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Discover Scotland’s most influential creative figure

Discover Scotland’s most influential creative figure

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Now in its fourth year, The Mackintosh Festival takes place throughout October and celebrates the life of Charles Rennie Mackintosh.





During October there will be over 30 exhibitions, talks, tours, workshops and kids’ activities, many of which are free. There is a strong focus on social history in this year’s programme.

  • The Willow Tea Rooms present: Tea, Talk & Tour on Kate Cranston, her relationship with Mackintosh, and her part in the temperance and suffragette movements
  • Glasgow Women’s Library will run their ‘Glasgow Girls of Garnethill’ heritage walk
  • Revisiting Hous’hill at Glasgow Museums Resource Centre invites visitors to explore Hous’hill – the now derelict mansion which belonged to Kate Cranston
  • House for an Art Lover is hosting masterclasses in stenciling; decoupage and flower arranging – inspired by Mackintosh’s designs.
  • Dr Robyne Calvert from The Glasgow School of Art will discuss Mackintosh’s collaborations with his wife, the accomplished artist and designer, Margaret Macdonald at The Glad Café.
  • The Nature of Art Nouveau will have its UK Premiere at The Lighthouse. This exhibition invites visitors to explore nature’s temple, a world incorporating symbols, scientific discoveries and influences from faraway lands.
  • Peter Trowles, the GSA’s Mackintosh Curator and Brian Park from Page/Park – the team of architects who are restoring The Mack – are doing a talk on the challenges and opportunities of restoring The Mackintosh Building.


Ian Elder, Chair of Glasgow Mackintosh, said: “Following on from the success of last year’s month-long festival, we present a varied programme of over 30 events for our fourth Mackintosh Festival.With over a million visitors enjoying Mackintosh last year and over 100,000 people visiting our venues during Mackintosh Month, we are looking forward to welcoming to celebrating his life and genius at our venues.”

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