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Posted by Glasgow Restaurant Association on 07-09-2017

A PROGRAMME OF OVER 40 EVENTS CELEBRATING THE LIFE OF CHARLES RENNIE MACKINTOSH IS LAUNCHED FOR NEXT MONTH’S MACKINTOSH FESTIVAL

The programme for the sixth Mackintosh Festival has been launched and includes over 40 events, many of which are free, celebrating the life of architect Charles Rennie Mackintosh in and around Glasgow Mackintosh venues across the city and beyond.

The festival, which is organised by Glasgow Mackintosh, takes place every October and attracts over 100k visitors to our city each year. 

2017’s festival is warming up the city ahead of the year-long celebrations of the 150th anniversary of Mackintosh’s birth with a new exhibition at Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, opening in March 2018, and the opening of Mackintosh at The Willow in Sauchiehall Street on 7th June 2018 - CRM’s 150th birthday. 

Following on from last year’s very successful The Big Rose, Elisabeth Vigiue Culshaw is back with her stencils to create The Big Banner – a recreation of a banner designed by Charles Rennie Mackintosh for Kate Cranston’s Willow Tea Rooms in 1904. Elisabeth is working at various Glasgow Mackintosh venues across the month, and invites the public along to free and paid-for workshops to help her recreate the banner which will hang in The Lighthouse throughout the festival.

Glasgow Mackintosh is working with festival partners:  Glasgow Women’s Library who will host their Glasgow Girls of Garnethill walk; Glasgow Restaurant Association who are running ‘The Big Mack Dinearound’ in some of the city’s best restaurants; St Enoch Centre will host an exhibition of art work by secondary school pupils, part of an annual Glasgow Mackintosh art competition called ‘Mackintosh the Innovator’ and the annual photography competition with Glasgow Doors Open Day Festival which will see the winning photos on display online throughout the festival.

Commenting on the festival programme, Garry Sanderson, Treasurer of Glasgow Mackintosh, commented:  “This year’s festival is going to be a nice warm up for the city ahead of next year’s celebration of Mackintosh’s birth.  The festival is now in its sixth year and we have a fantastic programme of over 40 events lined up over the course of the month in Glasgow Mackintosh and partner venues.  Many of our events are free and we have something for all ages – including workshops, talks, tours, exhibitions and much more.  We look forward to welcoming you to the sixth Mackintosh Festival.”

For full information: www.glasgowmackintosh.com/festival


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