theyarncake.co.uk
Website: www.theyarncake.co.uk

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The Scottish Mask and Puppet Centre with Banyan Theatre Company presents 'The Emperor's New Clothes' - A fun production of the classic tale from Ireland's famous puppeteers. Suitable for ages 3 to 103.

Tue 14 Oct 2014 :: 2pm

The Emperor’s New Clothes Puppet Show Fun for All the Family

Location: Mackintosh Queen's Cross, 870 Garscube Road, Glasgow, G20 7EL
Admission: Child £5.95, Adult:£6.50
Tickets: Online at www.bookwhen.com/mackintosh or by telephone on 0141 946 6600 or in person at Mackintosh Queen's Cross.
Website: www.mackintosh.org.uk

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An alternative take on life drawing! Our life model will be dressed in period costume, set against the backdrop of our inspirational Glasgow Style gallery. Participants will work in mixed media including gesso, embroidery and metal work, and incorporate these elements into their drawings. This class is led by an experienced tutor and is suitable for beginners and those with drawing experience.

Sat 18 Oct 2014 :: 11am - 4pm

Mixed Media Life Drawing

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Admission: £10 pp
Tickets: Please book in advance and pay on the day at our museum shop 
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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On Saturday we will be taking inspiration from our display of colourful glasswork to create decorated tealight holders. On Sunday, we'll be embellishing foil with beautiful designs and motifs and adding it to handmade cards. Suitable for families with children aged 7+

Sat 11 Oct 2014: Painted glass tealight holders Sun 12 Oct 2014: Handmade Cards with foil embelishment :: 2pm - 4pm

Glasgow Style Family Weekend

Location: Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, Argyle Street, Glasgow G3 8AG
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Drop-in
Website: www.glasgowmuseums.com

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'Mr Mac and Me' is set in Walberswick, Suffolk, at the outbreak of the First World War. It tells the story of young Thomas Maggs and his friendship with two newcomers, Charles Rennie Mackintosh and Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh. Esther Freud will read from her novel and describe how she was drawn to the story. Hunterian curator, Pamela Robertson, will give an illustrated presentation about the Mackintosh's and Walberswick.

Sun 12 Oct 2014 :: 2pm - 3.15pm

Book reading: Esther Freud ‘Mr Mac and Me’

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Tickets: Free - booking required, see the Hunterian website for details.
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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This new online tour takes you the length of Sauchiehall Street and highlights its rich diversity of buildings from the Victorian, Edwardian and Art Deco and modern eras, together with important works by Mackintosh and his immediate contemporaries.

Throughout October 2014 ::

Walking Tour: Sauchiehall Street - A Great Thoroughfare

Location: Accessible online
Admission: FREE
Website: www.sauchiehall.arts.gla.ac.uk

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Professor Pamela Robertson, The Hunerian: 'On the Drawing Board

Wed 1 Oct 2014 :: 1 - 1.15pm

Lunchtime Talks: ‘On the Drawing Board’

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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Dr Nicky Imrie: 'Mackintosh and Europe'

Wed 8 October 2014 :: 1 - 1.15pm

Lunchtime Talks: ‘Mackintosh and Europe’

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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Simon Green, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland 'John Keppie: Architect'

Wed 22 Oct 2014 :: 1 - 1.15pm

Lunchtime Talks: ‘John Keppie: Architect’

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

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Anne Ellis, former Property Representative, The Hill House, Helensburgh. 'The Hill House, living with a national treasure.

Wed 29 Oct 2014 :: 1 - 1.15pm

Lunchtime Talks: ‘The Hill House: Living with a National Treasure’

Location: Hunterian Art Gallery, University of Glasgow, 82 Hillhead Street, Glasgow G12 8QQ
Admission: FREE
Website: www.glasgow.ac.uk/hunterian

Creative Mackintosh festival 2014 programme

Throughout October 2014, the third annual Creative Mackintosh festival celebrates the creative achievements of Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Glasgow’s most famous architect, designer and artist.

October becomes ‘Mackintosh month’ as visitors and locals alike are invited to enjoy a programme of events with a focus on architecture, design, visual arts and crafts in the city where he lived and worked.

From Wednesday 1st to Friday 31st of October, over 30 different events and exhibitions will take place across the main Mackintosh attractions, buildings and collections in and around Glasgow.

From walks, workshops and exhibitions to performances and talks, events are designed for all ages, to appeal to those who know nothing about Mackintosh, as well as established aficionados. The programme will feature a range of formats with free exhibitions and workshops, ticketed tours and socialable evenings with food and drink.

Highlights include:

  • — A major exhibition on Mackintosh Architecture organised by the Hunterian - University of Glasgow, with a linked programme of talks, walks and events. A companion exhibition at the Willow Tea Rooms will offer afternoon tea with a talk on Mackintosh Architecture.
     
  • — Seven commissioned performances with live music and costumes inspired by Mackintosh’s paintings of southern France, designed by artist Alex Rigg of Oceanallover at seven Mackintosh attractions.
     
  • — Mackintosh Country winetasting with Johnny Walker at House for an Art Lover – exploring and tasting the wines of south west France where Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his wife Margaret MacDonald lived for the last years of their life.
     
  • — Mackintosh Drawings at Provands Lordship – an exhibition of drawings not generally on exhibition.
     
  • — Glasgow School of Yarn at the Mackintosh Church at Queens Cross - two full days of knitting, workshops, spinning, yarn market-place and workshops by leading designers and specialists.
     
  • — City Walking Tours of Charles Rennie Mackintosh and his contemporaries 'Glasgow Style' architecture in the city centre are offered by award-winning student guides from The Glasgow School of Art.